Skip to comments.Republicans are crazy for embracing nutty Roy Moore (#NeverTrump Alert)
Posted on 10/25/2017 12:04:13 AM PDT by Oshkalaboomboom
William F. Buckley, the founder of National Review (where I work), once confessed in private, I wish to hell I could attack them without pleasing people I cant stand to please.
By them he meant the members of the conspiracy-mongering, anti-Communist, anti-United Nations, anti-civil rights John Birch Society. The people Bill couldnt stand to please, of course, were liberals.
And yet Buckley did eventually go after the Birchers, at first trying as best he could to denounce their leader, Robert Welch, without alienating the rank and file. Eventually, this needle became impossible to thread, specifically when Welch began insisting that President Dwight Eisenhower was a dedicated, conscious agent of the Communist conspiracy.
Buckley and Arizona Sen. Barry Goldwater, along with conservative intellectuals such as William Baroody of the American Enterprise Institute (where I am a fellow) and Russell Kirk, convened a meeting at the Breakers Hotel in Florida to address the problem. Buckley would lead the effort of anathematizing Welch, beginning with a six-page editorial excoriating him. Goldwater would follow up with a letter to National Review calling for Welchs resignation.
This approach was risky. Many Birchers werent crackpots. Some were prominent businessmen who had supported both Buckleys magazine and the movement behind the Goldwater candidacy.
In A Man and His Presidents: The Political Odyssey of William F. Buckley Jr., Alvin Felzenberg recounts one occasion when a major supporter of NR leaned on Buckley to stop criticizing Welch and form a common front against the left. When he reminded Buckley of the financial support hed given the magazine, Buckley responded that the National Review was not for sale.
Buckley denounced the Birchers in part because they were undermining the very cause they claimed to be fighting for.
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Oh, it’s Jonah. Yeah. *YAWN*
but God has chosen the foolish things of the world to shame the wise
18If the world hates you, keep in mind that it hated me first. 19If you belonged to the world, it would love you as its own.
Jonah has become a liberal facist.
“Hes a twice-disgraced former judge who believes 9/11 was divine retribution for our sins and an anti-Muslim bigot who cant quite bring himself to rule out the death penalty for homosexuals.”
If you have to resort to that kind of attack, you have lost before you started, and you must think all Alabaman’s who voted for him are stupid.
Does Jonah ever get out into the real world? I don’t think so.
He and his mom used to be major folks here
I think Jonah still posts and is a member in good standing of the Old South > Nazis brigade that has always flourished here sadly
If our beloved Constitution was amended to explicity enshrine government worship, child sacrifice, and sodomy as holy sacraments, it couldn't make those evils just, it would merely undo itself.
Thank God for Judge Moore!
And this is a problem how, Jonah?
Jonah Goldberg is useless to all but the liberal pundit class and Brett Baier.
I don’t know, I saw some speech he made earlier this year on C-SPAN. He seems intelligent, but he can’t seem to put “it” together. It’s like some old-time Whig that can’t give up on a party that has collapsed, a “bitter clinger.”
I know, really. He says that like it’s a BAD thing. What happened to confronting evil, Jonah ? Mohammadanism IS evil.
Will the GOPe join disenfranchised Democrats at the PRESIDENT TRUMP scream fest?
Muslims are bigots. They call anybody who is not a muslim, an infidel.
So how are you a bigot if you are anti-bigot?
Jonah is a big baby wuss. . .not a man.
Jonah: Shut up and go pick up your paycheck from Harvey.
WTF kind of Republican is Jonah?
Trump came out for corruptocrat Luther Strange as a #NeverMoore. Trump says he is unelectable in the gen
Is it possible, even a tiny bit to save face he will come out against The Honorable Roy Moore?
Only the swamp will tell.
#RollTife! #RoyMoore Prayers for Roy Moore.