One caveat: one should resist the temptation to call Sullivan’s post an example of a rational Democrat and progressive rejecting his own side in response to ethical misconduct.
“So why do so many people tell pollsters they think Roe shouldn’t be overturned? It’s because most people don’t understand Roe and don’t understand that overturning it returns the issue to lawmakers and the states.”
If Sullivan’s substack newsletter were Ethics Alarms, his intense post called “The Trouble With Jon Stewart” would be tagged as a “Popeye,” as in “That’s all I can takes, ‘cuz I can’t takes no more!”
Too often also, we are all too willing to forgive our own side things maybe we shouldn’t, and not willing to forgive the other side anything, even things we probably should.
Sullivan couldn’t quite bring himself to accept what I, to name just one objective analysts, figured out and have been documenting for more than a decade. Now he has.
A brave, if not perfect, essay that sounds the right alarms…
There’s nothing new here, but a sort-of progressive explaining it is helpful.
Andrew is spot on this time.
No, tribal hatred does not consume “the best of us.” It does consume a lot of people who pretend to be better than they are, and it would have been helpful if Andrew had the courage to upset his friends on the Left and say so.
This is a good essay to send to your freinds who are teetering on the brink of madness.