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This week my daughter got married, so I spent a little time talking politics with my brother and brother-in-law. My brother-in-law is a conservative Republican, and active enough to get regular emails from his state GOP. We don’t agree on policy, nor did we discuss it, but he agreed that Donald Trump is a very dangerous, selfish demagogue. He also thinks Trump is running because President Obama humiliated him at the 2011 White House Correspondents’ Dinner, and that President Obama was justified in ridiculing Trump’s birther nonsense. And he agreed, sadly, that Trump will probably win the GOP nomination.
Our one disagreement was on Trump advocating violence at his rallies. My brother-in-law said the protesters were responsible for the violence because they were rude and disruptive, and “Both sides need to learn to be more civil and polite.”
I didn’t respond to that….