There is a difference between abstaining in one’s support of Trump and actively working to elect Hillary. Let’s be clear about it. Never Trumpers have busted the dissent mold. These Never Trump people have taken dissent to whole new operational level. (Hello Kristol)
In the worst of days when people could not support McCain or Romney, they still were not out there actively working for Obama — much less pulling the lever for him. (Maybe Colin Powell) And it was not a widespread epidemic, orchestrated to the highest level.
It would be the same thing for Never Trumpers now who say we’d be better off with Hillary. That they believe Repubs can contain her. Right, that worked on Obama. They are far more concerned about Trump. And they broadcast their dislike at every opportunity. It’s a cottage industry, #NeverTrump. It gets great media attention.
Yet people who didn’t like Romney, self-included, were not rooting for Obama and actively trying to get him elected because they didn’t like Romney. That would have been unthinkable. So this is not dissent, it’s sabotage.
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