I deplore hyperbole and sensationalism in politics. I am quick to remind people to keep our politics in a broader, historical perspective. I respect people from both parties, and while some Presidencies have been better than others, I have believed that, whether America is under Democratic or Republican leadership, our country will broadly be fine.
Thursday night, watching Donald Trump accept the nomination for President, I was the most genuinely frightened I have ever been in my life.
A year ago, I predicted that Trump could be the Republican nominee. I didn’t realize how frightening of a prediction I made.
I have routinely dismissed outlandish comparisons of Trump to fascism. After Thursday night, no longer.
I regularly mock the notion that “this election is the most important one in a generation.” This time, I’m not so dismissive.
Let’s talk about that convention.
From night one, I realized this was…
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