The Peasants Are Revolting


A conservative is someone who stands athwart history, yelling Stop, at a time when no one is inclined to do so, or to have much patience with those who so urge it. – William F. Buckley

This guy gets it:

A right-wing revolt against Trump? Dream on. Conservatives never truly spoke for the Republican Party rank-and-file

Despite firing every weapon in their arsenal, the conservative pundit class failed to thwart Donald Trump’s conquest of the Republican Party. They, and especially those who carried the banner of #NeverTrump during the final months of the GOP primaries, face a dilemma: Get behind Trump, hoping to defeat Hillary Clinton and at least wield some influence in Washington, sit out the election (or even support Clinton) — or break with the GOP and back a third-party candidate.

Although it is late in the year to organize a new campaign without an existing party’s label, conservatives like Bill Kristol are actively pitching the idea. Such an effort would be a total fiasco for conservatives.

No matter the candidate, a third-party presidential nominee dedicated to conservative purity would be an absolute electoral failure.

Conservative elites, who speak for some number of principled Republicans, despise Trump because he is not a “true conservative.” They are right about that; he is not really a conservative.

But they are wrong to believe this represents a major electoral problem for him.

To be a true, unpolluted conservative in America today, one must be a free-market purist, a believer in limited government, a cultural traditionalist and a superhawk on foreign affairs. Never mind that these principles are only loosely connected. And forget that the conservative intellectual movement was an ideological marriage of convenience based on the sociopolitical circumstances of the early Cold War. The important point now is that Trump is not sincerely attached to those positions.

To conservative elites, that’s apostasy; these core principles are supposed to be nonnegotiable.

What they miss is that, while Trump is not a consistent conservative, neither is your average Republican voter. When it comes to actual policy preferences, Trump’s nativism and economic populism are a much better match for rank-and-file Republicans than the “Jack Kemp model” of Republicanism promoted by Paul Ryan and The Wall Street Journal.

Donald Trump and Scottish government butt heads about windfarm
If we look at what Republicans in the electorate actually tell pollsters, we cannot miss the disconnect between what the GOP has been selling for years and what GOP voters have been champing at the bit to buy.

A quick review of the 2012 National Election Study, a joint project of Stanford and the University of Michigan, demonstrates this. The Republican rank and file are not opposed to new taxes on high earners (62% supported tax increases on millionaires); fewer than one in 10 wanted to cut spending on Social Security; 63% supported restrictions on foreign imports.

On social issues, Republican voters are also more moderate than the conservative elites that claim to speak for them. In 2012, fewer than one in five Republicans nationwide wanted to ban abortion in all circumstances. A majority of Republicans favored legal recognition for same-sex couples.

The conservative movement’s takeover of the Republican Party — begun by Barry Goldwater and completed by Ronald Reagan — was an impressive tactical victory. However, the movement never convinced regular voters of the wisdom of its anti-government message.

The problem with purity policing (for both left and right) is it moves the parties towards the ends of the Bell Curve, but most of the votes are in the radical middle. The secret to winning national elections is that the party that captures the middle wins.

Macy’s was founded in 1858 and currently has 789 stores. Their target market is the upper end of the income scale. They are also famous for their annual Thanksgiving Day Parade.

Walmart was founded in 1962 and currently has 11,527 stores. Their target market is everybody. They don’t have a parade, but they are famous for their “Black Friday” sales.

A face in need of a fist


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82 Responses to The Peasants Are Revolting

  1. Myiq2xu™ says:

    It’s time for my nap, but the SF Giants game is just starting.

  2. Myiq2xu™ says:


    While an invited speaker was harassed and harangued by protesters, DePaul administrators cowered indecisively in a corner. Faced with a serious challenge to first-amendment rights on their campus, they were visibly frightened of confronting the protesters, who tied themselves to the”Black Lives Matter” movement.

    Administrators had fought against hosting the conservative event for over three months. As they watched the event unravel, they seemed almost relieved to see the radical protesters fulfill their wishes. The rights implications were utterly lost on them. All they wanted was a nice, quiet, homogeneously-thinking campus.

    Only days before the event, administrators had demanded that DePaul College Republicans, the club that hosted the event, pay hundreds of extra dollars in security costs. This was a clear breach of contract, but the organizers paid the fee under threat of cancellation. Yet, after ordering a dozen security officers, the administrators prevented them from restoring order, forcing them to stand down.

    I talked to a few of the dozen Chicago police officers eventually called into the building, and they were irate. They were well-trained, and well-equipped to handle scenarios such as this. They wanted to do their job, and remove the protesters, but administrators demanded they stand passively and watch. Once again, violence prevailed over free speech on a liberal college campus, and the administration was 100% complicit.

    • DeniseVB says:

      Another school to cross off for applying to or hiring from. Milo should hire giant black biker dudes to stand near the stage. Would love to see some punk ass rush the stage then …. Smash !

      • leslie says:

        I sent DePaul an angry, but controlled email saying basically the same thing. I would discourage any member of my family from attending DePaul and I would never contribute anything to any event or project that DePaul was a part of.

  3. Myiq2xu™ says:

  4. Myiq2xu™ says:

    • blowme0bama says:

      “We’re too dumb to know that we shouldn’t like Trump”. Exh. “A” in the disconnect between the punditry and everyone else.

    • Lulu says:

      I think smarmy psych guy got it backwards. The elites have the DK Effect and the prime example is Obama. We NEED better and smarter elites. The ones we have are exceptionally shitty. If you look at the intense face of that boy, young man really, is that the face of a moron? No it isn’t. He may be unschooled, inexperienced, disadvantaged but he is no fool. That is the face the elites are afraid of.

      • 49erDweet says:

        “We need better and smarter elites”. ROFLALALAL. ^^that^^ Because of them, “graduated from university” has lost its lustre.

  5. WMCB says:

    Trump is evidently in “No Fucks Given” mode in Anaheim today. Love it.

  6. 49erDweet says:

    OT. Hillary in Salinas today will be “making a speech” shortly. LOL Why does this local TV news “special” merely talk about the number of viewers waiting in line to see her? Don’t they have – like – CAMERAS?

  7. blowme0bama says:

    Couple of weeks back the Wife and I took a road trip to spend the weekend with her Dad and Stepmom. Her Dad had been an estab GOP insider on the state level in Louisiana. The man is *painfully* genteel. Consequently, I believe he lets his wife, in a way, speak for him on some of the matters which he doesn’t care to tread on until he finds where your mind is at.

    Trump of course came up. The first time was at lunch, when the stepmom presented an exasperated look and said something to the effect, “I can’t believe, those two are the only choice this Country could come up with”. I commented that, “people are mad. People are very mad at DC. They give them the house in 2012 and senate in 2014, and they haven’t stopped Obama from doing anything”. A short silence at the table then stepmom changed the subject to something else.

    Late that evening before supper, after everyone had had a few drinks, I believe they had some news program on and Trump was being featured on the spot. Stepmom rolled her eyes to the heavens and slapped both hands against the sides of her face, saying: “I can’t believe that man is going represent the Republicans”. Dad was silent. I commented, “immigration is the no. 1 issue driving everything. If you fix immigration, a lot of other things are helped out at least a little bit. There are people who are never going to debug software or write computer code, and there HAS to be something for them to do to earn a living. If you bring some manufacturing back, it gives them an opportunity to have some self pride.” She said, “they could have had Marco Rubio”. I said, emphatically, “that guy is the biggest phony of the bunch”. She responded, “I don’t think he’s a phony, but I think he got bad advise from people who had more experience than he did”. Her second choice was Kasich. I’m sitting here realizing these must be the only people in the world that actually like John Fing Kasich. Sensing what I’m dealing with here, I felt I needed to put the best spin on Trump, and truthfully told them, “when he first came out, he was so off putting – just braggadocio ..” Paw in law is shaking his head in agreement now. I said that my first choice for a long, long time was Cruz.” (step mom throws in, “I’m glad someone in the world liked him”, sarcastically, then says, “I understand that Cruz is brilliant, and I can see that, but Marco Rubio …). At this point, Paw in law says, “well, the man is a billionaire and has obviously made smart decisions by consulting and listening to people who are experts, so you have to figure he wouldn’t be making decisions on his own off the cuff”. I said, look, even the people who are voting for Hillary don’t like her … no one likes her” They both agreed to that and it seems both of them threw in something to the effect of “dishonest” and “criminal”.

    Anyway, the thing I got from the conversations with these GOPe types was basically that: 1) they like a pretty face; and 2) their biggest objection to Trump is he’s crude – nothing concerning policy was brought up when I mentioned the big two: immigration and American factory jobs.

    • Myiq2xu™ says:

      When it was still a Spanish colony there were four classes in Mexico: Peninsulares (born in Spain), Criollos (pure blood Spanish born in Mexico), Mestizos (biracial Spanish and Indian) and at the bottom were the Indians.

      When the war for independence first started it was Peninsulares vs. Criollos. Then The Mestizos and Indians (the peons) started to rise up. The Peninsulares and Criollos quit fighting long enough to suppress the peons.

      It’s all about the class.

      • WMCB says:

        Yeppers. I do think some have real policy differences with Trump, but I’d bet at least half of the “OMG THE HORROR” reaction over Trump is just sheer class discomfort.

        For all his billions, Trump is simply a low-rent kind of guy.

        • DeniseVB says:

          Definitely a blue collar billionaire. 😀 It’s what we peons find so refreshing … and a connection. If he wins, it will be a victory for his base, Middle America ! It’s almost as though he “Freed We The People” slaves of the political elite since LBJ.

      • driguana says:

        Very good. And it is still all about this in New Mexico. Hispanics in “progressive” Santa Fe hate Mexicans, the Mexicans can’t stand anyone else from Central America and the Native Americans really don’t like anyone else at all. Very bizarre.

        • WMCB says:

          Anyone who has ever been around a mixed “Hispanic” culture knows that their intra-group tribal competition is way worse than anything whites ever dreamed of.

      • CiscoKid says:

        No, no , no. Your not supposed to know history.
        You must drink from the well of leftest historical distortions/lies

    • DeniseVB says:

      Great trip report blow 😉 I don’t get why people think Trump is crude? Mitt was a nice and polite gentleman. How did that tactic work for him? It’s my go to response these days, also, I don’t think Trump is crude. Then again, I’ve always been attracted to strong, successful …and somewhat an asshole… ❤

      • blowme0bama says:

        Well, the bragging bit, and I realize its schtick (which is the precise comment I made to the inlaws), but its obnoxious. It really is, and calling people “stupid” and “criminals” publicly, and similar things he does, its funny and charges you up, but I’m pretty sure that’s where they come away with the impression that he’s vulgar.

        • DeniseVB says:

          Nah, when he uses those trigger words he’s firing back at the stupids and criminals who attack him first. Just like we do here 😛

        • Myiq2xu™ says:

          lacking sophistication or good taste; unrefined.
          “the vulgar trappings of wealth”
          synonyms: tasteless, crass, tawdry, ostentatious, flamboyant, overdone, showy, gaudy, garish, brassy, kitsch, kitschy, tinselly, loud;
          making explicit and offensive reference to sex or bodily functions; coarse and rude.
          “a vulgar joke”
          synonyms: rude, indecent, indelicate, offensive, distasteful, coarse, crude, ribald, risqué, naughty, suggestive, racy, earthy, off-color, bawdy, obscene, profane, lewd, salacious, smutty, dirty, filthy, pornographic, X-rated; More
          characteristic of or belonging to the masses.

  8. 1539days says:

    Trump got 75% last night in a one man race. That’s not exactly a unity candidate. It’s not about Trump’s ideology being in the wrong position, it’s that his ideological position is a moving target. I’ve read about back peddling on Muslim bans and the wall already.

    • dm says:

      I can agree with you up to a point. The effin conservatives who are so holier than thou and cannot sacrifice their precious integrity, blah, blah, blah will NEVER get a president who suits them…the rest of america just won’t go for it. So, they can sit at home being all smug and self satisfied that they didn’t stoop to compromising their precious principles while the country continues to burn…all hail the stupid conservatives who will cut off their stupid noses to spite their stupid faces..well, that’s my take anyway.

    • WMCB says:

      Whenever you read about Trump “back pedaling”, 9 times out of ten what is being compared is a) what they SAID he said in the beginning vs b) what they SAY he’s saying now.

      Usually, like with the Muslim ban, if you look at what he actually said in the beginning there is no backpedaling. He never said “ban all Muslims even from visiting, forever and ever.” The press liked to report that’s what he said, but he never did. He said from the beginning (in reference to the refugee program) that we need to just stop letting people from a Muslim background immigrate here, UNTIL we could get a handle on vetting and figure out what was going on over there. It was a general statement of freaking sanity, not a detailed policy position. Nothing he has said since about how exactly to accomplish that being “negotiable” undermines the premise – unless you think he said “hard ban all Muslims forever no matter what” from the start. Which he never said.

      Never take the media’s word for what Trump said. Ever. They lie like dogs. Case in point – some are reporting today that Trump insulted and SLAMMED RICK PERRY FOR ENDORSING HIM ZOMG! Look at my tweet below. No, he did not.

      • DeniseVB says:

        Trump quotes being taken out of context is nothing new for the tabloid media, but the stinking MSM is doubling down on that. I still don’t understand TDS in the media, he’s appeared on every net/cable news show, answers stupid questions honestly and they hammer him for that?

    • lyn says:

      LOL. The Boosh 25%ers are hard-core, conservative boobs. Oregon’s ballots included Kasich and Cruz, because they were distributed before the two dropped out.

    • DeniseVB says:

      As a “presumptive nominee” that’s a pretty % good % number. Where did the other 25% go to? I’m not fussed, small turnouts at primaries are the activists and people paying attention anyhow. We’ve also been told, primary voters don’t matter anyhow. (see Dems).

    • jennifer lyn says:

      Unity smunity you can’t please everyone and still have morals. Trump is kicking ass and that is the truth. He is showing the insanity, laziness, and downright evil behavior of most of the human population by just speaking his mind rationally and calmly. Since day one (or the first debate) I pegged him as a winner. If he doesn’t we will all lose it all. Another 8 years of BLM stupidity and there won’t be a dime left or a smidgen of reality.

      • DeniseVB says:

        If Hillary wins, we’re moving to Texas. Since Obama’s policies have pretty much f**ked the rest of the world, I’m not threatening to leave the country. 😀

        • jennifer lyn says:

          Denise, let me know when you get here 🙂 Texas will be last place to be free in America if Hillary wins and we don’t play with stupid.

    • mothy67 says:

      So beneath you. How many Trumpets stayed home knowing it was a done deal?

    • Venus says:

      OMFG I joked that idiot #NeverTrumps would say “Trump can’t crack 80% ceiling” and here you, the dumb asshole that you are, saying it seriously.

      Voting has been going on — BY MAIL — for weeks, you dumb motherfucker.
      Sit down and please STFU.

      • 1539days says:

        If they were voting by mail, how badly was Trump doing BEFORE all his competition dropped out?

        • Venus says:

          Yes, fucktard, because NO ONE thought “Meh, don’t have to vote now, it’s over.”
          You have been proven wrong AGAIN AND AGAIN this ENTIRE primary and you’re too obtuse to just STFU with the latest #NeverTrump talking points because *this* fucking time you’ll be a winner! You can *feel* it.

          Never mind that Trump is set to small all Republican primary records with 12 million votes so far (highest ever was GWB with a little over 12 million) with CA, New Jersey, Montana, New Mexico, and South Dakota *still to go* AND starting out with a field of 17 for the first SEVERAL races until Super Tuesday (remember your idiotic 35%”ceiling” talking points in a 7 man race, moron?) Hell, he’s approaching 2008 Obama (17 million) and Hillary (18 million) territory, which is the record for either Dem *or* Republican primaries.
          You are proof that stupid never learns. So, again, have SEVERAL seats.

        • lyn says:

          The Washington State Ballot 2016

          More than 4 million voters received a ballot in the mail this month. It lists both Republican and Democratic presidential candidates, though voters can pick only one party and vote for one candidate.

          Donald Trump is the only candidate remaining in the Republican contest. However, John Kasich and Ted Cruz are still on the ballot because they suspended their campaigns in early May, after the ballots were printed. Ben Carson, who ended his campaign in March, remains on the ballot because he never submitted a withdrawal of candidacy with the state.

          Hillary Clinton and Bernie Sanders are listed for the Democratic race.

          Read more here:

    • Jeffhas says:

      High percentage mail in ballots… Lots of people voted before Crud and Kasuck bowed out.

  9. WMCB says:

  10. leslie says:

    There was no shutting down the protest of Milo Yiannopoulos. when the dtr of someone in the upper reaches of the CPD wants to say something, she gets to say it.

    “The second lead protester at last night’s event at DePaul University has been identified as Kayla Johnson, the daughter of Juanita Johnson, who serves as the Chicago Police Department’s Director of Administration. “

    • leslie says:

      I don’t know if this will show, but here is what Ms Johnson’s mother has said:

      • WMCB says:

        Reading this will break your heart for our country. These kids aren’t even remotely **functional** in any way shape or form. It’s bad. They’ve practically destroyed a generation.

        • leslie says:

          AS the article says, when the grownups (aka parents) think of only themselves, their children are left behind and are capable of nothing. It is very troubling.

        • DandyTIger says:

          That’s so sad. What the heck is going to happen with nearly an entire generation rendered useless.

          • Lulu says:

            The whole generation is not affected thus. These are the “elites”. While some did not come from elite backgrounds they were selected to be the companions (and lessers and nominal companions or pretend competition) of the elites. They have bred themselves into madness. It has happened throughout history. We are seeing them fall apart in this cycle of it.

        • DeniseVB says:

          Lena Dunham, who fantasized about being raped by a young republican, her school?

        • mcnorman says:

          What is more shameful is that this is PC at its finest hour. The fear of being anything unpc has allowed the special snowflakes to perpetuate the fantasy.

  11. WMCB says:

    Disgusting savages.

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    Evil troglodytes …

  15. lyn says:

    Stephen King, Wild author Cheryl Strayed, Junot Diaz, Michael Chabon and Jennifer Egan are among the 400 writers who have lent their name to an online letter condemning Donald Trump. In “An Open Letter to the American People” on Lit Hub, the authors write that they “oppose, unequivocally, the candidacy of Donald J. Trump for the Presidency of the United States.”

    Read more:

  16. votermom says:


    • CiscoKid says:

      Thank you for the link.
      I ask, who the hell would hurt an animal? The person (s) throwing the rocks are the true animals.

  17. votermom says:

    Great op ed

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  19. helenk3 says:

    Thought this might clear up some misunderstandings

  20. WMCB says:

    CBS reporter actually making a tiny effort to talk to Trump supporters and report somewhat accurately. Wonder of wonders.

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  23. lyn says:

    Just like in Mexico …

  24. threewickets says:

    Great post. No question about it. The winnning strategy in 2016 is ANTI-ELITISTS. It works for so many reasons and on so many levels. If Hillary remains where she is today on posture and policy, Trump could very well beat her if: 1) he truly wants it, and 2) if he manages the rest of the way smartly. He’s been pretty savvy so far, especially re the media. And this is me talking, still a Hillary supporter. 🙂 I’m hoping she makes a significant shift towards Main Street away from Wall Street. She’s shown no sign of it so far. Much less than in 2008, strangely enough. Will be an interesting summer for sure.

    • WMCB says:

      I keep saying I don’t think she’s well. I don’t ever rememebr her being this… slow…. before. Like she’s not quick and firing on all cylinders. Could be wrong, but it strikes me that way.

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