Entitled Rich Kids Stick Together
[he] once wrote that the “animating impulse” of modern liberalism was to “marginalize itself and then enjoy its own company. And to make itself as unattractive to as many as possible.” “If it were a person,” he added, “it would pierce its tongue.”
Pretty funny, even if one thinks that it was itself animated by some ugly prejudices against liberal support for then unpopular causes like gay rights. Kelly himself was killed in the idiotic Iraq invasion that he helped promote, but Bret Stephens liked his joke enough to make a whole column based on it.
So what are the ways that Democrats ("liberals" in Stephens' parlance) are piercing their tongues these days? Opposing his fellow entitled rich kid and fellow Brett, Kavanaugh? Daring to actually question BK about the crimes he accused of. Daring to suspect him of transparent perjuries. Responding with measured anger to the vicious tirades of Lindsey Graham and other Republican Senators.
The NYT seems to feel that it always needs a designated right-wing jerk or three writing op-eds, and Stephens is the latest. So far as I know, the previous two, David Brooks and Ross Douthat are still around, but they do seem to have become terminally repetitive. I'm pretty sure Stephens is getting there fast.