Teri Kanefield
+ Your AuthorsArchive @Teri_Kanefield Author, lawyer (UC Berkeley) My threads are here: terikanefield-blog.com/ NBC News Opinion contributor Impeachment notes: impeachment-trump.com/ Sep. 12, 2019 1 min read

1/ Here’s how this morning's thread came about.

I was struggling to explain this idea:

The division in the GOP is a division between Rule of Law reactionaries and Charismatic Leader reactionaries (definitions from Max Weber)

but I realized . . .

2/ . . . that first I needed to understand the GOP as a reactionary party, so I started by writing this one ⤵️

Today's thread was intended to be an explanation of why never Trump Republicans harp on Trump's fitness. (Thinking of George Conway).

3/ Also trying to get out of the "he's mentally unstable" bubble. I think it's a distraction that helps the reactionaries.

Advocating rule of law (over leadership cult) doesn't automatically mean a person is moral. Slavery & Jim Crow, happened under law.

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