Daniel Foster of National Review Online and Greg Corombos of Radio America welcome the news that former Massachusetts Gov. Deval Patrick will not run for the Democratic presidential nomination in 2020. They also react to the new that the longtime conservative magazine “The Weekly Standard” may soon be shutting down. And they’re deeply disappointed that Michael Avenatti won’t be around to cause chaos in the 2020 Democratic primary season, although making sure Avenatti has zero chance of becoming president is probably a good thing.

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  1. Coolidge

    As a long-time Weekly Standard subscriber, I’m not surprised they’re in trouble.

    In fact, more than once I’ve considered canceling my subscription over their sometimes MSNBC-level attacks on Trump, and a kind of gloating reportage of his legal entanglements.

    It’s as if they would rather see conservatism fail, just as long as they get to say, “I told you so”!

    Bear in mind, I’m someone who subscribed to National Review just to get the “Against Trump” special issue. But I am capable of learning from experience, as Never Trumpers are not.

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    • December 5, 2018 at 4:29 pm
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  2. Member

    The problem with the recent editorial stance, The Weekly Standard carried anti- Trumpism on to anti-Republican and anti-Conservatism.

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    • December 6, 2018 at 3:52 am
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  3. Coolidge

    Eustace C. Scrubb (View Comment):

    The problem with the recent editorial stance, The Weekly Standard carried anti- Trumpism on to anti-Republican and anti-Conservatism.

     Partly it’s that conservative intellectuals judge Donald Trump not as a President, but as an intellectual; that is, by what he says, not what he does. I like to say, to understand Trump you have to think of him as constantly engaging in “good cop/bad cop“. To get the job done, cops will exaggerate, distort, or even lie outright. 

     Partly it’s that progressives have been a minority on the Supreme Court for so long that a lot of conservatives treat this lucky situation as if it were graven in stone, forgetting the Left is just one vote away from total control. It’s in light of this that some Evangelicals see the hand of God behind Trump’s improbable election. 

     

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    • December 6, 2018 at 7:39 am
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