The Harvard Republican Club came out against Donald Trump this week, making this the first time in 128 years the college organization has refused to support the Republican presidential nominee.
“Donald Trump holds views that are antithetical to our values not only as Republicans, but as Americans,” the club wrote on their Facebook page. “The rhetoric he espouses – from racist slander to misogynistic taunts – is not consistent with our conservative principles, and his repeated mocking of the disabled and belittling of the sacrifices made by prisoners of war, Gold Star families, and Purple Heart recipients is not only bad politics, but absurdly cruel.”
Lordy, you wouldn’t think these high-minded Harvard conservatives would spend their days zoning out in front of the liberal media, but it just goes to show you how omnipresent and invasive the establishment’s anti-Trump narrative really is.
This litany of Trump complaints looks like it could have come straight from the pages of the Huffington Post. Racist slander? Not in evidence. Misogynistic taunts? He’s hurled some attacks at specific women, but only a liberal would regard those attacks as commentary on an entire gender. Are these really Republicans, or are they just Republicans by Harvard standards?
“He isn’t eschewing political correctness,” the club tells us. “He is eschewing basic human decency.”
Oh, go cry in your porridge.
These Republicans, much like the oh-so-principled conservatives who write for outlets like The Blaze and RedState, are showing themselves to be some of the most easily-offended people in the country. And that’s really saying something. Trump’s affinity for the occasional sharp jab and the occasional off-color joke has blinded these idiots to the reality of 2016 America. Did these people grow up in a bubble where none of their friends ever said anything controversial or impolite?
“Millions of people across the country are feeling despondent,” they write. “Their hours have been cut, wages slashed, jobs even shipped overseas. But Donald Trump doesn’t have a plan to fix that.”
Oh? And who does? Hillary Clinton?
These Ivy League snobs don’t know the first thing about how “millions of people” in America are feeling. Most of these kids have never earned an hourly wage in their life, and they don’t know anyone who has. To them, these are just words. No matter who gets elected – Clinton, Trump, Harambe the Gorilla – their lives will be just fine. They don’t have a personal stake in this election.
But for the “millions of people” they claim to sympathize with, this election isn’t an exercise in rhetoric. It’s a chance to actually put the brakes on this country’s terrifying slide into socialism, throw the cronies out of Washington, and recapture the spirit of American exceptionalism before it’s too late.