Written August 2017. Updated January 2019.
In the aftermath of Charlottesville, most GOP heads and cabinet members are still not turning on Trump. Some reporters say they are afraid of losing the votes of Trump’s base. Some part of that rings true. But I don’t think its all, or even half of the truth.
A major sect of Trump’s base reared its ugly head in Charlottesville. The only Americans who truly identify with the hatred we witnessed are actual members of the Klan, White Supremacists and Nazis. The KKK even thanked Donald Trump for equating their status with the status of those who represented racial tolerance. These hateful mobs now seem to think they have some control or influence on Trump. And Trump controls the nukes. That puts these right-wing groups just one degree of separation away from total global annihilation.
You would think the GOP would have enough patriots among its roster of career politicians to muster the guts to make a statement against the president’s alt-left rant. They know, as we all do, that Trump is bad for the GOP and America. And yet, though we hear the GOP leaders saying things like, “we reject Nazism”, we don’t much hear, “we reject the Trump’s divisive racial statements”. The GOP will never get a better opportunity to reject Donald Trump’s appalling leadership.
And yet that does not seem to be happening. I no longer think its because they are afraid of alienating Trump supporters. It’s clear that his words were very ugly to the vast majority of Americans. This was the time to call out anyone who would not totally reject neo-Nazis. Trump has not really done that, but his GOP associates still won’t call him out by name for this failure. It would seem to be the smartest thing they could do for their own careers. They must be aware that standing with Trump will have consequences in 2018 and 2020.
So GOP leadership, what’s the hold up?
It would be easy for me to cut directly to conclusion I have drawn, but I want to now sort of go over some key elements and tells of what we have witnessed.
Does anyone remember the time first Trump said that he would be president for the next four years. He went on to say, “maybe much longer”. Then he corrected that message with “maybe 8 years, but we’ll see”. Trump already knew he had to stay in office for life to hide his cheating to win. He was imagining and projecting his reign would last as long as he is alive. Is that why his family members have West Wing positions? Does he picture himself like William the Conqueror in England, first in a long line of aristocratic kings? It sort of seems that way, does it not?
Trump got caught saying this early in his presidency, “They only know what you tell them?”This is a Grifter Meme from the Great Depression. ( My own father said this when I went into the retail business on the AC Boardwalk in 1972. It was widely used by jewelry salesmen to help them get “creative” when describing precious stones. I did not buy into it, thankfully. Trump did. ) It also explains his “bone spurs”, the “cooked polls”, “the Russian Collusion”, “his calls of fake news” and all of the Trumps’ cheating to win.
Trump is not a poker player. He wears his emotions on his sleeve. It’s not only we who can see through him, but all those around him can too. Even if they did not fully know Trump played ball with the Russians in the 2016 election when it was going on, they would, by now, suspect this by his body language and the mounting evidence. Comey did. Mueller does, I am sure. And yet, these Trump-installed GOP leaders say nothing. What really is holding them back?
It hits me today, as it should any logical person. In the wake of the relative silence that is coming from the GOP, only one thing makes sense. Trump’s election tampering is known by more than just the Trumps. Other key players in the GOP and his cabinet are in on this. Only then, does the GOP silence make real sense.
Only one thing makes sense: Trump’s election tampering is known by more than just the Trumps.
The Trumps, Bannon, Kushner, McConnell, Sessions, Ryan, Tillerson, Ross, Flynn, Manifort, Pence, Elaine Chao – what if they all know about the Russian meddling?
They are all then complicit. Would they not all have sworn allegiance their common cause, whatever they think that cause is? They are “thick as thieves” – another well-known meme that explains the glue that holds grifters together: they all have dirt on each other. And they need it that way! No clean players in the Trump Administration are allowed to remain. It’s why Tillerson left.
Now add one more important name to that list – Vladimir Putin. Putin initiated and orchestrated the 2016 election meddling, so he would know all the American players.
It’s bad enough that all the American players in this coupe would have sworn an oath of allegiance and pledged secrecy. But the kicker now is that Vladimir Putin has the dirt on all of them. And Putin is in control of Wikileaks! So all the players (Trump included) fear Putin way more than disaffecting Trump’s so-called base. The formula is: Putin has Trump – Trump has the GOP top echelon – so Putin has the USA!
it’s the only thing really makes sense now: The GOP’s top leaders are also suborned.
They can not speak against Trump because they were in on it all. Those on the lower rungs of the GOP power structure are just ambitious followers who don’t want to believe what they likely suspect. They will not speak out of cowardice. The suborned and the cowards, defines 95% of the GOP. Hence the silence.
So now I must address the few prominent GOP leaders who still seem to have some patriotism or a semblance of a spine. I ask my reader citizens to ask their Republican representatives to stand up to Trump now.
John McCain. Please remind Americans that when it was Trump’s time to serve, he feigned a foot injury. ( It’s true. It’s really easy to say. Trump will hate it. And Americans may finally wake up on that meme alone. ) Call him out the way he did you! ( PS. Sadly this did not happen. ) I know you feel Trump is currently not fit to serve. We need to hear it from you, John McCain, more than anyone. You have reached the station in life where you are truly a natural leader. Speak out. Flex your power. No one has more GOP respect than you sir. We need to hear from you … now!
Lindsay Graham. You said everything you did worthwhile in government, you did with John McCain. It’s time to join him and speak truth to power. You will have no resistance in this country, except from the Trumps. And that should be fine with you. We know you guys are not suborned. You are among GOP members we can trust.
John Kasich. Even Democrats could see you were a decent person. But call him out by name. He showed you no respect during the campaign. Why do you now kowtow to him in any way? We need you to be a leader. We don’t have one in the White House.
Jeb Bush and the Bush Presidents. Your family has been there. You know what is going on with the Trumps more than anyone. Reveal your deepest thoughts on Donald Trump on the public airwaves… tomorrow, please!
Vladimir Putin is pulling all the strings here now. He has the main actors in the US government suborned. The US is effectively his country now.
Citizens and statesmen, ask yourselves these questions.
- Why do you think Trump wanted the electoral information from the states?
- Why do you think voter suppression laws are being re-instated? Does that not feel like the fix is going to be in again?
- What makes anyone think that the Russians are still not at work fixing things here in the United States election systems?
- What has Trump done to shut down election meddling? The post office has a better receipt system than our electoral process. Why is open-sourced election systems not a needed infrastructure upgrade right now? It’s not even expensive. That is really an easy job. I don’t get it. Do you?
- Why did Trump blurb out, “I might be president for a much longer time than four years.” I think he knows that the crimes he has committed are so egregious that his only way out is to throw the US government into a chaos and then legally create a fascist police state to “stabilize” it.
- And what was he really thinking when he said “fire and fury such as the word has never known.”? Who is he trying to scare. Korean? Americans? Or the entire world?
- Does this presidency even feel right to you?
I myself think Putin is planning a new world order. He has enrolled a power-zealous Trump and helped him win an election. Many know about the fix. He wants payback.
And that is a coup d’état.
That’s about how they did it in the Russian revolution. Now, they need chaos. Riots in the streets. War. The dictators in Iraq, Syria, and even ISIS operate best in chaos. Tic toc.
The next logical step is an active war, martial law, and silencing the press. Maybe some real fire and fury. Then its game over.
Republicans, stop this now! It is the only way you can still emerge as the heroes in this mess. Don’t you even see that?