Mickey Kaus captures it well:
Can you be an unvarnished truth teller and a schmuck? Bolton's whole 'I've-written-a-book-and-gee-it-leaked-at-the-most-damaging-time' act seems disingenuous and vindictive. https://t.co/1hDJjqnhfs— Mickey Kaus (@kausmickey) January 28, 2020
Psst! Bolton did not have to write a book at all (at least not this year). https://t.co/67nKZbfztI— Mickey Kaus (@kausmickey) January 28, 2020
It Took This CNN Panel Just 80 Seconds To Show What They Really Think Of Trump Voters https://t.co/eqp4lPd2yF That's savvy & empathetic for Wilson. If Trump loses there's no more market for his schtick. He's doing his best to make sure that doesn't happen https://t.co/CrvaVJS5xW— Mickey Kaus (@kausmickey) January 28, 2020
UPDATE: Mark Steyn pretty much agrees with Kaus--if you want more Trump, Rick Wilson's your go to guy. Steyn, of course, says it at greater length and with his usual flair:
The 'normal rules' of American politics have delivered America into the hands of a permanent ruling class content to preside over a hyper-regulated, corrupt, cronyist, indebted borderless ruin mitigated according to taste by a deranged hyper-sexualized identity-politics totalitarianism hunting down homophobic bakers and confederate-flag decals... Your mileage may vary. But the fact is that in a two-party system the Democratic Party is relatively effective at delivering to its voters the world they want to live in. The Republican Party not so much. Responding to my attack on the GOP's consultant class, one of its most eminent members, Rick Wilson, responds:
'@WillvonKaenel @MarkSteynOnline Weird. There are twice as many elected Rs in the county [sic] today than 15 years ago. Yeah, we built that.'
Built what? If the purpose of a political party is to elect officeholders to sit in offices, you're doing great. But that's kind of Trump's point, isn't it?
The Republican Party has become the party of 'Nothing Can Be Done.' It's the Council of Despair. Donald Trump is the symptom, but the disease is a do-nothing Republican Party.