Sohrab “Against Frenchism” Ahmari and Matthew Schmitz have a piece at the New York Post titled: Never Trump conservatives are complicit with Team Biden’s moral outrages and norm-breaking:
Again, judging by the standard they themselves set during the Trump era, the Never Trumpers are enablers of the Biden presidency. By their own lights, they must share in the guilt of every bad act committed by Biden and his administration.
Start with “norms.” One of Never Trump’s most common complaints was that Trump broke the norms associated with his office, thus imperiling the republic. It’s true that Trump did some uncouth things like getting into Twitter spats with random citizens. Yet counter to the dark warnings, Trump didn’t change our political structure. Compare that with Biden and the newly empowered Democrats, who are pushing to create two new states, end the filibuster and pack the Supreme Court.
Will Never Trump be held accountable for these attacks on settled norms?
Apparently I dreamed the bit about Trump trying to steal the election and inciting an insurrection. Turns out the worst thing he did was get into Twitter spats.
The notion that someone who voted for a candidate “owns” every bad thing that candidate does (or every bad thing some of supporters propose, which is even further afield) is stupid. If you are a Trump supporter and you think I “own” the bad stuff Biden is doing — like racial demagoguery over the Georgia law, an irresponsible lack of preparedness at the border, or frighteningly huge spending proposals — then great. By that logic, you own an attempt to steal an election, the death of cops at the Capitol, an endless stream of financial chicanery and exploitation, and about 10,000 other Really Bad Things I have been discussing here for five years.
It’s a dumb argument and a dumb road to go down. But hyperpartisans gonna hyperpartisan.