Sunday, March 06, 2016

Recommended Reading

Matt Taibbi over at Rolling Stone looks at Donald Trump's ascension and makes some linkages with George W. Bush's election sixteen years ago, positing that one led to the other, with some key distinctions to be made all the same:
...Unlike Bush, who had the decency to not even try to understand the news, Trump reads all sorts of crazy things and believes them all. From theories about vaccines causing autism to conspiratorial questions about the pillow on Antonin Scalia's face to Internet legends about Americans using bullets dipped in pigs' blood to shoot Muslims, there isn't any absurd idea Donald Trump isn't willing to entertain, so long as it fits in with his worldview.  
But Washington is freaking out about Trump in a way they never did about Bush. Why? Because Bush was their moron, while Trump is his own moron. That's really what it comes down to.
 Read the rest here. As always from Taibbi, informative and entertaining.

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