The Conservative "Voice" of the Republican Party, William Kristol, Laments the Cancer of Trumpism
In a recent interview, William Kristol, once thought of as the voice of the Republican Party after establishing the conservative Weekly Standard magazine, now views the GOP as hopelessly tainted by Trumpism and the President's "assault on democracy."
Washington Post: "I cannot speak for others, but the reason the Republican Party is not worth saving is that with few exceptions (e.g. Maryland Gov. Larry Hogan, Massachusetts Gov. Charlie Baker), its members have fully embraced Trump and Trumpism — a noxious brew of nationalism, contempt for truth, xenophobia and an “America First” agenda. Any of these would have sent me fleeing from the party; collectively, they make it impossible to return. Sadly, my feelings toward the spineless Republicans who blindly supported Trump, opposed impeachment, enabled his lies and attacks on institutions, and have not found the nerve — even in a pandemic — to take issue with his lies, impulsive reactions and dangerous preferences can be summed up in a single word: contempt."
He and other conservatives launched "The Bulwark" in 2018 to counter the populist nonsense emanating from the Trump White House. And Kristol has now endorsed Joe Biden for President. As a conservative, he doesn't agree with Biden on many issues, but he believes that the former Vice-President can restore sanity and integrity to the White House.
Washington Post: "Former vice president Joe Biden is a decent, qualified man who is respectful of objective reality, understands separation of powers and embraces America as a nation founded on a creed (“All men are created equal ...”), not on blood and soil."
And, Kristol, who has about 650,000 Twitter followers is working tirelessly to defeat Trump this Fall. Few, on the political right or left, have spent as much time exposing Donald Trump's lies and incompetence. He understands that you can't sit on the sidelines for this one. There is way too much at stake.
By: Don Lam & Curated Content
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