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The whole aim of practical politics is to keep the populace alarmed (and hence clamorous to be led to safety) by menacing it with an endless series of hobgoblins, all of them imaginary.

H.L. Mencken

Thursday, June 11, 2015

The Stupid

Josh Marshall examines Scott Walker's latest bit of evil.

I don't think this is necessarily a way to maintain the privilege of riches, as he suggests at the end.  It's rather that Walker - who failed to graduate from college - is placing himself as an anti-intellectual populist.  True, he's a "populist" in the pocket of the Koch brothers, but if he can run against pointy-headed elitists who think and read and shit, he'll have an angle to the GOP nomination.

I am hopeful that this is not a venue to the White House, but one never knows.

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