“I don’t want to say the election is over.”
OK, Trump. I’ll say it for you. The election is over. It has been for a year and a half.
What’s new is that your political career is over. And your Big Lie, along with all the little ones, are over.
DT has been DQ’ed. Not “Dairy Queened,” although he clearly knows his way around a Dilly Bar. Disqualified.
For a variety of reasons, it’s highly unlikely that Trump is headed for prison, although his crimes would warrant three life sentences.
But here’s where else he’s not going. Back to the White House, or back to anything resembling relevance. And for that, Sane America is grateful.
Two things from last night’s hearing stick with me. First, and most alarmingly, Trump’s willingness to endanger or even sacrifice human life to sustain his lie.
But also this. His “Team Crazy” was actually a very small roster. Giuliani. Powell. Eastman. Flynn. Pillow Dude. Overstock Boy.
Everyone else around him, pretty much without exception, knew it was all a lie. But they remained silent, at least publicly, until they were under oath. That is also shameful dereliction of duty.
So while Trumpism remains a virulent malignancy, Trump is over.
You don’t believe it? Watch the hemorrhaging over the coming days and weeks. It’s “abandon ship” time for GOP pols.
As of this morning, NOBODY fears another Trump term in office more than the Republican Party. Not because they have had any sort of moral awakening, of course, but because Trump has no chance of winning a general election.
And because, as human beings, they shudder as much as the rest of us when they think about what a vengeful and unrestrained Trump would unleash in a return tour.
Go back and listen to what the likes of McCarthy, McConnell, Graham, et al, said in the hours and days following the January 6 attempted coup. They were universal and unequivocal in their condemnation of Trump’s actions. Actually, McCarthy was particularly eloquent. Then he and the others saw political polling numbers and lost their integrity.
I predict they will miraculously recover it in the coming days.
Trumpism isn’t over.
But Trump is.
DT is now DQ’ed.