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    H.L. Mencken (born 1880 - died 1956) was a journalist, satirist, critic, and Democrat. He wrote this editorial while working for the Baltimore Evening Sun, which appeared in the July 26, 1920, edition:

    "As democracy is perfected, the office of the President represents, more and more closely, the inner soul of the people. 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 occupied by a downright fool and complete narcissistic moron."

    ----H.L. Mencken, The Baltimore Evening Sun,
    July 26, 1920
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    Quote Originally Posted by Retread View Post
    H.L. Mencken (born 1880 - died 1956) was a journalist, satirist, critic, and Democrat. He wrote this editorial while working for the Baltimore Evening Sun, which appeared in the July 26, 1920, edition:

    "As democracy is perfected, the office of the President represents, more and more closely, the inner soul of the people. 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 occupied by a downright fool and complete narcissistic moron."

    ----H.L. Mencken, The Baltimore Evening Sun,
    July 26, 1920
    It sounds like Mr. Mencken had little respect for the "plain folks of the land". Perhaps his "plain folks" term would translate today as the "low information voter"?
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