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This is correct.

The right saw that culture was trending against them, and instead of figuring out how to manage the shift, they turned to the nastiest, dumbest piece of crap candidate and ideology, because he bellowed loudly and promised to restore a lost past.
The right could have embraced immigrants as Reagan and Bush wanted. Instead they went for mass deportation and a return to the 1924 racist exclusion law.

The right could have accepted gays. Instead they made anti-gayness a pillar of social conservative ideology.
Once the right set itself this impossible goal -- a return to the world of the 1890s -- they had no choice except to embrace the only person and movement who promised to deliver it. But that person, of necessity, was a big-talking con man used to making bullshit promises.
So the right yoked itself to Trump's wagon. And with a little help from COVID-19, they even got a big policy win out of it -- a pause in immigration. A momentary return to 1924.

But the price of that small victory, and 3 years of owning the libs, will be incalculably steep.
With his unique blend of ineffectuality and hatefulness, Trump has turned the country decisively against not just Trumpism, but conservatism in general -- and radically accelerated all of the leftward cultural trends that the right initially feared.
Let this be a lesson:

Bend with the times, or you'll break.

This reply has since been deleted, but it was refreshing to see a moment of complete, unabashed honesty.
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