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Max Boot Sad After Liberals He Tried to Impress Reject Him

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One of the most flamboyant and out-of-touch pundits to leave the Republican party over the election of President Donald J. Trump has been rejected by the party he tried to impress with his Never-Trumpism, and he took to Twitter to whine about it.

“I wrote: ‘No matter how strongly I come out against Trump… it is never enough for the most doctrinaire leftists who seem to think that no step short, perhaps, of ritual suicide will atone for my ‘war crimes.’ Exhibit A. Intolerance & self righteousness isn’t a good look,” said Max Boot about a piece by The Intercept.

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The Intercept is a leftist publication that ran a piece encouraging its readers to reject Boot, a Bush-era establishment Republican, for his interventionist foreign policy positions.

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It’s easy to understand why a penitent like Boot appeals to liberals and other members of the Trump resistance. He ratifies their sense of having been correct from the start, and his confession is enunciated in perfect sound bites, with just the right dose of abasement. Boot is an irresistible spectacle — the sinner with tears running down his cheeks dropping to his knees at the altar of all that is good, proclaiming that he has seen the light and wants to join the army of righteousness. But here’s the thing: Boot is only half-apologizing. And because he’s been wrong so many times and with so many ill consequences, he should be provided with nothing more than a polite handshake as he’s led out of the sanctuary of politics, forever.

Now Boot is upset that the leftists he worked so hard to impress have rejected him, as have the members of the new GOP, led by the wildly successful Trump administration, who despise foreign intervention and useless wars as much as the Democrats of the Bush era.

There is a critical lesson to be learned from Boot’s mistake. Never capitulate to the Democrats. They will never accept you into their pseudo-intellectual club of coastal elites. And who wants to be part of that club anyway?

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Neocon David Frum: Trump one of the “Fattest Presidents Ever”

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Neoconservative pundit and former Bush administration Iraq War architect David Frum made himself a target of mockery for a personal attack on President Trump’s physical fitness.

Frum claimed on CNN Sunday that “Donald Trump was the oldest president ever, one of the fattest presidents ever, the least physically capable president since Franklin Delano Roosevelt was in a wheelchair.”

The personal attack devolved into hyperbole when Frum claimed Trump “can’t pick up a ball, never mind throw it.

Trump’s latest medical physical revealed him to be overweight, but claims that he’s the fattest President in history are categorically incorrect. William Taft had the highest BMI (body mass index) of any U.S President, famously being rumored for becoming trapped in a White House bathtub. Analysis of various Presidents shows that Trump’s BMI is generally on par with Presidents Teddy Roosevelt and Zachary Taylor.

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In any case, it’s probably not the most newsworthy of stories that a 73-year old man who works constantly is overweight. Trump’s medical documents have consistently painted a picture of a President in good health.

Frum tried to revise his own remarks in a tweet after being mocked on the schoolyard bullying, claiming that it was only fair to talk about Trump’s weight when conservative commentators questioned Hillary Clinton’s health in the 2016 election.

But there’s little to no comparison between Trump’s weight and Hillary’s health concerns. The former Secretary of State was often befit with wheezing fits and had to leave campaign events early appearing extremely disoriented during the 2016 campaign.

The deposed class of neoconservative pundits such as Frum fancies themselves “principled” commentators, yet a mere scratch on the surface shows them to be no more shallow than the most vacuous of smug cultural liberals.

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