The dictionary defines“bogeyman” as“an imaginary evil spirit, typically to frighten children.” Hello, Donald Trump. It’s not clear whether he set out intentionally to elect Hillary Clinton, but there is little question that he could. While we were still burying our dead from San Bernardino, every Republican – rather than explaining why President Barack Obama’s refusal to fight the war on terror has led to this moment – instead had to condemn Trump’s mindless proposal to keep every Muslim out of the United States. It’s not just that what he says demands condemnation. It’s that it seems to give credence to the Democrats’ false narrative about Republicans. After two terms of decline and decay, voters are ready for a different approach, unless someone crashes the Republican Party. Can it be pure accident that Trump is playing the role to perfection?
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