Monday, December 31, 2018

Polishing Jonah Goldberg

“American Greatness,” as all things Trump in general, has gotten under his skin.

Ed Morrow December 29, 2018

Jonah Goldberg wrote a column for National Review before departing for his Christmas holiday in Hawaii. Was it a retelling of a long ago night before Christmas, when a tiny Jonah in footy PJs couldn’t sleep for hope of a pony under the tree? No. It was a screed titled “Conservative Facts.” What set off Goldberg was a column in American Greatness by Chris Buskirk titled “Death of The Weekly Standard Signals Rebirth of the Right.”..............He bitches.

Buskirk’s column applauded the failure of the Weekly Standard.........like many conservatives, sees neoconservatism as an ism that through “titanic hubris and priggish moralism” failed conservatism..............They believe that while America was trying to build democracy in foreign lands with our blood and treasure, America, at home, was being transformed into something unrecognizable.......... Good motives don’t guarantee good results..............Neocon-endorsed wars in Iraq and Afghanistan.......... but there appears to be no end to the bloodshed.

Neocons also failed to reduce Big Government, the target they explicitly reviled in their foundling days. .............during the heyday of neoconservatism “a new generation of careerists, sycophants, and know-nothings flooded Washington eager to find a Beltway sinecure. The legacy conservative media began to change. Step by step it abandoned historic American principles and ultimately came to despise the American people.............If Hillary Clinton had won the presidency, she would have sent America far down the road to something appalling............. Millions of Americans understand this but Goldberg doesn’t and disregards their concerns............ Kristol says that he piously prefers democratic and constitutional politics “But if it comes to it, [I] prefer the deep state to the Trump state.” That’s a shocking remark................To Read More.....

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