I found this exchange between the ever insightful Dr. Charles Krauthammer and the arrogant dimwit, Bill O’Reilly, to be fairly representative of the feud between those who have caved to the Trump movement and those who don’t know if their principles and standards will ever allow them to do so (and just as a side note it’s a great reminder of why I stopped voluntarily watching O’Reilly years ago. It makes me ill to think that anyone sees him as a conservative).
In response to Krauthammer’s statement that he doesn’t yet know if he can bring himself to vote for Trump, O’Reilly asks, “[Why not], if he presents himself as a practical populist conservative?”
Krauthammer then patiently points out that “populist conservative is a contradiction,” a correction that ought to embarrass O’Reilly except that he lacks the ability (and the humility) to realize this.
I find O’Reilly to be somewhat indicative of the mindset we’ve been up against in the principled fight against Trump. Just listen to the way O’Reilly phrases his question: “If [Trump] presents himself….”
So I guess if the king, clad only in his underwear, presented himself as being dressed in the finest clothing, this would be good enough for Bill.
Poor Charles is wasting his time trying to get through the denseness as O’Reilly, like so many others, seems determined to rationalize on behalf of Trump.