Has Evan McMullin Revealed Himself the Biggest Fraud in American Politics?

With his "endorsement" of uber-left Beto, McMullin has nudged ahead of WashPo blogger Jennifer Rubin for the title.

In a way, former independent “conservative” candidate for president Evan McMullin deserves credit for pulling off one of the sickest scams in recent American political history. McMullin exploited the desperation of a significant portion of conservatives who were unable to support a man with the character issues of Donald Trump for the presidency. Little did they all know that by supporting McMullin in his stead, they were casting a vote with someone unscrupulous enough to pose as a conservative simply to advance his own personal brand.

They know now.

Since the election, McMullin has been engaged in a stiff competition with Washington Post writer Jennifer Rubin for the title of “America’s Most Absurdly Non-Conservative Figure Posing as a Conservative.”

No question that Rubin has had some doozies of her own, from calling for Sarah Huckabee Sanders to be publicly harassed for the rest of her life and suggesting that anyone who continues to identify as a Republican is a racist.

But McMullin isn’t going to take the silver medal to Rubin’s gold without a fight. And this last week he delivered a power-packed performance that demonstrates he’s willing to go to the mat against anyone who would accuse him of actually having principles. Quote-tweeting the perilously left-wing Texas lawmaker Beto O’Rourke, McMullin shared his endorsement:

> “Some say that messages of unity don’t sell in times of polarization and tribalism like ours, but Beto is proving otherwise. There is, in fact, tremendous hunger in America for leaders who unite, not divide, and who call on us to put country before party.”

If you’re trying to prove yourself a complete and total fraud for ever having sold your candidacy as one of principled conservatism, this is pure gold. Beto is rabidly pro-abortion, in favor of socialized medicine, and about every other destructive progressive policy position imaginable. Don’t take it from me; here’s NPR’s report on Beto:

> “On issues like universal health care, an assault weapons ban, abortion rights and a higher minimum wage, O'Rourke has staked out progressive positions. The Democrat even raised the specter of impeachment after President Trump's Helsinki press conference with Vladimir Putin.”

McMullin’s self-assigned tagline has been “country before party.” That’s a fine motto, but if one is a true conservative – as McMullin raised a lot of money for himself asserting – then one would never suggest that progressive, even socialist, policies are good for the country.

Another way of saying that is that no one who thinks Beto O’Rourke and his vision for the country is good for America can rightly or reasonably consider themselves a conservative.

It’s fair to say that the vast majority of conservatives who cast their vote for McMullin in 2016 don’t regret the choice to deny their vote to Donald Trump. But there’s simply no questioning that they massively regret the choice to offer it to Evan McMullin.

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heimdall
heimdall

as things stand now any democrat is to be presumed statist any republican presume waffler erratic is better than consistently wrong it is often needed to vote for bad to prevent horrible [thus trump who is doing better than expected]]

i have voted FOR two people

Reagan the second time he ran

first time was a vote AGAINST mr peanut other person was county dog catcher [yes, really] last round was vote AGAINST witch of benghazi

think i might get to vote for again in 2020

If you are part of a society that votes, then do so. There may be no candidates and no measures you want to vote for...but there are certain to be ones you want to vote against. In case of doubt, vote against. By this rule you will rarely go wrong. If this is too blind for your taste, consult some well-meaning fool (there is always one around) and ask his advice. Then vote the other way. This enables you to be a good citizen (if such is your wish) without spending the enormous amount of time on it that truly intelligent exercise of franchise requires.

from the Notebooks of Lazarus Long

AmericaFirst
AmericaFirst

If Mullen truly thinks Trump is a traitor to this country, than no matter how conservative you are if you truly put country ahead of party you could not vote for the traitor's political party. I know that's shocking to people who think democrats are the real traitors.

monster
monster

I am one of those suckers. I feel so ashamed.

Robert  Moore
Robert Moore

Republicans are for "socialized medicine" too:

Trump: "The Democrats want to raid Medicare to pay for socialism"

And then there's the record deficit the Republicans just passed. This whole "socialism" thing is just mindless name-calling.

Beto is pro-choice, that's true. Is being pro-choice now a deal-breaker for being conservative? It didn't back in my day. If so, somebody should tell Collins and Murkowski to switch parties. A new Senate Majority Leader would be interesting.

McMullin understands what many of us realistic former-Republican voting citizens understand: that a vote for any Republican in November is a vote for Trump.