Now if we could just have a President who wrecks the Democratic Party as bad as Trump wrecked the Republican Party. The best thing about Trump was that he made the state look like what it actually is, i.e. the mafia writ large, and having a chaos agent as the President had the effect of undermining the legitimacy of the state. There was also a certain utility to the “divisiveness” fostered by Trump.
By Kevin Williamson, National Review
Memo to MAGA and all its myriad fellow-travelers: Maybe Death of a Salesman as presented by Leni Riefenstahl just wasn’t the show Americans were dying to tune into this season. And, while we’re at it, maybe turning your party over to Generalissimo Walter Mitty, his hideous scheming spawn, and the studio audience from Hee-Haw was not just absolutely aces as a political strategy. Think on it, Cletus. I know this whole thing still sounds like your idea of a good time — how’s that working out for you? Let me refresh your memory: On the day Donald Trump was sworn in as president, Republicans controlled not only the White House but both houses of Congress. They were in a historically strong position elsewhere as well, controlling both legislative chambers in 32 states. They pissed that away like they were midnight drunks karaoke-warbling that old Chumbawumba song: In 2021, they control approximately squat.