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It´s Not Just ´Tone´ and ´Style´
National Review Online, by David French

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Posted By:jackburton, 1/3/2018 10:45:46 AM

Is it time for conservative skeptics and opponents of Trump to stop worrying and embrace the president? ... Those are the questions conservative Trump skeptics face nearly every day. They’re the foundation of an argument that calls us back to our “team,” to the partisan battlefield that seems to define our time. The argument goes something like this: A president who many feared would govern like an authoritarian nationalist–populist has instead pursued relatively conventional conservative policies. In fact, on that score he’s even exceeded expectations.

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I voted for Bush. Not exactly what I wanted but better than Gore or Kerry. I held my nose and voted for McCain (nose is still sore). I did the same and voted for Romney. Somehow these guys are above that? Even when Trump is delivering better than all of the above? Time for a come-to-Buddha.

      


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Reply 1 - Posted by: Tundrarider, 1/3/2018 10:57:23 AM     (No. 11498544)

What OP said.

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Reply 2 - Posted by: MindMadeUp, 1/3/2018 11:09:20 AM     (No. 11498565)

Clearly French just doesn´t like Trump´s tone and style. Ironically, he makes his own argument almost solely with tone and style, and with vague subjective assessments that Trump is malicious, deceptive, and destructively impulsive. More of the same from those blinded by tone and style.

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Reply 3 - Posted by: Whamdbambam, 1/3/2018 11:13:13 AM     (No. 11498572)

Right, Dave, whatever you say. Again and again.

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Reply 4 - Posted by: Lawsy0, 1/3/2018 11:22:42 AM     (No. 11498583)

Obviously David wants everyone old enough to remember Dr. Strangelove to put that title on Trump. Isn´t gonna happen, Frenchie.

Does everyone at NRO try to see who can make William F. Buckley Jr. roll over in his grave the most? Maybe they should just stick pins in a wax model of his bust.

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Reply 5 - Posted by: earlybird, 1/3/2018 11:46:19 AM     (No. 11498611)

With few exceptions, the commenters at NR are shelling French unmercifully.

I don’t read his sanctimonious blather. Just another loser.

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Reply 6 - Posted by: earlybird, 1/3/2018 11:47:11 AM     (No. 11498613)

Somewhere deep inside, French knows that President Trump would think he was a wimp.

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Reply 7 - Posted by: ArthurDent, 1/3/2018 11:49:42 AM     (No. 11498616)

Translation - "The things I think need done in this country are supposed to be unattainable. Anybody who could actually do it is naturally unafit to do it. Meanwhile, the only acceptable standard bearers of conservatism are milquetoasts who can´t or won´t get things done, and really don´t feel strongly enough about it that they could vote for the enemies of their progress".

I think that covers it.

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Reply 8 - Posted by: EQKimball, 1/3/2018 11:57:14 AM     (No. 11498622)

We have all known otherwise successful classmates, teachers, bosses, colleagues or subordinates whose tone and style made them extremely difficult if not impossible to tolerate on a daily basis. Teams play better and win more games when the chemistry is not shattered by a coach or member whose social skills are detrimental to the point of becoming a constant aggravation and distraction.

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Reply 9 - Posted by: ArthurDent, 1/3/2018 12:05:03 PM     (No. 11498630)

I dunno, #8, there are plenty of bad teammates in Congress right now, as well as people like Kasich, ever eager to shout out team problems, but never having solutions.

The fact is, Repubs in Washington have shown why they get picked last for teams, when everything but winning is more important to them. How else did they fail to repeal 0bamacare, when they had years to work on a plan, even months after Trump´s election, and failed completely. That´s lousy work, and clearly, their hearts weren´t in it, which should also tell us something.


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Reply 10 - Posted by: dvc, 1/3/2018 12:38:56 PM     (No. 11498667)

French is on my lifetime "never read his lies and insanity" list.

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Reply 11 - Posted by: Davids918, 1/3/2018 1:06:03 PM     (No. 11498692)

I guess David is tired of winning.



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Reply 12 - Posted by: jimjr, 1/3/2018 1:28:39 PM     (No. 11498711)

I´m kind of an "old school" engineer type, i.e. form follows function. Make it work well and reliably, then clean up the rough edges later.

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Reply 13 - Posted by: jeffkinnh, 1/3/2018 2:24:51 PM     (No. 11498810)

"knowledge, character, and temperament ... they represent Trump’s unquestioned weaknesses."

Unquestioned according to French, a cheap propagandists trick. I think Trump has displayed LOTS of knowledge, shown presidential character, and exhibited balanced temperament. Has his execution as President been flawless, no. No president ever is.

The NeverTrumpers have had an embarrassing loss of face and loss of the election. In pathetic efforts to regain their standing they scream, "THERE, THAT is what I mean. I was RIGHT all along.". Only, they are merely making a personal judgement about Trump´s actions; actions often applauded by many others who recognize that the mousy NeverTrumper approach doesn´t get anything done and that Trump´s bold actions have accomplished a lot.

If Trump had, for instance, continued BO´s imperial style, to accomplish things, it would have expressed weak temperament, impatience. Instead, he made the right choice to work with a maddeningly incompetent Congress to pass laws of some permanence; the way it should be done.

NeverTrumpers are acting as liberals do, their agenda and beliefs are used to see and tint the world. They despise Trump so everything he does must be "wrong" even if it accomplishes things they say they want.

Vanity and ego are a terrible burden. Trump has a health share as must all Presidents but he focuses on his goals. NeverTrumpers are trapped in their ivory towers admiring themselves in mirrors, satisfied to preen without accomplishment. They are of a kind to BO.

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Reply 14 - Posted by: Lana720, 1/3/2018 2:44:59 PM     (No. 11498833)

An acquaintance let me know the other day that he really likes President Trump´s policies, but on a personal level, found him boorish. I just don´t understand some people!

I believe President Trump is reshaping the White House and making it a place of leadership. I cannot say, "restore" it to a place of leadership, since it hasn´t been one since probably TR, with slight glimpses during Truman´s and JFK´s tenures.

President Reagan did his level best in recent history, but lacked the brashness some of us cherish in President Trump. Some of his tweets are laugh out loud hilarious and the effect they have on the media is priceless!

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Reply 15 - Posted by: pessimist, 1/3/2018 3:10:02 PM     (No. 11498871)

Impotence.

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