National Review, a once-venerable conservative publication, has officially gone off the rails entirely, publishing an article calling a “prostitute” for endorsing billionaire Donald Trump for the GOP presidential nomination.
That abominable attack on perhaps the most revered conservative in the U.S. Senate ran in a National Review piece arguing that anyone who endorses Trump is a “rat” that is “scurrying” and is also a “sellout.”
“The Rats Are Scurrying: Republican Officeholders Who Endorse Trump Are Sellouts,” reads the headline of the article.
The piece, from Ian Tuttle, opens with the argument that Trump is exploiting a phony perception of a failed Republican Party to win the nomination. Tuttle writes:
The arch-villain in Donald Trump’s storybook account of American politics is the Republican party. The malign forces of progressivism may have been on the march for the past several years. Sen. Harry Reid (D-NV) and Rep. Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) have been hovering like Nazgûls over the bucolic expanses of middle America. Barack Obama has wielded vengefully the One Pen to Rule Them All. But it’s Republicans who are the real problem. The Grand Old Party has aided and abetted the country’s leftward lurch, proving themselves quislings and cowards all the way down, from John Boehner to Sen. John McCain (R-AZ).
Tuttle even attacks Breitbart News for daring to question the abject failures of GOP leaders including former House Speaker John Boehner and Sen. John McCain (R-AZ). “Breitbart.com hath surveyed the nation, and, lo, there was not a conservative to be found among them!” Tuttle wrote.