Whipping Boy

The two men during happier times, 2020. (Photo by Joe Raedle/Getty Images)

Today is day four of right-wing hawks piling on Ron DeSantis over Ukraine and I’m increasingly annoyed by the spectacle.

Even though I joined in the pile-on. Eagerly!

His critics aren’t wrong. DeSantis blithely dismissing Russia’s war of conquest as a “territorial dispute” is as disgraceful and Orwellian as we detractors claim. What rankles is watching congressional Republicans suddenly summon the nerve to flog a party leader for moral equivocation toward Russia after eight years of spinning for la grande orange.

Nothing Ron DeSantis has said, and likely ever will say, approaches the depths of despicable Lindberghian useful idiocy displayed here.

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