In his continued push against the “indoctrination” of students, Gov. Ron DeSantis on Tuesday signed legislation that will require public universities and colleges to survey students, faculty and staff about their beliefs and viewpoints to support “intellectual diversity.”
They keep upping the ante because they never get called.
As to the Dems, well…as I’ve said, my entire voting experience has been lesser of evils, but it’s also — again and always — an elite/corporate media that will never accept Democrats as anything but subordinate.
Repugs can — and do — make outrageous charges and claims, which filter through the wingnut media, get dutifully and uncritically echoed by the rest of the elite press, and become accepted, if not as facts, then myths.
The media can’t quit Trump…but they can’t quit Mitch, they couldn’t quit Bush Junior, they couldn’t quit the Tea Party (or their present-day CRT rageaholic descendents).
They practically willed Bush, Jr. into office after hounding Clinton and exulting toxic Newt Gingrich…
You can go back further. Oliver North should have been disgraced.
Instead, he became a wingnut hero (Dems didn’t help when they did everything in their power to ensure Reagan’s Teflon would never be tarnished).
Lee Atwater, Roger Stone, and Paul Manafort were or are established and accepted Beltway denizens…hmmm…I wonder if they were as smarmy and sleazy in their day as Tucker Carlson is now?
My guess is…yeah.
And, to go out on a tangent here, that’s also why and how utterly cynical attempts to suppress votes don’t immediately generate outrage up to eleven.
An even halfway decent/anemic press should be vigorously demanding that a small-d-representative-democracy should be taking any and every step to ensure universal access to voting, without hours-long lines, which is a modern-day version of a poll tax.
Instead, we’re treated to blather about Moscow Mitch’s hardball tactics or savvy manipulation of Senate rules.
Oh, and Democrats will perpetually be in disarray.