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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

Friday, March 25, 2016

Holy Crap

This piece by Franklin Foer really lays bare the central theme of Trump's life: misogyny.  This explains the preening, superficial alpha-male bluster, the contempt for "political correctness" and his treatment of everyone from Megyn Kelly to Rosie O'Donnell.

The question, of course, is what will this mean in the general election, running against the first female nominee of a major political party.  Josh Marshall thinks it will get quite ugly, and I agree.  I also agree with Marshall that this caps Trump's electoral ceiling far below the level necessary to win the presidency.

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