August 10, 2015
Mark Steyn: ‘The sheer stupidity of the last 48 hours ought to be embarrassing to any self-governing people’
Mark Steyn writes:
Once the fake-o vapors of the Age of Outrage go bipartisan you might as well forget about America’s future. Even if you think Trump did intend it as a time-of-the-month innuendo, so what? Who cares? I don’t want Erick Erickson’s old-time menstrual show trying to outbid the left in shriveling and narrowing the bounds of what’s “acceptable”. Because in the early 21st century the shrill little twerps shrieking “You can’t say that!” are a far bigger problem than the stuff they object to. Let’s suppose Erick Erickson got his way – and that for the first time in the history of the republic or indeed any other free society the leading candidate of a major party was destroyed by one highly ambiguous supposed menstrual crack. Is that likely to improve the quality of either public life in this country or those attracted to it? Or would it lead it to American politics becoming even more weird and detached from reality and just a con-game for freaks, hangers-on and the consultant-industrial complex?