I think of a batch of businessmen in suits who own several large businesses, each. That does make them old and white. I see a group who does like to make money, but are also very generous. While generous when they give to the charity of their choice, they would fight tooth and nail to not pay taxes. They are proud of their military service, and want their children to continue it, but they also want to protect their children from danger. And they tend to see danger everywhere. Gays , Muslims , blacks and Mexicans seem to be dangerous because none of them are members of the country club.
I do not see them as the red neck hillbilly that you describe,
These folks have succeeded very well in the USA and would like to keep it just the way it was, so they can stay at the top.
I used to think of them as fiscally responsible people focused on economic freedom, smaller government and personal responsibility...the "pull yourself up by your boostraps" party.
But I think your description may be more accurate these days. You forgot war-mongering, reproductive rights hating, fiscally irresponsible and morally condescending. (Hmmm, why yes. Some of this applies to the democrats as well).
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People who idealize a mythological 50s family values and lifestyle