National Review magazine punished after telling conservatives to shun Trump
National Review, a New York-based magazine founded in 1955 by famed conservative thinker William F Buckley Jr, drew heavy scorn from Trump, on Twitter and at a Las Vegas news conference, for its issue entitled: “Against Trump”.
“Trump is a philosophically unmoored political opportunist who would trash the broad conservative ideological consensus within the GOP [Republican Party] in favor of a free-floating populism with strong-man overtones,” National Review said.
But within hours of the publication the magazine revealed it had felt the consequences of its strident position – it was pulled as one of the moderators of a debate with Republican candidates.
From the comments at NRO – I’m with Steyn on this
“So a philosophical commitment to free trade means less to them than the degeneration of mill and factory towns into wastelands of fast-food service jobs and heroin addiction. An abstract respect for religious pluralism means less to them than reducing the number of crazies running around whose last words before opening fire are “Allahu akbar!” A theoretical belief in private-sector health care means less to them than not getting stiffed by crappy five-figure health “insurance” that can be yanked out from under you at any moment under Byzantine rules and regulations that change 30 times a day. And bipartisan myth-making about “a nation of immigrants” means a whole lot less than another decade of Press One For English, flatlined wages, sanctuary cities and remorseless cultural transformation”
More at Breitbart – National Review Pens Letter to Conservatives: Don’t Vote for Trump
Keep dreaming Jeb…
Welcome to the fight, all. Trump is not a conservative. pic.twitter.com/Fri8reAEx1
— Jeb Bush (@JebBush) January 22, 2016