The Caucasity of #MaureenDowd Columbising what was obvious to anyone paying attention aside (and her use of Shelley's Frankenstein which I've been saying forever), he didn't build himself or happen overnight. 1/
salon.com/2022/06/17/yes…
It's why I have never rushed to lionize people like #SteveSchmidt #JenniferRubin #DavidFrum #BillKristol #JoeWalsh or any of the other never Trumpers because like the Shake 'N Bake commercials of my childhood, "they helped". But so did apathetic voters. 2/
I'll always have contempt for the people who vote for monsters like him but I'll always hold accountable the people who suppress votes by saying "both parties are the same" or temper tantruming because they didn't get their pony. 3/
The media is also complicit and we must remain vigilant in holding them accountable. So while it's easy to just blame Republicans, it's on all of us to ensure we keep a functioning society. We ALL have a role to play. 4/4
To be clear, and sorry...early morning and coffee kicking in, the article here is not by MoDo but about something she wrote and a critique thereof.

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