William Kristol continues to make an ass of himself. He says (1) that political parties can make mistakes, (2) that the Republican Party has made a mistake (in nominating Donald Trump), and (3) that the party needs to be saved from itself. Wrong. Kristol and his ilk have all but destroyed the Republican Party during the past couple of decades. (Does anybody remember John McCain and Mitt Romney?) Donald Trump is in the process of saving the party.
When Kristol says he won't vote for Trump, he is engaged in moral preening (a.k.a. virtue signaling). He's not the only one doing this, either. George Will has been preening for months. Their many columns and television appearances proclaim, to all who will read or listen, "We Ivy Leaguers are so much more sophisticated than the vulgarian Trump; to vote for him or otherwise to support him would be to lower ourselves to his level, which is unthinkable."
I have news for these insufferable elitists: Nobody, least of all Donald Trump, cares one whit what they think. They are the problem, not the solution. The Republican Party will be stronger and healthier with Trump at the helm that it has been in many decades. I predict that Kristol and Will will one day be singing Trump's praises as the savior of the party, just as people who once opposed Ronald Reagan came to revere him.
Poor Charles Krauthammer! Despite having a medical degree from Harvard Medical School, he's quite dumb. He still doesn't understand why Donald Trump has taken the country by storm. May I help? Americans are fed up with (1) free trade (which has destroyed entire industries, communities, families, and lives), (2) open borders (which is turning our great nation into a Third World country), (3) political correctness (which makes being a white male a crime), and (4) fecklessness with regard to radical Islam (especially ISIS). It takes no advanced degree to grasp this. Indeed, I would argue that too much formal education makes one stupid rather than smart.
Donald Trump will make this country great again. Get right with Donald.
Wait. What? Paul Ryan says he's "not ready" to support Donald Trump? Did Ryan do anything to help Trump get the nomination? The question is not whether Ryan supports Trump, but whether Trump supports Ryan. Get right with Donald, Paul, or be impotent. By the way, Paul Ryan is a demonstrated loser, having run for vice president with Mitt Romney. Donald Trump is a winner.
It’s Donald’s country now. Hillary Clinton may look as if she will win now, but I have a feeling that Donald Trump will be the one to take the Oval Office.
I’m 28, and for virtually my entire lifetime it’s been Bush, Clinton, Clinton, Bush, Bush, Obama, Obama. Millennials like me are going to be looking very closely at Mr. Trump, because it wouldn’t feel like much of a democracy if for most of our lives the president was a Clinton or a Bush.
If Mr. Trump tacks back to the center and takes a more liberal tone on things like social issues, he will win over a lot of people.
Mrs. Clinton and the Democratic Party have lost touch with us young people. We are the cogs that are being ground to dust by a system perpetuated by the establishment. No matter how many glass ceilings Mrs. Clinton breaks, she is the center of that establishment. I just can’t vote for her.
Decades of my life have been built on air travel—college years, a Navy enlistment, grad school, career business travel, overseas vacations and commuting to date my second wife after being left a widower.
Air travel was a means of both expanding my life and holding it together. Today, a vacation is more to recuperate from the misery of air travel and offers less and less refreshment from the daily grind. It has gone from an exciting adventure to a rough day’s work, to frustration and humiliation, cramped seats and extra fees.
Your front-page article serves the public’s right to know. Write on.
For the love of God, Donald Trump hasn't destroyed the Republican Party, or even damaged it. He is in the process of saving it—from the Republican establishment. Don't believe me? Ask Presidents McCain or Romney. The people are back in control, as they should always have been.
Addendum:This barely educated boy, who claims to be a conservative, suffers from Trump Derangement Syndrome. He refers to Donald Trump as "a philandering sybarite" and "a proto-fascist grotesque with zero political experience and poor impulse control." Has he ever said anything even one-tenth as derogatory about any Democrat? The punk doesn't realize that he is precisely what Donald Trump was running against: smug conservatives who have no idea how most Americans live and wouldn't care even if they did know. Perhaps that explains his anger: he and his ilk have been rejected by the American people. Perhaps if he got a real job and stopped writing for the propaganda organ known as the New York Times, he would understand Donald Trump's appeal. But don't count on that. He's happy to stay in his elitist bubble, isolated from the hayseeds.
Addendum 2: Ann Coulter writes about Trump's victory.
Addendum 3: Scott Adams weighs in on Trump's persuasive power.
Jonah Goldberg has a severe case of Trump Derangement Syndrome. Read this. Have you ever read anything so petty, spiteful, and self-absorbed? Take a month or two off work, Jonah. Clear your head. Breathe deeply. Smell some flowers. Look around. Play with your dog. Think about what's important and what's not. Gain some perspective. Come to your senses. Do you want Hillary Clinton as your president? That's really the only question to be answered, and I think you already know the answer but won't admit it because you painted yourself into a corner early on and are too proud or stubborn to admit you were wrong. Get right with Donald. It's not too late.
Addendum: William Kristol continues to act like a jackass. Does anyone really care what he thinks, feels, or says? He has no power to prevent Donald Trump from becoming president; he will play no role in the Trump administration; and, if he continues his asinine ways, his online rag will lose eyeballs and go out of business. The Republican establishment is acting like a petulant child, or, worse, like an only child who, for the first time, has not gotten his way. I have no doubt that Kristol, like Goldberg and George Will, would rather have four or eight years of Hillary Clinton than four years of Donald Trump. That speaks volumes about their "commitment" to conservative principles. Four years of Hillary means 30 years (or more) of a rampaging Supreme Court that will destroy everything that Kristol, Goldberg, and Will hold dear. Like I say, jackasses.