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Thursday, March 18, 2021

Sellout's remorse


The other side of buyer's remorse is seller's remorse. That happens when you sell or even give away something that you miss after its gone.

Rich Lowry, editor of the Never Trump Review, has a variant called sellout's remorse. He sold out his once-conservative magazine's reputation to gain brownie points among the elitists. His Against Trump issue was a political and intellectual failure because 1. Trump won the presidency, and 2. Trump was the most successful conservative president in decades.

Opposition from Fake Conservatives helped Democrats stymie President Trump's completion of the wall. As hundreds of thousands of illegal aliens gather at our border, Lowry realizes the price paid for selling out.

He wrote, "How Trump Got Control of the Border. And how Biden created a crisis by throwing it all away."

The column stopped short of a confession of error on his part, but he did admit Donald Trump was a great president.

Lowry wrote, "Many of Trump’s policy successes — tax cuts, deregulation, judges — came from adopting standard, off-the-shelf GOP policy. There is another category, though, of intractable issues or unexpected crises that were addressed by innovative problem-solving by officials unwilling to accept the conventional wisdom about what was possible.

"The Abraham Accords and Operation Warp Speed, as well as other aspects of the pandemic response, fall into this category. So does the border, even if has been largely unappreciated."

The editor mentioned that President Trump got Mexico's cooperation in sealing off the border and taking in people who claimed to seek asylum in the USA while American courts reviewed their cases.

What he did not mention was the tariff President Trump said he would impose if Mexico did not cooperate.

National Review (the real name of Lowry's publication) vehemently opposed the tariff because for some reason Fake Conservatives have abandoned the protective tariffs championed by every Republican president not named Bush.

But Lowry was nice to give Donald Trump credit for bringing new thoughts, new ideas, and new approaches to Washington.

Jeb! and Rubio opposed the wall, and Ted Cruz would never have imagined the things The Donald did to seal off that border.

Of course, all of them would have lost to Hillary.

Lowry should be glad that his publication was ineffectual, insignificant, and irrelevant in 2016 because conservatives elected Donald Trump president.

We re-elected him too, but that is a story for another day.

46 comments:

  1. Gotta go with some Zombies for this post, Big D...

    Well, no one told me about her, the way she lied
    Well, no one told me about her, how many people cried
    But it's too late to say you're sorry
    How would I know, why should I care?
    Please don't bother tryin' to find her
    She's not there

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    1. All day long, I'm wearin' a mask of false bravado
      Tryin' to keep up a smile that hides a tear
      But as the sun goes down, I get that empty feelin' again
      How I wish to God that you were here
      Baby come back, any kind of fool could see
      There was somethin' in everything about you
      Baby come back, you can blame it all on me
      I was wrong and I just can't live without you

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    2. Who’d a thunk I’d get Trumped by Player? Well played, LG!

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  2. Bidet* is a stark contrast to Trump. Just like Carter vs. Reagan. Our national memory is short, thus we keep re-learning the same harsh lesson. Sadly, I'm not sure we'll overcome this one.

    Trump having the election stolen is likely a fatal wound our republic. It's certainly a lost [once in a generation] opportunity.

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  3. Fatal wound TO our republic. Typo.

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  4. I gave up on Lowry's rag after 35 years as a subscriber. I even went on an NRO cruise. If the nGOP does not have another 1994 event in 2022, we may be seeing the end of the Republic.

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    1. I think the blatant 2020 fraud uncovered the M.O. the democrats have been using for many past elections.
      Until we fix (and punish) the fraud we can't get another 1994 or Tea Party correction. But if we do fix it, Democrats might be relegated to dustbin of history.

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    2. What is disgusting is 923 witnesses to some part of the fraud and not one person has been arrested, not even by elected sheriffs. Some of those witnesses have had terrible lives after being open about what they saw. And to my knowledge, no media outlet has followed up on their problems. I'm glad I was not one of the 923 so treated because I am not too forgiving of people who threaten me. Since I have had death threats, no law enforcement agency seemly gives a legal amount of crap as to your plight. I even bought a bullet resistant vest to stop an obvious body mass shot at me on a drive by shooting. While I was demonstrating on my corner against government policy when threatened, I remembered an anti abortion protester who was shot 7 times and killed for his efforts. And the more recent pro Trump black man who was murdered for his opinions struck a cord.

