Watching the hysteria pouring out of the CPAC attendees towards Donald Trump was akin to watching preteen girls squealing at a Justin Bieber concert. Neither the attendees nor Trump was interested in using the conference to discuss policies important to traditional conservative ideology or values. Trump lied, displayed what might be clinically assessed as delusional thinking, sought revenge on Republicans who oppose him by naming them publically and inciting aggression towards them, and talked about himself without mention or sympathy for COVID victims. Watching the convention, one would think American democracy had not recently suffered a deadly insurrection led by White Supremacist followers of the former, one-term president.
During Trump’s speech, he declared he won both the 2016 and 2020 elections as his followers chanted, ” you won, you won.” Trump uses sociopathic verbal strategies to emotionally addict people to him and the adrenaline rush of being aligned with any ideology he espouses. He is a master liar and manipulator and has been able to effectively convince followers that he loves them and that everything he says is true. Once he knows he has established an addictive alliance with him, he increases the spread of disinformation that serves him personally and politically. The most deadly example of this occurred on Jan 6th, 2020 when thousands of people aggressively invaded the Capitol bldg. admitting to the press they were there following Trump’s direction to block the certification of the electoral win for Joe Biden, the legitimate winner of the presidential election.
In addition to the appearance of the gaudy, unimpressive gold statue of Trump, Senator Ted Cruz made a spectacle of himself. He joked about his scandalous trip to Cancun while Texans were freezing, starving, and dying from the devastating, unprecedented storm last week. He was screaming freedom and mocking CDC guidelines for mask-wearing. Senator Josh Hawley perpetuated the lie of a stolen elected and the even bigger lie that the Republican party is saving democracy by making election integrity the main issue of their conservative agenda.
No matter what issue Trump and elected Republicans talk about, the core theme that resonates is RACISM:
- Election reform= legislation to suppress, not expand voter participation, is shorten voting hours, require means of Identification not readily available to all eligible voters, suppress voter by mail
- Immigration= Turn away as many immigrants and asylum seekers as possible, negating the message on the Statue of Liberty, restrict pathways to citizenship
- Opposing the American COVID-19 Recovery Act to fight the devastating effect on the disease disproportionately in black and Hispanic populations.
- Opposes granting a path to citizenship for DACA
- Building a wall between Mexico and the United States
- Speaking about white supremacist and militia hate- groups as ” good people and patriots.”
Politicians used to be forced out of the office for lying and breaking the law. Trump has been known as a dishonest and corrupt person for decades throughout his business career. The amount of business associates he has ripped off financially with scams or blatant refusals to pay for services rendered is monuments. Michael Cohen, a former attorney for and once a member of the Trump cult/ mob, appropriately titled his book about Trump, Disloyal.
THE END OF TRUMP’S RUN AS BOSS OF THE REPUBLICAN PARTY AND THE LEADER OF THE MAGA, DISINFORMATION CULT IS COMING. DICTATORS, AUTOCRATS, OR CRIME BOSSES DON’T END WELL. HIS LACK OF LOYALTY WILL HAVE LEFT HIM NO ONE WILLING TO GO DOWN WITH HIM. HE LOST THE PRESIDENCY, THE HOUSE, AND SENATE, AND WILL SOON BE IN COURT TO DEFEND HIS MANY CRIMES. REPUBLICANS SHOULD REJECT EVERYTHING HE STOOD FOR AND TURN TO THE KINZINGER AND ROMNEY WING OF THE PARTY IF THEY WANT THE GOP TO EVER WIN ANOTHER NATIONAl ELECTION.
Available on Amazon books: “America Survived Trump” The Chronology of the Struggle, by Rebecca Sperber, M.S.
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