By Hunter Wallace
In The Atlantic, David Frum has written a fairly good analysis of why Conservatism, Inc. just doesn’t get it:
“The angriest and most pessimistic people in America aren’t the hipster protesters who flitted in and out of Occupy Wall Street. They aren’t the hashtavists of #BlackLivesMatter. They aren’t the remnants of the American labor movement or the savvy young dreamers who confront politicians with their American accents and un-American legal status.
The angriest and most pessimistic people in America are the people we used to call Middle Americans. Middle-class and middle-aged; not rich and not poor; people who are irked when asked to press 1 for English, and who wonder how white male became an accusation rather than a description. …”
If the GOP elite is going to continue cucking the conservative base in the 21st century, at a bare minimum it is going to have to concede the immigration issue as Ted Cruz has done. Frum is also right that Mitt Romney’s position on immigration – which he “pivoted” away from in the general election – is also the only reason he performed as well as he did in the primary and with White voters in the 2012 election.
Personally, I have no interest in being on Cruz Control. If Trump loses the Republican primary, I couldn’t care less who wins the 2016 election. I’m not even thrilled with Trump, but at least he raises some other issues like trade, political correctness, and disastrous foreign wars and avoids insufferable Republican boilerplate. He doesn’t go nearly as far as I would like, but every other candidate is unacceptable.
Note: The alt right is more interested in Trump as a wrecking ball than being accepted into the Republican fold. Speaking for myself, I genuinely despise the liberalism that masquerades as “conservatism” in the United States.