People in the Trump State get openly fired; the Deep Staters who orchestrate it all stay in the shadows. OKAY! https://t.co/QsGTRxRyrf
— ❤️Jayvie ❤️ (@OneFineJay) February 14, 2017
The Weekly Standard’s Bill Kristol has made no secret of his opposition to Trump. Last spring, he even spearheaded a search for an independent opposition candidate.
But this morning, Kristol may have taken things a bit too far, tweeting this in response to reports that leaks of classified info ultimately lead to Michael Flynn’s resignation:
Obviously strongly prefer normal democratic and constitutional politics. But if it comes to it, prefer the deep state to the Trump state.
— Bill Kristol (@BillKristol) February 14, 2017
He’s taking some major heat from conservatives over that one.
@BillKristol I prefer the elected to the unelected.
— Ben Domenech (@bdomenech) February 14, 2017
In the long run, the former is actually much more dangerous to democratic self-government. https://t.co/tKn9LmuqID
— Dan McLaughlin (@baseballcrank) February 14, 2017
Lois Lerner felt the same way about illegal targeting of conservatives. https://t.co/ZC6TZgu1LG
— Sean Davis (@seanmdav) February 14, 2017
@BillKristol Clearly you do not actually prefer normal democratic and constitutional politics.
— Christopher R Taylor (@KestrelArts) February 14, 2017
— SataNaNa (@Crisprtek) February 14, 2017
@BillKristol Very, very bad juju, that statement. Political branch=responsive to voters. Deep state=not. Despots favor the deep state, too.
— Loyal Opposition (@enjointhis) February 14, 2017
— Paul Denbaum (@Pauldenbaum) February 14, 2017
@BillKristol You prefer unelected, unaccountable career bureaucrats to an elected administration? Stop calling yourself conservative.
— Daniel Sullenberger (@Phryj) February 14, 2017
@BillKristol As a voter and citizen I prefer government by people I can replace. Not by people who think they can replace me.
— Bryan Costin (@bcostin) February 14, 2017
— Jean Maree (@JeanMaree_ND) February 14, 2017
Wow. Profoundly antithetical to a constitutional republic. https://t.co/XD1wdOYI3y
— Melissa Mackenzie 🌐 (@MelissaTweets) February 14, 2017
@MelissaTweets Bill Kristol loves to frequently make me feel good about never being able to take him seriously.
— SFK (@stephenkruiser) February 14, 2017
— ((libertarianHead)) (@Head4Liberty) February 14, 2017
You are just off the deep end. You have right to your opinion but few agree with you. Ruined my opinion of you 100%.
— Dr. Phil (@DrPhilKn0ws) February 14, 2017
— Travis Wade (@_TravisWade) February 14, 2017
@BillKristol wow. Just wow. Unbelievable
— Patriotgirl (@patriotgirl53) February 14, 2017
@BillKristol scariest thing I've read in a while.
— Chris (@chrisjpg) February 14, 2017
This guy: Asshole https://t.co/4GpT8MavjF
— Gary Eaton (@garysteveneaton) February 14, 2017
.@BillKristol Repulsive. Revolting. I refer not only to the statement, but to the man you've become.
— Nied's Dead Horse (@mflynny) February 14, 2017
Shame on you @BillKristol. Shame on you.
— TLDowns (@tdowns11) February 14, 2017