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A Balm For Conservatives In Trumpreich

Posted on | May 21, 2016 | 211 Comments

by Smitty

Given time constraints and general bewilderment at the Democrat takeover of the GOP, there just hasn’t been much to say. Hopefully Darleen will get Friday Fiction going again. On Twitter, it’s been an endless parade of horribles if I don’t join the Trumpenproletariat. Fortunately, the indispensable Jonah Goldberg offers a fine read to help with the can’t-get-motivated-to-vote-for-a-Democrat blues. Read the whole thing, including the blowback against the mighty James Taranto:

I may not be the philologist James is, but I do grok that Perry was speaking metaphorically when he said Trump was a cancer and leading us to Hell. But speaking figuratively and speaking seriously are not antipodes. One can use metaphors and still speak with sincerity. When Jesus said, “I am the door. If anyone enters by Me, he will be saved,” he was speaking metaphorically but not insincerely. I made the mistake of thinking Rick Perry was serious when he said these things. Perhaps Taranto’s the wiser man for cynically believing words never matter when uttered by politicians.

I guess I should thank Johnny B. Cryin’ and Mike Pence. The Duhnamic Duo, just ahead of the Indiana primary, broke whatever weak geas had me thinking that one should default to supporting the GOP nominee. The mask is off. I joke about our “1.1-party system. That “1.1” is like a stencil for an international gesture, pointed downward. For the last decade, the Vichy GOP has struggled between craving the bigger offices in DC afforded the majority party, and utter disgust for the Bitter Cling-On conservative base that would deliver that majority.
It’s sort of a Glorious Progressive Revolution, the way that conservatives have been thrown under the bus, in favor of Donald of Orange. (Donald is the extroverted sociopath from New York, controlled by the Tribble on his head. Donald is not to be confused with the introverted sociopath from New York holding the remote for the Tribble.) About the only shoe left to drop is the nominating convention. I’ll hold off joining the Libertarian party until I hear what Ted Cruz has to say. As the leading conservative remaining in the Republocrat Party, and a genius of Jonah Goldberg’s caliber, Ted is about the only person imaginable who could argue me into any GOP support. Promises to be some fine rhetoric. My guess is that he’ll come real, real close to returning Pence’s carefully calibrated flaccid support for a Trump/Busey ticket.


211 Responses to “A Balm For Conservatives In Trumpreich”

  1. Finrod Felagund
    May 24th, 2016 @ 9:17 am

    How dim are you, Trumpbot? This is going to be the first Presidential election in my lifetime that I’m not voting for the GOP, and it’s because your Orange Messiah is a New York liberal.

    Go die in a fire, you miserable fool.

  2. daialanye
    May 24th, 2016 @ 7:30 pm

    A few weeks back the strumpets were calling me a Cruzbot. You are no aware than they.

    My political activity began with Goldwater. I have always supported the Republican candidate, and will do so in November. Not because of tradition or social leanings but because it has always been the wiser, more conservative choice. You seem incapable of comprehending that.

  3. Finrod Felagund
    May 24th, 2016 @ 7:42 pm

    Trump is a New York leftist Democrat running as a Republican, period. There is no conservative choice this election. You can bluster otherwise all you want, but that is the plain truth. But please, continue on and try to convince me how Hitler is more ‘conservative’ than Stalin.

  4. daialanye
    May 24th, 2016 @ 8:44 pm

    I prefer a comparison between Hitler and Mussolini.

    In any case, when there’s no third choice—as looks to be the situation moving toward November—the least worse is always preferable. I know you aren’t stupid, so your inability to agree with this simply indicates a stubborn blockheadedness. Hope you overcome this flaw before it’s too late.

  5. Finrod Felagund
    May 24th, 2016 @ 9:51 pm

    I’m voting Libertarian. There’s always a third choice.

  6. daialanye
    May 25th, 2016 @ 5:25 am

    Hillary appreciates your assistance.

    Besides, Libertarian and conservative are only a partial overlap.

  7. Finrod Felagund
    May 25th, 2016 @ 8:54 pm

    Hillary thanks you for nominating Donald Trump, the only candidate she can beat. You got Hillary elected, fool.

  8. daialanye
    May 25th, 2016 @ 11:14 pm

    Not if you and your ilk become rational within the next few months, unlikely as that presently seems.

  9. Finrod Felagund
    May 25th, 2016 @ 11:26 pm

    Half of you Trumpbots say #NeverTrump is irrelevant, half of you say we’re going to throw the election to Hillary. Fight it out between yourselves and figure out which one it’s going to be.

  10. daialanye
    May 26th, 2016 @ 11:34 am

    Pay attention if you can. When contacting me refer to what I say or have said, not what some anonymous (and possibly imaginary) Trump supporters might or might not have said.

    BTW, are you now proudly flaunting the designation of Austinbot? “A World Where Gay Married Couples Can Defend Their Marijuana Fields With Fully Automatic Machine Guns”

    He’s also pro-immigration.

    All your Libertarian candidates are weird but Austin P seems especially to be the man for you.

  11. CPAguy
    May 27th, 2016 @ 11:15 am

    I care about it….but that is happening today. So if we cut the benefits to the illegals, which Johnson will do, less of them will come.

    Those who do end up coming will be productive, rather than leeches.