Blog Credo

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

Tuesday, January 31, 2017

Literally And Seriously

Dana Milbank is the latest to note that Donald Trump is exactly who is critics said he would be.  As I wrote before, one of the real burdens of being a liberal in the US today is that you can see this shit coming, you can yell and point and carry on, but in the end, there are enough willfully ignorant troglodytes who will make decisions based on poorly understood feelings.

As Martin Longman notes, this is not going to get better with time.  Trump is exactly the person we said he was, his temperament is wrong, his abilities limited and his impulses damaging.

I don't know what our country will look like in 2021.

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