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Saturday, May 23, 2020

National Review's latest tantrum



National Review looked at the Republican nominee in the Oregon Senate race, sniffed she's not our kind, and demanded that Republicans vote for the Democrat.

The boys who run NR learned nothing from 2016 when they demanded Republicans abandon their presidential nominee.

Over the years, NR has opposed Patrick Buchanan, Newt Gingrich, and several Senate and gubernatorial candidates because NR is run by highly principled folk who would rather see Merrick Garland on the Supreme Court than Neil Gorsuch or Brent Kavanaugh. Indeed, for most of President Donald John Trump's first year in office, Rich Lowry -- editor of NR -- promoted a But Gorsuch meme mocking Trump supporters.

In the Oregon case, Republicans nominated Jo Rae Perkins in what is likely a Quixotic quest for the Senate in a state where sensible people are outnumbered by the numbskulls in Portlandia.

NR's editors wrote, "The Oregon GOP says it will back her candidacy notwithstanding her associations with the QAnon movement. That’s a mistake. Perkins is an unreconstructed exponent of a batty and corrosive conspiracy theory running a longshot campaign that carries only political downside for Republicans. They should do what they can to distance themselves from her candidacy."

Hmm, she supports "a batty and corrosive conspiracy theory"?

You mean she believes President Trump is a double agent for the left?

National Review published a John Fund column speculating this in 2015.

Fund ended his piece, "Actually, I don’t believe Trump is a double agent acting in the interests of liberals to discredit conservatism. But (to borrow some phrasing from Trump’s conspiracy vocabulary), he is playing the useful idiot for the Left. He might as well be doing it on purpose."

I guess some conspiracy theories are OK, just not the batty and corrosive ones.

Just what QAnon is escapes me.

NR reported, "QAnon originated on an anonymous message board in late 2017 amid the uncertainty surrounding the Mueller investigation. A person calling himself Q and claiming to be a high-ranking official in the Trump administration began posting cryptic messages that weaved together numerology, close readings of Trump Twitter posts, and vague talk of a coming storm. It was said that Robert Mueller was secretly working with the president to conduct an investigation into a sinister cabal of cannibalistic pedophiles led by Democrats and elite business figures. It was predicted that martial law was imminent, and that Mueller would soon hand down indictments against Hillary Clinton. The theory took on a life of its own and attracted hundreds of thousands of adherents. It eventually crossed that fateful conspiracy-theory threshold past which absence of evidence for a claim becomes proof of a cover-up."

Hmm.

Sounds exactly like the Russian dossier, which Democrat Senator Jeff Merkley promoted along with every other Democrat in Washington.

It is not that NR hates conspiracy theories. It is just that NR dislikes the ones that are not popular in DC.

Republicans have a long history of abandoning candidates who get bad press. Paul Ryan, Mitt Romney, and John McCain dumped on Donald Trump throughout the 2016 campaign and his presidency. This was how loyal the 2008 and 2012 presidential nominees and the Speaker of the House were.

NR can virtue signal all it wants. But as long as Democrats are OK with Joe Biden, crazy Tim Kaine (2016 VP nominee), and Hank "Guam Is Gonna Tip Over" Johnson, I am backing Perkins.

While Republicans were all "vote for the crook, it's that important" when David Duke was their gubernatorial nominee in Louisiana, Democrats were toasting Klansman Bob Byrd, their former Senate leader.

Nine years after he got drunk and left a woman for dead in the Chappaquiddick, many Democrats wanted to nominate Ted Kennedy over an incumbent Democrat president in 1980.

Phooey on the snoots at NR and elsewhere in the media.

Perkins won her nomination fair and square. I expect readers in Oregon to vote for her. Hold your nose if you have to. Wear a gas mask if you have to. But for the love of country, vote for the Republican. It is that important.

26 comments:

  1. You are very correct. Not going to the polls and voting "R" even though it may be a lost cause is exactly why the Dems can claim HRC "won" the popular vote and should be POTUS. That claim fails to take into account the millions of voters in deep "blue" states that didn't bother to go vote because the result was preordained. Dems wanting to to abolish the Electoral Collage should be careful what they wish for.

