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It's happening, though a bit more slowly than I had fantasized. By the time of Former's failed reinstatement, I predict he and his MAGA Movement will have almost completely devolved into Blithering Idiocy (as compared to the Bloviating Idiocy of its heyday). Another Faded Fad. A Retarded Revolution.

A cancer in temporary remission...

Whither Jared and Daddy's Favorite??


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sorry but I have to disagree.

Trumpism is here to stay. While I agree it has devolved into "Blithering Idiocy", that does not imply it will disappear. It has simply morphed into a more noxious version. Elected Republicans fear of THE BASE is the criteria for which we should gauge status. Refusal to codify voting standards is but one example of how Trumpism has continued to poison society.

How about Gov De Santis passing a bill which forces state supported schools to survey student teacher political views. I have only one answer for Mr De Santis .... GFY

I predict a disintegration curve which rate of change is predicated on mortality of THE BASE.


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Originally Posted by rporter314
I predict a disintegration curve which rate of change is predicated on mortality of THE BASE.
Well, you can disagree with me, but I might draw the line at being insurrected!

As for THE BASE...



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My wife LOVES Post Modern Jukebox. They perform a whole lot of songs really well. Highly recommended.

But back on topic: As I predicted, this is all right on schedule. The insurrectionists are starting to plead guilty and apologize. Next comes Gaetz's indictment. All the conservative media outlets have turned him down for employment after he gets kicked out of congress. But he won't be the last. Garland has to clean house at DOJ a bit, but they are looking at members of congress who helped the insurrectionists. They are next. The Manhattan and New York prosecution of Trump and his company are coming along. Expect indictments soon. I don't know what's happening in Georgia, but I think the only thing that could save Trump there would be Kemp pardoning him, but of course that might get Kemp prosecuted as a co-conspirator. Prosecution for all those Obstruction of Justice charges are going to come soon, or the Statute of Limitations will make that impossible. Then Garland looks incompetent.


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Originally Posted by rporter314
Trumpism is here to stay. While I agree it has devolved into "Blithering Idiocy", that does not imply it will disappear. It has simply morphed into a more noxious version. Elected Republicans fear of THE BASE is the criteria for which we should gauge status. Refusal to codify voting standards is but one example of how Trumpism has continued to poison society.
I agree that there has been a large shift in the chutzpah being shown by THE BASE, but I'm not ready to give Trump credit for establishing anything that could be called "Trumpism" that has an identity post Il Douche's time on the stage. Former was merely one of the particles that serve as a coalescing factor, much like dust gives atmospheric moisture a nucleus for the formation of a rain drop. (Actual, new evidence is claiming that those nuclei are more likely bacteria, or some microbe...).

My conjecture is that without Former as an organizing factor for THE BASE vapor, the raindrop will evaporate from around him. The vapor is still there, but it is desperately seeking other pieces of dirt and detritus to attract them to becoming bona fide drips. (I was going to say "organize around", but the concept of organization is hard to reconcile with the reality of chaos.)


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Rudy had his New York law license "suspended pending further action" today. Mostly for being a lying sack of crap in various courts. Judges really don't like that. When litigants lie under oath, they can be charged with perjury. When lawyers lie to judges it threatens the entire judicial system.

I see that Speaker Pelosi has announced a House Select Committee to investigate the January 6th insurrection. Senate Republicans had their chance at an independent commission with bipartisan appointments, but they flushed that down McConnell's crapper. Now they have to deal with a House committee lead by a Democrat with all the investigative powers (IE. subpoenas, sworn testimony) as the commission would have had. Talk about the ostrich with it's head buried in the sand! They would have had some control over the commission. They will have none over this committee.


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I think that Biden screwed the pooch on this one and it really doesn't make much sense. I guess he didn't want to offend the other side which is, I guess very sensitive and he cares about such as they are doing an excellent job stretching it all to the point of utter failure.

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Trumpism has no organizing principle beyond resentment politics. That zeitgeist will remain and influence the introduction of more resentment policies, but I do believe the "movement" has passed its zenith. It will, however, remain a dangerous toxin in the body politic (after all, we still have the "freedom caustic" and Marjorie Taylor Nutcase). Moreover, much as I fervently wish its demise, the GOP will remain the GQP for the foreseeable future and geographically significant.


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Along those lines.

Top GOP pollster: To win, ‘we need Trump to go away’

https://www.yahoo.com/news/top-gop-pollster-win-trump-123500977.html

Looking ahead to Nov 2022, it seems to me as long as Trump is the head or the face of the GOP, the fragile coalition of the majority of independents with the Democratic Party bodes well for retention of congress. As long as the Republican Party is devoid of fresh, new ideals, new solution to our problems, a coherent vision of the future. Just being Trump, Trump, Trump isn't about to cut it.

But this coalition is still fragile. Independents don't like either major party. I suppose if they did, they wouldn't be independents or swing voters. Usually independents gravitate to the party out of power for the midterms. So far that hasn't happened. Many reasons for that, but the big one, the main one is Trump.


It's high past time that we start electing Americans to congress and the presidency who put America first instead of their political party. For way too long we have been electing Republicans and Democrats who happen to be Americans instead of Americans who happen to be Republicans and Democrats.
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as long as Trump is the head or the face of the GOP, the fragile coalition of the majority of independents with the Democratic Party bodes well for retention of congress. As long as the Republican Party is devoid of fresh, new ideas, new solutions to our problems, a coherent vision of the future.

For Republicans getting rid of all Democratic officeholders is the solution to all problems. Once they have control, they do nothing. No ideas, no solutions. Without Democrats, there are NO problems that can't be dealt with locally. The only job of government is defense. From enemies foreign and domestic.

Democrats are the primary domestic enemy. They are a collection of queers, socialists, and colored people. Weak on defense and soft on crime.

I suppose Democrats feel much the same about Republicans.

Republicans are the obstacle. The only thing preventing them from solving all problems.

And yet...once in power, they don't solve problems.

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...All that hype and hollow empty useless promises about; if we vote dem they'll get things done. So a lot of us did vote dem, and just like we knew all along, they won't ever do s***.
They want the gop to run everything, hence the never ending whine of bipartisanship by the useless.

That's just a little rumble of independent discontent I picked up on Facebook this morning. Like Lucy and the football...that's why they sit home at midterms.


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