“There is no redemption in being one of the ‘good Nazis.'”
James Fallows has an interesting column as part of his Trump Time Capsule series. It’s worth reading in its entirety, but the conclusion is particularly noteworthy:
. . I realize that cavils of this sort have been pre-dismissed by Trump’s supporters. But if norms as seemingly unchallenged as the release of tax returns, and of medical medical reports that don’t seem to be written like infomercial copy, can be brushed aside, that is just a taste of what a Trump administration might bring. Three and a half months before the election, he is showing us who he is.
Bonus: it’s word noting for the historical record the unusual editorial that theWashington Post has just put out, with the headline “Donald Trump Is a Unique Threat to American Democracy.” And just now a lifetime Republican official from Illinois has put out a resignation statement, saying “A party willing to lend its collective capital to Donald Trump has entered a compromise beyond any credible threshold of legitimacy. There is no redemption in being one of the ‘good Nazis.’”
The people who oppose Trump recognize the stakes.
UPDATE: And while you’re at it, by all means read this Fallows column. From that column:
… A little later that morning Trump tweeted this about Tim Kaine.
What’s wrong with this? Exactly the same is true of Mike Pence. It’s not disqualifying for either Kaine or Pence — adjustment to the presidential-nominee’s views is part of running as vice president — but for anyone but Trump it would seem inexplicable to make a point so glaringly vulnerable to a “what about you?” response.
Something is wrong with this man.
Again, read the whole thing.