There are a lot of people who are anti-Trump but still consider themselves Conservative, who are openly delighted with Barrett being placed on the Supreme Court. It has me quite confused and it made me think of this tweet. In the tweet, someone described as a smart, wealthy, conservative man wrote:
“Any true conservative is no longer a Republican. Conservatives stand for:
-personal honor and integrity
-loyalty to allies and strong foreign alliances.”
I keep thinking about it, because it could easily be argued that everything on the list is something Progressives stand for. I realized that I don’t get it — I don’t understand why anyone (never-trumper or otherwise) would still identify as Conservative. Whether Trump wins or loses, what is it Conservatives want? There’s nothing there. There is no Conservative platform. Is it just a weird identity thing? You’ve dug in your heels and it’s just too hard to say goodbye to your Conservative label?Conservatives, what is it that you believe?