Fear Itself: Maybe We Shouldn’t be so Afraid of It

In my relentless attempts to understand the Trump base, I’ve reframed the question we keep asking: “Can you imagine how the Republicans would be reacting if Obama did the same things?” The consensus answer to this is that the GOP would have had their hair on fire from Revelation One, even as we find it inconceivable that Obama could have ever done 1/100 of the crimes Trump has gotten away with.