When Trump won, the republican coffin was finally lowered into the ground. This death was certainly not instantaneous, like getting shot or hit by a bus. This death was more drawn out. The republican party was that patient laying in a hospital bed surrounded by all these ventilators. The loyal team of doctors at the bedside, are not as concerned with the patient’s quality of life as they are with keeping the patient alive. Machines drag each gasp from the patient. However, it’s death was inevitable. We all saw it coming for a long time.
In fact, I wrote many articles about this slow and painful death. Here is one.
Look at who won the parties’ nomination for president — a television reality star / sexual molester defendant / class action fraud defendant! Most astonishingly though, Donald Trump had been a democrat most of his life. His children were unable to vote for him during the primaries, because they were all registered democrats! He had never held an elected office. In addition, his various marriages and his cut-throat business mentality opposed every single conservative family values tradition in the book!
Trump’s strongest attribute was that he WASN’T a politician. The backwoodsman justified Trump, by asserting that he was already wealthy so he WOULDN’T be corrupt.
But he won.
Along with millions of other people, I didn’t think Donald Trump had a chance. Of course, I wasn’t aware of the unrelenting efforts by Russia to get Trump elected. I wrote article after article, how Trump’s nomination by the republican party signified it’s death. The fact that every republican voter chose Trump over regular conservative icons like Jeb Bush, Rand Paul, John Kasich, or even Marco Rubio, proved that the republican voter hated republican politicians almost as much as democratic politicians.
Republican voters felt betrayed for a good reason. For the past few decades, every republican president had lied to their supporters. The funny part though, is that they keep using the same failed lies! Trickle down policies are rehashed in every single election since Ronald Reagan.
Donald Trump took it to an entirely different level though. He told every unemployed, uneducated and unhappy American, that if they voted for him, he would provide. It was really the most beautiful scam ever pitched. And it earned him the most powerful role in the world. Now unlimited wealth is at this snake oil conman’s disposal.
Just 120 days into his presidency, he has broken all of those promises….except, providing himself, his family and his buddies with a tax break.
No one can argue that America is better and happier beneath democratic presidents. Compare America beneath Obama and Clinton to the turbulence we endured beneath the dreaded Bush family. Plus, if these first 120 days of Trump’s presidency are any indicator of what lies ahead, the next few years will be another chaotic and financially stagnant republican presidency.
America became disgusted with republicans during Junior’s administration. The alt-right movement was born at this time. Staunch conservative talk show hosts convinced their listeners to reject American politics. That was when republicans began to turn away from republican politicians.
An astonishing republican fact from this time, was the republican who garnered the highest approval ratings during this time was Sarah Palin.
Sarah Palin and Donald Trump appeal is identical. The appeal to both of these hustlers was their potential. Both of them turned out to be failures, but they dazzled the republican voters. Their might was stored in their potential. They COULD HAVE been great politicians. Both of them appealed to a voter disgusted with their party, thirsty for something new.
However, they were unable to embrace democrats.
What will a Trump presidency do to the republican fan base devotion? Trump is the republican last chance. There is a possibility that eight years after Trump limps away from the White House, another conservative buffoon will be the republican messiah. They will convince the poor and hopeful and uneducated to embrace them. And again, our democracy will be torn to shreds.
Or, Trump will be impeached. If you had to bet, where would you put your money? Betting odds are usually a great predictor.