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A downright moron

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Henry Louis Mencken wrote an article on the Baltimore Sun, on 26 July, 1920, that amongst other things read:

As democracy is perfected, the office represents, more and more closely, the inner soul of the people. We move toward a lofty ideal. On some great and glorious day the plain folks of the land will reach their heart’s desire at last, and the White House will be adorned by a downright moron.

It seems we have “perfected” democracy. He himself clairvoyantly recognised it.