The Upside Of Trump’s Acquittal
I know, it’s been a few months. But I’m still thinking about the insurrection and how Donald Trump waited a couple of hours before calling off the dogs. I’m still thinking about how the response of the National Guard was delayed. I’m still thinking about how he finally relented and told the insurrectionists, “We love you. Go home in peace.”
So poor, poor Trump got his acquittal. Most of the Republican members of the US Senate could not find it in their hearts to convict the poster child of the Rentier Class, FORMER president, Donald Trump, for inciting insurrection. His supporters may laugh at us, mock us and say, “I told you so for even trying,” but they can’t hold onto their Senate majority forever. Trump’s supporters can’t even hold onto enough of a minority to maintain a filibuster, forever.
I found the full statement given by Trump after the vote was cast, with conviction sailing away as a result of more than a few recalcitrant Republicans who lack a clear sense of the law and any moral conviction, whatsoever. That statement read in part:
“Our historic, patriotic and beautiful movement to Make America Great Again has only just begun. In the months ahead I have much to share with you, and I look forward to continuing our incredible journey together to achieve American greatness for all of our people.” — Donald Trump
I have sincere and reasonable doubts that Trump has any honest intention of Making America Great Again. For four years he has danced around true reform of the government. He has not said one thing that suggests he had any interest in true change, a true revival of our nation. He was not interested in doing the work required to restore our country to greatness. He was playing golf.
If Trump is correct that his movement has only just begun, then I see a better future for the Democratic Party. I see an almost viable 3rd party in the offing. I see a fractured Republican party marginalized for at least the next decade. I see a possible Democratic super-majority in the US Senate, ready to impeach Trump again for any one of a long list of crimes. Trump has left us with plenty to choose from, including obstruction of justice to violations of the emoluments clause.
In Trump, I see a man who will be the catalyst that will reduce the Republican Party to nearly permanent minority status. By the time they are able to…