“It is so nice that the shackles have been taken off me and I can now fight for America the way I want to.”
Hopefully, the history books haven’t been changed so much yet that people still remember that “shackles” refer to slavery. His reference to being enslaved presumably means by the Republican Party. The Party that makes up almost his entire ground organization as he has almost none of his own. The Party that has linked him to donors he can’t be troubled to call. The Party that has obtusely and/or willfully held their noses. Ignoring all that he has said and done throughout the course of the campaign. Frankly, it is they who were closer to being slaves; except for the part where they did it all willingly of course.
Even Trump may realize by now he has no chance of winning this election. Many of his supporters have ignored his racism, his xenophobia, his utter lack of depth and knowledge and his lies. But he went a bridge too far when he was caught bragging about trying to fuck married women (while recently married himself) and sexually assaulting beautiful women upon meeting them. At least he was thoughtful enough to have a tic tac before kissing them or “grabbing them by the pussy.”
Now Trump is insulted by the disloyal Republican Party. Some of whom are calling for him to step down. Some have rescinded their endorsements, others will “no longer defend him.” All have begun a scramble to save themselves and not sink with the Trump ship.
I wrote recently about what I call the Trump or Bust movement. Let me describe what “Bust” looks like. It starts with Trump losing the general election by a historic margin. To use his words it will be “a disaster.” Compounding matters, Republicans will lose the Senate and those Senators in vulnerable seats who tried to straddle the Trump line will find themselves out. Turned upon by the diehard Trump voters who will see them as the worst kind of turncoats, guilty of the worst kind of treason. I looked for a delicate way to say that many of Trump supporters equate his campaign with the preservation of white power. Those who turn against him will be viewed thru their prism as modern day abolitionists. Caring more about other political correctness instead of focusing on the needs of white people. When they still go to the polls to vote for their man Trump. They’ll vote against you. At best not vote at all in your race.
The Republican House will meet a similar fate. One thought to be on track to lose at most 12-15 seats. They will be caught up in the anti-Trump wave that all but his diehards is catching. When they find themselves a minority party after the election. They’ll still have multiple factions including those that call themselves conservatives, the Tea Party and Trump or Bust remnants. They’ll face a leadership challenge and none will have any moral authority based on having bowed down to Trump and his Alt-Right minions at some point during the campaign. Try explaining, “I was against him, then I was with him and then I was against him again.” Not an inspiring display of courage.
Bust means that despite redistricting and Gerrymandering and Voter Suppression. You’ll watch everything you fought for become undone. You’ll watch Hillary nominate possibly multiple Supreme Court Justices. This will inevitably lead to a reversal of Citizen’s United and restoration of teeth in the Voter Rights Act. You’ll see the common sense fixes made to Obamacare that a Republican Congress wouldn’t enact out of spite.
Immigration reform will take place and Background Checks on guns will be allowed. Fortunately, Hillary Clinton will be President and not someone who would begin a meeting with Republican leaders by saying, “Bow down Bitches.” She could have a list of all of them proclaiming her the worst human to inhabit the earth. Fortunately, she’ll work on the things you already agree on like changing the tax code. Things you wouldn’t approve before because you didn’t want Barack Obama to get the credit.
As for Trump himself. He won’t crawl off and lick his wounds. He’ll snipe away at the new administration from the safe distance of Twitter while he and his Breitbart comrades plot their next move. He’ll complain the election was rigged. The same people that believed his birther claims will believe this as well. He may form a new media organization? Possibly found the Trump political party? Perhaps he’ll just have someone ghost write a new book on his movement? He’ll no doubt provide a safe place for the white males that constitute the majority of his followers to whine about reverse racism and/or loss of privilege. He’ll suggest and even inspire violence but of course will deny responsibility. Then of course there’s that rape case involving the thirteen-year-old that just won’t go away. For all of his money it will still suck to be Donald. His wife will be pissed, his children angry that he squandered millions. Worst of all he tainted the brand. In many circles he’ll be openly mocked. He’ll be Sarah Palin with bad hair.
So freed from his shackles, he can now fight for America his way. Having no real policies he will do what he does best. He’ll spew hatred and promote division. He’ll promote bigotry and continue his misogyny. It will be Trump being Trump. Get your popcorn.
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