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The ‘Never Trump’ Coalition That Decided Eh, Never Mind, He’s Fine
The New York Times ^ | Oct. 5, 2019 Updated 5:17 p.m. ET | Jeremy W. Peters

Posted on 10/05/2019 2:37:08 PM PDT by E. Pluribus Unum

WASHINGTON — In 2016, Erick Erickson could not have been clearer. Donald Trump was “a racist” and “a fascist.” It was no wonder, Mr. Erickson wrote, that “so many people with swastikas in their Twitter profile pics” supported him. “I will not vote for Donald Trump. Ever,” he insisted, adding his voice to the chorus of Never Trump Republicans.

Last week, Mr. Erickson, a well-known conservative blogger, titled one of his pieces “I Support the President.” In three years, he had come completely around, a transformation that is a testament to President Trump’s remarkable consolidation of support inside the Republican Party. The effort to impeach the president, Mr. Erickson wrote, was a desperate move by people “who have never come to terms with him.”

“Never Trump” no more, conservatives have largely resigned themselves to a more accommodating state of mind: “Never mind Trump.” And their change in attitude helps to mute the much smaller group of conservative voices who remain highly critical of the president and have questioned his conduct.

Glenn Beck, the radio host who once called Mr. Trump “an immoral man who is absent decency or dignity,” now says that his defeat in 2020 would mark “the end of the country as we know it.” Senator Lindsey Graham of South Carolina, who so bitterly feuded with the president during the 2016 primaries that Mr. Trump gave out Mr. Graham’s cellphone number on national television, declared last week that impeachment was nothing but “a political setup.”

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1 posted on 10/05/2019 2:37:08 PM PDT by E. Pluribus Unum
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To: E. Pluribus Unum

Has the “Always Stalin” New York Times ever come to terms with supporting a genocidal mass murderer worse than Hitler?


2 posted on 10/05/2019 2:43:30 PM PDT by MuttTheHoople
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To: E. Pluribus Unum

The Deep Staters remain steadfast; they won’t change.


3 posted on 10/05/2019 2:48:07 PM PDT by carriage_hill (A society grows great when old men plant trees, in whose shade they know they will never sit.)
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To: E. Pluribus Unum

Another ‘pain in the butt’ anti-Trumper who has also changed her tune is Ann Coulter.

Recently, a FReeper posted an Ann Coulter commentary. So I looked at her archive and found that she has come around to supporting Trump.

The Mueller Report must have been Coulter’s trigger. She must have started taking anti-TDS pills on April 24.

Here is a log of Coulter’s posts-—

http://www.anncoulter.com/archives.html
Archives
October 2, 2019
YOU ASK A LOT OF QUESTIONS FOR A PRESIDENT

September 25, 2019
THE TRANSCRIPT WE REALLY WANT TO SEE

September 18, 2019
PENIS STORY COLLAPSES IN FLACCID HEARSAY

September 11, 2019
MASS INCARCERATION SAVED BLACK AMERICA

September 4, 2019
WE DON’T TRUST YOU

August 28, 2019
COULD I GET THAT ILLEGAL “TO GO”?

August 21, 2019
WHY THE NEW YORK TIMES IS UNREFORMABLE AND MUST DIE

August 14, 2019
WHAT THE EL PASO SHOOTER LEARNED FROM IMMIGRANTS

August 7, 2019
IT’S AN INVASION! ... OF MORONIC ARGUMENTS

July 31, 2019
COURT TO THE WASHINGTON POST: DON’T TRY TOO HARD TO GET IT RIGHT

July 24, 2019
MUELLER HAS A REPUTATION ...

July 17, 2019
WHEN THE MSM SAY SOMEONE IS IN PRISON FOR A MINOR DRUG CRIME, THEY’RE ALWAYS LYING

July 10, 2019
GET ACOSTA! BUT GET THE RIGHT GUY, TOO

July 3, 2019
WAS THOMAS JEFFERSON ON THE DUKE LACROSSE TEAM?

June 26, 2019
THE SWAMP IN ACTION

June 19, 2019
WHO YOU GONNA BELIEVE? NETFLIX OR THE EVIDENCE?

June 12, 2019
THE WILDING OF LINDA FAIRSTEIN

June 5, 2019
THE WHOLE FOLK TALE AND NOTHING BUT THE FOLK TALE

May 29, 2019
MY MARSHALL PLAN

May 22, 2019
U.S. ISN’T BECOMING EUROPE. WE’RE BECOMING ROME

May 15, 2019
THESE ARE REAL “HIGH CRIMES”

May 8, 2019
THE WAY WE WERE

May 1, 2019
OKAY, LET’S TALK ABOUT CHARLOTTESVILLE

April 24, 2019
SUPREME AND EXALTED MASTER PRESIDENT ROBERT MUELLER


4 posted on 10/05/2019 2:49:41 PM PDT by Presbyterian Reporter
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To: E. Pluribus Unum

there’s a contingent here on FR too lol, mostly found at the border wall threads..


