Monday, March 14, 2016
Donald Trump: Is Now a Good Time to Worry?
Politico has just published a litany of Trump's errors, exaggerations and outright lies. Now all politicians can be caught in miscues, but what's amazing about the Politico story is that it limits itself to just the past week.
A week ago, I told you that Trump's appeal is NOT his penchant for discussing his penis size, which some of you find refreshing and "telling it like it is," even when it isn't. No, it's his appeal to the Authoritarians in our midst, people who want order and fear unknowns like two little Syrian girls or the gay community.
Trump's last week has included violent protests in places like St. Louis. A Guardian stringer called the crowd "midwestern nice," but turned ugly when the doors were closed at an overbooked event. Midwestern nice had suddenly become a mob. "Extraordinary fury was unleashed by the ordinary, in plain sight, in the midday sun, and political darkness rose."
Unfortunately, Trump will attract Democrats and Independents and is likely going to be elected President. A thin-skinned narcissist with no real understanding of domestic or foreign policy will not make America great again, but might bring this nation, and democracy itself, to their knees.