the fallen president is renovating his political career


For the time being, Donald Trump is just floating off his 2024 start. His right-wing populism remains attractive to Republicans.

“In just a short month from being America’s first, we’ve gotten there to America’s last,” Donald Trump said in his first public address since Jan. 6. The ex-president, who failed his re-election, returned to the stage at an annual right-wing event called the Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC). The only non-self-serving moment in his one-and-a-half-hour speech was that he encouraged everyone to be vaccinated against the coronavirus. Seeing his role, Republicans who had previously hoped to be generous with his party opposition and reserve the vitriol for Biden may have been bitterly disappointed. For the time being, the former president is only focused on maintaining his influence over the Republican Party and wants to take cruel revenge on everyone who has become unfaithful to him on the right in recent months. It was characteristic of the party’s mood that he received the most applause on Sunday night when he listed by name the Republican MPs and senators who voted against the public law indictment against him in Congress. – Let’s get rid of everything! – suggested to his enthusiastic audience, with the prospect of supporting all his opponents in the party’s pre-elections. Those he talked about weren’t in the room: Senate faction leader Mitch McConnell, former presidential candidate Mitt Romney, or lower house Republican leader Liz Cheney had other things to do over the weekend. A life-size golden statue of Trump was also erected at the conference venue at the Hyatt Regency Hotel in Orlando. The work of art, by the way, was made in the damned Mexico a thousand times, and the sculptor later designs a similar one with real gold plating, which he intends to sell for almost ten million dollars. In his speech, the model of the modern golden calf ruled out the possibility of founding his own party. Although surveys show that nearly half of Republican voters would follow, he argued that this would be a sure defeat for them. Contrary to expectations, he did not announce that he would run in the 2024 presidential election. He managed to say, “who knows, I might decide to beat them for the third time,” he referred to the Democratic Party, which won a congressional majority in addition to the White House in November. He did not mention that he received fewer votes in both presidential elections than his current opponent. He insisted that in 2020, in fact, he won, at most the cowardly supreme court let him take the triumph from him. Then the crowd chanted, “You won, you won!” He referred to his plans for another moment when he mentioned his wife, Melania, as the next first lady who had not gone to the conference. A good two-thirds of the participants in the three-day event would like Trump to restart in 2024, which is an overwhelming majority on the one hand, and will leave room for other candidates such as Senators Ted Cruz and Josh Hawley, Governor Ron DeSantis of Florida, Kristi Noem of South Dakota or Mike Pompeo was a foreign minister. It is not yet clear who could turn the party in a new direction, because for the Republican masses, Trump’s nationalist populism remains the norm. It was no accident that Donald Jr. joked that the conference was more about Trump than conservatism. The family, apart from Melania’s absence, stands unbroken next to Trump. Ivanka’s daughter and husband, Jared Kushner, also a real estate investor in New York, also moved there near South Florida. However, for the time being, his only direct political ambitions are for his second-born son, Eric’s wife, Lara Trump, who would run for the position of senator in South Carolina in 2022. Ivanka has so far refused to do the same in Florida and nowadays Donald Jr. is not talking about his own presidential ambitions either. True, like Trump, Ivanka and Donald Jr. can’t be sure they won’t have to spend the next few years going to court: all of them are under investigation for things like the things Trump Corporation wore and the misappropriation of money raised for the 2016 inauguration ceremony.

The big election campaign – to crack down on voters

Times change, they change – Bob Dylan sang back in 1963. The message of the singer, who has since been awarded the Nobel Prize for Literature, is now perhaps clearer than ever: “Come, senators, MPs / Please hear the caller / Don’t stop the door / Don’t block the room / Because it will hurt / Whoever stops / The battle is fierce outside / Soon you will shake your windows and shake your walls / Because times, they change. ” The United States is no longer the country it was in the 60s. The proportions of the Republican Party’s traditional base, the rural, religious, non-tertiary white population, are shrinking. With unchanged trends, non-Hispanic whites could be in the minority by roughly 2045. Of the last eight presidential elections, the Republican candidate received an absolute majority of votes only once — George W. Bush in 2004 — although it is true that the White House was conquered in 2000 and 2016 by the “built-in” right of the electoral body. House. However, the situation is clear: the Republican Party needs to change its policy to make it more attractive to others – or prevent Democratic Party voters from casting their vote. For the time being, the latter strategy seems to have prevailed. Donald Trump was perfectly aware of the situation, not coincidentally fighting a year of persistent fighting against the letter vote. Fortunately, due to the coronavirus epidemic, this solution has been developed even where this option did not previously exist. Encouraged by his allegation of fraud, the right has been making proposals to tighten election laws in more than thirty U.S. states since January. The farthest is an Arizona compatriot who says voters should not be left to be president, and then state legislators appoint members of the electoral body to decide the matter. This is obviously unconstitutional nonsense, but there are some other ideas that are similar in purpose but less morbid in their solutions. In Georgia, for example, they want to ban Sunday voting because members of many black religious communities there like to cast their votes after the service. In the 32 percent black-populated state, Stacey Abrams, a Democratic candidate who fell short of the 2018 ruling election, activated about 800,000 non-voting citizens through years of hard work, without which neither Biden nor two later Democratic senator candidates could win in the state. Republicans now want to abolish unjustified letter voting and the automatic registration of voters when renewing their license (as well as their official ID). In Arizona, too, correspondence voting will be hampered, and there are plans to raise the required majority on roll-call votes on election issues to 60 percent. In Wisconsin, the election map, which has so far favored Republicans, is being redrawn, as in New Hampshire and other states. In Nebraska, where electors have so far been awarded by congressional district, they now want to return to the “winner takes it all” principle because last year Biden also won a seat. Nor does the Democratic Party, which has a majority in the two houses of the legislature, be idle. The Federal House of Representatives will begin debating a 791-page, comprehensive election bill this week. Although in this form there is little chance of acceptance, but its direction is clear. His passages would prohibit artificially difficult participation in elections, redraw constituencies according to party interests, and limit the influence of large financial donors on campaigns. Proponents of the draft say there is no question of some kind of left-wing attack, the text is based on bipartisan recommendations. The New York Times cites the president of Democracy 21, a non-partisan organization that argues for good governance, saying elections are the heart of American democratic governance. “This is the battlefield now, and everyone knows that,” Fred Wertheimer told the paper.

They’re saying Thursday now

Believers in a conspiracy theory called QAnon still trust Donald Trump as president. The latest deadline is Thursday, March 4, when the Army will then remove President Joe Biden and announce that Trump has still won the November election. However, Trump would not return as 45th but 19th President because, in theory, presidents elected after 1871 were not legitimate. By the way, March 4 was the day of the inauguration of the presidents until 1933, when Article XX of the Constitution. addition brought the date forward to January 20th. According to QAnon’s conspiracy theory, Trump, who is fighting against the human-eating pedophile network of liberals, is still in control from the background and all his failures so far are only apparent, part of the master plan that guarantees the ultimate victory.


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