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Camille Paglia on the Campaign Trail
« on: March 24, 2016, 05:36:22 AM »
What has the world come to when the best writing about the election cycle comes from a feminist lesbian culture critic? Not sure, but she continues to make good observations. She is a Bernie supporter, but she gives Trump his due.

Here she is, ripping on Ted Cruz and his ridiculous response to the Brussels bombing:

Ted Cruz took the prize for dolt of the day, however, with his call for U.S. law enforcement to “patrol and secure Muslim neighborhoods before they become radicalized.” What exactly are the telltale signs of creeping radicalization that roving patrol cars would be able to spot—an uptick in Bedouin garb and the waving of scimitars in the street, as in a Rudolph Valentino movie? And how would American police “secure” any neighborhood without violating basic constitutional rights?

http://www.salon.com/2016/03/24/camille_paglia_this_is_why_trumps_winning_and_why_i_wont_vote_for_hillary/
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Re: Camille Paglia on the Campaign Trail
« Reply #1 on: March 24, 2016, 09:33:05 AM »
What has the world come to when the best writing about the election cycle comes from a feminist lesbian culture critic? Not sure, but she continues to make good observations. She is a Bernie supporter, but she gives Trump his due.

Here she is, ripping on Ted Cruz and his ridiculous response to the Brussels bombing:

Ted Cruz took the prize for dolt of the day, however, with his call for U.S. law enforcement to “patrol and secure Muslim neighborhoods before they become radicalized.” What exactly are the telltale signs of creeping radicalization that roving patrol cars would be able to spot—an uptick in Bedouin garb and the waving of scimitars in the street, as in a Rudolph Valentino movie? And how would American police “secure” any neighborhood without violating basic constitutional rights?

http://www.salon.com/2016/03/24/camille_paglia_this_is_why_trumps_winning_and_why_i_wont_vote_for_hillary/

What is interesting is that Tailgunner Ted, supposedly a constitutional lawyer, knows that what he is calling for is patently unconstitutional.
Which is pretty interesting.

As Charlie Pierce sez, "This guy is Joe McCarthy without the booze, and with a much better chance to be president."
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