Brave NeverTrumper: “Get Off My Lawn, GOP!”

Trump-hating Republicans who still claim to be Republicans because that’s what gets them MSNBC gigs and Washington Post columns are urging Americans to vote for Democrats this fall.

One such alleged Republican is author and USA Today contributor Tom Nichols. This self-proclaimed Expert Of All Things insists he’s a conservative but voted for Hillary Clinton in 2016. He spends most of his day on social media ridiculing the president, congressional Republicans and red-neck rubes who voted for Trump and bragging about his intellectual and moral superiority.

But Nichols really got tough the other day when an unsuspecting GOP candidate for local office made the mistake of knocking on The Expert’s door. Presumably asking for his vote in Rhode Island’s primary election next month, the woman got an earful from Nichols. He bragged to her about being a NeverTrump Republican and warned he would “actively vote against” any Republican until “this madness is over.” Nichols claimed the woman “couldn’t process” his politically dishonest view (welcome to the club) and that she “sputtered off” when he opined about his principles and whatnot.

Actively vote against! Oh no what will we do now?

Let’s review: An academic who does exactly zero of the grunt work essential to the success of a political party confronts a woman who is knocking on the doors of complete strangers to ask for a vote (if you’ve never done this humbling task, try it this election season) and he thinks he is the bad-ass for telling her off. Right now, thousands of GOP volunteers and candidates are stuffing envelopes, working phone banks, raising money, and walking precincts while NeverTrump keyboard warriors sit on their idle arses massaging their cats and tweeting about their political courage.

These phonies are perfect for the Democratic Party: Know-it-alls who sneer at the efforts of others as they opine about how things should be while doing none of the hard work to get there.

About Julie Kelly

Julie Kelly is a political commentator and senior contributor to American Greatness. She is the author of Disloyal Opposition: How the NeverTrump Right Tried―And Failed―To Take Down the President Her past work can be found at The Federalist and National Review. She also has been featured in the Wall Street Journal, The Hill, Chicago Tribune, Forbes, and Genetic Literacy Project. After college graduation, she served as a policy and communications consultant for several Republican candidates and elected officials in suburban Chicago. She also volunteered for her local GOP organization. After staying home for more than 10 years to raise her two daughters, Julie began teaching cooking classes out of her home. She then started writing about food policy, agriculture, and biotechnology, as well as climate change and other scientific issues. She graduated from Eastern Illinois University in 1990 with a degree in communications and minor degrees in political science and journalism. Julie lives in suburban Chicago with her husband, two daughters, and (unfortunately) three dogs.

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