As we head into Memorial Day, my thoughts turned toward our political future with former President Donald Trump as the de facto head of the Republican Party…

There is little doubt in my mind that the progressive communist democrats have revealed themselves, their nefarious activities, and a glimpse of a dystopian future should we allow them to keep control of the Congress and the Presidency. There is no doubt that Biden is mentally challenged, often incoherent, and grossly ineffective. The Obama acolytes that are running the government are inept and ideologically driven. Thus setting the stage for an awakening of the American people, which will lead to an overwhelming Congressional GOP victory.

But, now is the time to question former President Trump’s role in the political process as we advance – especially the risk of Trump’s emphasis on revenge over reform.

If one wants proof of Trump’s mindset and divisiveness, let us not forget that Trump caused the GOP’s 2020 loss of the Senate by sabotaging Georgia’s Senate race with his egotistically spiteful conduct, encouraging his supporters not to vote because of the “stolen” election. His outright refusal to campaign for Senators David Perdue and Kelly Loeffler handed the Senate to the progressive communist democrats.

Even now, in the 2022 midterm elections, we saw Trump continue his temper tantrum by endorsing primary challengers to Republican Governor Brian Kemp and Secretary of State Brad Raffensperger – both of whom refused to loudly affirm a Trump victory in the 2020 election.

The people of Georgia voted for Governor Brian Kemp (73.7%) against Trump-endorsed U.S. Senator. David Perdue (21.8%). Kemp will now challenge the unopposed Democrat, Stacey Abrams. Likewise, the people voted for Secretary of State Brad Raffensperger (52%) over Trump-endorsed Jody Hice (33%).

One of the things coming to light in recent weeks is the extent to which former President Trump was the proximate cause of his own electoral downfall.

(1)  Election matters must be instituted and litigated at the state level, and there is little the federal government can do except investigate and prosecute fraud. The executive branch of the federal government has  no role in the state election rules other than to investigate and prosecute post-election fraud.

(2)  There is no constitutional mechanism for altering the outcome of a federal election one the vote is certified and accepted.

(3)  As we have seen with the Democratic Party, preparation for elections is a continuous process that must be pursued diligently, not just in the few months before or after an election.

(4)  The President was advised, prior to the 2020 election, to assemble a top-notch legal team to challenge improper state rule changes. It was also suggested that Trump establish and escrow a $30 - $40 million election defense fund. It appears that the stumbling block was not the concept of a defense fund itself, but the need to escrow the funds -- because no major law firm could rely on Donald Trump to pay his lawyers with his long-time practice of delaying and negotiating reduced legal fee settlements.

The Rudy Giuliani, Sidney Powell, and L. Lin Woods legal shit show was more of a low-cost effort by individuals who were telling Trump what he wanted to hear, legally misusing claims of fraud, and spinning fantastical tales of voting machine and software hacking involving foreign intervention. That these attorneys were soliciting public contributions to fund their efforts was agreeable to the notoriously cheap Trump. Some legal filings from this group were so amateurish and filled with typographical errors, including the name of the Court, as to be off-putting and laughable.

From a post-election analysis, it appears that a segment of the GOP critical of Trump was alienated by his cultish actions in whipping up his base. It was proven by down-ballot GOP candidates receiving more votes than Trump. The explanation that only the top-line results were manipulated is yet to be conclusively proven.

More and more, it appears that Trump’s own behavior and his advisory clown show, including his children, were the proximate cause of his failure to prevail in the election.

Former Attorney General William Barr summarized the issue succinctly, “Great political leaders don’t fan discord within their party or indulge petty personal grievances. Rather, they exercise discipline and patience with the aim of holding the party together and keeping it focused on the defeat of its political adversaries.”

Bottom line...

Why am I bringing this up now? Because Trump, regardless of his successes in domestic and foreign policies, is wildly unsuitable as a candidate for the 2024 election cycle and the more he prevents more suitable candidates from rising to the forefront is a disservice to our nation and the Republican Party.

We need an uniter, someone who holds the likes of Mitt Romney and Susan Collins in check and secures their vote for the GOP agenda.

Time is growing short, and the November 8, 2022, general election is less than six months (five months ten days) away. No time for nonsense.

We need candidates with core values, strength of character, and a willingness to confront the progressive communist democrats and their media propagandists over their authoritarian ambitions to control all aspects of our life; and destroy all institutions to create their impossibly unachievable beneficial communist dictatorship.

It is time to ignore self-serving narratives and concentrate on factual truth.

We are so screwed.

-- steve

“Nullius in verba.”-- take nobody's word for it!

“Beware of false knowledge; it is more dangerous than ignorance.”-- George Bernard Shaw

“Progressive, liberal, Socialist, Marxist, Democratic Socialist -- they are all COMMUNISTS.”

“The key to fighting the craziness of the progressives is to hold them responsible for their actions, not their intentions.” – OCS

"The object in life is not to be on the side of the majority, but to escape finding oneself in the ranks of the insane." -- Marcus Aurelius

“A people that elect corrupt politicians, imposters, thieves, and traitors are not victims... but accomplices” -- George Orwell

“Fere libenter homines id quod volunt credunt." (The people gladly believe what they wish to.) ~Julius Caesar

“Describing the problem is quite different from knowing the solution. Except in politics." ~ OCS