For years, conservatives have been told that just by existing, we’re wrong. We’ve been told to “check our privilege,” so we have. We’ve been told that American exceptionalism is rude to other countries, so we’ve tempered it. We’ve been told that everything we’ve been brought up to believe is somehow racist, patriarchal, and bigoted, so we’ve paused and evaluated our beliefs.
Then came Donald Trump who absolutely obliterated the way the Left tries to make the Right feel. …
The gift Trump has given the Republican party is the power to reject the guilt. He doesn’t care about the labels, he doesn’t care about the stigma, he doesn’t even care what they think of him.
Or, as Glenn Reynolds summed up, “He rejects their assumed position of moral and intellectual supremacy. Which is both fair, and painful, because that position has always been a lie.”
hat-tip Scott of the Pacific