Michael Anton has a good new article this morning.
As a close observer, I have come up with a short list of qualities that I associate with the coastal shitlibs or PMCs who run the Democratic Party who I read, watch and study on a daily basis:
Read Dana Milbank’s latest columns like when he recently accused the press of being “accessories to the murder of democracy.” This is where the herd of establishment liberals have gone in January.
This is what comes across to me as the essence of their messaging. See, for example, the ongoing moral panic over the state of American democracy in which this class of people can’t seem to decide whether the real enemy of “our democracy” is their opposition or the Constitution itself.
“In December 19, 2021—less than a week before Christmas—the Biden White House issued a statement containing the following extraordinary sentence, which astonished even the Administration’s harshest critics and alarmed many inclined to give it the benefit of the doubt:
For the unvaccinated, you’re looking at a winter of severe illness and death for yourselves, your families, and the hospitals you may soon overwhelm.
It’s rare to employ this kind of undiplomatic language even against America’s global adversaries. Against American citizens? Hence so many shocked and angry responses.
But few should have been surprised. Blue rhetoric toward Red America—unquestionably the target of the above outburst—has been unrelentingly punitive since at least 2015, and increasingly so in recent months. As one illustration, when offered the opportunity to “walk back” the above statement, the White House doubled down, and its media allies followed suit. Clearly, they’re committed to this kind of talk. To what end, we shall see below. …”
They are people who are used to barking orders and bossing other people around. It pains them that there are constitutional restraints on their power. Nothing pains them more than the disconnect between their relative size in the population and the scope of their ambitions.
If the Constitution was overthrown and they had it their way, one of the first things they would do is criminalize what words their moral inferiors can say. They would criminalize guns. They would dictate to people what they can drive, how they can live and what they can eat. They are busybodies who would report their neighbors and relatives to the FBI for “domestic extremism.”