Even the NeverTrumpers are coming around

It’s from Instapundit

IN NATIONAL REVIEW, OF ALL PLACES: This Thanksgiving, Thank Donald Trump:

This Thanksgiving, Americans in general — and free-market conservatives in particular — have plenty for which to be grateful. And much of it would be absent had the White House’s current occupant not become president on November 8, 2016. The day after Donald J. Trump defeated Hillary Clinton, Princeton University economist Paul Krugman called Trump’s victory “the mother of all adverse effects.” He predicted “very probably . . . a global recession, with no end in sight.” • The Dow Jones Industrial Average, NASDAQ, and S&P 500 all hit record highs on Tuesday. The Wilshire 5000 Index calculates that some $3.4 trillion in new wealth has been created since President Trump’s inauguration and $5.4 trillion since his election. Fueled by the reality of deregulation, expectations of lower taxes, and a new tone in Washington that applauds free enterprise rather than excoriate it, the economy is on fire. • Atop the second quarter’s 3.1 percent increase in real GDP, and 3.0 in 3Q, the New York Federal Reserve Bank predicts that 4Q output will expand by 3.8 percent. This far outpaces the feeble average-annual GDP growth rate of 1.5 percent on President Obama’s watch. Meanwhile, the IMF expects global GDP to rise by 3.5 percent this year. So much for a Trump-inspired “global recession.”

Unemployment is at 4.1 percent, a 17-year low. New unemployment claims in September were at their most modest since 1974. Goldman Sachs on November 20 “lowered our unemployment rate forecast to 3.7 percent by end-2018 and 3.5 percent by end-2019.” According to the Wall Street powerhouse’s chief economist Jan Hatzius, “Such a scenario would take the U.S. labor market into territory almost never seen outside of a major wartime mobilization.” . . .

• For every new regulation that Trump has imposed, 16 have been erased.

• The FCC has begun to dismantle Obama’s “Net Neutrality” takeover of the Internet, which functioned marvelously, thank you, before his needless e-power-grab.

• Supreme Court Justice Neil Gorsuch is on the bench, along with 13 constitutionalist lower-court judges. At this stage in Obama’s presidency, the Senate had confirmed just seven of his district- and circuit-court nominees.

Much more at the link, concluding with this: “The Never Trump faction still claims that the president of the United States ‘is no conservative.’ And yet, with rare deviations (such as free trade), he spends nearly every day implementing the conservative agenda. Ideas that center-Right activists have demanded for decades are becoming public policy, one after another — to the pleasant surprise of even some of Donald J. Trump’s most enthusiastic supporters.”

Did I mention this was in National Review, of all places?

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37 Responses to Even the NeverTrumpers are coming around

  1. Aristogeiton

    Bitter haters, RINOs and water-carriers for the establishment. Even Paul Mingebox from Powerline has changed his tune. Too bad nobody gives a fuck what they think anymore.

  2. Baldrick

    It’ll be a cold day in he’ll before TheirABC start reporting actual facts about Fatty Trump.
    They employ John Barron and Chaz because they are NeverTrumpers.

  3. Tim Neilson

    Cue the shining wits* of Catallaxy’s anti-Trump faction any second…

    * That’s what the Reverend William Spooner would call them.

  4. Shy Ted

    Yeah, but he’s no Kevin Rudd.

  5. .

    The whole 20% corporate tax thing is globally significant. Let’s not forget that if he pulls it off.

    I dunno. The New Daily told me that Trump is a bad man because he disrespected a Turkey.

  6. Tel

    I predict that Mitch McConnell will learn to deeply regret challenging Bannon.

  7. Art Vandelay

    Yeah, but he’s no Kevin Rudd.

    Or Malcolm Potentially Great™ Turnbull.

  8. Bruce of Newcastle

    “The Never Trump faction still claims that the president of the United States ‘is no conservative.’

    RINOs think they are conservatives. I don’t know what they think Tea Partiers are. Aliens from another planet maybe.

    That’s the problem here. The Liberal Party grandees think they are flying the flag of conservatism when their actual agenda, policies and platform are green-left. The Fabians thirty years ago would be happy with the Libs’ ideology now.

  9. Chris

    What’s this Steve, the Bloggers’ Full Metal Jacket Reach-Around? Glenn linked you , so to help him out you linked back?

  10. rickw

    The USA has neatly executed a bold U turn, Australia on the other hand wanks on towards Venestralia.

  11. egg_

    It’ll be a cold day in he’ll before TheirABC start reporting actual facts about Fatty Trump.
    They employ John Barron and Chaz because they are NeverTrumpers.

    ‘Planet America’ is Aunty’s Trump666 weekly half-hour from the parallel Clown Universe.

  12. egg_

    Soyboy Adam Hills has a Trump666 voodoo doll FFS.
    He needs therapy.

  13. MPH

    .
    #2564777, posted on November 24, 2017 at 5:14 pm
    I dunno. The New Daily told me that Trump is a bad man because he disrespected a Turkey.

    Hillary deserves everything she gets.

