National Review "Against Trump" (3)1
I told you there was more to come in my brief survey of comments found in National Review’s issue of February, 2016. The next to speak up is Michael Medved. Continue reading . . .
I told you there was more to come in my brief survey of comments found in National Review’s issue of February, 2016. The next to speak up is Michael Medved:
“Worst of all, Trump’s brawling, blustery, mean-spirited public persona serves to associate conservatives with all the negative stereotypes that liberals have for decades attached to their opponents on the right. According to conventional caricature, conservatives are selfish, greedy, materialistic, bullying misogynistic, angry, and intolerant. They are, we’re told, privileged and pampered elitists who revel in the advantages of inherited wealth while displaying only cruel contempt for the less fortunate and the less powerful. The Left tried to smear Ronald Reagan in such terms but failed miserably because he displayed none of the stereotypical traits. In contrast, Trump is the living, breathing, bellowing personification of all the nasty characteristics Democrats routinely ascribe to Republicans” (p. 34; Michael Medved hosts a daily talk show heard on more than 300 stations across the country).
My friend Russell Moore also weighs in on the subject:
“One also cannot help but look at the personal life of the billionaire. It is not just that he has abandoned one wife after another for a younger woman, or that he has boasted about having sex with some of the ‘top women of the world.’ It’s that he says, after all that, that he has no need to seek forgiveness.
At the same time, Trump has made millions off a casino industry that, as social conservatives have rightly argued, not only exploits personal vice but destroys families.
One may say that Trump’s personal life and business dealings are irrelevant to his candidacy, but conservatives have argued for generations that virtue matters, in the citizenry and in the nation’s leaders. Can conservatives really believe that, if elected, Trump would care about protecting the family’s place in society when his own life is – unapologetically – what conservatives used to recognize as decadent?” (p. 35; Russell Moore is the president of the Ethics and Religious Liberty Commission of the Southern Baptist Convention and the author of Onward: Engaging the Culture without Losing the Gospel).
If you haven’t heard it yet, it may do you some good to visit You Tube and watch as Trump unashamedly, in public, on February 4 of this year, tells the business that have gone to Mexico and are seeking to return to New Hampshire, to “Go F--- themselves!” He carefully silenced himself when he came to the word, but no one has to be a professional lip reader to know what he was saying.