Reminder – Donald Trump’s 2016 NRO Critics Were President Obama’s 2009 Fan-Boys…

REMINDER – By now almost everyone has acknowledged that Donald Trump has ripped the masks from most of the modern professional punditry who espoused to be conservatives yet showed their hidden ideological colors as elite globalists.

In June millions of Fox News viewers saw FOX’s entire line-up of professional pundits proclaim borders shouldn’t matter; border walls won’t work; illegal alien amnesty was the only viable solution to decades of unenforced immigration law; and this was only in week #1 of Donald Trump’s campaign.

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Since June ’15, on almost every issue those same pundits have now openly aligned themselves with GOPe agenda items like global trade, tax policy, big government spending, and advocacy to including advancement of Speaker Paul ‘Omnibus’ Ryan.

However, a sharp reader, DrudgeAddict, smartly points out these same voices were the exact group who gathered together in an exclusive meeting with President Obama in 2009 to sing his praises after the ’08 election. Including :

  • George Will
  • Michael Barone
  • David Brooks
  • Charles Krauthammer
  • Bill Kristol
  • Lawrence Kudlow
  • Rich Lowry
  • Peggy Noonan

All in attendance. The post-meeting/dinner report in The New Yorker Magazine holds the following quotes told by the glowing participants of their time with President Obama:

Richard Lowry:“the only presidential candidate from either party about whom there is a palpable excitement”.

Charles Krauthammer: “Obama would be a president with the political intelligence of a Bill Clinton harnessed to the steely self-discipline of a Vladimir Putin”, who would “bestride the political stage as largely as did Reagan.”

Bill Kristol:“I look forward to Obama’s inauguration with a surprising degree of hope and good cheer.”

Larry Kudlow: “[Obama] loves to deal with both sides of the issue.” “He revels in the back and forth. And he wants to keep the dialogue going with conservatives.”

Indeed, it sounds like a joyful political love-fest amid the smitten beltway punditry in 2009.

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So is it really a surprise to read or hear their current, and collective, opinion of the horribly unwashed pro-America vulgarian Trump?

Let’s review. Starting with the pundit who coined the term “vulgarian”, George Will:

George Will 2015: Donald Trump Supporters Need To Come Into The Republican Party On Our Terms, Not Theirs” (link with video)

Rich Lowry 2015:Look Trump attacks everyone but she’s become a much bigger target. And I think part of what’s going on here is that last debate. Let’s be honest, Carly cut his balls off with the precision of a surgeon. (link with video)

Charles Krauthammer 2015: …”[…] And the pity is this: this is the strongest field of Republican candidates in 35 years. You could pick a dozen of them at random and have the strongest cabinet America has had in our lifetime, and instead, all of our time is spent discussing this rodeo clown.” (link)

Bill Kristol 2015: […] “I doubt I’d support Donald. I doubt I’d support the Democrat. I think I’d support getting someone good on the ballot as a third party candidate.” (link)

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( Via Instapundit ) AUGUST 2015 […] GOP establishment is trying so hard to discredit Trump that they don’t seem to realize that they are angering a large portion of their own constituency, which is hungering for leadership and a willingness to openly defy P.C. norms. To paraphrase Hamlet, me thinks they dost protest too much, and it is beginning to backfire on them and cause them to take openly hypocritical positions.

Indeed, they are now taking the position that deporting illegal immigrants is wrong. Oh, how the establishment loves to talk tough on immigration when it suits its purposes of ginning up conservatives on election day. But when a candidate comes along who actually wants to do something about the issue–and isn’t afraid to defy political correctness to do so–the GOP establishment suddenly cries foul, and brands him a fool, dictator, or police state zealot. The necessary implication is that the GOP establishment is all hat, no cattle on immigration.

No wonder increasing numbers of those who self-identify as Republican now openly abhor the party, and it totters on the brink of implosion. (link)

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200 Responses to Reminder – Donald Trump’s 2016 NRO Critics Were President Obama’s 2009 Fan-Boys…

  1. zzschnops says:

    True Conservative… what a lot of horse pucks

    I AM a Conservative and I am an Atheist.

    Please add yourself to this list and we will find out what a lot of crap TRUE conservatism is

    an American for America and Trump!

    Liked by 2 people

  2. RINOKiller says:

    Their 401 Ks better look good because it is time for their retirement

    Liked by 2 people

  3. rashamon says:

    This is similar to David Horowitz taking down Diana West for her book “American Betrayal” when he obviously hadn’t read the book nor did he know her premise. These “journalists” don’t spend one minute with the public they are decrying, so their opinions are useless to the public at large.

