Nov 22, 2021Liked by Berny Belvedere

Agree with everything except the last sentence. MAGA was there before Trump. He just distilled it, and poured off all of the waste products of previous versions of conservatism. Now there's nothing else left. If Trump decided to spend the rest of his life playing golf, we wouldn't see a re-emergence of fusionism or anything like it.

But Trump won't retire. He'll win in 2024, legitimately or otherwise, and entrench Trumpism indefinitely.

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Nov 23, 2021Liked by Berny Belvedere

Excellent excellent analysis. I have one small caveat. DeSantis governs well and consistently. He is decidedly more libertarian than I am but I understand his moves when he makes them even when I don't agree with them.

His digs against the left that has been trying to crucify him on every level since he was elected are delicious.

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