GOP strategist Rick Wilson rejected the notion that the Republican Party has moved past conservatism and blasted Trump supporters. Wilson said Trump supporters are meaningless in the political process, and that was the nicest thing he had to say.
WILSON: Well, first off, I think that’s absurd. I think that there is definitely still a very significant portion of the party that is a limited government conservatism based faction of the overall coalition. Now the screamers and the crazy people on the all-right as they call it, you know, who love Donald Trump, who have plenty of Hitler iconography in their Twitter icons and names…
HAYES: They sure do. I can back that up.
WILSON: … who think Donald Trump is the greatest thing. Oh, it’s something. But the fact of the matter is most of them are childless, single men who masturbate to Anime. They’re not real political players. These are not people who matter in the overall course of humanity.
What’s really driving the Republican party though is still a limited government conservatism that is still a structure built around a government that’s less invasive, less intrusive, less taxes, less government, more freedom.
We don’t always get there by a straight line path. We don’t always get there in a direct way, but that is still what drives this party and there’s also a major part of the party that is still trying to sort itself out on what the balancing test is between the limited government side, the national defense side, the social conservatism side, and I don’t think this other stuff that Trump is toying with is really a part of the mainstream conservative movement by any stretch of the imagination.
h/t Crooks and Liars for the transcript.