I used to visit the site a lot, but stopped for various reasons. But not for the abilities of the site’s owner – a remarkably talented writer. And when he goes on a tear, a rant, he’s a lot of fun.
Anyway, Mr Goldstein takes care of business in “a scorching, profane response to the Trump fans spinning conspiracy theories about how their man ended up with so few delegates in Goldstein’s home state.” (quoted from today’s Morning Jolt from Jim Geraghty):
If you are a Trump supporter you learned nothing from this site, nothing from me, nothing from conservatism, nothing from Classical Liberalism, nothing from constitutionalism, nothing from the entrenched establishment dominance over our vote and our lives, nothing about federalism, nothing about a party system, and nothing about morality, ethics, or consistency. You missed every point about the necessity of retaking language and tethering meaning to its source.
Instead, you’ve embraced the most vulgar form of progressive populism and paranoid isolationism. You’ve embraced the very anti-foundationalism and Alinsky tactics that animate and enable the leftist epistemological paradigm, all in the service of a fraud. You have thrown in — whether you like it or not — with people who have repeatedly accused me of being a puppet of the establishment, a “kike,” a “cuck,” and a race traitor, despite my having worked for years to upend the GOP establishment, to fight the scourge of anti-assimilationist multiculturalism and immigration, to expose the fraud of the diversity project and academic leftism dressed up as pragmatism, to expose the political cynicism of racialism, and to detail the mechanisms behind identity politics’ infiltration into our political orthodoxies at the level of established “truths.”
Oh, there’s more…
BTW, I like the term “cuckservative” in general, but one of the unfortunate aspects of its use is that in the hands of those less qualified to wield it, it becomes just another playground taunt when the callers are unable to argue their positions cogently. Much like the “racist” or “islamophobe” is for the Left.