Over the course of the last two years it has been astounding (and frustrating) to watch the effort to bring down candidate and then President Trump by the self-proclaimed #NeverTrump movement/protest.
In the beginning none of us knew exactly how a President Trump would govern. But now that he has been in office for almost 16 months, we have a record to go on. And it is a consistent record of conservative principles that we haven’t seen implemented this quickly since the Reagan years. Maybe not even then. We have a true conservative on the Supreme Court to replace Scalia. We have the biggest tax reform in history that has put people back to work and generated bonuses. Trump’s vigorous pro-America trade policy has led to the re-opening of factories that we were told by the last administration “we’re never coming back”. We have the most Israel-friendly administration in the last 40 years. And my goodness, the two Korea’s are talking to each other for the first time in 60 years!
Yet after all this, the #NeverTrump movement either refuses to acknowledge these accomplishments or can’t deal with it because it is Trump that is enacting them. An outsider. Not one of THEM. They are quickly becoming irrelevant while proving themselves to be hypocrites in the highest order. The latest proof of this is their absolute abdication of law and order in the raid of Trump’s lawyer Michael Cohen. In the left’s quest to destroy Trump, the law has became a casualty. Yet the #NeverTrumpers sit idly by watching this happen.
On this subject, Kurt Schlichter has written a great piece called “Never Trumpers’ Whining About Principles Was Just An Act”. It is an excellent (while scathing) review of the #NeverTrump movement that articulates what I am sure many like myself are feeling.
Here are some of the highlights:
Well, it was all a crock, a con, a grift by a bunch of displaced Beltway strivers furious that the marks – that’s us Normals – wised up to their scam, played the players, and sent them packing.
Principles? You laughed uproariously at Sean Hannity’s confidential information being revealed for no good reason, just as you laughed at President Trump when federal agents marched into his lawyer’s office to steal privileged documents as part of the shameful collusion farce you’ve been applauding. Your principles didn’t stop you from supporting an effort to undo the results of an election that left you out in the cold.
(Chuck Todd got his panties all in a wad when Hannity outed Todd’s wife’s association with Democrats. The left are a bunch of crybabies who like to dish it out but can’t take it).
Principles that depend on who is asserting them aren’t principles. They are poses. If you actually adhered to them, your principles would have you shrieking, not cheering. But hey, why let some principles get in the way of a good laugh at the expense of one of those Trump people? Gosh, it’s almost like your talk of principles was just…talk.
The government is mocking due process, shattering attorney-client privilege, and undermining the rule of freakin’ law, but you’re giggling like teen girls at a One Direction reunion concert, only you’re less butch. Where are your principles now that invoking them helps someone you don’t like?
Missing in action, like Bill Kristol and Max Boot when it comes to the wars they so eagerly advocate.
In my opinion, this is the root cause of the neo-cons hatred of Trump. He wants to get us OUT of wars, not into or perpetuating them. And in general you can throw in George Will and Eric Erickson who need the vapors when Trump goes on twitter. Karl Rove too.
It was a pretty good scam, that is, until we got tired of being lied to and installed a disruptor into office. And what we hired him to disrupt was your sweet little gig.
I’ll have to admit I bought it for many years. One of the greatest assets of the Trump administration continues to be the exposure of these scammers.
We rejected you. Us unwashed, uncivilized, non-DC/NY-living nobodies rejected you, and now you can’t even get your phone calls returned from that 24-year old guy in a MAGA hat down at the Old Executive Office Building. You’re a nobody, a punchline, writing articles nobody reads for magazines no one remembers.
Still, you have your wonderful principles. Congratulations. And if you close your eyes and try real hard, you unaccomplished mediocrities can imagine that you aren’t just lying there on your bellies at the feet of your liberal overlords. But you are. Maybe if you beg, if you obey, if you please them by trashing the people you used to pretend to champion, perhaps your masters will drop a scrap off the table for you to gobble up.
You’ve talked and talked and talked about principles, but as James Comey and Robert Mueller and your gal Felonia Milhous von Pantsuit undermined every principle this country was founded on, all you did was clutch pearls about how Trump is icky. This country is in real danger of breaking apart, of actual conflict, but all you can think of is recovering your cheesy little seat on the Beltway bench.
No one’s fooled. And no one cares. Which ought to scare the hell out of you. Because when the liberals figure out that you have zero credibility with us real conservatives, you’ll stop being their useful idiot. You’ll just be a plain old idiot.
The only thing I would add is that this not only applies to media but also the elites in the Republican Party. Trump has been doing a good job draining the swamp. But it will need to continue for a long time. The 2018 mid-terms are a chance for us “Normals” to continue the process (and annoy the #NeverTrumpers).