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Tweetable highlights of National Review’s Donald Trump Takedown

Conservative publication National Review invited prominent conservatives to explain why they’re against Donald Trump.

I’ve never seen so many distinguished people so angry in such a florid and entertaining way.

For wit to spread, it must be tweetable. So I made this little compilation for you. Have fun.

General insults

[tweetthis]We can talk about whether [Trump] is a boor, a creep, or a louse. -Mona Charen[/tweetthis]

[tweetthis]Trump might be the greatest charlatan of them all. -L. Brent Bozell[/tweetthis]

[tweetthis][Donald Trump’s] hair like the tinsel on discarded Christmas trees. -Mark Helprin[/tweetthis]

[tweetthis][Trump] has demonstrated an emotional immaturity bordering on personality disorder. -Mona Charen[/tweetthis]

[tweetthis]Alas, the only businessmen crazy enough to run for president seem to be, well, crazy. -David Boaz[/tweetthis]

[tweetthis]The bellowing personification of nasty characteristics Dems … ascribe to Republicans. -Michael Medved[/tweetthis]

[tweetthis]Trump is an unbalanced force. He is the politicized American id. -John Podhoretz[/tweetthis]

Fascist tendencies

[tweetthis]Trump … vowing to be an American Mussolini, concentrating power in the Trump White House – David Boaz[/tweetthis]

[tweetthis]Isn’t Trumpism a two-bit Caesarism of a kind that American conservatives…disdained? -William Kristol[/tweetthis]

[tweetthis]Trump’s greatest offenses … are his nativism and his promise of one-man rule. -David Boaz[/tweetthis]

[tweetthis][We don’t need a president] who summons applause with tantrums & homicidal fantasies. -Michael Mukasey[/tweetthis]

[tweetthis]Donald Trump, a political con man who sympathizes with hit man Vladimir Putin. -Katie Pavlich[/tweetthis]

[tweetthis][Trumps] former wife claim[ed] that he kept a book of Hitler’s speeches at his bedside. -Mark Helprin[/tweetthis]

[tweetthis]Not since George Wallace … racial and religious scapegoating so central to [a] campaign. -David Boaz[/tweetthis]

False conservatism

[tweetthis]Trump is no conservative – he’s simply playing one in the primaries. -Mona Charen[/tweetthis]

[tweetthis][Trump] has like a tapeworm invaded the schismatically weakened body of the Repub. party -Mark Helprin[/tweetthis]

[tweetthis]If Donald Trump wins … there will … be no opposition to an ever-expanding government. -Glenn Beck[/tweetthis]

[tweetthis]A Republican campaign that would have appalled Buckley, Goldwater, and Reagan. -David Boaz[/tweetthis]

[tweetthis]Trump has made a career out of egotism, while conservatism implies a certain modesty. -Mona Charen[/tweetthis]

[tweetthis]Donald Trump told Sean Hannity, “I was [Obama’s] biggest cheerleader.” -Erick Erickson[/tweetthis]

[tweetthis]Is Trump a liberal? Who knows? He played one for decades. -Mona Charen[/tweetthis]

[tweetthis]Do our principles still matter? A vote for Trump indicates the answer is “No.” -Katie Pavlich[/tweetthis]

Apocalyptic predictions

[tweetthis]A shoot-from-the-hip, bombastic showoff [like Trump] is the last thing we…can afford. -Thomas Sowell[/tweetthis]

[tweetthis][Trump] would lead the country into continual Russian roulette. -Mark Helprin[/tweetthis]

[tweetthis]When you elect a con man [like Trump], there’s no recourse. -Mona Charen[/tweetthis]

[tweetthis]Isn’t the task of conservatives today to stand athwart Trumpism, yelling Stop? -William Kristol[/tweetthis]

[tweetthis]If Trump becomes the nominee, the GOP is sure to lose the 2016 election. -Michael Medved[/tweetthis]

[tweetthis]It will only make things worse if we go Trumpster diving. -R.R. Reno[/tweetthis]

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  1. I have no use for Trump, but these comments seem like the definition of Impotent Rage. And I’m guessing they’ll help him with his core supporters.

  2. Apparently, fascism along with the inability to think beyond one’s own nose are alive and well in the USA. There is no other reasonable explanation for Trump’s continued apparent popularity. Cruz is almost as terrifying, just slightly less loud.

  3. From the relative safety of Australia, the obvious observation is that Trump, whether he gets the GOP nomination or not, has ensured a record-breaking landslide victory for Hillary.

    He is a boer in every possible spelling of the word, and the damage he has done to the Republican brand will take at least a generation to erase, IMHAussieO.