THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 3, 2022
We're just extremely dumb: We've been urging you to come to terms with a basic fact of political life:
At this stage of our societal meltdown, our highly self-impressed blue state team tends to be very dumb.
In this, the age of Donald J. Trump, the other side has long tended toward the mentally ill—the insane. (Our tribe's "journalists" have all agreed that this remarkable state of affairs must never be discussed.)
The other side tends toward the insane. But if it's coming at you from our own side, it will almost surely be very, very dumb.
So it is with Ed Kilgore's very dumb new report for New York magazine's Intelligencer site. In its headline, the Kilgore piece asks the only question our extremely dumb pundit/analyst class is now able to care about or ask:
Could Trump’s Fake Electors Be Charged With a Crime?
Within our failing and failed pundit class, only one question remains—can we possibly find some way to get some of The Others charged with some sorts of crimes? It's the only thing they discuss on cable. It's the basis of Kilgore's piece.
After this evening's TV shows, NBC News will finally be walking Rachel Maddow slowly away. She was on the air again last night, saying "forgery forgery forgery forgery" without ever trying to explain why she was using that word.
For Maddow, it's always been about finding crimes committed by very bad Others, big shots and regular people alike. Tonight, she's heading for the padded room, she says for the next several months.
Round the decay of that cable news wreck, a million Kilgores remain. This is the face of societal breakdown, moral and intellectual competence-wise.
It's a basic fact of political life, one which may be hard to perceive and accept:
At this stage of our societal meltdown, our highly self-impressed blue state team tends to be very dumb. We want to find ways to charge Others with crimes. Within the realm of our corporate elites, it's our only remaining desire.