Descended from Appalachia, willfully independent, far-right Conservative.
Deal with it.
There is a dramatic difference between Republicans and Conservatives; the former happily sell their souls to the highest bidder in order to acquire political power at the expense of the people they say they represent while the latter intends to see them suffer for it.
When politicians demand that you choose between them and what you believe in, forcing you to wander aimlessly into the political wilderness if you don’t comply, they leave you but two choices: give in & go home, or take the fight to them.
I choose door #2.