Perspective on Our Times

It’s hard to explain to people who aren’t political junkies, but this is shocking:

Norman Ornstein is not a liberal or a progressive–he is a member of the conservative think tank AEI (though definitely the more liberal part of that group). For a very long time, he was a Very Serious Person with impeccable center-right credentials, until he co-authored It’s Even Worse Than It Looks: How the American Constitutional System Collided With the New Politics of Extremism (in which he and Thomas Mann pointed out that the Republican Party has gone nuts).

As I noted yesterday (though since then Ted Cruz has responded by treating the attack as if it were a weather disaster):

Both sides do not do it: I don’t remember a mentally-ill feminist angered by a lack of intersectionality shooting up a crisis pregnancy center.

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2 Responses to Perspective on Our Times

  1. noddin0ff says:

    Nice tweet. Almost makes me want a twitter account.

  2. Chari says:

    You don’t hear them calling anyone who shoots up a Planned Parenthood clinic “self-radicalized” either — but they are. Robert Dear was just not of the religion they choose to vilify.

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