Conservatives Failed Donald Trump’s Supporters

Michael Brendan Dougherty:

“Get a job, you racists, and stop playing the victim! Don’t you remember the ’80s?”

Does that sound like a successful political program to you? Does it sound like an adequate response when perhaps one-fourth or more of your party’s voters are staging a minor revolt? Of course not. And yet, that is effectively the message the Republican elite is delivering to Donald Trump’s disaffected white working-class supporters.

I recently suggested that the Republican Party, and the conservative movement, offer next to nothing to working-class Trump supporters. There are no obvious conservative policies that will generate the sort of growth needed to raise the standard of living for these working-class voters. Instead, the GOP’s Powers That Be make a great show of obedience and deference to the center-right donor class, even when that donor class’ preferred policies — endless war, unlimited immigration, and slashing tax burdens on the wealthy — have almost no relation to conservative ideas or even popular opinion. …”

Dougherty is the only conservative columnist that I have seen anywhere who seems to have a clue about what is motivating Trump’s supporters. This is undoubtedly due to his familiarity with Pat Buchanan and Sam Francis.

Tom Nichols:

“I blame a lot of people for Donald Trump. (Mostly, I blame Donald Trump.) “Trumpism,” insofar as we can call it a movement, is the product of many social forces. Some of the anger that propels Trump is a reaction to political correctness and elitist condescension; some an irrational, even racist, fear of changing demographics; some understandable rage at the painful and disparate impact of globalization. And some of it is just the lousy luck that 16 other Republicans, including a batch of no-hopers, all decided to run when Trump did.

But look past Trump’s public monkeyshines, and find one emotion that especially motivates his supporters: envy. Or, to use a more evocative French term, it is ressentiment, the need to blame others for one’s own frustration and circumstances. …”

Liberals are motivated by envy.

I’m probably the least envious person you will ever meet. I’m not motivated by money. Believe me, there is NO MONEY in advocating populism and nationalism online under your real name. The only thing I care about is what kind of world will be left behind to my descendants. Nichols doesn’t have a clue. The people who are motivated by financial considerations write for mainstream conservative websites.

Charles Murray:

“But the central truth of Trumpism as a phenomenon is that the entire American working class has legitimate reasons to be angry at the ruling class. During the past half-century of economic growth, virtually none of the rewards have gone to the working class. The economists can supply caveats and refinements to that statement, but the bottom line is stark: The real family income of people in the bottom half of the income distribution hasn’t increased since the late 1960s.

During the same half-century, American corporations exported millions of manufacturing jobs, which were among the best-paying working-class jobs. They were and are predominantly men’s jobs. In both 1968 and 2015, 70% of manufacturing jobs were held by males.

During the same half-century, the federal government allowed the immigration, legal and illegal, of tens of millions of competitors for the remaining working-class jobs. Apart from agriculture, many of those jobs involve the construction trades or crafts. They too were and are predominantly men’s jobs: 77% in 1968 and 84% in 2015.”

Like other mainstream conservatives, Murray is incapable of admitting this is the inevitable result of conservative policies enacted for the benefit of the Republican donor class.

Rachel Lu:

“Anti-anti-Trumpism presents itself as a measured, circumspect attempt to include an underrepresented perspective in the conservative conversation. In reality, a lot of it looks like wallowing. This isn’t to say that the white middle class doesn’t have real grievances, or that we shouldn’t attend to them. They do, and we should. At the moment, though, Trump’s staunchest supporters are standing with pitchforks and torches around a party wherein strands of conservative thought were actually beginning to flourish. They’re clearly in no mood to talk, and their less committed brethren seem to be lingering at the outskirts primarily because they are attracted to Trump’s facade of strength. Why would we respond to that with self-flagellation and shamefaced offers to negotiate? If voters are craving leadership, simpering apologies will not win them back. …

We can see the swirling nativism that underscores Trump’s rhetoric and animates many of his supporters. As a man, Trump is a disgrace to our national politics. We damage our credibility when we try to cast Trumpism as righteous, or possessed of deep insight.”

Screaming “nativist” and “racist” at Trump supporters illustrates that the only thing these people understand is power. They must be taught a lesson. Otherwise, they will carry on as if nothing had happened which is what they did after Buchanan and Ron Paul were defeated.

