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Written by: Diana West
Thursday, August 18, 2016 9:13 AM 

Having put the lexicon aside back in March, the latest GOPe-unhinging event -- Trump's excellent decision to make Stephen K. Bannon CEO of the Trump campaign -- tell me it's time to pick it up again.

I anticipate, if not new depths exactly, greater shrillness, even more toxicity. Now, where were we?

A is for Abortion

-- Jim Geraghty, regular contributor to National Review, March 3, 2016

A is for Abyss

1. "Republicans are not merely making a choice; they are looking into an abyss."

-- Michael Gerson, Washington Post syndicated columnist, former director of speechwriting for George W. Bush, March 17, 2016  (see "S is for Stain," etc.).

2. "I will not take the, you know, `Hail Trump' deal and march forth blindly into anabyss. He's going to lead our country in an abyss."

-- Cruz surrogate and Cruz finance committee member, Neil Bush, who once led Silverado S&L into an abyss (costing taxpayers $1.3 billion), Neil Cavuto, Fox News,April 13, 2016.

A is for Affront

"Donald Trump is an affront to any devoted to the project William F. Buckley began six decades ago with the founding in 1955 of Natinal Review -- making conservatism intellectually respectable and politically palatable."

-- George Will, National Review, August 12, 2015

"Whenever Donald Trump says anything — even if it has the patina of a reasonable, coherent thought — the response of every genuine right-winger should be: “I don’t care what Donald Trump says. He is an affront to rational thought and reasonable, thoughtful, humane discourse. I’m not going to waste time responding to any word that comes from his mouth. Period."

-- Ian Tuttle, National Review, March 30, 2016 (see "P is for Prostitutes," "R is for Rats," etc.).

A is for Actual People

"I block Trump supporters on sight. There's no point in treating them like actual people, I've learned."

-- Leon H. Wolf, managing editor, RedState, via Twitter, April 22, 2016 (see "G is for Garbage Human Being").

A is for Anal

-- Rick Wilson, GOP consultant with "informal ties" to Marco Rubio and Jeb Bush, and frequent guest on cable news nets (see "V is for Vichy Republicans," etc.).

A is for Ape

1. "Witless Ape Rides Escalator"

-- This is the headline for National Review's very first report by Kevin Williamson on Donald Trump's 2016 presidential run, June 16, 2015 (See also "P is for Plastic-Surgery-Nightmare Wife," "M is for Masturbate," etc.).

2. "Turning to Donald Trump to solve the problems in Washington is like turning to an ape to fix a broken refrigerator."

-- Stephen Hayes, Fox News & Weekly Standard (see also "D is for Diarrhea").

A is for Appalling

"If by now you don’t find Donald Trump appalling, you’re appalling."

-- Bret Stephens, Wall Street Journal, August 31, 2015

A is for Ass/Asshole

“You are so far up Trump’s ass."

Pollster Frank Luntz to Patrick Howley of Breitbart News, whom Luntz also called an "asshole.” February 15, 2016

A is for Austria

"What's depressing is how many conservatives are behaving like Austria."

-- Bill Kristol, editor Weekly Standard, February 27, 2016 (see "S is for Seven Deadly Sins," etc.), tweeting a twofer -- Trump/Hitler reference, Trump supporters/Nazi reference. 

B is for Ball Gag

Erick Erickson, radio host (see "S is for Swastikas," etc.; see also "D is for Dungeon"), March 1, 2016.

B is for Balls

"Let's be honest. Carly cut his balls off."

-- National Review editor Rich Lowry, on Fox News (see minute 1:18 below), September 23, 2015

 

"Trump has some balls to compare himself 2 Reagan."

-- Daniel Horowitz, Conservative Review, tweeting out his post-Neveda caucuses story, "Where the Hell Was Trump When We Needed Him?" February 24, 2016 (See "B is for Bastard")

B is for Banging

 -- Kevin Williamson, National Review correspondent, director of the William F. Buckley fellowship program in political journalism, March 7, 2016 (see also "A is for Ape," etc.).

B is for Bastard

"When I was spending time away from family fighting the Gang of 8, this bastard was bragging about hiring illegals."

-- Daniel Horowitz, Conservative Review, tweeting out his post-Nevada caucuses story, Where the Hell Was Trump When We Needed Him?" February 24, 2016 (See "B is for Balls")

B is for Betrayal

"I think that anybody that is enabling or contemplating Donald Trump represents abetrayal of Republican principles."

-- Juleanna Glover, lobbyist, Bush administration staffer, quoted in Washington Post, April 12, 2016

B is for Bitch

-- Kevin Williamson, National Review, March 13, 2016 (see "B is for Banging," "D is for Deserves to Die," etc.).

B is for Blackballed/Blackball

1.

-- Amanda Carpenter, Twitter profile: "1 John 4:7-9 [Beloved, let us love one another...] Conservative Review columnist, CNN Contributor, Former Cruz comms director, DeMint speechwriter. Mommy. Wifey." (See Ben Howe, "L is for List," "W is for Whore"), March 16, 2016.

2. "It's Time for Conservatives to Blackball Donald Trump"

Ian Tuttle, National Review, March 30, 2016 (see "P is for Prostitutes," "R is for Rats," etc.).

B is for Blackout

"It's time for a blackout. We are at a point where the only appropriate response to Trump's ramblings is ostracism."

-- Ian Tuttle, "It's Time for Conservatives to Blackball Donald Trump, National Review, March 30, 2016 (see "P is for Prostitutes," "R is for Rats," etc.).

B is for Blonde [sic] Putin

"National security conservatives need to keep treating Trump’s Blonde Putin,dumbest-guy-in-the room opera-buffa nationalist act with the ridicule it deserves, lest he come to define American foreign policy in the minds of millions of Americans, and billions overseas."

-- Rick Wilson, GOP op, "Conservatives should get some balls -- win or lose Indiana. Semper #NeverTrump,"  Heatstreet, May 3, 2016 (see "A is for Anal," etc., etc.).

B is for Bloodthirst [sic]/Blood

"At the heart of the Trump phenomenon is a bloodthirst, and one way or another, there will be blood."

-- Ian Tuttle, William F. Buckley Fellow in Political Journalism at the National Review Institute, "Donald Trump's Followers Aren't Interested in Winning -- They Want Heads to Roll," National Review, April 28, 2016 (see "R is for Rats," etc., etc., etc.).

B is for Blood Libel

"By the normal rules, Trump embracing a blood libel about George W. Bush (he knew there were no WMD in Iraq) ... would hurt him."

-- Rich Lowry, editor National Review (see "B is for Balls")

B is for Blow Job/Blowing

-- Liz Mair, GOP consultant and "communications expert," formerly with the Scott Walker campaign, March 10, 2016 ( see "P is for Prick," etc.).   

-- Kurt Schlichter, Townhall columnist, April 28, 2016 

B is for Boob Bait for the Bubbas

-- Bill Kristol, Editor at Large, Weekly Standard, January 25/29, 2017 (See a whole lot of other entries). 

B is for Bottom-Feeding Surrogates

"He — and every one of his bottom-feeding surrogates, and his media minions, and his army of Twitter eggs — should be ignored."

-- Ian Tuttle, National Review, March 30, 2016 (see "P is for Prostitutes," "R is for Rats," etc.).

B is for Boxed Out

"They should be boxed out of public discourse, with prejudice. 

-- Ian Tuttle, National Review, March 30, 2016 (see "P is for Prostitutes," "R is for Rats," etc.).

B is for Brown Shirts

-- "Just left the caucus site. ... I believe that Trump, whether he knows it or not, is grooming Brown Shirts."

-- Glenn Beck, Facebook, February 23, 2016 (see also "H is for Hitler," etc.)

B is for Bullet

The donor class "are still going to have to go out and put a bullet in Donald Trump. And that’s a fact.”

-- Republican consultant Rick Wilson on MSNBC, October 28, 2015 (see "A is for Anal," etc. etc.).

B is for Butt

"A lot of their [Fox News'] hosts are kissing  Donald Trump's butt."

-- TV host Glenn Beck on CNN's AC360, January 29, 2016 (see also "H is for Hitler," etc.).

C is for Caesarism/Caesar

1. "This is populism as Caesarism. The fact that Trump is laughable in the role ofCaesar does not make the argument less pernicious."

-- Michael Gerson, Washington Post syndicated columnist, former director of speechwriting for George W. Bush, June 18, 2015  (see "S is for Stain," "W is for George Wallace," etc.). 

2. "Isn’t Trumpism a two-bit Caesarism of a kind that American conservatives have always disdained? Isn’t the task of conservatives today to stand athwart Trumpism, yelling Stop?"

-- Bill Kristol. editor, Weekly Standard, in National Review, January 21, 2016, "Against Trump" issue. 

C is for Cancer/Cancerous

1. "Let no one be mistaken -- Donald Trump's candidacy is a cancer on conservatism, and it must be clearly diagnosed, excised and discarded."

-- Former Gov. Rick Perry, July 22, 2015

2. "Coming to terms with Donald Trump as the Republican nominee is like being told you have Stage 1 or Stage 2 cancer. You know you'll probably survive, but one way or the other, there's going to be a lot of throwing up."

-- Christopher Buckley, author, The Spectator, February 20, 2016

3. "The Governing Cancer of Our Time"

-- David Brooks, columnist, New York Times, February 26, 2016, referring (I think) to "antipolitics people" who support Trump (see "N is for Nuremberg").

4. "But a political party is simply a vessel for ideas. What that body develops cancerand dies, the ideas move to another host. This is the fundamental error that Trump makes. He is not the new host for these ideas. He is the cancer."

-- Stephen L. Miller, National Review, March 16, 2016 (see "G is for Gribble").

5. "The federal government has enumerated powers, and satisfying Donald Trump’s bloated and cancerous sense of the importance of his own ridiculous person is not one of them."

-- Kevin Williamson, National Review, March 31, 2016

6.

 

-- Steve Deace, radio host, April 20, 2016 (see "P is for Purged").

C is for Caudillo

"That clamor is loudest from the Trumpistas and their dear leader. Donald Trump is clearly running to be an American caudillo, not the president of a constitutional republic, and his entire campaign is a cult of personality in the style of (the pro-Trump) Vladimir Putin.”

-- Ross Douthat, New York Times, "Give Us a King!" May 1, 2016 (see also "G is for Good News")

C is for Chlamydia

"I heard once that people suffering from seriously advanced chlamydia (a kind of infection—and any kind of infection can lead to death) tend, in the end stage, to lose their bearings, to lurch and ramble, and to say things that are inconsistent and incoherent. I’m not saying Donald Trump has chlamydia. I’m just raising issues."

-- Daniel Oliver, Chairman of the Board of Education and Research Institute, Senior Director of White House Writers Group, formerly Chairman of FTC under President Reagan, formerly Chairman of the Board of National Review, writing at The Federalist, January 27, 2016 (See "V is for Venereal Disease.")

C is for Chickenshit

"Trump skipping town hall tonight because he is a chickenshit bully.'

-- John Podhoretz, editor, Commentary, via Twitter, March 29, 2016 (see "S is for Shit," "V is for Vomit"). 

C is for Civility/Civil

1. "He is a disgusting repulsive nauseating human being who is lowering our politics moment by moment and destroying the foundations of civility in this country."

