I know we talk a lot about the left's reaction to Trump's election (which, let's face it, has been both incredibly amusing and incredibly horrifying). But what about that collection of conservatives who were Never Trump?
I didn't vote for Trump. I didn't trust him and couldn't vote for him good conscience, so I wrote in Ted Cruz. I'm hardly a Trump supporter! I prefer to call it like I see it, and note where he's done good and where he's done bad. I don't like restricting free trade to try to bolster our economy, because it will make things more expensive for the consumer. I do like the travel ban while we figure out extreme vetting.
All this said, I have a friend who I'm going to call J who was and is adamantly Never Trump. For him, Mattis as Secretary of Defense was evil and bad because Trump did it. A wall is evil and bad an ineffective because Trump called for it. Trump is worse than Hillary. Trump is ALMOST literally Hitler. J is also former military and talks a lot about how Trump is a traitor to the state and why did he even join the military only to lose it to Trump, blah blah blah. I've seen him lose at least three friends on facebook over this, and I finally got irritated enough to reply to a post about how a wall on our border with Mexico will never work because ... because ... well his reasons aren't very rational. I haven't replied yet, but he said that the only thing that will keep our borders secure is to deny welfare to illegals. Because, don't you know, borders before welfare didn't need to exist!!!
Have you come across people like this? How do you deal with people like this? People who are conservatives, but so stupidly against Trump they've lost the ability to reason as much as the left has?
(P.S. Can we get a Trump tag?)
The Right Fangirl
The Conservative Fangirls Coalition
- Never Trump