The participants: Tim Miller and Tom Nichols, on one side, and Rameesh Ponnuru and John McCormack (from National Review), on the other. (David French comes in at the end as a sort of peace-maker.) I don’t comment on Twitter anymore, but I really wanted to weigh on the points made in this debate, so I’m going to do that in this thread–just to get it off my chest.
Tim Miller starts the thread by criticizing a recent Peggy Noonan op-ed (which I haven’t read). Her article condemns Trump now, but Miller finds this annoying as she didn’t vote for Biden (and refused to endorse him over Trump?). He wonders why she should have a prominent platform–why people should trust her judgment–especially if she doesn’t recognize (and apologize) for this error in judgment.
Ponnuru calls Miller “insuferable” for this position, and Miller responds by saying, “The people who knew better and who couldn’t swallow their pride and just admit the obvious truth that this dangerous con man had to be removed and Joe Biden was a perfectly fine alternative are insufferable and I’m not sure why we need to suffer their lecturing anymore.”John McCormack responds: “Tim, what do you think about people who couldn’t vote for Biden because they think dismembering an extra 60,000 babies each year is evil?” Here’s where I want to comment, and I’ll do so in the comments section.
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