As Sargent explains, Bannon informed Boston Republicans that his newest dream is for Trump to win a Home seat in 2022 as a part of the GOP reclaiming of the bulk. Trump could be a shoo-in for speaker, Bannon insists. However that’s solely the start of the plan, because the Boston Herald first reported:
“We completely do away with Nancy Pelosi, and the primary act of President Trump as speaker will likely be to question Joe Biden for his illegitimate actions of stealing the presidency,” Bannon stated, resulting in applause and hollers from the Boston Republicans.
Okay? And the proof that Biden stole the election is what precisely?
(Oh, Aldous, you naïf. These are Republicans! They don’t want proof! Pfft.) Back to Sargent.
That is rank crackpottery, however right here once more, the singular organizing and motivating precept is the concept that Trump’s loss to Biden couldn’t presumably have been legit, or that there’s merely zero obligation on the a part of the Trump motion to acknowledge it as such, and that loyalty to Trump requires unwavering fealty to that concept.
That is unsurprising, after all. Trumpites have been unable to overturn Joe Biden’s legit election win with a violent coup, so now they’re hoping to fill the Home chamber with characters much more deluded and unruly than the Q Shaman. (I doubt Trump would ever put on Viking horns and animal pelts, however I wouldn’t rule out his carrying Lindsey Graham like an eviscerated tauntaun if he occurred to really feel a gentle draft within the Capitol Rotunda.)
In fact, I’d be extra apprehensive about this if I assumed Donald Trump truly cared sufficient about laws and, effectively, working, to run for speaker. Or if I weren’t satisfied that Bannon will likely be at the very least 98% fungus by 2022.
That stated, I assumed Trump operating for president was only a large joke, and look how that turned out. So, yeah, file this below “we’ll see.” And if it goes any additional than Sloppy Steve’s febrile imaginings, perhaps then we are able to file it below “we’ll seep blood from our terrified eye holes.”
Till that day, one factor’s for certain: Republicans are going to get loopier and loopier the longer they hew to Trumpism—no matter that’s. “Being an asshole” is the one overarching precept I can discern, however whatevs.
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