Time for a dose of Trump-induced whiplash:
Trump Supporter Kayleigh McEnany on CNN: “You are not a conservative if you do not support Donald Trump.”
Trump, In His Own Words: “It’s called the Republican Party, not the Conservative Party.”
I love in particular Kayleigh McEnany, starting about 20 seconds in:
“They are now all of the sudden concerned with conservative values? Well where were they with John McCain? Where was the ‘Never McCain’ Movement? Where were they with Mitt Romney? Where were they, leading the ‘Never Romney’ Movement? The facts are, those movements didn’t exist. What you have here is an establishment that is rejecting its voters . . . .”
Where were we, she asks? Holding our noses and voting party loyalty. That’s where we were. The exact same place you argue we should be now, with your backhanded insult: You aren’t conservative if you don’t vote Trump! So get in line and vote party loyalty!
Notice the last few seconds of Bruce Campbell’s laugh at the end of the “ha ha” video clip. It’s more of a scream than a laugh.
I’m not laughing either. I’m screaming. Want to know why? Because I’ve gotten the “where were you?” argument, a hundred times. Only, back in the good old days, I got that argument from liberals: “You want liberty?!? Where were you when George Bush was eroding our liberty with the Payyytriot Act?!?” they would demand with froth upon their lips.
Now I’m accosted with the same question, but not from my political opponent. Instead, I am accosted by those who ostensibly would be my political ally. Except they are not. Do you hear that, Trump supporters? You are not my political ally.