“Perfect storm” is played to death, so let’s just go with “perfect combination”. Whatever your terminology of choice, the stage is set and the evidence is bubbling to the surface of what will be, as soon as the Republican primary season wraps up, a long and absolutely ugly Presidential campaign. Vast and unchecked amounts of political dollars will be able to tap into this ever-prevalent yet somehow ill-defined world of seething discontent among a certain subset of the population.
A rational observer might cut through the b.s. and say that the “subset” of the population are better described as “white, religious, and conservative” and that the “ill-defined” nature can be easily described as overt racism and sexism, but to bring that amount of candor to the table is to be labeled an elitist.
Consider the following political cartoon that almost made its way into the News-Tribune of Rome, Georgia: