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Conservatives voting Clinton

November 4, 2016

David Frum explains why conservatives should vote for Clinton.

The Economist endorses Clinton. Admittedly, they are British. But their interests are not narrowly British.

Trump is not a conservative. Not in temperament, not in approach and outlook, not in his notions of governance, not in foreign policy. He is a bullshitter with radical agenda leading the populist right. If that doesn’t scare you, it should. This is not a usual election. The many conservatives opposing Trump, from National Review to the Republican congressman who don’t want to be associated with him, are not just those who favored some other candidate, a more pure conservative. Those with that motivation fell in line, as usual. Witness Cruz. His conservative opposition are from those who recognize that Trump is different, as Adam Gopnik well explains.

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2 Comments leave one →
  1. Laura permalink
    November 4, 2016 9:31 am

    I predict traditional republican voters will all vote for Trump. Because in spite of their pontification about values and character, they hate to lose, just like the rest of us. With the exception of Utah mormons, perhaps, and not because of character and values, but because they know a thing or two about being a religious minority. The rest have been voting Republican to defend patriarchy and unearned economic privilege since the 60’s.

    You heard it here first 🙂

  2. Laura permalink
    November 5, 2016 5:30 pm

    Coincidentally, I run into this article since I wrote the above. I have seen this kind of phenomenom when I first entered the workforce in Uruguay, where mostly men managed tech people in the workforce. They didn’t like smart little women to poke a hole in their cushions. They felt entitled to a privilege they did not necessarily earn, but were given because of their gender: http://www.vox.com/2016/9/19/12933072/far-right-white-riot-trump-brexit

    In the US the pie is now smaller, to be distributed more equally among more people who are darker, less religious than ever before. Nobody gives up privilege without a fight.

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