The Anti-Trump Right's Sad Quest for Respectability

Today I received a fundraising letter from conservative comic writer P.J. O'Rourke.  On the envelope, above a caricature of O'Rourke, is one of his more celebrated quotes: "Giving money and power to government is like giving whiskey and car keys to teenage boys."  Ha, ha. The last I heard from O'Rourke was in May, when he proudly declared, "I endorse Hillary Clinton for president."  He added, "Better the devil you know than the Lord of the Flies on his own 757.  Flying to and fro in the earth, with gold-plated seatbelt buckles, talking nativist, isolationist, mercantilist, bigoted, rude and vulgar crap." I opened the envelope today to discover who on the right would use a Hillary endorser to raise funds.  It was the Cato Institute, a D.C.-based think-tank "dedicated to the principles of individual liberty, limited government, free markets and peace."  Which of these principles, I wondered, would a...(Read Full Article)

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