UPDATE 1/13/22: Kristi makes one more clueless leap away from the MAGA base with her patronizing advice to vax skeptics to just “quit your job.” We’re already on to Haley, Cruz has just let a big one slip, both Cheneys are unabashedly out of the closet, so right now, we’re banking on De Santis.
Trump = Pure MAGA
DeSantis = Political MAGA
Noem = MagaLite with a twist of Koch and Corporate money
Haley = Anti-MAGA, pure corporate GOP establishment
Cruz = MAGA opportunism / splitter against MAGA
UPDATE 1/8/22: Nobody is praying more fervently for mass short-term memory loss than Ted Cruz after coming out as a potential replacement for Liz Cheney on Pelosi’s January 6 Show Trial Commission. After calling January 6 “a violent terrorist attack” on the Capitol, he has found himself walking things back in desperation, vainly invoking the limp old “I misspoke” meme. Tucker wasn’t buying it, and one suspects neither will the betrayed and very disappointed MAGA base.
UPDATE 12/18/21: Milking the January 6 “insurrection” hoax for all it’s worth, Liz Cheney is leading the RINO charge over the cliff permanently exposing themselves as the mirror images of their Leftist counterparts.
UPDATE 11/20/21: Over the indignant objections of the RINO snobs who would rather see the present Dem disaster continue than see Trump as POTUS again, it is reasonable to consider Trump a potentially unifying force for the Republican Party. His strong presence and stance would force the opposition Party back to a semblance of centrist sanity.
UPDATE 11/1/21: The Lincoln Project, a political concoction of Leftist cockroaches ridiculously passing themselves off as “republicans,” is behind the desperate attempt to tar Terry McAuliffe’s opponent in the VA Governor’s race with the white supremacist brush. (How’s that for colorful imagery!) Alas, it appears this is one more Leftist/RINO hoax doomed to fail.
UPDATE 10/19/21: Colin Powell has died. Once considered Presidential material, he fell into RINO self-delusion and, ultimately, disgrace if authentic legacy means anything. Without morbid gloating, it should be noted that we have here a fully vaccinated celebrity dying of Covid, spotlighting the foolish alliance of Never Trumpers of all stripes with the Holy Vaccine.
UPDATE 10/16/21: The most malignant treachery is that which comes from within one’s own ranks. So it is with the false perception that so-called “mavericks” within the Republican/conservative media are somehow coming around to Woke ways. In truth, they are and have always been RINOs, Republicans & conservative In Name Only. Such sleazy culprits as WAPO’s “conservative” Jennifer Rubin and others like her are simply well-paid Dem operatives.
UPDATE 10/9/21: With the fatal onset of Trump Derangement Syndrome, National Review lost its direction which led to them losing one of conservatism’s finest scholars and insightful commentators. Trump has an oft-employed term for this sorry ilk. It’s…you got it!… “losers.”
UPDATE 9/17/21: Some good conservatives opine that Trump should bow out because he’s too “divisive.” In fact, he is a uniting force for the genuinely conservative base uninterested in yielding yet more of our liberties to what has become a far-Leftist Democratic Party with now-unhidden Globalist/communist goals.
The real divisive force is the Never Trump Republican establishment, now maneuvering within its ranks to erase MAGA (Trump/DeSantis) from the running. This has long been the stated goal of Nikki Haley for one among a number of others hoping for top spot on the GOP ticket in 2024.
When will conservatives and those sorta/kinda/in a way leaning that direction learn that undiluted conservatism-unimpeachable Constitutional liberties, unfettered free markets, low taxes, no-nonsense national defense and firmly controlled legal immigration-is what wins elections, not compromising or “reaching across the aisle.” We’re looking at four more years of the Biden regime if these scheming RINOS gain any real traction.
UPDATE 9/15/21: In the person and execrable words of GWBush on 9/1/21, we are faced with the “foul spirit” of those elitist Republican snobs who were comfy enough with Reagan’s vision while in the decades since adamantly advancing the Globalist/Marxist candidacies of Obama, HR Clinton and Biden. How cringe-worthy for us now to have voted and supported such ambiguously unprincipled people as Bush and his progressively more “progressive” successors like McCain and Romney.
It is becoming ever more obvious what a seminal figure Trump has proven to be, what a departure from DC business-as-usual he was in actually tackling real problems for the sake of solving them, not merely for political posturing and image. Strange how someone branded as being so grandiose and narcissistic has proven to be the most effective, accessible and generous presence conservatives have enjoyed since Reagan.
Meanwhile, the “dignified gentlemen” of the Bush ilk has proven themselves utterly detached from real people and real life, as much or more than their Woke socialist multi-millionaire counterparts on the Left. What an embarrassment and what dire consequences for America and the world that we are now experiencing and certain to compound in the coming years.
