https://twitter.com/Victorshi2020/status/1622062580419428352I have been and will continue to be critical of left/anti-war apologetics for Russia and their corresponding tendency to portray the United States as the only actor in international politics with meaningful agency, but that analysis doesn’t come out of nowhere.
https://twitter.com/GoodVibePolitik/status/1621764652030992385But the more substantive point is about Florida's fascism speed run, because it is true that DeSantis and Trump are the lead contenders for the 2024 GOP primary, and crucially DeSantis got to this point by positioning himself to Trump's *right.*
https://twitter.com/realchrisrufo/status/1615491918812844032Obviously--as anyone who has worked in higher ed. or even just gone to college at any time in the past 25 years can attest--administrative bloat and spiraling costs *long predate* the rise of DEI bureaucracies and is, in part, the consequence of state divestment in higher ed....
https://twitter.com/bentarnoff/status/1602694039014367234The first -- which is the most common on the right, but you see centrists dudes make this case, too -- is to argue that the SV shift is due to wokeness run amok, a reaction to an intransigent and stultifying left-wing political culture.
https://twitter.com/EsotericCD/status/1590203249151594497Granted, Angry Baseball Man isn't exactly a huge influencer in the conservative movement, but the concession here -- that you actually have to have a majoritarian basis for picking culture war fights -- is significant.