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Tuesday, July 28, 2015

What are cuckservatives? The National Review explains:

While reading Infidel753's excellent analysis of the Donald Trump phenomenon in the GOP, I found a link to an article in the New Republic  by one of Infidel753's commenters.

I'd not heard of the term "cuckservatives," nor did I know that the Trumpistas use the term to define the non-Trumpistas and any GOOPer whom they think is not a true believer or whom they think is a RINO.

The article in TNR explains the term:

"The neologism cuckservative isn’t quite onomatopoeic, but it is a fine example of how the sound of a word can reinforce its meaning: abrasive on the ears, cuckservative appropriately enough has an ugly origin and meaning. The term has emerged out of the white supremacist movement as a term of abuse for white conservatives deemed race traitors unwilling to forthrightly defend the interests of white America. Borrowing shadings from porn (“cuck” is a genre where husbands, often white, watch their wives have sex with other men, often African-Americans) and geek culture (“cuck” is a much-deployed sneer..., cuckservative used to be a fringe bit of jargon but is,... on conservative blogs and Twitter, having its moment."

That's not surprising, since their rage and their expressed feelings of impotence after the 2014 elections have been all over Tea Party blogs and chat boards, where they laughably insist President Obama is destroying America, and where one can read their predictions of the imminent collapse of American society and all that the TPers believe is their birthright:  Imposing their particular brand of Christianity, their anti-gay, anti-women, anti-Muslim, and anti-science biases on all Americans.  

The term "cuckservative" and TNR's analysis explains why someone as politically and personally repulsive as Donald Trump has so many Tea Party followers cheering him on, believing he will lead them out of their self-inflicted misery and onto electoral victory in 2016. 


"The far rightists who find it natural to throw around the term cuckservative feels[sic] that the mainstream GOP has betrayed them, so it’s not surprising that they see Donald Trump, who is willing to hurl manly insults at his rivals as well as denigrate undocumented Mexican immigrants, as a savior."

Donald Trump Is Appealing to "Racist" Voters, Says Former New Mexico Gov. Gary Johnson cuckservative to the rescue!

"The anti-cuckservative movement and Trumpism both grow out of the same fracturing of the Republican Party: Going back to the Southern Strategy of the early 1960s, the party has used racial dog whistles to appeal to bigoted voters. But after losing two elections in a row to a black president, one who is increasingly shaping up to be a transformative figure, those voters are no longer content with dog whistles. They feel that the party they support hasn’t been vocal enough in advocating for the interests of white Americans, so they are searching for a champion. So far, Donald Trump looks to be the hero white nationalists have been waiting for. Cuckservative might be a niche term, but the attitudes it represents are all too common."

The anti-cuckservative hero:

Found via Infidel753

Found via Infidel753

OT: More multiple personalities. Link to "Beverly Hightower's" name:

  1. Lisa, your blog is spot on. It is good to see someone who sees them for what they really are. These people have taken the American people on a ride with the BS they constantly spit out. It is too bad the public bought into all the Obama-ism’s ( they are called lies people). The damage of the 2 terms served by the presidents careless, selfish, and reckless policies will be felt for decades. He may go down in history as the president that destroyed A


Ducky's here said...

On the "Majority Report" podcast today it was suggested that a terrific Trump campaign move would be to walk over to Perry during the debate and ask to see if his glasses are prescription.

Wouldn't put it past him.

Meanwhile, other than reminding us that he hates immigrants and John McCain, just what is his platform.
This is the frontrunner of one of our political parties.

Cuckservatives? Plain 'ol RINOS wouldn't do?

Infidel753 said...

Trump is a unique candidate, and his path to political success in this current contest has been a unique one. He launched his campaign by insulting Mexicans, and that got him his first solid base of support. Last week he insulted John McCain, and immediately vaulted to front-runner status among Republican voters, with twice the support of the second-highest candidate. Next week maybe he'll insult Canadians, or alligators, or the planet Neptune -- I'm not sure it matters. He's tapping into the rage vote, the people for whom "I'm mad as hell and I'm not gonna take it any more" has devolved into "I'm not gonna show any respect for anybody any more". Why should Trump stop what he's doing? It's working.

