The trade: Meet the new Red Dog Democrats

The Republicans Receive: The Diners + The Contrarians

The Republicans have added culturally conservative white voters in the exurbs, rural America, and small towns, particularly those without a college degree. These are the people whose diners were frequented by New York Times profile writers for the past four years. They don’t much care for the globalist GOP establishment or the U.S. Chamber of Commerce’s policy priorities.

As part of the deal the Republicans also are picking up:

Some culturally conservative Latinos, particularly men.

A smattering of very online contrarians who don’t like “wokeness” and think the most important issue facing the country is whether they can call people faggots on Facebook without being shadowbanned. Also mostly men (of course).

Cash considerations.