Democracy Held Once Again

Way back in 1912 former president Theodore Roosevelt lost the presidential nomination of the Republican Party to incumbent president William Howard Taft. Roosevelt formed a third party called The Progressive Party which was also referred to as the Bull Moose Party. Roosevelt and Taft basically split the Republican vote in half giving the presidency to Democrat Woodrow Wilson.

Why am I sharing this history lesson with you? Because a year from now, Ronald Frump will not be the Republican nominee for President and rather than endorse and support whoever the candidate is he will start his own party, The MAGA Party (placeholder) and split the Republican vote just like Roosevelt did back in 1912.

Now would this make me sad? Oh, hell no, I will buy an extra-large tub of popcorn and gladly watch the bloodbath that will ensue. Frump has already destroyed the Grand Old Party. I mean look at its “stars”, Marjorie Taylor Greene, Matt Gaetz, Lauren Boebert, Jim Jordan, Ted Cruz, and Ron Johnson. All hateful, racist, “Christian” trash who view Frump’s arrival in biblical terms. The midterms proved that the GOP is already split in half. Frump will happily finish it off just to keep the money rolling in.   

You see Ronald doesn’t care about Making America Great Again, Ronald cares about keeping his orange ass out of jail and convincing all those white rednecks that support him to keep sending him their cigarette and beer money. This is about the grift for the entire Frump family. Being President was nothing more than a license to steal from the very beginning. The Frump crime family used their “connections” and I believe we will soon discover illegal access to American security intelligence to get cash from foreign countries like Saudi Arabia, Russia, Qatar, and China.

Do you think the Saudi crown prince gave Jared Kushner $2 billion dollars because he thought Ivanka’s fake tits were hot? No, the Frump family got the money for not making a big fuss about the Saudis killing and chopping up Washington Post reporter Jamal Khashoggi. The evidence was very clear that the Saudi crown prince ordered the execution. Shit there is video evidence of Khashoggi going into a building, and Saudi thugs coming out with trash bags leaving no trace of Khashoggi. Frump’s response at the time; “It could very well be that the crown prince had knowledge of this tragic event — maybe he did and maybe he didn’t! We may never know all of the facts surrounding the murder of Mr. Jamal Khashoggi. In any case, our relationship is with the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia.” End of story, where is our check?

It would have been my hope that by this time Frump’s MAGA sheep would have figured out his con by now. But they haven’t I guess for the same reason that Kenneth Copeland, Joel Osteen, Jim Bakker, and Jimmy Swaggart still rake in millions selling Jesus to the masses on television.

When my mother was settling the estate of her grandmother, a woman that received a very small monthly social security check and had no other possessions other than the clothes in her closet, she found years of cancelled one- and five-dollar checks written weekly to PTL, televangelists Jim and Tammy Faye Bakker tv program. My mom thought about going through the checks and adding them all up but gave up because of the sheer number of them.

I can only assume Jim and Tammy Faye filled a hole in her life, not only entertainment but an escape. Here were two clean-cut, Christian people that God had blessed with both wealth and celebrity, a life she never had or would ever have. She died before it all came crashing down on the Bakker’s.

That’s what Ronald Frump delivers for the MAGA lemmings. He fills a hole in the life of Joe six-pack, who saw himself as powerless until Frump came on the scene. Now he is part of a club, a cult if you will, that has numbers, perceived power, and a leader willing to stick it to the man with some mean tweets. But like Jim and Tammy Faye Bakker, Frump isn’t who MAGA thinks he is. Yes, he is rich (we think). Yes, he is famous (just ask him). But he is also a crook, a cheat, weak, a loser, dumb as a bag of rocks and truly fucked-up.

At this point MAGA and way too many still in the GOP will follow him over the cliff. They have had every opportunity to get away from him, but they can’t. For whatever reason, despite all the lies and the evidence presented (and the evidence they claim to have but just can’t find it) they keep drinking the Kool-Aid. How much longer do we have? Diabetes, lung cancer, cirrhosis of the liver and heart attacks will whittle down the MAGA throng in the coming years just like COVID did. Frump in an orange jumpsuit should help but then he becomes a martyr for the lunatic fringe.  

Is he still a menace to our democracy? Sure, he continues to support and encourage people to tear down what he lost, can’t have and I doubt will ever get again. But the one thing he doesn’t have, which makes me sleep better at night, is the code to start a nuclear war. If you must remind people that you are a “stable genius”, which he did again today, chances are you aren’t, and we all know he isn’t.       

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I am a frustrated writer and poet waiting to be discovered. A stand-up philosopher performing on a street corner near you. A Christian with questions but I don’t want to hear your answers. A Buddhist with a bumper sticker on my truck to prove it. A collector of quotes. A grower of lettuce. The Patron Saint of earthworms who name their children after me. A cyclist whose big ass strains the seams of his Lycra bibs. I am American by birth, Southern by the grace of God. My goal in life is to leave an imprint on the lives of the people I love not a footprint on the earth. I am a son, a husband, a father composed of 65%-Oxygen, 18%-Carbon, 10%-Hydrogen, 3%-Nitrogen, 3%-Diet Coke and 1%-Oreo.
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2 Responses to Democracy Held Once Again

  1. mistermuse says:

    There are millions of Americans like your mother’s grandmother who don’t have the emotional or intellectual wherewithal to understand how they are being used and taken in by the likes of Trump and televangelists. I feel sorry for them because they don’t know any better. The problem is that when they vote for and/or support con artists, it helps prop up the ‘bad guys,’ which affects the rest of us and has consequences for society as a whole.

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  2. maryplumbago says:

    Oh this is a great post and spot on! And don’t forget the super wealthy who many will back anyone, they know will retain all their tax breaks, loopholes, allowing their businesses, like big oil, to continue damaging the environment to make a buck and other nefarious things. Think Elon Musk…many of these men are self serving g narcissists just like trump and they love their power above all else.

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