The reality is either Hillary Clinton or Donald Trump will be elected president of the United States.
If Hillary wins, the Never Trumpkins will have to be held accountable for assisting in her success.
FACT: Refusing to vote for Trump, the Republican nominee, directly benefits Hillary, the Democrat nominee.
That is the real-world consequence of being Never Trump. It amounts to voting for Hillary.
One of these bizarre, holier-than-thou Never Trumpkins insists that voting for the Republican nominee means "you embrace every slur, every insult, every outrage, every falsehood."
Haven't changed my mind. A bit. --> If You Embrace Trump, You Embrace Every Slur, Insult, Outrage, Falsehood https://t.co/Px0MvQJbG6— Charlie Sykes (@SykesCharlie) September 8, 2016
That, of course, is absolutely ridiculous.
What does "embrace Trump" mean anyway? Voting for him?
It is possible to vote for (embrace) a candidate without embracing all remarks and actions of that candidate.
Supporting the Republican nominee, or any candidate for that matter, most definitely does not mean one embraces everything about the candidate. It certainly does not mean one owns all the candidate has ever said or done.
I voted for John McCain, but I didn't embrace everything about him at all. Same goes for Mitt Romney. They received my vote because they were better than voting for the radical, Leftist policies of the Democrat candidate.
For me, Election 2016 is more of the same - selecting the candidate most likely to carry out policies counter to the Leftist agenda, selecting the candidate most likely to uphold the Constitution via non-activist Supreme Court appointments.
Stubbornly refusing to vote for Trump, the Republican nominee, effectively amounts to voting to support Hillary's agenda. The enactment of Hillary's Leftist policies is the result of sticking to the Never Trump stance.
Do the Never Trumpkins really want this "embrace all" standard to be applied? They aren't exempt. They will have to embrace all that is Hillary.
It's hypocritical for the Never Trumpkins to demand that Trump voters be held accountable for "every slur, every insult, every outrage, every falsehood" while insisting they would bear no responsibility for the consequences of a Hillary presidency.
Sykes keeps saying that his radio program listeners are angry with him for his Never Trump-ism. He seems to enjoy the attention, as if he's convinced himself it's a sign of some great courage for refusing to support the Republican nominee. True, he is making a career out of criticizing Trump and his supporters, but there's certainly nothing courageous about it.
I want to remind those listeners disturbed by Sykes' antics that Sykes has just one vote. Yes, he has a platform to deliver his anti-Trump diatribes and they reverberate. But in the end, Sykes' power to influence the election is the same as ours - one vote. His obsession with trashing Trump really doesn't matter. His obsession with picking a fight with Sean Hannity doesn't matter. None of it matters.
Perhaps Sykes' decision to function as a Hillary operative on his radio program and on Leftist propaganda outlets like MSNBC may actually serve to energize the anti-Hillary contingent and boost support for Trump. Who knows?
Remember, if Sykes' anti-Trump shtick annoys you so much that you can't stand it, then just don't listen. Do yourself a favor.