He can't start his own political party from behind bars. This is where the Senate Republicans will show the stupidity and stubbornness that draws the RWNJs to the GOP.If the Senate convicts the Dear Leader, with help from the GOP members...that will nearly guarantee that the massive, orange moron will start his Patriot Party. But if they don't vote with the Dems to convict, they will be stuck with the idiot and his criminal family for years to come. It is a perplexing, yet critical decision.Moscow Mitch, more than most Republican politicians, understands the extremely short memory span of their rank-and-file RWNJ voting base.As the House prepares to send an article of impeachment to the Senate on Monday, CNN has learned that dozens of influential Republicans around Washington -- including former top Trump administration officials -- have been quietly lobbying GOP members of Congress to impeach and convict Donald...www.cnn.com
The lobbying started in the House after the January 6 attack on the Capitol and in the days leading up to impeachment. But it's now more focused on Sen. Mitch McConnell, the powerful minority leader who has signaled he may support convicting Trump.
"Mitch said to me he wants Trump gone," one Republican member of Congress told CNN. "It is in his political interest to have him gone. It is in the GOP interest to have him gone. The question is, do we get there?"
McConnell knows that the life of the Republican Party is on the line. Not only is the Dear Leader a cancer on this country, he is a cancer on the Republican Party. If the GOP really want to remain a viable political force in the US, they must cut the strings of trumpism once and for all. If McConnell does not lead the GOP member of the Senate with a vote of Guilty, they will all be sorry for years to come.
If the Party rids itself of the "trump problem" by convicting him in the Senate now, there is a much better chance he will do time when convicted by the Manhattan D.A. on fraud charges. After all, there is an important reason the former a$$hole-in-chief has been fighting so hard to keep his tax records secret.
With the "trump problem" behind them, there are endless possibilities for future issues the Party can use to distract their rank-and-file RWNJ voting base. Using any one or all of these issues, the collective memory of the RWNJ voting base can be cleansed of "trump problem" before the COVID-19 pandemic is over. (The stubbornness of the RWNJs and their refusal to take the proper precautions will shrink their numbers considerably by that time, so the GOP might yet lose many, easily fooled members of its base.)
So, congressional Republicans, cheer up. With a few gutsy decisions now, you can have the Party firing on all eight corrupt cylinders again in no time.
Convicting their "trump problem" ends his political aspirations. And, since his power will be, at best, in the background, the malignant narcissist will be forced to find other avenues to make him the center of attention.
His attempted coup has made him an unwanted commodity to major political contributors, even those that bankrolled his reelection campaign. Those businesses and business owners know their goods and services must appeal to more American consumers that just the RWNJs that adore the grifter trump.
The Koch Brothers tried to create a new political party with their Tea Party, and look at the lunatics they attracted. It was an experiment that cost them tens-of-millions of dollars, and remains, at best, an increasingly irrelevant wing of the GOP.
A decade later, and considering current events, look at the level of lunacy a potential "Patriot Party" will attract for its voting base. Will businesses, business owners, and especially billionaires want to fund any candidate that appeals to a segment of American society so patently unstable?
United States politics is all about money, and guarantying it moves rapidly upward to the coffers of the extremely wealthy. It is incredibly unlikely the QANON crazies, etc. will understand the rules of the Washington game. And while the grassroot money might be plentiful in the beginning, the Tea Party's grassroots couldn't make it viable over the long term.
The grifter trump might get his "Patriot Party" rolling, but, like the Tea Party, it will soon run out of money, and then, out of gas.