  14. egg_

    The USA has neatly executed a bold U turn, Australia on the other hand wanks on towards Venestralia.

    We’re headed for a cliff, but we’ve got our shiny new Musk safety vests on.

  15. .

    ‘Planet America’ is Aunty’s Trump666 weekly half-hour from the parallel Clown Universe.

    It is bigoted garbage, really.

  16. Aristogeiton

    Art Vandelay
    #2564817, posted on November 24, 2017 at 5:48 pm
    Yeah, but he’s no Kevin Rudd.

    Or Malcolm Potentially Great™ Turnbull.

    Underrated.

  17. Roger

    For every new regulation that Trump has imposed, 16 have been erased.

    Are you paying attention, Australian Liberal politicians?

    Or are you too arrogant to learn from Trump?

  18. Rev. Archibald

    The political pendulum has been swinging back to conservatism for s while now due to progressive overreach.
    We could have had our conservative revival here in Australia too.
    But the broad church knucklehead Liberals fucked it up and now the surge will sweep left again.
    Unutterable wankers

  19. v_maet

    I literally had some moron claim the economy was booming because of Obama’s 8 years of good economic management and that none of the benefits since trump was elected could be attributed to him….

  20. marcus classis

    If Trump pulls off simplification of the US Tax Code the impact on the US left (the RINO included in there) will be shattering. The support base of the US elitist left is their power to transfer costs from themselves to others, braking that will not only demoralise them, it might just force them to pay tax through elimination of their carefully constructed tax loopholes.

    Add to that a 20% corporate rate – why on Earth would you invest in coal or natural gas in Australia or anywhere else?

  21. jupes

    I predict that Mitch McConnell will learn to deeply regret challenging Bannon.

    I hope you are right Tel.

  22. sdfc

    Unemployment is at 4.1 percent, a 17-year low.

    Hang on. Didn’t Trumpy say the labour market numbers were bullshit?

  23. Makka

    I literally had some moron claim the economy was booming because of Obama’s 8 years of good economic management and that none of the benefits since trump was elected could be attributed to him….

    sdfc?

  24. JC

    sdfc
    #2564975, posted on November 24, 2017 at 8:44 pm

    Unemployment is at 4.1 percent, a 17-year low.

    Hang on. Didn’t Trumpy say the labour market numbers were bullshit?

    Which, by definition means you accept the employment numbers and therefore by extension believe Trump is responsible. Great work, SDFC.

  25. Empire GTHO Phase III

    Hang on. Didn’t Trumpy say the labour market numbers were bullshit?

    Which, by definition means you accept the employment numbers and therefore by extension believe Trump is responsible. Great work, SDFC.

    It’s Friday, so I understand sdfc is inebriated, but I read the comment and thought to myself “why would he feed his dick through the insinkerator?”.

  26. Fisky

    “The Never Trump faction still claims that the president of the United States ‘is no conservative.’ And yet, with rare deviations (such as free trade), he spends nearly every day implementing the conservative agenda

    But his tone, his tone!!! *clutches pearls*

  27. Neo Bauhaus

    Roger replaces PM. T

  28. Norman Church

    The economic data are all very well in practice but they will never work in theory.

  29. sdfc

    Which, by definition means you accept the employment numbers and therefore by extension believe Trump is responsible.

    There’s been no Trump bump in payrolls growth. Trump thought the employment numbers were good before he was elected, it’s why he said they were fake.

  30. entropy

    Well they probably are. By their own metric, as the method hasn’t changed, they are better whatever it is they are measuring.

  31. christinalin

    how does high local taxes/artificial high living/operating costs created to support illegals/bribe spoiled gov employees to brainwash children=first order storm troopers while Mexico be cheaper then normal for globalists to outsource to benefit average person?daca exploit=demand>supply=bad for consumer

    trump goal=combat against high inflation/operating while protect clean air/water. return variety of new video games/cartoons/menu items with less cut corners. raise wage by lower high inflation=enforce immigration law/tax reform

    dem party enable Mexico to interfere in USA elections by flood USA with 2nd/3rd world. medical giants want to dilute services/raise cost to abuse subsides. 300k salary Governor brown/laraza wants to bribe foreign voters using average citizen be milked for cash. mccain/dnc wants to sabotage tax reform like they did with obamacare.they exempt themselves

  32. Marcus;

    Add to that a 20% corporate rate – why on Earth would you invest in coal or natural gas in Australia or anywhere else?

    I bet Adani are whipping themselves that they ever invested in Australian, and not the US. Especially when the investment would have been in O’bamas early years and his environmental damage was becoming apparent in the workplace.

  33. christinalin

    Are you our old mate Fred Lenin?
    At least he makes sense when you run his message through the Cat Gibberish Translater.

  34. Cynic of Ayr

    MPH

    #2564777, posted on November 24, 2017 at 5:14 pm
    I dunno. The New Daily told me that Trump is a bad man because he disrespected a Turkey.

    Hillary deserves everything she gets.

    Great Stuff! Fantastic! Good one! What a larf!
    MPH for President!

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