David Von Drehle has written the most idiotic centrist hot take in the history of idiotic centrist hot takes. Some highlights:
Wanna-be Nazis parading by torchlight through Charlottesville was a radical moment. Masked leftists marauding through Berkeley was another radical moment. Radical politics are the most dangerous kind, whether they arise from the right or the left.[….]
The ostensibly conservative Republican Party was taken over by a man who stands against core conservative values such as prudence, order, tradition and free markets. Meanwhile, the ostensibly liberal Democratic Party was nearly hijacked by a socialist.[….]
Principled liberals and conservatives need to wake up to this peril. The solid center that has defined American politics for generations is under assault by empowered radicals on both sides.
And closes with a predictable Houston-themed cliche:
There’s no time to waste. The water is rising.
Top this one, Ron Fournier. I don’t think you can do it.