UPDATE 9/14/21: In response to Dubya’s outrageous comparison of supporters to the Taliban, Laura Ingraham clearly articulates the disenchantment with the Bush Family establishment that stupidly wishes to ingratiate itself with the very same Leftist/Democrat establishment that demonized Dubya as Hitlerian non-stop throughout his tenure. You see, the conservative base has found a new home in Trump and his can-do/will-do approach to preserving and enhancing the American Way. And the Bush legacy now, justifiably, finds itself rejected and headed for posterity’s dumpster.
UPDATE 9/12/21: George W. Bush outs himself as the RINO’s RINO, despoiling his own commendable leadership legacy on 9/11 and thereafter by comparing Trump supporters to the Taliban. Like McCain and Romney, the man has proven himself a fool and an ingrate by insulting those who gave him whatever stature in American history he might have had.
UPDATE 9/6/21: Peggy Noonan is long overdue for full dismissal as a serious political commentator. Having been Reagan’s speechwriter has allowed her to capitalize on her own version of Intersectional Politics: at her core an arrogant Liberal Elitist hired by prestigious journals as as their “balanced and fair” token Conservative which she isn’t. Her touting of Obama in 2008 as the next big thing brings to mind the NYT’s own token “conservative,” David “Perfectly Creased Pant” Brooks. As Obama didn’t quite live up to her wild expectations, he eventually got a Peggy diss, never mentioning her previous admiration. Predictably, this Trump-Hater Supreme heaped lavish, hopeful praise on both Biden and Harris separately last year only to find herself now already covering her posterior without mention of her earlier high esteem for these two political atrocities.
Orwell defined the DoubleThink of totalitarian propagandists used to brainwash the masses as simultaneously holding two opposing thoughts as true. Peggy is the undisputed Mistress of DoubleThink, only stretched out over years. This is also known as talking out of both sides of your mouth which, in sane, honest company, should be the end of any pretense of credibility. That this insufferable and two-faced snob continues to be given such prominent media pulpits is a slap in the face to any legitimate journalism.
UPDATE 8/31/21: As the Biden fiasco expands from outrage to disaster to catastrophe, one can’t help pointing fingers at those phony Trump-hating “conservatives” who have actively helped make it all possible.
Presumably, future elections (including those involving him) aren’t going the same mysterious way this one did with sudden new virus crises necessitating lockdowns and the urgent need for massive mail-in voting. Dan Crenshaw, RINO? Say it ain’t so, Dan.
UPDATE 7/2/21: Sneaky, sneaky…Don’t trust them. Any surprise these two GOP Establishmentarians are suddenly all gaga for MAGA and Trump…until they’re not?
UPDATE 6/11/21: It has to be a dark day for the Bush clan and their most ardent RINO comrades as their youngest new up-and-comer, George P. Bush, creates good waves for himself as a MAGA/Trump supporter. If it’s principle, bravo to the young renegade. If it’s just politics, bravo for the common sense to ally himself with the base to ensure a future in the GOP, unlike the short-sighted Pence who lacked the character and spine to stand with DJT beyond January 6. Now Mike’s suddenly all gaga for MAGA, but his earlier craven submission to the prevailing TDS has forever disqualified him as a Presidential contender.
UPDATE 6/5/21: The unanimously hailed Most Embarrassing Republican POTUS candidate known affectionately to millions of conservatives as Mittens moves himself down one more notch holding his own as Most Noxious Living RINO in light of his attempt to blackmail fellow Republicans into setting up the Kill MAGA Permanently [aka January 6th) Commission.
UPDATE 3/2/21: Squirm-worthy Mittens sports a nasty black eye, the result of pitching forward abruptly like a felled tree watching Trump incite the insurrectionist CPAC crowd to roaring, proudly American fever pitch. There goes his dream of Romney-centric Republican “unity!” Damn! Damn! Damn! Adding visible insult to the injury of demolished POTUS plans, the black ‘n bluish blemish was the result of his devious right peeper getting squashed against his unnaturally long PinnocchioNose upon face plant impact. Don’t you hate when that happens?!
UPDATE 2/6/20: The final self-immolation of a total traitor to his Party and the philosophy that gifted him the chance to be POTUS.
ORIGINAL POST 6/18/19 Since 2008, those Americans seeking an electoral alternative to Marxist transformation of America into a Democratic Party-controlled banana republic have suffered the embarrassing agony of not one but two traitors to their cause.
First, we had John McCain, he of white-hot Trump Hate and major betrayal. Given the chance to roll back ObamaCare, the Republican war hero candidate’s decisive thumbs down was one big middle finger to those “wacko birds” who supported him in 2008.
And now Mitt Romney to the rescue of those scoundrels vowing to overturn Trump’s election by signing onto the totally fake Russian Collusion hoax farce. Naturally, he’s become the darling of the MSM that once savaged him for being the un-Obama.
Power and the promise of it corrupts absolutely, even a squeaky-clean Mormon whose entire political career and image sadly prove to be just another transparently ugly political pose.