Category Archives: Conservatives

The ‘Centrist’ Canard

If you want to distract yourself from the ongoing pandemic, you always can take a break by looking at U.S. politics. One of the fictions that has been accepted as dogma for decades is that ‘centrist Democrats’ are savvier than … Continue reading

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The Courage of Our COVID Convictions

Earlier this week, I described the absurd simultaneous acceptance of monoclonal antibody therapy and distrust of the COVID-19 vaccines and the sharp partisan divide in South Dakota, in which Republicans think vitamins are more effective against COVID-19 than masking or … Continue reading

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Why We Need Vaccination Requirements: The South Dakota Edition

From the Gret Stet of South Dakota comes a poll describing what South Dakotans think are effective measures to prevent the spread of COVID-19. Here’s what South Dakotan Democrats and Republicans think is effective: Just so there’s no mistake, South … Continue reading

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When the New York Times Misses the Story About Gov. DeSantis and COVID

Over the weekend, the New York Times published an awful article about Republican Governor of Florida Ron DeSantis and the challenge COVID-19 is causing him. Its basic premise can be summarized thusly (boldface mine): While leaders in that state also … Continue reading

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When Will Serious People Call for Gov. DeSantis’ Resignation

Earlier this week, hundreds of Floridian pediatricians wrote a letter to antiva superspreader Republican Florida governor Ron DeSantis asking him to reconsider his murderous COVID-19 strategy (apparently, DeSantis is a big fan; boldface mine): Physicians across Florida are concerned about … Continue reading

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Pandemic Death as a Political Opportunity

Never let a crisis go to waste, I suppose (boldface mine): About a month ago, I was talking to a pretty senior Hill aide on the Republican side. Vaccinated, everybody in his shop was vaccinated. I said, ‘What is the … Continue reading

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The Party of White Christian Supremacy

Texas Republicans have made it official (boldface mine): In a new political low in Texas, the Republican-dominated state Senate has passed a bill to eliminate a requirement that public schools teach that the Ku Klux Klan and its white supremacist … Continue reading

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Fox News and White Christian Evangelicalism: One Side of the Coin

But important to note, nonetheless. Over the weekend, Kevin Drum published a lengthy article worth reading about the roles Fox News and White Christian evangelicals have played in the polarization of the U.S. political system. Here’s a tiny bit from … Continue reading

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Still Waiting for Republican Snowflakes to ‘Be the Mom’

Shortly after the election, some asshole with a blog called for Republicans to begin healing the nation: It’s their turn to “be the mom.” Since the election was called for Biden, lots of Thought Leaders and Professional Politics Knowers have … Continue reading

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Anti-‘CRT’ and Not Taking Personal Responsibility

From Traverse City, Michigan, we find this wonderful example of ‘heartland values’ (boldface mine): Nevaeh Wharton was busy with homework one evening in late April when her phone pinged with a warning. A friend had texted to say something disgusting … Continue reading

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