-- John Podhoretz, editor, Commentary, on MSNBC's "Morning Joe" (see "U is for Underbelly," "V is for Vomit," etc.).

2. "Conservatives are champions of vigorous debate within the bounds of civil discourse.

-- Andrew C. McCarthy, National Review (see "S is for Sharia," etc.). 

3. "Civil discourse requires civil people."

-- National Review editorial, March 14, 2016

C is for Clown

"Trump is a clown."

-- Bruce Bartlett, GOP communications strategist, Bush White House official, Romney 2008, Romney 2012. (See also "S is for Shtick [sic].")

"He might have had any sort of life he chose, and he chose a clown's life."

-- Kevin Williamson, roving editor, National Review (see "M is for Masturbate," etc., etc.) 

C is for Clown Posse

"The obvious path in this strategy is for the insurgent delegates to hijack the rules committee and strip many of the Trump delegates of their credentials. They don’t have to create a first round victory for Not Trump, they merely have to deny Trump a victory. If this happens, Trump and his clown posse will leave the convention in a huff, Roger Stone’s flying monkeys will get a well deserved wood shampoo from Cleveland’s finest and then an actual nominee will be selected."

-- streiff (Diary), RedState, "New Hotness: A Scorched Earth Convention," April 30, 2016

C is for Clown Site

"The clown site of the Internet beclowns itself yet again."

-- Commentary editor John Podhoretz tweeting @ Breitbart News report on Trump rapping critic George Will for failing to disclose his Will's wife worked for then-presidential candidate Scott Walker. (See also "V is for Vomit," etc.)

C is for Collaborators/Collaborationists

1. "Trump’s collaborators … will find that nothing will redeem the reputations they will ruin by placing their opportunism in the service of his demagogic cynicism and anti-constitutional authoritarianism."

-- George Will, syndicated columnist, "Nothing Will Redeem the Reputations of Trump's Republican Collaborators" (see "D is for Drunk," etc.)

2.

-- Neal Dewing, February 27, 2016

3. "Romney and other defenders of Republican traditions are trying to prevent a stampede to Trump of `Vichy Republicans,' collaborationists coming to terms with the occupation of their party."

-- George Will, columnist, commentator, March 13, 2016 (see "C is for Collaborators," "V is for Vichy," etc.).

4. "The reconciliation ought to work like the Polish system for dealing with the aftermath of communism in the ’90s. The basic bargain was that anyone whocollaborated with the communist regime or who informed for the secret police would be pardoned and amnestied, but only if they publicly confessed to their collaboration.Forgive but never forget.

"As most of us conservatives are people of the book, this principle ought to be broadly acceptable. As applied to pro-Trumpness, it can and will be forgiven, but only after an open and written apology that is a genuine confession and not an I-was-always-with-you retcon."

-- Matt Corbett, "7 Principles for Rebuilding after the Trumpocalypse," April 7, 2016,The Federalist.

5. "These collaborationists will render themselves ineligible to participate in the party’s reconstruction."

-- George Will, National Review, May 1, 2016 (see "Q is for Quislings," etc., etc.).

C is for Complete Idiot

"Donald Trump is a complete idiot."

-- Sen. Lindsay Graham, GOP presidential candidate, Newsmax TV

"... and then we've got sort of the third tier, which are people who really are unlikely to break through; they're good people some of them ... or in the case of Donald Trump, they're complete idiots." 

-- Karl Rove, speech, Missouri Boys State, June 15, 2015 (see also "C is for Complete Moron").

C is for Complete Moron

"And the third tier is going to be mostly entertaining, except for that guy Trump, who is a complete moron."

-- Karl Rove, speech, Missouri Boys State, June 15, 2015 (see also "C is for Complete Idiot").

C is for Complexity of the Proceedings

"If Trump doesn’t win on the first ballot, then the convention will be thrown to the delegates. And the complexity of the proceedings will favor the well organized, the best resourced, and the most influential members of the party."

-- Matthew Continetti, editor, Free Beacon, "How to Dump Trump," April 1, 2016 (see "S is for St Peter").

C is for Contempt

C is for Control

“We have a very extreme element within our Republican Party ... We did to some degree regain control of the Party. Now he galvanized them. He’s really got them activated.”

-- Sen. John McCain, interviewed by the New Yorker, July 16, 2015 (See "C is for Crazies").

C is for Corleone/Cosa Nostra

"Donald needs to understand he's not Michael Corleone. I understand that Donald has had some very shady business deals with people that are currently in prison -- mobsters. But the presidency should not be like Cosa Nostra and it is wrong for a president or for his henchmen." 

-- Ted Cruz on Glenn Beck's radio show,  April 12, 2016 (see "L is for Low Information," "R is for Rat," etc.).

C is for Coward/Cowardice

1. "That Donald Trump stands by the belligerent Lewandowski tells us more of what we already knew about Trump, and also hints at the coward beneath the blowhard. ... Trump seems more than usually frightened of protesters. To be sure, every candidate gets serious threats, and doubtless Trump has received some. But his threshold for feeling vulnerable seems unusually low. ... Like many cowards, he loves tough talk, but he prefers to issue threats from the comfort of his private jet and to let bullyboys such as Lewandowski actually get their hands dirty."

-- Mona Charen, "Why Trump Loves Lewandowski," National Review, March 30, 2016

2. "His instincts are totalitarian; his mind is undisciplined; his cowardice is boundless."

-- Kevin Williamson, National Review, via Twitter, April 5, 2016

C is for Crap

1. "Either cut the crap [about Ted Cruz] or you will lose lots and lots of conservatives."

-- Radio host and author Mark Levin

2. "The Will of the People Is Crap"

-- Erick Erickson, The Resurgent, March 17, 2016 (see "B is for Ball Gag," S is for Swastikas," etc.).

C is for Crazies

“This performance with our friend out in Phoenix is very hurtful to me. Because what he did was he fired up the crazies.

-- Sen. John McCain, interviewed by the New Yorker, July 16, 2015  

C is for Creature from the Cesspool

"Yet many people with eyes — millions of them, in fact — have cast their votes for thiscreature from the cesspool."

--  Gabriel Schoenfeld, New York Daily News, April 8, 2016 (see "N is for Not My Friends," "R is for Rohm," etc.).

C is for Crock of Bullcrap

“Too many people are looking at Trump and believing that man has ever opened a Bible … that’s the biggest crock of bullcrap I’ve ever heard.” -

-- TV host Glenn Beck, speaking at a rally for Sen. Ted Cruz  (see also "B is for Butt," etc.).

C is for Crime

"He is the crime. He's the crime."

-- John Podhoretz, editor, Commentary magazine, on MSNBC's "Morning Joe" (see "V is for Vomit," "U is for Underbelly," etc.). 

C is for Cultist

C is for Cultish and Creepy

"The notion that my dislike of a politician should be taken as hatred for his supporters, is more than a little cultish and creepy."

-- Jonah Goldberg, National Review, "No, Being Against Trump Does Not Mean You Hate the White Working Class," April 23, 2016 ((See "F is for Filth," "G is for Goons," "M is for Mouth-Breathing Anti-Semites," "S is for Sycophants," etc.).

C is for Cult of Personality

"That clamor is loudest from the Trumpistas and their dear leader. Donald Trump is clearly running to be an American caudillo, not the president of a constitutional republic, and his entire campaign is a cult of personality in the style of (the pro-Trump) Vladimir Putin.”

-- Ross Douthat, New York Times, "Give Us a King!" May 1, 2016 (see also "G is for Good News")

C is for Czechoslovakia

-- Juleanna Glover, GOPe operative, corporate lobbyist, March 19, 2016 (see "B is for Betrayal")

D is for Damage

"Trump has done incalculable damage to virtually every cause for which the conservative moment has fought for the last 60 years." 

-- Ian Tuttle, National Review, March 30, 2016 (see "P is for Prostitutes," "R is for Rats," etc.).

D is for Dangerous

-- David Marcus, senior contributor, The Federalist, April 29, 2016, in response to anti-Trump rioting in California. 

D is for Dark Web

This (Trump campaign CEO Stephen K. Bannon) is a guy who used the Dark Web. If you don't know what the Dark Web is, good for you. Dark Web is where you can hire assssins -- oh, it's frightening."

-- Glenn Beck, radio host, August 18, 2016 (see "B is for Brown Shirts," "G is for Goebbels," "H is for Hitler," etc., etc.) 

D is for Debasing

"Jesse, you have ... been singing the praises of the most identity-politics candidate for months. You’ve been debasing yourself at the feet of his golden throne over, and over, and over again on Fox.”

-- Ben Domenech, publisher of The Federalist, fellow at The Manhattan Institute, to Jesse Waters of Fox News on the Fox Business show "Kennedy" 

D is for Deep State

-- Bill Kristol, editor at large, Weekly Standard, February 14, 2017

D is for Deserve to Die

“The truth about these dysfunctional, downscale communities is that they deserve to die."

-- Kevin Williamson, National Review, director of the William F. Buckley fellowship program in political journalism, explaining why, in something called "Father Fuhrer" (March 29, 2016), it is "immoral" for Trump to campaign against immigration, "free" trade, issues that resonate with what Williamson calls "white American underclass."

Daily Called writer Scott Greer pointed out in "National Review Writer: Working Class Communities `Deserve to Die,'": "While Williamson blames the people living in run-down white communities for their own woes, he does not apply the same principle to run-down minority communities. In his book and articles on the failures of Detroit, for instance, the National Review writer blames “progressivism” and unions for ruining the predominately African-American city." (See "A is for Ape," "M is for Masturbate," etc., etc.)

D is for Defective

-- Kevin Williamson, National Review, March 28, 2016 (see multiple entries)

D is for Despicable

"Hillary is despicable, but Trump is worse."

-- Subhead from "I'll Take Hillary Clinton Over Donald Trump" by Tom Nichols, professor, Naval War College, The Federalist.

D is for Despise

1.

-- Charles Murray, political scientist, co-author of The Bell Curve (see "D is for Despise," etc.). 

2. "The oddest thing about his popularity with white middle-class and working-class males is that if he lived next door to them, they would despise him."

-- Charles Murray, political scientist, co-author of The Bell Curve, quoted in the New Yorker, "The Dilemma of Conservatives Who Say They Will Never Vote for Trump," February 26, 2016 (see "D is for Despise," etc.).

3. 

-- Charles Murray, political scientist, co-author of The Bell Curve (see "C is for Contempt," D is for Despise, etc."). 

D is for Diarrhea

"Fact-checking Donald Trump is like picking up after a dog with diarrhea."

-- Stephen Hayes, Weekly Standard, on Fox News (See "A is for Ape")

D is for Dick

"sorry you got punched in the dick @realDonaldTrump feel better soon."

-- Neal Dewing, senior contributor, The Federalist ( see also "M is for Maxi Pad," etc.).

D is for Dictatorship

"An American dictatorship is now a possibility."

-- Mario Loyola, NR contributing editor, senior fellow at the Wisconsin Institute for Law and Liberty (and he ain't talking about Barack "telephone/pen" Obama).

