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Old 08-21-2017, 12:53 AM
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Robert Reich posted this on fb with the below link to the article

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Trump has succeeded in unleashing the crude tribalism that historian Richard Hofstadter once called “the paranoid style.”
Whenever Americans have faced the reshuffling of status and influence—the Great Migration, the end of Jim Crow, and now the end of a white majority—we have succumbed to the anti-democratic politics of absolutism, of a “conflict between absolute good and absolute evil,” in which, Hofstadter wrote, “the quality needed is not a willingness to compromise but the will to fight things out to a finish. Nothing but complete victory will do.”
This fits Trump perfectly. “I’ll do nearly anything within legal bounds to win,” he wrote in “The Art of the Deal.” As Evan Osnos points out below, Trump has bequeathed a concoction of celebrity, wealth, and alienation more potent than any we’ve seen before in American politics.
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The Fearful and the Frustrated

Read or skim most of the article then tell us as Robert asks:
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Robert Reich posted this on fb with the below link to the article



The Fearful and the Frustrated

Read or skim most of the article then tell us as Robert asks:
What do you think?
Should we bring to the table, the elevated levels of racism from Trump's predecessor's administration?

Shall we discuss radical groups from both sides of the political and racial fence?

Or do you prefer to accept the 'teachings' of a known biased writer who couldn't find a good thing to say if the current administration farted rainbows?

Trump is a twit, he's made some major mistakes and faux pas, but in my opinion, the left would have reacted pretty much the same regardless of who the GOP candidate had been.

A temper tantrum by any other name....
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Excuse me, I must have missed the violent riots by Trump supporters when he won the election. I missed that the so-called woman's march protester announcing she had thought a lot about blowing up the WH is a Trump supporter. The gang of criminals that set an immigrant' s limo on fire on inauguration day were inspired by Trump as well. It is remarkable how hare brained partisans can make such outrageous claims as an excuse for Leftist violence.
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