Trumpism Is Bringing Down The Republican Party In Real Time

It hasn’t been a good week for white people and the Republican Party, which are one and the same almost. Ok, so there are many white people who aren’t affiliated with the Republican Party and there are many black people who consider themselves Republicans, even though I don’t know why.

The week started out with them trying to make a big spectacle about the trash talk by Angel Reese of Louisiana State University in the Women’s Basketball NCAA Championship game. Reese is black and from the Baltimore area. She was mocking Caitlin Clark, a cornfed white girl from Iowa, who plays for the Iowa team. Clark had trash talked to South Carolina a few days earlier.

People in the media made such a big fucking deal about it, you almost forgot the men’s had to play themselves. It must have stung when Clark came out and publicly said Reese shouldn’t be criticized. “I’m just one that competes, and she competed. I think everybody knew there was going to be a little trash talk in the entire tournament. It’s not just me and Angel.

“We’re all competitive. We all show our emotions in a different way. You know, Angel is a tremendous, tremendous player. I have nothing but respect for her. I love her game – the way she rebounds the ball, scores the ball, is absolutely incredible. I’m a big fan of her and even the entire LSU team. They played an amazing game.”

Tuesday hit a lot of people like a ton of bricks because that was the day Trump appeared before his arraignment on 34 felony counts in connection with the pay-off of monies to Stormy Daniels. For the first time in his life at 76, Donald J. Trump was being held accountable for something. It’s never too late. I’ve watched a lot of people being led into court and sit at a table. Trump looked worried.

He might have come unhinged later on social media and a rally down in Florida. But there’s the possibility this might stoke some fire with the case in Fulton County, Ga. as well as the documents which were seized at the Mar-a-Lago Resort. Then, there’s his connection to the insurrection coup attempt on Jan. 6, 2021.

But what people saw on the streets of New York in Manhattan outside the courthouse was very little to no support for Trump and a lot of people tuned out to see him being led into the courthouse even for a second. Even Marjorie Taylor Greene, who wants to be his running mate in 2024, so badly her nipples are hard, didn’t last five minutes before New Yorkers told her to get the fuck out of their town. It was a sign that people in the Big Apple didn’t want to support Trump.

But the real kick to the nuts happened hundreds of miles away in Wisconsin. As Janet Protasiewicz, a Democrat, won the Wisconsin Supreme Court slot giving Democrats a majority on the bench. Republicans in Wisconsin (and the rest of the country) were hoping to use this as a way to flip Wisconsin even if the Republican on the President ticket doesn’t win enough electorial votes. They lost. It’s another loss for Trump and Trumpism.

Ali Alexander, a right-wing conservative media pundit posted on Twitter: “If we lose the court, chances go down even further of a fair election which we already won’t have.” No, Ali, we’ll have a more fair election. Trump and other Republicans are still bringing out the 2020 election in 2023. After the Republicans have lost the last three general elections, 2024 will be the determining factor if they can continue to survive.

Sadly, most are doing so much right now, they’re doing nothing more than telling people they don’t care. Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis is doing everything he can to turn his state into one of the least pleasant places to be unless you’re over 60, white and a strict conservative. Tennessee showed their racist roots by expelling two state legislators, Justin Jones, of Nashville, and Justin J. Pearson, of Memphis, both black and Democrats, for participating in protests in support of more gun safety regulations following the massacre of six people (including three children) at The Covenant School in Nashville.

The youth protests send a message Republicans don’t want to see. They’re losing the younger voters and they know it. By 2024, there will be a lot of voters born post-9/11 and in a world where active shooter drills are common. As Tennessee Republicans push for more taxpayer dollars to be spent on more police in schools and more resources, it shows how beholden they are to lobbyists and especially the NRA.

While Trump’s lawyers might delay the New York case for a couple of years, hoping to secure he will run again in 2024, it doesn’t mean he will get the nomination. DeSantis is dangerous but he doesn’t connect with Republicans the way Trump does or did. It’s likely if DeSantis does run, he might not even make it past the early primaries. There is no sure thing. And putting Trump up might be the final nail in the Republican Party. It’s highly likely the judge in the case might not want to wait until after the election and get this case adjudicated during the middle of the campaign season.

The Republican Party has been leaning toward fascism since 1964 when Barry Goldwater ran for President. Richard M. Nixon knew it was the only way to lead, so he was able to get the Southern Democrats and Dixiecrats on his side following the Civil Rights movement to make white people feel they were being treated badly. I also honestly think if Robert F. Kennedy hadn’t been fatally shot, he’d been elected President. I was watching All the President’s Men on Tuesday and I realized what the problem was. Nixon was the first President to draw a line in the sand and say you’re on this side or the other side.