Fascist movements typically tend to fetishize extreme masculinity, so it's not surprising that the 'baggers are starting to throw explicitly de-masculinizing epithets at Republicans they consider too weak. And the latest accusation against Trump -- that he sexually abused his first wife -- probably won't hurt him much with his fans because it will just make him seem macho.

Of course, if they get their wish and their roaring, stomping alpha male actually gets the nomination, he'll meet a fitting fate -- losing in a landslide to Hillary. I don't know what the 'baggers will do then, but no doubt it will involve more hurling of epithets.

Infidel753 said...

Ducky: Cuckservatives? Plain 'ol RINOS wouldn't do?

It's no longer vicious enough. The attitude here is something like a tantrum, a toddler shouting swear words for the satisfaction of shocking the grownups. As the grownups get used to it, the only way to keep shocking them is to escalate.

Others are trying the same tactic of success-through-insult. Ted Cruz recently called Mitch McConnell a liar, and it's won him praise on RedState, at least. In this atmosphere, the only way for McConnell to recover is to hold a press conference and call Cruz a big fat poopy-head, after which Cruz will call McConnell a faggot, and so on until the whole Republican leadership is screeching and flinging feces at each other. It really seems to be heading toward that level.

Infidel753 said...

Companion link to the one you have at the top: The American people support the nuclear deal with Iran, 54% to 38%.

Shaw Kenawe said...

Trump has not articulated any sort of policy, foreign or domestic. Saying he'll build a wall and make Mexico pay for it is bombast, not policy. Trump has none. Other than calling his fellow Republicans names and twittering insults whenever his ego is offended is not policy either. The anti-cuckservatives love his swaggering bluster that passes for "telling it like it is." In fact, Trump is telling it like a preening pettifogger.

And now he's saying he'd consider Sarah Palin for a position in his cabinet? I wonder which one. Secretary of TAO? Teaching Abstinence Only?

Anonymous said...

"Trump said he constantly hears from supporters about the need to secure Palin’s support in his run for the presidency.

“I still have people say8ing, ‘Get Sarah’s support! Get Sarah’s support!’ No matter where I go,” he said. “Everybody loves her.”

Well, not everybody, he conceded.

“Like me, she’s got people that don’t exactly love us and we understand who they are annd sort of forget about that,” Trump said, CNN reported. “But she has a tremendously loyal group of people out there for her.”

We urge Trump to "Get Sarah's support." Have her go on the road with him so she can bring the winning magic to his campaign that she brought to John McCain. Sarah even has an out-of-wedlock pregnant Bristol like she did in 2008. More magic!

Ducky's here said...

@Infidel -- It's no longer vicious enough.

Yeah, how you gonna separate yourself from this crowd with a simple, "Rino".
Especially when you're trying to form your base from the shards and fragments of Palin's support.

Sarah Palin - Sect. of State. That should pretty much kill the Iran deal.
Getting past the laughing stage?

Rational Nation USA said...

This entire damn cycle is a laugh.


Infidel753 said...

Shaw: And now he's saying he'd consider Sarah Palin for a position in his cabinet? I wonder which one.

I'm sure a Trump administration would have a cabinet-level Secretary of Beauty Pageants. That should work.

Oh, and the next group insulted by Trump has been revealed -- nursing mothers. I wouldn't advise the alligators to relax, though.

RN: Those who declare a circus cannot complain when somebody brings an elephant. When an entire political party turns itself into a circus, they can't complain when The Donald shows up. And becomes the star attraction. He's simply the logical culmination of the path the Republicans have been on since they hooked up with segregationist Southern whites and the Jerry Falwell crowd.

Rational Nation USA said...

You may be correct Infidel, however I am not convined of this. My thoughts are Trump will self destruct before end of winter "16". He has yet to present a vision for America or discuss seriously any policy issues facing the nation. He may get the support of the "stupids" of the GOP but not all of the GOP are stupid.

He is representative of less than 25% of the electorate and for either a dem or republican to
win the general moderates will be needed. Trump will ultimately alienate the very folks he would need to win. Perhaps I just have more faith in the America electorate; even the republicans of the electorate.

We'll have to wait and see.

Shaw Kenawe said...

