by Shelt Garner
One of the things that I totally got wrong about Trump is how stupid and lazy he is. It’s a testament to how stupid and lazy he is that he waited until the absolute last moment to try to “not lose” the 2020 election. So, all throughout the later part of his (first?) administration, I would come up with these not-too-elaborate political scenarios whereby Trump could “not lose” the 2020 election and finally consolidate his autocratic rule.
And, what’s more, remember, the people who voted for Trump in 2016 thought they were voting for an autocrat. So, as such, autocracy is very popular in the United States right now and has been for some time.
But let’s get to the matter at hand — if something, God forbid, happens to Biden, the United States is instantly thrown into a severe political crisis. This is doubly so if Biden shuffles off this mortal coil anytime between now and early November when the 2022 mid-terms happen.
I say this for a number of reasons. The biggest reason, of course, is the country is so divided and Republicans so fucking bloodthirsty and fascist that I just don’t see them allowing a President Harris to ever get a veep through the Senate. Or, if she did get one it would either happen because of the country was momentarily united in grief to allow it to happen or the person she pick was such a conservative Democrat that Republicans would see it as a win.
So, it’s reasonable to assume that a President Harris would not have a veep for an extended amount of time — maybe for her entire administration — and, as such, the Speaker of the House would be next in line of succession. Which brings us back to dingus Trump.
It is at least possible that even someone as stupid and lazy and Trump might see the absence of a veep as a golden opportunity to return to the presidency a few years early. Remember, you don’t have to be a member of the House to be its Speaker, and as such, Trump hijacks the naming of a Republican Speaker in 2023 with the specific goal of impeaching President Harris because of, I don’t know “her failure to address the border crisis.”
And here’s where things get pretty dark pretty quick.
So, let’s assume Trump gets his impeachment in the House. It goes over to the Senate and…it stalls. Trump then, being a deranged lunatic starts to rant about how MAGA states will leave the Union at his direction unless Senate Democrats vote for conviction.
The country is so divided and ripe for a “National Divorce” that just Trump bringing the idea of secession up is enough for Texas to call a Secessionist Convention and that it — civil war.
But, like I said, Trump is a lazy idiot. So, I probably giving him way too much credit. I hope.