The Mental Gymnastics of the Pro-Trump GOP

rcplogoMay 26, 2016–This week, two leading conservative writers made cases for why queasy Republicans should (or will) suck it up and eventually support Donald Trump. This happened, somewhat hilariously, the same week in which Trump spent approximately 15 minutes mocking various Republicans at a California rally; publicly bashed New Mexico Gov. Susana Martinez, a well-liked rising star in the GOP; and blatantly lied about telling a previous blatant lie about raising $6 million for veterans.

Well, whatever. If poor, bedraggled America has learned any lesson from 2016, it’s that nothing matters, so let’s move on. At the website Townhall.com, Dennis Prager wrote “A Response to My Conservative #NeverTrump Friends,” a column that, to its credit, is kind, calm, and well intentioned. “I just don’t understand how anyone who understands the threat the left and the Democrats pose on America will refuse to vote for the only person who can stop them,” he writes, listing “nine reasons (there are more) why a conservative should prefer a Trump presidency to a Democrat presidency.”

This sounds fair, so let’s go over a few.

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