Ross Douthat in The New York Times pleas with conservatives to lose the election:
“It is a hard thing to accept that some elections should be lost, especially in a country as divided over basic moral premises as our own. But just as the pro-life movement ultimately won real gains — in lives saved, laws altered, abortion rates reduced — by accepting the legitimacy of the republic even as it deplored the killing of the unborn, so today’s conservatism has far more to gain from the defeat of Donald Trump, and the chance to oppose Clintonian progressivism unencumbered by his authoritarianism, bigotry, misogyny and incompetence, than it does from answering the progressive drift toward Caesarism with a populist Elagabalus.
Not because it is guaranteed long-term victory in that scenario or any other. But because the deepest conservative insight is that justice depends on order as much as order depends on justice. So when Loki or the Joker or some still-darker Person promises the righting of some grave wrong, the defeat of your hated enemies, if you will only take a chance on chaos and misrule, the wise and courageous response is to tell them to go to hell.”
54 million abortions later, 60 million Third World immigrants already here, the prospect of the complete disintegration of the Mexican border, gay marriage, Obamacare, the impending loss of the Supreme Court, the loss of 1/3 of manufacturing jobs, 40 years of wage stagnation, nearly $20 trillion dollars in debt, the Middle East in flames amid a barbarian invasion of Europe … you guys it ain’t so bad, we can survive this!
(((David Frum))) in The Atlantic:
“I’m invited to recoil from supposedly fawning media (media, in fact, which have devoted more minutes of network television airtime to Clinton’s email misjudgment than to all policy topics combined) and instead empower a bizarre new online coalition of antisemites, misogyists, cranks, and conspiracists with allegedly ominous connections to Russian state spy agencies? …
Vote the wrong way on November, and those norms and rules will shudder and shake in a way unequaled since the Union won the Civil War. …
Your hand may hesitate to put a mark beside the name, Hillary Clinton. You’re not doing it for her. The vote you cast is for the republic and the Constitution.”
Do it for the Republic! Do it for the Constitution! Do it for Davos! Elect the single most corrupt individual who has ran for president since the Gilded Age!