From an astute commenter on today's NY Times:
"For the white people who have never fully recovered from the economic collapse brought by G W Bush, Trump is a Teflon super-hero. You cannot reason with these voters or convince them how little regard Trump truly has for working people and how they are just pawns in his personal power game.
We hold a mirror up to our society during an election. Is it really true that we see nearly half of our nation willing to accept an ignorant, hate-mongering fraud as their President? "
And it is that fact that scares me. I live in a country, maybe even a town, where nearly half the people, a dangerous many of them gun fanatics, are so ignorant they are willing to risk throwing the baby of what's left of our democracy out with the bathwater of congressional failure and stagnation without ever questioning their own part in the decline of political altruism. In Europe, a wave of frustration is exhibiting itself in right wing party electoral punch as well, but public support for such groups ranges below 25% of voters.
So if you're feeling a little blue, listen to Bill Moyers and what he has to say this week about the election. He has the gift of humanizing any issue without sentimentalizing. I still miss his PBS show.
Here's a taste of what Bill Moyers has to say about the state of America today (link below)
And here's the link to the whole article. It's brilliant: