The GOP use to hold the mantle of America’s conservative party….that is until the slow rise of the Tea Party and then the election of Donald Trump…..the GOP has become the party of Trump and flies in the face of conservatism.
To keep it simple…..Generally believe in personal responsibility, limited government, free markets, individual liberty, traditional American values and a strong national defense. Also believe the role of government should be to provide people the freedom necessary to pursue their own goal.
So with that simple explanation we see that Trump flies in the face of American conservatism.
But if you need more conservatism to test my premise then this may be of assistance….https://kirkcenter.org/conservatism/ten-conservative-principles/
Next, do we truly want a true conservative party?
We already have a damn good conservative party…..it is called Democrats.
I have been saying that for years…ever since the Reagan years because the Dems turned Right and got worse under Clinton.
I found a great article that explains it better than I can (I tend to get emotional when trying to explain this)
I used to be cautious about making predictions. This is partly because history is a complex, open system and predictions almost always come to grief in some important detail. It is also hard to take seriously the Chris Matthews school of punditry: make a series of wild predictions. Supposedly, everyone will forget the clangers, but if you luck into a correct one, the chattering classes will hail you as the next Nostradamus.
Nevertheless, I will now venture one categorical prediction that seems to run counter to the Deep Thoughts of some in the political class.
The Republican Party, with or without Donald Trump, will not factionalize, and—apart from a few marginal figures whom the media will falsely proclaim as the future of the GOP —will remain overwhelmingly united behind its present ideology and be competitive in national, state, and local elections.
What’s more, the “principled conservatives” that the press rhapsodizes over couldn’t fill a phone booth relative to the 74 million Americans who voted for Trump (the most any presidential candidate in history has ever received apart from Joe Biden), and the millions in state races who robotically pulled the lever for toxic imbeciles like Tommy Tuberville, or saturnine villains like Mitch McConnell. The disaffected few just might form a third party, but it will be an insignificant factor, like the Vegetarian Party or Kanye West’s recent attempt at being elected as our singing Messiah.
Since we already have a slow mind of conservatism then I believe it is time for a long needed Left party.
The Dems will never come around to progressivism because the party is owned lock, stock and barrel by the wealthy industrialists.
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