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Donald Trump Just Stopped Being Funny

Matt Tabbi - Rolling Stone
Tabbi probably oversimplifies too much, here.
I can understand. I wouldn't want to give much credit to Trump, either, but that's dangerous.
Trump's campaign is dangerous. I'd even state it's proto-fascist in nature. It's what fascism looks like, before it's institutionalized.
Trump isn't an idiot, though, as Tabbi tries to illustrate. I'd even consider Trump to be especially crafty, when it comes to understanding how to appeal to the Republican base. And it's that appeal that makes his campaign deadly.
Trump has calculated how he can win the Republican primary. And so far, it seems as though he's guessed right. He says what he himself probably wants to hear.
What's worse, is if he wins the Republican primary, he may even have a chance of winning the Presidential election. Especially if the Democrats elect Clinton as their choice for president. Thus far, Trump has run as the anti-Clinton. He's genuine as opposed to triangulation. And in this day and age, after decades of political mind games and entrapment, my guess is is the US voter is sick of it all.
And the Democrats are the prime targets of this wrath.
Consider who the best candidates for the Democrats would be, if the playing field were even for all candidates. Sanders is decent, better than Clinton. But he's got an uphill battle to win, what with all Democratic Party forces arrayed against him. Elizabeth Warren isn't running, whatsoever. Russ Feingold has absolutely no interest. Kucinich was laughed out of DC, despite being highly intelligent and effective during his time in office. And even with all these fine candidates, they're nothing more than sheepdogs, in the end. Flaunted before the Democrat voter to assure them their ideas and values are taken seriously, when, in fact, at the very end of the day, they're ignored.
Perhaps, though, I'm just overthinking. Overly anxious at the thought of a Trump presidency. Perhaps the forces behind both the Democratic and Republican parties will win out once again over these challengers, these interlopers, to their legitimacy, and we will once again have a US government that is beholden to no one but the rich and powerful, once again.
Is that really the best case scenario, now? How sad and pathetic.


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