Does Nikki Haley even believe Nikki Haley at this point?…
Gonna do a thread that’s just Haley vs. Haley on all the things she’s changed her mind on.
Like whatever listen to the political consultants but maybe not make a new announcement every single time they change their mind?
I, for one, am happy for Haley that the Lincoln Project came undone before she joined in on the effort.

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12 Feb

The walls are closing in on @NYGovCuomo. Last night, news broke that his office hid 9000 Covid patients sent back to nursing homes.

Why’d it take so long to come out? I’ve got a theory: The media wasn’t interested in accountability.

Don’t believe me? Take a look👇
Some context. @AP scooped that @NYGovCuomo & his admin had hidden the number of Covid patients his rules had returned to nursing homes - spreading the pandemic among the most vulnerable - to avoid DOJ scrutiny.

Nursing homes account for 1/3rd of ALL US deaths in the pandemic.
But you would have no idea that Cuomo was anything less than perfect if you spent your time watching @CNN.

It’s really hard to overstate not just the frequency of the coverage but it’s abject lack of anything that could be called honest journalism.

I mean. Look.
Read 34 tweets
12 Feb
The way the media covered Cuomo during the pandemic is the most shameful sequence of journalism I’ve ever seen.

If you don’t believe me, I’ve got troves of receipts coming tomorrow.
Usually I wait until end of day but I think these ones gotta come out in the morning.
Read 4 tweets
9 Feb
Suspending my disbelief here for a second, is there any evidence that double-masking is meaningfully more effective than single-masking?
Have seen a lot of people ask in seeming good faith what the harm is. To me it’s pretty clear: asking or telling people to do something that is some measure of inconvenient for no good reason is bad on it’s face and fosters resentment. That’s before we get into mask scolds etc.
One of the clearest lessons through the pandemic has been that people in general and Americans in particular don’t like to be told something is helpful or important when it isn’t either. Doing so undermines trust (for good reason!) in the institutions doing the telling.
Read 4 tweets
1 Feb
So if I’m understanding the former-GOP types, we’re supposed to take:

• morality advice from those who lied us into Iraq
• political courage advice from those who protected a child predator &
• decorum advice from the original inflammatory shock jocks

Have I got that right?
There are a lot of examples of this but a few really jump out.

On the first one, the fascination with who Colin Powell, chief cheerleader of the lie that Iraq had WMDs, will vote for.

On what authority should anyone care?
This is the guy whose opinion you’d like me to put more stock into?

Read 9 tweets
1 Feb
I was more sympathetic to this kind of stuff in 2016.

But this is mostly bullshit childishness from people with more interest in feeling like the good guys and earning the praise of their Democratic friends than their conviction.
Parties change over time, often in ways that people won’t like. But we’ve only got two of them. Do you want to affect change? Or do you want Politico to talk about you for being brave?
Seems to me that lots and lots of political types prefer the latter. The game hasn’t gone their way and so they would prefer to pick up the ball and go home.

In my book, that probably means you’re apathetic, lazy, or a coward.
Read 5 tweets
1 Feb
A good and timely piece from @RyanTAnd, who is an under-appreciated intellectual titan on social issues.

In my five years in DC, I’ve never been as blown away by a speaker as I was the first time I heard him. Quick (and not particularly profound) story.…
When I was on the Hill, Heritage Foundation held weekly briefings for staffers. I went mostly because my boss said I should; I thought they were often too punchy and provocative, in the way that conversations among people who all agree can be.
The transgender issue is one I’ve long thought conservatives need to approach with more compassion and charity. So when I saw that there was going to be a Heritage speaker on trans-relates issues, I figured the talk would be frustrating and dispiriting at best.
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