The main curtain closed on impeachment theater yesterday (Act 2 Scene 2) but not before someone from the former Trump Administration “announced” they never want to be president. Never.
Doing a passable impression of a Never-Trumper in training, just moments before that curtain closed, Haley said, “We need to acknowledge he let us down. He went down a path he shouldn’t have, and we shouldn’t have followed him, and we shouldn’t have listened to him. And we can’t let that ever happen again.”
Haley, a former governor, was an excellent UN ambassador for Trump and widely considered a potential future presidential candidate. Not so much, not now.
Haley threw in with Romney the Senate Seven, the Lincoln Project.
“[W]e shouldn’t have followed him, and we shouldn’t have listened to him. And we can’t let that ever happen again.”
There is prevailing wisdom (regarding public figures) in times like these. That the individual in question believes pandering to the press (and the political class) is more important to their future than pandering to the American people.
In that context, Haley has not abandoned Trump as much as the things that got him elected.
[M]illions of people who are not part of the ruling class, who hadn’t voted in years out of utter disgust, stepped out of the shadows to send a message to the political class (by voting for Trump).
Ever since then, the political class has done everything in their power to piss those people off, even the Republicans in office because of them.
Those in the bubble, like the weirdoes at the Obama thing, would rule us but know nothing about us. They have nothing in common with us. Our reward for having different ideas or different priorities is to be called names and told we have no right to the views or the words we would choose to express them.
Those things are not gone, and based on the opening weeks of the Obiden Administration, the next few years will bring them into stark contrast. A people whom Angello Codeviall noted, “have less in common culturally, dislike each other more, and embody ways of life more different from one another than did the 19th century’s Northerners and Southerners.”
Haley has thrown in with the other side thinking the admiring glow of press lights will somehow elevate her. As Don Surber notes, “How cute. She thinks this will endear her to the press. That will never happen. They hate her and want her to die.”
She has become another useful idiot, like the Lincoln Project, a parade of clowns looking for crumbs from the ruling class table. When in Rome, I suppose, but at what price?
The Left will never embrace Haley, a lesson Jennifer Horn is soon destined to learn. Nikki has added her fire to the largest bridge on the right, perhaps thinking as many ruling class snobs do, that Trump built it and they can take it down with him. He didn’t. It was already there. He just had the sense to cross it.
This leaves her on an island with people who hate her and most Americans. That want to record her self-destruction and little else.
And they are smiling.
She was a potential threat to their ruling class hegemony, but she is alienating half of America. The half that remembers low unemployment, rising wages, increased economic mobility, lower food and energy costs, and a sense that America was unique not just to them but because of them.
A way of life, thinking, and living that Biden and Democrats belittle with rhetoric and policies that will create increasing contrast to the prosperity under Trump.
People are going to notice. People are going to remember.