Wednesday, March 2, 2016

Wratchet of Rhetoric

Have you noticed the Republicans talking about how reprehensible and unacceptable Trumps bigotry is? 
Normally we expect Republicans to tolerate and soft pedal their criticism of bigotry. We are watching a special process.  The ideals and rhetoric of inclusion and diversity were set up by progressives over decades, and are suddenly helpful to the Republicans when they are confronted by a venal, disruptive force. It becomes a watershed moment, because for the relatively small benefit of depracating their nemesis, they are driven to acknowledge a huge principle.

Tuesday, March 1, 2016


They have been the party of the super wealthy and business for decades.
They have managed well to give advantages to those who are already
prosperous. They have built their electoral base on the promises of an
expanding capitalist economy that - they say - will lift all boats
equally, on the promise of an America which allows individuals to work
hard and succeed by dint of their individual effort. But the rich have
gotten richer and the poor poorer. The promises made by the party of the
rich were wrong, perhaps lies.

And Donald Trump is their punishment. The people are fed up. Trump is
how they sabotage the party that promised prosperity and delivered debt
and insecurity. They feel betrayed and they are thrilled to deliver the
message in a candidate who will destroy the party.

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