What’s with the Never-Trumpers?

2017_05 22 Smoke by Terrell

Dennis Prager wrote a column at National Review, “Why Conservatives Still Attack Trump”, which says in part:

I have concluded that there are a few reasons that explain conservatives who were Never-Trumpers during the election, and who remain anti-Trump today. The first and, by far, the greatest reason is this: They do not believe that America is engaged in a civil war, with the survival of America as we know it at stake. While they strongly differ with the Left, they do not regard the left–right battle as an existential battle for preserving our nation. On the other hand, I, and other conservative Trump supporters, do.

To my amazement, no anti-Trump conservative writer sees it that way. They all thought during the election, and still think, that while it would not have been a good thing if Hillary Clinton had won, it wouldn’t have been a catastrophe either. That’s it, in a nutshell….

In other words, I believe that Donald Trump may have saved the country. And that, in my book, covers a lot of sins — foolish tweets, included.

William Jacobson at Legal Insurrection has a long piece about what Prager said, how Never Trumpers responded and what his own position is.  It’s interesting reading if you have the time.

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One response to “What’s with the Never-Trumpers?

  1. chrissythehyphenated

    I’m reading Pete’s excellent “Kaos” post and it crossed my mind that the Leftists who are predicting the End of the World about Trump’s Paris Accord decision have the same understanding we do about the reality of the civil war going on in this nation. They’re just on the other side.

    According to Prager, the Never-Trumpers think we’re both conspiracy theorizing dimwits.

    Hmm … I just had another thought. Trump was a better choice than Cruz, because we ARE at war. In peace time, people want a statesman like Cruz. But for war, we need a Commander-in-Chief who really understands the enemy and has the wit and the fire to defeat them.