Josh Hawley says real men value courage. Not many in Trump’s party clear the bar.
Reprinted with Full Credit to the Author JOHN F. HARRIS Editor & Co-Founder of Politico
07/07/2022 04:30 AM EDT
America, many conservatives believe, is facing a masculinity crisis. The general drift of modern culture, the argument goes, has merged with the anti-patriarchal agenda of the radical left to create a climate in which boys and men are made to feel that there is something inherently suspect or even shameful about their sex. Little wonder, asserted Sen. Josh Hawley of Missouri in a widely publicized address last year, that many men have lost their self-confidence and no longer represent “the traditional masculine virtues — things like courage, and independence and assertiveness.” Hawley’s speech did not take note of how thoroughly masculine virtues, under this definition, have been diluted within his own Republican Party during the Trump era. Nor did he cite the figure who is the most vivid counterexample. The person who is the most credible answer to the GOP’s manhood problem is a woman: Liz Cheney. Liz Cheney: ‘Republicans cannot be both loyal to Donald Trump and loyal to the Constitution’
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