Earlier this weekend, Robert Stacy McCain, of the once great conservative blog The Other McCain woke up and decided it would be a good idea to shitcan his blog forever and make it just another anti-Trump blog working in the humble service of the Hillary Clinton campaign. He’d kinda started out that way earlier this year, but he redeemed himself by endorsing Trump at some point during the summer.
Apparently, that never took root at all with his co-writers and not very well with Stacy, because he regressed a few days ago by declaring that the “pussygate” scandal would be unrecoverable for Trump, and that his defeat was assured.
This was a brilliant move coming 30 days from the election, with 2 whole debates yet to go. As luck would have it, Trump performed so well during the first of those debates tonight that virtually everyone in the pundit class declared him victorious and back in the running, with “Pussygate” firmly in the rear view mirror.
So, will Stacy the Wise double back yet again, now that fortune has smiled on Trump? Not likely. He chose, instead, to double down on his prediction of imminent Trump defeat earlier today, retreating into an “I will be vindicated” bunker mentality. Further, he chose to stay out of the explosive meltdown in his comment section, letting his minions aggressively ban regulars and new voices alike if they dared disagree with Stacy’s assessment of Trump’s chances. This happened even to friendly voices whose blogs appeared on Stacy’s blogroll, like Stogie, proprietor of the SaberPoint blog.
Such bravery from Stacy! He stayed completely aloof from the fray, leaving his comments for a follow-up post in which he largely insulted his readers and lectured them on the folly of arguing with idiots. So cool! He enjoys spending most of his time beating down unfortunate mentally retarded 3rd Wave Feminazis, but he doesn’t wish to dirty his hands by defending his errors against his own friends who naturally want to talk him down from the precipice.
It’s a very common tale, unfortunately. No, I don’t think Stacy and his minions are hopeless. Perhaps they’ll come around to the reality that, as conservatives, we are all obligated to encourage our friends and readers to vote for Trump and not mercilessly lead them into unproductive, hopeless despair.
That part’s not really arguable at this point, no matter what gargantuan IQ some think they have. It’s still a quasi-free country, so they can do whatever they want with their blogs. But if you decide you can’t help yourself, and you really feel the need to aid and abet the enemy, you should handle the criticism a little better than Stacy. Because you’re going to get some criticism. And you may deserve it, Hotshot. Even from your friends. Especially from your friends.