by Shelt Garner
The thing about Republicans these days is they’re fat and sassy after getting everything they could possibly want from Trump. They got their huge tax cut for plutocrats. They got huge number of young hack MAGA judges that will be on the Federal bench for 50 years.
And now, they’re ready to move on to Ron DeSantis.
DeSantis is Trump without Trump. He is smooth enough to appeal to not just conservative Traditionalists, but the people who actually decide presidential elections — the 100,000 or so persuadable voters spread over maybe five swing states.
So, at the moment, it definitely seems as though Establishment Republicans have a clear path towards the one thing they crave above all other things — permanent white minority rule.
But there’s a problem and that problem is ding-dong Donald Trump won’t go away. And, what’s worse, the exact same macro forces that caused Trump to be elected in the first place are now paving the way for more and more extreme candidates to bubble up to the surface.
The latest example of this is Kathy Barnette who is running for U.S. Senate from Pennsylvania. Her views are so extreme that even “mainstream” MAGA people are coming after her. But I think she’s the future of MAGA. There is going to come a point when all the Qanon talk of “groomers” will become so mainstream within MAGA that we’re going to not just slouch towards autocracy, we could very well slouch towards something far, far darker — genocide.
Given the population of the US, if that absolute worse case scenario happened, far, far more people could die than died at the hands of Pol Pot. Let that sink in for a moment. And the, ultimately, it would not be any breathless blue check liberal Twitter thread that brings down MAGA, but the MAGA itself.
Anyway, as always, let me be clear — I have no idea what I’m talking about. You probably should ignore me. Why are you even reading this?