(National Sentinel) RINO watch: Conservative Republicans teamed with some working-class Democrats and independents to elect Donald J. Trump with an overwhelming electoral margin in November, but some #nevertrump RINOs still don’t get that voters dumped them more than they supported the billionaire real estate developer.
One of them is Weekly Standard co-publisher Bill Kristol, a pro-H.R. McMaster sycophant who is now actively scheming with a former adviser to the ultimate RINO establishment candidate last year, Jeb Bush.
As reported by Breitbart News:
Bill Kristol, the “Never Trump” saboteur and top national security adviser H.R. McMaster ally, is apparently scheming with failed Jeb Bush consultant Mike Murphy to primary or oust President Donald Trump in 2020.
According to a Saturday New York Times report, Kristol “said he had begun informal conversations about creating a ‘Committee Not to Renominate the President.’”
“We need to take one shot at liberating the Republican Party from Trump, and conservatism from Trumpism,” Kristol said.
Kristol revealed last week that he and Murphy met in California before the Politicon conference to devise ways to undermine Trump.
“Mike and I had lunch just after I landed Friday at a suitably obscure hole-in-the-wall Chinese restaurant in an L.A. strip mall,” Kristol wrote. “It’s called Hu’s Szechwan, and if any of the plots we discussed there to save the Republican Party, to say nothing of the republic, come to fruition, historians will surely dub the effort the Hu Conspiracy.”
Politico noted that, in another edition of Kristol’s newsletter, he reportedly wrote that he and Murphy “ended up in a long session plotting the salvation of the GOP and conservatism from Donald Trump. We’ll see whether anything comes of it.”
Chances are good, however, that this effort has failed before it began. First of all, Trump is delivering (far more than the RINOs in Congress) on the agenda items that got him elected — chiefly, immigration crackdown and reform, economic growth, job growth and other “America first” initiatives.
Secondly, Murphy has a history of running large, expensive — and unsuccessful Republican campaigns, as Breitbart noted:
During the 2016 election cycle, Murphy reportedly pocketed millions of dollars while blowing though a whopping $100 million running Bush’s super PAC. Bush’s campaign fizzled after Trump swatted away the “low-energy” former Florida governor, and donors were reportedly livid at Murphy’s mismanagement. Bush’s advisers, for instance, reportedly initially dismissed Trump’s candidacy and did not even see him as a potential threat.
Murphy has shown over the years that he is better at fleecing wealthy candidates (he also wasted California gubernatorial candidate Meg Whitman’s reported nearly $180 million war chest to run an uninspiring, stale, and losing campaign to Jerry Brown), getting quoted in legacy media outlets, and whispering in the ears of establishment media figures like Chuck Todd and dumbing them down than winning presidential elections (he hasn’t won any) or figuring out what messages resonate with working-class Americans, especially those who vote in GOP primaries.
Kristol isn’t doing this to “save conservatism and the Republican Party.” He’s doing this because he’s a self-serving, pompous A-hole who is trying to remain relevant at a time when fewer and fewer Americans have much use for him and those like him.