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Sun May 24, 2020, 05:29 PM

Insightful 100 year old Prophecy

"As democracy is perfected, the office of the President represents, more and more closely, the inner soul of the people. On some great and glorious day, the plain folks of the land will reach their hearts desire at last, and the White House will be occupied by a downright fool and complete narcissistic moron."

H.l.Mencken
The Baltimore Evening Sun July 26 1920

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KS Toronado May 2020 OP
marybourg May 2020 #1
dweller May 2020 #2
KS Toronado May 2020 #4
dweller May 2020 #5
Kaiserguy May 2020 #3

Response to KS Toronado (Original post)

Sun May 24, 2020, 05:31 PM

1. Wow. Too bad he didn't go on to tell us what to do about it.

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Response to KS Toronado (Original post)

Sun May 24, 2020, 05:37 PM

2. quote is incorrect

he said "downright moron"

not narcissistic moron

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Response to dweller (Reply #2)

Sun May 24, 2020, 08:30 PM

4. WOW, thanks for the heads up, did a web search and you are correct

someone somewhere sometime added "fool and complete narcissistic", which really fits trump better, IMO

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Response to KS Toronado (Reply #4)

Sun May 24, 2020, 09:30 PM

5. if you are going to quote Mencken

best get it right ...

Democracy is the theory that the common people know what they want, and deserve to get it good and hard.
"A Few Pages of Notes," The Smart Set (January 1915); later published in A Little Book in C major (1916), and A Mencken Crestomathy (1949)

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Response to KS Toronado (Original post)

Sun May 24, 2020, 06:03 PM

3. Only one problem

The moron lost by 3 Million votes. So Trump doesn't represent the majority.

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