This could be uncomfortable, as Sasse is scheduled to appear in Iowa in two weeks, as keynote speaker for a local GOP dinner.
A water-carrier and a bonehead to boot. This is the kind of all-caps mentality one sees in the comment threads under pieces by Jonah Goldberg and Kevin Williamson. I recall a couple of comments under a piece by Michael Barone about a week ago - a piece having to do with the current ratcheted-up level of violence coming from the Left, in which he mentions in passing that Trump has "repeatedly transgressed longstanding political etiquette" (and does indeed show once again that maybe he's not the astute tea-leaf-reader that makes for his reputation, saying that the then-still-to-be-held Georgia 6th district race could go the Dem way due to Trump's demeanor; of course that didn't happen). For that, he was called a doormat, and more to the point, a leftist. A leftist! In reaction to a piece calling out the left for its violence!
This Kaufmann character in Iowa obviously knows nothing of Sasse beyond Sasse's position on Trump. For that matter, he obviously has never given a microsecond of thought to the three pillars of conservatism. He might spend an evening soon with Sasse's new book on how to make an adult.
But this is what you get from slavish Squirrel-Hair devotees.
And nearly as harmful are the talk-radio barkers and third-tier columnists who put down those of us who take the full measure of Squirrel-Hair, using the derisive term "muh principles."
No, thanks. I'm not interested in an American politics driven by raw tribalism.