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Never Trump Republican Bill Kristol Comes Out of the ‘Political Closet’ and Declares He’s Now a Democrat

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When Bill Kristol swore he would never vote for President Donald Trump, he meant it. The longtime conservative commentator took to Facebook today to admit that he is a Democrat—for now.

In a tweet, the former editor-at-large of the now-defunct Weekly Standard, declared: “Not presumably forever; not perhaps for a day after Nov. 3, 2020; not on every issue or in every way until then. But for the time being one has to say: We are all Democrats now.”

In his tweet, Kristol appeared to be reacting to the Senate’s 51-49 vote to not call additional witnesses in Trump’s impeachment trial. As the Daily Caller noted, two Republicans, Sen. Susan Collins (Maine) and Sen. Mitt Romney (Utah), crossed party lines and voted with Democrats who were attempting to have former national security advisor John Bolton testify against the president.

The longtime #NeverTrump critic’s tweet was blasted by conservative Trump supporters on Twitter. Among them was the DailyWire’s Josh Hammer who said the declaration was “The tweet in which I finally unfollowed Bill Kristol.” Meanwhile, conservative commentator Todd Starnes joked that Kristol had “finally came out of the political closet.”

Ilya Shapiro, director of the Robert A. Levy Center for Constitutional Studies, noted that Kristol’s tweet amounted to an abandonment of the policies he claimed to care about.

“I mean, sure, if you don’t care about policy and just want to virtue-signal. They’ll never love you—and they’ll never respect you either,” Shapiro said.

‘Not me’

Kristol’s colleague, Bulwark editor Charlie Sykes, who is also highly critical of Trump, distanced himself from his friend’s comments.

“Not me,” he replied to Kristol on Twitter. “Self-identify as independent political orphan and contrarian conservative.”

Another prominent conservative writer who took issue with Kristol’s tweet was National Review’s Alexandria DeSanctis who quote tweeted “No, one really doesn’t.”

Columnist Kimberly Ross tweeted: “Not even close. I’ve been an independent conservative since before the 2016 election and take plenty of issue with Trump and any uncritical supporters, but am no more sympathetic to the Democratic cause than I was before. This ‘Democrat by default’ mindset is sheer nonsense.”

Last year, Kristol announced his support for the longshot candidacy of former Rep. Joe Walsh (R-Ill.) who is taking on Trump in the 2020 GOP primary.

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13 Comments

13 Comments

  1. Bob Buckland

    February 2, 2020 at 11:14 pm

    Yep, “Raise those taxes and kill them babies!” Is your hate really that strong?

  2. Bobby P

    February 2, 2020 at 11:24 pm

    Kristol is an Obtuse Cretinous Non Compos Mentis Nefarious Varlet & Blaggard !

  3. Michael Blanton

    February 3, 2020 at 12:06 am

    Hard to believe he has drunk the liberal kool aid and went left…good riddance ..

  4. Mauro Di Fiore

    February 3, 2020 at 12:17 am

    Nothing lost here. He’s always been on the wrong side. Good riddance.

  5. Evangeline

    February 3, 2020 at 12:24 am

    “We are all Democrats now”? Speak for yourself traitor! Good riddance to you!

  6. chris

    February 3, 2020 at 12:26 am

    Bound to be best mates with Romney??

  7. Richard

    February 3, 2020 at 1:08 am

    Will he now come out, too, about his sexuality?

    • William conley

      February 3, 2020 at 4:24 am

      I mean why take anything this moron says seriously he endorsed Joe Walsh. He would have a better shot endorsing a snowball in hell to not melt.

  8. Larry

    February 3, 2020 at 2:00 am

    Never Trump R are proving they are not really conservatives if they are against what the president has accomplished. They obviously cannot be trusted, nor should they.

  9. Jg

    February 3, 2020 at 3:58 am

    Good riddance to a hypocritical p.o.s.

  10. Ulla

    February 3, 2020 at 4:33 am

    Who cares about what an old has been editor says or feels like saying, just because he “does not like our President”?? I doubt very much that it will cause anybody to have any sleepless nights….
    I may NOT be a “true Trumpster”, but I at least can see what is right and what is wrong…..
    Personally I could NEVER support anybody, who will kill babies all the way up to it is time for them to be born, and then actually go beyond that. Neither do I want my tax-dollars to be doled out to people, who should NOT be here to begin with or those who are too lazy to try to work for a living……so if that makes one a conservative or a republican, then I guess I’m one, but that still does NOT manr me a “Trumpster”, since it says NOTHING about whether I agree with our Chief 100%, which I do NOT, but then again we all have our quirks, and can’t always agree on everything, which is to reason why we have such a thing as COMPROMISES……….Learn to live and deal with it…….

  11. Nancy

    February 3, 2020 at 2:32 pm

    As far as I know, there has been NO perfect man as President of the United States. Therefore, I can support a President without hating him. I didn’t particularly like Clinton or Obama, but I didn’t hate them to the point where I’d change parties just for an emotional display. Ultimately, I don’t care which party Bill Kristol supports, but I am surprised at his ignorance toward the things President Trump has accomplished that are for the good of the people. Is he really a socialist? Could he be that ignorant of the problems that come with Socialism/Communism? Letting hate consume you is so bad.

  12. Jan

    February 3, 2020 at 7:06 pm

    You haven’t changed, Bill…you’ve always had socialist leanings…..so we really won’t miss you at all…nor your rag…

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