No tears for Weekly Stan­dard

The Washington Times Daily - - EDITORIAL -

I ap­plaud the demise of the “con­ser­va­tive” po­lit­i­cal mag­a­zine The Weekly Stan­dard (“Weekly Stan­dard on the brink: ‘I don’t ex­pect it to ex­ist’ in 2019, re­port says,” Web, Dec. 4). The folks who man­age the mag­a­zine have for years stood in the way of cre­at­ing bet­ter lives and cir­cum­stances for all Amer­i­cans and have been most vo­cal since Pres­i­dent Trump was elected.

The pub­li­ca­tion has been a trum­pet for the elit­ist left and right, those es­tab­lish­ment po­lit­i­cal poltroons who crave power and seek control over all else. For all of their self­im­por­tance and delu­sional sense of vastly su­pe­rior in­tel­li­gence com­pared to us nor­mal cit­i­zens, those at the mag­a­zine don’t seem to have the com­mon sense that God gave a billy goat — and are pay­ing the price for their own ar­ro­gance by fad­ing into ir­rel­e­vance. His­tory is lit­tered with self-ador­ing politi­cians and pub­lish­ers who have made the mis­take of be­liev­ing their own press, but the fail­ures con­tinue un­abated.

Re­mem­ber, these are the “con­ser­va­tives” who have op­posed Mr. Trump on a daily ba­sis along with the pro­gres­sive left, and want to undo ev­ery­thing that the pres­i­dent has at­tempted to do to make the lives of Amer­i­cans bet­ter and safer. Does any­one else want to know why they would want to make our lives worse? I can un­der­stand so­cial­ists like Barack Obama who wish to turn Amer­ica into a new USSR, but why would a man like Bill Kris­tol, who laugh­ably con­sid­ers him­self to be not only a con­ser­va­tive, but an “in­tel­lec­tual,” want to do this?

While The Weekly Stan­dard as­sumes room tem­per­a­ture, there are ru­mors float­ing around Wash­ing­ton that Mr. Kris­tol is think­ing about a run for the pres­i­dency. How bril­liant. Mr. Kris­tol can then do to Amer­ica what he did to The Weekly Stan­dard. Just what we need.

JEF­FREY H. DISSELL Gainesville, Fla.

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