Though these activists seem to be repelled by the consequences of their conduct- they "built it," with "it" being the toxic combination of nihilism and white nationalism that is the foundation of the Trump Candidacy - there appears to be no easy way out. And that is a good thing. In the parlance of the "street" - if you do the crime, you serve the time.
They did the "crime" - laid the groundwork and nurtured "Trumpism" to its logical position. And now, these activists, should accept the full weight of the consequences. The most hardcore and culpable parties need to "do the time."
Anyway, Andrew Klavan, a hard-right activist and wingers' winger, weighs in on the coming recriminations by and among the righteous:
Of course, for the young, there very much does seem to be a future in which the conservative movement can rebuild no matter what damage Hillary wreaks on the nation. For those of us who have graduated into the Sage class, this may not be the last election... but we can see the last election from here. For us, it will be harder to keep hope alive during a Hillary presidency.
I make this point only to remind those on both sides that, no matter what happens — whether current trends continue and Trump is buried beneath a flaming landslide or whether an election year of anomalous surprises delivers yet one more — conservatism will certainly be finished forever if we on the right remain at daggers drawn in the aftermath. Angry charges that our fellow conservatives "sold out," or "stabbed us in the back," are nearly always absurd. Most of us are just trying to figure out what's right for the right. When the choices are impossible, reasonable people may disagree.
Again, the thing about hard decisions is: They're hard. A little respect for differing opinions among conservatives young and old may help us rebuild from whichever no doubt ruinous disaster is about to come crashing down on top of us.A whole bunch of "Someones" need to accept "personal responsibility" for the state of the GOP.
If it were up to me, President Obama's Secret-Gestapo-like force, the death panels traveling by black helicopters in the middle of the night and the imaginary FEMA run camps would all play import roles.
Throw in some jack-booted IRS agents, some super-duper-scary black panthers, some non-existent in person voter-fraud and, of course, ACORN, all deliberately targeting the virtuous and stealing elections and we'd have something.
But none of these "threats" exist. And that is the point. Build your house on of foundation of bullshit and a circular firing squad eventually may come your way.
They "built this" after all.