Wednesday, November 30, 2016

#NeverTrump Memory Lane

These recent #NeverTrump items inspired this trip down Memory Lane:
GP:  Here’s THE LIST of Mitt Romney’s VICIOUS Attacks on Trump

Breitbart:  Beware: Meet Top 6 #NeverTrump GOP Insiders
An awkward dinner with The Man last night:

Let's look at some of the most egregious #NeverTrump efforts from this past year.  The comments became so unhinged and unprofessional that I kept screenshots.  Here are about 20% of them. 






Here are the BitterCruzinger and #NeverTrump lists.  I've added six more from the Breitbart post above.

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 some of them now support Trump.
4) #NeverTrumpers are Republicans who chose to not support the Party's nominee.  Since I could vote I have always supported the nominee.  I was always loyal. I assumed my fellow Republicans shared this loyalty.  Are the #NeverTrumpers telling me I don't have to be loyal anymore?

5) The #NeverTrumpers were quick to call me "stupid" or a "low information voter." I've learned with liberals that these labels are the signal that I've won.  #NeverTrumpers aren't any different than liberals.  The Internet is forever, and Ushanka never forgets.
 See the original Ushanka posts:
BitterCruzingers 2.24.16
#NeverTrump 3.2.16
What a year!

UPDATED 1.15.17:

Added RedState's Kimberly Ross.  U/T: GP.

UPDATED 1.16.17:

Added Tom Ridge, Michael Chertoff, Carla Hillls, Robert Zoellick, John Negroponte, Michael V. Hayden, Mary Beth Long, Frances Townsend,   U/T: WP.

UPDATED 2.19.17:

Added Katie Walsh, suspected source of White House leaks. U/T: Hill

UPDATED 3.30.17:

When Speaker Paul Ryan failed to pass a bill in congress to repeal ObamaCare, the #NeverTrumpers tried to blame the executive branch.

Also, Katie Walsh was exposed at the White House leaker today and was fired.  Story at CT.

UPDATED 7.13.17:

The first post-election #NeverTrump addition to the list goes to PJ Media for their unprofessional representation of the Russian lawyer nothingburger.  While the details are still debated, it is fact that even if all the accusations were true there would still be no actual law broken.  If someone requests a meeting with Candidate A with an offer of information bad for Candidate B, Candidate A may take the meeting.  Idiots.

UPDATED 8.28.17:

Added Paul Wehner. U/T: Breitbart 

UPDATED 9.5.17:

Added Bruce Bartlett.  U/T: GP 

UPDATED 2.6.18:

IOTW remembers.  And I found this list of #NeverTrump'ers in the comments.

UPDATED 2.24.18:

CPAC invited #NeverTrump'er Mona Charen to speak, and she #NeverTrump'ed before being escorted out.  Just more proof that #NeverTrump'ers are never to be trusted.  Ever.

UPDATED 5.22.18:

Glenn Beck is the latest #NeverTrump fool to throw his support behind President Trump.  Mark Dice explains the real reason...

UPDATED 10.5.19:

We've come full circle. "Trump isn't so bad anymore." Or... "we want to make money and be influential again."  MSN.

UPDATED 10.24.19:

Two tweets from President Trump, found at CTH:

UPDATED 10.3.20:

Found at 90 Miles. Yes, they still exist.

 UPDATED 12.16.20: FrontPage: A Republican NeverTrump Postmortem.


1 comment:

Moopa said...

All this and yet most of us unredeemable deplorables will allow you to stay on board the ship or at least those of you holier than thou type that are intelligent enough to recant and accept reality. I'm quite willing to forgive, but I will never forget.

Yes, we broke it and now we own it! To borrow a phrase "It's morning in America".

A new captain at the helm is just what is needed to guide us. With this new heading the waters may be rough there will be pitfalls and maelstroms engineered by the enemy within to overcome. So hold on tight we will be making large heading changes, cutting though to smooth water at full canvas so man the rails or jump.