I live in GOP territory (WV),
and I wouldn't say most fear him.
I WOULD say, that the politicians (GOP ones)
fear him. Or more to the point, fear his
rabid followers. I WOULD also say that most of his
followers (sadly) are as deplorable as him...
Racists, misogynists, people
upset with the way their lives
have turned out, and people upset with how
the Blue Collar jobs (sadly in this country)
And while the last is understandable, do they do anything
to change their fortunes? Do they learn
new skills or shift careers? No. They
don't because of the last part of the puzzle.
They are lazy. Easier to blame another group,
to find a scapegoat, than to make the changes
necessary to change their fortunes.
Conservative people out here in WV will blame any group
first (Dems, liberals, blacks, Latinos, city folk,
Antifa, etc...) The list goes on, and on, and on,
and on (ad nauseum). But will they pick up a book
and learn a new skill. Nyet! Sad, pathetic, depressing.
And why I've decided to leave this beautiful state,
and retire elsewhere in less than a decade.
The state IS beautiful...The people however; with all of
the whining, the self-pity, and self-imposed helplessness,
are just flat out depressing and stuck. And if they do nothing
to LIFT THEMSELVES out of their situation, many are sadly
doomed. I can't speak for every Red State out there, but having
also lived in (very red) Nebraska, I am sure this is being
repeated all across the conservative parts of the country.