I love the smell of fresh hypocrisy on a Sunday morning.
Remember this exchange on Megyn Kelly's show last summer?
KELLY: Let’s start with that. People say it’s sexist to say her business career was a disaster. Has anybody said that?
LOWRY: No, no one disputes that. Trump obviously attacks everyone, but she’s become a much bigger target, and I think part of what’s going on here is that last debate. Let’s be honest. Carly cut his balls off with the precision of a surgeon.
KELLY: What did you just say?
LOWRY: He knows it.
KELLY: You can’t say that.
LOWRY: He knows he insulted and bullied his way to the top of the polls. No one was able to best him ever, except for this tough lady on that stage. And it must kill him. He must be simmering about it to this night.
If Trump has an elemental appeal to his supporters, he also drags down the Right to its lowest common denominator. Forget the philosophers, the books, the ideas, the policies, the entire intellectual infrastructure of conservatism as it’s been developed over decades — insulting the right people is just as, if not more, important. Forget the sermonizing about the centrality of personal probity and trustworthiness, elevated into a fever pitch during the controversies of Bill Clinton’s presidency — the cardinal virtue is sheer combativeness. Forget the suspicion of state power and the fear that it can be wielded to punish those who antagonize people in high office — it all depends, apparently, on who is punishing whom.Lowest Common Denominator?
Well at least the staff at the National Review has stopped saying we whelp our children with all the wisdom of a stray dog.
Trump fights. Lowry doesn't.
Well, not with liberals, that is.