That such a flawed contender could be a front-runner tells us more about what’s wrong with the country than about what’s wrong with his followers.
People have every reason to expect that their government will take its most basic responsibilities seriously, and every reason to be angry when, instead, it proves more feckless than conscientious.
the indignant Trump voters fail to grasp the rationale that led the federal government to conclude that increasing risks to Americans was an acceptable trade-off for a policy that “prohibited immigration officials from reviewing the social media messages of all foreign citizens applying for U.S. visas.”
The Cabinet officer in charge of Homeland Security, as the president understands that concept, favored the policy because he feared more aggressive scrutiny of visa applications might trigger “a civil liberties backlash and ‘bad public relations’ for the Obama administration,” according to ABC News.
In other words, how dumb can Trump supporters be, that they see our government sloppy and feckless and, failing to be “stoic” in the face of the San Berardino massacre, will turn a blind eye to such malfeasance?