THE DANGEROUS NORMALIZATION OF DONALD TRUMP

The Belly of the Beast

[This article first appeared at billmoyers.com on January 5, 2017]

There’s a way to keep our short attention spans and Trump’s norm-shattering behavior from damaging the republic: “Expose and Oppose.”

The Dangerous Normalization of Donald Trump

[W]hatever is going to happen is really here now — if only one could see it.”
— H.G. WELLS, 1916

Americans are living through the dangerous effort to normalize the abnormal candidate who won the presidency with a record popular vote deficit of nearly 3 million ballots. Donald Trump has about the same popular support as losing candidates Michael Dukakis (1988) and John Kerry (2004). But that won’t slow him down.

As with many insecure leaders, he’ll attempt to govern as if he had a mandate for sweeping change. He doesn’t. Any mandate resides with the opposition.

The first step in his path toward a destination that only he knows is normalizing him. He’ll…

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There’s a Monster….

Such an appropriate thought for today.

Right Brain Rants

Be weary of the Monster. Regardless of the shape it chooses today. Stay free of the demon. that only wants to take and take

Till it’s all been taken away.

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FBI interviews Hillary Clinton in email probe: campaign

Geez

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US Democratic presidential hopeful former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton speaks during the American Israel Public Affairs Committee (AIPAC) 2016 Policy Conference at the Verizon Center in Washington, DC, March 21, 2016. / AFP / SAUL LOEB (Photo credit should read SAUL LOEB/AFP/Getty Images)

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Gratitude #7

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Originally posted on Source of Inspiration:
Today I am grateful for laughter, smiles and giggles, eyes that twinkle belly laughs shared with friends and family and all whom I meet along the way.

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Donald Trump: Dead candidate walking

Republicans have nominated a candidate who is tangentially Republican and whose staunchest supporters are left to argue he is fit for the presidency only because his Democratic opponent is more unfit.

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Americans Trust Clinton Over Trump On Terror Threat

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US Democratic presidential hopeful former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton speaks during the American Israel Public Affairs Committee (AIPAC) 2016 Policy Conference at the Verizon Center in Washington, DC, March 21, 2016. / AFP / SAUL LOEB (Photo credit should read SAUL LOEB/AFP/Getty Images)

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U.S. says Russian ship raised false signal in incident

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