Hall of Famer
- Sep 2, 2001
I can't figure out how much is tribalism and how much arises organically from the grievances and resentments that seem to animate the bulk of Trump's supporters.What we learn from all this is that leadership matters. All of these gymnastics occurs because of Trump's positioning himself as a deplorable forces his supporters to rationalize their support. It means minimizing the moral stain by managing to equate nazis with those who oppose them. Thus Nazis must be reduced to mere thugs. All of this because Trump and partisanship leads them here. None of us can feel good about this, about being so dependent on something so unreliable as the moral compass of leaders.