The Reviews Are In: Conservatives Say The DNC Was ‘Disaster’ For The GOP

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July 28, 2016 11:42 p.m.

Something strange happened on the last night of the Democratic National Convention.

After the GOP nominee lambasted the Democrats on Twitter for displaying what he viewed as too few American flags, there was a sea of waving flags as far as the eye could see when Hillary Clinton became the first woman to accept a major party’s nomination on Thursday.

A small faction of protesters chanting “no more war” as General John Allen spoke were quickly drowned out by chants of “USA!” filling the Philadelphia arena. The most notable refrain from the RNC crowd last week: “Lock her up.”

The evening also hammered home the stark tonal difference between the two conventions. After Trump painted America as a downcast country in need of a billionaire savior, night after night of all-star DNC speakers preached a sermon of American exceptionalism, with values that unify us all – talking points once exclusively owned by Republicans.

It was enough to give a lot of conservatives whiplash. Here are just a few of them praising the DNC and bemoaning the state of affairs in their own party.

Conservative writer Ron Fournier:

National Review editor Jonah Goldberg:

John Podhoretz, former Ronald Reagan speech writer and Commentary editor:

Fox News host Greg Gutfeld:

Conservative blogger Erick Erickson:

Conservative Iowa radio host Steve Deace:

Conservative Wisconsin radio host Charlie Sykes:

Rich Galen, press secretary for Dick Cheney:

Conservative ops veteran Matt Mackowiak

Amanda Carpenter, former spokeswoman for Sen. Ted Cruz:

Conservative blogger AGConservative:

Commentary editor Noah Rothman:

Daily Caller Writer Jamie Weinstein:

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