The innkeeper of this establishment is paying me a sinful amount of money to generate world class content and to date I’ve been remiss in my duties. My apologies all.
With the election put to bed everywhere except Wisconsin where the lovely and talented Dr. Jill Stein has lost what’s left of her mind and tricked endless snowflakes into funding a boondoggle that will no doubt reveal an even larger margin of victory for President Elect Trump it is time to call out some bullshit for what it is.
Side Note: I would consider it a tremendous favor from any of our esteemed colleagues at this last outpost on the right if one of you would be so kind as to direct me to the portion of the Constitution that established ‘President-elect’ as some kind of meaningful office. Protip: If/when Donald J. Trump descends into Dallas Texas aboard the T-Bird to humbly ask for my leadership of the Council of Economic Advisors I will address him as Mr. Trump since there is no such efffing thing as ‘President-elect’.
Back to bidness: There is not now, nor was there ever such a thing as a bowel movement called NeverTrump. This whole hashtag heroism charade is a manufactured groundswell of butt hurt big government progressives masquerading under the banner ‘center right’ that didn’t get their wish for Senator Marco Rubio to ascend the spending/debt throne that now passes as contemporary ‘conservative’ governance that is hard, if not impossible, to distinguish from the ashes of 1970’s Carter Democrats.
My thesis is verified by the vacuous conduct of what is left of the hashtag heroes (#NeverTrump) and their complete inability to articulate so much as a sentence of coherent though about why Donald J. Trump will take the oath of office and assume the duties of the 45th President of the United States.
If there was a coherent argument, and there most surely is not, then there could be a meaningful debrief of how/what/why/where went wrong. What were the strengths and weaknesses of the argument, its presentation, follow on dialogue, etc. However, there is not. To date the best I’ve read is that a meteor will crash through earth between now and inauguration day because there is an audio tape of Mr. Trump saying something to another man that is as bad or worse than what many of us (full disclosure: I am a card carrying member of the species that pees standing up and is challenged to hold a conversation for more than 6-9 minutes without saying a four letter word that will earn me a swat upside the brain from Nanda) have said. So there you have it or something like that. Then of course there is the recent discovery that our next president holds a majority interest in a chain of upscale international hotels that until last week went largely unnoticed regardless of the fact that his name is lit up across the top four effing stories of the damn buildings, but again I digress.
I recall the debate, believe it was New Hampshire, where young Marco Rubio, he of the classic neocon only way to grow the economy is to suppress nominal wages via copious imports of illegal labor willing to flout minimum wage laws. Previously we’ve identified Keynesians, Monetarist, Austrian, and Communist schools of economics and to that Republicans partnered with stand up legislator Chuck Shumer to author the school of Dumbassery and trot out their pied piper Master Rubio. After Donald J. Trump turned Marco Rubio over his knee at debate the following day Twitter, the high minded literary bastion of democracy everywhere, sprang to life and the #AlwaysRubio #NeverTrump hashtag heroes rallied their 14o character muskets to the clarion call of big government under different management.
Along the way #AlwaysRubio was dropped shortly after he shined his Cuban ass at a rally in Dallas that he later had to apologize to his children on national television for his conduct. Well played future Mr. President. So that left the bastards of big government with #NeverTrump. Fine.
So questions were posed to the hashtag heroes: What does ‘NeverTrump’ mean. Always came the witty rejoinder: It means never Trump. Being the dashingly handsome intellectually curious man of mystery that I am I began researching sample ballots and was challenged to find one that said “Punch this box if you are voting against Donald J. Trump”. I returned to the dock and pressed the question: “If you are not voting for Donald Trump, who are you voting for?” since that seems to be a thing amongst ballot authors.
Then came the puzzling response: “We are not voting for Trump to preserve conservatism”. Whew, that was close. I am so thankful that the same crew that supported No Child Left Behind, Medicare Part D, Common Core, Comprehensive Immigration Reform, The Patriot Act, Citizen Monitoring, and endless debt ceiling debacles have suddenly decided to stretch their conservative bonafides. God save the Republic and what have you.
The idiocy of this is exceeded only by its hypocrisy. The goal of NeverTrump was never NeverTrump (feel free to break out some scratch paper and a #2 pencil and keep score of that phrase). Rubio was the one, the absolute one. Handsome, articulate, humorous, great immigrant story, and it helped that his Dad didn’t kill JFK. Rubio was the one that could sneak in under the cover of contemporary conservatism and together with Mitch McConnell and Paul Ryan cement in place forever the debt fueled federal welfare state and realize Swami Karl Rove’s dream of durable Republican Dynasty by getting credit for hooking what few people were not yet dependent on the federal government hooked on whatever benefit they could dream up funded in the short term by the Federal Reserve and in perpetuity by our grandchildren at the altar of 2% fiat currency manufactured inflation.
The fear of the big government under different management crowd is that Donald Trump may accidentally do some of the things he said to gin up applause across the country. What if he actually changed some things or didn’t kowtow to the media or chamber of commerce? WTF then Batman?
Well, we are about to find out . To date I am only marginally more impressed with Trump than I am with NeverTrump. For someone that ginned up endless applause about making education local WTF do you even bother to appoint a Secretary of Education. You want it local? Close the federal bureaucracy. Why is Dr. Carson being considered for HUD instead of drafting the legislation that repeals that office of social justice warrior welfare?
There are only so many hours in the day and they are wasted lamenting what will become of NeverTrump. Do not spend your time. They are not spending theirs worrying about Mr. Trump, but mostly rejoicing that Master Rubio was elected to ride again and Comprehensive Immigration Reform was not killed in the House, it was merely tabled.