If you’re going to shoot at the king, you better make sure you kill him. – The RINO wing of the Republican Party was gleeful just a month ago with the thought that the impeachment scam in which they were coordinating with the Democrats would do away with Donald Trump’s political career once and for all. Mitch McConnell was only too happy to voice his support for this most recent chapter in the DC Swamp’s never-ending coup against the former President, and 11 RINOs in the House volunteered to have their names forever stamped onto the sham as a seal of “bipartisan” approval.
When the question of proceeding with an impeachment trial came before the Senate, the Usual Suspects of the RINO caucus there threw in with their Democrat friends in a 55-45 vote to proceed. When a procedural vote on the question of the constitutionality of using the impeachment process – designed to remove current officeholders from office – against a man no longer in office came before the Senate yesterday, Louisiana Senator Bill Cassidy joined with those Usual Suspects to support the effort.
Hilariously, Cassidy explained his vote to reporters as not being based on any constitutional considerations at all, but based on the fact that he thought the Democrat House impeachment pushers dealt their verbal crank better than the President’s lawyers dealt theirs.
“House managers were focused, they were organized,” and “made a compelling argument,” Cassidy said after the vote. In contrast, he added, “President Trump’s team were disorganized. They did everything they could but to talk about the question at hand and when they talked about it, they kind of glided over, almost as if they were embarrassed of their arguments.”
My goodness, how dimwitted must this man be? Someone should inform the doofus Senator that this is not a criminal trial, nor is it a high school debating class. The question of constitutionality has literally nothing to do with the political rhetoric coming from a bunch of partisan hacks from the opposite chamber of congress. The Chief Justice of the Supreme Court, certainly more of a constitutional scholar than freaking Jamie Raskin, already symbolically told everyone his view of the appropriateness of this sham proceeding by refusing to show up to preside over it.
The beauty part of all of this is that the RINO glee of a month ago is now giving way to a sense of dread that their betrayal of their President, party and voters will ultimately lead to Donald Trump gaining a stronger position within the GOP than he already had before January 6 ever happened.
That is the topic of a piece this at the reliable DC Swamp megaphone, Politico, titled “Trump plans a reemergence and some retribution after impeachment,” and it is glorious.
“The story from Nov. 3 on has been an astonishing display of loyalty to Trump and the strength of supporters in the party,” said anti-Trump conservative Bill Kristol. “If you had said [Trump] would fail to recognize the election returns, keep that up, put pressure on secretaries of state and pressure his own vice president to do something unconstitutional, try to call a mob to Washington on Jan. 6 — it’s pretty astonishing and it’s incredible that people kept with him at each step.”
Kristol, of course, is the titular leader of the anti-Trump RINO conference in the DC Swamp, a washed-up hack who’s had to make a living publishing newsletters and parroting Democrat talking points for CNN since Trump destroyed his former magazine operation, the Weekly Standard. He and others like him – such as the pedophile-supporting clowns at the Lincoln Project – are now in a panic mode as it becomes increasingly obvious that this impeachment scam is doomed to embarrassing failure, like all of the other coup-related scams the Swamp tossed at President Trump during his four years in office.
More from the Politico piece:
Already, Trump aides contend, the impeachment process has proved beneficial to the ex-president — exposing disloyalty within the party’s ranks and igniting grassroots backlash against Republicans who have attempted to nudge the GOP base away from Trump. Nebraska Sen. Ben Sasse spent last week fending off constituent criticisms and censures from state party officials after he compared Trumpism to “a civic cancer for the nation.” And Trump’s allies believe the ex-president’s impending impeachment trial will further illuminate who the turncoats are.
“It’s going to help expose more bad apples that he can primary if any senators vote to convict,” added the former campaign official.
While ensconced at his Mar-a-Lago club in Palm Beach, Trump has remained in touch with political allies and advisers. But he has intentionally kept a low profile, something that will likely continue this week. A former aide suggested Trump try to demonstrate his indifference to it all by spending much of impeachment playing golf, “as a way of sort of saying, ‘Who cares?’”
Aides expect that to change once the trial wraps up though, with Trump gradually reemerging in public and turning his attention toward seeking revenge against Republicans who, he believes, crossed him after he left office.
The format in which he pursues retribution is less clear. The president is still considering what mediums he should use as he remains barred from Twitter and has lost influential media allies like former Fox Business host Lou Dobbs, whose show was abruptly canceled last Friday.
What the DC Swamp UniParty obviously still hasn’t figured out is that Trump voters are different than the voters who blindly supported previous GOP presidents and presidential candidates. Thanks in large part to the Swamp’s unending efforts to overturn the 2016 election with their never-ending coup, Trump voters have become fully aware of the UniParty’s methods and goals, and will never again be swayed by the Kabuki Theater scams it puts on for public consumption.
That propaganda model is, put simply, broken and irreparable.
Once this latest scam has played itself out, Trump will have a momentous choice to make about where to take his army of 74 million voters. He can either re-assume his place as the de facto leader of the Republican Party, or he can utterly destroy the Republican Party by creating a third part of his own.
That is the real political reality that RINOs are only now waking up to: The future of their nominal party is literally in the hands of the man they so detest and believed they were going to damage with their support of this sham impeachment.
Former Speaker Newt Gingrich captures it perfectly: “I have no idea what they think they’re going to accomplish,” said former House Speaker Newt Gingrich, a key Trump ally. “The next election is in ‘22 and doesn’t involve Trump. What they’re doing is wasting their time.”
What they’re also doing is making Trump even stronger than he was before.
That is all.
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