11 October 2017
Trump the Culture Warrior Engenders Loyalty
The repeal of the HHS mandate, the national anthem protest circus, and Columbus Day-- these public fights waged by the president resonate to greater or lesser degrees, depending upon the Trump voter queried. But Pat Buchanan correctly notes that there is a reason why Trump's voters are loyal:
“President Trump has a duty to unite us, not divide us” is the mantra of our elites. Yet, since the ‘60s, it is these elites who have been imposing the social, moral and cultural revolution the American people never voted for and which has by now divided us irretrievably.
Call them “deplorables” if you will, but Trump does seem to relish going out to defend the views, values and beliefs of the people who put him where he is. He does not recoil from political conflict.
People who stand by you in a fight are not all that common in politics. When Trump exhibits this quality, he receives in reciprocity the kind of loyalty even his enemies concede he has.