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ReTrumplicans don’t need Elections

There has never been serious doubt about the inherently anti-democratic, fascistic element feeding Trumpism. It is the product of cultural developments that have both changed the Republican Party, and been assiduously exploited by the Republican Party.

That phenomenon set Trump up for success. Yet from the earliest days, Trump’s potential to get elected was ignored or denied by people who should have known better. That’s because they were in denial about what the GOP had already become before Trump seized its rotted throne.

Although we let polls and hopes fool us, some of us saw Trump’s potential triumph looming for a long time:

SEPT 2015  JUST WATCH HIM

MARCH 2016   LIKE WATCHING A DOG PLAY THE PIANO.

AUGUST 2016 THE TRUMPXIT.

OCTOBER 2016   GOOD DOGS.   IDIOT WIND

NOV 2016  EXILE FROM THE PROMISED LAND

Now in August 2017, we read a Washington Post poll showing that half of self-declared Republicans would agree to suspend the next Presidential election if Trump asked for that. This is what I call “shocking but not surprising” – a predictable manifestation of the fundamentally anti-democratic, anti-American organism that Trump has always been.

But this is not just a Trumpist sentiment – it is the logical conclusion of Republican Party philosophy and effort to organize elections to marginalize the opposition (gerrymandering), to crush the opposition with money (Citizens United) and to exclude minority voters (voter ID laws and Trump’s new “commission.”)

What we are seeing here is not just Trumpism. It is ReTrumplicanism.  For a survey of how as it emerged and swallowed the Great Republic, readers can see everything I’ve published on the topic:  TRUMP AND TRUMPISM 

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2 comments on “ReTrumplicans don’t need Elections

  1. Susanne
    August 11, 2017

    I’ve read most of your posts which are as thoughtful and thought provoking as any I’ve read in the NYTimes or the Washington Post or the Globe and Mail. I wonder who will save America?

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    • dkl
      August 11, 2017

      You are very kind. Writing is its own reward (it has to be – there aren’t many other rewards) but comments like yours are a true prize. You embolden me to say, please feel free to share / re-tweet my articles, if you think they’re worthwhile! 🙂

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This entry was posted on August 10, 2017 by in Democracy, The U.S.A., Trump & Trumpism.
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