If You Actually Believed The Trumpocalypse Would Finally Kill The Big Lie of Both Siderism...
...you do not understand anything about anything.
Because as the Trump madness accelerates, the market demand for seating in the Both Sides Do It bunker isn't collapsing, baby, it's booming!
From Jonah Goldberg at the National Review today (no link because f*ck him):
There are other echoes of 2016 on the Democratic side. Many now flock to the banner of “socialism” the way the Bannonites rallied for nationalism. And both sides are doubling down on identity politics — Trumpists rushing to the defense of men, and leftists calling out white women who don’t toe the line as “gender traitors.”
This is how we got here. It will get worse because there are no incentives to be better. It won’t end well either, but at least it will feel familiar.
From The Daily Caller's Matt Lewis Wednesday:
From Vogue today. Yes, that Vogue:
In a New Interview, Melania Trump Attempts to “Both Sides” #MeToo
On her recent first major solo trip abroad to Africa, noted feminist hero and First Lady Melania Trump took a break from modeling colonialist fashion to speak with ABC News about her role and, interestingly, #MeToo. When asked by Tom Llamas if she believes women and supports the movement, Mrs. Trump gave a cautious answer: “I support the women, and they need to be heard,” said the First Lady. “We need to support them and also men, not just women.”
She went on to stress the need for survivors to provide backup for their claims, and, tearing a page from her husband’s playbook, used the opportunity to get in a little dig at the media. “We need to have really hard evidence that, you know, that if you are accused of something, show the evidence,” she added. “I do stand with women but . . . You cannot just say to somebody, ‘I was sexually assaulted’ . . . because sometimes the media goes too far."...
From John "154 Delegates Bitches!" Kasich a couple of days ago:
Kasich: Both sides wrong in Kavanaugh fight
Ohio Governor John Kasich is speaking out after Brett Kavanaugh's confirmation to the U.S. Supreme Court. The Republican slammed both Republicans and Democrats for how the Kavanaugh confirmation hearings were conducted.
“It's both sides, a pox on both houses for the way this was conducted and people in the country are appalled. That's because it's like I got to win and you got to lose. So look, sometimes you can have a short term win and the long term you have to wonder about the soul of our country," Kasich said...
From the Chair of the Log Cabin Republicans:
It was the business model that Sippy Cupp used last year at HLN to successfully wheedle herself back into CNN's good graces
How SE Cupp Plans to ‘Dismantle’ Political Correctness on Her New HLN Show ‘Unfiltered’
S.E. Cupp’s show “Unfiltered” debuts on Monday night, but don’t expect the longtime conservative commentator to abide by typical mainstream media rules regarding political correctness — she prefers common sense.
“On both sides of the aisle, political correctness is used as a cudgel to animate both liberals and conservatives and the more important thing to focus on is common sense,” Cupp told TheWrap. “If common sense is our guiding principle, both in life and politics, we can actually make things a lot easier for ourselves.”...
Hell, even third-tier comedians can smell the profit in this scam:
Comedian Christopher Titus skewers both sides of the aisle in 'Amerigeddon'
Christopher Titus has gone political with his latest stand-up comedy show, “Amerigeddon,” but he doesn’t want to further divide an already polarized country.
“Uniting the country, one drunk audience at a time,” Titus says. “That’s my goal.”
Titus designed “Amerigeddon” to be nonpartisan and skewers both the right and the left...
As long as the American media values evading accountability over reporting accurately, the Both Sides Do It bunker will always be open for business. And as long as the Both Sides Do It bunker remains open for business, the worst people in American will always feel free to can go right on f*cking us over with impunity, secure in the knowledge that they can then scamper back to its cozy confines when it comes time for them to pay for their sins.
crossposted from driftglass