Lest We Forget — The Republican Party Is Hitched to a Madman

Why kneeling before a deranged narcissist is a bad idea

Steve Genco
Politically Speaking
10 min readJan 22, 2022

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Climactic train wreck in Buster Keaton’s The General, 1926. Image courtesy of Cottage Grove Historical Society.

In honor of Donald Trump’s recently launched effort to become history’s only thrice impeached President, I thought I’d re-up this piece to pinned status. Trump is a clinically unstable narcissist of low IQ, with a crippling need for attention and dominance. If you want to predict what he will do in any circumstance, just ask yourself what a five year old would do. You’ll never be disappointed. What he is doing now is destroying the Republican Party by ripping it in two, Rumpelstiltskin-style, exactly as predicted here in January 2022.

Now that Democrats have effectively blown themselves up and sprayed their body parts all over the American political scene, we must, reluctantly, revisit the twisted mind of Donald Trump, because that is where — and why — the upcoming Republican Revolution is most likely to fail.

In a recent article, I casually stated that Donald Trump was crazy. OK, I agree that was a pretty broad brush stroke. Indeed, if we want to understand what will happen in the next phase of the Republicans’ planned takedown of democracy, we will have to add considerable detail to that assessment.

It’s not just that Donald Trump is crazy, but

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Steve Genco
Politically Speaking

Steve is author of Intuitive Marketing (2019) & Neuromarketing for Dummies (2013). He holds a PhD in Political Science from Stanford University.