National Review Beclowns Itself

Before you read the NRO anti Trump article, remember something; A bunch of these NRO pointy heads were the same group who got together for dinner (at George Will’s house no less!) with President Obama in 2009 and then all wrote glowing articles about what a great bipartisan guy Obama is going to be after the ’08 election.clowns

Why We Lose: National Review Launches Victorian-Era Attack On Donald Trump

So pardon me if I don’t take anything that the National Review writes seriously (for eight or ten years actually). The National Review writers have just self identified as simply another group of Journo-list neo-progressive hacks.

Notice that every name on the NRO anti Trump special edition is also on that guest list from 2009:

George Will
Michael Barone
David Brooks
Charles Krauthammer
Bill Kristol
Lawrence Kudlow
Rich Lowry
Peggy Noonan

They all attended dinner with Obama at George’s place, and then the next morning these glowing intellectual elites posted about their enchanted evening with President Obama.

Here are some quotes:

Richard Lowry:“(Obama is) the only presidential candidate from either party about whom there is a palpable excitement”.

Charles Krauthammer: “Obama would be a president with the political intelligence of a Bill Clinton harnessed to the steely self-discipline of a Vladimir Putin”, who would “bestride the political stage as largely as did Reagan.”

Bill Kristol:“I look forward to Obama’s inauguration with a surprising degree of hope and good cheer.”

Larry Kudlow: “[Obama] loves to deal with both sides of the issue.” “He revels in the back and forth. And he wants to keep the dialogue going with conservatives.”

Now the Republican base is supposed to take the sage advice of a bunch of apparent Obama supporting beltway pundit writers who shamelessly participated in some joyous Obama love back in 2009.