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Written by: Diana West
Saturday, April 30, 2016 8:30 AM 


The Hill has published a list of 61 Republican lawmakers, operatives, donors and pundits who have vowed never, ever to vote for Donald Trump, ever. Never.

No matter how many lights it takes to write their names, even this most luminous concentration of anti-Trump fervor (vows by the dozen!) is unlikely to affect the final GOP delegate count too terribly much. 

Not surprisingly, there is overlap between "Never Trump" and the "contributors" of my ever-growing, ever-oozing Right's Anti-Trump Lexicon. This merits a salute: selected quotations to commemorate the expert insights and always elevated -- yea, rarified -- tone of #NeverTrump.

Glenn Beck, radio host: 

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

"I believe that Trump, whether he knows it or not, is grooming Brown Shirts."

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

Max Boot, former foreign policy adviser to Sen. Marco Rubio (R-Fla.)

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

Brent Bozell, conservative activist

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

Mona Charen, senior fellow at Ethics and Public Policy Center 

" `Conservatives' who stoop to support Trump are a disgrace." 

Steve Deace, radio host

"Not just a new party but a new movement. Too many whores, sellouts and cowards need to be purged."

Erick Erickson, writer

"The Will of the People is Crap"

Jonah Goldberg, writer

"How Donald Trump became the dashboard saint of mouth-breathing anti-semites and white nationalists would be great subject for a novel."

Ben Howe, RedState writer

"Also Trump's wife is a whore."

Cheri Jacobus, GOP consultant and former Hill columnist

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

Bill Kristol, The Weekly Standard editor

"Am I rethinking #NeverTrump after last night's results? Here's my thoughtful and judicious response to New York: Drop dead!"  

Mark Levin, radio host

"Either cut the crap or you will lose lots and lots of conservatives."

Liz Mair, GOP strategist

"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." 

Tim Miller, Our Principles PAC

"It is impossible to endorse Trump and keep your dignity intact."

Katie Packer, chairwoman of Our Principles PAC 

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

Katie Pavlich, Townhall editor and Hill columnist 

"There is 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."

Mitt Romney, 2012 GOP presidential nominee 

"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."

Jennifer Rubin, Washington Post conservative blogger

"Trumpism must be left to wither and die, just as the John Birchers were left to stew in their own venom ... 

Stuart Stevens, former Romney strategist 
"Donald Trump is running as George Wallace. He is almost doing with it more deliberateness than George Wallace did. Wallace at least pretended at times to be civil."
Brad Thor, writer
"Trump supporters, insulted to their faces, jump up and down and cheer. He is the Pied Piper of morons."

Rick Wilson, Republican strategist 
"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.
@AnnCoulter does Trump pay you more for anal? 
 

The Lexicon, to date, here.

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