There’s a PJ Media piece by Andrew Klavan that I’m supposed to be impressed with. It’s called “Reality Has a Voice.”
Klavan has the audacity to open the piece with this line-
After a year of relentless attacks from the press…Donald Trump’s poll numbers are rising.
Klavan says “the press” like it’s “those other guys, over there.” Let me remind you of Klavan’s attack, not only on Trump, who he calls “evil” and a “schmuck,” but of Andrew’s attack on Trump voters, who he characterized as clueless and emotional.
Take a look-
Yeah, “I’m angry.” I’m angrier now than I was when he first published this video, because Klavan is casually trying to blend while looking around and whistling, claiming he was never #NeverTrump.
-Makes video calling Trump evil and a schmuck and urges schmucks that support Trump to look for a better candidate, someone who isn’t a schmuck.
-Publishes his video for #NeverTrump Ben Shapiro.
Ben Shapiro for the Daily Wire:
I will never vote for Donald Trump…I stand with #NeverTrump.
I think Trump will get blown out in a general election.
The counterargument to the #NeverTrump movement comes down to two words: Hillary Clinton. Trump will supposedly close the borders (a lie); Hillary will not. Trump will appoint conservative Supreme Court justices (unlikely); Hillary will not.
It’s on the consciences of the people who went along with this nomination. We did not select Trump. We will not vote for him.
…they call for conservatives to swallow hard and unify behind a man who opposes all conservative principles – to save conservatism!
Strip the drunken boor antics from Trump, and you’ve got John McCain…
…if we don’t say “no” to Donald Trump now, we will continue drifting ever further left…
Now, let’s look at some excerpts from the fantastically pithy piece by Klavan, filled with all sorts of Klavan gravitas –
I’ll tell you what I mean. I was a liberal once. When Ronald Reagan was elected president, the press told me he was an idiot actor, a warmonger, and a racist and I believed them. I never consulted any news source that presented him positively. I worked in some major news outlets for part of Reagan’s two terms, and I never even met anyone who supported him.
My left-wing prejudice was so baked in, I refused to acknowledge Reagan’s successes…
But then the Berlin wall came down. Don’t believe the re-writers of history — nobody saw that coming. Nobody, that is, but Ronald Reagan.
Two terms of Reagan greatness, and still he was unconvinced that he was good for the nation.
I remember sitting on the edge of my bed that day, staring thunderstruck at the television screen as East Germans, brutalized by socialism, yearning to be free, dismantled the central symbol of the Cold War. I remember thinking: “I’ll be damned. That old b*****d Reagan was right about everything.”
Okay, so we allow Klavan to have his anti-progressive epiphany, one that, weirdly, was prompted by the tearing down of an international symbol of progressivism. One wonders why Reagan’s conservative economic policies, which turned around the liberal economic failures of the Jimmy Carter years, didn’t have an impact on the “flippable” Klavan. (Maybe because it’s complete bullshit, but makes for a great plot pivot point in the bullshit story?)
He says, “I remember sitting on the edge of my bed that day, staring thunderstruck at the television screen as East Germans, brutalized by socialism.”
There were no pictures of East Germans on the television that day being brutalized by socialism. So Klavan had to know prior to that day that that socialism was a brutal system, yet he supported it? Why would the wall coming down turn him around politically?
But I’m digressing. I’m merely trying to point out that this “arc” is crapola. And I’m also wondering why he is employed and listened to if he’s consistently wrong and is consistently trying to play catch up, even today.
In the piece Klavan says,
When Ronald Reagan was elected president, the press told me he was an idiot actor, a warmonger, and a racist and I believed them…
The video I posted above is “the press” telling me that Trump is a schmuck and evil. Luckily I didn’t believe the smug Klavan.
Reality has a voice.