Monday, July 3, 2017

National Review -- Junkie Running Dry

This is from the National Review, a magazine founded by ultra-conservative William Buckley. National Review is one of a growing number of conservative publications whose editorial boards have made the decision to take a stand against Donald Trump.

During Trump’s campaign, National Review stated that Trump “is not deserving of conservative support in the caucuses and primaries. Trump is a philosophically unmoored political opportunist who would trash the broad conservative ideological consensus within the GOP in favor of a free-floating populism with strong-man overtones.”

National Review’s contributing editors are no other than Glenn Beck, Mona Charen, Erick Erickson, Mark Helprin, and Bill Kristol, among other prominent conservative voices.

Here are the opening paragraphs from National Review’s recent article, Junkie Running Dry:

“Some people simply cannot handle the fact that Donald Trump was elected president. One of those people is Donald Trump.

“Trump has shown himself intellectually and emotionally incapable of making the transition from minor entertainment figure to major political figure. He is in the strange position of being a B-list celebrity who is also the most famous man in the world. His recent Twitter attack on Mika Brzezinski of MSNBC’s Morning Joe exemplifies that as much as it does the president’s other by-now-familiar pathologies, notably his strange psychological need to verbally abuse women in physical terms.

“Trump may have his problems with women, but it is his unrequited love of the media that is undoing him.”

Junkie Running Dry

By Kevin D. Williamson