Sunday, March 06, 2016

Sheldon Richman on Donald Trump

From his latest "TGIF" column:

For decades the Republican leadership (committed to corporate privilege and costly empire) encouraged a base of jingoists, protectionists, nativists, and other "politically incorrect" types, whom it then largely took for granted. The leadership wanted their votes, but not their opinions. It never expected those folks to one day embrace a presidential candidate who said aloud whatever they were thinking. So it underestimated Trump and now is in big trouble.

If that was Richman's main point it would still be well worth a read. But he takes it an entirely different, and equally important, direction. So get thee hence and take it all in.

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