RN, did you see the tweet from the anti-cuckservative bashing Gary Johnson in this post? Johnson correctly observed that reactionary Trump appeals to racist voters? That got him promptly labeled a "cuckservative!" Gary Johnson was the Libertarian candidate last presidential election, but he wasn't an extremist or crazy, so the TPers and reactionary Goopers rejected him. Now they've insulted him for making a correct observation.

Shaw Kenawe said...

Did anyone read this Salon article (again found via Infidel753's comments).

Donald Trump is an actual fascist: What his surging popularity says about the GOP base, by Conor Lynch

Someone once said of Rudy Giuliani that he was a "little man in search of a balcony."

We can say Trump is a "big buffoon in search of a balcony."

Rational Nation USA said...

As you will recall I was a Gary Johnson supporter and voted for the man. Of course the price for such support was derision from some on both the right and left (GOP snd dems) for voting my conscience.

Gary was correct in 2012 and he is correct with respect to Trump. BTW, he pulled the highest vote count for a libertarian presidential candidate to date. I recall how he was pretty much shunned by both the conservative and liberal media; of course that was because he was a credible threat to their standard dogmatic
thinking process and partisan political loyalty.

Trump will be a mute point before the nominating process begins.

Infidel753 said...

RN: He may get the support of the "stupids" of the GOP but not all of the GOP are stupid.

Not all of them. Just most of them.

Oh, I know Trump couldn't win the general election, but I'm far from sure he couldn't win the Republican nomination. The fact that he's the most popular candidate among Republican voters, but the least popular one among the general public, highlights how far out of synch the Republican rank-and-file is with the mainstream of the country. I've seen plenty of his defenders on right-wing sites arguing that stuff like "wall off Mexico" is indeed a serious policy proposal.

Of course, the most likely scenario is still: Party elite blocks Trump from getting nomination, splitting party -- infuriated Trump runs as third candidate -- Hillary gets 450 Electoral votes instead of 350.

Rational Nation USA said...

HRC is a poor alternative IMO. When the choice is poor and worse going with your conscience just seems to make sense.

America has been voting the lesser of two evils and it has brought us to this sad state of affairs.

Shaw Kenawe said...

From a post about John Podhoretz @Booman Tribune:

"John Podhoretz, neoconservative par excellence and renowned 5-time Jeopardy! winner, has taken a look at the present state of the Republican Party and sunk into a state of abject despair"

No sense pretending: Donald Trump is the only news of the 2016 race, and this fact says something very troubling about the Republican party, the conservative electorate, the mass media culture, and the United States in general. Sounds like an exaggeration, but it’s not. Really it’s not.

There will be the first Republican debate in ten days. It’s the most important political event of the year thus far. And it will be all about Trump. He will see to that; the reporters will see to that, and the minor candidates looking to move up will see to it by trying to pick fights with him and best him.

It’s not enough to say that there are matters of deathly serious to be discussed, from Iran to ISIS to the possible collapse of the Euro and the Chinese economy to the harvesting of fetal organs, because there are always serious matters to be discussed as elections approach. The issue with Trump is that his approach can only be called “the politics of unseriousness.” He engages with no issue, merely offers a hostile and pithy soundbite bromide about it. He yammers. He describes how wonderful things will be when he acts against something or other without explaining how he will act, what he will do, or how it will work."

Go to any Tea Pee-er blog and read how much they love Trump's "hostile and pithy soundbite bromides." If they even know what a bromide is. We've been saying this since he announced his candidacy: "He engages with no issues...He yammers. He describes how wonderful things will be when he acts against something or other without explaining how he will act, what he will do, or how it will work."

Trumps "in-your-face" threats and swagger accompanied by no substantive ideas on foreign or domestic policies is just what the Tea Pee-ers love. All hair and no follicles: Donald Trump. At least Sarah claimed she was a pitbull with lipstick. Lipstick being the only substantive idea she had in 2008.

Rational Nation USA said...

Trump/Palin, a tea party dream ticket. Clownish buffoonery at its best.

Yet the media, political pundits, and political hacks just can't get enough of Trump.

Oy Vey...

skudrunner said...

Trump makes this election cycle entertaining if nothing else. The democrats have to be jumping for joy he is in the race. Trump allows the media to focus on him instead of the clinton corruption machine.

