21 August 2015

Anathemizing Trump.

Second in a series.

We must go to press so soon after our last offering because the Torrents of Calumny respecting Mr. Donald Trump are only increasing in force.

This is a cultural phenomenon that must be recorded.

After Mr. Trump announced his views on illegal immigration, rivulets of establishment conservative and lefty disdain instantly became streams of outrage which became mighty obloquonious torrents crafted to dash, drown, and destroy He Who Had Dared to Stray Off the Semantical "We Will Die Without Foreigners" Reservation:

  • His long record of piggish comments about women -- Jonah Goldberg, National Review, 8/8/15.
  • Buffoonery -- Kevin Williamson, National Review, 8/7/15.
  • Ungallant behavior -- Kevin Williamson, National Review, 8/7/15.
  • All bluster and Babbit -- Kevin Williamson, National Review, 8/7/15.
  • F bombs -- Dennis Prager, National Review, May 3, 2011.
  • Virus – Charles C.W. Cooke, National Review, 8/10/15.
  • One of the most execrable clowns in the history of these United States – Charles C.W. Cooke, National Review, 8/10/15.
  • Conversing with a Trumpite "akin in nature to conversing at length with a moon-landing denier" – Charles C.W. Cooke, National Review, 8/10/15.
  • Provokes otherwise intelligent people into an ugly form of civil confusion – Charles C.W. Cooke, National Review, 8/10/15.
  • Prone to disastrous conflation when pressed to explain himself – Charles C.W. Cooke, National Review, 8/10/15.
  • Mistake boorishness and vapidity for courage and the common touch – Charles C.W. Cooke, National Review, 8/10/15.
  • Muddles together self-interest and public spiritedness – Charles C.W. Cooke, National Review, 8/10/15.
  • Fatal weaknesses – Charles C.W. Cooke, National Review, 8/10/15.
  • Lacks crucial government experience – Charles C.W. Cooke, National Review, 8/10/15.
  • Appalling behavior – Charles C.W. Cooke, National Review, 8/10/15.
  • Ideological indiscretions – Charles C.W. Cooke, National Review, 8/10/15.
  • The cheapest of P. T. Barnum knockoffs – Charles C.W. Cooke, National Review, 8/10/15.
  • The first sign of disruption that has come along – Charles C.W. Cooke, National Review, 8/10/15.
  • A shopkeeper – Kevin Williamson, National Review, 8/9/15.
  • The reality TV presidential candidate – Janice Min, The Hollywood Reporter, 8/28/15.
  • "[A]n affront to anyone devoted to the project William F. Buckley began six decades ago with the founding in 1955 of the National Review — making conservatism intellectually respectable and politically palatable. – George Will, Washington Post, 8/12/15.
  • An unprecedentedly and incorrigibly vulgar presidential candidate – George Will, Washington Post, 8/12/15.
  • His squalid performance and its coarsening of civic life – George Will, Washington Post, 8/12/15.
  • Counterfeit Republican – George Will, Washington Post, 8/12/15.
  • Semi-groveler – George Will, Washington Post, 8/12/15.
  • A recipe for deserved disaster – George Will, Washington Post, 8/12/15.
  • His vituperation and aversion to facts – George Will, Washington Post, 8/12/15.
  • Aversion to reality – George Will, Washington Post, 8/12/15.
  • Offers apoplexy as an argument – George Will, Washington Post, 8/12/15.
  • Interloper, cynical opportunist deranged by egotism – George Will, Washington Post, 8/12/15.
  • His shtick – George Will, Washington Post, 8/12/15.
  • Source of "weird vibrations pulsing from the GOP" – George Will, Washington Post, 8/12/15.
  • Disastrous plan for a diplomatic and trade war with Mexico – Robert Tracinski, The Federalist, 8/20/15.
  • Demagogue on immigration – Robert Tracinski, The Federalist, 8/20/15.
  • His modern know-nothing agenda – Robert Tracinski, The Federalist, 8/20/15.
  • Appealing almost entirely to knee-jerk conservatives – Robert Tracinski, The Federalist, 8/20/15.

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