What if the Next One Isn’t an Idiot?

We’ve seen his kind before, or nearly. Trump is his own special breed of carnival barker, no doubt, but in some ways he has a lot in common with his disgusting idol, Andrew Jackson, as well as with the deplorable Andrew Johnson, who ascended to the Presidency after Lincoln was assassinated, and promptly got himself impeached. There’s Nixon too, of course, whose corruption and illegalities were myriad, though in many ways not particularly Trumpian, especially since Nixon did his conspiring in secret and wasn’t, at the end of the day, willing to tear the whole system down. What really makes … Continue reading What if the Next One Isn’t an Idiot?