It should be obvious by now that many, if not most, Republican leaders are worthless. It’s not just that they don’t seem to grasp what being a conservative means in the current moment, it’s that they have no interest in taking a stand against the ascendent forces of woke capitalism and an aggressive cultural left — even when they are presented with easy opportunities to do so.
Take Arkansas Gov. Asa Hutchinson, who was fool enough to go on Tucker Carlson’s show earlier this week to defend his veto of a bill that outlaws the genital mutilation and chemical castration of children. Carlson asked the governor a simple question: “Why do you think it’s important for conservatives to make certain that children can block their puberty, be chemically castrated? Why is that a conservative value?”
Carlson was right to frame the issue that way. After all, he noted, the state of Arkansas outlaws all kinds of behavior when it