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This was part of the emotional force of the tea party: not just the advancement of racial minorities, gays, and women but the simultaneous demonization of the white working-class world, its culture and way of life. Obama never intended this, but he became a symbol to many of this cultural marginalization. The Black Lives Matter left stoked the fires still further; so did the gay left, for whom the word magnanimity seems unknown, even in the wake of stunning successes.

Via Andrew Sullivan’s May 2, 2016 New York Magazine cover story Democracies end when they are too democratic. And right now, America is a breeding ground for tyranny.

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