4 thoughts on “Another Trump Presidency”

  1. “Love him or hate him, during Trump’s presidency, the economy was strong, markets were up, inflation was under control, gas prices were low, illegal border crossings were down, crime was lower, trade deals were renegotiated, ISIS was defeated, NATO allies were stepping up, and China was stepping back (a little).”

    Trump did nothing to address government spending, meaning the threat of inflation wasn’t being addressed. Also, crime was up, especially in blue cities and states. To be fair, there wasn’t much Trump could do considering who controlled the House, Ryan and Pelosi, and Democrats enacted their own pro-crime agendas.

    The rest of it is pretty spot on but it all boils down to this one sentence, “But to repeat a point: Perhaps they consider the reaction a feature, not a bug?”

    Their goal is the overthrow of our system of government. They aren’t worried about getting caught cheating, they want you to know. They aren’t worried about government abusing dissidents, they want you to know. That is the whole point of it. They aren’t worried about the damage done by arresting political opponents to prevent them from winning. They want that damage done.

    Are Democrats losing sleep about the sorry state our military is in? Nope! They want that institution perverted and abused so that it is ineffective against other countries but primed to go after Americans.

    Republicans tend to be good natured people who talk tough, as you can see in any next civil war comment section. Democrats egg this on because they want the reaction. They are setting traps. The way to avoid this is through careful use of government and activist power to counter their plans. But most Republicans just want to be left alone and are not inclined to put in the work. They just default to thinking they would win in a fight not realizing they would be walking into an ambush.

    The only way to win is to recognize Democrats are setting traps and to counter them. This goes for any Republican who gains national office as well as anyone tempted to engage in activism, or the direct action types.

    To put things another way. Republicans are the dutybound house Stark and they are going to the capital city ruled by Targaryens, scheming backstabbing honorless unprincipled Progressive Marxists.

  2. Interestingly none of the scenarios to stop Trump mentioned the IMHO non-trivial probability of a Trump assassination plot/attempt. Although that would probably choose to wait until the other options were exhausted and they were sure he had or was going to get say the Republican nomination in ’24. Absenting an upheld on appeal conviction for a felony (can’t see SCOTUS on appeal letting that happen with three Trump appointees on it) don’t see how you could invoke the insurrection clause of the 14th Amendment.

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