Sunday, January 24, 2016

Alphabetical list of 22 people who wrote in opposition to Donald Trump in National Review and some of their affiliations

1/22/16, "National Review just handed Donald Trump the Election," Republican Newswatch, by Doug Ibendahl, "a Chicago Attorney and a former General Counsel of the Illinois Republican Party."

"So clueless is the Gang of 22 they can’t even see how they’ve stumbled right into the narrative Trump’s been communicating so successfully for months....Many of the Gang of 22 have been hanging around and chattering for decades, and some are active cogs in the Conservative Entertainment Complex, deriving their income by pandering to conservative anger while offering no real solutions."...


Alphabetical list of 22 people who wrote in opposition to Donald Trump in National Review includes mention of following affiliations:

Radio hosts: 4
Editors: 6
Media company publishers/owners: 3
Celebrated novelist: 1
Best selling author: 1
Author: 1  
"Senior Fellows" at policy centers or institutions: 2
Fox News contributor or regular guest: 2
President of Club for Growth: 1
Declines to state any affiliations except Reagan administration: 1 (Ed Meese)
Nationally syndicated columnist: 1
Served in Bush 2 admin. and has advised Jeb Bush: 1

1/21/2016, "Conservatives Against Trump," by National Review

1. Glenn Beck

"Glenn Beck is a nationally syndicated radio host, the founder of TheBlaze, and a best-selling author."

2. David Boaz

"David Boaz is the executive vice president of the Cato Institute and the author of The Libertarian Mind."

3. L. Brent Bozell III

"L. Brent Bozell III is the chairman of ForAmerica and the president of the Media Research Center. He has endorsed Ted Cruz for president."

4. Mona Charen

"Mona Charen is a senior fellow at the Ethics and Public Policy Center."

5. Ben Domenech

"Ben Domenech is the publisher of the Federalist."

6. Erick Erickson

"Erick Erickson is the editor of The Resurgent and an Atlanta-based talk-radio host."

7. Steven F. Hayward

"Steven F. Hayward is the Ronald Reagan Distinguished Visiting Professor at Pepperdine University."
8. Mark Helprin
"Mark Helprin is a celebrated novelist. Among his best-known works are Winter’s Tale and A Soldier of the Great War."

9. William Kristol

"William Kristol is the editor of The Weekly Standard."
10. Yuval Levin
"Yuval Levin, a contributing editor of National Review, is the editor of National Affairs." 
11. Dana Loesch

"Dana Loesch is the host of a nationally syndicated radio program and of Dana on TheBlaze. She also appears regularly on Fox News. Her second Book, Flyover Nation, will be published this spring." 
12. Andrew C. McCarthy

"Andrew C. McCarthy, a contributing editor of National Review, is a former chief assistant U.S. attorney who prosecuted terrorism cases."

13. David McIntosh

"David McIntosh is the president of The Club for Growth."

14. Michael Medved

"Michael Medved hosts a daily radio talk show heard on more than 300 stations across the country."

15. Edwin Meese III

"Edwin Meese III served in Ronald Reagan’s gubernatorial and presidential administrations. These views are his own and do not necessarily reflect those of any organization with which he is affiliated."
16. Russell Moore
"Russell Moore is the president of the Ethics and Religious Liberty Commission of the Southern Baptist Convention and the author of Onward: Engaging the Culture without Losing the Gospel."
17. Michael B. Mukasey
"Michael B. Mukasey served as U.S. attorney general from 2007 to 2009 and as a U.S. district judge from 1988 to 2006. He has advised the Job Bush campaign on national-security issues." 

18. Katie Pavlich
"Katie Pavlich is the editor of Townhall and a best-selling author.​"

19. John Podhoretz

"John Podhoretz is the editor of Commentary."
20. R. R. Reno

"R. R. Reno is the editor of First Things."
From Reno's remarks: "This is the most important political and social earthquake since World War II. The conservative movement’s leadership isn’t up to the challenge, and a good number of voters are willing to gamble on Trump’s bluster."... 
[Comment: Reno makes the case for the embarrassment of this group. He agrees things are really bad. Many of these 22 people have stood by for decades and watched American suffering that could only lead to an "earthquake." Many have had access to microphones and mass media, could easily have devoted themselves entirely to the most urgent topic: the theft of our country and how to stop it. But they didn't. Reno even says Trump supporters are right: "They suspect, rightly, that the Chamber of Commerce will sell them down the river if it adds to the bottom line." He freely acknowledges that nothing stands between lobbyists and the American people.] 

21. Thomas Sowell

22. Cal Thomas
"Cal Thomas is a nationally syndicated USA Today columnist and a Fox News contributor."


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