Failure In The Midst of Success

Opinion

Written By George McClellan

Has it escaped everyone”s attention that the RINO “#Never Trumpers,” when expounding their

learned views on social media sites like FaceBook, go out of their way to insult conservative,

pro-Trump supporters as really unimportant to the big picture but do so with condescending joy?
Bill Kristol is the most prominent elitist in the bunch. As the threat of Trumps ascendency in the
2016 election rose and it became increasingly clear Trump could actually take the GOP
nomination, Kristol set about his holy mission to knock the wheels off the Trump bus, disparage
Trump as a bull in a China Shop and warn any Washington DC based journalist who dared write
or say a good word, of the consequences of their heresy. Kristol’s Weekly Standard Review
magazine soon headed for the toilet until it’s now only a memory.

The magazines weakness was that while it gained instant recognition in Gingrich’s revolution, it
remained true to "neoconservative" principles, whatever they were, while unequivocally praising
candidates like John McCain, who the conservative base distrusted. In doing so the Standard
failed to recognize the changing value of politics and change with it. Later, clinging to Romney
didn’t do them any good either. To lose influence when once you were the great Vizir, is to die
the death of a thousand cuts. In a huff of frustration, Kristol angrily turned Democrat.

On his frequent sit down broadcasts interviewing other enlightened neoconservative political
pundents, Kristol’s haughty position assumed that he was always right and that the vast but
silent pool of great unwashed conservative voters were actually near illiterate Neanderthals who
should serve no better purpose than to keep their educated betters in positions of power and
keep that Bull out of the China Shop. It didn’t happen.

Along came Donald “Bull” Trump and readers of the Weekly Review or Standard were realizing
that Donald Trump was a God send despite his human normalcies, and they didn’t care. This
was a political hurricane blowing and it blew Bill Kristol and his magazine into history. It didn’t
help either that the magazines main funder, billionaire Phillip Anschutz, saw his profits drop and
defunded the enterprise. This was a failure in the midst of success.

But, we’re still bedeviled by these, can we call them a cult of Never Trumpers? They always try
to claim the high ground of self-actualized political excellence. But how can one be excellent if
nobody’s listening or reading? Every day, Donald Trump takes the high ground with his tweets
on his Right-hand defending himself and his policies, while stimulating the economy with his
Left-hand git’er done policies. They don’;t see. If they do, they don’t know how to handle him.

They have steeped themselves in the belief, and caution conservative politicians to act in a
Presidential manner, don’t fight back but”turn the other cheek” get along with the Progressives
and sooner or later that party will fail. That didn’t work for George H. W. Bush, it didn’t work for
George W. Bush, and it certainly didn’t take hold with Donald J. Trump.

Advise givers are a dime a dozen. The 2016 election proved that most conclusively and still the
same old neoconservatives are trotted out by the networks at election time to pontificate on
2020. But, not Bill Kristol. Karl Rove is there, Newt Gingrich, who saw in Trump what he had
been fighting for for decades was able to sweep away concerns about Trump not being
presidential when Trump was being successful. The punditry Class are the real Neanderthals in
today’s fast changing politics in a faster changing Washington DC. The Swamp is being drained!
Remember, freedom is the goal, the Constitution is the way. Now, go get ’em!

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