I do hope the Democrats listen to [David Shor] even if it means they do better in elections. Why? Well, for several reasons. First, because if they listened to him, the Democratic Party would move rightward. Second, I think the actual policies associated with “defund the police,” “birthing persons,” “Latinx,” etc. are profoundly bad for America. And third, because if the Democrats stopped talking about ridiculous things, it would deny many Republicans the psychological permission to behave like idiots or support demagogic buffoons.
Jonah Goldberg, That Shor Sounds Good
If you click on the word “idiot,” you’ll get a truly cringeworthy ad for a “gun-totin’ calendar girl” running for governor of Nevada. But bear in mind that “truly cringeworthy” is still far, far superior to anything touched by Matt Gaetz.