Has the Republican National Committee been infiltrated and infested with Democrats? Or perhaps body snatchers? The boys and girls on first Street Southeast do make it difficult for anyone to say, with a straight face, that he’s a Republican.
First the RNC annoyed those frustrated with business-as-usual, don’t-rock-the-boat Republicans by making it clear they would try to torpedo insurgent Donald Trump, who was unacceptable to them but wildly popular with the Un-Boehner crowd. Then they went hat-in-hand to the Donald, pleading with him not to run as an independent. Now they’re making kissy-face with Trump, letting on that the unimaginable may not be so unimaginable after all, and have thrown National Review and principled conservatives under the bus because that venerable conservative organ published a series of cogent arguments as to how Donald Trump is not anything remotely like a conservative and is unfit to be president.
The RNC has cashiered NR from partnership in the upcoming Houston debate. RNC spokesman Sean Spicer said NR was cast into outer darkness because the magazine had decided to “go after one of our own.”