As we head into 2018, it is time for some soul searching.
How did it come to this? How did we allow ourselves to get so swept up in the Trump mania? I know that I am not the only one watching this and having second thoughts:
In hindsight, I was never a true believer in Donald Trump. In 2016, I made a very instrumental case for backing him. I figured none of it was ever real, but metapolitically it was still a good thing that Bannon and Trump were selling the Republican base on “nationalism” and “populism.”
@pnehlen Spent better part of last night/today catching up on your post-interview antics. Can't give a platform to a man that is A) So ignorant as to be in need of help and/or B) A fascist making no attempt to cover up his beliefs. No positive benefit to giving you air time
— Curt Schilling (@gehrig38) December 30, 2017
Even though he is an “America First” candidate, Breitbart won’t give a platform to Paul Nehlen. He crossed the line by fatally offending the Jews who control the website.
— Jack Posobiec ?? (@JackPosobiec) December 30, 2017
Fake News Jack is having a #MeToo moment. Suddendly, the Deep State is fine so long as it is undermining the Iranian government to promote Western feminism.
Regime change seems impossible…until it suddenly happens.
— Bill Kristol (@BillKristol) December 30, 2017
.@realDonaldTrump can send a message of support to the Iranian people by re-designating the Supreme Leader’s business empire and any regime assets de-listed under JCPOA. Then target the regime’s financial hub for terror, missiles & oppression: the Central Bank of Iran.
— Richard Goldberg (@rich_goldberg) December 30, 2017
— Mark Dubowitz (@mdubowitz) December 30, 2017
<THREAD> 1. A plea/proposal/recommendation for how we talk about the protests going on in Iran right now. First of all, I don't consider myself an expert on internal Iranian politics. And bona fide experts I'm reading today have diverse, nuanced views.
— Dan Shapiro (@DanielBShapiro) December 30, 2017
Compare how quick the UN was to condemn the United States for recognizing Israel's capital to their silence as brave Iranians take to the streets to fight back against the regime that oppresses them and threatens the rest of the world. #FreeIran
— (((AG))) (@AG_Conservative) December 30, 2017
The MAGA movement/MerchantRight is all style, no substance. Just look at Jack Posobiec decrying the Deep State one day, cheering it as it pushes Bill Kristol’s foreign policy the next day.
As Kevin Williamson said, tax cuts and half-assed health-care reform is “pretty ordinary Republican stuff.” The same is true of fomenting regime change in Iran and making bellicose threats to attack North Korea. Donald Trump should apologize to George W. Bush. Finishing off the “Axis of Evil” was W.’s foreign policy, not some radically new “America First” approach.