Okay, I think I’m definitely starting to feel a wee bit sorry that poor Conservative Inc sad sack, David French.
Wait, no I’m not.
I quibble only on a semantic point. French should not be fired, as that term is commonly understood. He should never have been hired in the first place.
To understand why is to ask, “what the hell is his job anyway?”
Conservative, Inc. tends to be overwrought in its self-importance. The furrowed brows, the just-so bifocals, the stuttering interruptions on CNN panels where they are paid to play conservative minstrels… a vote for Trump was in part a vote to shut them up.
Just like liberals, they think themselves better because of their superior intentions; except, unlike their counterparts, they dare to cloak their posturing in treacly bible camp religiosity.
The most annoying of them – and French definitely is in that category – act like the only reason they don’t walk on water is their concern for the feelings of the water.
Mostly, NeverTrump pundits have been useful idiots to the belching Washington establishment.
They were crucial to fundraising under the Conservative, Inc. formula: scare old ladies, demand money by making messianic claims, and by all means lose. That way they could ask for money again the next week.
To his credit, no element of Trump’s brand was constructed upon a moral pose, which only makes people uncomfortable anyway. Ask Mitt. Trump the sinner was actually more righteous than the posers because he confessed to sometimes being a cad, which sounds like a contradiction but is not.
In the end, David French got high on his own supply. He snorted the neat rows of “a guy like you should be president” white powder Bill Kristol cut on the mirror in front of him.
Nope, I am definitely NOT feeling sorry for French, nor any of the rest of that smarmy, rotten-to-the-core crew. To hell with them all.