I wanna just explode over how embarrassing and pathetic this is, but most of you know how I feel about TPUSA so use your imagination. Nothing says worshipping Jesus and the need to live out the Word at the same conference you drag out a money cannon with Bang girls. https://t.co/20w9ioHyas— Curtis Houck (@CurtisHouck) December 20, 2020
I was going to write a big article called Why White Nationalism Failed tonight.
It occurs to me though that this is the rule. I could write the same article and call it Why The Religious Right Failed or Why Paleoconservatism Failed or Why The Tea Party Failed or Why The Alt-Right Failed. An article on Why MAGA Failed or Why The Dissident Right Failed wouldn’t be any different. All of these movements failed for the same fundamental reason. It is due to the structure of the Right.
All of these various movements were sucked into the orbit of the GOP.
The party is institutionally dominated by the Core Conservatives or Free Marketeers who control the messaging of the party and its policy agenda. Republican donors also purchase the policy agenda and vet candidates. Essentially what happens is that the GOP harnesses endless rounds of backlash politics to vacuum up these other groups who then elevate Free Marketeers into power.
All the various causes which animate these various subordinate groups are drained of their energy while their agenda goes nowhere. Religious Right and White Nationalist voters with racial and cultural grievances are inputs. Corporate tax cuts and deregulation are outputs. At the end of the day, the donor class and the Core Conservatives always get what they want and the other groups are left with tweets or token gestures or a pat on the head. Performance art politics is used to manage them.
The same is true of Southern Nationalism. It can’t gain traction because Southerners have been sucked into the GOP and deracinated by it. Southern Nationalists themselves are also caught up in these elections like Charlie Brown trying to kick the football. The Republican Party is useless for doing anything whether it is conserving the Mississippi State Flag, Confederate monuments, the grave of Nathan Bedford Forrest, the Robert E. Lee monument in the Capitol that was removed last night, etc. If these people can’t even win small victories on heritage, do you think they are going to secede from the Union?
This is all you are getting from the True Cons who control the GOP. Think of the amount of time, energy, money and effort that has been expended for decades on trying to change or reform the GOP and reflect on the fact that it thinks so little of you that you are only worth $600 to them.
Note: As for the idiots above who are ready to fight for the GOP, they are entirely on their own. They have zero institutional support. In fact, the party insisted that Trump “disavow” them.