It’s all crazy martinis today. Jim Geraghty of National Review and Greg Corombos of Radio America are furious as the Air Force discovers it never forwarded the court martial information on the Texas church shooter that would have prevented him from legally purchasing guns and Jim also details how the federal government often seems disinterested in prosecuting gun crimes. They also discuss the bizarre assault on Sen. Rand Paul by his neighbor in Kentucky and how the media just don’t care when GOP lawmakers are targeted for violence. And they unload on 2016 independent presidential candidate Evan McMullin, who has spent the past year focused on criticizing President Trump at every turn while advancing nothing of value to conservatism – his latest move being to urge people not to vote for the GOP candidate for governor in Virginia.

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There are 6 comments.

  1. Profile Photo Member

    It’s been year, but something has finally pushed National Review to come out against Evan McMullin.

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    • November 7, 2017, at 11:27 AM PST
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  2. Bryan G. Stephens Thatcher
    Bryan G. Stephens Joined in the first year of Ricochet Ricochet Charter Member

    I do think the forces who are not be named have split. That is well put.

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    • November 7, 2017, at 2:47 PM PST
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  3. drlorentz Member
    drlorentz Joined in the first year of Ricochet Ricochet Charter Member

    So Evan McMullin is now “indistinguishable from a typical Democrat” or a “left-of-center talking head.”

    To those voted for McMullin out of concern that Trump, a former Democrat, would somehow revert to his past and move to the left after the election, I hope you have learned a valuable lesson. It turns out that McMullin, Kristol, et al. were motivated more by Trump-hatred than any conservative principles after all. That, and the desire to ingratiate themselves with the Left, which controls the institutions.

    What feckless cowards they are! Or, to borrow a phrase from Mr. Goldberg, feckless crapweasels.
    #irony

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    • November 7, 2017, at 3:19 PM PST
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  4. Lash LaRoche Inactive

    Make National Review Great Again

    • #4
    • November 7, 2017, at 4:41 PM PST
    • 5 likes
  5. Larry Koler Inactive

    drlorentz (View Comment):
    So Evan McMullin is now “indistinguishable from a typical Democrat” or a “left-of-center talking head.”

    To those voted for McMullin out of concern that Trump, a former Democrat, would somehow revert to his past and move to the left after the election, I hope you have learned a valuable lesson. It turns out that McMullin, Kristol, et al. were motivated more by Trump-hatred than any conservative principles after all. That, and the desire to ingratiate themselves with the Left, which controls the institutions.

    What feckless cowards they are! Or, to borrow a phrase from Mr. Goldberg, feckless crapweasels.
    #irony

    Well said.

    This shows the problem with the right since Reagan’s era. People pretending to be conservative combined with people who have other priorities than winning elections. Winning is down the list from decorum and being a “real” conservative and being nice so that the media will not go after them and maybe even do a puff piece on them.

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    • November 7, 2017, at 5:04 PM PST
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  6. Cow Girl Thatcher

    When Jim started to identify a Republican who hated Republicans, I assumed he’d say John McCain. But, John Kasich…heh. I guess being named John is a factor?

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    • November 7, 2017, at 7:31 PM PST
    • 1 like