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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

Saturday, August 5, 2017


Jon Chait makes the case that Trump's presidency has already failed.  It is tough to argue against any of the particulars.  Trump should not be president.  Increasingly, he has earned the opprobrium or defiance of increasing parts of "his party" and the government at large.

We are not terribly far from a scenario where Trump seeks to launch an attack on North Korea and his military balks, creating a potential crisis within the institution of the military.

If this does play out in some form, if the GOP manages to discover their spine and sense of national duty, if Trump gets bounced from office somehow, it is absolutely imperative that Democrats make sure that EVERYONE knows that Trump was a creature of the Republican party at large.  Trump IS the modern GOP base.

We have them to thank for this shitshow.

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