D is for Dignity

-- Tim Miller, adviser to Our Principles PAC, Co-founder America Rising, former Jeb Bush GOP communications, April 2, 2016

D is for Diminishes

"Even more pathetic than endorsing. Trump diminishes everyone in his orbit."

-- Bill Kristol, editor, Weekly Standard, April 7, 2016, via Twitter, on hearing that Rudy Giuliani is voting for Trump.

D is for Disagreeable

"Is there a disagreeable trait that he does not have"?

-- George Will, syndicated columnist (see "C is for for Collaborators," "V is for Vichy," etc.).

D is for Dishonest

"Trump is perhaps the most dishonest person to run for high office in our lifetimes."

-- David Brooks, columnist, New York Times, March 18, 2016 (see "C is for Cancer," "N is for Nuremberg Rallies").

D is for Distasteful Simulacrum

"One of the worst things about Trump: He's such a distasteful simulacrum of candor & manliness that he'll discredit these much-needed qualities." 

-- Bill Kristol, editor, Weekly Standard, April 30, 2016 (see "R is for Robe of Conservatism," etc.. etc.).

D is for Disqualifying

“I know that I would never hire or want to work with somebody who tried to help Trump. It would be disqualifying.

-- Katie Packer, former deputy Mitt Romney campaign manager, founder anti-Trump Our Principles PAC, Politico, "Trump Staffers Face Threat of Blacklist," April 19, 2016.

 D is for Dog Crap

"Yes. Because that flaming pile of dog crap will be smeared across the face of conservatism for a generation."

-- Ben Shapiro, author, (former) Breitbart contributing editor, in explaining on March 4, 2016 via Twitter why he was now ready to vote for Hillary Clinton over Donald Trump. 

D is for Downscale White People

-- John Podhoretz, editor, Commentary (see "U is for Underbelly," "V is for Vomit," etc.).

D is for Drop Dead

-- Bill Kristol, editor, Weekly Standard, April 20, 2016 (see "U is for Utterly Repellent," etc., etc.).

D is for Drunk/Drunks

"Think of a drunk with a bullhorn reading aloud James Joyce's Finnegans Wake." 

 -- George Will, syndicated columnist (see "C is for Collaborators," etc.).

"Trump’s supporters are now like roaring drunks in a bar fight, people who you might have tried to reason with five drinks earlier but now are just lashing out at everyone in every direction. ... They are no longer part of any sensible political debate in America. This blind madness puts both political and emotional distance between Trump supporters and the rest of us.

-- Tom Nichols, professor, Naval War College, "If I Lose Friends over Trump, So Be It,"The Federalist, April 26, 2016

D is for Dumbest-Guy-in-the-Room

"National security conservatives need to keep treating Trump’s Blonde Putin,dumbest-guy-in-the room opera-buffa nationalist act with the ridicule it deserves, lest he come to define American foreign policy in the minds of millions of Americans, and billions overseas."

-- Rick Wilson, GOP op, "Conservatives should get some balls -- win or lose Indiana. Semper #NeverTrump,"  Heatstreet, May 3, 2016 (see "A is for Anal," etc., etc.).

D is for Dump

“ `Ooo he’s a contrarian, he doesn’t bow to the conventional wisdom!' is a sentence you can … apply with equal accuracy to Charles Manson, Lenin, and some guy taking a dump on the counter at McDonald’s."

-- Jonah Goldberg, National Review, "Stop Defending Trump's Poisonous `Middle-Finger Politics'" (see "F is for Filth," "P is for Piss," etc.)

D is for Dungeon

Donald Trump is "a pathological narcissistic sociopath" who is "trying to put Megyn Kelly ... in his dungeon."

-- TV host Glenn Beck on his Facebook page (see also "C is for Crock of Bullcrap," etc.)

E is for Embarassment

"It is possible that Trump will not win any primary, and that by the middle of March our long national embarassment will be over."

-- George Will, syndicated columnist (see "C is for Collaborators," "D is for Disagreeable," etc.).

E is for Entertainment Value

"I think the people who are attracted to Donald Trump are marginally connected to policts at all and are brought into this by the entertainment value."

-- George Will, syndicated columnist (see "C is for Collaborators," etc., etc.). August 9, 2015

E is for Epuration Sauvage

 

Rick Wilson, GOP strategist, commentator, February 26, 2016 (see "A is for Anal," etc., etc.).

E is for Erdogan/Erdoganism

1. And it’s about more than incitement. As David has been chronicling, Trump’s top campaign guy, Corey Lewandowski, has been credibly accused of manhandling Breitbart reporter Michelle Fields. In case you haven’t noticed, one of the main tactics that has transformed Turkey, before our very eyes, from a reasonably democratic society into an authoritarian Islamist state is Recep Tayyip Erdogan’s green-light to his underlings to intimidate, assault, shut down, imprison, and trump up prosecutions against members of the press.

-- Andrew C. McCarthy, National Review, March 12, 2016 (see "S is for Sharia," "S is for Saudi Sheikh," etc.).

2. "Erdoganism is Putinism is Trumpism"

Sohrab Ahmari, Wall Street Journal editorial writer, via Twitter, March 31, 2016, as Erdogan's thugs rough up journalists outside Erdogan's hotel, Washington, DC.

E is for Erotica

"It was conservative erotica coming out of his mouth. Oh, tell me more, big boy."

Glenn Beck in Utah for Ted Cruz, March 19, 2016, on his first speaking with Cruz, astweeted by ABC News reporter.

E is for Exclusively Trump

"[I]t is crucial [to understand] that there is an aggressor and a victim. Trump (exclusively Trump) shovels the garbage and flings the mire. When the victim brushes himself off and cries foul, he is said to be contributing to the low tone."

-- Mona Charen, The Corner, discussing "tone" of campaign, National Review, March 28, 2016

E is for Exiled

"It’s not enough to say he’s wrong. He should be exiled from public life."

-- Ian Tuttle, National Review, March 30, 2016 (see "P is for Prostitutes," "R is for Rats," etc.).

E is for Existential Threat

"I just happen to think Donald Trump is an anathema, and in some ways anexistential threat to the things I care about -- which is conservatism, the Republican Party. ... He could redefine the Republican Party in a very problematic way."

-- Peter Wehner,  Reagan, Bush & Bush White House veteran, senior fellow Ethics and Public Policy Center, "Morning Joe," MSNBC, April 21, 2016 (see "T is for Toxic," etc.).

E is for Extinction-Level Event

"In terms of our liberal democracy and constitutional order, Trump is an extinction-level event."

-- Andrew Sullivan, New York Magazine, May 1, 2016


F is for Failed at Life

-- Erick Erickson, radio host (see "B is for Ball Gag," "L is for Leeches," etc. etc.), April 1, 2016  

F is for Fascist/Fascism

1. "Trump is a fascist. And that's not a term I use loosely or often. But he's earned it."

-- Max Boot, fellow, Council on Foreign Relations, Rubio adviser, all around special guy.

2. "I think the problems you're all raising are extremely minor compared to nominating a racist/fascist and having to support him."

3. -- David Freddoso, commentary editor, The Washington Examiner (another blog favorite) (see "R is for Racist").   

4.

5. "He’s a Dorito-tinted proto-fascist who admires Vladimir Putin and Saddam Hussein."

-- Ian Tuttle, William F. Buckley Fellow in Political Journalism at the National Review Institute, National Review (see "P is for Prostitute," "R is for Rats," etc.).

6. "Neo-fascism is the term for post-1945 figures like Trump who appropriate portions of the fascist agenda."

-- Daniel Pipes, "There's a name for Trump's brand of policitics: neo-fascism," The Philadelphia Inquirer, April 7, 2016 (See "V is for Virus")

7. “Trump is a fascist lunatic and Hillary [Clinton] has one foot in a jail cell. That means the lunatic can win."

-- John Noonan,  former aide to Jeb Bush now in "secret" movement with Rick "Anal" Wilson and others to draft Gen. James Mattis, The Daily Beast, April 8, 2016. 

F is for Father-Furhrer

"Some of them end up grown men still staring out that window, waiting for the father-führer figure they have spent their lives imagining." 

-- Kevin Williamson, "The Father-Furher,"  the original title of a National Review Kevin Williamson essay beind the pay wall, later released as "Chaos in the Family, Chaos in the State: The White Working Class's Dysfunction." (See "A is for Ape," "D is for Deserve to Die," etc., etc.). 

F is for Feces

"They may be laughing today, but they’re going to be rubbing their own faces in their own feces, I’ll tell you that, after this general election, because they have humiliated themselves.”

-- Mark Levin, radio/tv host, blasting Fox News as a "Trump Super PAC," May 3, 2016 (see "C is for Crap")

F is for Fetish

"the anti-immigration fetish is not based on economic or safety concerns, at least not real ones"

-- Jennifer Rubin, Washington Post blogger, October 27, 2016 (see "V is for Vichy," "P is for Putsch," etc.)

F is for Feverish Revenge Fantasies

"Trump’s various rants, by contrast, do not amount to policies. They are ignorant tone poems, bad haikus, streams of words whose content has no real meaning. They’re not positions available either to the GOP or Democrats, because they do not contain a vision of the future over which those parties can fight.

"In fact, Trump’s policies are not policies. They’re just feverish revenge fantasies."

-- Tom Nichols, professor, Naval War College, "If I Lose Friends over Trump, So Be It," The Federalist, April 26, 2016

F is for Filth

"Trump’s schtick as a sprinkler system of insults is getting everyone dirty. He throws mud on anything and anyone in his way. But that muck washes off quite easily. What stains down to the soul is the eagerness to apologize for, or even celebrate, the filth."

-- Jonah Goldberg, National Review (See M is for Mouth-breathing anti-Semites," etc.)

F is for Flames

"He goes into the White House on January 20th, 2017, and the entire world goes up in flames,because he is so noxious.”

-- John Podhoretz, editor, Commentary, on MSNBC's "Morning Joe" (see "C is for Crime," etc.). 

F is for Flamethrower

"At Tonight's Debate, Take a Flamethrower to Trump"

Headline, article, Ben Domenech, publisher, The Federalist,  February 25, 2016  (see "S is for Stubby," etc.)

F is for Flush

-- Matt Mackowiak, Republican consultant, October 24, 2016 (see "P is for Plungers," etc.)

F is for Frankenstein 

"He is, rather, the party’s creation, its Frankensteinbrought to life by the party, fed by the party and now made strong enough to destroy its maker."

-- Robert Kagan, The Washington Post

"If the worst enemies of conservatism were to construct a Frankenstein figure that represents the worst elements of right-wing politics, Donald Trump would be it. But it is Republicans who are giving him life. And the damage is already deep."

-- Michael Gerson, Washington Post syndicated columnist, March 31, 2016 (see "S is for Stain," etc.). 

F is for Frat Boy

-- Danielle Pletka, senior vice president for foreign and defense policy studies at the American Enterprise Institute (AEI), March 15, 2016

F is for Fumigation

"these red states may accelerate a much-needed fumigation of the GOP."

-- Jennifer Rubin, Washington Post blogger, October 27, 2016 (see "V is for Vichy," etc., etc.)

