True to its name, Trump has become a trump card in American politics, hitting everything and everyone, perhaps for Democrats as well. In keeping with the increasingly bizarre twists and turns of this policy, when the hitherto unwritten and even written rules of democracy are being violated. Most recently, for example, the fact that there is no excuse to oppose Congress or the court, to refuse to summon a witness, which is severely punished by law anyway (as elsewhere). When prosecutor indicted Steve Bannon in its order and manner, the trumpet stars of the right-wing Fox TV network immediately stood by him. For example, Tucker Carlson, who visited us, hurried to apologize for Trump Rasputin. With good reason, of course, since Bannon’s sworn testimony would be key to proving the trump card attempt by the trump carders in January – giving up on the indictment, he seemed to choose the lawsuit to change from defendant to accuser, at least in the eyes of the trump card camp. Like, of course, the other close advisers to the fallen president may in turn become unwitting witnesses to the prosecution. Because the law punishes Congress deception in the same way as false court testimony, former chiefs are trapped by subpoena. As several investigative journalists have now outlined in a book and article, Trump and his narrow circle have tried their best to derail last year’s presidential election result. So now it would be up to the planners of this coup attempt to corroborate the circumstantial evidence with their own words and papers. And as it once did when investigating the Watergate scandal, the president’s people are faced with a serious dilemma. They can save their boss by lying, but they can put themselves in jail; Nixon’s two justice ministers, Mitchell and Kleindienst, were thus convicted. A few years ago, Trump’s personal attorney, Michael Cohen, took the misfortune and went into duty for refusing to commit the offense, after which Trump denied him and classified him as a traitor. The lawyer then unpacked his book and willingly cooperated with the Mueller Committee on Russian Relations. Which path will Meadows, the White House chief of staff at the time, take, after the House of Representatives Committee investigating the 1/6 drama has also initiated charges against him following the subpoena? Actually, of course, the big – and arguably historic – question is, how long do the ex-president and trumpists who have rejected the result of last year’s presidential election go so far as to reject the rules of democracy and the rule of law? Because this is no longer the world of the Watergate scandal, when they were accepted by all the authoritative figures in politics, and eventually Nixon was forced on him by the eminences of his own party. We live in the world of Trump now, whatever that means. After all, the ex-president and many tens of millions of loyal Republicans are not only questioning the election result and with it the legitimacy of the new president, Biden, but his hostage party seems to have begun to reject the outcome of any vote that is not in their favor. The most recent election of governors in Virginia and New Jersey was won by a similar difference between the Republican and Democratic candidates. But while the losing Democrat and his party acknowledged this without a word, the frustrated Republican began to briefly mention the fraud and procrastinate. And that could become a system in next fall’s congressional election. Moreover, even in the Republican party’s own pre-election, where a Trump-backed candidate would shout fraud (as he himself did in 2016 when he lagged behind Senator Cruz in Iowa and talked about fraud; Cruz has become a live trumpeter anyway…) And the prospects are even gloomier when you consider that even the Republican leaders who even accused their president of inciting January 6 surrendered to Trump. None of them dare to argue about the “Great Fraud” proposition anymore, trying to dodge the questioning of journalism at most (and the only brave, the daughter of former Vice President Cheney, has now been expelled from the party by his state’s trumpist Republicans, as elsewhere). While in dozens of Republican-led states, local trumpists have launched a rally over local rules that make it difficult to vote (discriminate against those in color) and even seize polling control bodies, projecting to push aside their unfavorable public turnout and their own electoral list. And to top it all off, because the Trumpists consider the Biden government to be illegitimate, they cooperate with the Democrats in essentially nothing. Even the infrastructure program that benefits everyone is voted by only a few Republicans as a skinny version of the former bipartisan. In the past, the senator of a state, a representative of a district, tried to negotiate benefits and projects for his own narrower patriarch, but this is the end of it: an unprecedented situation would get money, paripa. However, if the Democratic factions, as is their good habit, do not end up sacrificing their president for their own right and pass legislation that pleases the vast majority of the population, it will be difficult to sell it to voters next year. And whereas the entire strategy of the Republican General Staff is to win the congressional elections next fall and conquer at least one of the houses of Congress, and for that very purpose they have surrendered, unparalleled in American history, to an ex-president holding two-thirds of the party’s polls. to achieve their main goal. This goal is far from unrealistic. The interim vote between the two presidential elections is not usually won by the party holding the White House, the loss of a series of parliamentary seats is almost always assured (only a third of the senate is elected every two years, and much depends on which party’s seats are held). Moreover, not only are Republicans preferred in the Senate, where large, multi-million-dollar states are represented by two as well as sparsely populated conservatives, but local leaders are also shamelessly redrawing House of Representatives by party perspective. Biden’s party would have to pull a lot together to prevent this Republican breakthrough and with it the president from becoming a “lame duck”. Just because Republicans before Trump have put party interests above national interest, and by winning a congressional majority in 2010, they have paralyzed Obama’s presidency. They are true to their Senate leader McConnell’s inauguration in 2008 that his only goal is to make Obama a one-cycle president. Which didn’t come together then, but McConnell still denies minimal cooperation with Biden. Encouraged by this, Cruz, who rivals for the role of trumpet successor, also “sat down” for Senate approval of dozens of ambassadorial appointments. Once the party hostage demands this. While a minimal (secured only by Vice President Harris) Senate majority of Democrats, two of their politicians are hostage. Among them, Senator Manchin of West Virginia represents a state that voted for Trump with a huge majority last year, so it wears a rope dance. However, his vote is essential to Biden’s social program (which, by the way, pleases the vast majority anyway), as well as to the federal ban on the above-mentioned state manipulations of Republicans. As is the agreement between the centrist and left wings of the Democrats. The decline in Biden’s popularity is due to these intra-party riots, and his almost complete Republican rejection can only be offset by the voices of an independent, i.e., fluctuating, and unified Democratic camp. Like a year ago in the presidential election, where Trump set a record in vain, Biden also surpassed it. And this is where the dice can turn. Trump himself could become a trump card for Democrats. Because Mikszáth had already written in his depressing critique of Pál Gyulai that a executioner should never get into a situation where he could be hanged. And Democrats, if they are united in something, are a hate for Trump. Last year we saw the mobilizing effect of this. The victorious Republican in Virginia was wary of scolding Trump but did not ask for his help. Only with this (and his opponent’s mistakes) was he able to conquer the decisive suburban voters. Who also don’t ask for Trump. Whose elementary interest, on the other hand, is to be politically involved, to stay on the scene, and to float the restart (his followers: the revans), since the congressional inquiry can finally reach him. When Clinton got caught up in the Monica affair in 1998, Republicans overcame the bike in their desire for revenge, and the president’s party won the fall congressional election, and the party rushed to become president. Now the hostage holder can thus become his own hostage and the savior of his successor. (Nice word)
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