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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, May 25, 2017

Stay Classy

Remember when we were surprised when a political figure accidentally shot a guy in the face?

Now we have the GOP puking up a House candidate accused of assault and reports have notorious goon Corey Lewandowski being rehabilitated for Trump's crisis management team.

I've had a hard time accepting the term "fascist" for Trump's brand of politics, because Fascism means something specific.  But every time the Trump GOP embraces political violence - or even just explains it away - we are getting close to having that term slip from the realm of hyperbole.

UPDATE: And, sure enough, the conservative wing descends quickly into the gutter.  I think we can objectively describe the modern conservative movement as "Fuck all of y'all, I got mine."  Modified with incessant whining over any form of taxation to provide for the common weal.

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