In 2016, the Republican primary candidates, were your standard establishment politicians. All geared to run a standard campaign about, government spending, government being too big, more money for defense and less money for social security and entitlements.
Many were veterans of presidential campaigns in the past and had coffers full of money, ready for the race, to run against the most hated Democrat in America at that time, Hillary Clinton.
Then suddenly a man came down an escalator, started throwing feces on the walls, jumping from table to table yelling at the top of his lungs throwing furniture across the room. (Sarcasm)
His name was Donald J Trump.
Trump was the outlier, the one that didn’t fit and the one who seemed to be the easiest to beat in this lineup of, clean cut, well spoken, men and women to get the Republican nomination for the general election.
Donald Trump took the low road. He became the most disgusting, ignorant, drug fueled, racist misogynist, Xenophobic, presidential candidate in recent American history. Yet he won the nomination and eventually the presidency.
In 2020 Trump ran unopposed, He continued his political monkey show alone. Many have accused him of leading a political coup, after his apparent loss to current President Joe Biden.
Trump has already thrown his hat into the political ring, for the White House in 2024. This time he will not be the outlier. He will be the standard. So instead of one deranged, racist, misogynist, xenophobic, crazy fool trying to get the Republican nomination there will be a whole lot of them. Possibly dozens. The theme will be, “Cruelity is the reason”.
It will be an interesting revolting, painful, entertaining primary.
The only bastion that we will have to guard against this horde of resentment, anger and ridiculousness is the national news media. Yet I have no faith in the national news. Instead of looking for the peaceful transfer of power in this country and having a person qualified to be President of the United States, they will only be looking at the bottom line. Who can make the most money off of the bat shit crazy Republican primary and general.
God help us all.