June 4, 2018 By Colin Flaherty
If only conservatives were kinder, gentler and more "with it." Who could stop us? Certainly not Democrats.
So the secret to conservative political success today is to act more like liberals, and they will like us more, too.
Anyone who has spent more than ten minutes with any Republican functionary attached to some aspiring Republican office-holder knows the pitch:
Trump? He has no right to be here.
Abortion? I might not have one myself, but it is rather inconvenient to ask others to make the same choice............
Nevertheless, she is plying her nonexistent conservative credentials on PBS with great fanfare, much as David Brooks, Peggy Noonan, and Charles Krauthammer did in 2008 with the election of the Great Unifier, Barack Obama.
It's a lot like what those old luminaries' NeverTrump successors do today. Jonah Goldberg, for example, just published a column reminding everyone how conservative he is, but today's conservatives are worse than McCarthyites, because at least that crowd from the '50s had something to crow about.
In the meantime, I'll be waiting for all the liberals to flock to the new face of conservative victory – just as they did with John McCain, George Romney, Chris Christie, John Kasich, Marco Rubio, Jeb Bush, Jeff Flake, Bob Corker, John Boehner, Paul Ryan, Carly Fiorina, and the hundreds of others waiting for their pathetically ignorant base to catch up with their bold but still unrecognized brilliant leadership