I’m increasingly of the opinion that the US right have no arguments or policies, having no actually reasons for why they want power beyond just wanting it. It was always thin on the ground but these days its seem virtually non-existent, I used to see a lot of the neoliberal/free market argument been aired but that became increasingly rare after the financial crash in 2008 and has gone the same way as the fiscal conservative and trickle down argument. I still see the small government argument been aired but its not even half hearted (1-5% hearted?) and has so little so it that it folds as quickly as a house of cards in a hurricane. These days the rights only arguments are often pathetic and even hypocritical attacks on a modernity they reject a rejection of the future for a mythical 1950’s Americana that whitewashes over all the social and economic problems, and bigotry, that were so prevalent in that era. The cry from the right seems to be why can’t the US be more like the 1950’s and the cry that comes back from, blacks, gays, women and a large number of the 99% is that they don’t want that economic model or bigotry back. It’s said that it takes time for political and social change to come about and that political grouping that have lived passed their relevance still retain a legacy of support and power It’s just a pity that the current right who have so clearly lost their relevance could do so much damage with the legacy of power they have left in them.