Thursday, February 25, 2016

Taibbi: Prepare for King Trump

Matt Taibbi has a lengthy -- lengthy! -- new essay up at Rolling Stone that examines the Trump nomination -- the possibility of which feels a whole lot more likely today than it did a few weeks ago. Per Taibbi, the Donald's race to the top is an indictment of our entire electoral process, and the inevitable result of decades of misuse and abuse. Here's a taste:
...unless the field unexpectedly narrows before March. Trump has a chokehold on somewhere between 25 and 40 percent of the Republican vote, scoring in one poll across every category: young and old, educated and less so, hardcore conservatives and registered Democrats, with men and with women, Megyn Kelly's "wherever" notwithstanding. Trump the Builder of Anti-Rapist Walls even earns an estimated 25 percent of the GOP Latino vote.  
Moreover, there's evidence that human polling undercounts Trump's votes, as people support him in larger numbers when they don't have to admit their leanings to a live human being. Like autoerotic asphyxiation, supporting Donald Trump is an activity many people prefer to enjoy in a private setting, like in a shower or a voting booth.
There's much more, of course, and all in that inimitable Taibbi style that we love so much. Read it all here.

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