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A Singular Thunderclap

Now this is a good idea.

“When people hear concerns about democracies declining into authoritarianism, they expect that moment to come in a singular thunderclap where everyone can see that this is the time,” said Ian Bassin, who’s leading the new group. “In reality, often times, democracies decline over a period of years that happen through a series of much smaller steps.”

http://www.politico.com/story/2017/02/obama-trump-lawyers-worst-case-235280

When I read quotes like this one from Sean Spicer, my blood just boils.

“White House press secretary Sean Spicer, responding to the group’s formation, said, ‘This administration has raised the level of ethics training and oversight to a new level compared to the practices of the previous administration.’ ”

Eight years of the Obama administration without one scandal, and he has the gall to say this? It’s as if the concept of honesty has just completely and utterly deserted our country’s leadership, and what’s even more appalling is how many people buy their disingenuous tripe.