Despite my reservations about judicial over-reach, the political response is certainly worth noting. This would be sure to drive the GOP-haters and the Trump-demonizers up the wall, if they bothered to consider it:
Politics & Public Opinion
these types of photos always used to be so bizarre, alien, other worldly, had zero points of reference, couldn’t understand how on earth this could have happened. All makes 100% perfect sense now. Unbelievable how easily tipped into this society can be. pic.twitter.com/YvyIzQaqjB— animal life (@BasisOf) June 6, 2020
cultish https://t.co/B3O25NwqyO— Brad Polumbo 🇺🇸 🏳️🌈 (@brad_polumbo) June 7, 2020
The Religious Right was never even this obscenely authoritarian and demanding.— Chad Felix Greene (@chadfelixg) June 7, 2020
On the moment when ‘anti-racism’ becomes racism: https://t.co/JE3gosqwyZ— Douglas Murray (@DouglasKMurray) June 5, 2020
NY Mag won’t run Andrew Sullivan’s column, the New York Times can’t run a sitting senator without a woke freakout, the Lancet published a fake study about HCQ, and public health officials have now supported protesting during a pandemic https://t.co/7ACb241mah— Arthur Bloom (@j_arthur_bloom) June 5, 2020
“The New York liberal press, once home to the most exciting journalism in the world, is being ruined — not from without but within. Its institutions are being taken over and dominated by a new-media generation who don’t care about free speech; who…👇🏻 https://t.co/lLJB7Q8VAA— Christina Sommers (@CHSommers) June 6, 2020
If you think there’s momentum for institutional purges now, wait till some of the most zealous purge promoters are working with triple the budget and staff thanks to corporate guilt and celebrity bandwagon funding.— Walter Olson 😷 (@walterolson) June 8, 2020
Bruce Bawer, reviewing David Horowitz’s latest book, writes:
“One demographic study after another has shown that the Democrats would never win another presidential election if they lost most of the black vote; and they richly deserve to lose the black vote, because their policies over the last half century have devastated black communities, black families, black schools, and black jobs.”
I think this goes a long way in explaining what we’re now seeing.
Biden claims he’s the first member of a presidential administration to publicly voice support for gay marriage.— Guy Benson (@guypbenson) March 16, 2020
Actually, that was Republican VP Dick Cheney:https://t.co/9wZjy63pSM
Exceptionally well-prepared candidate who ran a groundbreaking campaign. He would never win my vote because of profoundly different views on some key issues, but Pete did some impressive things and transcended some appalling ugliness with dignity. https://t.co/cOGred8zsm— Guy Benson (@guypbenson) March 1, 2020
Not even 5 years ago, marriage equality became the law of the land. Tonight, @PeteButtigieg ends his presidential candidacy as the first gay candidate to earn presidential primary delegates for a major party's nomination. And tonight, you have to reflect on what’s still possible.— Chrys Kefalas – Text CREATORS to 52886 (@CKefalas) March 2, 2020
This gif is unexpectedly moving. God bless America. https://t.co/bDqaqz5u2e— Seth Mandel (@SethAMandel) March 2, 2020
"As many LGBT activists see it, if you’re not a flamboyant queer socialist with a non-white partner, you apparently don’t really count as being gay"https://t.co/kRm9NSCpfI— Quillette (@Quillette) March 4, 2020
From Andrew Sullivan, who is No Fan of our president:
The Human Rights Campaign’s Twitter feed has made no mention at all — even as they are rightly touting the first lesbian mother in Congress. Why is the first openly gay Cabinet member a nonevent? Because he’s a conservative. And to the activist left and too many of the Establishment liberals in the gay movement, that means he’s not really gay.
Ric Grenell just became the first-ever openly gay member of the Cabinet in U.S. history. You missed that? So did everyone else. Hate him or love him, it's a landmark. https://t.co/1imqE6pC3H— Andrew Sullivan (@sullydish) February 21, 2020
An example of the disparagement:
Hardcore partisan best known for brazenly lying about a terrorist attack weighs in: https://t.co/BgA6EKq1j2— Guy Benson (@guypbenson) February 21, 2020
Earlier, I made a similar point about conservatives and LGB critics of trans radicalism, but focused on opposition to the child transition movement.
I have conservative Christians in my feed celebrating a radical feminist lesbian while progressive queer advocates dismiss the notion of even interacting with her because she holds a single view they find heretical.— Chad Felix Greene (@chadfelixg) February 23, 2020
If Pete Buttigieg wins the nomination: His inexperience and embrace of many extreme positions (which he doesn’t seem to realize are, from the viewpoints of a great many Americans, truly extreme, especially his abortion absolutism), means Trump wins.
If Bernie Sanders wins the nomination: The exposure of his years lionizing communist dictatorships, which his fellow Democrats have given him a pass on (hoping to pick up his supporters), and the far-left economic-redistributionist policies he still holds mean Trump wins in a landslide.
If Joe Biden wins the nomination: He increasingly seems old and befuddled and Trump wins.
If Mike Bloomberg wins the nomination: Trump is the “blue-collar billionaire”; Bloomberg is just a globalist capitalist who champions policies that hollowed out industrial America. Trump wins.
If Elizabeth Warren wins the nomination: She won’t.
If Amy Klobuchar wins the nomination: At this point, she’s a wild card who, if she hews toward moderate, centrist positions, has a shot. But she hasn’t really been tested and vetted, so odds are still Trump wins.
Today I asked @amyklobuchar if there is room in her coalition for pro-life people. She said yes of course. I asked if she’d try to find common ground on bringing down the number of abortions.— Chris Crawford (@CrawfordStuff) February 10, 2020
She said “Yes. Yes.” And told me about her work in the adoption caucus in the Senate. pic.twitter.com/CIvfMSulEE
Sanders is clearly the frontrunner at this point. The moderate lane is fractured. If Democrats wish to challenge Sanders internally, Biden and Warren both need to step out now, and Buttigieg and Klobuchar are going to have to determine before Super Tuesday which one is viable.— Ben Shapiro (@benshapiro) February 12, 2020