Saturday, April 1, 2017

Religious Trumpians Suffer from Stockholm Syndrome

Praise the president for his successes, sure, but stop making outrageous excuses for his flops.
One of the great lies of the last election cycle didn’t come from Hillary Clinton or Donald Trump. It came from conservatives.
Specifically, the lie came from conservatives who suggested that after Trump was elected — after the Hildebeast had been defeated! — they would go back to holding Trump accountable, pushing for better public policy. Everything had to be put on hold to stop the Democrats from taking power, every heresy tolerated. But once Trump took the White House, conservatives could return to their political philosophy.
It now appears that the cognitive dissonance associated with Trump support has morphed into full-blown Stockholm syndrome, with conservatives now waiving principle not to defeat Hillary Clinton, but to back Trump down the line. Many conservatives now say that Trump’s American Health Care Act was the best available bad option. Speaker of the House Paul Ryan and President Trump had presented a crap sandwich, to be sure, but it was the best available crap sandwich. Never mind its 17 percent public-approval rating. Never mind its accelerated death spiral. Never mind its new entitlement, its maintenance of key Obamacare regulations, or its increased premiums for the next few years.
Trump wanted it; thus it was good; thus it had to be passed. It was The Best We Were Going To Do™.
Except that it wasn’t. --->
Read the rest from Ben Shapiro HERE.

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1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Republicans should not have a Democrat (trump) as leader. What fantasy is this? The essential part of leadership is example, and Trump is a Democrat.