Clearly, as many have predicted, the frightening pronouncements of House member Marjorie Taylor Greene and her new bud, Trump, likely did frighten establishment GOP leaders, although House Minority Leader, Kevin McCarthy, has yet to feel the proper steel blade of retribution for his waffling capacity over Trump. But he will and soon.
The Reuters page one story February 1, 2021 cites the massive defection of former Bush officials. To me this story is definitive as to what will happen quickly to Trump’s campaign to take over GOP.
You can read that Reuters story here.
Exclusive: Dozens of former Bush officials leave Republican Party, calling it 'Trump cult' https://t.co/HPeqTcxkqn
— AOL.com (@AOL) February 1, 2021
The trip down Fantasy Land lane is over for Trump and his allies for all the usual reasons: fear, self interest and power.
The braver, younger GOP members are quickly surfacing as this February 1, 2021 Page A4 Washington Post article describes: “GOP Rep. Kinzinger starts PAC to challenge party’s embrace of Trump.”
You can read his case here.
GOP Rep. Kinzinger to start new PAC to challenge party’s Trump supporters https://t.co/6iUR47jUTQ
— The Washington Post (@washingtonpost) January 31, 2021
I suspect many watched Fareed Zakaria’s masterful Sunday January 31, 2021 presentation on CNN about the origins of this “attack with false evidence” strategy which he notes originated with Newt Gingrich and morphed through time to Trump, so the blame does not go entirely to Trump.
The understanding now must have come to many of those 74 million Americans who voted for Trump on November 3, 2020 that they have been conned into a cult.
CNN’s feature presentation on QAnon which ran after Zakaria’s further underlined the nature of this cult; there obviously will be cult believers who hang on, but again numbers are going to decline so our governments at Federal and state must continue to watch carefully to prevent future violent occurrences.
However, my prediction here is that by the time Trump’s February 9th Senate trial takes place, his disgrace will be so obvious that the five GOP votes for conviction will be enhanced. Where will Mitch McConnell come down?
The blatant racism of the Trump GOP positions is a another factor which is gaining huge recognition through the continual media pictures of the January 6th Trump Capitol insurrection.
Opinion: Trumpism is American fascism https://t.co/jsOnwoNNaQ
— The Washington Post (@washingtonpost) February 2, 2021
There are so many good people who will be voting in the future in both parties, but now that the evidence is so clear about the falsity of Trump’s entire career and his dire influence on our country, the die is cast. Trump is going to lose big time as the GOP doesn’t want to be cast for the long term as a losing minority.
Watch the swift evolution of his status. Trump will seem like a shrinking balloon over the next few days and certainly over the time between now at 2022.
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Publisher: Church and State Press (July 30, 2014)
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