The cowardly spectacle of the anti-anti-Trump movement

It's time to choose between forthrightly supporting or opposing Trump

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There is a rising anti-anti-Trumpism on the right. And it is a sad and cowardly spectacle to behold.

Such politics of negation are nothing new in America. The classic case is the anti-anti-communism espoused by some liberals during and after the McCarthy era. Yes, the Soviet Union was a menace, these liberals maintained, but even worse, perhaps, were Americans who were too zealous in their anti-communism. Hence the need to focus on the danger these anti-communists posed to liberal democratic government.

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