I received an email containing the following:
H.L. Mencken (A.D. 1880 – A.D. 1956) was a journalist, satirist, critic and registered Democrat.
Mencken reportedly wrote an editorial that appeared in the July 26 , A.D. 1920 edition of the Baltimore Evening Sun. In that editorial Mencken observed and predicted that:
“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.”
Apparently, Mencken was more than a talented satirist–he was also a gifted prophet.