I was thinking about how mixed metaphors like these in @NRO@twitter.com betray that they are a rag despite their "SAT-word-per-sentence" metric.
Then I remembered they're climate change deniers that claim Trump isn't racist, and that that should probably be the bigger tell. https://t.co/KpIVlbvie3
*NR* does not deny anthropogenic climate change. It's not a topic they cover much, but they had a cover page article in 2007 by Jim Manzi called "Game Plan - What Conservatives Should Do about Climate Change". I haven't been able to find a working link to the article, but Mr. Manzi summarises it at https://www.nationalreview.com/corner/half-truth-jim-manzi/ if you're curious.
I don't know if they have taken an editorial position on whether President Trump is a racist.