- Racists of various stripes and those who were birthers, in particular.
- Xenophobes who hate foreigners and Hispanics, in particular.
- Rush Limbaugh fans who hate his designated “feminazis” and Hillary Clinton, in particular.
- The intolerant fraidy cats who live in fear all Muslims.
Friday, May 06, 2016
In 2016 what is a Republican?
Gary Johnson used to be a Republican when he was governor of New Mexico (1995-2003). Now he's a Libertarian. No doubt, for obvious reasons, this year other Republicans will consider following his example. Some will vote for Johnson. Nobody knows how many.
After all, what is a Republican in 2016? Today some of the anti-liberals who used to be willing to stand shoulder to shoulder under Ronald Reagan's “big tent” aren't singing in harmony.
So, how many Libertarian-leaning Republicans will support their presumptive nominee, Donald Trump? How many Christian conservatives will support Trump? How many ultra right-wing ideologues and neoconservatives will support Trump? Can the establishment business wing of the party comfortably support Trump?
As the GOP's convention draws nearer (July 18-21), we'll see. Meanwhile, here's a short list of those groups that will gladly support Trump:
-- Words and art by F.T. Rea