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ENVIRONMENT GLOBAL WARMING AND CLIMATE CHANGE: CLIMATE CHANGE DECEIT : ENVIRONMENT GLOBAL WARMING AND CLIMATE CHANGE : CLIMATE CHANGE DENIAL : DISINFORMATION : UNITED STATES: POLITICS: POLITICAL PARTIES: REPUBLICAN PARTY, TEA PARTY : INDUSTRIES: PETROLEUM : LIBERTARIANISM : RACISM : BIGOTRY : EXTREMISM : HATE GROUPS : INTOLERANCE : DONALD TRUMP : BLATANT FALSEHOODS : SERIAL LIARS : REPUBLICAN WAR ON WOMEN : RAPE CULTURE : SEXISM : NEO-NAZIS : KU KLUX KLAN : RELIGION: CHRISTIANS: RELIGIOUS RIGHT : VIOLATIONS OF THE CONSTITUTION : MEDIA SUPPRESSION : LEGAL ISSUES : REPUBLICAN OBAMACARE REPEAL : MEDIA : FREEDOM OF THE PRESS : CENSORSHIP : POLITICS: VOTER SUPPRESSION : DICTATORSHIPS : OLIGARCHIES : FAKE NEWS : MENTAL ILLNESS: Donald Trump Will be a Two-Term President - Unless the Opposition can Find a Way to Change America

David P. Dillard
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ENVIRONMENT GLOBAL WARMING AND CLIMATE CHANGE: CLIMATE CHANGE DECEIT :

ENVIRONMENT GLOBAL WARMING AND CLIMATE CHANGE : CLIMATE CHANGE DENIAL :

DISINFORMATION :

UNITED STATES: POLITICS: POLITICAL PARTIES: REPUBLICAN PARTY, TEA PARTY :

INDUSTRIES: PETROLEUM :

LIBERTARIANISM :

RACISM :

BIGOTRY :

EXTREMISM :

HATE GROUPS :

INTOLERANCE :

DONALD TRUMP :

BLATANT FALSEHOODS :

SERIAL LIARS :

REPUBLICAN WAR ON WOMEN :

RAPE CULTURE :

SEXISM :

NEO-NAZIS :

KU KLUX KLAN :

RELIGION: CHRISTIANS: RELIGIOUS RIGHT :

VIOLATIONS OF THE CONSTITUTION :

MEDIA SUPPRESSION :

LEGAL ISSUES :

REPUBLICAN OBAMACARE REPEAL :

MEDIA :

FREEDOM OF THE PRESS :

CENSORSHIP :

POLITICS: VOTER SUPPRESSION :

DICTATORSHIPS :

OLIGARCHIES :

FAKE NEWS :

MENTAL ILLNESS:

Donald Trump Will be a Two-Term President -
Unless the Opposition can Find a Way to Change America

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Donald Trump Will be a Two-Term President -
Unless the Opposition can Find a Way to Change America

Focusing on Trump's lies, or his personal flaws, won't get it done. We
must change the American consciousness

OLUFEMI TAIWO

TOPICS:

2016 PRESIDENTIAL ELECTION, ANTI-TRUMP PROTESTS, DONALD TRUMP,
DONALD TRUMP 100 DAYS, DONALD TRUMP PROTESTS, DONALD TRUMP RESISTANCE,
MERRICK GARLAND, NEIL GORSUCH, RACISM, RESISTANCE, SUPREME COURT, TRUMP
ADMINISTRATION, TRUMP SUPPORTERS, TRUMP VOTERS, POLITICS NEWS


Sunday, April 30, 2017 05:00 PM EDT

Salon

http://www.salon.com/2017/04/30/donald-trump-will-be- 
a-two-term-president-unless-the-left-can-unite-around-
a-coherent-strategy/

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A shorter URL for the above link:

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http://tinyurl.com/lmsuj34

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Ongoing opposition to Donald J. Trumps presidency continues a trend that
began during the election campaign: a singular focus on the man and his
foibles, as if those who supported him did not get enough of the hashing
and rehashing of those same weaknesses before Election Day. Many of us in
the opposition are still acting surprised that he is such a consummate con
artist, liar, bloviator, narcissist and so on, in office as he was on the
campaign trail.

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What were we supposed to expect? That Trump was only lying to get into
office and would stop doing so out of respect for the majesty of the
presidency? That his narcissism would be attenuated somehow by the demands
of the office? That he would suddenly become a ratiocinative person just
because he is now president? That his racism would evaporate because,
somehow, the presidency is a cure for that disorder?

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Trumps triumph has little to do with the man himself, whatever his
strengths and weaknesses or even the genius of his campaign strategies. It
has more to do with where the nation is, where we its people or at least a
salient segment of us are, and the state of our public life and discourse
and the institutions that provide the vessels in which they unfold. Our
vituperations against Trump will not deny him a second term if those
fundamentals do not change significantly. Of course, if we are lucky, the
man will self-destruct. Dont count on it.

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Ours is a degraded country epitomized in a degraded electorate, degraded
media and degraded institutions  political, educational and bureaucratic.

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We still have a two-party system, but in name only. The dominant
Republican party is in thrall to a membership that no longer can
distinguish between truth and falsehood and is ever eager to dismiss that
distinction when confronted by or caught out in blatant falsehoods. The
partys leadership is so hell-bent on power and the actuation of its
destructive ideology that it unapologetically deploys scorched-earth
practices, in or out of power. Republicans have transmuted into a tribe
marked by unanimity of opinion or, failing that, ideological purity that
brooks no dissent or makes its transaction costs prohibitive; absolutely
petrified of the vengeance of a followership it has nurtured to this level
of destructive baying for blood; unmindful of, if not actively willing to
abet, the damages it does to the most important of our time-honored
institutions and practices.


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The complete article may be read at the URL above.

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