Earlier, by Peter Brimelow, 2015: GOP Should "Thank Heaven Fasting" For Trump But Instead Plans To Shoot Self In Testicles
Stupid Party hacks and Cuckservative Inc. cowards are at it again. As they did four years ago, they believe the Main Stream Media Narrative that November 3 will be a Big Blue Wave, and are maneuvering to betray the president [‘The president is likely toast’: Trump's woes raise GOP fears of a blue wave, by Sahil Kapur, NBC News, October 9, 2020]. These traitors want a return to the Paul Ryan GOP. Trump’s nationalist appeal to the Historic American Nation—which Ruling Class Republicans hate more than Kamala Harris Democrats—was an aberration, they say. It was a one-off that must never be repeated. They believe that the base will accept cuckservatism without complaint. But they underestimate not only Trump’s appeal as a candidate but also the appeal of his American First nationalism. Win or lose, Trumpism is here to stay.
Nebraska Sen. Ben Sasse leads the pack of backstabbing ingrates. Endorsed by Trump in the GOP primary and an almost certain winner in two weeks, Sasse repaid Trump by tearing into him, significantly echoing Democrat talking points during a conference call with constituents this month. The president had ignored COVID and “kisses dictators’ butts,” Sasse fumed. Trump “ignored Hong Kong,” “treated the presidency like a business opportunity,” and “flirted with white supremacists.” Even worse, Trump might create a “permanent” Democratic majority with his policies and behavior [GOP Sen. Sasse says Trump ‘kisses dictators’ butts’ and mocks evangelicals, by David Drucker, Washington Examiner, October 15, 2020]. Some say the call was “leaked” by persons unknown. Others believe Sasse’s the culprit.
To his credit, Trump thumped the Yale-Harvard grad on Twitter: “The least effective of our 53 Republican Senators, and a person who truly doesn’t have what it takes to be great, is Little Ben Sasse of Nebraska,” a one-two punch began. Trump finished with this uppercut: “Little Ben is a liability to the Republican Party, and an embarrassment to the Great State of Nebraska. Other than that, he’s just a wonderful guy!”
...Nomination to run for a second term. Then he went back to his rather stupid and obnoxious ways. Must feel he can’t lose to a Dem. Little Ben is a liability to the Republican Party, and an embarrassment to the Great State of Nebraska. Other than that, he’s just a wonderful guy!— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) October 17, 2020
But Sasse is not alone. Trump better be ready to rumble. Little Ben and his crew are out to get him:
“Maybe like a lot of women who get married and think they’re going to change their spouse, and that doesn’t usually work out very well,” Cornyn said of his relationship with Trump [Cornyn says he broke with Trump on deficit, border wall, but kept opposition private, by Gordon Dickson, Fort Worth Star-Telegram, October 18, 2020].
Unlike Sasse, Cornyn has portrayed himself as a Trump ally since 2016, a smart move in pro-Trump Texas.
So much for the GOP Establishment. The Conservativism Inc. media outlets that have profited immensely off Trump supporters are turning on him as well.
Fox Corporation chairman Rupert Murdoch believes Biden will win in a landslide and is preparing his global media empire for a post-Trump world [Rupert Murdoch Predicts a Landslide Win for Biden, by Lachlan Cartwright, Daily Beast, October 15, 2020].
The Daily Caller, which spent most of Trump’s presidency cheerleading him, is washing its hands of him, too. Publisher Neil Patel predicts Biden will win and appears to be moving the website moving away from Trumpism [The Election May Be Over, October 8, 2020].
National Review, which quickly dropped its disastrous Never Trump disposition after November 8, 2016, is returning to form. Last week, Senior Editor Ramesh Ponnuru urged readers not to vote for Trump. Ponnuru likes Trump’s policies and achievements, but “his character flaws keep him from meeting the threshold conditions to be entrusted with the presidency” [Trump: No, by Ramesh Ponnuru, National Review, October 15, 2020].
If only NR cared as much about the character of Leftist TV talker Jeffrey Toobin, who was caught in a peculiar act of public onanism. Hipster Kevin Williamson thinks Toobin’s critics are “right-wing howler monkeys” [Jeffrey Toobin and Our Public-Hate Ritual, National Review, October 20, 2020].
What that makes Trump’s critics we cannot imagine!
One notable Never Trumper who is now backing him: the other Little Ben, Ben Shapiro. He vowed never to vote for Trump, yet now argues the Democrats are so extreme the only reasonable choice is the president [Ben Shapiro explains why he'll vote for Trump this time around, by Yael Halon, Fox News, October 20, 2020]. Left unsaid: Shapiro’s audience is overwhelmingly pro-Trump. If Shapiro disses him, his fans bolt. He knows that.
By every metric, Trump has unprecedented rank-and-file GOP supports: 94 percent of Republicans approve of his job performance, Gallup reports, a consistent figure through his presidency. No Republican president had such high and consistent support going into an election [Trump's historically strong with his base—and that’s his problem, by Harry Enten, CNN, June 7, 2020]. Turnout for Trump in the hardly-contested Republican primaries was remarkable [Trump drives massive turnout in primaries despite token opposition, by Alex Isenstadt, Politico, February 16, 2020]. And he continues to draw massive, energized crowds to his rallies [Trump clings to one marker as a sign of success—crowd size, by David Nakamura, Washington Post, October 17, 2020].
The base also agrees on policy: 81 percent of Republicans support Trump’s immigration moratorium; only 7 percent oppose it. A majority view immigrants as a drain and support a border wall [Poll shows growing disconnect over Trump's hard-line immigration policies, by Alan Gomez, USA Today, August 12, 2020].
If Trump loses on November 3, Missouri Sen. Josh Hawley predicts that the “old guard” will fight in favor of “open borders [and] trade without limits" in the post-election battle. "I just think that will be a disaster for this party,” he told CNN [Fearing a loss, GOP senators keep distance from Trump and begin to ponder party's future, by Manu Raju and Alex Rogers, CNN, October 20, 2020].
If Trump wins, the old guard is further marginalized. The president should learn from his past mistakes and stop endorsing these rats. He should promote genuine Trumpists instead of those who suck up to him when election time comes. There are some signs he’s noticed this: “If you’re backing away from him now, don’t bother coming back for a favor when he wins,” a source told Daily Beast [Trump Is Taking Down Names as Republicans Begin Jumping Ship on His ‘Totally Off the Rails’ Campaign, by Asawin Suebsaeng and Sam Stein, October 18, 2020].
Whatever happens, Trumpism won’t go away. The base doesn’t want cuckservatism--they want nationalism.
Washington Watcher II [Email him] is an anonymous DC insider.