The Daily Stormer may have been one of the first online papers to endorse the Trump, but the far more reputable Dallas Morning News is the most recent to Dump the Trump, and it did so in an especially vicious Tuesday editorial that was spot on in every imaginable.
“Does not deserve your vote”
Trump has not been popular with the intellectuals of the Republican Party. This is mostly because Trump is forcing those intellectuals to come face-to-face with a truth they’ve been blissfully ignoring since Nixon in the 1960s: white suprematism and nationalism, not “individual liberty” and “free markets,” are what’s at the heart of the Republican philosophy.
Trump is the sort of Republican that William F. Buckley, Jr., worked so hard to get kicked out of the Republican Party. Not hard enough, clearly, since he’s the Republican nominee for president in the year 2016.
This unpopularity manifested again on Tuesday when the Dallas Morning News announced that it would not be supporting Trump — and targeted the thin-skinned bully with a scathing editorial.
This condemnation is stronger than it sounds. The newspaper has supported every Republican candidate since 1964, and stated for generations what it means to be a Republican is “A belief in individual liberty. Free markets. Strong national defense.” Things that Trump apparently does not embody.
Given they endorsed Reagan and Bush with that attitude, I’m not sure they understand what “individual liberty” means — unless it’s qualified with “individual liberty to die in the streets from starvation and rampant unchecked poverty,” but I’ll give them a pass.
In any circumstance, however, those values are in question today according to the paper: “But what does it mean to be a Republican today? With Donald Trump as the party’s new standard-bearer, it’s impossible to say.”
The editorial goes on to note that Trump “thumbed his nose at conservative orthodoxy altogether,” and has been “at odds with nearly every GOP ideal this newspaper holds dear.”
“Donald Trump is no Republican and is certainly no conservative.”
The paper put on blast Trump’s stance on immigration, his proposal to ban on Muslim immigrants, and his plans for trade. They also called him out for some of his positions regarding the military:
“It’s not easy to offer a shorthand list of such tenets, since Trump flips from one side to the other, issue after issue, sometimes within a single news cycle. Regardless, his ideas are so far from Republicanism that they have spawned a new description: Trumpism.”
The editorial then delivered its most damning lines:
“We have no interest in a Republican nominee for whom all principles are negotiable, nor in a Republican Party that is willing to trade away principle for pursuit of electoral victory.”
“Donald Trump is not qualified to serve as president and does not deserve your vote.”
And that, I think, is where I agree wholeheartedly with this editorial. Trump does not deserve your vote.
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