Having laid on second and third shifts of deep core miners to uncover the #NeverTrump pony she just knows must be at the bottom of Trump shitpile. Ms. Jennifer Rubin (one of the many neocon throw-pillows with which Fred Hiatt decorates the op-ed page of the Washington Post) has also accidentally discovered a terrible thing.
The Republican party is full of Republicans.
And a whole lot of those Republicans are -- spoiler! -- awful, shitty, bigoted morons.
It is really quite remarkable.
From the Washington Post:
...One, therefore, is left with an unpleasant reality: A plurality of GOP voters wanted Trump. They did not care or may have actively embraced his lunacy, bigotry and ignorance. His rotten character and abject honesty elicited shrugs. They wore his “pants on fire” fact checks like badges of honor. A significant segment of the GOP primary electorate itself lacked common sense, standards of decency, and intolerance of bigotry and cruelty. No group was worse than the evangelical “leaders” who cheered him along the way.A Republican wag joked that the GOP needs not only a new candidate but also a new base. There is something to that. In the 2016 postmortem, it will be worth examining the extent to which the GOP has promoted crackpots, become ghettoized in distorted right-wing media and lost track of what 21st-century America believes and looks like. That suggests conservative “leaders” need to do more leading, and less following, and the party as a whole has to expand its vision and its base. It’s time to stop reveling in ignorance and celebrating lost causes.Barry Goldwater’s widow was recently quoted as saying, “Barry would be appalled by Mr. Trump’s behavior — the unintelligent and unfiltered and crude communications style. And he’s shallow — so, so shallow.” She continued, “Barry was so true to his convictions and would never be issuing these shallow, crude, accusatory criticisms of the other party or the other person.” She’s right, of course. And yet the GOP primary electorate did not see all that. It’s a problem when the rest of the country has to rescue the GOP and the country from Republican voters’ terrible judgment.
So then what happened, Unca Driftglass? Did she hand in her resignation and leave the pundit business to search for a body of water large enough to wash the blood from her own hands?
Will all great Neptune’s ocean wash this blood
Clean from my hand? No, this my hand will ratherThe multitudinous seas incarnadine,Making the green one red.
Did this public confession that the Left has been speaking nothing but the unvarnished truth about the Right result in a sudden uptick in Liberals hires among the nation's newspapers?
Are any Conservatives anywhere lining up to offer a simple apology for slandered and demonized us dirty hippies for the unforgivable sin of telling the truth?
Are any of them planning to make amends for making a living -- often a very good living -- by lying about us decade after decade?
Oh good God no.
That is not not how these people roll.