#NeverTrump Is Like A Whiny Bitchy Middle-Child


Fuck those losers.

A reckoning for #NeverTrump? Trump’s first year has not been a disaster

As President Trump’s first full year in office comes to a close, a chorus has erupted among the pro-Trump and anti-anti-Trump corners of the conservative punditry. His first year has seen genuine conservative policy achievements, including the seating of a conservative Supreme Court justice and a major piece of tax reform legislation that accomplished many longtime conservative legislative goals. He’s certainly been better at implementing conservative ideals than a Hillary Clinton presidency would have been.

So is it time, one year into Trump’s presidency, for the anti-Trump conservatives (me included) to lay down their arms, issue their apologia, and accept that they were wrong about Trump?

Part of the anti-Trump case, after all, was that Trump was all about Trump and nobody else. That his promises of tax cuts were fed to him by consultants and his real allegiances were about tax hikes on the rich. That his list of judges that he’d nominate to the Supreme Court was a sham, and that he’d just nominate his sister instead.

That was all wrong, and so was the idea that Trump was an ideological Democrat using the Republican Party to advance progressive ideology. So, one cheer for Donald Trump: He is not the worst-case scenario that some people thought he might be.


Don’t be fooled, the author (Kevin Glass) is no convert to The Donald.

But that’s not the entirety of the anti-Trump case, nor is it even the most important part.

Josh Barro wrote about the “tail risk” of a Trump presidency during Trump’s political ascent. The very thing that drew Trump’s supporters to him – his disregard for norms, his hatred of the “establishment,” his impolitic behavior – meant that the possibility of extreme events would be more likely. These range from the violently cataclysmic, like nuclear war, to the mundane-yet-meaningful, like defaulting on the national debt or pulling out of longtime military alliances.

Little in Trump’s first year should offer assurances that the president is not the erratic person that his opposition believed him to be. From picking fights with the mayor of London to insulting Australia to proving maddeningly inconsistent even to his advisers, the president’s continued behavior should worry even his staunchest supporters. Perhaps Americans know to take him “seriously but not literally,” but foreign heads of state don’t, and that’s meaningful for the long-term health of the nation.

The erratic behavior from the executive branch has resulted in a remarkably ineffective period of unified government. Despite Republican control of the White House and both houses of Congress, Republicans did not deliver on their campaign promises of a wall or an infrastructure overhaul, and spent six months trying and failing to pass an Obamacare repeal bill. The current GOP caucus is plagued with infighting. The Republican Senate had a three-vote cushion (down to two with the shocking loss in Alabama), and the president spent time publicly feuding with Republican Sens. Lamar Alexander, Jeff Flake, Lindsey Graham, and John McCain. Sowing discord with such a thin margin for error is not the wisest legislative tactic.

That GOP Senate seat loss in Alabama could portend a dismal future for the GOP – driven by Trumpism. For better or worse, the Republican Party is the party through which conservative ideas and policy must be implemented, and conservatives’ hope for policy wins will dim if Democrats consolidate their power for a long time. The shocking Alabama loss was driven by both anti-establishment fervor and Trump’s former advisor Steve Bannon’s strategy in the Republican primary that ousted the incumbent Republican.

If the anti-establishment fervor stoked by Trump continues, the GOP’s future viability as a party might be in doubt. They lost a Senate seat in possibly the most conservative state in the country, and the GOP is on track for massive losses in the midterm elections despite a very favorable electoral map. There have been decades-long periods in the past when Congress was ruled by a single party, and that could yet be the case very soon if the Trump GOP cannot hold elections in which it should win. Perhaps this is merely a one-off wave, like it was in 2010 when the GOP won a Senate election in Massachusetts – but it should not be discounted that the popular dislike of Trump infects the Republican brand for decades.

The Trump-sympathetic parts of the conservative movement are right that the president’s first year has produced some policy victories, and that it didn’t turn out that Donald Trump was a secret ideological progressive bent on passing liberal policy against the whim of conservatives. But the first year should not have calmed anyone who was concerned about his erratic behavior, nor should anyone think that the Trumpified Republican Party is in any way going to be a successful vehicle for conservative policymaking in the future.

Perhaps there are conservatives who regret not voting for Donald Trump after one year, but the first year should not have assuaged the anti-Trump conservative movement.

Sour grapes, anyone?

Here is my analogy:

Your family was planning to go to Disneyworld again on your summer vacation, but you surprised them with a 1-week trip to a fancy all-inclusive resort in Maui instead. Most of the family had a wonderful time in Hawaii except for your middle child who was pissed because he/she wanted to go to Disneyworld and spent the whole time in Maui whinging and bitching and moaning about everything.

#NeverTrump is that whiny, bitchy middle child. If they can’t have their way they’ll just make everyone else miserable.


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102 Responses to #NeverTrump Is Like A Whiny Bitchy Middle-Child

  1. Dora says:

    I just wanted to put a reminder here. It starts tonight.

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  5. lyn says:

    http://www.washingtonexaminer.com/groundhog-day-in-america/article/2646591

    One year after his inauguration, the voters who supported Trump have rarely changed their minds about how they see this unique figure in American politics. For a year and a day, most of the news they intake about him has been negative — sometimes, it is his fault; sometimes, it’s not; most of the time, it is a combination of both — delivered by a press that still struggles with trying to figure out how this disruptive, un-presidential, blunt, and sometimes uncouth man appeals to anyone.

