Before you close this tab, consider the definition coined by Aaron James.
An asshole is someone who:
allows himself to enjoy special advantages in social relations out of an entrenched sense of entitlement that immunizes him against the complaints of other people
Such people know and recognize there are social boundaries that exist for the common good. However, they believe themselves entitled to be above such boundaries. They push passed the boundaries of civility knowing most of us will not act. They stop short of the line at which we will act.
Donald John Trump is the epitome of James’ philosophy of assholes.
He’s also set to test the limits of our democratic instituitons. It is the horrifying to watch the system bend to his will. It’s horrifying to watch the GOP in the form of Ryan and McConnell smile and nod.
Are we strong enough to stand up to this strongman?