Making lemons combustible again
- Apr 18, 2020
- United States
It's mostly that, as others have pointed out, he's a fucking coward and lazy at that.He could have used COVID as a pretext to seize power and instead he's pretty much done jack shit. His preferred answer to most of his answers are to avoid or run away from them, all while talking big. The gulf between his "I'm the Alpha male"talk and his action make the Grand Canyon look tiny.Well I think the situation is radically changed. Trump, the civilian/CEO threatens shit all the time. Trump the President, with the backing of the Congress, and the Supreme Court?! And 40% of voters who are convinced that anything less than 47 states for Trump means civil war, on top of 96% support among registered Republicans?
Trump didn't do it in 2018 because he was still favored to win, and Covid wasn't a thing. Trump 2020 with everything to lose and anothing to gain for letting Democrats take office, and with legalish means of stopping them? You're a braver person than I to think Trump and the GOP won't do something. Not try, do.
While the GOP has shown a disturbing amount of brown nosing and tolerating his shit, I don't see the kind of loyalty to him that would have them putting us in a civil war. If for no other reason that they're only human and a breakdown of a society would essentially mean open season on them and their families and that's something they do care about. I'm pretty sure McConnel wants to retire to his nice house with his family, not have his house burned to the ground in American Civil War part 2, especially not for one of Trump's Tantrums.