It's the people who fall for his authoritarian fantasies who scare the shite out of me.
Donald Trump's most recent rant about Obama being "insane" seems to have struck a chord with those who are looking for an autocrat to rescue us from the mess that Obama and his progressive and isolationist boosters have created. Yes, yes, some commentators are saying, Americans are looking for a "strong leader" when the government has proved to be so ineffective at solving our problems. So the kick-ass, take-no-prisoners, speaks-his-mind Donald Trump is pulling Americans into his camp in droves.
We've seen what has happened in country after country when the calls go up for a muscular boss, like, say, Mussolini. A dictatorial state, loss of civil liberties and, ultimately more chaos and disaster. That Trump continues to gain support with his harebrained, simplistic and autocratic fantasies is bad news for our cherished American values.
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