Tuesday, March 08, 2022

They're Just Bad People

An annoying mistake people make about many of our politicians is to frame their actions as BRAVE or COWARDLY. You know, someone is COWARDLY for not standing up to Trump. Nah, they're just doing what they want to do.

There are occasional examples of legitimate bravery in this context. Maybe someone like Brad Raffensperger. But very very few. The "cowards," mostly, are just assholes. Rubio, asshole. Lindsey Graham, fucking asshole.

Maybe you can argue Liz Cheney is taking a principled stand, or whatever, but she's gonna be fine. No bravery needed. What's she risking?