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Laura Ingraham: Never-Trump Crowd Can't 'Let It Go'

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By    |   Wednesday, 21 Dec 2016 02:10 PM

Republicans who refused to support President-elect Donald Trump can't seem to "let it go," writes Laura Ingraham in an opinion piece for Fox News.

"It's been a difficult year for NeverTrumpians," writes Ingraham, a political analyst for Fox News. "Now that the 'Electoral College will revolt against Trump' fantasy is officially dead, certain Republicans… still can't do the 'Frozen' thing and 'let it go.'"

Ingraham notes a column in The New York Times by Peter Wehner, speechwriter for former President George W. Bush, who wrote: "The Trump era will be unpredictable in many ways. But there's one thing that we can reasonably count on. Moderation, an ancient virtue, will be viewed with contempt."

Ingraham counters that Wehner has it wrong and "the voters didn't turn on the Clinton/Bush establishment because it was too moderate — instead, they turned on it because it was too radical."

Wehner has "confused the message with the form in which it is delivered. Donald Trump often gives fiery and dramatic speeches in front of thousands of cheering blue-collar types.

"George W. Bush and Hillary Clinton prefer giving really dull speeches to small groups of extremely rich people," she writes. 

"The bipartisan Establishment" provided policies that were radical and unsafe, Ingraham continued, criticizing Bush and President Barack Obama's presidencies, as well as their responses to issues including 9/11, immigration, trade deals, the housing bubble.

And, Ingraham notes, the Republicans only offered Jeb Bush and Marco Rubio as options for the 2016 presidential candidates.

"On each and every one of these points, it's the Bush supporters like Wehner who are the radicals, and the Trump voters who are simply trying to reassert common sense," Ingraham wrote.

Understanding how Trump won the presidency is important. He did not win because voters want war with Russia, gay marriage, and having insiders determine policy, writes Ingraham, Trump won "because the voters were trying to stop those type of radical notions."

Trump is offering better answers to problems facing voters and "after two decades of radical ideas couched in really boring prose, Trump is actually offering common sense solutions that are much more consistent with our history and prior practice."

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