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Then-“President” Pussygrabber celebrates his first bullshit acquittal by the U.S. Senate a year ago. Sure, he got his two acquittals from the wildly partisan “jurors” of the U.S. Senate — and the 67-vote requirement for a conviction in the Senate is ridiculously high — but in so doing, he lost his party the White House, the U.S. Senate and the U.S. House of Representatives, and has set the party on a downward spiral from which it may or may never recover. Talk about your pyrrhic “victories.” (Hey, Repugnicans: Has it been worth it?)
“No, Trump wasn’t convicted,” writes the Washington Post’s Aaron Blake. “But [yesterday] he suffered the most bipartisan vote ever in favor of convicting a president at an impeachment trial — and one of the most significant rebukes of a president in American history. That’s hardly nothing.”
I wholeheartedly agree.
Virtually no one actually had thought that 67 U.S. senators, in a 50-50 U.S. Senate, would convict former “President” Pussygrabber for his treasonous incitement of seditious insurrection in Washington, D.C., on January 6, even though his crimes were broadcast all over the world in real time. But it was worth it to follow through with the impeachment and the “trial” in the Senate for at least a few reasons.*
First and foremost, had there been no consequences for what the treasonous Pussygrabber did on January 6 (and in the months [and in even the years] before it, which calculatingly built up to it), that would have given any future fascist (such as, say, Josh Hawley, Ted Cruz or Marco Rubio) the green light to try to repeat what Pussygrabber pulled on January 6 — only maybe (more) successfully next time.
But even though Pussygrabber was “acquitted,” a strong majority of the Senate (57 senators) did find him guilty as charged. And despite the wholly predictable bullshit technical “acquittal,” the “trial” in the Senate was politically devastating not only for Pussygrabber, but for the Repugnican Party.
The Repugnican Party had been counting on the events of January 6 being quietly swept entirely under the rug; usually the Repugnicans can count on getting off scot-free for their treason and other political crimes and their dereliction of duty to the American people, but not this time.
Indeed, it’s already being widely reported — such as here and here — that tens of thousands of registered voters already have left the Repugnican Party. (If that doesn’t sound like all that many voters to you, keep in mind that in November, Joe Biden won the pivotal states of Georgia, Arizona and Wisconsin — and their critical electoral votes — by a combined total of not even 50,000 votes.) Time will tell how many in all end up leaving the Repugnican Party (of course most of the Repugnicans fleeing the party become independents, not Democrats, by the way), but I’d say that at least for the time being, the Repugnican Party is in the shitter, and that except among Pussygrabber’s mouth-breathing, knuckle-dragging die-hard supporters, being aligned with Pussygrabberism makes you widely socially undesirable.
Most of the damage done to the Repugnican Party is, I think, invisible. Yes, under Pussygrabber, the Repugnicans lost first the U.S. House of Representatives, then the White House, and then the U.S. Senate. And yes, yesterday the largest bipartisan group of U.S. senators in U.S. history — and a clear majority of them — voted to convict a (former) “president” of an impeachment charge.
Those were all quite visible things, but invisibly are the millions of American voters who have soured on the Repugnican Party, mostly moderate Repugnicans and independents. Even many if not even most of those who still are Pussygrabberian true believers might keep their stupid fucking mouths shut in polite company in the current national political climate, in which newly minted President Joe Biden’s approval rating already is higher than Pussygrabber’s ever was at any point in his long national nightmare of a “presidency.” (Gallup, for example, put Biden’s initial approval rating at 57 percent — while the best that Pussygrabber ever got in a Gallup poll was 49 percent.)
It’s too early to say with certainty what the fate of the Repugnican Party will be, but I could see a self-reinforcing downward spiral, a death spiral, ultimately destroying the party. If fewer and fewer people are willing to openly admit being a Repugnican because they don’t want to be pariahs, the number of Repugnicans could diminish rapidly — and exponentially, in the best-case scenario.
