Nick claims “We don’t have time for third parties.” Paleo’s were saying that 25 years ago. It was Whites who threw Trump out. BTW, White indies (who decide elections) are not going to follow Nick into anything. It’s a college Republican movement. It doesn’t represent us. https://t.co/uGFMFwSHzB— Ulfric 5% (@Ulfric74) November 24, 2020
Union men. Electricians that work in power plants. Men who are pipe-fitters. They are not following Nick and his merry band of college Republicans. They will never gain any traction into the rust belt which is the ONLY path for the GOP to win national elections.— Ulfric 5% (@Ulfric74) November 24, 2020
Trump was able to pull it off because he presented himself as a slick rogue billionaire who was able to connect with the working class men who are fed up with being neglected by the coalition of the woke. Those were the same guys who threw Trump out once he became a Conservative.— Ulfric 5% (@Ulfric74) November 24, 2020
As I explained on The Stark Truth, Nick Fuentes and the Groyper movement or the “Dissident Right” or America First movement identify as paleoconservatives. They see themselves as bitterly at odds with Charlie Kirk and Ben Shapiro, Conservatism, Inc. and wignats.
Who are these people?
The Right is divided into four groups.
Charlie Kirk and Ben Shapiro represent Core Conservatives. The Alt-Lite represent New Era Enterprisers. The Wignats represent Market Skeptic Republicans. The Groypers represent Country First Conservatives. The bitter AmNat vs. Wignat divide reflects different stratums of the electorate.
Country First Conservatives are far more supportive of Donald Trump, far more supportive of free-market capitalism, more focused on immigration and trade and dramatically more focused on social conservatism. Groypers are more traditional paleoconservatives and Republican voters.
These people are dramatically more invested in Donald Trump’s personality cult who was already far more unpopular with Market Skeptic Republicans in 2017. The term “wignat” was created in late 2017 to disparage Alt-Right voters who were souring on Trump’s shift to the Right.
Groypers have a far more negative view of scientists:
Country First Conservatives are 6% of the adult population.
Core Conservatives and Country First Conservatives are the two core Republican constituencies. The moderates are the Market Skeptic Republicans and the New Era Enterprisers. The former are populists and nationalists. The latter are cultural libertarians like MILO and Lady MAGA.
The “Dissident Right” are paleocons.
As paleocons, they are conservatives and a core Republican constituency. They are “dissidents” in the sense that other Republicans like Charlie Kirk and Ben Shapiro look down on them and police them. They are the smallest faction of the “Alt-Right coalition” which broke down in 2017.
Note: Donald Trump’s coalition shrank between 2016 and 2020. The “Dissident Right,” losing the Rust Belt and Trump’s consolidation of the Right and greater appeal to conservatives and Republicans and his diminished appeal to Independent and Moderate voters reflects this shift.