Monday, October 17, 2016
The Atlantic is against Trump
For only the third time in its 100+ year history, The Atlantic has endorsed a candidate for President. It first endorsed Lincoln in 1860 and then Johnson in 1964. Now they are more against Trump than for Clinton. The magazine says "Donald Trump, on the other hand, has no record of public service and no qualifications for public office. His affect is that of an infomercial huckster; he traffics in conspiracy theories and racist invective; he is appallingly sexist; he is erratic, secretive, and xenophobic; he expresses admiration for authoritarian rulers, and evinces authoritarian tendencies himself. He is easily goaded, a poor quality for someone seeking control of America’s nuclear arsenal. He is an enemy of fact-based discourse; he is ignorant of, and indifferent to, the Constitution; he appears not to read."