Hint: It's not the Senate
People in the UK and Europe who are alert to American politics are hoping the citizens of Georgia will do the right thing with their votes. I live in England and follow American politics because the results affect the world and my life. A stable and enlightened American government is essential to the world. I have looked aghast at the Trump antics and those who slavishly follow him fearful of erratic and idiotic outcomes that will damage America's standing by destroying our trust. A truly Democratic America is essential to world peace.
Trump’s anti democracy machine will only stop when he’s in prison or dead (I’m not calling for killing him, but everyone dies eventually) that said there will still be candidates who try to take up his mantle.
Like Ron DeSantis for instance. We must make sure that those who think like Trump stay out of power.
I look forward to the behavior of an increasingly desperate Donald Trump - desperate to where he really does go bonkers to the extent that he becomes an embarrassment even to members of his Base. Call me vengeful, but I want to watch him unravel himself as he fades from limelight to twilight to midnight to Endless Night with Herschel Bonkers by his side. As together they disappear into the abyss, it would be thrilling to see the final glimmer of Trump as a bit of orange glow, going, Going, GONE! As Robert Frost writes in his poem Out, Out: "Little, less, nothing. And that ended it. No more to build on there."
You ask where this will end... and sadly my conclusion is that either he will end his own life as Hitler did, or end democracy as we know it by rousing his base to civil war. I live in Florida where the Trump/Desantis base is rabidly emboldened, stirred up, angry, and out for blood. Civil discourse is non-existent-an innocent, apolitical question on a local fb group regarding the dismissal/resignation of a school superintendent erupts into threats and demands that I leave the state because I don’t agree with them. They are so proud that the governor proclaimed that woke dies here-which means open hearts, open minds and open lives to all is nonexistent-it is toxic here-and likely to increase in toxicity as Desantis’ educational structures have been labeled by experts as those that raise up a next generation of ignorant racists. Trump opened the door for a fascist like Desantis-and unless both are stopped and held accountable along with all their congressional enablers-I truly fear for the future of our entire country, not just my state. Trump may be heading toward irrelevance, but the normalization of ugly, angry hatred allows others like Desantis to step up to the plate-and, I fear, Desantis is trump 2.0-smarter, intentionally cruel. It’s going to get worse before it gets better. We, the people, have a true fight ahead of us if we wish to preserve a democracy in the tears to come.
I believe Trump actually called for the Constitution to be "terminated," not merely set aside.
Treasonous, even for a bloke who will say anything to stay in the headlines.
How about in prison where he belongs!
"When you surround an army, leave an outlet free. Do not press a desperate foe too hard." - Sun Tzu
Having Trump lose more credibility and power is great, but if we were wise, we'd at least create the illusion of a way out. Perhaps the GOP floats some type of Ambassadorship or other role that gives him the hope that he will be able to soon claim his beloved "absolute immunity" due to some type of political position even if he doesn't become President. This is a genuinely sick man who will burn lives and nations to the ground on a whim. We should seriously consider stringing him along in some way until 2024 is done. Given the millions living off his Kool-Aid for years, I fear what this trapped rat can and will do with whatever power remains should he truly see no way out.
As is often the case, I get up to pee, turn on the computer and you suck me in. A large part of me wants to thank you, professor, you raise interesting and important issues. Another part, thinks I need to sleep more regular hours.
If Walker loses today, as I hope he does, it will be another nail in the coffin of Donald Trump. Unfortunately, he has climbed out of too many coffins in the past to be confident that he will stay buried in the coffin.
Even if he stays in the coffin, I am still worried about the future of the USA. Full disclosure, I am what used to be called a progressive, I am in favor of more income equality, I am in favor more rights for people who are not like me, people with different color skins, different backgrounds, different gender and sexual identities. I am also in favor of more resources for people like me, with mental and physical disabilities that make working hard and perhaps impossible.
There are signs, that those concerns, are at risk even if, Trump is gone from public life.
After Nixon was gone, there were a few years of a presidency of a Ford and Carter. Decent men, although too conservative for my taste.
Then there was Reagan, a hard right turn, and the rest of my adult lifetime the USA sliding even more into a world of a few winners and many losers.
I am afraid that is what will happen now. Although I do have to admit November and early December is much better than I thought it would be.
I am still alone, and dysfunctional, a war is going on in Ukraine with hardships that I cannot imagine. But it is not as bad as I thought it would be.
And with that I am off to bed again.
It ends when he’s either dead and gone or in prison with all of his repugnant enablers in the congress/senate. Accountability should be the name of the game but politics trumped it, literally..,,
We have only ourselves to blame.
Trump should have been removed from the office of the presidency
on January 7th.
It's been nearly two years now and Trump is still walking around free.
I think it was a huge mistake to let Trump finish out his term in office.
where do i hope this will end? death for trump by hanging for treason.
where WILL it (probably) end? mar a largo, with trump hosting a fundraising event to grift his few remaining supporters to pay his legal expenses.
I believe the significance of today’s Georgia runoff lies in the people’s voice: that more voters will choose to send another serious person to the Senate - one who understands our responsibilities to each other and the world.
I would like to see Kirsten Cinema primaried out and an actual Democrat take her place.
Hopefully this will end with a cry and a whimper, and the wicked orange witch will dissolve in a puddle. All the 'king's' horses and all the 'king's' men will never want tRumpty together again.
It ends when he’s locked up and the key thrown away. Even then, who knows if he’d be pardoned by the likes of someone like DeSantis - God forbid he ever gets into the People’s House. It ends with his death.
Good Luck to Raphael Warnock today… I hope the polls are way off (as they often are) and that it’s a landslide! 🌻
The end of this paragraph stated: "Where will this end"? When people and main stream news quit talking about Trump. That is when it will end.