Friday, April 29, 2016

David Brooks: The GOP Doesn't Realize "This Is A McCarthy Moment"

Update: Ivana Trump's Revelations Concerning Donald's Fondness For Hitler's Speeches 

Compendium Of Pax Posts About Donald Trump

David Brooks: The GOP doesn’t realize “this is a Joe McCarthy moment” — history will judge them for where they stood

It's strange to think that one's position on Donald Trump is worthy of historical import, but it will be

In his Friday New York Times column, economist David Brooks argued that unbeknownst to itself, the Republican Party is having “a Joe McCarthy moment” — meaning that history will judge people by “where they stood at this time,” and that those “who walked with Trump will be tainted forever after for the degradation of standards and the general election slaughter.”
He wrote that America will, after this election, need “a new national story,” because up until now, “America’s story has been some version of the rags-to-riches story, the lone individual who rises from the bottom through pluck and work.” That story doesn’t work anymore, because as the relative successes of the Donald Trump and Bernie Sanders campaigns have demonstrated, people believe that system is rigged:
I don’t know what the new national story will be, but maybe it will be less individualistic and more redemptive. Maybe it will be a story about communities that heal those who suffer from addiction, broken homes, trauma, prison and loss, a story of those who triumph over the isolation, social instability and dislocation so common today.
We’ll probably need a new definition of masculinity, too…

Melania Trump
First Lady
Or, First Centerfold?

Trump's Immigrant Slovenian Wife (And Nude GQ Model) Gives First Interview

Melania Trump On Her Rise, Her Family Secrets, and Her True Political Views: "Nobody Will Ever Know"

Donald Trump: The Paranoid Style In American Politics And The Ongoing Festival Of Hatred

Update: Ivana Trump's Revelations Concerning Donald's Fondness For Hitler's Speeches 

"Mediocre Philosophy Sells. It Makes The Half-Literate Feel Smart"

Trump: For The Fearful, Random Decisiveness Is More Attractive Than Wisdom, Prudence, Truth

Spot-On Truth-Teller Donald Trump: The Most Important Thing Said At The Republican Debate

Moderate Republican For Trump: Only Trump Can Restore GOP Sanity... By A Landslide Loss

Video Of New Hampshire State Representative And Trump Supporter, Susan DeLemus, A Case Study In Madness

Donald Trump Describes His 1-Year-Old Daughter In Most Cringe-Worthy Video Clip Yet

First Lady, Melania Trump, Is A Slovenian Immigrant

Trump: For The Fearful, Random Decisiveness Is More Attractive Than Wisdom, Prudence, Truth

"Lies, Lies, Lies"
"On The Media" Explores Donald Trump's Appeal And His Historical Background

Evangelicals LOVE Donald Trump: 
We Are Known By The Company We Keep

Donald Trump: "Everything I'm About To Tell You Is A Lie." Supporters Cheer

The Self-Chosen Face Of The Republican Party: Not Any Old Asshole... An Asshole's Asshole

Trumpward Christian Soldiers

Trump's "Piece Of Ass" Quote

Don't Forget: Donald Trump Wants To Bang His Daughter

Trump Says Illegals Flooding Across Border...
... But In Which Direction? 

"Are Republicans Insane?" Best Pax Posts

Mark Twain, Adolf Hitler And The Dunning-Kruger Effect

New York Times Interviews David Dunning, Co-Author Of The Dunning-Kruger Effect 

McArthur Wheeler: Patron Saint Of American "Conservatism"

Stupidity For Dummies: The Study Of Ignorance Helps Understand How Intelligence Works

Alan: Despite Trump's encouragement of the worst angels of our nature, I want him to win the Republican nomination 
to reveal the terrified face of American conservatism.
Remember: If you're terrified, the terrorists won.
And you made their victory possible.
Quos deus vult perdere prius dementat

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