by Shelt Garner
For my hatred of the policies of Trumplandia, I’ve never wanted ill to befall Trump the person (other than him going to prison for the rest of his life, of course.) And so I’m doubly reluctant to even contemplate something befalling President Joe Biden.
And, yet, I’m a big believer in the notion that life and death are two sides of the same coin and we have to at least have some idea of what would happen to the country if Biden somehow shuffled off this mortal coil sooner rather than later. I say this especially since it’s August and August sucks and Biden seems to have a case of COVID that simply will not leave his body.
If Biden was to succumb to something, let’s say before the 2022 midterms, his demise would dramatically shake up things in the United States politically. The first few days, Americans — or, at least, Americans like me — would be in something of a daze. (Meanwhile, MAGA Republicans would either be crying crocodile tears or openly rejoicing on Twitter will a lot ill-time poorly thought out tweets.)
After the funeral, of course, is when the real chaos strikes. (Though, to be fair, the fact that Trump won’t be invited will, in itself, be huge scandal that will mar the event.)
The reason why I say chaos will begin after the funeral is the cold hard fact that Trump is probably going to announce he’s running for not just POTUS, but for Speaker. There’s no way in hell that President Harris will get a veep through an evenly divided Senate without a veep to break the tie.
So, Trump tells the faithful that he’s running for Speaker AND POTUS before the midterm. He babbles something about how is going to impeach Harris and that way he can return to the presidency early.
It will all be very dark and sad and it could very well happen.