The Never-Trump “movement” has all but petered out, and its leaders discredited as grifters, liberals, and con men.
But they still need to keep their left-wing billionaire donors happy.
So now these Never-Trumpers are telling pro-lifers to vote for pro-abortion candidates for this outrageous reason.
They first got together in the spring and summer of 2016.
A rag tag group of intelligentsias, former neoconservative publishers, forgotten columnists, disgraced Washington, D.C. consultants, and liberal politicians.
The gatherings were necessary because to their utter shock and horror, Donald Trump appeared to be on his way to winning the Republican nomination for President.
They called themselves many things; Never-Trumpers, “Principled Conservatives”, Ex-Republicans, Former GOP, and the resistance.
They were led by long-time socialist Bill Kristol, failed Presidential candidate Evan McMullin, former GOP Washington, D.C. consultants like Rick Wilson, Amanda Carpenter, and John Weaver, and self-described conservative voices such as Tom Nichols, Ramesh Ponnuru, and Mona Charen.
In reality they were gatherings of washed up neocon thinkers, Washington, D.C. consultants and grifters mad they didn’t sign on with Trump, and political commentators that everyone had forgotten about.
They were angry, bitter, short on cash, and ready to take money from anyone to fight Trump.
Recently, a number of these “leaders” held a conference in Washington, D.C. to an audience of about 200 devotees to explain in part how they were principled for supporting Democrats who stand for everything they claim to be against.
All in the name of “principles first.”
They titled their conference the “Summit on Principled Conservatism” and it was hosted by two groups, Principles First, and Stand Up Republic, both of which are self-described “grassroots” organizations.
Principles First, was founded by Ivy League elitist and consultant Heath Mayo of mega consulting conglomerate Bain and Company. Mayo claims it is an “entirely self-funded, volunteer organization” that is “committed to rediscovering and championing principles in the 21st century.”
Nowhere does he really lay out exactly what those principles are of course.
Stand Up Republic is a 501(c)(4) organization dedicated to taking down President Trump led by failed 2016 presidential candidate Evan McMullin and his running mate, Mindy Finn. Stand Up Republic is funded almost exclusively by Ebay founder and left-wing financier Pierre Omidyar and the left-of-center Hewlett Foundation.
The Omidyars have been among the most prolific supporters of left-wing causes for years and now give large chunks of money to groups claiming to be “conservatives” in order to remove the President from office.
According to a 2014 report by the Media Research Center, “Michael Bloomberg, Warren Buffett, Pierre Omidyar, Tom Steyer and George Soros’s son, Jonathan are major funders of the left. Together, they have contributed at least $2.7 billion since 2000 to groups pushing abortion, gun control, climate change alarmism and liberal candidates.”
Now they seem more than happy to spread their wealth to the grifters known as Never-Trump, Inc.
Of course, no “principled conservative” would align themselves with someone who has dedicated his life to defeating conservative causes.
And no “principled conservative” would try and explain to pro-life voters why the “principled” thing to do is support pro-abortion candidates, or gun rights advocates to support gun confiscation candidates, or Right to Work supporters to vote for anti-Right to Work candidates.
But that’s exactly what these men and women of “principle” are trying to do.
Frankly their efforts reek of desperation, greed, and self-righteousness.
They believe (or at least pretend to for their liberal donors) that they are smarter, more principled, and more intellectually sound than any Trump supporter.
In fact, they are dumber, have no principles, and lack any common sense.
Are there some actual conservatives in the Never-Trump movement? Given their actions, it’s doubtful.
Bill Kristol, who actively opposes Republican candidates and tweets about his “inner socialist,” clearly is no longer a conservative, if he ever really was one.
Renewed Right will keep you up-to-date on any developments to this ongoing story.