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2017-04-26 03:31 pm


As an indication of the normalization of Donald Trump, as he seems to be backing away from a more radical white nationalism, one Times writer notes:

Mr. Trump remains the kind of conservative president whom one expects to say, proudly and often, “the chief business of the American people is business.” Although Calvin Coolidge said it first, Mr. Trump shows increasing signs of thinking along broadly Coolidgean lines, and of redirecting Republican policies toward the pre-New Deal, pre-Cold War party of William McKinley and Coolidge, with its roots in the party of Abraham Lincoln.

I'd be more hesitant about associating Trump with Lincoln, but the point is well-taken. He is more of a garden variety plutocrat than an emerging Hitler figure. That is a cause for some relief, but it is still a slow-moving nightmare.

[Source: Charles R. Kesler at NYT]