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    • Perfectly stated, Todd- because, those elected said one thing and did another; and that can only be considered a betrayal.

  1. Changing my party affiliation from independent to republican as I type this so I can vote for Trump in the Florida primary.

    Fuck those people.

    • I hope you really are doing it RIGHT NOW my friend; today’s the final day to register if you want to vote in the Florida primary, as I’m sure you are aware. Hail Victory!

    • I believe there is a rule that if it is not done well before the actual primary (a good number of days, perhaps 60 or even 90 days), you can change your party affiliation and vote but the vote will not count. Look into it. Your effort may be futile.

  2. The Conservatives have failed our people because of the word Tolerance. The Conservatives have wanted the conservation of our society. However our traditions and morals have been removed in the name of liberalism. The Conservatives should have been extremely revolutionary in approach and had no Tolerance. Seems it’s us Nationalists who continue in true spirit for the survival of our People. Deo Vindice !

    • I agree, Mr. Pace, but, I believe Conservative have failed for a a variety of other reasons, as well.

      Tolerance, greed, universalism, globalism, multi-culturalism, vanity, progressivism, secular humanitarianism etc…

  3. Apart from Dougherty their contempt for working class Whites is palpable. Trump is laying bare the phoniness and hypocrisy of cuckservatives, with all their “conservative principles” and “compassion”, none of which is reserved for White folks.

  4. Trump’s support is from many demographics. Men, women, White, others, rich and not so rich, blue-collar, white-collar We need to destroy the lie that this is just”angry White men”. This is everybody! (Although Angry White Men is a great thing too)

      • Limbaugh is playing both sides, as always. Don’t forget he earns his money from Jews. He is motivated by a very high salary, not much else.

        • Agree he is. He wants to preserve cuckservatism like Frum does. They are warning cuckdom what is coming – but it falls on deaf ears due to their hubris.

        • Dear Ronnie,
          I thank you for you thoughts. I do not doubt that Mr. Limbaugh is ambitious, and that he is an entertainer, of an unusual ilk. Further, I do not doubt that Jews are among those who enjoy him and who subsidize.
          That said, after listening to him since the late 80s, I think Mr. Limbaugh is a sincere and principled constitutional conservative; and that, like Thomas Jefferson, Jesse Helms, Jefferson Davis, Pat Buchanan, George Washington, Strom Thurmond, or Robert E. Lee, it has absolutely nothing to do with Jews, any more than your thinking is due to Jewish influence.

          Top of the evening to you, Good Fellow.

  5. Conservatives (those who respect for the Constitution and governmental limits) have not only failed White America, they have failed all of America – for refusing to promulgate and pursue policies that were conservative.

    There seems a huge gulf being preaching conservatism and practicing it.

  6. I just voted for Donald J Trump in the Texas primary. There was a host of voters despite it being early voting.

    The only candidate with a ground game was Bernie Sanders. Why does DJT not secure a ground game? It’s almost as if he is hijacking the preexisting energy of a movement: will there be more, or less, energy in the movement when this is over?

  7. The Republican establishment is as worthless as tits on a boar hog- we ought to start calling them Boar Hog Republicans!

  8. The Cuck writers must shitting in their pants. Stop and think about their position for a minute. If the Republican party is taken over by average people why would the donor class need them? Why pay for all these think tanks? Why subsidize National Review? It would just be throwing good money away to give it to these ineffectual people. They’ll then be in the same position everyone else is. Scrambling to keep their head above water.

    If I were a wealthy man I would find where the 100 biggest cuck propagandist lived. Buy all four houses around theirs and fill them with illegal aliens and section 8’s. I’d make sure that all the entrance ways to the community had quotes from the cuck writers about compassion and the inevitability of aliens quoted by them on large billboards so all their neighbors would know exactly who it was that prompted the new neighbors to be in their neighborhood.

  9. A fear of changing demographics is “racist”?


    Sez who and since when?

    At what point did White people become no longer entitled to the country founded by their ancestors. Fought and sacrificed for by their ancestors. Built up and made prosperous by their ancestors.

