The absolute numbing of legal and ethical senses by Trump’s Republican enablers is a direct threat to the viability of the United States. Unable to win elections Trump’s Republican enablers resort to voter suppression, election fraud, cancelling elections, lame-duck electoral nihilism. In doing so, the Republicans not only deliberately undercut democracy but show their utter contempt for it.
Dark money, Russia, and white evangelical supremacy fueled the disintegration of the Republican Party. Without any viable core ideology other than billionaire’s greed combined with End Times biblical mythology to act as a lodestar the Republicans’ only raison d’etre now is power.
America’s problem isn’t just Trump. He has been aided by a coterie of enablers, who have exploited the fissures, flaws, norms and loopholes in American democracy that allowed the unscrupulous to prosper at the expense of the people and the nation itself.
Trump’s domestic and international policies: an ill-conceived tariff war with China, unplanned troop withdrawals from Syria, and US abdication from key international treaties, the shutdown, reflect a White House implementing the chaos policies that Putin and the evangelicals wanted. Putin wanted the destruction of the USA. Evangelicals want the destruction of the world to hasten the “Return of Jesus!”
Trump should have been unthinkable. As the venerable conservative columnist, George Will, writes in the Washington Post: “Trump’s childlike ignorance preserved by a lifetime of single-minded self-promotion concerning governance guarantees that whenever he must interact with experienced and accomplished people he is as bewildered as a kindergartner at a seminar on string theory.”
Trump was hoisted into the White House by at least one enemy foreign power to whom he and his regime are now beholden combined with the loony fringe of American society known as white evangelicals. This really happened! And both Russia and End Times evangelicals were counting on the chaos Trump indeed initiated.
Gut-check: With each guilty plea, each indictment, each tweet, each chaotic descent to madness, each shutdown that’s ego-driven, it becomes evident that Donald Trump is not the legitimate president of the United States.
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