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Anti-Trump Republicans are getting a lot of media attention. That doesn’t mean they are related within the Republican Party. It’s great that at least some former prominent Republicans are willing to confront Trump and liberal democracy. But they are not serious competitors of the current Trumpian Republican Party. Photo: Chip Somodevilla / Getty Images The New York Times declared Tuesday that “more than 100 Republicans, including former civil servants, are threatening to split” from the Republicans. The next day, the Washington Post raised its avant-garde, emphasizing that 100 Republicans had vowed a “civil war.” Columnist Jennifer Rubin has declared the beginning of a “stampede away from the Republican Party.” Sounds exciting, but what really happened? On Thursday, a group of about 150 former Republicans announced the “Call for America’s Renewal,” a manifesto aimed at “building a common-sense coalition of America.” The call itself can be read almost like the US Constitution, but with a clear anti-Trump tone. Although the former president is never nominated, the manifesto warns against “conspiracy, division, and tyrannical forces,” opposes “fear-inducing, conspiracy, and false employment,” and “populism and non-liberalism.” Reject “principle”. It implicitly supports immigrants and explicitly celebrates “our diverse nations,” while emphasizing the importance of constitutional order, the rule of law, and pluralism. That’s fine; but is this Anodyne statement worth all the hype? Active executives associated with power are significantly absent from the signatories. The signatories of the document include many of the usual suspects of Nebertrump rights, including those associated with the Lincoln project, such as George Conway and Jennifer Horn. It also contains many “yuans”. Former US House of Representatives Charlie Dent, former Secretary of Transportation Mary Peters, former Governor Tom Ridge, and former Republican National Committee Chairman Michael Steele. However, these former officials have expressed support for current Republican “rebels” such as Liz Cheney and Mitt Romney, but are associated with powers such as Cheney and Romney himself. Active officials are significantly absent from the signatories. If there are questions or pushes from journalists, I don’t think they are far ahead of the positive mention of uncommitment. None of the 150 signatories currently occupy an important position within the Republican Party for all media spins on “influential Republicans” or “Republican leaders.” In fact, the majority are those who have passed their political career or were not politicians. Many of them are probably more familiar to Democratic voters than Republican voters. During President Trump’s time, people such as Max Boot and Michael Steele became a favorite “Republican” of the liberals, mainly by being featured in the liberal media. This is probably why this manifesto is ambiguous about the specific actions the signers want to achieve. Despite hints and recent media speculation, this document does not explicitly request a third party. In fact, the organizers have the feeling that they are internally divided in terms of strategy. Therefore, leave all options open. Under the subheading “What’s the Call?”, The document states: “That’s why we believe in encouraging Republicans to focus on their founding ideals or expedite the development of alternatives.” In essence, the entire manifesto is primarily the actual actual Lincoln project online. It is an extension. Like the Lincoln project, it provides anti-Trump Republicans with a psychologically reassuring but ultimately suspicious narrative framework: the Republican “soul” stolen or crushed by Trump and his aspirants. At stake, prestigious Republicans will restore it. It is based on the Republican elitist view, which is based on very loose empirical and historical grounds. As I have discussed many times before, Trump did not hijack the party, at least in terms of idealism. In fact, for decades, the Republican base’s view was much more in common with Trump than the signatories of this manifesto. If the Lincoln Project and Republicans Nebert Trump try to whiten the Republican past, that empirical fact will not change. The whitewash of liberal media is gladly amplified. This is an imaginary Republican of the past, and Evan McMarin, who gained media attention by running for Trump as an independent candidate in 2016, was a calm and noble era that didn’t really exist. Reminds me of. He won a whopping 0.54% of the votes. At least it seems to acknowledge the current reality. In an interview with Fox News, he estimated that only “one-quarter to one-third of the party” wanted a new direction. He added, quite optimistically, “obviously it’s still a minority of the party, but it’s quite a few.” Even if all these people want to move the party in the same direction as the signers of the “American Renewal Call,” one-quarter to one-third of Republicans are just a fragment of the general population. I will. This would be more than enough to start a new party with the proportional election system common in other countries, but under the two-party system of the United States, it is far from challenging the Republicans, not to mention the Democrats. Don’t get me wrong. It’s great that at least some former prominent Republicans are willing to stand up against Trump and support liberal democracy. However, this initiative is not a serious competitor of the current Trumpian Republican Party, nor is it a future Republican Party. It also does not reflect past Republicans. Instead, it’s an imaginary Republican of the past, reminiscent of a calm and noble era that didn’t really exist. As many liberal media and politicians do, uncritically amplifying the anti-Trump Republican message does not increase its relevance within the Republican Party. But it may help them further whiten their own past and the Republican past. Cas Mudde is a professor of international affairs at the University of Georgia, Stanley Wade Shelton UGAF, author of The Far Right Today (2019), and host of the podcast Radikaal.He is an American guardian columnist

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