Nixon was the first President who really started to divide us. G. Gordon Liddy, Howard Hunt, H.R. “Bob” Haldeman and John Mitchell to name a few didn’t want a world in which white men were not in control at all time, every time. The irony is Republicans saw it falling apart and didn’t do enough. They could’ve saved their party in 1974 by advising Gerald Ford NOT to pardon Nixon.

But Ford was playing a rough game of chess. He knew that with all the political turmoil of the 1970s, it could make or break the country if Nixon prosecuted for his role in the Watergate scandal. So, he pardoned Nixon while others went to prison thinking that would be enough to satisfy everyone. It didn’t. It cost Ford the Presidency. Yet, if Ford hadn’t pardon Nixon, the Republican Party could’ve pushed Ronald Reagan farther. Ford could have been the first President since Franklin Pierce not to get his party’s nomination. But how would Reagan had fared against Jimmy Carter in 1976?

We’ll never know. But it started a problem that has stained the GOP since. What could be worse than Watergate? Well, how about the Iran-Contra Affair? And even then, they went after Col. Oliver North instead of Reagan and Vice-President George H.W. Bush. Maybe if Reagan and the elder Bush had been held accountable, we would have never dealt with the war crimes committed by the Bush/Cheney Administration.

Yet, now, there seems to be some idea that Trump is being held accountable. He really needs to be charged with his handling of Covid-19, but there’s really no way to go after him with that. Even if he had told the American public to stay home, wear masks and not called it a hoax, people would have still gone out.

This is about holding people accountable and preventing another Jan. 6 incident. It’s very likely, the next defeated President or Presidential candidate who tries to do it will be more successful. Doing away with the Electoral College will help prevent that. Young people in America aren’t generally conservative or Republican. Those that are are showing their true colors.

Along with Jones and Pearson in the Tennessee legislature, Gloria Johnson was also facing explusion but she was one vote shy of being expelled. Johnson, 60, is while while Jones and Pearson are in their late 20s. They’ve been labeled The Tennessee Three and Johnson was quick to note that the reason she wasn’t expelled was that she was white. However, there is an immediate push to get both Jones and Pearson reinstated as Republicans threaten to punish the citizens of the Memphis and Nashville areas with federal funding.

This extortion behavior is typical of the modern-day Republican Party which is following Trump’s Mafia-style of New York dealings. But this is how fascism works. But the problem is fascism doesn’t last. It may last a few years, a few decades but never a few generations. Reagan has been dead for almost 20 years. Nixon has been dead for almost 30 years. The fact that a political party is still trying to steer this country to what they wanted shows how they don’t have an agenda anymore.

And Nixon and Reagan were products of the times of their eras. That was the appeal of Trump in 2016 to take us back to that era. But the problem is, it won’t last. No matter how hard people try we’re too progressed to suddenly stop and say, we need to go back 50-70 years. Ironically it would be the same form of Affirmative Action they have been rallying against since the 1960s.

You would have people who are unskilled, untrained and inexperienced being tasked with taking on positions and jobs. There would be chaos. Reagan discovered this when he thought it would be a good idea to fire the air traffic controllers who were striking. The problem was, they had to rehire some of them. And by 1993, when Bill Clinton was in the Oval Office, he lifted a ban on all of them being rehired.

Change isn’t something many people like. Look at how they behaved over the Bud Light/Dylan Mulvaney issue. And you know most of them have at least watched transgender porn at least out of curiosity. But what is the issue? They wouldn’t be acting this way unless they were really afraid. Trump is afraid. Lindsey Graham is afraid. And Kid Rock is afraid.

And having people who are afraid wanting to stay in charge can be very dangerous. I don’t know how much more of this we’ll see. It’ll get worse before it gets better. But the question is how much worse?

What do you think? Please comment.

Published by bobbyzane420

I'm an award winning journalist and photographer who covered dozens of homicides and even interviewed President Jimmy Carter on multiple occasions. A back injury in 2011 and other family medical emergencies sidelined my journalism career. But now, I'm doing my own thing, focusing on movies (one of my favorite topics), current events and politics (another favorite topic) and just anything I feel needs to be posted. Thank you for reading.

3 thoughts on “Trumpism Is Bringing Down The Republican Party In Real Time

  1. If this is an example of the majority of what society is thinking and the way People are looking at things I feel sorry for our Nation.


    1. This is just my observaton from what I’ve seen. But we have two different factors in this country. One side, the Republicans and mostly people 50s and older are wanting to keep things one way while the rest of us are willing to try other things.


  2. I really cannot see any emprovement from trying newer things. The past year or two has been in a downward spiral, I will wait to see if there is any improvement. I travel a good deal so my prospective is from a world wide view.


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