National Review, the semi-monthly magazine and think tank founded by William F. Buckley in 1955, went full bore against Donald Trump several days ago with a special issue opposing his run for the presidency. The move made headlines, as the establishment off-beltway organization brought in a list of “real conservatives” to challenge Trump, which included a range of commentators, from Glenn Beck to Russell Moore.
Hearing about this while recording the last episode of Pulpit & Pen (around the 3:15 mark), I explained the irony. Glenn Beck is coalescing with National Review for the sake of a more conservative candidate, Ted Cruz. Russell Moore, on the other hand, is a supporter of the RINO candidate, Roman Catholic Marco Rubio. Looking at the list of names supporting National Review’s anti-Trump slug fest, as one member of the Pulpit Bunker said, “one of these things is not like the other.”
As I explained in that program, Russell Moore was on that list for far different reasons than most. They wanted Trump gone to support a conservative. Moore wants Trump gone to support a moderate. Surely someone will notice this, we said.
And sure enough, they have.
In a stinging piece written in The Corner section of National Review online, Mark Krikorian writes…
Dr. Frankensteins say beware of monsters. The editorial and several symposium contributors were clear that voters have good reason to be outraged at the serial betrayals by the Republican political class, even if Trump is the wrong vessel for that outrage. But a few of the contributors have helped perpetrate those betrayals – they’re part of the reason that Trump resonates with so many voters, and I’m loath to take their advice on dealing with the problem they helped create.
Tom Sowell, Ed Meese, Andy McCarthy – criticism of Trump from men like this carries real weight. But – to pick one counter example – Russell Moore? He’s one of the leaders of the Evangelical Immigration Table, a Soros front group pushing for Obama’s immigration agenda. He’s written that “our Lord Jesus himself was a so-called ‘illegal immigrant.’” He’s tweeted that a border wall is a “golden calf.” He exemplifies the yawning gap between elites and the public that fuels Trump’s rise.
In short, Dr. Moore is one of the many Dr. Frankensteins who created Donald Trump. Rather than calling on us to turn away from his creation, Moore might do better to retire from public life and devote himself to quiet good works.
Points out Moore works for and with George Soros?
Points our Moore twists the Scripture to call Jesus an “illegal immigrant”?
Points out Moore is an elitist not in touch with the public?
Says Moore should retire from the politics game?
It’s just so very refreshing to hear others say what we’ve been screaming about for so long. Maybe folks actually will realize that this former democratic staffer is still acting like a democratic staffer.
[Contributed by JD Hall]
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