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  5. The soy boys at NR preferred Hillary over Trump and Biden over Trump.

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  6. The Bolsheviks are running the show now because Republicans invited them in. Democrats are actually honest. They demonstrate they hate America and proceed to destroy it, just like they promised. Republicans don't hate America; they just don't care about it. And, besides, the money is good. Tie one hand behind your back. Now, use your other hand to count the number of Republicans who honor their oath of office. I'll free up one finger; skip Greg Abbott.

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  7. Thanks Don! I really really care about what the National Review, especially the exalted editor of said stupendous publication, has to say about the issues of the day.

    Yeah, I care as much as a Democrat cares about an unborn child.

    Gee Don, please tell me about how all the Dems and NeverTrumpers are accusing President Trump of firing up the guy who committed mass murder in a bunch of massage murder because he pointed out COVID started in China.

    Love to come to your site to read about Libs and NeverTrumpers. This way I stopped reading Breitbart, which has become nothing more than People Magazine for alleged “conservatives.”

    And don’t forget Don, I truly care what William Kristol thinks. He’s the BOMB!

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    1. Hey Suzy-Q, why the sarcasm? Don is doing a great service to us by keeping tabs on these Never Trump types. The idea is to never ever forget that when we needed these guys the most and help defend the country against our domestic enemies, they choose to stand by and even actively resist the actions of our candidate and our president. These fake conservatives must never again be allowed to have a position of power, authority, and influence over true conservatives. Otherwise, we end up with another McCain or Romney, and the process repeats itself over again.

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    2. Eh...Mr. Malon is one note.

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    3. She's the voice of the loyal opposition. It's vital.

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  8. As Joni Mitchell sang,

    "Don't it always seems to go
    That you don't know what you've got 'till it's gone.
    They paved paradise and put up a parking lot."

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  9. Lowrey's article was lengthy, but very informative and well worth the read...if you just close your eyes to who wrote it and where it was published, sigh

    That being said, in the past, I didn't mind too much losing an election or two to a wacko because I figured we'd snap back after a term of stupidity to elect a stronger replacement: Dinkins leading to Rudy comes to mind. However, when you flood the zone, so to speak, with invaders who don't appreciate our culture or understand how a republic works, all bets are off. Methinks sometimes we are on the top deck of the Titanic while the holds below are filling up with sea water and the point of no return has already been reached...but, hey, what do I know?

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    1. Hotlanta, you know A Lot. The USA is in a lot of trouble because the Elite who control most, if not all, of the institutions of the USA have been convinced of the correctness of their crusade to “fundamentally transform” America into a nation that is guided by a Socialist - government controlled - Autocracy.

      The USA is already an Oligarchy, the power of social media and Zuckerberg’s millions to assist the Democrats in increasing by hook or by crook the votes in certain key cities demonstrates that the American People no longer control their own fate unless they vigorously fight back in an effective way.

      While I never give up on America, I see too many commenters on various allegedly conservative websites who moan that there is no way to defeat the Elites.

      Reading the comments of these quitters and losers make me sick.

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    2. There's always a way. The question becomes, "Does it involve cordite smoke or not?"

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    3. True dat Susie, as Sir Winston said:
      "Never give in. Never give in. Never, never, never, never--in nothing, great or small, large or petty--never give in, except to convictions of honour and good sense. Never yield to force. Never yield to the apparently overwhelming might of the enemy."

      That being said, I sometimes wonder if we are at Rorke's Drift or Isandlwana, sigh

      Otherwise, I am looking for groups who will still fight the good fight...in fact, I'm sending my "stimulus" check (which I don't need) to them instead of the GOP. Then, when they call to thank me, I read them the riot act and tell them I am watching for any backsliding, whereupon the spigot will be turned off tout de suite. For example, just got off the phone with Judicial Watch and told them to continue to focus on election integrity, both past & present, and, if they do, the money will keep on comin'

      Time will tell, I suppose, but if we are going to go down, we'll go down fightin'

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    4. I still recommend reading and studying Chairman Mao's "Little Red Book" - it's easily found online for free download.

