Now it's the people versus the elites


Obviously, Trump is threatening the liberal democratic establishment or the so-called conservative republican establishment. This is much the object of what he wants to change. He sees the elites of both parties more or less similar to each other.

Bringing America Home


Pauken’s concerns are wide-ranging; they are cultural, economic, and political. In many ways, his second chapter, “The Hijacking of the Conservative Movement,” is the most interesting, given his personal observations and intimate knowledge of Texas politics. From his vantage point, Reagan’s selection of George H.W. Bush as his running mate was a “fateful decision” that eventually changed the character of American conservatism—“fateful” because it put Bush in position to run and win election in his own right.