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The Dangerous Acceptance of Donald Trump, by Adam Gopnik of the New Yorker


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There's a very real possibility of there being a President Trump.

This New Yorker opinion piece holds no punches.

Nate Silver gives a Trump presidency 25% chance of happening.

So you're saying there's a chance? I really don't like those odds. 

Any chance you have a link to that Nate Silver prediction?

Yikes. 

That's a little too close to reality. 

"He makes his enmity to American values clear when he suggests that the Presidency holds absolute power, through which he will be able to end opposition—whether by questioning the ownership of newspapers or talking about changing libel laws or threatening to take away F.C.C. licenses. To say “Well, he would not really have the power to accomplish that” is to misunderstand the nature of thin-skinned authoritarians in power. They do not arrive in office and discover, as constitutionalists do, that their capabilities are more limited than they imagined. They arrive, and then make their power as large as they can."

Which is a truly frightening thought since he doesn't understand that power should have limits. 

More frightening: neither do millions of his supporters.

TENS of millions. That's REALLY frightening.

(The thought of Trump makes me queazy, but I just had to get this in)

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Amen. Read the New Yorker article. It's very articulate to this point. 

Geez he just gets worse the more I learn. 

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