    Bye, bye, bye, y’all!

    Liked by 7 people

    • vincentjappi says:

      David Horowitz knows that Diana West is right, and that’s why he attacked her.
      There has been a tradition of Misprision of Treason on the right since the Republicans let down Sen McCarthy and Irving Kristol impugned the John Birch Society.

      Liked by 1 person

  4. bulwarker says:

    The issue, as I see it, is these pundits think Trump is harming the brand (despite DJT bringing together people from all walks of life and party affiliation, the people the pundits specifically what to reach). The pundits think that if an articulate, educated conservative like Cruz were to win he could swing a majority of voters to the conservative cause – if only the people could hear his message and he were afforded a big enough stage to reach them. This is wrong, wrong, wrong.

    For the most part people are familiar with the principles of conservatism and remain turned off. Whether its due to their reliance on government or because we seek to cut their entitlements. We demand personal accountability and some folks are all too eager to shift the blame for their lot in life. They point their finger at us with distain while holding out their other hand to the government, demanding handouts largely paid for by those they despise.

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    • Crassus says:

      Most Cruzbots seem to think that if Teddy Ballgame gets on that debate stage with Hillary and defeats her then he will win the election in a landslide. That shows you how little they know. The majority of the country won’t bother to watch any of the debates and 90% of those that do already have their minds made up and nothing on that debate stage will change them.

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    • oldtoenail says:

      One thing seldom mentioned about government handouts is that large sums of money go to the people who are now trying to block Trump. They don’t earn it they just take it because they have the inside track. This same bunch has had control of government for several years and has bled the government not for a meager living but for grandiose living. They actually need the welfare class to obscure what they do. Many of this group are the “hot air artist” around DC. I can only hope that Trump will also dislodge this group of leaches from the government teat.

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  5. joshua says:

    william buckley was a phoney baloney elitist arrogant twit. These folks ALL worship at his fountain, and are mindless on their own….EVERY ONE of them came through that common black hole and established themselves as the elite “conservatives”….which is merely a name, not a value.
    Rich Lowry worked for Buckley after he worked for Krauthammer…and they are NOT LEADERS of the Republican party at all….they are merely writers and pundits and editors….academics all, not a DOER in the bunch. They can kiss my grits.

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    • rashamon says:

      Do you remember “Firing Line”? My attorney husband used to crack up over the flaying of language and bon-mots when it appeared the participants would have preferred to don boxing gloves and beat their opponent to a bloody pulp. Ah, the olden days of television talk shows!

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  6. KJinCton says:

    This, to me, sums up how the GOPe looks at the insurgency created by Trump. They know what’s at stake for them and they don’t want a majority of Americans grasping how much power we truly have.

    I love the irony of Kevin Spacey as the Grasshopper leader and Frank Underwood on House of Cards.

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    • rashamon says:

      This is one of the reason I love following E. O. Wilson, The Ant Guy, when he compares human civilization to all those little critters scurrying around on and under the ground — and in the trees. And everywhere. Talk about someone taking a childhood interest in bugs to a new level!

      Liked by 1 person

  7. Plain Jane says:

    Seeing Thomas Sowell’s name on the list made me sad. The others – heck, I knew they were (fill in the blank).

    Liked by 3 people

    • Paula says:

      Yes, but it was a very very weak argument. It was as if Thomas Sowell’ s heart wasn’t really in it.


    • rashamon says:

      I, too, am disappointed. Reviewing his background: former Marxist; educated at Harvard, Columbia and U. of Chicago. Now that is a trigger for me requiring a second or third analysis. Hoover Institute. He belongs to a cadry of pushers-and movers under the umbrella of “conservatism” as they define it. Lots of money pouring into the pool.

      Under stress, we humans tend to pull in toward a place where we were rewarded. I still have hopes he will escape the New World Order of his constituents.

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      • mariner says:

        If you haven’t read Sowell’s work please don’t be so quick to throw stones at him.

        I am disappointed that he doesn’t support Trump, but that doesn’t mean I’ll forget the good work that he’s done opposing PC and promoting free markets.

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  9. Every time we turn around there’s another one begging for money from Trump that he probably helped and then the darn dog turns around and BITES HIM!

    Or when Trump gets busy and tells a small time talk show host his schedule is tight and will get back to him, and they have such low self-esteem they become paranoid and start taking it as a brush off and begin striking back for a rejection existing only in their own mind!

