Saturday, July 30, 2016

Required reading: "Conservatives Say The DNC Was 'Disaster' For The GOP"

Sounds like they are Running Scared (with apologies to the great Roy Orbison).

Just runnin' scared of seeds we sow

So afraid that Trump might show

Yeah, runnin' scared, what will we do

If Trump comes back and lies to you…

TalkingPointsMemo has a list of tweets that are the basis for the headline.

The evening also hammered home the stark tonal difference between the two conventions. After Trump painted America as a downcast country in need of a billionaire savior, night after night of all-star DNC speakers preached a sermon of American exceptionalism, with values that unify us all – talking points once exclusively owned by Republicans.

It was enough to give a lot of conservatives whiplash. Here are just a few of them praising the DNC and bemoaning the state of affairs in their own party.

Here are my favs.

National Review editor Jonah Goldberg:

Why this convention is better: It's about loving America. GOP convention was about loving Trump. If you didn't love Trump, it offered nada.

— Jonah Goldberg (@JonahNRO) July 29, 2016

Fox News host Greg Gutfeld:

if repubs had championed their principles with specifics rather than embrace autocracy - they wouldn't have yielded this turf to dems.

— GregGutfeld (@greggutfeld) July 29, 2016

Conservative Iowa radio host Steve Deace:

So most of conservative media and the GOP spent the week rooting for Russia, and now the Democrats get to rally around the flag.

Dreadful.

— Steve Deace (@SteveDeaceShow) July 29, 2016

That's what you get when the GOP became the PoP (Party of Putin).

Rich Galen, press secretary for Dick Cheney:

How can it be that I am standing at my kitchen counter sobbing because of the messages being driven at the DNC? Where has the GOP gone?

— Rich Galen (@richgalen) July 29, 2016

In answer to the last question above: the dark side.

And this:

Commentary editor Noah Rothman:

Republicans could have stopped all this.

— Noah Rothman (@NoahCRothman) July 29, 2016

But you did not. Instead your base embraced everything that was not the GOP of our fathers.

How could it be otherwise? The election pits The Lady in White against the Moscovian in Black, the love of country vs. the love of Donald, our core values as a nation vs. Trumpist authoritarianism, Democracy vs. Autocracy.

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