Now the term "cuckservative" is catching on. It means something like RINO (Republican In Name Only), but with more implied contempt. The cuckservatives pretend to be conservatives but are always appeasing liberals and failing to stand up for conservative principles.
Why is Donald Trump surging in the polls, when Republicans have so many others who should be much better candidates? The simple explanation is that he has a backbone, and does not cave in to liberal name-calling.
Some people do not like the term cuckservative, and claim that it is misogynist or racist or otherwise offensive. For example, the New Republic uses such name-calling and adds:
While avoiding explicit use of the word cuckservative, Rush Limbaugh alluded last Wednesday to its implicit ideas when he noted, “If Trump were your average, ordinary, cuckolded Republican, he would have apologized by now, and he would have begged for forgiveness, and he would have gone away.”The most obvious cuckservative issue is immigration. Many Republicans say that they are against illegal immigration, but then get intimidated into favoring amnesty and other pro-immigration proposals.