by Shelt Garner
If the Republican Party was honest — which it’s not — it would begin to accept the L of losing the 2020 election and then begin to plot it’s return to finish the job of destroying American democracy. Trump has broken the seal on American fascism. He’s given the Republicans a massive unnecessary tax cut and 1/3 of the Federal judiciary full of young hack MAGA judges that will help them get revenge for losing the culture wars.
The problem for Republicans is several fold. One is, they’re politically greedy. They smell blood. They want to wrap up this whole 240 years of democracy thing as quickly as possible so they can rob the country blind and attain absolute power. What’s more, their political standard bearer, who would otherwise be in a position to consolidate power and allow them to rule the country as an autocratic managed democracy if he was nearly as brilliant as The New York Times’ Maggie Haberman suggests he is, is in fact, criminally incompetent at even being an autocrat.
Now, before I go any further, let me be clear — the macro trends are with MAGA and House Trump, no matter what. Because of the fucking Baby Boomers and a general fear of brown people by MAGA, we have a solid 2o to 40 years of tyranny ahead of us. No one is going to save us. No scandal. No killer meme on social media. Nothing. We’re fucked.
And, really, I’m prepared to simply accept that America is a fascist state and try to figure out how not to get pushed out a window.
The only thing is, no one can predict the future and Trump is so, so bad at his job that there is a teeny-tiny chance that through sheer incompetence he’s either going to allow an Interregnum occur for no more than four years, or there’s going to be a civil war that forces the U.S. Military to step in and tell everyone to cool it.
But that really is pushing it at this point. In real terms, there is no hope and the bad guys have won for the next few decades. And, really, the only thing that might “save” American democracy for a few years is our self-perception. If Trump wasn’t such a fucking incompetent moron, this wouldn’t even be an issue.
And, yet, Trump is a massive political self-own artist who is so amazingly bad at his job that he’s allowing the conditions to arise whereby what should be a gimme — him stealing the 2020 Election — might not be so much of one. The surreal thing about all of this is Trump has a shit ton of enablers both in and out of the government anxious to end American democracy for House Trump and there’s a chance he still can’t pull it off because a fish rots from its head.
I told myself after impeachment that I was not going to get my hopes up about ending House Trump’s reign. There not going anywhere and a lot of the “evidence” to the contrary is spin by the media in an effort to keep people interested in the election. They want to keep us on the edge of our seat, as if there is an actual possibility that House Trump won’t win.
No. The fix is in. House Trump is here to stay for probably about 40 years, if not longer. There’s no escaping it. We didn’t play dirty when we had the chance and now all hope is lost.
It will, however, be interesting to see how badly Trump manages to screw things up for House Trump before Bill Barr manages to push him across the finish line.