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October 04, 2019

Absolute Shock CNN Poll: It's not the "True Cons" of the Republican Party Who Are NeverTrump, It Is the Moderate/Left Wing of the GOP That Is NeverTrump

But how could this be?

I have been repeatedly assured by the NeverTrumpers -- all of whom are urban professionals with strong liberal sympathies and leanings -- that they are in fact not liberal-leaning at all, but in fact the very Truest of all True Conservatives.

And yet here's a CNN poll showing that almost everyone in the GOP who is anti-Trump or "NeverTrump" hails from the... left of the party.

I... I don't understand it. It's as if the NeverTrumpers, the same people who lied endlessly about their actual preferred candidate in 2016, are still lying about their actual politics.

It's as if a rump of connected-to-corporate-money liberals has been tricking and conning the actual conservative base of the party into supporting a soft liberal rule for decades, and that this cohort -- which is no more than 25% of the party, tops -- is now angry that they have been found out and ejected from their position of Minority Rule.

And yet, that's what the Science (TM) says:

But CNN/SSRS polling in September suggests that Trump should be more worried about a part of the Republican Party that gets less notoriety: the more moderate part. This part of the party won't play a large role in impeachment proceedings, but their feelings toward impeachment and Trump in general could hurt his re-election bid.

The yearning for impeachment and removing Trump from office has risen significantly among moderate and liberal potential Republicans (i.e. Republicans and Republican leaning independents). Nearly a third of moderate/liberal potential Republicans in our latest CNN poll said they wanted Trump impeached and removed last week, while about two-thirds didn't want that. Back in late May, the split was 16% for impeachment and removal and 81% against it. This is statistically significant movement.

The seeming shift of this moderate/liberal potential Republican bloc shouldn't be too surprising, given what a different CNN poll found in early September. In that poll, 25% of moderate/liberal potential Republicans disapproved of the job Trump was doing as president. Only 69% approved. Trump's job approval ratings with this moderate/liberal Republican bloc looks like the percentage who want him impeached and removed from office.

This is why anyone who's serious about border/immigration enforcement cannot be called "very conservative" on this issue by this group of well-heeled urban liberals -- that would make them liberals on this issue, which they are, but they want to lie and continue misrepresenting themselves as the very ne plus ultra of conservatism.

So they brand a position of actual border enforcement/immigration law enforcement as "Nativist" or "Nationalist" or even "Racist" -- anything except that which it is, conservative, because if they're compelled to admit that they're a cadre of unreformed paleoliberals tracing their political ancestry to the Nelson Rockefeller liberal wing of the party, and then the liberal saboteurs in the Reagan Administration, and then the liberal tax-raisers of the Bush the Elder administration, conservatives just might start wondering why they're allowing control of the "conservative" media and the Republican Party itself to remain in the hands of people who are not conservative, but merely wealthy Democrats who want to fight for the freedoms of corporations.


I suppose that this is why the Conservative Inc. fellows were so sure that Trump was just giving lip-service to the conservative beliefs and that he was merely a con-man who would betray the Right when he got into office.

Because that is what they do and he was stealing their grift.

Posted by: Mikey NTH - It Is Never Time to Eat The Babies at The Outrage Outlet!

Hey, they worked years perfecting that grift.

67 I'm not that far right--but I am a vocal advocate for the social right, all the same--and I got the idea that the middle-right has been "farming" the right for years.

And I think this cinches it.
Posted by: Axeman

I'm not really that far right either, but I am a believer in, get this, representative political democracy, and I believe that a majority conservative party should have, get this, majority conservative representation in political office, bureaucracy, think tanks, and media.

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