G is for Garbage Human Being

"Donald Trump is a Garbage Human Being Leading a Movement of Other Garbage Human Beings"

-- Leon H. Wolf, managing editor, RedState, March 25, 2016

G is for Genuine Confession

"The reconciliation ought to work like the Polish system for dealing with the aftermath of communism in the ’90s. The basic bargain was that anyone who collaborated with the communist regime or who informed for the secret police would be pardoned and amnestied, but only if they publicly confessed to their collaboration. Forgive but never forget.

"As most of us conservatives are people of the book, this principle ought to be broadly acceptable. As applied to pro-Trumpness, it can and will be forgiven, but only after an open and written apology that is a genuine confession and not an I-was-always-with-you retcon."

-- Matt Corbett, "7 Principles for Rebuilding after the Trumpocalypse," April 7, 2016, The Federalist.

G is for God

1. "God help this country if this man were president."

-- Brent Bozell, president, Media Research Center, Fox News, January 22, 2016

2. "Utah has an incredible opportunity. So many Christians have been standing up. But all throughout the South the Evangelicals are not listening to their God. Let us raise a standard in Utah.”

-- Glenn Beck, campaigning for Ted Cruz in Utah, March 21, 2016 (see "B is for Bullcrap, H is for Hitler," etc., etc., etc.).

G is for Goebbels

"Just listen to the way this is written. This is Goebbels."

-- Glenn Beck, describing an essay in defense of Trump by Milo Yiannopoulos, March 28, 2016

Stuart Stevens, senior political consultant to Romney 2012, who predicted Trump would be out of the race before Iowa, on news executive and former naval officer Stephen K. Bannon being named Trump campaign CEO (August 18, 2016, see "W is for Wallace").

G is for Good News

-- Ross Douthat, New York Times columnist, joking about the assassination of Donald Trump in a tweet he later deleted.

G is for Goons

"The only childishness I see are the masses of beer-muscled goons and sycophants stomping their feet over the object of their man-crushes."

-- Jonah Goldberg, National Review, April 15, 2016 (see "D is for Dump," etc.).

G is for Grabs

"Man. This piece. @KevinNR grabs Trump supporters by the ... well, you know."

-- Commentary assistant online editor Noah Rothman responding to: see "M is for Masturbation."

G is for Gribble

"Every single Trump supporter is basically Dale Gribble."

-- Stephen Miller, National Review contributor, Twitter, March 13, 2016

G is for Guns

"I don't like guns. I've never wanted to own a gun. Trump people make me fear for my family's safety. I'm reconsidering."

-- Commentary assistant online editor Noah Rothman tweeting on Super Tuesday.

G is for Gutter

-- Bill Kristol, editor, Weekly Standard (see so many more).

H is for Hardcore Porn

"Trump’s Immigration Plan Is Hardcore Porn For Nativists," August 19, 2015

-- headline over article by David Harsanyi at The Federalist. It opens: 

Donald Trump is porn for nativists. Now, a person can derive much political self-gratification from wishful thinking, but remember porn isn’t real. So enjoy daydreaming about mass deportations and visualizing the repeal of birthright citizenship, but don’t let yourself get desensitized to reality....

H is for Held to Account

1. "Trump voters do need to be held to account. They are participating in a descent into darkness."

-- David Brooks, New York Times, March 29, 2016 (see "N is for Nuremberg Rallies," etc.).

2. All Trump voters can and should be held to account for embracing a candidate whose character is so dubious, and whose plans for the country — among them, singling out a religious group for a ban on an entry to the United States — amount to an assault on the freedoms enshrined in the Constitution.

-- Gabriel Schoenfeld, New York Daily News, April 8, 2016 (see "N is for Not My Friends," "R is for Rohm," etc.).


"Herpes and a Hangover"

"Trump will lose, and Trump supporters will wake up with a combination I call “herpes and a hangover.” They may have had fun the night before, but they’ll regret the hangover for a day. However, if Trump’s games in this campaign lead to the election of Hillary Clinton, they’ll regret the herpes a lot longer."

-- Rick Wilson, Politico, July 22, 2015 (see "A is for Anal," etc.)

H is for Hitler

1) With Donald Trump, "you have the makings of Adolph Hitler."

-- TV host  Glenn Beck on his radio show, reported January 22, 2016

2) “You know, Adolf Hitler — we all look at Adolf Hitler in 1940. We should look at him in 1929. He was the kind of funny, character that said the things that people were thinking. Where Donald Trump takes it, I have absolutely no idea.”

-- TV host Glenn Beck on ABC's This Week, March 6, 2016

3) "I hate videogames the way Donald Trump hates all books except for Hitler letters."

-- John Podhoretz, editor, Commentary, via Twitter, April 7, 2016

H is for Huckster

"You are a shameless self-promoter. You're a huckster and you're selling only yourself."

-- Brent Bozell, president, Media Research Center, Fox News, January 22, 2016 (See "P is for Petulant Brat," etc.).

H is for Hug

Years of effort spent attempting to dispel the accusations of inherent Republican misogyny, xenophobia, hypocrisy, ignorance and blind rage have been undone by Trump’s campaign. And every Trump advocate in front of a camera had a hand in this. We’re not just gonna hug it out.

-- Jim Geraghty, National Review, The Corner, March 30, 2016 (See "A is for Abortion")

H is for Humanity

"Most of them [Trump supporters] are childless single men who masturbate to anime. They’re not real and political players. These are not people who matter in the overall course of humanity."

-- GOP consultant Rick Wilson (see also "A is for Anal," etc., etc.) on MSNBC, reported January 20, 2016

H is for Hygiene

"Purely as a matter of national hygiene, Lewandowski should be fired. But more importantly, so should his boss."

-- Mona Charen, "Why Trump Loves Lewandowski, National Review, March 30, 2016 (see "V is for Vomit").

I is for Incontinence/Incontent

1. "The establishment was trying to humiliate and embarrass Ted Cruz and Trump. And I think it really ticked Trump off and may have been — I’m wild guessing here — may have been one of the reasons why he was a victim of emotional incontinence."

-- Rush Limbaugh

2. "First @realDonaldTrump won't release his taxes. Now he won't level with America about his panic incontinence problem."

-- Rick Wilson, GOP consultant/commentator, via Twitter (see "A is for Anal," etc.)

3. “The fact of the matter is that this is a party who had an opportunity this year to show Hispanics an interesting, diverse, compelling party. Instead, what we’re going to show them is a 70-year-old verbally incontinent white man from Queens who bellows about brown people.”

-- Rick Wilson, GOP consultant/commentator, Rubio supporter, quoted in The New Republic, March 14, 2016 (see "B is for Bullet," "M is for Masturbate," etc., etc.).

I is for Ivanka

-- Mark Salter, John McCain aide, presidential campaign honcho, co-author, speechwriter, "brother," (says McCain), March 29, 2016 

J is for Japanese Soldier

"National Review will be like the last Japanese soldier in the jungle resisting this guy."

-- Rich Lowry, editor, National Review, ABC's "This Week," March 20, 2016 (see "B is for Balls," etc.).

J is for Joe McCarthy Moment**

“…this is a Joe McCarthy moment. People will be judged by where they stood at this time. Those who walked with Trump will be tainted forever after for the degradation of standards and the general election slaughter."

-- David Brooks, New York Times, April 29, 2016 (see also "H is for Held to Account," "W is for Walking Dead," etc., etc.).

**DW: It is bad enough thing to be castigated and name-called for supporting Trump. It is several degrees of magnitude worse to see McCarthy, dead nearly 60 years, dragged in as a reference point of smear and slander.    

J is for Judicious Politician

"His supporters would prefer to lose with Trump than win with a sober and judicious politician such as Jeb Bush or Paul Ryan."

-- Victor Davis Hanson, "White versus White America," National Review, April 12, 2016

K is for Keep Track

If any Republican politicos are under the impression that backing Donald J. Trump for president is a cost-free proposition — they’re wrong. Beyond the immediate soiling of their honor and sacrifice of their reputations for good sense, it should be made plain that conservatives will by all means keep track of which Republicans hold the line and which go all Chris Christie on us.

-- Mark Antonio Wright, "Archiving the Trump Endorsers' Hall of Shame," National Review, March 6, 2016 (see "V is for Virus").

K is for Kim Jong Un

-- Mark Salter, John McCain aide, presidential campaign honcho, co-author, speechwriter, "brother," (says McCain), April 7, 2016

K is for King Kong

K is for Klan

"Serious q: How can anyone be a "proud Latina" and support #Trump, the candidate of "white supremacists" and the Klan?"

-- Roger Noriega, AEI scholar, former assistant secstate, former US ambassador 

L is for Landslide

-- Max Boot (see "F is for Fascist," "S is for Stalin," etc., etc.)

L is for Largely

"Yes, a lot of people in the establishment oppose Trump, but this is largely because they believe Trump will lose to Hillary."

-- Rich Lowry, editor, National Review, April 19, 2016 (see "B is for Balls").

L is for Law-Abiding

"Trump's contempt for GOP delegate process & rules reflects his contempt for rule of law. As president he would make Obama look law-abiding." 

-- Bill Kristol, via Twitter, April 17, 2016 (see "S is for Seven Deadly Sins," "U is for Utterly Repellent," etc., etc.).

L is for Ledge

After the New Hampshire Primary...

L is for Leeches

"They're the very leeches we should be worried about as a nation."

-- Erick Erickson, radio host, describing politicians who have endorsed Donald Trump, The Resurgent (see "S is for Swastikas," etc.).

L is for Legacy

"Carson is far from the only figure who sacrificed a hard-won legacy for the fleeting benificence of a reality television star."

-- Noah Rothman, assistant online editor, Commentary, "Trump Claims Another Soul," April 8, 2016  

L is for List

1. "I need a web designer to make a website called “The List.” Just a list of all the people who will be discredit forever because of Trump."

-- Ben Howe, Redstate contributing editor & CEO of media consulting firm, Howe Creative (for client list, see "W is for Whore").

2.

-- Amanda Carpenter, columnist, CNN Contributor, Former Cruz communications director, DeMint speechwriter, March 17, 2016 (see "B is for Blackballed").

3. "In the aftermath of the 2016 election, there will be plenty of people to blame for the Trump phenomenon. At the top of the list will be those who intentionally or not helped to mainstream Trump and those who refused to denounce him and his hateful rhetoric as beyond the political pale."

-- Jennifer Rubin, Washington Post (see "V is for Vichy")

4.

-- Stop Trump PAC , April 11, 2016

L is for Loser

1. "I think he’s the walking dead and he’ll get the nomination and go down to a crushing defeat and will be known for a hundred years from now people will say who’s the biggest loser in American politics and it won’t be McGovern, it won’t be Dukakis, it will be the word Trump. I hope when he is down there in Hades he’s aware of all that.”

-- David Brooks, NBC's "Meet the Press," April 3, 2016

2. "It’s safe to say and a comfort to know that barring some catastrophic misfortune, Donald Trump will be remembered as one of the biggest losers in the history of presidential elections.

"I feel better just writing that."

-- Mark Salter, John Mcain (losing) presidential campaign honcho, aide, co-author, speechwriter, "brother," (says McCain), "The Trump Bandwagon Is Rolling Toward a Cliff," April 22, 2016.

L is for Low-Information Voters/Supporters

1. -- "You do not benefit by trying to draft behind Donald Trump and hope that he collapses and his low-information supporters run into your arms."

