The Rude Pundit read the same op-ed I did in the “failing” New York Times and had the same reaction I did:
In the New York Times, one of Donald Trump’s most loyal taint-lickers, Julius Krein, has scribbled a mea culpa titled “I Voted for Trump. And I Sorely Regret It.” It’s a story of a love gone wrong, about how a man was so enamored of another man that he couldn’t see who that man really was or, indeed, who he himself was. Oh, Krein, who started a blog to “intellectual Trumpism” titled, stupidly, the Journal of American Greatness, totally believed Trump: “Mr. Trump’s policy positions were poorly defined, but these days, most candidates’ positions are. And yes, he had little support from the Republican Party leadership. But many of us thought even this might be a positive if it forced him to focus on ‘making deals’ rather than on Washington’s usual ideological posturing. He was never going to fulfill all of his over-the-top promises, but we believed that his administration might achieve some meaningful successes.”
And as for the racism? That was just something to be elided over for Krein: “Many of his supporters, myself included, managed to convince ourselves that his more outrageous comments…were merely Bidenesque gaffes committed during the heat of a campaign.” For the record, Joe Biden never called for all Muslims to be banned from coming into the United States and probably wouldn’t consider that specific, scripted, racist campaign promise a “gaffe.”
But now Krein’s eyes are wide, wide open. “It is now clear that we were deluding ourselves” about Trump’s racism, Krein writes. And “Far from making the transformative ‘deals’ he promised voters, his only talent appears to be creating grotesque media frenzies — just as all his critics said.”
To which one can only say to Krein:
Fuck you, you pretentious prick. Take a stack of papers with your regret written all over it, roll it up into a thick tube, and go fuck yourself with it.
And I’ll bet by the title on this post, you though I was referring to this:
She cries because she doesn’t want people to think she’s a bad person for supporting a krimson koated klansman. Sorry, that train has left the track. She’s a bad person.