    White ancestors did all of the heavy lifting, and now their descendants are racist for not stepping aside and letting 3rd world heathen take over the place.

    Egads, but what evil is this!

    • We should be afraid of changing demographics. Look at the damage that’s been done and we are still the majority. Of course, some “white” groups that were let in before 1965 have done the most damage. You know, that demonic tribe that pretends they’re something else. The one that tells the really, really, really big lies.

  10. These bastards can all GO TO HELL. I’m voting for Trump, so that my children’s children can once again live in a Free, WHITE Nation.

    Racism? You have NO Idea. GOD IS A RACIST.

    ” You only have I known of all the families of the earth.” – Amos 3;2
    “My sons, do not neglect your duties any longer! The LORD has chosen you to stand in his presence, to minister to him, and to lead the people in worship and present offerings to him.” – 2 Chron. 29:11
    “(Lo! the Lord hath chosen thee today, that thou be a special people to him, as he hath promised thee, and also that thou obey all his commandments;)” – Deut. 26:18
    “For the LORD hath chosen Zion; he hath desired it for his habitation.” – Ps. 132:13

    For the Church is Israel now, and Christendom is His Footstool!

    “Woe to those who call evil good, and good evil; Who substitute darkness for light and light for darkness; Who substitute bitter for sweet and sweet for bitter! 21Woe to those who are wise in their own eyes And clever in their own sight!…- Is.5:20-21
    “‘These people honor me with their lips, but their hearts are far from me.” – Matt. 15:8

    ARE YOU LISTENING, RAFAEL CRUZ, you illegal alien marrano POS?

    Trump, 2016.
    GOD wills it.

    “See ye him whom the Lord hath chosen, that there is none like him among all the people? And all the people shouted, and said, God save the king.” -I Sam. 10:24

    • Limbaugh, like Beck, is controlled opposition. These people sell their souls for moolah. Their sponsors must have called them and warned them….. if that was even necessary????

  11. I’m sick and tired of voting and pretending it changes anything. I haven’t voted since that idiot McCain trashed his own VP Sarah Palin for saying Obama wasn’t an American. Yeah no thank you, go back to Hanoi and sell out America there like you did the last time McCain! Mitt Romney was the Mormon version of Dr Mobogo. This isn’t even funny anymore. How do you like your Voodoo medicine? Is it all you hoped for? The Founding Fathers didn’t vote out King George III and elect George Washington. If you want freedom you have to fight for it. Call me when you’re ready to fight. I’m through playing around.

    • It was too late to send McCain back to Vietnam since they are less commie than we are.

      And if you read some history, we kind of got screwed by that whole ‘Constitution’ thing. Let us not forget George led a national army to put down a tax rebellion. New boss same as old boss.

  12. I agree that a total loss of political power is the only way to deal with these people.

    What is a guy like Nichols going to do when he is just another faggot no one cares about or listens to? Actually that is what he is now but he thinks he is important because he thinks he is part of some elite.

    Trump is a real elite.

  13. Sir,
    Today was the day Rush Limbaugh started actively campaigning for Ted Cruz – he devoting a large amount of his program to Senator Cruz’s issues and appearances.
    While I am sure it will not affect Trump supporters, I wonder if it will affect those of others, or as of yet unaligned?

    I still stand by my prediction:

    TRUMP 32

    CRUZ 27

    • NikolaiLeskov
      ‘Today was the day Rush Limbaugh started actively campaigning for Ted Cruz’

      He’s been in the Cruz camp for quite some time, actually.

      • Yes, Sam, you are right. That said, he has not been campaigning actively on his show for him. Much of today was devoted to that alone.

        All the best.

  14. Limbaugh’s Cuban Pool Boy ‘ the full throated conservative’ plays the race card.

    Marco Rubio Says Cops Racist Against Blacks & He, Too Has Felt ‘Sting of Racism’

    In a CNN townhall, Sen. Marco Rubio may have raised eyebrows by siding with the common progressive claim that systemic racism in America’s police departments is victimizing black Americans.

  15. It is Donald Trump’s Supporters who are the real National Disgrace! What a bunch of dim-witted Losers. People like that are the reason why it’s No Go!

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