From Charles "Opposed Reagan's Re-Election" Krauthammer:
Well, there isn’t a lot of consistency between the campaign rhetoric and the appointments. Goldman Sachs was a whipping boy for Bernie Sanders, for Donald Trump, and for lots of folks as a symbol of Wall Street corruption, greed, and overbearing influence. And they get two major appointments in the new administration. But I don’t think that Trump cares about that. I’m not sure he needs to. People are going to judge him by how he does, not by how consistent what he does now is with the rhetoric in the campaign. He has jettisoned a lot of stuff from the campaign. Some of it, I think, it’s a good thing he jettisoned. This is all going to depend who he feels the most comfortable with and who are the best of people.Krauthammer just rolled out Alinsky's Rule 4: Make opponents live up to their own book of rules. “You can kill them with this, for they can no more obey their own rules than the Christian church can live up to Christianity.”
It would be OK with Krauthammer if Ted Cruz did that because his wife, Heidi Cruz, works for Goldman Sachs.
Then there is this business that the Russians elected Trump. How many electoral votes did they get? 306? Zero? Something like that.
From David "I Should Be President" French:
There is time for Trump to reverse course, to call for an investigation into Russian activities and to nominate a secretary of state who’s known for clearly understanding Russian intentions and the extent of Russian aggression. Trump is president of an entire nation, not just the leader of his movement, and he needs to move quickly to acknowledge that millions of Americans are feeling exactly as Republicans would if the roles were reversed. Yes, the Eighties have called. They have their foreign policy back. The Russians know it. Obama finally knows it. Does Trump?The Eighties Called? Yes, the "conservatives" are plagiarizing Barack Obama.
Then there is Mark Krikorian the Vapid:
Trump’s pick for Labor secretary is perhaps the worst person imaginable for that role: Andrew Puzder, CEO of CKE Restaurants, the parent company of fast-food chains Carl’s Jr., Hardee’s, and others. He is one of the nation’s most outspoken business voices for Gang of Eight-style immigration policies. He didn’t just sign an open letter once as a favor to a friend; he’s been a high-profile champion of amnesty and huge increases in immigration and guestworkers.Of course, Puzder has completely renounced hiring illegal aliens and the companies that hire them. But what are facts when you are paid to seethe?
From Mister French, again:
Donald Trump owes Chuck Jones an apology. Jones, a union leader who represents workers at the now-famous Indiana Carrier plant, had attacked Trump for exaggerating the number of jobs saved in his “deal” to downsize Carrier’s move to Mexico.Yes, Mister French, the butt-hurt of losing an election you were in for a week never ends, does it?
Now for my theory as to why Bill Kristol, Jonah Goldberg, and the rest are being so bitter, so desperate, and so over-the-top in their constant criticism of Trump.
Barack Obama was very very good to them because they could hit up donors who wanted to stop and rollback Obamacare.
But just as the reason National Abortion Rights Action League died on January 23, 1973 -- when abortion became a national "right" -- so to the need for conservative activism died on November 8, 2016. Republicans won everything. And now, who needs the National Review and the think-tank columnists that fill its pages and online feed?
The money may dry up if President Trump succeeds.
They are desperate.
From National Review:
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Put up a paywall, or sell ads, but just don't beg. You are not St. Jude's Children's Hospital, which does some actual good. You are an opinion magazine that backed the wrong pony.
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