There are 25 days remaining until Election Day. The United States has two major political parties. They are the first- and third-oldest organized political parties in the world.
The Republican Party, founded in 1854, was formed to stand against human slavery and end it. Abraham Lincoln was the first Republican President. Ulysses Grant was the second. Today, the Republican Party has become the home to Donald Trump and his MAGA movement. Functionally, the party has abandoned its commitment to democracy, pluralism and equality under the law and US Constitution in favor of absolute obedience to Trump and his demand for unearned political power.
When Trump descended his Trump Tower escalator and declared himself a candidate for the presidency it was a lonely ride. Everyone laughed. He was called a clown and a joke by an overwhelming percentage of the US electorate and nearly every single elected Republican officeholder was repelled by him. Most everyone laughed at the orange-tinted reality show star as he ranted and raved and called into the morning political shows while lying in bed.
The political journalists who covered Trump couldn’t look away. Nobody could. CNN filled its airwaves with his loyalists who would apologize and gaslight away every insane utterance he made. The “experts” said his ceiling was 10 per cent. Then it became 20 per cent. Next, it was 30 per cent. When it was certain that he would become the GOP nominee, there were months of idiotic conversations that played out on TV that said there would be a brokered convention and that he would never be the nominee.
Then it was said that he could never be elected president, and then he was.
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