Ms. Lindsey Graham says that Donald Trump is not only the leader but the face of the Republican Party. According to Graham, the future of the party will go through Trump and his MAGA base: “He’s ready to move on and rebuild the Republican Party and is excited about 2022. We need to unite the party. ‘Trump plus’ is the way back in 2022 and we can’t do that without Donald Trump.”
As a Democrat, as an American and more importantly as a human being we need to thank Ms. Graham and Mr. Trump. Honestly, Donald Trump is the best thing that ever happened to the Democratic Party. Since he won his “landslide” election in 2016 and had the biggest crowds the world has ever seen at his inauguration the Republicans have lost control of the Congress, then the White House, and then the Senate. And what was the single common denominator in all those loses, you guessed it, the former President and one term loser Donald J. Trump.
The GOP has been given two opportunities to move past Trump and both times they couldn’t. Even Lindsey tried to end it with Trump after the attempted but failed coup d’état on January 6th but then he came groveling back. Why? Only Trump and Putin know the answer to that question. I guess a picture (or video) really is worth a thousand words.
I think it is safe to predict that Trump is no longer a threat to American Democracy. Sure, he might still have some pull to get some QAnon nut elected dog catcher in Bumfuck, Alabama or get a thousand people to attend a rally in the town of Inbred, Mississippi to sale his hats and t-shirts but the days of Trump meaning shit to the rest of us or even to the rest of the world are over. He is a toothless, twitterless, tyrant playing in a sandbox down in Florida.
Most Americans knew that Trump sat on his ass for four years and watched television and the majority of us knew that Putin had Trump in his back pocket. We knew he was all talk and tweets and no action. We also knew he was a dangerous psychopath who had the nuclear codes. But COVID kicked his ass and exposed the fraud that he is, a man with no plan, no clue, who thought he could bullshit his way out everything just like he had done his entire life. But when the presidential rubber met the road, smoke, mirrors, and spray tan was not a blueprint for success or to get reelected.
It estimated that of those Americans that identify as Republicans 75% still believe that Donald J. Trump is the second coming of Jesus Christ and 25% want nothing to do with him. Here is what I know, if the GOP puts Trumpy candidates on ballot in districts where cousins marry cousins, and daddies date their stepdaughters they might win. But in districts where family trees actually have branches they will lose and they will keep losing because, let’s all say it together, TRUMP IS A LOSER.
Sixty Minutes did a segment on the SolarWinds Russian hack, described as the biggest, and most intrusive hack the US Government has ever experienced, and an operation we still haven’t figured out how to shut down. This happened on Trump’s watch and in typical Trump fashion he stated that “The Cyber Hack is far greater in the Fake News Media than in actuality. I have been fully briefed and everything is well under control. Russia, Russia, Russia is the priority chant when anything happens because Lamestream is, for mostly financial reasons, petrified of discussing the possibility that it may be China (it may!).”
Why would the majority of Republicans and Lindsey Graham want more of this kind of insanity? Why do they think this clown is a genius? I simply can’t answer that question. All I can say is thank you. If the GOP are too stupid not to run away from MAGA and Trumpism then they deserve each other. Even Mitch McConnell knows we are right he just didn’t have the courage to admit it when it mattered most.
It’s nice to have a human being leading this country again. It’s nice to see kids, grandkids and dogs at the White House. Normal feels good. Normal feels peaceful, reassuring, stable, and American. Thank you Donald Trump for reminding us what we have been missing for four years.