Seems the Left isn’t exactly welcoming Max Boot with open arms.
Cripes, what did he think would happen? He magically decides to grace the Left with his presence (while conveniently trying to sell them a book) and he’s upset because they have doubts about his sincerity? Did he expect a parade?
It’s easy to understand why a penitent like @MaxBoot appeals to liberals and other members of the Trump resistance. But he should be provided with nothing more than a polite handshake as he’s led out of the sanctuary of politics, forever. https://t.co/qRKvkvv2Qj
— The Intercept (@theintercept) October 13, 2018
From The Intercept:
It’s easy to understand why a penitent like Boot appeals to liberals and other members of the Trump resistance. He ratifies their sense of having been correct from the start, and his confession is enunciated in perfect sound bites, with just the right dose of abasement. Boot is an irresistible spectacle — the sinner with tears running down his cheeks dropping to his knees at the altar of all that is good, proclaiming that he has seen the light and wants to join the army of righteousness. But here’s the thing: Boot is only half-apologizing. And because he’s been wrong so many times and with so many ill consequences, he should be provided with nothing more than a polite handshake as he’s led out of the sanctuary of politics, forever.
Couldn’t have happened to a more deserving flip-flopper.
Max seems upset.
I wrote: “No matter how strongly I come out against Trump… it is never enough for the most doctrinaire leftists who seem to think that no step short, perhaps, of ritual suicide will atone for my ‘war crimes.’” Exhibit A. Intolerance & self righteousness isn’t a good look. https://t.co/F0AorG1ddJ
— Max Boot (@MaxBoot) October 13, 2018
Oh no! Poor Max!
— Kyle Kashuv (@KyleKashuv) October 13, 2018
HA HA HA HA HA.
Sorry, our ‘give a damn’ is broken.
Friends of mine died in the Iraq. An unnecessary war of choice that Mr. Boot championed.
No, I'm not forgiving him.
If he's finally seen the light, he can work to repair the massive damage he caused, but don't expect me to cheer or thank him. He was wrong. We were right.
— SPOOOOOKYgrunt 🇺🇸 (@soonergrunt) October 14, 2018
Nice try though, Max.
Maybe now you understand why siding with the left, for ANY reason, is an exercise in futility.
Trump can be an a-hole, but it's the hardcore left (that now controls the Democrat party) rhat is a real, actual threat to liberty, freedom and decency.
You SHOULD HAVE known better.
— BonkPolitics (@BonkPolitics) October 13, 2018
There is no appeasing the monster. He’s learning this the hard way.
Your new friends are very tolerant. Enjoy.
— My Friends Call Me Boof (@JammieWF) October 13, 2018
And speaking of tolerant new friends:
Hi Max, did you actually read the story, because I cite that precise quote in it (see below)? Glad to discuss whatever disagreements you might have about what's actually in the story 🙂 pic.twitter.com/zuCU6AC6q4
— Peter Maass (@maassp) October 13, 2018
Not sure why you would think they would react otherwise?
You tried to make nice with a people who will never be satisfied no matter what you do.
Good luck. You pissed it all away.
— E.B. Garrett (@EBGarrett1975) October 13, 2018
It's pathetic to see you didn't realize going in. You chose to hang out with snakes and now you're surprised they bite.
— William Keane (@largebill68) October 14, 2018
Maybe he just hoped they would bite him last.
You’ve done this to yourself. I was #nevertrump, but have learned to call balls and strikes with the man. You’re acting like a petulant child.
— Hepatitis Yeezus (@OohMyNose) October 14, 2018
You say that as if anyone cares.
Conservatives stopped caring long ago, and Progressives only care as long as you are useful.
You are nothing more than a tool, and now you have come to realize it.
— Beto O’Dwarfclone (@Dwarfclone) October 14, 2018