The HTML title tag on this Luther Ray Abel NR Corner post says that Republican Losers Making Asses of Themselves. True! But the actual article headline is ‘Fools and Failures’.
After quoting a tweet from the execrable Josh Hawley:
The old party is dead. Time to bury it. Build something new— Josh Hawley (@HawleyMO) November 13, 2022
Luther (I call him Luther) continues:
Trump and his cohort have lost what could have been won, repeatedly. By rejecting the reality and root of their failure, they continue as a fool and his court of lickspittle facsimiles — angry at all the wrong things.
A self-appointed Purgatory of pride and delusion. Sad.
Damn, that young man can write.
For further diagnosis, Eric Boehm wonders: Maybe Republicans Need a Policy Agenda After All?
Without a hateable foil to run against, Trumpism doesn't work as a campaign strategy. It's time for Republicans to rediscover the value of actually having ideas.
I'm not holding my breath waiting for the current GOP "base" to stop being a personality cult.
Well this just hurts: J.D. Tuccille observes that A Potted Plant Could Beat a Trump Republican.
And did, in Pennsylvania.
This may not seem related to the previous items, but: Richard Gunderman muses on the Pathologies of Victimhood.
As I keep pointing out: this is something George F. Will observed eight years ago: "[W]hen they make victimhood a coveted status that confers privileges, victims proliferate."
And he got vilified for that too.