Friday, October 28, 2016

Powell Goes #NeverTrump

Hardly news.  Colin Powell, America's Affirmative Action JCS, voted Democrat in 2008 and 2012.  He's hardly a Republican, and only uses the label to get media attention.

It is a real shame to see him descend like this.  He could have taken the high road after leaving public service.  But the lure of klieg lights and popularity were too strong.  Or maybe it was a return to his roots?

Is he a racist?  It would explain his support for Obama when McCain, and later Romney, were the epitome of a Powell Republican candidate. Moderate. Inclusive.  Smooth.

Oh well.

I've added Powell to my list.  The updated list is below.

In other #NeverTrump news, Laura Ingraham has doubled-down on the losers and is now shaming them.  Since a #NeverTrump is a vote for Hillary, or a non-vote for Trump that then helps Hillary, Laura concludes #NeverTrump = support for partial birth abortion.
“They are standing with the woman who stood up there today and said ‘I’m 100 percent for Roe v. Wade and partial-birth abortion’. That’s what #NeverTrump stands for I guess, Roe v. Wade and partial-birth abortions,” she said to Hannity.
Is she right?

Of course she is right.

#NeverTrump should have been a primary-only movement.  But they dug their heels in and wadded up their panties tight, and now there is no moving from their principled stand against... something.  As for any principled stand for something, crickets.

The updated lists, with some obligatory comments further down:

Diann Russell (Patriot Retort)
Doug Ross (DirectorBlue)
John Hawkins (RightWingNews)
Dave Blout (MoonBattery)
Michael Reagan
Eunie Smith (Eagle Forum)
Anne Cori (Eagle Forum)
Cathie Adams (Eagle Forum)
Rosina Kovar (Eagle Forum)
Shirley Curry (Eagle Forum)
Carolyn McLarty (Eagle Forum)
John Podhoretz (Commentary Magazine)
William Jacobsen (Legal Insurrection)
Steve Berman (The Resurgent)
Ben Howe (RedState)
Ted Cruz (TX)
John Kasich (OH)
Jeb Bush
Former Sen. Gordon Humphrey, NH
Former Rep. Chris Shays, CT
Former Rep. Tom Coleman, MO
Former Rep. Vin Weber, MN 
Mindy Finn (former RNC chief digital strategist) 
Christine Iverson Gunderson (former RNC press secretary) 
Virginia Hume Onufer (former RNC deputy press secretary) 
Beth Miller (former RNC field communications division director) 
Heather Layman (former deputy press secretary) 
B. Jay Cooper (former RNC communications director under four chairmen)  
Patrick Ruffini (former RNC ecampaign director). 
Terresa Monroe-Hamilton (NoisyRoom)
Fawkes News (SondraK)

Why do I keep posting this list?
1) While most of these people are conservatives who share my values, many behaved like liberals by telling me what was wrong with my candidate rather than tell me what was good about theirs.  Shameful behavior.
2) Many of these people consider themselves 'thought leaders' in conservative circles, yet they either missed the Trump Phenomenon and the anger that fueled it, or they chose to counter it for personal gain.  Many still claim a more enlightened perspective, but I've stopped listening to their ideas and predictions.  If they couldn't see the Trump Phenomenon, what good are they?
3) Some have jumped onto the Trump Train after their attempt to stifle or sabotage it.  Of these, some have suffered a reduction in listeners/readers and thus ad revenue.  The others are suffering in the polls for an upcoming race or have some other career reason to show support now.  In both cases, personal gain was the reason for going #NeverTrump, and personal gain is the reason they now support Trump.
4) #NeverTrumpers are Republicans who choose to not support the Party's nominee.  Since I could vote I have always supported the nominee.  I was always loyal. Are the #NeverTrumpers telling me I don't have to be loyal anymore?

5) Because the #NeverTrumpers called me "stupid" or a "low information voter" during the primaries. I've learned with liberals that these labels are the sign I've won.  #NeverTrumpers aren't any different than liberals.  The Internet is forever (unless Hillary is elected President), and Ushanka never forgets.
 See the original Ushanka posts:
BitterCruzingers 2.24.16
#NeverTrump 3.2.16

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Sad to see people who believe Cruz supporters do not support Trump, despite Trump's obvious flaws and cheap standards. Clearly Cruz would have cleaned the Hildabeast's clock and Trump did all he could to alienate Cruz.

With Cruz's support I don't believe this race would have been anywhere as close as it is. But then who needs the support of a man not eligible to be president according to Trump, and the son of the man who killed JFK?

With an attitude like yours who do you think you will recruit as allies to fight the Bushies, Ryans and McConnells?