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Mon Dec 5, 2016, 09:04 AM Dec 2016

Charles M. Blow: Trump's Agents of Idiocracy

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Trump’s Agents of Idiocracy
Charles M. Blow
DEC. 5, 2016

Last week when Donald Trump began his so-called Thank You Tour in Cincinnati, he had yet another opportunity to be magnanimous and conciliatory, to step beyond the division and acrimony of his campaign and into the unity and healing necessary to be president of a strained nation.

As is his wont, he declined, instead gloating and boasting, playing to the minority of American voters who chose him, relishing his own impenitence.

He is choosing to push America further apart rather than bring it closer together.

And be clear: It is not the job of the defiant to conform to a future president who makes them completely uncomfortable. The burden of unity lies with Trump, not his detractors.

“Just wait and see.” “Give him a chance.” But what if what you’ve already seen is so beyond the pale that it’s irrevocable? What if Trump has already squandered more chances than most of us will ever have?

What if Trump has shown himself beyond doubt and with absolute certainty to be a demagogue and bigot and xenophobe and has given space and voice to concordant voices in the country and in his emerging Legion of Doom cabinet? In that reality, resistance isn’t about mindless obstruction by people blinded by the pain of ideological defeat or people gorging on sour grapes. To the contrary, resistance then is an act of radical, even revolutionary, patriotism. Resistance isn’t about damaging the country, but protecting it.


This is why resistance isn’t only principled, but essential and even existential.

We are not in an ordinary postelection period of national unity and rapprochement. We are facing the potential abrogation of fundamental American ideals. We stand at the precipice, staring into an abyss that grows darker by the day.

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Charles M. Blow: Trump's Agents of Idiocracy (Original Post) babylonsister Dec 2016 OP
Our not-Prez is a dunce. C_U_L8R Dec 2016 #1
A really fucking stinking duffus loser. lonestarnot Dec 2016 #3
I love how Charles Blow Gets IT and has been calling out drumpf! Cha Dec 2016 #2
Not my President, DK504 Dec 2016 #4
Charles Blow is saltpoint Dec 2016 #5
K&R smirkymonkey Dec 2016 #6


(45,055 posts)
1. Our not-Prez is a dunce.
Mon Dec 5, 2016, 09:10 AM
Dec 2016

Trump is so clearly over-his-head faking-it.
His incompetence is showing for all to see.
Inexperience and ignorance is not a strategy
that's gonna produce any good result.
So dumb it hurts.


(298,452 posts)
2. I love how Charles Blow Gets IT and has been calling out drumpf!
Mon Dec 5, 2016, 09:14 AM
Dec 2016

"give him a chance" is a meme thought up by the Cons.. the only ones buying it are the suckers who voted for him.. or just plain suckers.

Thank you, babylonsister!


(3,847 posts)
4. Not my President,
Mon Dec 5, 2016, 11:47 AM
Dec 2016

he's already blown his chance. His massive refusal to abide by the Constitution makes him ineligible to hold office.

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