“Look, to be totally honest, if things are so bad as you say with the white working class, don’t you want to get new Americans in?” Weekly Standard editor-at-large Bill Kristol told author Charles Murray during an event hosted by the American Enterprise Institute titled “It Came Apart: What’s Next for a Fractured Culture.”
It appears to us the #NeverTrump cabal had two kinds of members; those who honestly could not bring themselves to support Donald Trump because of his past personal conduct, and those who are actually closer to Hillary Clinton ideologically and opposed Donald Trump because they support amnesty for illegal aliens, open borders, Big Government, a no-win foreign policy or are wilfully blind to the Islamist threat.
Please tell us what you think: Who among the #NeverTrumpers are Redeemable and who are now Irrelevent?
The history of the early church is filled with instances in which non-Christian secular leaders were converted by missionaries or chose the Church spontaneously – perhaps the best and most famous example being the conversion of the Roman Emperor Constantine, the first Christian Emperor. And Constantine's story has a lot to tell us about this year's Republican presidential campaign.
National Review writer David French has not yet said whether he will run. But if he does, or if someone else takes on the anti-Trump mantle, the new party will operate on a set of wishful-thinking scenarios in which victory depends on one improbable event after another.
By Richard A. Viguerie, CHQ Chairman
I still think Ted Cruz is the best candidate conservatives had in the race, but he is unfortunately not the candidate who won a majority of the delegates – that distinction goes to Donald Trump – and it is to Trump that right-of-center voters will have to look if our country and constitutional liberty are to survive. Don't buy that argument? Then look in the mirror and read this list...
Donald Trump attacked Weekly Standard editor Bill Kristol on Tuesday, the same day a new report suggested Kristol is floating a third-party candidate who is also a National Review staff writer (David French).
Bill Kristol, a veteran of the White House and a variety of political campaigns, must on some level recognize that his gambit to promote David French for President bears a striking resemblance to the Little Rascals series episode where the Gang, dejectedly sitting around their club house suddenly brighten when Spanky says, “Hey everyone, let’s put on a circus!” Soon Alfalfa is the lion tamer, Darla is his beautiful assistant and their faithful dog Pete is dressed up like a lion. The only question here is what role poor Mr. French will play.
Now is not the time to pull back in fear and hide in isolation because of our poor choices for Commander-in-Chief. Now is the time to rebuild our families, our faith, and the communities and institutions that truly can make America great again. Such efforts are not made-for-tv events. They take time and plenty of persistence, but the alternative is unthinkable.
Trump haters on the right seem to think that the battle to govern America according to conservative principles is over – and nothing could be further from the truth. If Donald Trump was not your candidate – so be it. But the battle to govern America according to conservative principles is hardly over – it has just begun -- it’s time for people truly interested in the future of this country to stop trashing Trump and to start trying to influence him.
Two conservative thinkers for whom we have a great deal of respect, Bill Kristol and Erick Erickson, have finally jumped the shark and entered a bizarre new #NeverTrump political dimension where Mitt Romney is a viable candidate for president and forming a third party five months before the election is a realistic means of electing an alternative to Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump.
Bill Kristol’s pronouncements on all sorts of things are useful for identifying the things that won’t or can’t happen. If he believes there is still a chance for something to occur, that chance never existed or has since vanished, and if he is certain that something will not take place it is a safe bet that it will. His involvement in trying to recruit a #NeverTrump protest candidate this year was probably the earliest, best indication that the effort was doomed to fail. Kristol is the quintessential pundit elite, and he has the incredibly shoddy record to prove it.
Bill Kristol, editor of The Weekly Standard, may have his differences with President Barack Obama, but on ABC’s “This Week” Sunday, he made it clear that he wants the president to strike the growing Islamic State NOW — and go to Congress for authorization right away.
We are encouraged by Jeff Bell’s run for the Senate in New Jersey. Like Bill Kristol, we expect Bell to punch way above his weight class in the match-up against incumbent Democrat Cory Booker because Bell will draw a distinct contrast between his conservative world view and the secular liberal world view of Booker.
How might the GOP seize defeat from the jaws of victory? The Weekly Standard's Bill Kristol’s says, "If there’s one thing that could blow up GOP chances for a good 2014, it would be an explosive debate over immigration in the House.”