Matt Lewis over at The Daily Caller observes:
A cuckold, of course, is a legitimate word for the husband of an adulterous wife — but that doesn’t really do justice to what they’re suggesting here. The people who throw this term around are most likely referencing a type of pornography whereby a (usually, white) man is “humiliated” (or ironically thrilled) by being forced to watch his wife having sex with another (usually, black) man. I’m not going to link to this, but feel free to Google it.
So what does this have to do with conservatism or politics? By supporting immigration reform, criminal justice reform, etc., a white conservative is therefore surrendering his honor and masculinity (and it won’t be long before his women folk are compromised, as well!). A cuckservative is, therefore, a race traitor.
Of course, RedState’s Erick Erickson picked up on the term as it was hurled in his direction… the populists turned Trump supporters seem to have finally decided to beat Erickson out of the ranks of the faithful.
When guys like Matt Lewis and Erick Erickson are deemed as impure to the populist right, that tells you something.
Remember, if you hear the term “cuckservative,” it is a slur against Christian voters coined by white-supremacists.
— Erick Erickson (@EWErickson) July 23, 2015
To this fella, it means that conservatism — the sort Reagan would have recognized — might have some intellectual life (and fight) in it after all, especially if the resistance includes folks like Erickson and Lewis. Enough is enough… and for one, I’m glad to see the revulsion in the ranks against the populism embodied by the likes of Trump.
…but my is it interesting to see the populists turn shades from “patriot” to nativist to outright racist.