  6. Myiq2xu™ says:

    Do they menstruate?

  7. DeniseVB says:

    This is a 40 minute video, so view when you have time. It’s the great Owen Shroyer having way too much fun (spreading the truth and triggering) at the NYC Women’s March. That looks like Anthony’s neck of the woods when he starts out walking towards Central Park West. ( corner of Broadway?) (Sorry for all the infowars videos today, but they seem to be the only ones interacting with the marchers 😉 )

  8. Myiq2xu™ says:

    • Myiq2xu™ says:

      We need an app to deliver a pat on the head.

      • lyn says:

        😀 I’m glad there is little coverage. Who cares?

        • Mt.Laurel says:

          I noticed after pushing it all week the local NBC station went silent yesterday. I assume turnout was was abysmal. Although I can name more than a dozen who went. Including five fed workers, four who work for federal contractors, three who work for nonprofits that are funded solely with federal monies, two still hanging about universities supposedly working toward yet another advanced degree in some inconsequential area, and one partridge in a think tank tree.

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  14. Myiq2xu™ says:

    I watched Passengers last night. It was an okay movie. The acting was good but the plot holes and bad science swallowed everything else.

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  16. lyn says:

    Stumbled across a nice thought regarding the stupid race card:
    We’re all a different shade of humanity.

  17. Dora says:

    Sara Carter: Explosive FISA Memo Could Be Released to the Public THIS WEEK! (VIDEO)

    http://thegatewaypundit.com/2018/01/sara-carter-explosive-fisa-memo-released-public-week-video/

  18. lyn says:

    Nasty women …

    • Miranda says:

      The person (I don’t want to assume gender!) looks pretty white to me.

    • DeniseVB says:

      They sure like that F-word while fauxraging over sh*thole. Hypocrites!

    • Jadzia says:

      The one on the lower right is a famous quote that I always thought was from Fran Lebowitz (that’s who my dad said it was from, and let’s not even get into why I was having that conversation with him), but Google says Amy Sedaris. Not about Trump.

      • Lulu says:

        It is very normal teenage girl shock value stupid shit found in family court or Sociology departments everywhere. So Lebowtiz or Sedaris are prime examples.

        • lateblum says:

          Not surprised to see signs like that rampant at these “empowerment” demonstrations. And then parents are “shocked” to hear their little girls, who they took to these marches to show how “oppressed” and “strong” women are, using this language in their homes, in their backyards, and on school grounds.
          I can’t wait to hear my dil and her friends blame the nasty talk from their 7year old daughters mouths on Trump or Trump supporters.

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  21. DeniseVB says:

    Glad I missed this party……and Chelsea Manning too! I’d be tempted to grab him by the…..whatever 😛

  22. Dora says:

    We saw Putin take the icy plunge. Huntsman did it too. 🙂

    ====

    US Ambassador to Russia Takes Icy Plunge on Orthodox Epiphany (PHOTOS, VIDEO)

    https://sputniknews.com/russia/201801211060938042-us-ambassador-huntsman-epiphany/

  23. helenk3 says:

    http://madworldnews.com/pelosi-celebrate-shutdown-military/

    nutty nancy got response she was not expecting from military

    • Mt.Laurel says:

      Wait. I am confused.

      First, I thought they decided they could not wear the pink vagina hats because not everyone identifying as female has a pink vagina and some have no vagina. Yet all the photos show those hats.Are they photos from last year?

      Second, does this mean the new Virginia governor, like the current Virginia Commissioner of Heath is a guy that thinks he is a girl?

  24. Myiq2xu™ says:

    • Cisco says:

      Nothing says Par-tee, like getting stupid drunk and fighting with the police who are sitting on about a ton of horses.🐴🤕🐴

  25. Myiq2xu™ says:

    REad this thread.

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    • Cisco says:

      If it’s never been used, but it’s there, DAMN WELL BETTER USE IT.
      It’s now or never, because if not, there will not be another now.

  28. Dora says:

    I like this man.

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  33. Dora says:

    Good for Boeing.

    • Cisco says:

      Boeing.
      Stepping up to the plate.
      Dem’s don’t care about our military, but it takes one of those nasty evil capitalist corporations to do the job.
      ✈️🇺🇸✈️🇺🇸✈️👍

    • mothy says:

      Smart PR.

      • Cisco says:

        Hmmmm.
        I think Boeing deserves more credit than PR.
        They have to do squat. Has any corporation offered to help?
        I know, just know Boeing will take a beating.
        “Why of course, they have big military contracts”
        McConnell getting a flatscreen to watch the playoffs in his office will get no media coverage.
        But Boeing? Negative, negative, negative press.
        If not, next round is on me 🍻

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  35. Cisco says:

    Old news.
    So supposedly the premier law enforcement organization in the world FBI just “lost” critical information.
    Poof! I dunno’ where it went.
    It was just here a minute ago.
    We’ll look again and get back to you if we find it.
    We think its with HRC’s 33K missing e-mails.
    These fuk’s are going all out on stonewalling. No, obstruction of justice and perjury.
    Forgive me, but I want to see some f’king heads in a basket.

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