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Saturday, November 26, 2016

Broken idols (O'Hehir)

Those who try to assure us that the emergency is not an emergency, or to insist that the enduring institutions of democracy will surely triumph over this mass hallucination, are either cowardly or stupid or have their heads buried somewhere that isn’t the sand.  Furthermore, they haven’t been paying attention:  Aren’t these the same responsible grownups who understood how things worked in the real world, and who felt sure that Jeb Bush would be the Republican nominee, and that Hillary Clinton would win the election in a historic landslide?  At some point, clinging to your broken idols while barbarians ransack the temple just becomes pathetic.

Andrew O'Hehir

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