Sunday, August 23, 2015

Taibbi on Trump

Matt Taibbi was blowing off the Donald Trump candidacy as a joke in his piece that I linked to last week. He's not doing that anymore. Says he:
Trump had the whole country rubbernecking as this preposterous Spaulding Smails caricature of a spoiled rich kid drove the family Rolls (our illustrious electoral process in this metaphor) off the road into a ditch. It was brilliant theater for a while, but the ugliness factor has gotten out of control.  
Trump is probably too dumb to realize it, or maybe he isn't, but he doesn't need to win anything to become the most dangerous person in America. He can do plenty of damage just by encouraging people to be as uninhibited in their stupidity as he is.
Read the rest here.

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