David Roberts+ Your Authors @drvox Seattleite transplanted from Tennessee; now blogging for vox.com/ about energy politics. Climate hawk, deficit dove. Not a doctor. Apr. 11, 2019 1 min read + Your Authors

What's happening to Ilhan Omar is US politics in miniature. The right instantly unified behind grotesque bad-faith attacks. Did the left similarly unify in her defense? Ha, no. Just a bunch of hand-wringing about how many that ONE thing she said was KINDA bad if you squint...

I know it's an old joke that the left refuses to take its own side in a fight, but sometimes it really pisses me off.

I should add: hand-wringing *meant to impress other hand-wringers*. No one on the right appreciates your very high-minded ability to see all the nuances. They view it as blood in the water, reason to re-double any attack.

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