Let ‘er Rip Blog from June 26, 2022:
Prediction: The End of Donald Trump
Boomer readers may remember the sad tale of Senator Joseph McCarthy of Wisconsin. From 1950 to 1954 he created havoc in many sectors of the United States, especially the government and Hollywood, by accusing people of being communists. He even said Dwight Eisenhower was a conscious communist. By 1954, the people and his congressional colleagues had had enough. He was censured that year by the senate. His influence dropped like a stone. He died in 1957.
I predict we will see the same thing happen to Donald Trump. The 1/6 Committee is presenting his lies, deceits, and raging paranoia for all the country to see.
I’m confident that in the very near future, enough of his hard-core supporters will abandon him that he will suddenly become a pariah. Quickly his support will evaporate. History will see him as pathetic, just like McCarthy. There are now reports of some of his staunch supporters having second thoughts based on what they are seeing on the 1/6 live-stream hearings. My guess? He’s toast.
Fast forward: November 15, 2022
The SS Trump has been hit by three torpedoes. It is taking on water fast:
* Reversal of Roe v. Wade
* January 6th Committee
* The Big Lie: 2020 Election denying
People in his base are not leaving him because of all the outrage for so long and in all directions, but because of something simpler: he is losing elections.
The fact that the democrats did so well last week is testimony that the country has had its fill of Donald J. Trump. The day of this blog, November 15, 2022, he is expected to announce a third run for the presidency. This is very bad news for the republican party. With their pathetic performance in the mid-terms – especially those that had Trump’s support, why would they want more of the same?
I predict that his listing ship will finally go down – fast. Like a similar blowhard, Joe McCarthy, Trump’s loyalists will soon be scattering in all directions like rats off a sinking ship. Soon the nation will look back at the Trump years with distain and regret. McCarthy was censured by the Senate. Trump was censured by the voters.
Burning question to my fellow Americans: “Why did it take so long?”