Dear Never Trumpers: The Cruise Is Over

Emerald Robinson: How a generation of “conservative” intellectuals finally turned into Democrats.

A lot has happened since my well known essay “The Collapse of the Never Trumpers” appeared in 2018 — and none of it has been good for that tribe of pundits or their garden gnome leader, Bill Kristol. In fact, most of them have seen their careers collapse so spectacularly that only Michael Avenatti could really understand. George Will has semi-retired to a life of boring students to death as a commencement speaker at small colleges. Jonah Goldberg and Steven Hayes used to appear on Fox News regularly but now they pretend to fax a newsletter every morning to their remaining friends and family and David French.

What happened? My prediction of their end seemed to initiate their end. It was like watching a series of abandoned buildings get detonated in sequence. I had a front row seat, of course, and I wore a hard hat and watched it all come down. There’s a lot of dust and debris left on the cable shows even now. We’re looking at you, S. E. Cupp.

What you have to remember about so many of the “conservative” failures who went bankrupt in the Trump Era is that many of them had failed long before. Like big banks, they were hollowed out over the years. Many of these people had pushed for the Iraq War, hated the Tea Party, hated Sarah Palin (or what Sarah Palin stood for), and were more than a little attracted to the astonishingly empty political career of Barack Obama. Some of them had fallen for the crease of Obama’s pants. (We’re looking at you, David Brooks.) Does that sound conservative to you? That happened well before Donald Trump took the escalator down to the podium at Trump Tower in 2015. more here

17 Comments on Dear Never Trumpers: The Cruise Is Over

  1. Even so, most Republicans today – and even many ‘Conservatives’ – don’t understand that it’s a grassroots 𝘾𝙤𝙣𝙨𝙩𝙞𝙩𝙪𝙩𝙞𝙤𝙣𝙖𝙡 𝙢𝙤𝙫𝙚𝙢𝙚𝙣𝙩 that is the underpinning of Trump’s support.

  2. “ The Biden Regime has been such a disaster for America in one short year that it has made the Trump Administration look like Camelot.” Best thing I have read all day!

  3. “Fuck Trump…DeSantis 2024”

    You are a total fucking idiot and I’ll tell you why. If DeSantis gets elected in 2024 he’ll be pulling his punches guarding his 2028 election. Trump has no future election to protect. Plus he’s pissed. Call it the Trump 2024 revenge tour. But he needs four years to clean shit up and then yes, by all means, 8 years of DeSantis. I hope like hell they’re working together.
    Anon, you are an idiot. Ask our advise from now on before you make any decision. You’re just not that smart.

  4. ^^^I want to see Trump get his two terms AND get to beat the shit out of three Democrat stooges to do it. Or two Democrat stooges, one of them twice, if that bitter drunken sow Hillary throws her shoe in the ring again.

  5. “2 crooks for prison,”

    Yea well now lets do the Uni Party Libtards who stole an election. Prisons to good for them. Line them up, shoot them. By the way I’m triple ex so bow down little bitch.

  6. @Brad January 26, 2022 at 9:37 pm

    > Trump has no future election to protect.

    He still has billions of Federal Reserve notes to protect. Same as the last time.

    2024? Same as the last time.

  7. “not that anonymous”

    There’s not many we can rally behind to save the Republic. obviously you’ve branded Trump as a traitor. I disagree. Mean while, who in the exact fuck are you voting for?

  8. @Brad January 26, 2022 at 10:34 pm

    > There’s not many we can rally behind to save the Republic.

    The Republic that brought us here? There are millions we can “rally”(? “hide”? six of one, half a dozen of the same) behind. They’re everywhere.

    > obviously you’ve branded Trump as a traitor.

    As I have no country, I can not brand him “traitor”. As he’s a cosmopolitan billionaire, nor would any United Nations recognized country.

    > I disagree.


    > Mean while, who in the exact fuck are you voting for?

    Not Hillary. Same as the last time The Donald ran.

  9. Anything but! Traitor, now your talkin, love the forged electoral docs that surfaced from the archives, failed coup attempt asks, who is next in line to be thrown under the bus. Jr or Ivanka, daddy says Jr.

  10. not that anonymous,

    My, how elusive, mysterious, and fucked up all at once. If you ever decide you want to get real hit me up. It’ll be fun.

  11. I don’t know about the crease in Barry’s slacks, but it seems a lot of them were enamored by the bulge in Big Mike’s trousers.

  12. @Brad January 26, 2022 at 11:11 pm

    > You have no country? That explains a lot. I do. Are you currently living on U.S. soil?

    You imply that you are (living on U.S. soil). And that you have a country. That, indeed, explains a lot. (And The International Pædotranny Occupation Force thanks you for your service.)

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