One thing that is predictable is that Pussygrabber’s political career is over. Even if a state or federal court of law never convicts him of one or more of his many felonies and he doesn’t die behind bars — which is the minimum punishment that he deserves for his treason and other crimes against the nation (indeed, he never was a president, but only ever was a mob boss in chief) — he’ll never be “president” again. Even if he were decades younger than his 74 years, he’d never sit behind the big desk in the Oval Office again.
I mean, fuck, first, he lost the popular vote in 2016 by almost 3 million votes. He never was legitimately the president in the first fucking place, in my book, as the majority of American voters did not vote for him. Then, as “president,” his approval rating (among reputable, unbiased polling outfits) never hit even 50 percent. Then, he lost the popular vote again, in 2020, only this time by more than twice as much as he’d lost it in 2016.
(And, again, under his watch, despite his previous promises about so much “winning,”** his party lost the U.S. House of Representatives in the election of November 2018, lost the White House in the election of November 2020, and lost control of the U.S. Senate in the election for the two Senate seats for Georgia early last month, a day before Pussygrabber’s band of flying brain-dead monkeys attacked the U.S. Capitol.)
If Pussygrabber 2024 is the best that the Repugnican Party could do in 2024, then I’d say that you safely can stick a fork in the Repugnican Party, because it’s fucking done.
And of course in order to try to stay in power, Pussygrabber only ultimately could try to resort to violent sedition — committed by others, of course; Pussygrabber’s entire biography is one of inducing others to do his dirty work for him — and then suffering the consequences for his felonious, treasonous, precious baby-boomer ass.
A clear majority of the American people reject Pussygrabberism, and the only way for a politically unpopular individual to try to stay in power is to employ the tactics of a dictator — such as to claim, well in advance of an election, that the only way that he could lose the election would be if the election were rigged, so that then, of course, if the fascist does lose the election, of course he will claim that it was rigged. (In other words, it’s impossible for the fascist to lose an election at all, you see. And we’re all just supposed to believe that just because he keeps claiming that.)
I’m not sure that it entirely has sunk into the national consciousness yet, but because he lost yet another presidential election, “President” Pussygrabber tried to stay in power via a coup — a first in U.S. history. Thankfully, Pussygrabber is a fucking moron with the attention span of a gnat on crack, and thankfully, on January 6 he had the support of only basement-dwelling incels who wear animal skins.
Still, it’s the thought that counts — a lame-ass coup attempt is still a coup attempt — and history, and we, the American people, never will forget.
*I only can put the word “trial” in quotation marks because of course you can’t have a fair and impartial criminal trial of a Repugnican “president” (current or former) in the U.S. Senate. In a federal court of law, in which half of the jurors were not sitting Repugnican U.S. senators, Pussygrabber would have been found guilty on the charge of incitement of insurrection, I’m confident.
Again, the events of January 6 played out live in real time for all of the world to see, yet of course 43 of the 50 Repugnicans in the U.S. Senate let Pussygrabber off of the hook — because they’re fucking traitors, just like he is.
I hope that many of those 43 Repugnican traitors (that’s pretty much redundant) lose their next election, in huge part because of the cowardice and the treason that they displayed yesterday, putting their fealty to the failed fascist former “President” Pussygrabber far above the best interests of the United States of America.
**In May 2016, Pussygrabber publicly proclaimed on the campaign trail: “We’re going to win. We’re going to win so much. We’re going to win at trade, we’re going to win at the border. We’re going to win so much, you’re going to be so sick and tired of winning, you’re going to come to me and go, ‘Please, please, we can’t win anymore.’ You’ve heard this one. You’ll say ‘Please, Mr. President, we beg you sir, we don’t want to win anymore. It’s too much. It’s not fair to everybody else.’ And I’m going to say ‘I’m sorry, but we’re going to keep winning, winning, winning; we’re going to make America great again.”
How’s all that “winning” going? Just how did the “project” to “make America great again” go?