Quote for the day

Presidents should lead by example. They should model behavior and inspire confidence. Trump failed on all counts, because … he is himself.

Leading a cult is not the same as leading a country. Presidential leadership is born of character — morality, honesty, courage, stability — traits foreign to Trump, traits to which he is actively hostile.

Trump’s thoroughly inept handling of this crisis will not pass from the American memory easily. Fear and panic will help etch this one into the psyche. This will leave a scar.

Charles Blow, New York Times

For forty years the loony right has disparaged education as elitism, struggled to embed its superstitions into the law, whined about their declining influence — and finally, in a spasm of reaction, succeeded in electing Donald Trump to the presidency.

As democracy is perfected, the office represents, more and more closely, the inner soul of the people. We move toward a lofty ideal. On some great and glorious day the plain folks of the land will reach their heart’s desire at last, and the White House will be adorned by a downright moron.

H.L. Mencken


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