Funny how now that some of the right people are thinking about TEOTWAWKI prep, it's time to think mournfully about the breakdown of civility. And clearly the breakdown isn't the sort of thing we saw in Ferguson or the Pink Hat March, but the behavior of those awful people who elected Trump, not realizing the danger that he was going to become a fascist dictator.
I worry about Trump in a lot of ways, but honestly not that he'll be a fascist dictator. I worry that he'll be ineffectual or wobbly, not that he'll be wildly successful in becoming Kim Jong Il. It's already pretty clear he won't wobble on a number of conservative issues, so perhaps I'll have to grit my teeth only over trade protectionism and Keynesian stimulus spending. I don't see any support for my initial fear that he would be ineffectual, either, but we haven't yet gotten into the nitty-gritty of any legislation. I will cheer if he slaps the Republicans around and keeps their eye on the ball.