President Trump

Neocons to Trump Voters: Drop Dead!

What’s splitting the Republican Party? Neoconservatives don’t care, they’d rather just sneer.

Oh dear. Neoconservative writer Bret Stephens has gotten himself into a slap fight with radio host Sean Hannity. After Hannity  pre-blamed Republican leaders in the event that Donald Trump loses the election, Stephens took to Twitter where he crowned Hannity “Fox News’ dumbest anchor.” Hannity then rejoined that Stephens is a “dumbass.” If you’re not familiar with the combatants, one is a star-spangled vitriol merchant who keeps his audience in thrall with simplistic us-versus-them rhetoric and has at best a cartoonish understanding of foreign policy. The other is a nationally syndicated radio host.

  • Norman_In_New_York

    Although the author is right about Stephens, nowhere is there an actual analysis of Trump’s foreign policy positions. For the most part, I find these positions sensible although Trump could help himself by refining them further. However, the absence of rational analysis is glaring and inexcusable

    • dance…dancetotheradio

      Double edged sword.
      In Canada, the opposition leader is usually loathe to flesh out policy positions too close to an election.
      The governing party tends to steal their ideas.

      • V10_Rob

        With the added bonus that the first Tory leader to stick their head up will be excoriated as “The Canadian Trump” (queue ominous music sting).

    • V10_Rob

      If Trump loses, even if by 0.1%, it will trumpeted as a resounding repudiation of any policy he has remotely touched upon. That’s the part that irks me.

      The smart thing to do would be to refine and flesh-out his platform into clear programs and have someone a little more focused and diplomatic (just a little, if Trump’s at 10, dial it down to 8) to pitch it and stay on message.

      Instead, the right in North America will double down on imitating the left and wondering why it’s not working.

  • G

    I want Trump to win – period.
    But if he is to lose then I want it to be a razor thin, supreme court decided loss with judicial recounts in many states decided by Democrat judges.

    If the whole crappy system is going to blow up then that could be what ignites the fuse.
    The elites on both sides need a serious ass kicking and a questionable Trump loss could be just what brings that about.

    • dance…dancetotheradio

      He’s going to win.
      He thinks he can get fifty states and he goes to all of them to make his case.
      Fifteen thousand people show up to his rallies and Clinton can’t fill a phone booth.

      • Clink9

        I thought there were 57 states? Obamy said it’s so.

  • JoKeR
    • V10_Rob

      It’s simple. Someone needs to publicly advocate and demonstrate how to game the system so Trump supporters can cast multiple ballots.

      The left will demand voter ID so fast it’ll make your head spin.

  • mauser 98

    .. Hill can’t fill a phone booth

    “Trump has more than ten times the number of people at his campaign events than
    Hillary has at hers since August 1st. More than 100,000 people in August”

  • Justin St.Denis

    I’m waiting to see what FOX is going to do with Sean Hannity, the only actual conservative that has ever had a regular FOX slot.

  • Hard Little Machine

    This is the problem with the Ben Shapiro contingent. They’d rather lose than compromise. Just like the progressives from 2000-2008. And then they will have the gall to complain about all the heavy lifting everyone else does because it doesn’t meet their standards.

    All I can say is that the first one of them who moans and complains about Hillary in a fit buyers’ remorse should be shot.