On Erick Erickson and Andrew Tate, I found this hilarious:

"It is astonishing to me that the right has identified a Muslim man charged with rape who views women as 'currency' and deems this is the guy who should be at the helm of the movement."

Given the current GOP front runner, you'd think that he'd be a wee bit less astonished.

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I must not have paid enough attention to Tucker's shows. I never heard of Andrew Tate until a few weeks ago when I saw a news headline about him being convicted of something and another headline about some female entertainer saying she did not want to be associated with him. I did not read either story. I assumed it was something similar to QAnon - still have never met a devotee of that shadowy group. I suppose that's what is meant by the "fringe".

I do know the nation is so polarized that every questionable action or gaffe or rogue incident, no matter how isolated, is viewed as an I-told-you-so moment by someone on the opposite side.

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