- Aug 21, 2003
The negotiability of conservative principles was always apparent but the sheer range (or depth rather) of what is deemed acceptable has certainly been a surprise. It is simply not possible to stoop too low in the pursuit of power.It's amazing how much we have normalized Trump's clear mental illness. A hundred thousand Americans are dead with the likely total far higher than that and the president is golfing and tweeting murder conspiracy theories and actively harming the effort to fight the crisis. Imagine saying that only a few years ago. To conservatives competence no longer matters. Mental stability no longer matters. It is all in on whatever it takes to make sure liberals aren't in power, even if that means mass death.
Trump isn't the only mentally ill person here, conservatism has become a mental disorder.