Drudge Retort: The Other Side of the News
Wednesday, December 27, 2017

When the Republican Party's current coalition falls apart, those who stood up to bigotry will be the only ones with the credibility to rebuild.

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Only Never Trumpers can credibly claim to stand against the moral abominations that suffused Trump's political rise and the first year of his presidency. They alone are conserving a faction on the right that stands against deplorability in the face of a president who remains a cruel, mendacious egomaniac. They alone can credibly claim to oppose racial demagoguery.

Insofar as most Republicans celebrate Trump as a success story, rather than repudiating him as an affront to basic standards of decency, they transgress against the Founding belief in the importance of character in leaders while disgracing themselves and doing shortsighted violence to the GOP's long term prospects. To the question, "Did you oppose the man who repeatedly stoked hatred of us?" they will have to tell Hispanics, Muslims, and African Americans, "No." .... Sooner or later, the GOP will face a backlash over the unsavory forces they've allied with and unleashed, just as they faced a backlash after Pete Wilson's embrace of Proposition 187 in California and the excesses of George W. Bush, especially the catastrophic Iraq War (bygone causes that Rush Limbaugh and friends championed). The GOP will deserve every bit of its next fall from power. And only Never Trumpers will have the credibility to pick up the pieces and rebuild.

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Still not over November of 2016, eh, Doc? Time heals all wounds. Like about 7 more years.

#1 | Posted by cookfish at 2017-12-27 09:56 AM | Reply

"Still not over November of 2016, eh, Doc? Time heals all wounds. Like about 7 more years."

Never got over 2000, Bush got reappointed, had a surprise ending the biggest recession since 1929. Trump will bring worse.

#2 | Posted by danni at 2017-12-27 11:21 AM | Reply

That'll be the day,
When Trump rots away
You say he's gonna leave,
you know it's a lie
'Cause that'll be the day I won't cry

#3 | Posted by donnerboy at 2017-12-27 06:56 PM | Reply

That'll be the day,
When Trump meets Roy,
Rolling in the fire,
together in Hades
'Cause that'll be the day I won't die.

#4 | Posted by ichiro at 2017-12-28 08:29 PM | Reply

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