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  2. National Review is actively working for the enemy and lusts after being the controlled "opposition" to a Democrat-Socialist regime. You have to understand that as the most basic thing. To be honest, the only reason to read them is because for whatever reason Victor Davis Hanson still writes there. I would hope they would go bankrupt, but we can be sure that if it was imminent George Soros would save them.

    Subotai Bahadur

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    1. lol i thought the same thing - i only like VDH.

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    2. I got a letter yesterday from NR. My wife handles all the mail in our house. I glanced up at her and said, “Toss it.” She started to open it and I exclaimed “NO!! It’s got anthrax in it!” She laughed and put it in the Discard Pile.

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    3. To help nr go broke faster, switch to wash examiner or american greatness for your VDH jones . . .

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    4. VDH writes on many sites other than NR as does Conrad Black. Hansen has his own website with most if not all of his commentary:http://victorhanson.com/

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    5. NR need to put 'China' in front of the NR

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    6. VDH is also at townhall.com. Thank heaven for syndication or I would never read him. I refuse to darken NR’s door.

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  3. These lowlifes in the GOPe also supported Doug Jones over Judge Moore. They knew Sessions was going to stab Trump in the back and they wanted to hold Sessions' Senate seat for him in 2020. The GOPe always wants us to support their candidates but never return the favor. They will always choose a running dog lackey to the global plutocracy and China over an America firster.

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  4. They're doing to Q what they did to the Tea Party.

    They'd go to a Tea Party rally and single out the one guy with a confederate flag and then scream: "See? They're racists!"

    NR can kiss my ass.

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    1. And the person with the confederate flag was usually a plant.

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  5. How remarkable that in the age of wearing masks Trump has unmasked them all.

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    1. I'll give Trump credit for what he actually does. He hasn't unmasked anyone. They have themselves, because they suffer TDS. Trump brought the disease, and the disease exposed the culprits who posed as conservative, but in truth, were really closeted leftists.

      FLOlson

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  6. Yes. I just read the piece on Q in the Atlantic (a god-awful rag if there is one). I read the whole thing, waiting to see whether the writer would recognize the point-for-point similarities with the dossier/Russian collusion narrative. The writer missed it entirely.

    Such things are all about beliefs and complexity. And they're a dime a dozen (global warming, anyone?).

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  7. You nailed these Never Trumpers Don. I love this quote by Fund:

    "But (to borrow some phrasing from Trump’s conspiracy vocabulary), he is playing the useful idiot for the Left. He might as well be doing it on purpose."

    The don't even realize they are emulating the left in their projection of guilt on others, when in fact it is THEY who are guilty. TDS sure has wonderful side effects which benefits the rest of us.

    I read where they are going to have their own convention this year. Who will they put forth as their POTUS candidate? How many NT losers will actually attend? These are the serious questions of TDS.

    Hey NTs, GFY.

    FLOlson

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    1. Maybe David French will gain traction the second time around.

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    2. What's the old saying about if you throw enough shizzle on a wall, … ?

      FLOlson

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  8. I stopped following National Review a few years ago. I realized they were just another part of the swamp.

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  9. I'm voting for Perkins, because I hate Merk the Jerk. All Democrats who lie deserve being thrown out of office.

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  10. I wouldn't vote for Jo Rae Perkins' opponent if the world was flooded with piss and the opponent was the last tree.
    I'm from Oregon and approve this message.

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  12. If you want to learn what Q is all about, Praying Medic has a good intro article at his site. He also posts regularly on "Q dumps" and Qanon posts. Many think its just a LARP, but there are too many indications that Q is for real to simply brush it off, unless you are a Never Trump RINO, or a left wing lunatic.

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  13. Thanks to NR's decline-nobody is going to read their Non endorsement.
    I am surprised that the GOP in Oregon is supporting her. I will vote for
    her but I have an "anyone but Smerkely" attitude.
    I truly feel if the GOP would really back MAGA candidates they would win.

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  14. > Just what QAnon is escapes me.

    For your reading enjoyment: https://www.amazon.com/Revolution-Story-QAnon-2nd-American-ebook/dp/B07ZTKYTK9/

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