Jonathan Chait is occasionally more self-aware than he is in this piece about how the "Never-Trumpers are really just Never-Democrats." As one of the people who helped drive up the #NeverTrump hashtag, let me confirm for him that yes I am absolutely #NeverDemocrat even if I do not like and did not vote for Donald Trump.
Chait really provides no serious diagnosis for why that would be and I suspect it is because he agrees with where the Democratic Party is and will not see it as I see it. But what I see is a Democratic Party as authoritarian and totalitarian as they project Donald Trump to be. Pro-lifers and Christians like me are unwelcome. Those who believe the states should be left mostly alone and people be able to live in communities of interest are unwelcome. Those who support the free market over government control and union incursion are unwelcome. Those who support the second amendment are unwelcome. People who homeschool their kids are unwelcome. Cory Booker gets cheered on for demanding to know the CIA Director's position on homosexuality while ignoring the "no religious test" prohibition in the Constitution. But Trump is declared to be running roughshod over the constitution.
Believe it or not, there actually are still Christians in America not willing to get in bed with a man-whore for President. But they are staggeringly unwelcome in the other party as are those who may not be Christian, but remain skeptical both of the current President and of a Democratic Party that would force small businesses and nuns to adhere to their abortion orthodoxy and amoral whims.
For many of us, we just have no party home until the fever breaks for Jesus returns. But I could absolutely see myself voting for Trump in 2020 sooner than I could see myself voting for a arrogant, leftist like Elizabeth Warren.