We normals are sick of being looked down upon and exploited by a bunch of people who, if this was a movie, would be played by James Spader – except trainwreck 2017 James Spader, not louche/suave 1986 James Spader. I guess that makes Bill Kristol the Nepo-Con Duckie, if Duckie was a less-cool, backstabbing deep-state-loving weasel trying to sell Molly Ringwald a cabin on one of his crappy cruises.
In place of trying to earn respect by demonstrating competence, they’ve chosen to try to diss us into submission. George W. Bush decided to go all Mean Girls in a speech that insulted his (former) supporters while delighting the left, and therefore the Never Trumpers. Now, if you read W’s speech on paper, every word of it about bigotry being bad is true. But you give speeches in context, and here the context is decades of leftists and their media poodles falsely accusing the normals of racism and bigotry. So when W adopted that language, he also knowingly or negligently adopted that narrative; the former newspaper and current brochure known as the L.A. Times crowed: “In stunning attack, George W. Bush rebukes Trump, suggesting he promotes falsehoods and prejudice.”
And so, of course, the supporters of this Trump guy are therefore…. Well, you get the picture. That is, if you’re not being willfully obtuse, like the Fredocons, who were delighted that Bush decided to break his 16 years of super-principled silence in the face of liberal attacks to slander the very people who had voted for him and defended him. If being “principled” means letting liberals use you like a slit trench then trashing the people who had your back to please the people using you like a slit trench, you can keep your damned principles.
This kind of disingenuous crap is why we despise the Fredocons. Like Bush, who has junior clan members he wants the normals to support someday, they won’t come out and trash normals directly. Bush got elected on normals’ votes, and Skippy Bush and Buffy Bush and Thurston Bush III will all need normals’ votes down the road, so he’ll try to get his snippy cheerleader digs in at the guy who humiliated his family without fully burning the bridges. But we’re woke, as the hep kids say, and Conservative, Inc., can’t thread that needle anymore. The problem for them is that we now know where their loyalty really lies – Bush and the rest had a choice between us and their YaleHarvardWherever Skull n’ Bonesey fellow travelers, and the choice was easy. At the end of the day, politics gives way to elitist courtesy, and Bush will sit giggling with Obama and Clinton before he dirties himself by associating with the guy we chose over Sr. Please Clap.
The establishment has learned nothing. It’s members keep thinking that if they can be just a little more insulting, just a little more condescending, we’ll finally learn our place – which they contend is at their feet, forking over our lunch money. If there is a liberal narrative, the gang of Salon-approved pseudo-cons is going to sign on. So when it’s a competition between a true hero like General Kelly and a leftist Democrat who looks like the result of Huggy Bear hooking-up with Ana Navarro, well, word on the street is “They’re with her.”
How do they see this ending? Do they see us somehow coming crawling back to them, begging, “Please, Mr. Kristol, please provide us your guidance! We need you. Now, where do I sign up for a cabin? I heard David Brooks and Bret Stephens will be giving a talk about how the Second Amendment should be repealed out on the lido deck and that they’re serving complimentary Zima and screw-top Chardonnay.”
Do they think once Donald Trump is out of office, either after eight years or less if they manage to pull off some sort of deep-state coup in conjunction with the liberals they prefer to us, that we’re just going to quit? Really? Can they truly imagine that Conservative, Inc., gets to start back up again when we come to our senses and get un-woke? Do they think they’ve got a path to victory, where victory is really just our submission to their prissy dictates?
Even worse, “victory” for them and their Ruling Class, Uniparty co-conspirators just means more losing for the rest of us.
It’s Schlichter, and trust me when I tell you you’re going to want to click on through for his last couple of paragraphs.