Did you consider yourself a fake Republican back in 1981, when Reagan dragged the Republicans to the right---betraying the party of Lincoln, Teddy Roosevelt, Dwight Eisenhower, Earl Warren, Gerald Ford, and Pete McCloskey? You should have. After all, what's sauce for the goose is sauce for the gander.
No, because it is the party of Original Americanism
as of the founding of this Republic (as Constitutionally amended).
To the extent
that those that u mentioned did not
represent that philosophy (filosofy),
thay were fake Republicans. Ike was elected for conquering Hitler.
We had no loyalty (never did) toward Earl Warren, nor Gerald Ford.
The Republican party (or any other like organization) has no enduring essence or character. It is (or they are) whatever their current menbers, supporters and leaders make it. There are central tendencies observable in history over time, but even they change and evolve.
There are many varieties of Republicans and Democrats as well. None of them are necessarily "fake". This is a democracy after all, and people are free to change their political affiliations and even to work to alter the priorities of the party to which they are affiliated.
While OmSigDAVID may feel no loyalty to earl Warren or Gerald Ford, he has no stature or authority giving him the right to speak for others, or to cover himself with the mantle of some non existent enduring authenticity while doing so.