      Just as we finally read Alinsky's book and used it all back against them, so we do next with Chairman Mao's book.

      Chairman Mao said to find the enemy's greatest weakness, and then exploit that to the max. I already know what our enemy's greatest weakness is...

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    5. Robert Coram's BOYD: THE FIGHTER PILOT WHO CHANGED THE ART OF WAR is what you should read as well.

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    6. Cordite was a smokeless powder last generally used in approx. 1945. If you're still using the stuff(IF you can find it) it's time to update.

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    7. It's a well-known figure of speech.

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  10. the protective tariffs championed by every Republican president

    Bloggers just adore DC when they pick winners and losers! As long as its Their winners or losers of course.

    Tariffs imply that Americans are unable to compete with foreigners so Americans must be forced to pay more for goods and services.

    Its just another bailout mentality and the classic test to see if your really conservative or just another neo-con.

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    1. That’a nonsense Anonymous.

      What your selling is the same un-equal “Free Trade” that has decimated Middle America and the industrial base of America.

      You write as if your one of those elitist snob RINOs who support the US Chamber of Commerce.

      You also seem to imply with flooding America with cheap foreign labor to reduce the salaries and quality of life of working and middle class; blue and white collar; and low-wage Americans.

      You can take this nonsense your selling and sell it to Paul Ryan, Mitt Romney, the Turtle, and the other sell-outs becaus their drinking what you’re selling.

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    2. Anonymous hasn't heard of ARBITRAGE yet.

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    3. I love it when Jeffery/Anon has his sock puppets argue with each other as if we forget how Jeffery/Susie was all NeverTrump before the Steal.

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    4. Susie finally got called Jeffrey by Edweenie. She's #13. Congrats!

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  11. He and the other never-Trumpers will never be welcomed back into the fold. They are as much responsible for where we are now than anyone. Glad to see you realize you were wrong. Tough luck trying to get me to care about you and your rag.

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  12. Another piece of garbage that writes for a piece of garbage that I do not give a damn about. I want to read his material about as much as, how "Z" so colorfully put it, I would willingly bend over and get swabbed deep into the ass!

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  13. He also accidentally stumbled across something that someone mentioned in a comment yesterday.

    PDJT was successful NOT because he did the same stuff but more forcefully (which is like trying to make bad music sound good by making it LOUDER), but by being an outsider who wasn't locked into the conventional DC non-wisdom "wisdom" - and thus succeeded by taking a different tack on various things (like the ones mentioned).

    That's how you do a turnaround. You have to bring in an outsider - who knows that "the system" is broken (not just in need of "a little tweaking"), isn't mentally stranded in the same thinking, doesn't have the paralyzing institutional connections, and follows through on it.

    He also showed us a hint of how it should be done - and WILL be done in the near future.

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  14. the national review is now just an irrelevant rag .Up themselves like Lowery and Goldberg put it into a death spiral yet were to blind to see how stupid they looked. good riddance.

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  15. I should have added that pompous ass Goldberg was my final straw.

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  16. I am sooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooo not bummmmmed for Lowry, Goldberg, and NR. I dumped it when they/it went NEVER-TRUMP in 2015.

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    1. When the first name on the cover was Beck's
      I knew that it was over, hadn't picked up a copy for a long while, but that was it done, finished,never NR ever.

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  18. Scr*w Jonah Gberg. But Rich Lowry once said we should nuke Mecca. (Sadly it should have come in 1945.)

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  19. What? The never Trumpers and Congressional GOP were WILDLY successful at stopping Trump! I knew after only a couple of months into Trumps administration that he would accomplish very little on the domestic side of his agenda. No wall, no health care reform, no budget cutting, no administrative state reform, no draining the swamp. Everyone, including the FreeDumb Caucus aligned against Trump his first two years.
    I actually wonder if republican pundits are stupid because the wonton destruction of the Trump agenda was clear to me.

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