A Moral Scenario: Dump TrumpCheating is now considered moral by John Podhoretz, the author of the column under the headline and the head of the magazine.
Trump played by the rules and won an overwhelming majority of the delegates. He did so despite the larger staffs of his opponents who raised $700 million combined. He raised $17 million.
Now Podhoretz and the rest of the Never Trump gang want to steal the nomination, as if the NBA now would give the New York Knicks the title instead of Cleveland. Like any Democrat, Podhoretz wraps this theft in righteousness.
They [delegates] are representatives of the people, and just as representatives can and must sometimes act in accord with their consciences and against what the polls say, so too must delegates be free in the same way under remarkable circumstances.
Those circumstances may well be upon the delegates to the 2016 convention, who could be in possession of enough data to convince them that at all levels their party is headed for a near-extinction event. They may also have data suggesting that the candidate who only received 44 percent of the aggregate GOP vote in the primaries has done nothing to secure the majority support of Republicans, and has in fact continued to alienate many in his own party while uniting those in his rival party by giving them a common cause: Stopping him.
Under such conditions, denying Trump a victory on the first ballot and throwing the convention open might not only be a wise thing to do; it would be the moral thing to do.As Buffy Sainte-Marie sang:
Go ahead and hate your neighborBut I doubt Podhoretz and the rest of these puppets take this effort serious. It's a sideshow.
Go ahead and cheat a friend
Do it in the name of heaven
You can justify it in the end
He is a puppet. Anonymous donors pay his way, and they reward him handsomely. Never Trump is a good marketing tool to keep the money rolling in from those who benefit from open borders, cheap labor from green cards, and unbridled free trade. Every time I see Podhoretz on television I wonder who his Geppetto is. Does Geppetto let the wooden Podhoretz ride in his limo?
But Geppetto pays his Pinocchio well.
What a joke.
He is a bought man. An intellectual whore. The magazine is a non-profit paid by donors. That was pointed out earlier by Mike Cernovich, the bane of the Conservative Commentariat's existence.
National Review is the same way.How does anti-Trump @jpodhoretz "earn" $424,000 a year running a "non-profit" magazine? Who funds that? pic.twitter.com/Rdp0YtawER— Mike Cernovich (@Cernovich) April 28, 2016
Trump is his own man, which is likely one reason Never Trumpers hate him so.
Coming soon -- "Trump the Press: Don Surber's take on how the pundits blew the 2016 Republican race."