I’ve long been critical of these so-called “moderate” Republicans whom center-right Democrats love to praise. Don’t get me wrong, Republicans who do the right thing should receive some praise to incentivize them to keep doing good things. But let’s not pretend that they’re on our side.
People often say, “a broken clock is right twice a day,” right? Well, I use a 24-hour clock, so a broken analog clock would only be right once a day. That’s Susan Collins and Jeff Flake. That was John McCain. Compared to the rest of their party, they’re fine. More objectively speaking, they’re not.
They are not our friends.