All you identity-politicians? We tried to warn you; if your worldview is built around building up your own identity segment by punching down – which, in this day and age, inevitably ends up punching down on blue-collar white guys, a constituency that has only Larry the Cable Guy to speak for it – eventually those blue collar white guys are going to play identity politics right back.
Protesters? Yeah, we kinda hinted that walking around dressed like lady parts was gonna backfire on you. And it did.
And news media? Your serial dishonesty – not every one of you, but the dominant social current in your trade?
For example – your crushing silence about the scope and sweep of Barack Obama’s executive orders?
John Podhoretz’s admonition is particularly relevant because so many of these Obama-era precedents did not get the left’s “creeping fascism” sense tingling at the time. To rend garments over these actions now only because the Trump White House is undertaking them is not just unwise; it’s insulting.
The whole thing – by Noah Rothman – is worth a read.