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    • Prothonotary Warbler says:

      It’s such an effective comeback, too, because he’s basically saying, “You didn’t seem to think I was such a bad guy when you came to me asking for money.” Makes the target seem two-faced as well as making Trump look like a boss.

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  10. Prothonotary Warbler says:

    These bozos should be writing catalog copy for a restroom-supplies distributor.

    “The Schlager model Ur-4009 is a urinal with the elegance of a Brian Boitano harnessed to the mighty flush-power of a Hurricane Ivan; it will bestride your men’s room as largely as would Andre the Giant. Available in Glacier White, Aged Ivory or Polished Onyx. $259.99.”

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  11. No matter what they say a CONSTITUTIONAL CONSERVATIVE does NOT choose a natural born CANADIAN citizen as their candidate. Period.

    There are several factions of conservatives. Social, Fiscal, Constitutional, etc. Anyone who supports a natural born Canadian citizen in breach of the Constitutional requirements for president is not a Constitutional Conservative.

    Cruz may be a social conservative but not a Constitutional Conservative, and he’s pretty tight with Goldman so probably not a Fiscal Conservative either.


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  12. archer52 says:

    NRO are establishment and historic conservatives, who make a living being “the conservative voice.”

    They miss how the landscape has changed.

    Their complaint with Trump is valid in that he’s not a “conservative” historically. Which is true. Not close.

    But this campaign isn’t about conservatism, but nationalism. If we were about conservatism, Cruz would be doing better.

    People are tired of being pushed around. This has happened many times before in many different nations over history. Right now, I’m reading the wiki on Louis the fourteenth and his reign.

    Interesting about how the royals were booted from power by his mother, Anne, who consolidated all power to a central government for her son. This is 1643-ish. Back then, the french used riots and such to protests her abuses, actually running her from the palace.

    She arrested and imprisoned anyone who fought her, including royals.

    My point is, the people resisted her efforts to abuse the system for her son’s benefit. It was tumultuous. She was trying to remake how France historical functioned (Fundamental transformation) and used every abuse of power she could.

    Fight back. Don’t let them take your freedoms, your way of life, by being meek. Dysfunctional government is part of all history.

    If Trump gets in, maybe he goes Anne’s way (not good) or the other way and hammers the administrative state back into line.

    We’ll see. Sadly, people hate when someone else has a tool that hurts them, but thinks that same tool is too cool when they have it. It will be a test of his character.


  13. Wiggy says:

    Sundance, I hate to be a party pooper, but we must be honest. As much as I despise those guys you mentioned in the story, we must also remember who also praised Obama.

    “Trump in ‘08: “I Know Hillary & I Think She’d Make a Great President.

    Seven years ago, Dec. 18, 2008, Trump – in an interview with CNN’s Wolf Blitzer – was heaping praise on newly elected president Barack Obama, saying he was “doing great,” and that his choice of Hillary Clinton as Secretary of State was “a great appointment.”

    This is why the rumors go around that Trump voted for Obama, which he didn’t, or that Trump is nothing but a Liberal in sheep’s clothing.

    We can refute his voting and his party affiliation, but we can’t cover up what he actually said. However, no matter what the liars say, the bottom line is that I will still support and vote for Trump.


    • Louis says:

      There is a big difference between “just got elected” and eight years later seeing how they have tried to destroy the country. I am quite confident that had Benghazi or the Iran deal or (insert list here) had already happened he would not have been singing their praises.

      I think everyone wanted Obama to proudly represent our country as the first elected black president. Unfortunately, his performance (and her’s) will go down as one of the worst administrations in history.

      Hindsight is 20/20.

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    • lorac says:

      Trump always praises people (as someone else here said, it’s his “default”) unless there is an obvious reason not to. He publicly seems very black and white – someone is either “the greatest” or really bad person. And most people are “the greatest”…. until some of them show themselves to not be.

      Trump had no reason to sabotage what was the new president when he hadn’t yet done anything (but cheat and steal and illegally campaign for his relative Odingo or whatever in Africa, but the MSM kept that pretty much under wraps for anyone who wasn’t paying attention or didn’t research Obama). Trump loves this country, and I’m sure he was hoping that Obama would be a good president. Since he was already elected and nothing could be done about that, he gave him a chance. That’s all.


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  16. woodNfish says:

    Can we just call the people on that list “Buttboys for Bribery”? My reason is that it is large donor bribery that owns all our elected criminals, oops, I mean officials now. It is a fitting label.


  17. I am not a conservative so much as a hate-filled rightwing extremist…not that there’s anything wrong with that


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