When the monster turns on its creator, it’s a sign that things have nowhere to go but down. And according to The Guardian’s David Smith, that is precisely what is happening. Trump has lost much of his hold on the GOP. But Smith thinks Trumpism is for the Republicans here to stay — at least for now.
He says Trumpism has “metastasized” and is heading to “dark, eerie places.” It’s a theory well worth considering. At first, the GOP was afraid of Trump, and many of them still are. But it’s like Palmer Report has been saying. Trump is no longer the biggest existential threat to this country — his “mini-mes” are.
So many pundits have acted wide-eyed, wondering aloud why Republicans did not just dump Trumpism. There are many reasons for that, but emulation is one of the biggest reasons. They wanted to emulate. It isn’t that most Republicans were all THAT horrified by his politics. They just didn’t want said policies to reflect poorly on them. Image is everything!
Smith predicts Trumpism will survive without its creator. I agree. But the problem is Trumpism is destroying the country. The sound and the fury of Trumpism are like the darkest winter’s day. The storm has no rhyme or reason. And it cannot be allowed to flourish. With the midterms, we have the opportunity to cancel Trumpism once and for all.
If the GOP loses, it will be humiliating for them. But it will also be seen as an indictment of Trumpism. It will be a great middle finger by the voting public that says, “you’ve gone too far!”
So that is what we must aim for. We cannot aim for their consciences because they don’t have any. The only thing these people get is power. So let’s take it away. Take power away. Speak to them in a language they understand. That language is the sound and the fury of complete and total rejection of all they stand for. They need to lose their POWER and losing THAT they will understand.