Donald Trump is a lemming running off of a cliff. Paul Ryan is behind him. Paul Ryan: Follow the leader. Lemming: The key is always what the second lemming does.
Politicians are followers, not leaders. When trends shift, they jump in front of the line that is already headed in that direction and yell, “follow me.” In a sense that’s how democracy should be. The problem comes when the masses are ignorant, bigoted, and emotionally disturbed. If a progressive, enlightened leader had arose in the South in the 60’s to challenge Stennis or Eastland or Russel or Thurmond, what chance would he have stood to be elected? In fact, if one arose today, what chance would he have? Until hatred, bigotry, narrow-mindedness, ignorance, paranoia cease to be, there will always be politicians to fit the bill and so now we have; Trump!