What do you say to an employee who sabotages every project he undertakes, lies to you about what he can accomplish, begs for forgiveness and just one more chance, then stabs you in the back yet again while actively conniving with your rivals to destroy the organization?

You tell him, “You’re fired!”

That’s what is happening here. The GOP electorate is telling the Washington cartel, “You’re fired.” Bush, Rove, Ryan, McConnell, Boehner, Lott et al. — you don’t have to go home, but you can’t stay here.

How out of touch is the National Review magazine that it cannot understand Donald Trump’s appeal? He’s HR, delivering the “You’re fired!” message to Obama’s fellow travelers in the GOP. Grounds for dismissal: the mis-, mal- and nonfeasance of the Republican In Name Only (RINO) governing class.

Nature abhors a vacuum, and there’s a vacuum at the top of the Republican party — in ethics, courage and commitment to anything except their own perks. And now the RINOs house organ, the National Review — is it a nonprofit, or just plain unprofitable? — demands that the great unwashed put down their pitchforks and follow orders, as in days of yore.

For their fatwah, the NR’s Beautiful People canvassed the exclusive clubs, think tanks and doorman-protected high rises of the 202 and 212 area codes. They beseeched 22 “paralyzing snoremongers,” as Tom Wolfe used to call them, to put down their snifters of brandy long enough to issue a collective “Tut tut!” against this dreadful parvenu, Donald Trump.

After all these months, these cossetted grandees and coupon-clippers still don’t get it. It’s the wall, stupid!

Immigration is the sine qua non for Donald Trump — and Ted Cruz, for that matter — but mostly Trump. The GOP has collaborated with Obama in the fundamental transformation of America. The country is coming apart, and what Cruz calls the Washington cartel and its cheerleaders at NR refuse to even try to slow it down.

Even NR, irrelevant as it has become, dimly recognizes the problem its paymasters on Capitol Hill have created for themselves.

“If responsible men irresponsibly ignore an issue as important as immigration, it will be taken up by the reckless.”

Did it ever occur to NR that acting “irresponsibly” means that you are not, in fact, responsible?

“If they cannot explain their Beltway maneuvers — worse, if their maneuvering is indefensible — they will be rejected by their own voters.”

No need for the future tense, college boys. They have been rejected by their own voters — Bush, Kasich, Christie, Rubio. They’re fired!

“We sympathize with many of the complaints of Trump supporters about the GOP.”

Wow! They “sympathize” with what one of the signatories describes as the “celebrity-focused mobocracy” backing Trump. The egghead who slammed the mobocracy is someone named Russell Moore, who has quite the conservative pedigree, as I learned Friday on NR’s own website. This Moore, according to NR Online, is a part of the Evangelical Immigration Table, which NRO’s writer described as “a (George) Soros front group pushing for Obama’s immigration agenda.”

Another signatory I’d never heard of was one Ben Domenech. Google him and the first headline comes back from the New York Times in 2006: “Washington Post Blogger Quits After Plagiarism Accusations.”

Domenech said he never “purposefully” plagiarized. Now he says that Trump is “purposefully deceptive.” He seems to have an adverb problem on top of his ethical shortcomings — typical RINO, in other words.

All 22 of the “conservative” pooh-bahs wrote their own little foot-stomping screeds. Batting leadoff for the RINO AllStars was … Glenn Beck.

Not only do the editors of National Review apparently never venture outside their gated communities, I guess they can’t be bothered turning on the radio.

Two years ago, I went to a cocktail party/fundraiser for National Review in Palm Beach. Veddy, veddy tasteful. Glasses were raised, cigars lit. Self-congratulations all around.

Can you guess where the grand soiree took place? At Mar-A-Lago, a posh resort owned by National Review’s Great Satan. And there was not one mention of the evil that is Donald Trump.

Hey, NR — you’re fired!


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