Sunday, June 04, 2017

National Review suddenly needs us


Two months after its infamous "Against Trump" issue, National Review decided to abuse Trump and its supporters even further.

Editors assigned Kevin D. Williamson to pen, “The Father-F├╝hrer,” a title that implied Trump supporters were Nazis.

15 months later, Williamson is begging us to send National Review money.

From Williamson then:
“If you spend time in hardscrabble, white upstate New York, or eastern Kentucky, or my own native West Texas, and you take an honest look at the welfare dependency, the drug and alcohol addiction, the family anarchy — which is to say, the whelping of human children with all the respect and wisdom of a stray dog — you will come to an awful realization. It wasn’t Beijing. It wasn’t even Washington, as bad as Washington can be. It wasn’t immigrants from Mexico, excessive and problematic as our current immigration levels are. It wasn’t any of that,” Williamson wrote.
The problem was laziness, he wrote. 
“The truth about these dysfunctional, downscale communities is that they deserve to die. Economically, they are negative assets. Morally, they are indefensible. The white American underclass is in thrall to a vicious, selfish culture whose main products are misery and used heroin needles. Donald Trump’s speeches make them feel good. So does OxyContin. What they need isn’t analgesics, literal or political. They need real opportunity, which means that they need real change, which means that they need U-Haul. If you want to live, get out of Garbutt, New York.” 
So we whelp our "children with all the respect and wisdom of a stray dog."

He said this in a cover story in the magazine.

Put another way, National Review was marketing itself as the magazine that was daring to not only call Trump Hitler, but to call his supporters Nazis who whelp our "children with all the respect and wisdom of a stray dog."

Williamson and the National Review called us dogs.

Fine.

We stopped reading it in print and online. And now, lo and behold, Kevin D. Williamson is begging for money:
Why We Ask for Your Support
Ha ha ha.

Bite me.
There is no substitute for National Review.
Ha ha ha.

Bite me.
I might not be your favorite writer. One of the great things about National Review is that I don’t have to be.
Ha ha ha.

Bite me.
National Review took a principled and — even at the time — unpopular stand against the man who would go on to become the Republican presidential nominee and, incredibly enough, president. I was not the most restrained voice on the issue. I am sure that this resulted in some canceled subscriptions and withheld donations, but I never heard much about any of that. I get a lot of feedback on my work from the editors here — “Do you think this is really fair to the other side’s argument? Are you sure about the numbers here? Do you really need a 121-word lead?” — but it’s never: “Don’t write that because it will annoy x donor or y advertiser.”
Ha ha ha.

Bite me.

Principled my ass. "Against Trump" was a power play by Washington insiders who represented globalism, not conservatism.

Oh, they mumble the right words about conservatism, but Make America Great Again? It already is great in DC. Too bad for the rest of you losers, right?

Should have taken the bus out of Garbutt when you had the chance.

Williamson is the quintessential National Review writer today. Here was how Williamson described Trump entering the race:
Witless Ape Rides Escalator
Williamson's story was worse than the headline:
Donald Trump, being Donald Trump, announced his candidacy at Trump Tower, making a weird grand entrance via escalator — going down, of course, the symbolism of which is lost on that witless ape. But who could witness that scene — the self-made man who started with nothing but a modest portfolio of 27,000 New York City properties acquired by his millionaire slumlord father, barely out of his latest bankruptcy and possibly headed for another one as the casino/jiggle-joint bearing his name sinks into the filthy mire of the one U.S. city that makes Las Vegas look respectable, a reality-television grotesque with his plastic-surgery-disaster wife, grunting like a baboon about our country’s “brand” and his own vast wealth — and not see the peerless sign of our times?
Now Williamson wants readers to bail out his publication.

The National Review is not a charity case. Send your money to the USO, Salvation Army, Union Mission, or some real charity.

A conservative publication would be self-reliant.

The free market speaks. There is not much demand for Never Trump screeds these days.

The magazine's publisher should clean house and hire Trump supporters.

Right now, the magazine is run by dummies with big egos.

In 2015, the National Review underestimated Trump and the anger at Washington from real conservatives.

In 2016, the National Review doubled down on the stupid.

In 2017, they still will not admit they were wrong. Many of its staffers and hangers on were rooting for Trump and his supporters to fail so they could take back the Republican Party.

In short, they did not give a rat's ass about the Supreme Court, or regulatory relief, or tax cuts.

That was all a charade. All they care about is globalism.

They mock us. They work against us. They hate our values while pretending they share them.

Now they want our money.

Ha ha ha.

Bite me.




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26 comments:

  1. And let's not forget that they also threw out Mark Steyn, one of the only writers there who made it worth reading.

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    1. And then CRTV gave Mark the boot too--why? Mark is a huge talent. Why is the GOPe out to get him?

      Just makes me like Mark more.

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    2. Mark could permanently sub for Rush and that show wouldn't miss a beat. God bless Mark Steyn.

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  2. As the Aussies say, "Suffer in your jocks", NR.

