by Shelt Garner
The thing about Ron DeSantis is he’s very VERY popular with bedrock conservatives who remain leery of Trump as a person. As such, it’s easy to imagine DeSantis drafting off of Trump’s popularity to win the Republican nomination in 2024.
Given that the entire Republican Party is now anti-democratic and craves an autocratic white ethno state, even DeSantis would end up being an American Putin before it’s over with.
But there’s a huge roadblock to this fate: Trump.
Trump wants to be president again NOW. And it’s very possible to imagine him becoming Speaker of the House in 2023, impeaching Biden and Harris and getting them pushed out of office when he threatens Senate Democrats with a civil war if they don’t do his bidding.
Though, to be fair, I’m probably giving Trump a huge amount more guile than he actually has. He’s just playing himself. He’s gotten a great deal of success by not doing any hard work and just being himself. As such, he feels he has no need to do any hard work that would allow him to actually become the tyrannical idiot that he so obviously craves becoming.
Anyway, back to DeSantis.
If he can get past Trump — which is a huge if — then a lot of the conservative Republicans who hate Trump and say Trump only became president because of all the free publicity he got from evil liberals are going to be in something of a pickle.
Is the liberal media all powerful king makers or are they not.
Are they a reason to burn the entire country down because of their power, or are they not? If they can’t stop DeSantis (which they won’t be able to ) then that definitely will go against the liberal-media-as-all-powerful that a lot of conservatives have come up with.
But, honestly, why am I spending so much mental energy on this. The entire conservative movement is based on recursive arguments and negative polarization. Even if DeSantis becomes president, they will just hand wave their previous arguments about how they helped Trump win the presidency with all their free publicity.
All they will care about is “secure borders” and a strong economy and making sure the “Marxists” of BLM don’t turn their children into America hating-Leftists through Critical Race Theory. Of course, when DeSantis takes things into the realm of the autocratic because, lulz, there’s nothing to stop him, they will become Good Germans and tell people like me who were right all along to shut up if I know what’s good for me.