-- Rick Wilson, GOP consultant, CNN, August 14, 2015 (See "A is for Anal," etc.) 

2. "Donald does well with voters who have relatively low information."

-- Sen. Ted Cruz, GOP presidential candidate, March 10, 2016 

3. "There such a thing as the low-information voter on the Right and that's exactly what we're seeing here with the Donald Trump [phenomenon] here."

-- Katie Pavlich, Townhall editor, Fox News contributor, September 4, 2015.

4. "He [Trump] does have low information voters supporting him just like Obama did."

-- Cheri Jacobus, GOP consultant, television commentator, August 17, 2015

5. "George Will has it just right. This is a low information, high entertainment moment. It's summertime. It's the same thing in the movie. It's low information, high entertainment. ... If this persists past Labor Day, it's something for the Republican Party to panic about."

-- Arthur Brooks, president of the American Enterprise Institute, August 17, 2015

L is for Low Tone

"[I]t is crucial [to understand] that there is an aggressor and a victim. Trump (exclusively Trump) shovels the garbage and flings the mire. When the victim brushes himself off and cries foul, he is said to be contributing to the low tone."

-- Mona Charen, The Corner, discussing "tone" of campaign, National Review, March 28, 2016

L is for Lunatic

1. "The presumptive Republican nominee is a reality-TV lunatic who has run multiple business ventures into the ground."

-- John Noonan, former aide to Jeb Bush in "secret" movement with Rick "Anal" Wilson and others to draft Gen. James Mattis, The Daily Beast, March 26, 2016

2. “Trump is a fascist lunatic and Hillary [Clinton] has one foot in a jail cell. That means the lunatic can win."

-- John Noonan,  former aide to Jeb Bush now in "secret" movement with Rick "Anal" Wilson and others to draft Gen. James Mattis, The Daily Beast, April 8, 2016. 

M is for Machine-Gun

"Tomorrow night, as they stand on either side of Trump, Marco Rubio and Ted Cruz must find their resolve and all-but-machine-gun the man to the floor."

-- Charles C.W. Cooke, National Review, "It's Time for an Anti-Trump Manhattan Project"

M is for Massacre

"Alas, where does the historic Donald Trump massacre of 2016 leave conservatives? It banishes us to an even longer period of exile in our own land,still further removed from the ideals of the American Founders. The year 2016 takes us another leap away from 1776.

-- Paul Kengor, historian, professor, The American Spectator, May 4, 2016 

M is for Masturbate/Masturbation

1. "Most of them [Trump supporters] are childless single men who masturbate to anime. They’re not real and political players. These are not people who matter in the overall course of humanity."

-- GOP consultant Rick Wilson (see also "A is for Anal," etc.) on MSNBC, reported January 20, 2016"

2. Trump supporters are "engaged in the political version of masturbation: sterile, fruitless self-indulgence."

-- Kevin Williamson, National Review correspondent, director of the William F. Buckley fellowship program in political journalism (see also "A is for Ape," etc.). 

M is for Maxi Pad

"I hope you remember to bring a maxi pad to the next debate @realDonaldTrump It will help with pee dribbles without ruining the line of slacks."

-- Neal Dewing, senior contributor, The Federalist (see also "U is for Underwear," etc.).

Media Whores

"They were the media whores of their time."

-- Daniel Drezner, professor Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy, describing Gens. Patton and MacArthur in Reuters article, "Trump obsession with WWII generals strikes sour note with historians"

M is for Micropenis

-- Jamie Weinstein, senior editor, Daily Caller

M is for Middle Class Whites

"Middle-class whites should be outraged at the cruel and gross manner in which Trump insulted John McCain and Megyn Kelly, but they are not. Perhaps, if asked, they would prefer to have the latter pair’s money and power if the price was an occasional little slapdown from Donald Trump."

-- Victor Davis Hanson, "White versus White America," National Review, April 12, 2016

M is for Mock

"Mock him. Mock his orange skin, his business failures, his need to buy friends because no one likes spending time with him. ... Take the flamethrower to him. Interupt him constantly. Belittle him. Insult him. Play on his very obvious insecurities. Give him a nickname -- just start calling him `Marla,' without any explanation, and pretend you don't even realize it. ... Make note of his stubby fingers and small hands -- we all know what that means." 

-- Ben Domenech, publisher, The Federalist, "At Tonight's Debate, Take a Flamethrower to Trump" (see "S is for Stubby")

M is for Monster

-- Rick Wilson, GOP/Rubio advisor, March 15, 2016 (see so much awful stuff)

M is for Moron/Morons

1. 

I don’t think that Trump can win, frankly, because I don’t think there are enough morons to elect him. A certain percentage of the American public is just morons; that’s the way it is. When you divide the public in two then divide the voters in one of those halves among five candidates or more, a candidate can win by dominating the moron votebecause it only takes about one-seventh of the total population to take the “lead” under those circumstances.

But when you’re talking about needing 51 percent of the whole population [sic], rather than needing 30 percent of half of the population, you run out of morons. I hope we will. I hope Trump will lose, because I hope he runs out of moronsto vote for him.

-- Bill James, The Federalist, "Trump Is a Rump, but He Has a Point"

2.

-- Brad Thor, novelist, March 31, 2016

M is for Mosley

1.

-- Steven F. Hayward, Ronald Reagan Distinguished Visiting Professor at Pepperdine University's Graduate School of Public Policy

2. "I've said for a while now Mosley is a better analogy for Trump than Hitler."

-- Rick Wilson, Romney's anti-Trump-speech-writer, GOP strategist/commentator (see "A is for Anal,"   etc.), March 13, 2016  

3. 

-- Terry Teachout, "The Harbinger of Trumpism,"  Commentary, April 14, 2016 

M is for Mouth-Breathing Anti-Semites


Jonah Goldberg, National Review (see "F is for Filth," "P is for Piss," etc.).

M is for Mussolini

"Mussolini ... is clearly Trump's secret template."

-- Andrew Roberts, historian, The Daily (London) Telegraph

N is for Names and Home Addresses

-- Gabriel Schoenfeld, April 15, 2016, Hudson Institute, author, commentator, senior adviser 2012 Romney campaign

N is for Never

"For me, Never Trump means never for those who endorse him, too."

-- Amanda Carpenter, CNN contributor, former Cruz communications director (see "B is for Blackballed," etc.).

N is for No

"But Trump has no actual ideas or policies."

-- David Brooks, New York Times, "The Post-Trump Era," March 25, 2016 (see "C is for Cancer," "H is for Held to Account," "N is for Nuremberg Rallies," etc., etc.).

N is for Normalization

Bill Kristol, April 15, 2016 (date of NYP endorsement, also appearance of an op-ed by Donald Trump in WSJ).

N is for Not My Friends

-- Gabriel Schoenfeld, Commentary, March 18, 2016 (see "R is for Rohm")

N is for Nuremberg [trials]

"[Mike] Murphy has a special contempt for Christie these days, since Christie broke early for Donald Trump, becoming his Franz von Papen, the former Weimar chancellor who thought Hitler could be civilized once in office: "They made him ambassador to Turkey, next thing you know, he's in Nuremberg."

-- Mike Murphy, Jeb! Bush super PAC director, quoted, Weekly Standard, March 18, 2016 (see "P is von Papen").

N is for Nuremberg Rallies

"If we're going to get Trump, we might as well get the Nuremberg Rallies to go with it."

-- David Brooks, New York Times, Match 6, 2016

O is for Obnoxious

"He is promoting obnoxious solutions to fake or wildly exaggerated challenges."

-- Michael Gerson, Washington Post syndicated columnist, former director of speechwriting for George W. Bush

O is for Obscenity

"And his message, even if dressed in the language of Sunday morning, is an obscenity."

-- Michael Gerson, Washington Post syndicated columnist, former director of speechwriting for George W. Bush, February 11, 2016

O is for Oxycontin

“Donald Trump’s speeches make them feel good. So does OxyContin.”

-- Kevin Williamson, National Review, "Father-Fuhrer," March 29, 2016

P is for von Papen

"[Mike] Murphy has a special contempt for Christie these days, since Christie broke early for Donald Trump, becoming his Franz von Papen, the former Weimar chancellor who thought Hitler could be civilized once in office: "They made him ambassador to Turkey, next thing you know, he's in Nuremberg."

-- Mike Murphy, Jeb! Bush super PAC director, quoted, Weekly Standard, March 18, 2016 (see "P is von Papen").

NB: Von Papen was found not guilty of planning or participating in making aggressive war at Nuremberg. While ambassador to Turkey, von Papen was among multiple highly placed Germans in touch with multiple Americans, seeking aid for anti-Hitler resistance within Germany, only to be rebuffed, due to their anti-Communism and our compromised state of Communist infiltration and pro-Communist policies. See Chapter 10, American Betrayal. 

P is for Pathogen

"Trump is a pathogen."

-- Mona Charen, NR columnist, senior fellow, Ethics and Public Policy Center, August 4, 2016 (see also ("S is for Stoop," "V is for Venom," etc.).

P is for Penis

"In essence, we're not going to nominate Hillary Clinton with a penis."

-- Steven Lonegan, chairman, New Jersey for Ted cruz campaign, May 3, 2016

P is for Personal Integrity

"His remarkable political success as a novice presidential candidate has led those who would give up not merely bedrock conservative principle but even personal integrity for a taste of power to reveal themselves."

-- Noah Rothman, assistant online editor, Commentary, "Trump Claims Another Soul," April 8, 2016 

P is for Petain

"Marshal Philippe Petain Addresses the French, October 30, 1940"

-- Rick Wilson, tweeting the Petain address as historically resonant, May 6, 2016 (see "A is for Anal," etc., etc.) 

P is for Petulant Brat

"He's also a petulant brat."

-- Brent Bozell, president, Media Research Center, speaking on Fox News' Varney & Co., January 27, 2016, 

P is for Piss

Trump is like a cat trained to piss in a human toilet. It’s amazing! It’s remarkable! Yes, yes, it is: for a cat. But we don’t judge humans by the same standard.

-- Jonah Goldberg, National Review (see also "Mouth-Breathing Anti-Semites")


P is for Plastic-Surgery-Disaster Wife

Trump is "a reality-television grotesque with his plastic-surgery-disaster wife."

-- National Review's Kevin Williamson (See also "A is for Ape," etc.). Bonus: Williamson deplores Trump for "ungallant behavior" here

P is for Plungers

-- Matt Mackowiak, Republican consultant based in Texas, October 24, 2016  (see "S is for Scarlet Letter," etc.).

P is for Polish System

"The reconciliation ought to work like the Polish system for dealing with the aftermath of communism in the ’90s. The basic bargain was that anyone who collaborated with the communist regime or who informed for the secret police would be pardoned and amnestied, but only if they publicly confessed to their collaboration. Forgive but never forget.

"As most of us conservatives are people of the book, this principle ought to be broadly acceptable. As applied to pro-Trumpness, it can and will be forgiven, but only after an open and written apology that is a genuine confession and not an I-was-always-with-you retcon."

-- Matt Corbett, "7 Principles for Rebuilding after the Trumpocalypse," April 7, 2016, The Federalist.

