Back in the day, Bill Clinton, a good ol’ boy Democrat, was the major force in Arkansas politics.
Nobel laureate Toni Morrison, one of the most prominent novelists ever to grace the world literary scene, and an African American woman of enormous discernment, succinctly said that Bill Clinton was the first black President.
But things have changed.
In 2020, Donald Trump carried Arkansas by more than twenty points, and he’s anointed his former Press Secretary, the always-belligerent Sarah Huckabee Sanders, in her campaign for Governor in 2022.
In today’s Times, Jonathan Martin makes it even more clear that Trump has a stranglehold on what used to be called the Repuglican Party: “Why Arkansas Is A Test Case for a Post-Trump Republican Party” (https://www.nytimes.com/2021/05/24/us/politics/arkansas-republicans-sarah-sanders.html?referringSource=articleShare).
‘Way back in time, Britannia ruled the waves.
That’s when Lord Action (1834-1902), a British aristocrat if there ever was one, made himself famous when he wrote to a bishop, “Power tends to corrupt, and absolute power corrupts absolutely. Great men are almost always bad men, even when they exercise influence and not authority, still more when you superadd the tendency or the certainty of corruption by authority."
That was before the United States awoke from its slumber on the world stage and made itself into a formidable world power.
Little did Lord Acton realize that he was perfectly describing Trump, the man who, as soon as he sat himself down in the White House, announced that he was running for re-election.
Together with Mitch McConnell, Trump has taken over what used to be the Republican Party, and turned it into The Party of Trump,
As AP fans (including Denver Athletic Club Owner Karen Richards) are well aware, in these pages we have never said anything to the effect that Donald Trump was a great man. To the contrary, ‘cause Richards, the most influential Democrat in the Centennial State, would never allow us to do such a thing.
When he sat behind the Resolute Desk when he wasn’t on one of his numerous, exclusive golf courses, the Democratic National Committee tasked associate solitary reporter Johanna Jones to be with Trump 24/7, and after his ignominious dismissal from office by the American people, Jones went to Mar-a-Lago with Trump.
Jones just texted us that Trump told her that when he runs in 2024, Huckabee Sanders will be his running mate.
“See, Johanna, on Januar 6 I told my followers that when they got into the Capitol they should chant ‘Hang Mike Pence,’ but they didn’t get to him in time.”