#NeverTrump Steve Deace is now one of the top dogs at Mark Levin’s Conservative Review TV.
Deace is also one of America’s most over-the-top Donald Trump critics from the right, whose insults over the past year are voluminous, and quite often shocking — until one realizes that “conservative” nowadays means little more than brand positioning for the celebrity news media.
Before joining Levin’s CRTV, Deace was a talk show host in the Midwest, very active on Twitter, and frequent contributor at Conservative Review as well as other outlets.
For those unfamiliar with his work, here is a sampling of output from the mind of #NeverTrump Steve Deace:
Long will we reflect upon the wretched hive of scum and villainy at the top of the Trump Cult. It has anointed sellouts, sycophants, and race-baiters to the status of Republican Party elite, while casting its faithful and principled grassroots into the abyss.
Deace prounounced Trump the biggest loser after the final debate with Hillary Clinton:
From supposed alpha male to mere gelding. From bully on the block to bruised and bloodied. From bigly to bite-sized. Trump is now the very embodiment of the degrading term coined by his crassest followers for those who have been weighed, measured, and found wanting.
Donald Trump has cucked himself.
CRTV touts Steve Deace as someone who “shakes up the media establishment” when, in truth, Deace’s writing for the better part of a year has been lockstep with the mainstream media and most other left wing outlets.
Here is Deace at The Blaze – another media outlet that toed the establishment line in all matters related to Trump: It’s time for Donald Trump to do what he does best: walk away
If I were one of the Trump kids hoping to continue living the lifestyles of the rich and famous by coasting off daddy’s fumes long after he’s assumed room temperature, I’d be afraid. Very afraid, in fact….
Clinton is cunning. Trump is a clown. This matchup was over before it began.
Trump, like Nebuchadnezzar, was a symptom of the people’s (in this case, the party’s) failures, which would in turn “lay waste” to them:
Election 2016 was eminently winnable if not for the GOP’s own treachery. Come November 9th, the finger-pointing for this lost opportunity will commence. And yes, the usual suspects of those who covered for and shilled for Trump despite the obvious conservative alternatives should be held responsible for the loss.
But let us not forget that if Republicans had kept their 2010 and 2014 promises to truly fight back against Obama, the environment wouldn’t have been there for a Trump in the first place. Instead, he would’ve been laughed off the stage like the carnival-barking con man he is.
Deace often argued that Donald Trump the candidate set the cause of immigration enforcement back through the clumsiest and most incendiary messaging possible on the issue
Thus creating a potentially devastating backlash among Hispanic voters (and many a white, college-educated voter as well)….
He took a contentious 50-50 issue and poured lighter fluid all over it to make it combustible. So we will have our work cut out for us to avoid a future when sanctuary cities evolve into a sanctuary nation.
Yes, Deace the Prognosticator has a knack for being wrong about the future on a par with Bill Kristol’s knack for being wrong about everything. Why, Evan McMullin was winning Utah, according to Deace.
Deace said he was pro-life, and therefore could not support Hillary Clinton, but he also did not trust Trump’s purportedly pro-life statements. So Deace is so rock-solidly pro-life that presumably he thought it made sense to work against Trump. Or at least that his listeners wouldn’t think too hard about Deace’s positions.
In short: This “binary choice” notion in presidential elections is a scam.
By standing on the “principle” of supposedly opposing both Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton in 2016, while dedicating virtually all of his public arguments from his public platform to denouncing Trump, Deace is one of those quasi-celebrities who depends on the stupidity of his audience to be taken seriously.
Deace may have claimed he supported neither candidate, but he did an awful lot to convince people not to vote for the Republican. That — a wee bit of logic reveals — means Deace was helping the Democrat. Period.
This type of breathtaking mendacity is common among the #NeverTrump group and, we believe, why so many of them have plummeted in public stature since the election. Normal people can see through the lies.
But. It strikes us as amazing that any supposed political expert could get away with such a disingenuous stance, let alone prosper in their field … but #NeverTrump Steve Deace did land the job at CRTV, so who knows, maybe there is a lot of dumb in the air. Or maybe CRTV has a soft spot for #NeverTrump, and is banking on nobody learning about Deace’s activities in 2016.
Of course, Deace in 2017 is still Deace. He now refers to President Trump as a “high energy Jeb.”
Continuing the comical stance he adopted last year as self-anointed arbiter of the “conservative movement,” Deace can be counted on to parrot the conventional media wisdom on most matters related to Trump, such as bemoaning the “fake news provocateurs and discredited conspiracists” now provided White House press access in place of the august traditional news outlets.
Again, following the media narrative, Deace reliably jumps on the “disaster for the Trump administration” du jour bandwagon, which was Deace’s modus operandi throughout the 2016 campaign. Only now, instead of insulting Trump and his family, Deace is telling the President how to be President, right down to advice on planning his day.
Sound crazy? Well, if you want a full-on experience of delusions of grandeur — in Deace’s case, we should probably call them delusions of relevance — by all means, read more by Steve Deace.