The #NeverTrump movement of conservatives across the United States is growing, but Matthew Sheffield, who writes in The American Conservative, argues that the GOP is reaping exactly what it has sowed.
It’s been said that societies elect the governments they deserve. That’s certainly the case with the American Right and Donald Trump. In spite of this, many Republicans have been beside themselves about the man for the past 12 months. According to his critics, the former reality-TV star is a gross departure from the conservative tradition. They couldn’t be more wrong.
Sheffield points to the liberals who for years have highlighted the racism and anti-intellectualism that has become prevalent in sectors of the GOP. Only after Trump won huge victories with his racist rants are some Republicans admitting the left was correct.
“It would have been far wiser … if conservatives (including myself) had tried to meet the needs of the middle rather than stoking the flames of populism. We didn’t. Now they’re burning down our house,” Sheffield wrote.
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Sheena McFarland has worked in the communication field for more than a decade. She currently is a communications specialist for The University of Utah David Eccles School of Business, telling the stories of students, faculty and staff through traditional and new media. She continues to freelance for The Salt Lake Tribune, where she was a reporter and editor, covering topics ranging from education to government to astronomy. She graduated from the University of Utah with a communication degree and minors in French and biology teaching.