(it’s sort of not that cool)

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Yes let’s have this insane antagonism toward a peripheral, non rival power that’s not our country but has nukes, ambition and Europe’s gas. Noice

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8 Jun
A lot is made of how Democrats have learned from 2009 and are just going to ram things through. Well, their margins are much smaller in this modern party. And their tolerance for dissent is basically nill. Still ineffective politico.com/news/2021/06/0…
Manchin’s concerns are a little bizarre, a throwback, but this is a figure who actually represents his whole state, tries to be ~bipartisan~. Figures like Ossoff, Warnock, Kelly etc are just party line— one part of the state overpowering the other. politico.com/news/2021/06/0…
This has occurred in Va., as well. You don’t hear the phrase “Virginia Democrat” that much anymore. Centrism is de-emphasized; these are states with large conservative minorities but they are overrun

Wrote about this here in my long piece on Youngkin: theamericanconservative.com/articles/glenn…
Read 4 tweets
29 May
In the Biden malaise, think the New York mayor’s race is underratedly engrossing
The Democratic establishment has its candidate nypost.com/2021/05/28/kat…
As is the story nationally, a Democratic establishment that’s moved left means the official left is a disaster nymag.com/intelligencer/…
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6 Jan
the order to deploy the National Guard came from Pence to Acting Defense Secretary Miller

Trump remains commander-in-chief, Pence is not “vice” commander-in-chief, so this is highly unusual, if not extra-constitutional
no one knows, but some of my Defense sources think it’s not entirely off-base to inquire if at least preliminary 25th Amendment talks have begun.

Why did Pence, not Trump, give this order?
Fox’s Jennifer Griffen is reporting that “President Trump was not involved in that decision,” “that it was Mike Pence” from the White House on the phone calls (plural) with Acting Defense Secretary Miller to send in the Guard. this is really something
Read 7 tweets
6 Jan
Biden talking now about the Capitol with an anger of a guy who worked there for a near half-century. Fair enough.
Biden: “I call on President Trump to go on national television now, to fulfill his oath, and to defend the Constitution.”
Biden: “It’s not protest. It’s insurrection.” (this would have been great this summer)
Read 4 tweets
6 Jan
Republicans, or whoever, have to win the suburbs, white women, young entrepreneurs, etc to be competitive. Trump’s outreach to the working class helped him win power, but didn’t allow him to fully wield it— or retain it. A return to McConnellism or Romneyism won’t cut it
People talk about “the suburbs” or “white women” or college grads, etc, as distinctly affluent vis a vis the working class. The truth is the middle class is increasingly precarious, living much more like the working class, but Trump’s garish boomerism is usually a bridge too far
the results out of California and elsewhere — for contractor flexibility (including ride-sharing), against affirmative action, but for the minimum wage, for downballot Republicans, & for Joe Biden — present a policy middle zone that’s much more centrist than the Democratic elite
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4 Jan
it is a testament to how factional and partisan Trump has quietly become that in his last days in office he’s machine-gun tweeting Mark Levin clips, who was actually #NeverTrump

the opposite of the formidable approach that once won Bernie Sanders voters
Trump’s appeal was that of a sledgehammer to the establishment — and he milked that, even if he didn’t really intend to deliver. Now, it’s just about him. Look at his Twitter. Ted Cruz, who fucked me at my convention, good today because he is helping me today, is the argument.
While Cotton — who actually was one of the few people willing to be seen near Trump in ‘16 & is trying to build on Trump’s actual policies — is bad 2day because he doesn’t want to set an insane precedent for elections in which the GOP is plainly, base-case the minority. It’s over
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