I'm sure, amongst the farmers and the truck-drivers, there are people who consider themselves to be Republicans but they are pale shadows of the deeply dyed No-taxes Ever, contraception begins two weeks before coitus, vote anything and everything the opposition proposes down crowd.
But all that is mere words. It fails to address whether they have the right way forward. It blithely assumes that rock-ribbed ideologues are not what is good for the USA.
And it naively fails to address that these RRIs were educated at schools much the same as those their sunken-chest wobbly opponents were and who they are battling with for possession of a gorgeous honey-pot of patronage, pork and power and a handle on the destiny of the nation.
Being aligned with rock-ribs, farmers and truck drivers obviously plays well with jelly-wobble restaurant staff and other forms of indentured servants who shun ideology because they make it up as they go along without reference to what went before or what might come after.
It is important to carry states as well as win the Big One.
I think contraception two weeks before coitus is better than 28 weeks after. I think no taxes might be a very good thing and that everything liberals say is tripe.
And my assumptions are as good as anybody else's.