Conservatives Are ‘In Power,’ But They May Still Win 2018 As The Anti-Establishment Underdog

Conservatives Are ‘In Power,’ But They May Still Win 2018 As The Anti-Establishment Underdog, by Tyler O’Neil.

As for the culture war, conservatives feel bombarded daily with disrespect.

As John Hawkins, founder of Right Wing News and a PJ Media contributor, explained, the average American conservative cannot find any place to unwind. “He turns on a TV show where he’s insulted, and then he’s like, ‘well, maybe I’ll just unwind and watch an awards show’ — the Oscars or something — where he gets trashed all day long,” Hawkins told National Public Radio (NPR). “He goes to Twitter and he’s got some you know guy calling him in a-hole … this is sort of like a pervasive all-out attack if you’re a conservative. And it’s all the time sort of thing.”

“Politics is downstream from culture. And I do think that it’s true that conservatives have lost in many ways the culture,” Matt Lewis, a conservative columnist for The Daily Beast, told NPR. “There is a sense on the right that is apocalyptic and fearful.”