Friends, it might just be time. Time for what, you ask? Time to deal with the elephant in the room: the fact that Joe Biden is about to become our President.
Trumpian obstinacy notwithstanding, it's looking more and more as though our Fearless Leader has no trick up his sleeve that could reverse the putative outcome of the 2020 presidential election. Was he cheated? Sure. Was the deck stacked from the beginning? You bet. Has evidence of the Democrats' chicanery steadily mounted? No doubt. Did Donald Trump win the critical states, assuming only valid votes were counted? Absolutely.
None of this matters, however, because the courts, Congress, and the state legislatures have utterly failed to do their duty and uphold the will of the people. Moreover, Trump himself, who always, from 2015 to today, had only one card to play -- the ecstatic support of tens of millions of patriots -- failed to play that card when it still would have mattered.
Trump could have announced that he would NEVER accept the results of a phony election. He could have declared he would refuse to leave office under such a cloud. He could have called upon his supporters to demonstrate in their tens of thousands outside every federal courthouse and every state legislative chamber where the critical decisions would be made about revising, or potentially revising, the results of the election.
But those would be the actions of a fascist, you say? Maybe...or arguably they would have been the actions of a man who believed exactly what he said: that he was the rightful winner of the 2020 election, and that the acceptance of any other outcome would drive a stake through the heart of American democracy.
Be that as it may, President Trump didn't take any of the decisive actions that I've outlined. Instead, he retreated to the White House, licked his wounds, berated his enemies, and waited for SCOTUS, or Congress, or the state legislatures, to ride to his rescue. Well, they didn't, and they were never likely to do so. Trump's only hope was to show backbone, and to rouse his legions of supporters to DEMAND an acknowledgement of his reelection. In the end, therefore, the Republican Party, the courts, Congress, the state legislatures, the media, and plenty of other institutions failed Trump and the American people...but one might say, with equal accuracy, that Trump failed himself, and us. He equivocated, and so he lost.
Having said all that, if Trump DOES have a master plan that has yet to unfold, well, I congratulate him on his deviousness, and I look forward to FOUR MORE YEARS! That seems like an increasingly faint hope, however, so it's time to pick up the pieces and move on.
Our first instinct must, of course, to be to look on the bright side. Yes, the GOP did far better in this election, at all levels, than most pollsters and pundits predicted. Yes, our man, despite the recession, the pandemic, and an unprecedented wave of scurrilous attacks, came within a hair's breadth of reelection, despite Dem cheating! That's something to be proud of.
So...we might say to ourselves: buck up, patriots! We'll get 'em next time. 2022 and 2024 are a whole different ballgame.
As for me, I'd say 2024 might as well be a thousand years from now, because four years is an eternity in politics. I have no idea who will run in 2024, or what the political dynamics will be like. 2022 is almost as mysterious.
What worries me, though, is this: all things being equal, OF COURSE Republicans can make a comeback and win in 2022 and 2024...but who's to say all things ARE equal? Democrats gamed the system as never before in 2020, and they got away with it. They ignored the law, they threw the canons of journalism in the gutter, and they weaponized a disease to undo a President -- and for their iniquity the American people rewarded them with power. That's a poor reflection on the voters, needless to say, but that's just the beginning.
Think of it this way: The American people can be won over. In that sense, we would be justified in being hopeful, no? But winning back the confidence of the American people only matters if our elections truly are "free and fair". If the outcome of those elections isn't based on the will of the people, but is instead based on corruption, propaganda, and outright fraud, then, well, how are the forces of light ever to prevail again? After all, if lying and cheating worked once, we can only assume that the Dems will double down on both...and let's face it: they're good at both! If they're determined to win at all costs, and the media is determined to cheer them on and ignore any crimes or ethical lapses of which they may be guilty, then what's to stop them from ruling effectively unchallenged? What's to stop them from ruling FOREVER?
It's a question worth asking as we begin the fateful year 2021, which may be -- let's face facts -- the year that American democracy dies. All this will sound like hyperbole to Democrats, I'm sure, but we Republicans aren't spitting in the wind when we say this election was stolen. We believe it. We don't consider the process remotely free or fair, and we assume, based on your shamelessness, that things will only get worse. A sobering thought, no?
And remember, Dems, you love saying that we're fascists, that we're racists, that we're liars, that we're criminals, that we're gangsters, that we're monsters. Should we doubt for a moment that you would be willing to cheat -- maybe just a little, at first -- in order to defeat us in the "most important election" of our lives? Why WOULD you hesitate, after all? And, given our unparalleled wickedness -- our "treason" and our "sedition" -- why wouldn't you do everything in your power to marginalize us, to silence us, and to render us politically harmless? We EXPECT you to crush us, if given half a chance, and it sure seems like many of you are itching to try. What's more, with the White House in your hands and with it the vast powers of the "Commander-in-Chief", the mischief you could get up to is virtually limitless. You might even say that we are -- all of us -- putty in your hands.
Are circumstances indeed hopeless for us Trumpers and patriots, therefore? No, of course not. We have tools at our disposal, we have some residual rights and freedoms, and, perhaps best of all, we have the centrifugal forces within the Left itself, plus the Democratic Party's proven ability to shoot itself in the foot. We can and, with God's help, we will defeat you, you lousy pinkos! From this point on, we who love America need to start strategizing, therefore. In the weeks ahead, I will offer my suggestions from how we can get the country back on track, and what role the Republican Party might play in that process.
So take heart, fellow Trumpers! We have been forced to swallow a bitter pill -- four long years of "Democratic" misrule -- but hope springs eternal, and, with a whole lot of work, some determination, and a bit of help from the hapless Dems themselves, we can and will right the ship. We have to believe that, because, if we don't, well, the Dems have already won. I, for one, refuse to give them the satisfaction.
So let's get to it, shall we? Let's take back America. Let's show the leftists that Trump was just a warm-up act for what's to come: the definitive defeat of socialism, the rebirth of traditional American values, the flowering of American nationalism, and the re-institution of a constitutionally sound, limited government. We can have all this and more, if we insist on it.
Who's with me?