I’m beginning to think that Jonah Goldberg is a bit of a nasty. First he slimed Trump supporters by suggesting that we’re all racists.
Today he has a hit piece up in the L.A. Times that mocks me for saying that Donald Trump is “perfect,” in the American Greatness blog.
That’s what I said, but my comment was clearly intended to be ironical, for immediately afterwards I wrote: “Maybe I should define perfection, however. For me it meant that Trump was the only person who could defeat Hillary Clinton.”
Anyone with more than two brain cells to rub together would recognize the irony. So either Goldberg lacks a sense of humor or he’s dishonest. I’ll go with the latter.
What’s interesting about all this is the way that bitter NeverTrumpers such as Goldberg have descended into the kinds of smears that once were the sole province of the Left. These are the people who tell us that, whatever happens in the election, conservatives all have to come together afterwards. What hypocrisy! The Trump movement poses an existential challenge to establishment Republican thinking, and people such as Goldberg have responded with personal insults. Which raises the question: are they even to be taken seriously as thinkers?