The Republican Faith has taken a strange turn.
But Trump still has an ace in the hole (see Annie Proulx’s exceptional fourth novel, published in 2002,That Old Ace in the Hole, about cranky
Texans in the Panhandle of the Lone Star State): he’s firmly convinced that on January 6, his Lapdog-in-Chief, Mike Pence, who desperately wants to be our
Commander-in-Chief) will declare that Trump defeated Biden.
Not since LBJ was Master of the Senate (see Robert Caro’s masterful tome with that title) has a Senate Majority Leader reached such heights of power as McConnell,
the man whose single-minded pursuit of an Always Conservative Supreme Court has put hyper-conservatives Amy Coney Barrett, Neil Gorsuch, and possible sexual predator
Brett Kavanaugh on the Court, joining Clarence Thomas and Samuel Alito.
All people who have taken an interest in politics ever since FDR saved our once-exceptional nation from the Republican Faith (that only
Republicans know what’s best for the Privileged Rich), are keenly aware that it’s only the Party of the People who truly have the interests of all the
people in mind.
Yes, the US was exceptional until November 8, 2016, when Hillary Clinton hugely surpassed Donald Trump in the popular vote.
Because Trump is interested only in himself, he’s just cut loose another lapdog, William Barr, who “decided" to leave Trump’s Justice Department before Christmas —
especially after he greatly incurred Trump’s wrath by announcing that there was no fraud in the election.