From Manifesto Joe at Texas Blues:
The mogul of Atlantic City is doing some high-stakes gambling these days. And if he wins, the country is likely to lose — BIG.
I didn’t consider Donald (T)rump to be all that dangerous, even amid the comparisons to Hitler and such — until last Thursday night. I thought of him in terms of a corrupt buffoon, akin to Silvio Berlusconi, the former Italian prime minister and media mogul. But after his dark acceptance of the Republican Party nomination for the presidency, I had second thoughts.
Trump has supporters who resemble Nazis in their pugnaciousness and not-so-subtle white supremacy, and he does nothing to discourage them. He actually said he doesn’t know enough about the KKK to refute David Duke’s endorsement of him. Describing himself as the “law-and-order” candidate, he’s taking many pages out of the campaign playbook of the late Alabama Gov. George Wallace, and he’s proving much more successful than Wallace was.