Okay, you won’t believe this one. Or, rather, you will, but the barf bags you label “M, Tu, W, Th, F” in anticipation of the coming week in conservatism will fill up faster than a pair of Trump family pantaloons at a New York deposition. J.D. Vance, the guy who less than a week ago blithely proclaimed that he doesn’t “really care what happens to Ukraine,” is now criticizing Joe Biden for his supposed “lack of leadership” on the world stage.
Vance was briefly a media darling after he wrote a book that supposedly gave us insight into why millions of poor Appalachian folks thought a guy who couldn’t keep blackjack dealers employed in Atlantic City could somehow bring jobs back to coal country.
It’s not that Vance loved Donald Trump. But his lived experience was supposedly valuable in opening our eyes to the brutal realities that led so many working-class Americans down such a dark orange path. In fact, in 2016, the author was downright scathing when it came to Trump—then he realized he wanted to run for a Senate seat in Ohio, at which point his strongly held principles were hoovered straight up the ocher ape’s sphincter, along with the rest of his straight-talking good-ol’-boy shtick.