Saturday, May 7, 2016

Sticks and Stones

When vitriol is what you serve for breakfast, lunch and dinner, don't expect those at the table to be hungry.

If there is a lesson to be learned, and I still think it far too early to draw definite conclusions, it is that, even in your own house, there are limits to political incorrectness. 

Mr. Trump began his campaign by eschewing the concept of coloring within the lines. He convinced those who pledge allegiance to him that we no longer have the time to waste on speaking in innuendos. It was merely a sign of weakness to hold one's tongue. And so he didn't. 

As if those he insulted, whose integrity he impugned, whose manhood or womanhood he demeaned, would ultimately respect him for his brutal honesty. 

And he seems hurt by those who now reject him, like a wife beater surprised when his spouse refuses his embrace. Mr. Trump may live by the sticks and stones saying, but his words are coming back to hurt him.

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