6 months ago
There are different kinds of conservatism. Conservatism Inc. is the kind that determines Republican policy after elections. Conservatism Inc's main - dare I say only? - goal is to make the plutocracy and the corporate elite richer and more powerful.
Conservatism Inc. welcomes alliances with populist Republicans, but only as a way to get the power to push through policies like tax cuts for the rich, fewer business regulations, and more business subsidies.
For four decades Conservatism Inc. has done virtually nothing to advance the agenda of the religious right. Do not expect it to do much for white nationalists.
The business community, which has dominated the Republican Party since its founding in 1854, wants more immigrants. By competing for jobs immigrants enable employers to hold the line on salary increases. By competing for places to live, immigrants enable landlords to raise rents.