P is for Prick

-- "As much as Trump comes across as a blowhard prick to many of us who work in the political arena and are high-information voters, to the people who actually meet him out on the trail ... he comes off as a really, really nice guy."

-- Liz Mair, GOP consultant and "communications expert," formerly with the Scott Walker campaign   

P is for Prostitute

"Speaking of prostitutes: On Sunday, Alabama senator Jeff Sessions offered Trump his own endorsement."

-- Ian Tuttle, National Review, William F. Buckley Fellow in Political Journalism at the National Review Institute (see "F is for Fascist," etc.).

P is for Pure

Tim Miller, adviser to Our Principles PAC, Co-founder America Rising, former Jeb Bush GOP communications, April 14, 2016 

P is for Purged/Purging

-- Steve Deace, nationally syndicated conservative Salem Media talk show host, Match 16, 2016

"So when it's over, Trumpkins, remember: You're not purging us. We're purging you."

-- Rick "Anal" Wilson, GOP op, New York Daily News, August 7, 2016 (see also "I is for Incontinence," "M is for Masturbate, etc., etc.).

P is for Putsch

"Priebus should be worried about the party bolting him and Trump, who could well find themselves in a half-filled convention hall with an empty shell of a party if Trump’sputsch succeeds."

-- Jennifer Rubin, Washington Post, April 14, 2016 (see "V is for Vichy," etc.).

Q is for Quisling

-- "It has been nauseating to watch quisling opportunists like Chris Christie, Paul LePage, and even Jeff Sessions endorse a vulgar charlatan like Trump."

-- Avi Snyder, director of digital communications, Claremont Institute, in National Review

"Republican quislings will multiply, slinking into support of the most anti-conservative presidential aspirant in their party’s history."

-- George Will, National Review, May 1, 2016 (see "C is for Collaborationists," etc., etc.). 

R is for Racist

"I think the problems you're all raising are extremely minor compared to nominating a racist/fascist and having to support him."

-- David Freddoso, commentary editor, The Washington Examiner (see "F is for Fascist"). 

 -- Max Boot, Council on Foreign Relations, former Rubio adviser, April 15, 2016 (see "S is for Stalin").

R is for Radioactive

"Trump is radioactive with virtually every demographic. I don't imagine that's going to change."

-- Peter Wehner, Reagan, Bush & Bush White House veteran, senior fellow Ethics and Public Policy Center, quoted in  Bloomberg Politics, April 20, 2016 (see "T is for Toxic").

R is for Rape/Rapist

"Donald Trump rapes the truth and leaves it in a dumpter. Repeatedly."

-- Erick Erickson, radio host, The Resurgent, "Donald Trump: Serial Rapist of Truth" (see "S is for Swastika").

"It's been a hard Monday morning. We were all raped by Ted Cruz."

-- Glenn Beck, continuing to melt down, March 28, 2016

R is for Rats

1. "The Rats Are Scurrying: Republican Officeholders Who Endorse Trump Are Sellouts"

-- National Review headline over piece by Ian Tuttle  (see "F is for Fascist," etc.)

2. "We'll see a lot of these rats in the form of Republican elected officials scurrying onto the [Trump] ship and as soon as it appears to be sinking in a general, they'll scurry right back off.”

-- Rich Lowry, editor, National Review, ABC's "This Week,' March 20, 2016 (see "B is for Balls," etc.).

3. “Well let me be clear: Donald Trump may be a rat, but I have no desire to copulate with him.”

-- Ted Cruz, in response to National Enquirer story, March 25, 2016

R is for Real Christian

“No Christian, no real Christian — I don’t mean a judgmental Christian, I mean somebody who is living their faith — no real Christian says, ‘I want that guy, that guy is for me.’ Nobody. Nobody.”

-- Glenn Beck, March 24, 2016 (see "B is for Bullcrap," "D is for Dungeon," "H is for Hitler," etc.). 

R is for Repulsed

"Through the calculated statements of its leader, Trumpism has become associated with racism, misogyny, bigotry, xenophobia, vulgarity and, most recently, threats and violence. I am repulsed by each and every one of these."

-- Mitt Romney, endorsing both Ted Cruz and an open convention, March 18, 2016

R is for Right-Wing Fever Swamps

"This gave Trump a huge advantage when he started pandering to the right-wing fever swamps."

-- Ross Douthat, New York Times, April 16, 2016 (see "G is for Good News"), discussing Trump's celebrity in NYC/media.

R is for Robe of Conservatism

Trump "is soiling the robe of conservatism and dragging it through the dust."

-- Bill Kristol, editor, Weekly Standard, on why he "loathes" Donald Trump (see also "K is for King Kong"). 

R is for Rohm

"Will this be Trump's Night of the Long Knives, in which he kills off his own Ernst Rohm, Corey Lewandowski?

-- Gabriel Schoenfeld, Commentary, March 19, 2016 (see "F is for Freinds")

R is for Ridicule

"National security conservatives need to keep treating Trump’s Blonde Putin, dumbest-guy-in-the room opera-buffa nationalist act with the ridicule it deserves, lest he come to define American foreign policy in the minds of millions of Americans, and billions overseas."

-- Rick Wilson, GOP op, "Conservatives should get some balls -- win or lose Indiana. Semper #NeverTrump,"  Heatstreet, May 3, 2016 (see "A is for Anal," etc., etc.).

S is for St. Peter

“When I get to the pearly gates,” Kasich has said, “I’m going to have an answer for what I’ve done for the poor.” Sorry John, but St. Peter will be asking more than just one question. He’ll want to know what you did to stop Donald Trump."

-- Matthew Continetti, editor, The Free Beacon, April 15, 2016 

S is for Satan

"It does not matter if the Democrats nominate Satan himself, or even Al Sharpton. Donald Trump is unfit to serve."

-- Kevin Williamson, National Review, via Twitter, March 28, 2016 (multiple entries).

S is for Scarlet Letter

-- Matt Mackowiak, Republican consultant based in Texas.

-- Michael Graham, conservative radio host, responding to "Trump Staffers Face Threat of Blacklist," Politico, April 19, 2016 

S is for Scorched Earth

-- Amanda Carpenter, former Cruz comms, columnist, May 6, 2016 (see "B is for Blackball," etc.)

-- Quin Hillyer, American Spectator, May 6, 2016 (see "T is for Taking Trump Down," etc.).

"Should he lose as big as he’s going to, there is going to be a scorched earth period of recriminations, and Donald Trump will be the target of the recriminations, and the people around him will be targets of the recriminations … As we discover how badly this campaign was run… there’s going to be a revulsion in the Republican Party against this crew … 

-- David Frum, senior editor The Atlantic,  MSNBC’s "The Last Word" Oct 28, 2016 (see "S is for Slaveholders")

S is for Self-Abasement

"New Jersey Governor Chris Christie’s displays of self-abasement are truly beyond description."

-- Noah Rothman, assistant online editor, Commentary, "Trump Claims Another Soul," April 8, 2016  

S is for Sellouts

"The Rats Are Scurrying: Republican Officeholders Who Endorse Trump Are Sellouts"

-- National Review headline over piece by Ian Tuttle  (see "P is for Prostitute," etc.)

S is for Seven Deadly Sins

"We will simply note that Trump seems not merely an all-too-human example of one who has on occasion fallen into the grip of some of the seven deadly sins. He seems rather a veritable apostle of most of them."

-- Bill Kristol, Weekly Standard, March 7, 2016 (see "K is for King Kong," "R is for Robe of Conservatism").

S is for Severely Curtailed

“In the world Fortune 100 companies, their careers would be severely curtailed.”

-- Juleanna Glover, GOPe operative, corporate consultant, Politico, "Trump staffers face threat of blacklist," April 19, 2016 (see "B is for Betrayal," etc.).

S is for Severed

"He needs to separated and severed from conservatism."

-- Bill Kristol, editor, Weekly Standard, on CNN, August 12, 2016 (see so many).

S is for Sewage

Martha Bayles reminds us in the Claremont Review of Books of two barrels — one contains sewage, the other wine. If you pour a cup of wine into the sewage, it’s still sewage. But if you pour a cup of sewage into the wine, it is no longer wine but sewage. ... Chris Christie's endorsement was the first tablespoon of sewage. Jeff Sessions' was the second. The list of defilers is too long to itemize now.

-- Mona Charen, NR columnist, senior fellow Ethics and Public Policy Center, August 4, 2016

S is for Sewer

"The candidacy of Donald Trump is the open sewer of American conservatism."

-- Bret Stephens, "Staring at the Conservative Gutter," Wall Street Journal (see "A is for Appalling").

S is for Sex Tape

"The gross thing is, you can kind of imagine a Trump sex tape."

-- Kevin Williamson, National Review correspondent, director of the William F. Buckley fellowship program in political journalism, New Criterion theatre critic (see also "M is for Masturbation," etc.).

S is for Sexual Hostility

"He takes economic anxiety and turns it into sexual hostility. He effectively tells men: You may be struggling, but at least you’re better than women, Mexicans and Muslims."

-- David Brooks, New York Times, March 29, 2016 (See "C is for Cancer, ""N is for Nuremberg Rallies," etc.).

S is for Shame

"Those who still remain Trump supporters seem to be beyond shame."

-- Stephen F. Hayes, Weekly Standard, August 8, 2015

S is for Shameless

"You are a shameless self-promoter. You're a huckster and you're selling only yourself."

-- Brent Bozell, president, Media Research Center, Fox News, January 22, 2016

S is for Sharia

"Is Donald Trump the sharia of American politics?" 

-- opening line of "Donald Trump: Thin-Skinned Tyrant" by Andrew McCarthy, National Review, Fox News guest, January 28, 2016

S is for Sheikh

"I wouldn't put him in the Oval Office, but he has the makings of a fine Saudi Sheikh."

-- closing line, January 28, 2016, of "Donald Trump: Thin-Skinned Tyrant" by Andy McCarthy, National Review, Fox News guest, bringing to mind former Fox part-owner and Murdoch business partner, Saudi Alwaleed bin Talal -- perhaps not the final image McCarthy had in mind.  

In between opening and closing lines, the former prosecutor argues that Trump's decision to skip the umpteenth debate is due to single debate question five months ago.

Whoops, he omits Fox official snark and nightly drubbing:

 

S is for Sharpton

1. "It does not matter if the Democrats nominate Satan himself, or even Al Sharpton. Donald Trump is unfit to serve."

-- Kevin Williamson, National Review, via Twitter, March 28, 2016 (multiple entries).

2. "In our world, in which uncouth tribal leaders can say almost anything, these whites wanted their own Sharpton or Ramos, and finally got him with Donald J. Trump."

-- Victor Davis Hanson, "White versus White America," National Review, April 12, 2016

S is for Shitless

-- John Podhoretz, editor, Commentary, March 29, 2016 (see "C is for Crime," "V is for Vomit," etc.). 

S is for Shrieking

"Trump is a gladiator, and his supporters are shrieking, thumbs-down spectators."

-- Victor Davis Hanson, "White versus White America," National Review, April 12, 2016

S is for Shtick [sic]

"His town fool shtick [sic] has won him admiration from a frighteningly sizeable percentage of the Republican electorate."

-- Bruce Bartlett, GOP communications strategist  and veteran of Romney 2008 and Romney 2012.

