Skip to comments.Reminder â€“ Donald Trumpâ€™s 2016 NRO Critics Were President Obamaâ€™s 2009 Fan-Boysâ€¦
Posted on 01/22/2016 12:33:57 PM PST by Bratch
January 22, 2016
REMINDER – By now almost everyone has acknowledged that Donald Trump has ripped the masks from most of the modern professional punditry who espoused to be conservatives yet showed their hidden ideological colors as elite globalists.
In June millions of Fox News viewers saw FOX’s entire line-up of professional pundits proclaim borders shouldn’t matter; border walls won’t work; illegal alien amnesty was the only viable solution to decades of unenforced immigration law; and this was only in week #1 of Donald Trump’s campaign.
Since June ’15, on almost every issue those same pundits have now openly aligned themselves with GOPe agenda items like global trade, tax policy, big government spending, and advocacy to including advancement of Speaker Paul ‘Omnibus’ Ryan.
However, a sharp reader, DrudgeAddict, smartly points out these same voices were the exact group who gathered together in an exclusive meeting with President Obama in 2009 to sing his praises after the ’08 election. Including :
All in attendance. The post-meeting/dinner report in The New Yorker Magazine holds the following quotes told by the glowing participants of their time with President Obama:
Richard Lowry:“the only presidential candidate from either party about whom there is a palpable excitement”.
Charles Krauthammer: “Obama would be a president with the political intelligence of a Bill Clinton harnessed to the steely self-discipline of a Vladimir Putin”, who would “bestride the political stage as largely as did Reagan.”
Bill Kristol:“I look forward to Obama’s inauguration with a surprising degree of hope and good cheer.”
Larry Kudlow: “[Obama] loves to deal with both sides of the issue.” “He revels in the back and forth. And he wants to keep the dialogue going with conservatives.”
Indeed, it sounds like a joyful political love-fest amid the smitten beltway punditry in 2009.
So is it really a surprise to read or hear their current, and collective, opinion of the horribly unwashed pro-America vulgarian Trump?
Let’s review. Starting with the pundit who coined the term “vulgarian”, George Will:
George Will 2015: “Donald Trump Supporters Need To Come Into The Republican Party On Our Terms, Not Theirs” (link with video)
Rich Lowry 2015: “Look Trump attacks everyone but she’s become a much bigger target. And I think part of what’s going on here is that last debate. Let’s be honest, Carly cut his balls off with the precision of a surgeon“. (link with video)
Charles Krauthammer 2015: …”[…] And the pity is this: this is the strongest field of Republican candidates in 35 years. You could pick a dozen of them at random and have the strongest cabinet America has had in our lifetime, and instead, all of our time is spent discussing this rodeo clown.” (link)
Bill Kristol 2015: […] “I doubt I’d support Donald. I doubt I’d support the Democrat. I think I’d support getting someone good on the ballot as a third party candidate.” (link)
( Via Instapundit ) AUGUST 2015 […] GOP establishment is trying so hard to discredit Trump that they don’t seem to realize that they are angering a large portion of their own constituency, which is hungering for leadership and a willingness to openly defy P.C. norms. To paraphrase Hamlet, me thinks they dost protest too much, and it is beginning to backfire on them and cause them to take openly hypocritical positions.
Indeed, they are now taking the position that deporting illegal immigrants is wrong. Oh, how the establishment loves to talk tough on immigration when it suits its purposes of ginning up conservatives on election day. But when a candidate comes along who actually wants to do something about the issue–and isn’t afraid to defy political correctness to do so–the GOP establishment suddenly cries foul, and brands him a fool, dictator, or police state zealot. The necessary implication is that the GOP establishment is all hat, no cattle on immigration.
No wonder increasing numbers of those who self-identify as Republican now openly abhor the party, and it totters on the brink of implosion. (link)
I wonder how much these NROers gave to the Clinton Foundation? Whoops.
This is just a reminder as to why Ann Coulter referred to the editors of NR as girly-men.
what about the other writers, were they ‘fan boys’? Nice cherry pick. Apparently Trump was a fan boy of Hillary and Mitch McConnell.
Thanks for pointing this out.
So was Trump.
Trump was also one of those 2009 Obama fan-boys...
I doubt if any intelligent observer considering that list would draw the conclusion that anyone on it was a conservative. Claiming to speak for conservatives and actually holding conservative principles are two different things.
And then there's that cover. Mind you, I know that my man Yeb! is the inevitable choice but it's a tough sell at the moment given that he's only drawing 40%...oh, wait, decimal place error, 4%...of the popular vote. The little people know nothing, as anyone on that list above will tell you. With a GOPe consisting of such luminaries it's a wonder we still bother to have elections in this country.
They should stop bitching, IMHO. Whoever is elected, they'll be able to slide into a comfortable seat of sideline criticism without accountability. Nice salaries, lots of air time - great gig if you can get it. Most of the rest of the media have already realized this.
Names like Thomas Sowell.
Dana Loesch, Bret Bozell, Kate Pavlich were never fanboys.
Posting *sundance is never a bad move. Thanks so much!
McCain was in an almost impossible situation. Bush had been so incompetent that any Republican would have a hard time unless they could bring back Eisenhower. Bush was a disaster for the country as well as for the Republican Party. Then he asked me about Barack Obama.
I told him that Barack will need to be a great president because we're in serious trouble as a country. It hasn't been this way since 1929.
So he doesn't have much choice-he will simply have to be great, which he has a very good chance of being. What he has done is amazing. The fact that he accomplished what he has-in one year and against great odds-is truly phenomenal. If someone had asked me if a black man or woman could become president, I would have said yes, but not yet.
Barack Obama proved that determination combined with opportunity and intelligence can make things happen-and in an exceptional way. He is not walking into an easy or enviable situation. As of October of 2008, the U.S. government reported a $237 billion deficit. The good news is that Obama seems to be well aware of the situation. His comments have led me to believe that he understands how the economy works on a comprehensive level.
He has also surrounded himself with very competent people, and that's the mark of a strong leader. I have confidence he will do his best, and we have someone who is serious about resolving the problems we have and will be facing in the future.To me that is very good news. After 9/11, this country received a lot of compassion from countries and people around the world. Within a short amount of time, however, we were hated. How did that happen? We had no dialogue with other countries because they just plain hated us.
What's different today is that we have a new chance, a new beginning. The world is excited about Barack Obama and the new United States. Let's keep it that way.
The NRO authors do not convince me to leave Trump; if anything they make me more likely to consider him. OTOH, Palin’s endorsement was not enough to get me to abandon Cruz, and REC is still my top choice.
If I was Krauthammer, I would be terribly embarrassed at this point. I can’t believe he actually said those things about obama all proving to be total incorrect. Boy, did the big “0” get over on them but good!
He’s about the only one on the list that I was pretty sure wasn’t working for The Cheap Labor Express.
Hannity pointing out now, NRO was against Reagan (”he’s an actor”) too.
In the following Trump interview from 2012,Trump was asked about running for president, to “lead the way”. Trump said he hopes someone else would emerge as a leader.
Of those who signed on to the manifesto, did they step up? Trump DID !
Donald Trump interview
May 5 2012
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