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  3. Almost anything Victor Davis Hanson writes is worth reading; and considerable analysis by Andrew McCarthy seems on the mark. I used to think Jonah Goldberg was insightful, but I have been saddened by some of the Never-Trump stuff I have seen from him. However, I have never been a reader of Kevin Williamson, and I generally stopped reading "The Corner" when I learned that NR was publishing its Never-Trump issue.

    But I must say the quotes you have from Williamson's writing are shockers for me. "Bite me" seems to be the most appropriate reaction (I'll still read Hanson and McCarthy though).

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    1. Bite me is too kind.
      Fortunately, Hanson is published at other sites so I will read him there. McCarthy is read via others that quote his articles. Unless by accident, I will not give NRO a click.
      Thank you Don for reading that site and reporting back to us.

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    2. I signed up for Hanson alerts. Conrad Black also is very good. Wish he would buy the damned thing

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    3. VDH is a closet NeverTrump. His disdain for the President comes thru in his writings. Look at his current screed comparing Trump to the Roman Emperor Claudius, in a non-flattering way. Not a fan of his any more.

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  4. Don't come back to west Texas.

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  5. If their business model is insufficient to carry them through...then no bail outs. That's GOP to the core...

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  6. I liked Kevin's writing B.M. (Before MAGA). I still like Jonah and Jim G. I get not being for Trump, but the hostility of the Never Trump side I do not get. Trump is flawed, but he is a damn sight better than Hillary. Do they not get that Trump can be persuaded, but attacks are not the way to do it?

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    1. Never trust a never Trump. The two G's you like are no better than Krystol, they think their sh*t don't stink. It amazes me that you say, Trump is flawed, but offer no examples. Persuaded by whom, and no they're not bright enough.

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  7. "There is no substitute for National Review." I get a package of 30 rolls of it from Costco; it's softer and more absorbent. AND I'm not supporting a group of guys who be dissin' me. I would like to read Jay Nordlinger, somewhat, but
    NRO screws with my computer, makes it hinky, and stall, and lock up irregularly. So it's "Bye, Bye, Miss NRO Pie." It ain't me babe; it's YOU.

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  8. Memo to Kevin Williams: DIAGF.

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    1. Haha I had to look up acronym but totally appropriate.

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  9. A few of the intellectual right are still ok. I like Fred Barnes, who never lost his objectivity. Most of the rest are pretty sad. I think the name calling by Williamson and others was because they thought Trump would lose, so could never hurt them, kids poking an ant hill. The submentalis left is still doing the same thing they did but at greater personal profit.
    One of the great things about this election was its acidic effect on the veneer of principled virtue the NRO protagonists always claimed was pure 24K but turned out to be Just a few atoms of nickel. They forgot or never knew the Stoic proverb that says if you have to choose between two evils, choose the lesser. They knew HC was the greater but sided with her anyway. Just like Hindenburg fell for the notion Hitler could be controlled by his cabinet, the majority of which were not Nazis, and the advice of seasoned moderate politicians, they felt HC could be controlled by a Republican Congress, with their guidance of course. We see how Trump has been treated and realize they made Hindenburg's error, but without the dire consequences, except perhaps for them as intellectual leaders. They still dream of him failing, and a return to glory for themselves, Saints called back from fasting in the wilderness to a banquet of the righteous.

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    1. Fred Barnes and Brit Hume are journalists. Old school. The best

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  10. I couldn't get the needle out of my hillbilly arm fast enough to send a donation to this jerk. Out of my cold dead hands!!!!

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    1. Hahaha Joyce! NR emails get auto forwarded to my Junk folder these days. That mag is full of Rigor. Mortis.

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  11. When the voters and market reject your product, either go home or work to make a better product.

    Then again, I am not sure they really under a free market and it appears to have totally misinterpreted Adam Smith.

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  13. T. Coddington VanVorhees VII is dead.

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  14. The National Review under Rich Lowry "had its balls cut off" by Trump. (Quoting Lowry) And the squealing has not stopped, boohoo.

    These people took their 'principled' stand over their own personal animus, and the result is that the self-serving nature of said principles neutered them. If it sounded like they were projecting their own personal problems, they were. Unprofessional in the extreme.

    I like Conrad Black who is excellent, also I read VDH with a grain of salt as the downward tilt of his nose obscures some of his view. However, the collective maturity of the NeverTrumpers has thus far been dwarfed by a tempestuous two year old needing a nap.

    I do not click on NRO - nor do I forego the opportunity to drop bird doo on them at sites where they are posted (RCP for example). Just returning the favor.

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  15. NRO has been going downhill since Goldberg tried mixing it up with the Paleos back in 2002-2003. Goldberg proved, beyond doubt, that he's a narcissistic idiot.

    NR started downhill when Buckley fired Sobran, O'Sullivan, and other immigration restrictionists to maintain favor with the left. He sealed its doom when he hired the callow moron Lowry to replace O'Sullivan. The Never Trump issue was well in their mainstream.

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  16. I do not agree with the National Review. Their critique of Trump was correct. He was not fit to be President

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