Types of Republicans
In the light of recent Republican primary elections and other developments, I’ve revised my categorization of types of Republicans and present it here: Percentages are my rough estimates:
90% of Republicans
those in one or more of these four groups:
1) people who for various reasons want Republicans to be in power regardless of the damaging effects Republican control would have on democratic institutions and the rule of law;
2) people whose decision making is more strongly driven by one or more of the following overriding interests than by any interest they may have in preserving democratic institutions and the rule of law: Christian fundamentalist doctrine, white nationalism, xenophobia, homophobia, gun culture, and hatred of government regulations and taxes;
2) people who would do whatever it takes to gain and maintain autocratic power, as long as they can make a pretense of following legal procedures;
4) people who would do whatever it takes to gain and maintain autocratic power, regardless of the law or any sense of human decency.
10% of Republicans
people who traditionally vote for Republicans, but care more about preserving American democracy than party loyalty.