The Trumpening, followed by The Sulkening
Trump's triumph in Indiana on Tuesday has been followed by a tidal wave of bitter reproaches from #neverTrump fanatics. Now, it's only been 2 days, so I wouldn't write them all off just yet. I've been through bitter spells in politics where I've vowed never to vote again, and it usually tapers off with time. Many people who now declare that they'd rather vote Hillary than Trump may find themselves changing once their traditional enemies, the Democrats, start getting sustained applause from the media for their anti-Republican attacks. It's one thing to want to see an enemy punished, but it's not so satisfying if it comes at the expense of victory for *another* enemy, and that the one you've spent a lifetime wanting to defeat. And then there were the comments, both there and a PJMedia:
But so far, the tone has been one of sulky pettishness. Ace had it on full display on Tuesday night, from his opening post: To his comments in the thread
Well, a lot of the party has chosen a go it alone, we don't need you anyway strategy.
this could be sour grapes, and maybe I'll change my mind, but right now: Those of you who swear you can win the election without people like me -- are invited to do so. I'm done, I'm out. Go with God and good luck.
We told you he was unnacceptable -- stupid, paranoid, crazy, and narcisstic in the extreme. He's scary. You think he's just jake. Fine. But he's YOUR BOY. This shit no longer has anything to do with the rest of us.
i can't surrender as I'm a non-combatant in this war. this is YOUR BOY. You help your boy cross that finish line, Son!
"I hope you keep telling yourself that. It will make it even funnier watching your meltdown in November after your orange messiah gets crushed in a 40-state landslide."
"The Trumpkins can reap what they sowed. "
"Trump groupies: yay our guy won and now everyone is going to rally behind him and his authoritarian greatness. Otherwise you are electing Hillary and ruining the Supreme Court........ Eff you all and enjoy your humiliation."
"Trumpsters, keep pushing our buttons, keep laughing and you'll soon see that many Republicans and conservatives will NOT vote for Dear Leader. November is coming and you are the only fools to blame for the impending defeat."
"Let's talk in october, when Mr. Cheetoface is down 35 points and you beg conservatives like us to support Trump. Let's see your reaction then. BTW, I'm not stabbing your candidate in the back, I'm stabbing him in the face. You own him, you live with him."
"Oh my God, he's... he's... *down 35 points!*"
"Tell us, Ralphie, was it something WE did?"
"It was... TRUMP POISONING!"
"Ohhhhhhhhhh!!!!" (Wails of sorrow and regret) "How could we do it? I'll never forgive myself!"
"Well, I'll manage to get along... somehow."