5 posted on 10/05/2019 2:50:11 PM PDT by max americana (Fired ONE libtard at work at every election since 2008 because I enjoy it. I hope every lib die.)
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To: E. Pluribus Unum

The somewhat reformed NeverTrumpers I personally know are still hen pecking him every chance they get. It’s like they’re just itching to see POTUS screw up real bad so they can dance around and say “See, I told you!!!”.


6 posted on 10/05/2019 2:50:47 PM PDT by Enduro Guy (Always cov fe'fe)
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To: E. Pluribus Unum

this article actually makes me feel good...I saw my brother and his wife BOTH MAJOR ANTI TRUMPERS,spewing crap everywhere about how awful Trump i,s to now realizing this man has been the best thing this country has seen in regards to actually caring about America and what is best for her citizens. I believe they would crawl over broken glass to vote for him. WHat changed his mind? Well, of course, the President didn’t just talk the talk, HE WALKED IT!


7 posted on 10/05/2019 2:50:50 PM PDT by terart
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To: max americana

Well, E15 could be a deal breaker...


8 posted on 10/05/2019 2:58:39 PM PDT by Paladin2
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To: E. Pluribus Unum

Too late Erick...you are on “the list”. Permanently.


9 posted on 10/05/2019 2:59:54 PM PDT by Bonemaker (invictus maneo)
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To: terart

I’ve seen a lot of people come around, too. I didn’t like Trump, although I voted for him, because I thought he was a phony and wouldn’t do anything that he said. But he wasn’t and I think that’s what brought a lot of people around.

I grew up in NYC and lived there during Trump’s rebuilding of Wollman Rink, his various ugly divorces, etc. The Dems were always trying to bring him down, even though he wasn’t in politics, because they simply didn’t like his capitalist flair. Even though his family was prosperous, he was never in with the in-crowd. He never expressed much in the way of political ideas, so when he got into politics, I thought it was just a stunt. But it wasn’t.


10 posted on 10/05/2019 3:02:14 PM PDT by livius
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To: Presbyterian Reporter

Ann Coulter is bipolar. She might sound like a supporter but that can change in the blink of an eye.


11 posted on 10/05/2019 3:08:25 PM PDT by Lurkina.n.Learnin (If you want a definition of "bullying" just watch the Democrats in the Senate)
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To: E. Pluribus Unum

Crowder came over to Trump.


12 posted on 10/05/2019 3:09:40 PM PDT by Drango (1776 = 2020)
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To: E. Pluribus Unum

He’s got something now that he didn’t have in 2016: a record.


13 posted on 10/05/2019 3:12:23 PM PDT by Mr Ramsbotham ("God is a spirit, and man His means of walking on the earth.")
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To: terart

President Trump is an Alpha male.Hes the big Lion amongst sheep.I for one thank our President for his ability to get thinks done,,If any of you have any dought about our President .I would suggest you go to The Conservative Treehouse and watch or read his chopper press briefing ever time he leaves the Whitehouse on his way to the helecopter.He let’s the press ask questions and it’s a site to behold..Our President is tough man.


14 posted on 10/05/2019 3:18:47 PM PDT by Mavrick69
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To: E. Pluribus Unum

Sorry, Erick, your name went in the Book, long since, and we struck a line through it...


15 posted on 10/05/2019 3:21:04 PM PDT by jonascord (First rule of the Dunning-Kruger Club is that you do not know you are in the Dunning-Kruger club.)
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To: Lurkina.n.Learnin

“””Ann Coulter is bipolar. She might sound like a supporter but that can change in the blink of an eye.”””


I fully agree. I put Coulter on the never-read-again list along with folks like Bill Kristol, Matt Drudge, Jonah Goldberg to name a few.

In the meantime if her commentaries are supportive of Trump that would not hurt.


16 posted on 10/05/2019 3:24:48 PM PDT by Presbyterian Reporter
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To: E. Pluribus Unum

Let me also add that the most likely reason these so-called conservative commentators have come around to supporting Trump is that their readers have deserted them.

Readers are the lifeblood of online commentators-—
NO CLICKS = NO READERS = NO ADVERTISERS = NO INCOME


17 posted on 10/05/2019 3:29:55 PM PDT by Presbyterian Reporter
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To: Bonemaker

I live in the Atlanta metro area, and nothing makes me change radio stations or just simply turn it off when that sanctimonious puffball Erickson comes on. Geezo Petes.


18 posted on 10/05/2019 3:29:57 PM PDT by EMI_Guy ("You have to slow down to go fast." - Kenny Roberts)
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To: E. Pluribus Unum

Erikson is a turd in a punch bowl that you aren’t sure, at first, isn’t a Baby Ruth.


19 posted on 10/05/2019 3:31:49 PM PDT by bk1000 (I stand with Trump)
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To: bk1000

Its all about the money. Lard butt lost his shirt. His site has almost nothing but nevertrump writers.


20 posted on 10/05/2019 3:37:30 PM PDT by Mmogamer (I refudiate the lamestream media, leftists and their prevaricutions.)
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