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This vulgar man has squandered our decency, by Dana Milbank

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'From the birth of the Republic it has been an article of faith that self-governance cannot survive without leaders of character. Hamilton, in  Federalist 68, predicted that the Constitution would prevent those with “talents for low intrigue” from reaching the highest office:Though a majority of senators agreed that Trump had done wrong, they cleared him of wrongdoing. The Post identified more than 30 distortions in his State of the Union address, where he awarded the nation’s highest civilian honor to a man who joined him in spreading the “birther” libel & popularized the tune “Barack the Magic Negro.” Schiff said, “Truth matters little to him. What’s right matters even less, and decency matters not at all. Truth matters to you. Right matters to you. You are decent. He is not who you are.” With the GOP's  latest embrace of this man of the lowest character, they are becoming who he is.'

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