It seems that right-wing ninny and owner of a well-thumbed Roget's Thesaurus George F. "Effing" Will is refusing to hop on the bandwagon of neo-fascist demagogue Donald "Rump" Trump. Moreover, in his latest scribblings, he has some scolding words for those "quislings" who are hopping on board:
Most anticonservative? Really, Effing? Dwight Eisenhower was the father of one of the largest public works undertakings in history: the Interstate highway system. Nelson Rockefeller was pretty "anti conservative" when he ran in 1964 and was defeated by your guy, the extremist Barry "Nuke 'Em" Goldwater. By extension, does Effing believe that Rump's followers are "anticonservative", too? That's rich. Please proceed:"Donald Trump's damage to the Republican Party, although already extensive, has barely begun. Republican quislings will multiply, slinking into support of the most anticonservative presidential aspirant in their party's history. These collaborationists will render themselves ineligible to participate in the party's reconstruction." (emphasis added)
"(Voters) already know the only important thing about Trump's choice: His running mate will be unqualified for high office because he or she will think Trump is qualified."OK, point taken. Effing then dissects Rump's well known weaknesses with female voters, Hispanic voters, and others. Effing suggests that a four-year term for Clinton would be bearable, versus one for Rump, if it would mean a "reconstruction" (rebranding again?) of the Republican / New Confederate / Stupid / Shooters Party from the ashes of a Trump defeat. He's assuming that Rump's angry, unhinged supporters will simply recede into the backwoods, clearing the field for Effing Will's brand of elite corporate conservatives to recapture the party in 2020. Good luck with that. Why? Because Rump's supporters -- perhaps half of the party -- are the dedicated children of your movement, Effing, conceived during the Presidency of St. Ronnie of Hollywood, and they are the ones who think the "quislings" are your "establishment." Indeed, that also goes for "Tailgunner Ted" Cruz's supporters, who are only slightly less deranged.
Finally, there's this bit of unintentional hilarity from Effing:
"Were he to be nominated, conservatives would have two tasks. One would be to help him lose 50 states — condign punishment for his comprehensive disdain for conservative essentials, including the manners and grace that should lubricate the nation's civic life. Second, conservatives can try to save from the anti-Trump undertow as many senators, representatives, governors and state legislators as possible." (emphasis added)We've seen "conservative essentials" in practice for some 40 years, and they have nothing to do with "manners and grace": wedge politics, smearing Democrats as not patriotic, the "Southern strategy" of dog-whistle racism, and the dirty work of every Rethug ratf*cker from Murray Chotiner to Donald Segretti to Lee Atwater to Karl Rove to Roger Stone, and on and on. It's your conservative movement that needs lubrication, jackass.