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Wed Jul 12, 2017, 06:14 PM

Authoratarian Idol vs. Bandit King? We Will Soon Know

Recently, some have said that Trump's appeal to his base comes from their need for an Authoritarian leader.

I (still) say that his base is a bunch of biker-wannabe-outlaws who worship him for being their Bandit King. The Bandit King has a few things in common with an authoritarian leader. He respects "traditional" (i.e. peasant) values. He uses force. He boasts about his machismo. But in many other ways, the Bandit King is very different from your typical dictator.

Now, we will find out. It is 100% clear as day that quid pro quo was involved in Trump Jr.'s meeting with the Russian attorney. She gave him assistance. And, in exchange, Trump fired the prosecutor prosecuting her client and arranged to have the case settled for something less than a wrist slap.

I say that Trump's base will do nothing. Or maybe even cheer. Out loud, they will change the topic of conversation to Clinton. They will make it all about her (supposed) guilt. "Of course Trump wanted dirt on that criminal Hillary. No price was too high." Quietly, they will applaud their man for being a criminal who gets away with Criming While White--their own personal goal in life.

I may be wrong. Maybe his base (and the GOP establishment) will finally turn from him in disgust at this obvious criminal conspiracy. But I think they won't. And if they do not disavow him, consider the possibility that I am right and that the only way to stop his corrupt reign is to prove to his outlaw base and the criminal GOP that he is not THEIR Bandit King.

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