It wasn’t that long ago that the #NeverTrumpers pretended to be staunch conservatives too principled to support Republican record-setter Donald Trump.
This week the #NeverTrumpers openly cheered Hillary Clinton and the Democrat-Socialist party.
Looking for any reason to praise Hillary Clinton’s prosaic acceptance speech at the Democratic National Convention, progressives took delight in the Never Trump conservatives on Twitter who heaped praise on Clinton’s patriotic happy talk in order to bash Donald Trump’s populist/nationalist speech the week before.
Here are some of the tweets highlighted by Katherine Krueger at the far-left Talking Points Memo:
John Podhoretz, son of Norman:
Take about five paragraphs out of that Obama speech and it could have been a Reagan speech. Trust me. I know.
— John Podhoretz (@jpodhoretz) July 28, 2016
Former Cruz spokeswoman and National Enquirer’s “alleged mistress number two”:
I am sure hearing a lot more about God and faith at the DNC than the RNC.
— Amanda Carpenter (@amandacarpenter) July 28, 2016
Michelle Fields’ boyfriend:
Now an immigrant medal of honor winner? If the goal is to reach independents and conservatives uneasy w/ Trump, well done Democrats
— Jamie Weinstein (@Jamie_Weinstein) July 29, 2016
Never Trump leader Erick Erickson:
For Republicans who are not social conservatives, I have to imagine last night and tonight at the DNC are having an impact on them.
— Erick Erickson (@EWErickson) July 29, 2016
There’s much more here.
Related… Democrats heckle reading of names of war dead at convention.