S if for Should

"Given his cruelty, obnoxiousness, and buffoonery, Trump should have been a three-month flash in the pan, exactly as most of his critics had prophesied and dreamed. I hope he will still fade, as he should."

-- -- Victor Davis Hanson, "White versus White America," National Review, April 12, 2016

S is for Silly Idea

“It’s unconstitutional. It’s un-American. ... It is a silly idea, and it makes no sense. It shows a lack of understanding of our basic constitutional systems but also a lack of understanding of the terrorist threat.”

-- Rep. Barbara Comstock (R-VA), the John Fredericks radio show, December 8 or 9, 2015. Comstock later gave away $3,000 donated to her campaign by Donald Trump.

S is for Slaveholders

-- David Frum, former Bush speechwriter, January 20, 2017 

S is for Slinking

"Republican quislings will multiply, slinking into support of the most anti-conservative presidential aspirant in their party’s history."

-- George Will, National Review, May 1, 2016 (see "C is for Collaborationists," etc., etc.). 

S is for Slit Throats

-- Terry Teachout, critic, biographer of H.L. Mencken, quoting Menken, March 15, 2015

S is for Softcore

"Trump’s fans—not all, but enough—aren’t turned on by softcore white papers authored by Jeff Sessions, they want the hard stuff."

-- David Harsanyi, The Federalist (see also "H is Hardcore Porn")

S is for Soul

1. "Republicans cannot get inured to this without sacrificing the future of their party. As well as its soul."

-- Michael Gerson, "Trump's Ugly Example on Immigration," November 13, 2015

2. "Trump Claims Another Soul"

-- Noah Rothman, assistant online editor, title of Commentary article on Giuliani's support for Trump, April 8, 2016 

3. "When the post-mortem of coverage is done on the coverage of Donald Trump, wherever this race goes, let’s make sure we’re on the side of the angels…. We all have to worry about numbers to some extent. That’s the reality of TV news in 2016. But we also have to worry about our souls and journalism.”

-- Megyn Kelly, Fox News, explaining decision not to cover Trump campaign events, despite ratings boosts, April 6, 2016.  

4. "Trump is Trump. What's sad is all the `conservatives' who sold their souls for a reservation at Mar-a-Lago." 

-- Todd Starnes, Fox Radio, via Twitter, April 19, 2016

S is for Stabbing**

"If I was close enough and I had a knife; really, I mean, the stabbing just wouldn't stop."

Radio/TV host Glenn Beck, broadcasting live from CPAC, March 4, 2016

** Glenn Beck's comments apparently against GOP frontrunner Trump were followed by a federal investigation

S is for Stain

1. None will come away unstained. For evangelical Christians, it is the stain of hypocrisy — making their movement synonymous with exclusion and gullibility. For GOP job seekers, it is the stain of opportunism. (Consider the sad decline into sycophancy of Chris Christie.) For conservatives, it is thestain of betrayal — the equivalent of supporting George Wallace in 1968 as an authentic populist voice.

-- Michael Gerson, Washington Post column, "Republicans stain themselves by sticking with Trump," March 16, 2016 (see "T is for Tattoo," etc.).

"I don’t give the furry crack of a rat’s behind what the people at Breitbart think about anything, if indeed they can be said to think at all. ...  They’re a stain on the name and memory of Andrew Breitbart, who had Trump’s number long ago and saw him for the impostor he is.

-- Kevin Williamson, National Review, "An Omnibus Response to Some Dishonest Critics," April 15, 2016 (See "M is for Masturbation," etc., etc.).

"The stain of a Trump administration would cripple the conservative cause for a generation."

-- Bret Stephens, "Hillary, The Conservative Hope," Wall Street Journal,  May 9, 2016 (see also "A is for Appalling," etc., etc.).

"As they did under Nixon, Republican leaders will have to either oppose Trump and risk his tweets, or sidle along with him and live with his stain."

-- David Brooks, New York Times, January 31, 2017 (see a lot of other stuff).

S is for Stalin

“I would sooner vote for Josef Stalin than I would vote for Donald Trump.”

-- Max Boot, foreign policy adviser, Marco Rubio (see "F is for Fascist").

S is for Stamp

"Trump doesn’t wear jackboots — but we need to stamp on his populism"

-- headline of a column by historian Niall Ferguson, Sunday Telegraph, February 28, 2016, in which he argues that Trump, closer to William Jennings Bryan than Hitler, has policies that will lead the USA to resemble Venezuela.

S is for Stasi Agents

-- John Podhoretz, editor, Commentary, March 29, 2016 (See "C is for Crime," etc., etc.).

S is for Stench

Trump's policies are "a parade of semi-sophisticated policies that act as bathroom deodorizer to mask the stench of this candidacy."

-- Bret Stephens, Wall Street Journal (see also "A is for Appalling," etc.)

S is for Stoop

-- Mona Charen, National Review, March 18, 2016 (see "V is for Vomits")

S is for Stubby

"Make note of his stubby fingers and small hands -- we all know what that means." 

-- Ben Domenech, publisher, The Federalist, "At Tonight's Debate, Take a Flamethrower to Trump"  

S is for Stupid Psychopath

"Trump is an example of the Stupid Psychopath problem."

-- Kevin Williamson, "Donald Trump's Stupid Psychopath Problem," National Review, March 28, 2016 (see multiple entries). 

S of for Suffrage

"Trump supporters really call into question the value of suffrage."

-- John Podhoretz, editor, Commentary, via Twitter, March 30, 2016 (see multiple entries).

S is for Supply Lines

"Finally, this thing [Trump's candidacy] cannot be cut off at the head. An insurgency needs its supply lines cut."

-- Noah Rothman, Commentary assistant online editor (see also "G is for Grabs"), referring, it would seem, to free press/free citizens not sufficiently hostile enough to  

S is for Swallowing

-- Erick Erickson, February 25, 2016

S is for Swastika

"The white supremacists who back Trump had to be crying a bit into their swastikas. Trump said nice things about Israel."

-- Radio host Erick Erickson, The Resurgent, "Donald Trump: Serial Rapist of Truth" (see "R is for Rape/Rapist") 

S is for Sycophants

"The only childishness I see are the masses of beer-muscled goons and sycophantsstomping their feet over the object of their man-crushes."

-- Jonah Goldberg, National Review, April 15, 2016 (see "V is for Virus," etc.).

T is for Tainted Forever

“…this is a Joe McCarthy moment. People will be judged by where they stood at this time. Those who walked with Trump will be tainted forever after for the degradation of standards and the general election slaughter."

-- David Brooks, New York Times, April 29, 2016 (see also "H is for Held to Account," "W is for Walking Dead," etc., etc.).

T is for Terrorized

In considering Trump, South Carolina hasn’t seen as nasty a character since the British commander Banastre Tarleton terrorized civilians during the American Revolutionary War.

-- Quinn Hillyer, The American Spectator 

T is for Test of Character

-- Tom Nichols to Richard Viguerie (!). professor, Naval War College. See "D is for Despicable," "F is for Feverish Revenge Fantasies," etc. 

T is for Tantrum

-- Rick Wilson, GOP strategist, commentator (see also "A is for Anal," etc., etc.). 

T is for The Things I Care About

"I just happen to think Donald Trump is an anathema, and in some ways an existential threat to the things I care about -- which is conservatism, the Republican Party. ... He could redefine the Republican Party in a very problematic way."

-- Peter Wehner,  Reagan, Bush & Bush White House veteran, senior fellow Ethics and Public Policy Center, "Morning Joe," MSNBC, April 21, 2016

T is for Toenail Clipping

"I would totally back Rick Perry or Paul Ryan over Trump. Then again, I'd also back an old toenail clipping over Trump." #NeverTrump

-- Liz Mair, GOP consultant and "communications expert," formerly with the Scott Walker campaign ( see "B is for Blow Job," "P is for Prick"), March 15, 2016.   

T is for Totalitarian

"His instincts are totalitarian; his mind is undisciplined; his cowardice is boundless."

-- Kevin Williamson, National Review, via Twitter, April 5, 2016

T is for Toxic

"Trump is a toxic figure in American politics."

-- Peter Wehner, Reagan, Bush & Bush White House veteran, senior fellow Ethics and Public Policy Center, April 13, 2016 

T is for Traitors

"I think we need to identify the traitors and remember their names."

-- Matt Walsh, "Let's Remember the Cowardly Conservative Leaders Who Betrayed Us for Trump," The Blaze, March 15, 2016

T is for Turd

"The stubby-fingered orange turd."

-- Sean Davis, co-founder The Federalist, former adviser to Gov. Rick Perry, former chief investigator for Sen. Tom Coburn

T is for Turd Tornado

"As you probably know, I think Donald Tramp is a turd tornado, but I also understand that he has no capacity whatsoever to control himself."

-- Ben Shapiro, radio host, Daily Wire editor, on CNN, August  18, 2016 (see also "D is for Dog Crap," "W is for Wetting His/Their Pants").

T is for Tyrant

"Donald Trump: Thin-Skinned Tyrant"

Headline of article by Andrew McCarthy, National Review, Fox guest, January 28, 2016

U is for Underbelly

"He knows things we don't know about the emotions roiling the American underbelly"

--  John Podhoretz, Commentary editor (see also "C is for Clown Site," etc.)

U is for Underwear

"Show us your underwear from last night @realDonaldTrump so that we might examine it for urine stains."

-- Neal Dewing, senior contributor, The Federalist, via Twitter, February 26, 2016

U is for Ungallant

See "P is for Plastic-Surgery-Disaster Wife."


U is for Utterly Feckless and Irresponsible

-- Bill Kristol, regarding New York Post's Trump endorsement, April 15, 2016

U is for Utterly Repellent

"So is this really what we have come to in 2016? A choice between an utterly mediocre limousine liberal and an utterly repellent pseudo-conservative rabble-rouser?"

-- Bill Kristol, "The Horror," Weekly Standard, March 11, 2016 (see K is for King Kong," "S is for Seven Deadly Sins," etc.)

V is for Verbal Dysentery

"He’s too flawed, too liberal, too undisciplined and too afflicted with verbal dysentery when even slightly provoked." 

-- Rick Wilson  (a man who is not afflicted with "verbal dysentery"?), Politico, July 22, 2015 (See "A is for Anal," etc.).

V is for Virus

1. "The Trump virus’s primary effect is twofold: First, it implants in its hosts the unshakable conviction that one of the most execrable clowns in the history of these United States is a hero who deserves to be elevated to the White House; then, having inculcated the conceit, it removes the faculties that are necessary for its removal.

-- Charles C.W. Cooke, "The Trump Virus and Its Symptoms," National Review, August 10, 2015. 

2. "The Republican Party is infected by a virus and that virus can be expunged only by direct action."

-- Mark Antonio Wright, assistant editor, National Review, in "Cruz and Rubio Must Take Down Trump at Tonight's Debate" 

3. "And Trumpism has been revealed not as a path forward for a party desperately in need of reform, but a zombie virus that is making fools of the people who embrace it."

-- Jonathan Last, Weekly Standard, "Trumpism Corrupts," February 26, 2016.

4. "Trump is mind virus that causes otherwise decent people to abandon morals and logic."

