Lest there be any doubt…
Your humble host is one of those guys who has languished on the sidelines as the center-wing of the Democrat Party (a.k.a. establishment Republicans) first went all-in with the internationalists when they were in power, and then played the role of dutiful battered wife to President Stompy Feet when countless folks like me refused to play along in 2008 and 2012.
Now the guys who can’t win even on those vanishingly rare event that they actually do pout up a serious fight, the National Review crowd? They are telling us we should fear having a winner in our corner? Oh, Thomas Sowell. David Boaz, Glenn Beck, and Billy Kristol sure. But you, Sowell? I expected better of you.
If these guys don’t think Trump supporters are conservative, I can live with that.
The internationalists tell us that we can’t trust Trump, that he’s not a real conservative, and that once in office he will betray us and refuse to act on the promises made during the campaign. If they are right, then it sounds like business as usual. If Trump is planning on stabbing conservatives in the back, he’s going to have a hard time finding room among the forest of knives that the establishment has planted there over the last 25 years.
But if they are wrong…if Trump accomplishes just half of what he promises? Well then, that will be twice what any conservative has done since Saint Reagan. More secure borders. Trade deals that don’t give away the farm for a song. A foreign policy built for American interests first.
They should have sent a poet.