We are a commune of inquiring, skeptical, politically centrist, capitalist, anglophile, traditionalist New England Yankee humans, humanoids, and animals with many interests beyond and above politics. Each of us has had a high-school education (or GED), but all had ADD so didn't pay attention very well, especially the dogs. Each one of us does "try my best to be just like I am," and none of us enjoys working for others, including for Maggie, from whom we receive neither a nickel nor a dime. Freedom from nags, cranks, government, do-gooders, control-freaks and idiots is all that we ask for.
The Republican Party’s prior role was to slow down the inevitable trajectory to European socialism, the end of American exceptionalism, and homogenized globalized culture. Losing nobly in national elections was one way of keeping one’s dignity, weepy wounded-fawn style, while the progressive historical arc kept bending to our collective future. Rolling one’s eyes on Sunday talk shows as a progressive outlined the next unhinged agenda was proof of tough resistance.
Like it or not, now lines are drawn. Trump so unhinged the Left that it finally tore off its occasional veneer of moderation, and showed us what progressives had in store for America...
They intend to rule over us. This is the number one reason they MUST have gun control. You cannot rule over a armed populace. The left wants serfs not citizens. And I think they are going to win this without so much as a whimper from the right.
Stay strong and do not concede one inch. Finally, we have a person in the presidency who knows how to run a huge organization, but is stuck with an enormous bureaucracy dedicated to insuring their lifetime positions at any cost, including the demise of all Trump supporters.
Robert Lewis Dabney wrote of this in 1897. And was spot on. Charles Murray used data in June 2016 writing at AEI in a plea for Republicans to vote for Hillary. Excepting Reagan, he said, having a Republican as president hasn't made much difference in the last 50 or so years.
Northern conservatism. This is a party which never conserves anything. Its history has been that it demurs to each aggression of the progressive party, and aims to save its credit by a respectable amount of growling, but always acquiesces at last in the innovation.