The Middle Finger Election
One Week To Go
"The tweets, the insults, the bullying aren’t the bugs; they are just versions of the middle finger—and his people love it. Conservative ideas are just the gloss. I suspect Buckley himself would’ve had a different word for this: nihilism."
Wise words from
: Two years of accommodating deception, cruelty and corruption, can be a temporary bargain. In four years, it becomes a habit. In eight years, it becomes a culture.
"With Trump, it can always get worse, because there is no bottom. In just four years, Trump has already made the conservative movement, dumber, crueler, more dishonest, and more extreme. Rationalization has turned to acceptance."
There are 7 days to go until Election Day, and then 78 days until the Inauguration.
: "But we are also seeing the devolution of the right, from Buckley, to Reagan, to the Flight 93 election, and now to the Election of the Raised Middle Finger...2024 will be The Grunt and Head-Butt Election (an essay by Victor D. Hanson."
Two years of accommodating deception, cruelty and corruption, can be a temporary bargain. In four years, it becomes a habit. In eight years, it becomes a culture.
“[Trump's] a hammer in search of a nail," says Ben Shapiro. "Sometimes he hits a nail and it is super satisfying and sometimes he hits a baby and it is far less satisfying….” Apparently, you have to smash some babies to make an omelet, or something.
Morning Shots: The Middle Finger Election