Talks With Yokels
The Times has another of its talks with idiots, in this case asking a group of Republicans whether the January 6 investigation made any difference them. There are two valuable takeaways here. First, these investigations made no difference at all. That doesn’t mean we shouldn’t do them. It just means that half the nation is completely lost and there’s no getting them back, at least not through investigating the nation’s first serious coup attempt. That’s depressing but it’s real.
Second, Donald Trump is absolutely going to be the Republican nominee in 2024 if he wants it. Even in here, there’s some talk that maybe these voters would prefer someone else, but if it’s Trump they are all-in and most of them are already all-in. DeSantis is the only real contender and even with him, you can easily see that all they really want is slightly more stable Trump. When that doesn’t play out, it’s all Trump all the time.