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New York Times Anonymous Is Out in the Open

New York Times Anonymous Is Out in the Open

You may recall how the New York Times published an anti-Trump guest article by a person only identified as “Anonymous.”  The writer was described as “a senior-level insider who knew … “  Of course, no respectable newspaper would print an article without providing the name of the author.  It is a gross violation of journalistic norms and standards.  So, draw your own conclusion about the Times.

The New York Times Anonymous fancied himself as a “member of the resistance inside the Trump White House.”  His guest article was little more than unprovable claims and nasty gossip.

It was later revealed that the “senior-level author who knew …” was a guy named Miles Taylor – a bureaucratic underling who had very little first-hand knowledge of anything important.  In fact, he never worked in the White House.

While the media hyped his “revelations,” nothing much came of them.  They were mostly watercooler gossip.  It was a shameful episode in the annals of journalism.  Not that such unethical conduct is surprising from the Fourth Estate these days.

Weeeell … Miles Taylor is back again.  He appeared on MSNBC to announce his latest project – and he did so with great hyperbole and enthusiasm.  This is going to be big … BIG … BIG.   He called it the “commonsense Republican coalition.”  Not sure if that is an official organization title or just Taylor’s spin.

Taylor has a plan to take down the Republican Party.  He apparently has assembled a number of yet-to-be-named disaffected establishment Republicans and independents who will coalesce to save the soul of the GOP by defeating it.  He said his list will include prominent officeholders and former officeholders.  We can probably guess many of the names.

Miles Taylor has not decided whether he is part of a coalition or the launching of a new political party.  He just knows that the GOP must be destroyed, canceled, abolished and driven to the depths of Hell.  He claims that America needs a new conservative voice – and he still claims to be a conservative Republican.  (Pardon me as I pause to laugh.)

Taylor’s concern for the Republican Party and conservatism is suspect, to say the least.  After all, he has spent his post-government career – and much of his government career — working on behalf of the far left.  Even before Trump, Taylor leaned Democrat.  He proclaimed his vote for President Obama – twice.  After departing his government job, Taylor signed on with Google as a government affairs and public policy manager.  From there, he leapfrogged to the Biden campaign. 

Taylor’s intent is not the defeat of Trump, as he claims – or even Trump’s influence in the Republican Party.  No no no. He wants to defeat Republicans up and down the ballot – national, state and local. He seems to be selling the notion that a small number of elite establishmentarians like him should run the GOP.  But that is not how the Republican Party operates.  That is the way of the Democratic Party.

I must assume that Miles Taylor is not an unequivocal idiot. So, there must be a seed of rationality to his adventure.  But is it really to create a stronger more powerful Republican Party – or to advance the cause of conservatism?  Or is Taylor’s goal to undercut the GOP so that those progressive Democrats can take more control by winning in the 2022 midterm elections – and advance their far-left agenda.

I have to believe THAT is Taylor’s real goal.  After all, he must understand that creating a viable third party is virtually impossible.  Tradition and laws protect the two-party system.

And even his anticipated “coalition” is not likely to take down the GOP.  He is pitting a small number of unpopular elitist personalities – probably has-beens — against a grassroots populace movement.  Oh … they may get a lot of very favorable publicity for a while by serving as the useful idiots for the Democrats and the left, but there are far greater forces in play than a redux of the disenchanted.  We have seen this movie before. 

Remember the Lincoln Project and the Republican Accountability Project?  And if you do not, you get the point.  I will predict that whatever Taylor & Company will be proposing soon, it will only give that crowd another figurative fifteen minutes of notoriety – after which, Taylor will again be anonymous.

Taylor is operating more like a political picador.  He hopes that his barbs will weaken the GOP enough so that the matador can more easily kill the bull – or in this case, the elephant.

Actually, Taylor was more compelling when he was the New York Times Anonymous. 

So, there ‘tis.

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Larry Horist

So,there‘tis… The opinions, perspectives and analyses of Larry Horist Larry Horist is a businessman, conservative writer and political strategist with an extensive background in economics and public policy. Clients of his consulting firm have included such conservative icons as Steve Forbes and Milton Friedman. He has served as a consultant to the Nixon White House and travelled the country as a spokesman for President Reagan’s economic reforms. He has testified as an expert witness before numerous legislative bodies, including the U. S. Congress. Horist has lectured and taught courses at numerous colleges and universities, including Harvard, Northwestern, DePaul universities, Hope College and his alma mater, Knox College. He has been a guest on hundreds of public affairs talk shows, and hosted his own program, “Chicago In Sight,” on WIND radio. Horist was a one-time candidate for mayor of Chicago and served as Executive Director of the City Club of Chicago, where he led a successful two-year campaign to save the historic Chicago Theatre from the wrecking ball. An award-winning debater, his insightful and sometimes controversial commentaries appear frequently on the editorial pages of newspapers across the nation. He is praised by readers for his style, substance and sense of humor. According to one reader, Horist is the “new Charles Krauthammer.” He is actively semi-retired in Boca Raton, Florida where he devotes his time to writing. So, there ‘tis is Horist’s signature sign off.

15 Comments

  1. Ben

    “commonsense Republican coalition”
    Now that’s funny.
    Meanwhile, republicans are cancelling everyone that dares cross dear leader.

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    • Richard Faith

      IMO, it is never a good idea to trust any information published by someone who hides behind a pseudonym or the word “anonymous”.This is the reason why I insist on consistently posting in my REAL NAME.
      .
      Richard William Faith
      central Florida
      Electronics engineer, inventor, and musician

      Reply
  2. Marsha Lee

    Another lying hack from Democrats. Typical.

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    • Terry

      WHERE’S my comment??? It never seems to post.

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      • Tom

        Neither do mine. We are being censured.

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    • Ben

      Marsha,
      He is a Republican hack. Y’all liked the civil war so much, there’s a Republican civil war going on right now between the Crazy republicans and the really crazy republicans

      Reply
  3. Dale Brown

    Sounds to me to be somewhat of a Benedict Arnold! A.K.A. 🦏. Never seen so many disloyal backstabbers in my entire life. What a structure. Bought and paid for I’m sure.

    Reply
  4. JohnT

    Ben, That comment is full of more shit than a Christmas turkey.
    First off the idea of America First has NEVER been presented to the American people by any democrats.
    Second, this liar and chief is a bigot by his own admission. Funny how the democrat party has a history of more than a hundred and fifty years of division and bigotry under their belts.
    These FACTS have been proven not only in the past but everyday a democrat opens their mouths.

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    • Grandma

      Talking about hitting the nail on the head!!!! Well said John T.

      Reply
  5. El Felix

    Larry, you said that you will assume that he is not an unequivocal idiot. That is your first mistake. He is definitely an unequivocal idiot. Republicans don’t need to do anything. The Democrat party is destroying itself daily. It is fascinating to watch and I am enjoying it greatly.

    Reply
  6. Lee

    The Democrats are the ones cancelling everyone & everything they disagree with! They can’t handle anyone having a different opinion!

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    • Ben

      Lee, tell that to Liz Cheney

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  7. Barb T

    At least “dear leader” did not hate the American way of life and try to destroy it……

    Reply
  8. Terry

    LOL, trying to destroy the Repubicans, for what? Standing up for AMERICA and the American people, how dare those pesky Repubicans!!!! The Party that needs to be buried is the Democrat’s and their FRICKING Communist way of life.

    Reply
  9. Maria

    It is imperative to REMEMBER that the left always accuses the right of precisely the same thing they are doing!!!

    Reply

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