SATURDAY, JANUARY 22, 2022
Drum, aligning with Lincoln: This is a very important post by Kevin Drum. The headline atop it says this:
Fox News viewers don’t deserve contempt. Save it for the folks fleecing them.
Inevitably, Drum's early commenters don't agree with that view. As we've noted on several occasions, our species is built to loathe Others.
At any rate, Lincoln said it first, at the end of his first Inaugural Address:
I am loath to close. We are not enemies, but friends. We must not be enemies. Though passion may have strained it must not break our bonds of affection.
In our view, that's extremely good politics in the end. But experts say it simply can't happen. They say we aren't wired for that.
The kind of statement our tribe prefers: Who knows if Stevenson actually said it? But the famous apocryphal statement does capture the drift of our crowd.