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.