Lets survey the landscape out there folks….
Ex-President Donald Trump LOST the 2020 Presidential Election…
He tried to get people to help him overturn the results but THAT did not work….
He cried and bitched about it for a LONG time….
As a result of his and other’s action’s?
TWO Federal Criminal Grand Juries are hearing testimony about his and others actions…
Another Criminal Grand Jury is hearing from a Georgia DA about efforts to overturn election results there….
Another Criminal Grand Jury in Manhattan is hearing testimony about how Trump moved money to payoff a woman he had a affair with….
And the New York Attorney General has big civil case about Trump , his family and Organization lying about the value of their real estate holding ‘s to banks and state government…
And he’s about to go on trial in a civil case for sexual harassment …..
ALL of this stuff is cooking in the oven…
But Donald Trump &Co. is walking ahead with run for a second term in the gig he just lost…
He’s now portraying himself as the guy who will be the Republican parties ‘… retribution’
Trump, the guy who probably won’t see the end of 2024 without being convicted of something, is going on a ‘revenge’ campaign against those who kept him from stealing the Presidency and coning people out of money?
And worst yet?
Some Republicans are going deaf, blind and stupid on his action’s against THEM to try and get ‘his’ way?
(They forget hiding under desks on Jan. 6 from the mob Trump sent after them???)
The line validates long-held suspicions that Trump’s 2024 campaign amounts to something of a “revenge tour.” Trump has disputed that his goal is to stick it to his enemies; now he’s admitting that it is a revenge tour of sorts — if not for him personally, then for his supporters.
But as much as anything, it reflects just how much the Republican Party, despite its apparent interest in turning the page in 2024, has enabled Trump to rise again. There is no “revenge tour” or “retribution” without the GOP playing into speculative and often-fanciful ideas about the wrongs supposedly visited on its base — and which accordingly demand such vengeance. And there is no 2024 hopeful better situated to capitalize on that sense of persecution and injustice….
Perhaps more important, though, is what has happened since then. Many of the most popular voices in the party set about questioning the official narrative of Jan. 6. Initially, it was conspiracy theories about antifa being responsible, which Republican leaders denounced. But soon it was undercutting the idea that it was an insurrection at all, and playing into the idea that Jan. 6 defendants had been persecuted….
And now, we’re witnessing the GOP’s growing effort to cast the federal government as “weaponized” against its allies.
Republicans leaped to criticize the FBI’s search of Mar-a-Lago, despite knowing very little about what undergirded it. More recently, the new House Republican majority has launched a select committee on the “weaponization” of the federal government….
But nobody will match Trump’s rhetoric or years-long track record on this. National Republicans seem to largely understand that Trump’s electoral track record is poor and that it would be best to nominate someone else, but they’ve shown remarkably little interest in doing much of anything to steer the party away from him and his core issues….
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