During her talk on Tuesday, Heather Cox-Richardson posed the question: why are these people going through such gyrations to support an ex-president? I also wonder this…it can’t be just because they don’t want to lose Trump’s base. That base just isn’t big enough, IMO, to warrant the amount of energy they are putting into keeping themselves tethered to poor Mr. Trump. Is it? I mean, really. What if they all just said screw it…screw him? What if they all openly proclaimed that Trump is not their horse anymore? What if they all stopped tearing down and began working to build us up? What’s stopping them?
Heather said that she feels like she's missing something. Well, me too. At the risk of sounding like a left-wing conspiracy theorist or just a batty old woman, I keep turning to Russia.
I am convinced that Russian interference put Trump in the White House in 2016. I just can’t believe that so many Americans were manipulated into voting for him to give him such a sweeping victory. To believe that his win was legitimate would mean that I would have to realize that this is NOT my country, that the majority of the people here are some combination of stupid, hateful and violent.
Then in 2019, Mitch McConnell was nicknamed Moscow Mitch when he blocked two House-approved measures to protect elections, despite warnings that Russia intended to meddle in the 2020 race. This was also about the time when the clown car of MAGA goons started really pumping up the volume.
The actions of Congress members in this group are so anti-American and so autocratic-leaning I can’t come to any other conclusion than to believe that Russia has infiltrated at least 2 branches of our federal government.
When Trump was just entering the stage, Putin must have been ecstatic. What a perfect stooge to further his efforts to topple us. All Putin had to do to control the guy was to flatter him. So, Russia lost control of the Executive Branch in 2020, but, with the help of our Congress and a few Supreme Court Justices, it could continue to hammer away at us until we break.
Well, we’re not going to break. Pundits keep talking as though Trump could actually win in 2024. I cannot allow myself to believe that. We simply cannot allow it.