I would like to know who they poll to get the results they do. You would think they only go to the low information voter to get the results they do because anyone I know things Trump is a sideshow.

With HRC being the only democrat in the race it is an easy selection for yellow dogs, just pull one lever and be done. No thinking required and we can have four more years of BHO style economic stagnation and blame game.

Shaw Kenawe said...

Here's an example of why Trump appeals to the low-information TP voters (this is from Amazon on Trump's latest "book:")

"2016 Republican presidential candidate Donald J. Trump has a plan to make America great again.

"President Obama has been a disaster for this country. He’s wrecked our economy,"

Fortune and Forbes both explain how and why the US economy does better under Democratic presidents. It's not even close when compared with Repubs. So Trump is blowing smoke out his rear end in making the claim he does. In fact anyone who was not in a coma knows that the economy began to tank in 2007 and hit bottom in 2008, under GWB.

"saddled our children with debt..."

Let's see a conservative Republican, GWB, put two wars (trillions of dollars) on a credit card, and created Medicare Part D, without funding it, and created a new cabinet post Homeland Security--one of the largest in US history.

"and gone around the world apologizing for America—"

Another Republican lie. Apparently stating facts to fact-challenged Tea Partiers is the same as apologizing.

"Now, America looks like a broken country—stripped of jobs..."

That is rich! Trump out-sourced his clothing manufacturing to both China and Mexico. What a derp.

"stripped of wealth..."

The 1%, of which Trump is one: "According to an analysis of Federal Reserve data by the Economic Policy Institute, the wealthiest 1 percent of Americans control 35.6 percent of the total wealth of the country -- more than a third [source: Allegretto]. Even more incredible is that the richest 10 percent of Americans control 75 percent of the wealth, leaving only 25 percent to the other 90 percent of Americans."

If anyone is "stripping the country" it's people like Trump and the other one percenters.

"stripped of respect."

More b.s. from his fact-free pie-hole: Gallup: International polling by Gallup has found that, in a reversal from the Bush era, the United States now finishes first compared to a limited group of countries, and is respected far more than during conservative Republican President George W. Bush.

Rational Nation USA said...

I have always found the description of GWB as being a conservative more than a bit amusing and for precisely the items you listed Shaw. But political descriptions and definitions often get turned on their head.

GWB was a spendthrift, a government expansionist, a believer in first strike mentality and growing the military industrial complex, all things conservatives would have at one time shuddered at.

About the only things GWB was a conservative on was lowering taxes and some social issues.

Trump would be more of the same on steroids. Been saying it since he hit the street running.

Anonymous said...

Economic stagnation brought to us by a do-nothing Rethuglican Congress while they blame everything on President Obama.

Who let the troll in again, Shaw?

I'm Skippy's Mom said...

Poll Shows Bernie Sanders Would Crush Donald Trump In A 2016 Presidential Match Up

Trump has the worst favorability rating of any Republican or Democrat, a negative 27 – 59 percent among all voters, with Clinton getting a negative 40 – 51 percent score, her worst ever.

60^ of all voters: Dems and Repubs see Trump negatively! But he has his loyal doofuses in the Tea Party who actually think Trump will be the next president. And maybe name Sarah Palin as either his running mate or to a cabinet post? Which cabinet? The one under the sink?

Ducky's here said...

This just in from Mike Huckleberry:

Mike Huckabee Won't Rule Out Using Federal Troops To Stop Abortions
"I will not pretend there is nothing we can do to stop this."

That's right campers. They have folks in the clown car who make Trump look sane.

Perry had another moment the other day.
The glasses don't help.

The frightening thing is that Scott Walker could come out ahead if he shuts his mouth.
But he won't cede the steering wheel to Trump.

May I suggest Bob's Red Mill White Corn Popcorn

Anonymous said...

Trump: 'World would unite if I were the leader'
Trump is, without doubt, the ultimate narcissist.
"Donald Trump said Thursday that he would unite the world should he become president, downplaying his penchant for controversy during a trip to Scotland.

Remember the Tea-Pee-ers calling President Obama a narcissist? Read the above and tell me that isn't narcissism on steroids. But the Tea-Pee-ers love Trump. So I guess they love rich, white narcissists, but not bi-racial ones? It's always about race with those people.