The non-blog of Andrew Sullivan -- America's most wildly overpaid shopworn gay Tory Catholic "True Conservative" caterwaul-generator -- has slumped into a slack and predictable pattern.
1. Trump is a existential threat of the first order.
The gnawingly persistent question in the Trump years so far is a relatively simple one: Is this reparable? By which I mean: Can Trump’s admixture of malevolence, corruption, and incompetence be survived without permanent damage? Is this a minor heart attack from which this democracy and the world can soon recover … or is it a major one whose consequences are, in some respects, permanent?
Which is true enough. But you know what would have been nice? If every single fucking yard of the road down which this rough beast slouched all the way to the White House hadn't been paved and straightened for decades by Andrew Fucking Sullivan and the rest of the Beltway Both Siderist brigade
2. Dyspeptic shots at Hillary Clinton, either head-on or en passant
And few doubt that [Theresa] May has run a terrible campaign. She has made the Clinton mistake: She seems to believe that simply by not being her unelectable, extremist opponent, she’ll win...
You thought I was brutal about Clinton’s abilities? Here’s Rod Liddle in the Spectator of London (a Tory magazine) comparing May to a...
3. Bitching about those terrible Lefty social justice warriors who are just ruining everything
What makes this incident particularly troubling is not just the chanting, the underlying menace, the foul language, and the racist rhetoric (for the students, white is a reflexively dirty word), but that it represents a critical moment in which the physical space of a campus is taken over by the social-justice left. Not content with hijacking the curriculum, in forcing race reeducation programs on students and faculty, and in policing the hiring of faculty to exclude heretics, the SJW movement now wants to add an element of danger to the mix.
Mr. Sullivan has made an entire career out of speaking sweepingly and authoritatively about people, movements and entire countries about which he knows virtually nothing. And now, like so many Conservative pundits who have lived to see Reality expose their life's work as frivolous and appallingly negligent, the bitter dregs of Both Siderism is all these burned-out Beltway fossils have left.
Don't believe me?
Take a look at the latest wisdom from Bloody Bill Kristol:
As long as American media corporations have enough money sloshing around in their coffers to keep the likes of Andrew Sullivan and Bill Kristol (And David Frum. And David Brooks. And Matthew Dowd. And Michael Gerson. And Joe Scarborough, And Greta Van Susteren, And Hugh Hewitt. And Jeffrey Lord. And Boris Alexandrovich Epshteyn. And Jennifer Rubin. And Kathleen Parker. And Ann Coulter. And Peggy Noonan. And Stephen Moore. And Charlie Sykes. And Rick Wilson. And every single, soulless sonofabitch at Fox News. And... And... And...) on the Wingnut Welfare dole, you will never convince me that America's corporate tax rate is too high.The right is buffoonish and bullying.— Bill Kristol (@BillKristol) June 3, 2017
The center is earnest and nagging.
The left is self-righteous and hectoring.
What's a guy to do?