On Friday evening we had a family quarrel in the Dispatch Slack channel. I started it.
It began with this tweet from Nikki Haley reacting to the latest hourly evidence that her opponent’s thriving political career is an unanswerable indictment of America and its people.
As the most insufferably shrill Never Trumper on staff, I naturally shared the tweet with our Slack community and sniffed that Trump being distracted from policy is perhaps not the biggest problem with him manically defaming a woman he was found liable for sexually abusing.
Sure, said a colleague, but Never Trumpers aren’t the target of that tweet. Persuadable Republicans are.