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At night, Holland America’s Nieuw Amsterdam’s showroom hosts illusionists, concerto pianists, song and dance acts, and run-of-the-mill cruise entertainment. But it was during the day the real stage action occurred as the “O.N.T.P.’s of the Caribbean” (Original NeverTrump Pirates) sat on panels discussing what historically may have been the craziest election cycle of our lifetimes. The Weekly Standard’s post-election cruise included an impressive collection of conservative writers, editors, pundits, politicos, and a few non-Weekly Standard surprises.
Article entitled The Moral Cowardice Of The NeverTrumpumpkins
Is Trump the best the GOP might have offered? Probably not; I was a fan of Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker, but he was gone before most of the country figured out who he was. Is a vote for Hillary and against Trump because you believe she is the lesser of two evils defensible? Of course it is, however wrongheaded. Is staying home an option? Absolutely — but then you don’t get to kick about the results.
Early in the primary season, many of us claimed that Trump would never be the Republican candidate; so much for that assessment. As it became clear that he might actually be the candidate, many people protested: how could anyone support a man who cheats his business partners, rips off the public, is belligerent, boisterous and […]
Many were predicting a floor battle Monday at the the Republican National Convention and they certainly got one.
A group of delegates, led by Sen. Mike Lee of Utah and Ken Cuccinelli of Virginia, sought to unbind delegates from voting for the presumptive Republican nominee. A majority of delegates from nine states had agreed to their plan for a roll call vote on the official party rules, and they only needed seven states to make the plan stick. Another key part to their effort was to encourage states to hold closed primaries, allowing only Republicans to vote.
Rep. Steve Womack of Arkansas was presiding at the time and insisted on a voice vote only. Many Never Trump supporters in the crowd shouted “roll call vote” and “point of order,” while pro-Trump delegates chanted his name to shout them down.
In one of my first posts for Ricochet, I outlined what I thought was the most important aspects of picking a president: understanding their core values and priorities. The presidency is a huge job where enormous amounts of information comes the way of the president who, being human, has only so much time and attention. That’s part of the reason why all presidents are ultimately a bit of a disappointment. At best, a president will only be able to accomplish a few things and those things need to be very important if the country is to benefit.
No matter where you stand on Donald Trump, we hope you’ll read the entire commentary today. We have a message for both sides. First, something for the passionately pro-Trump voters who are angry with those still on the fence… Preview Open
The Donald Trump campaign has exposed deep divisions within the American political right and driven many conservative commentators to histrionics over the real estate mogul’s antics. Thus, the birth of the #NeverTrump social media “movement.” Preview Open