-- Mark Hemingway, Weekly Standard, March 24, 2016 

4. "Could someone who has the Trump virus, but not too bad, translate the first few minutes of this? It makes not sense to the rest of us."

-- Mollie Hemingway, The Federalist, via Twitter, March 29, 2016

5. "Nothing is as important as resisting and defeating Trump and the neo-fascist virushe wishes to bring to the White House."

-- Daniel Pipes, "There's a name for Trump's brand of policitics: neo-fascism," The Philadelphia Inquirer, April 7, 2016 

6. "It looks like the Trump body snatching virus I wrote about last month is spreading again."

-- Jonah Goldberg, National Review, April 16, 2015 (see "M is for Mouth-Breathing Anti-Semites," etc.).

V is for Vulgarity

1. "For the sake of our party and country, we must move to overcome the divisiveness and vulgarity Donald Trump has brought into the political arena."

-- Jeb Bush, endorsing Ted Cruz for president, March 23, 2016

2. "To the extent it is within our power, we will not allow vulgarity to stand in the place of virtue."

-- Erick Erickson, "Second Statement from Conservatives Against Trump," The Resugent, April 13, 2016 (see "B is for Ball Gag," "C is for Crap," etc.).

3.

 

-- Bill Kristol, on hearing President Trump's Inaugural Address, January 20, 2017

S is for Sodding

"If I were Mexico, I'd be glad to pay for a sodding wall to keep Trump out."

-- Daniel Hannan, Conservative Party Member of European Parliament, March 17, 2016.

T is for Taking Trump Down

"The only question is whether conservatives will succeed in taking Trump down soon enough that he won’t bring our cause and country down with him."

-- Quin Hillyer, NRO contributor, "After Wisconsin, Is Donald Trump Unraveling?," National Review Online, April 6, 2016

T is for Tattoo

"I believe that the decision to support Trump, like an embarassing tattoo, will follow them the rest of their lives. Reoublicans are not merely making a choice; they are looking into an abyss."

-- Michael Gerson, columnist, former Bush 43 speechwriter, March 17, 2016  (see "O is for Obnoxious").

T is for Threat

"He is emerging as the number one threat to American security. Yes, that's right -- a bigger threat than ISIS, North Korea, Russia, China, Iran, or all the rest. That may sound like hyperbole, but I firmly believe it to be the case."

-- Max Boot, Rubio advisor, "There Is No Escape from Trump," Commentary, March 3, 2016 (see "F is for Fascist," "S is for Stalin"). 

T is for Thug (see also "W is for White Nationalist Thug")

-- Roger Kimball, editor, New Criterion, April 17, 2016

U is for Unfathomable

"I found his appeal so unappealing that I found it unfathomable that he would garner such a large constituency."

-- Charles Krauthammer, Fox News, interview with Chris Wallace, @ March 28, 2016 

U is for Useful Idiot

-- Bill Kristol, editor, Weekly Standard, March 12, 2016 (see "A is for Austria," etc.).

V is for Venereal Disease

"Why Donald Trump Is Like a Venereal Disease"

-- Original headline of essay at the Federalist by Daniel Oliver. The headline now reads: "Donald Trump and Venereal Disease." (See "C is for Chlamydia.") 

V is for Venom

1. "The more he vomits venom, the more free press he gets."

Mona Charen, National Review, "Rubio and Cruz Must Train Their Fire on Trump"

2. "Trumpism must be left to wither and die, just as the John Birchers were left to stew in their own venom so that the modern conservative movement could succeed."

-- Jennifier Rubin, Washington Post blogger, April 29, 2016 (see "P is for Putsch," "V is for Vichy," etc.). 

V is for Vichy Republicans

1. 

-- Rick Wilson (see "A is for Anal," "E is for Epuration Sauvage," "P is for Petain," etc., etc.).

2. "better than Vichy Scarborough."

-- Jennifer Rubin, Washington Post conservative blogger  

3. "Romney and other defenders of Republican traditions are trying to prevent a stampede to Trump of `Vichy Republicans,' collaborationists coming to terms with the occupation of their party."

-- George Will, columnist, commentator, March 13, 2016 (see "C is for Collaborators," "D is for Drunk," etc.).

4.

-- Daniel Pipes, March 2, 2016 (see "F is for Fascism," "V is for Virus").

5.

-- Bill Kristol, editor, Weekly Standard, April 28, 2016

6. "Before the battle is over, they have run scampering with their tails between their legs to Vichy, and welcomed Trump into Paris."

-- Leon Wolf, managing editor, RedState, April 28, 2016 (see "G is for Garbage Human Being," etc.).

7. "Vichy Republicans can do lasting damage"

-- Matt Lewis, Daily Caller senior contributor, CNN commentator, April 29, 2016 

8. 

-- Mike Murphy, GOP strategist, May 4, 2016 (see "N is for Nuremberg," "P is for von Papen")

V is for Violence

"I'm not saying violence is the answer. I'm saying violence is an answer."

-- David Harsanyi, The Federalist, in "Bring Back Dueling!" (See also "H is for Hardcore Porn") 

V is for Virus

1. "The Trump Virus and Its Symptoms"

-- Charles C.W. Cooke, National Review, August 10, 2015. 

2. "The Republican Party is infected by a virus and that virus can be expunged only by direct action."

-- Mark Antonio Wright, assistant editor, National Review, in "Cruz and Rubio Must Take Down Trump at Tonight's Debate" 

3. "And Trumpism has been revealed not as a path forward for a party desperately in need of reform, but a zombie virus that is making fools of the people who embrace it."

-- Jonathan Last, Weekly Standard, "Trumpism Corrupts," February 26, 2016.

V is for Vomit

1. "The more he vomits venom, the more free press he gets."

Mona Charen, National Review, "Rubio and Cruz Must Train Their Fire on Trump"

2. "By the way, I knew Andrew Breitbart. Andrew Breitbart was a friend of mine. He would vomit over what you've done to his name."

-- Commentary editor John Podhoretz, tweeting @ Breibart report on Trump rapping Trump critic Will not disclosing wife's ties to Walker campaign (see also "C is for Clown Site").

W is for Walking Dead

"I think he’s the walking dead and he’ll get the nomination and go down to a crushing defeat and will be known for a hundred years from now people will say who’s the biggest loser in American politics and it won’t be McGovern, it won’t be Dukakis, it will be the word Trump. I hope when he is down there in Hades he’s aware of all that.”

-- David Brooks, NBC's "Meet the Press," April 3, 2016

W is for Wall

Rick Wilson, GOP strategist, March 3, 2016, concerning potential donors to Donald Trump's general election campaign (see "A is for Anal," etc., etc.).

W is for Wallace

1. "Donald Trump is running as George Wallace. He is almost doing with it more deliberateness thanGeorge Wallace did. Wallace at least pretended at times to be civil."

-- Stuart Stevens, March 11, 2016, senior political consultant to Romney 2012, who predicted Trump would be out of the race before Iowa. 

2. "Our George Wallace"

-- Rich Lowry, editor, National Review, March 15, 2016

Exerpt: Wallace was a hideous racist who appealed to racists, but also crystallized a deeper anger and discontent with a country that had gone soft and wasn’t winning anymore. He obviously wasn’t a statesman who took these popular passions and refined them, but a demagogue who exploited them and made them more base. The same is true of Trump.

3. "For conservatives, it is the stain of betrayal — the equivalent of supporting George Wallace in 1968 as an authentic populist voice."

-- Michael Gerson, Washington Post syndicated columnist, former director of speechwriting for George W. Bush (see "O is for Obnoxious," etc., etc).

W is for Wet/Wetting Their Pants

“First, he had this little makeup thing applying makeup around his mustache because he had one of those sweat mustaches. Then, he asked for a full-length mirror . . . maybe to make sure his pants weren’t wet.

-- Marco Rubio, speaking at a post-Debate #10 event.

"Trump worshippers began wetting their pants as he began spouting platitudinous nonsense phrases....If you believe [them], you are a rube."

-- Ben Shapiro, talk show host, DailyWire.com, April 27, 2016 (See "D is for Dog Crap")

W is for What Patriot Will Step Up?

"He is a danger to America and I got to ask you a question and this is serious and this could ring down incredible heat on me because I’m about to suggest something very bad. It is a hypothetical I am going to ask as a thriller writer.

"With the feckless, spineless Congress we have, who will stand in the way of Donald Trump overstepping his constitutional authority as President? If Congress won’t remove him from office, what patriot will step up and do that if, if, he oversteps his mandate as president, his constitutional-granted authority, I should say, as president.

-- Brad Thor, author, to Glenn Beck on Beck's radio show, May 31, 2016. Thor later said he was not invoking Trump's assassination, although Sirius XM temporarily suspended Beck from the program.

W is for White Americans/America

“My fellow white Americans,” Trump is essentially saying, “I know you feel less good today than you expected to feel. I know you feel America is no longer great. The people you should blame are people like my opponents [professional politicians with ties to the banks], the Chinese [shorthand for globalisation] and Mexicans [immigration].”

-- Niall Ferguson, "Trump doesn't wear jack boots -- but we need to stamp on his populism" Sunday Telegraph, February 28, 2016 (see "S is for Stamp"). 

"For the life of me, I can’t figure out why so many Republicans prefer a dying white America to a place like, say, Houston."

-- David Brooks, New York Times, February 27, 2017

W is for White Nationalist Thugs

1. "Why White Nationalist Thugs Thrill to Donald Trump"

-- Jamie Kirchick, National Review, April 11, 2016 (see "W is for White Racial Grievance") 

2.

-- Liz Mair, former communications specialist for Paul, Perry, Walker, Fiorina, RNC, also anti-Trump PAC director, April 21, 2016  (see "B is for Blowjob," "P is for Prick," etc.)

W is for White Racial Grievance

"[Trump] has mainstreamed white racial grievance to a point unprecedented in post-Civil Rights Era America. That it has taken this most improbable of figures — a thrice-married, multimillionaire New York real-estate magnate and celebrity television star with an Orthodox Jewish daughter — to achieve what no hooded Klansman or backwoods neo-Nazi could ever have hoped of doing makes his feat all the more astonishing.”

-- Jamie Kirchick, National Review, "Why White Nationalist Thugs Thrill to Donald Trump," April 11, 2016

W is for White Supremacists

"The white supremacists who back Trump had to be crying a bit into their swastikas. Trump said nice things about Israel."

-- Radio host Erick Erickson, The Resurgent, "Donald Trump: Serial Rapist of Truth" (see "R is for Rape/Rapist") 

W is for Whore

Super Tuesday tweet by Ben Howe, Redstate contributing editor & CEO of media consulting firm,Howe Creative,  whose clients include:

W is for Wrong

"It seems pretty obvious to me that the rage I hear from Trump supporters when I say they’re wrong stems from a kind of insecurity or resentment. Simply put, they want to be validated. It’s an awfully similar response to what we hear constantly on college campuses from the delicate little flowers who say they don’t want debate, they want empowerment. It turns out that many of the mental habits we mock and ridicule on the left have ample purchase on the right as well."

-- Jonah Goldberg, National Review, April 15, 2016 (See "F is for Filth," "G is for Goons," etc., etc.).

Y is for You're Welcome

RT by A.J. Delgado, April 20, 2016, day after New York Primary.

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