"'I’m so pissed you stood up for victims of sexual assault I’m gonna punish you' is peak Republicanism."
A well-known senior editor at the right wing website The National Review is getting totally owned after he posted a tweet claiming – and claiming to explain why – anti-Trump Republicans are motivated to run to the polls for the November midterms.
Jay Nordlinger, a former speechwriter for George W. Bush's 2000 presidential campaign, says the way Democrats handled the Brett Kavanaugh Supreme Court nomination has re-energized Republicans to vote next month.
Nordlinger quotes what he says is a "conservative who has been disgusted by the Trumpified GOP," and says this feeling is "common" among many anti-Trump Republicans.
“I didn’t think I could drag myself to the polls. But after the Left’s performance in the Kavanaugh affair, I would crawl across broken glass.”
Whether or not that sentiment is "common," we'll find out four weeks from Tuesday, but the thought process is just astonishingly illogical and insane.
Here's how some are blasting Nordlinger and his anti-Trump conservative pal via social media:
"it makes me so sick that y'all asked for a comprehensive investigation into someone credibly accused of multiple sexual assaults so i have no choice but to vote for fascist white supremacists now, look what you made me do" https://t.co/A6zqM6saY3
— Calvin (@calvinstowell) October 8, 2018
And the Charlottesville affair is okay with you?
Children in cages affair
Stormy Daniel's affair
The tax evasion affair
17 indictments and counting
Trump tower Russian visit
— Tam (@rolinesdaughter) October 8, 2018
You were always going to vote R. I see this BS narrative every election year, it's always some "horrible thing" the demon left does in October to roil up the base and it just isn't going to work anymore. If it wasn't Kavanaugh, it would be the NFL, or some favorite strawman.
— Patty (@suo_gan) October 8, 2018
come on, Mr. Nordlinger. You know you are not telling the truth.
— Holy Bullies (@holybullies) October 8, 2018
I’m still amazed that people think “My principles apply only insofar that I’m not provoked by my political opponents” is exculpatory and not just an admission that your “principles” were never actually such. https://t.co/8VuiSZtLHw
— jamelle g-g-ghoulie 👻 (@jbouie) October 7, 2018
I too will crawl over broken glass. To vote for Democrats who will act as a check on Trump’s unrestrained and unprecedented abuse of power. https://t.co/iagmwh3Nea
— Max Boot (@MaxBoot) October 7, 2018
Your buddy is terrible and his sentiment is disingenuous. https://t.co/fH3gIWYJ8f
— southpaw (@nycsouthpaw) October 7, 2018
"I never thought I could throw my unstinting support behind all these people I know are dishonest and vicious and immoral, but actually I could. It was mostly that I'd never thought about it." https://t.co/sTT4EwMMmx
— David Roth (@david_j_roth) October 7, 2018
The party of personal responsibility https://t.co/Y7PaLP5GxL
— Parker Molloy (@ParkerMolloy) October 7, 2018
"I didn't like a corrupt President with a history of tax fraud and multiple top advisers pleading guilty and an obvious connection to a hostile foreign government's election manipulation, but then he nominated a screaming partisan credibly accused of sexual assault, so I'm good." https://t.co/WgC4Lb5Um7
— Max Kennerly (@MaxKennerly) October 7, 2018
Ah, too bad, should’ve just let Kavanaugh go through without any objection whatsoever, then things would be different! https://t.co/Qv8v6EUNDV
— Patrick Monahan (@pattymo) October 7, 2018
“I’m so pissed you stood up for victims of sexual assault I’m gonna punish you” is peak Republicanism. There are no good Republicans and this whole episode reminds us of that. https://t.co/KeEE8IZzB8
— Alex Leo (@AlexMLeo) October 7, 2018
This whole tack of “they made me do it” that we see on the Right is so cowardly. It’s an inherently suppressive action. It says to the Left, “Either protest or dissent in ways that make us feel comfortable, or you will pay dearly.” That is the oppressor’s trick. https://t.co/3GDXhJEPgr
— Jamil Smith (@JamilSmith) October 8, 2018
Crawling over broken glass to own the libs and proud of it: what a screwed-up way to live. https://t.co/ycfOOLQKZd
— James Surowiecki (@JamesSurowiecki) October 8, 2018
— Ted Lieu (@tedlieu) October 7, 2018
So the next time the GOP hides most of the records of a demonstrably serial liar, openly-Roe-threatening lifelong political hack credibly-accused-sex offender who’s being rushed to the scotus we should all just be polite about it? Get fucking real. https://t.co/4PYARhlKak
— Andy Richter (@AndyRichter) October 7, 2018
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