Drudge Retort: The Other Side of the News
Tuesday, May 07, 2019

Jennifer Mercieca: While Trump has marketed himself as the apotheosis of American exceptionalism -- as the nation's hero -- he uses rhetorical tactics more often associated with unheroic authoritarian leaders, tactics that are designed to gain compliance (which is a kind of force) rather than to persuade. The result of such behavior and communication in a democracy is the slow -- or sometimes rapid -- erosion of democratic norms.

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"it feels like only a matter of time"

This political moment is akin to Hitler wanting Sudentenland.

If we don't oppose Trump now, history tells us what we get.

#1 | Posted by Zed at 2019-05-07 09:29 AM | Reply | Funny: 1 | Newsworthy 1

Todays "Rule of Law", "States Rights", defenders of "democracy", Constitution loving and regular communers with the Founders will not be sharing their vast knowledge of everything on this thread

Because they are getting what they always wanted, in Trump

#2 | Posted by ChiefTutMoses at 2019-05-07 10:27 AM | Reply | Newsworthy 4

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