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

Wednesday, February 8, 2017

I'm Not Usually An Alarmist, But....

Here we have Senate Republicans shutting up Elizabeth Warren for reading the words of Coretta Scott King.  And here we have Der Gropenfuhrer threatening to destroy a state legislator in Texas.

There is no doubt that Trump is A) a narcissistic paranoid with delusions of grandeur and B) already prone to authoritarianism and C) surrounded by crypto-fascists and neo-Nazis.  The worry has always been that Republicans would roll over for Trump's egregious violations of American political norms for the sake of enjoying the power that comes with controlling three branches of government.

These are examples of that in action.  Not only have they excused Trump's excesses, but they are beginning to internalize that sort of behavior themselves.

This won't end well.

Nevertheless, she persisted....

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