The Democrats won a sweeping victory in the last two weeks in passing a significant fraction of “Build Back Better” as part of a budget reconciliation package, one of the most sweeping in history. Usually, the party out of power, the “loser,” rallies around each other in an effort to seize a majority to ensure it doesn’t happen again. But these are not “usual” times, and the leader of the minority, Donald Trump, reacted in the way he always does, taking the fight to his “enemies” inside his party who didn’t back his coup enough. Trump went off on Mitch McConnell.
At CPAC Dallas, Trump said, “Mitch McConnell has hurt our party very badly. Should have never happened.”
Hearing Trump says that it “should have never happened,” while knowing that the numbers are what they are and the election shook out the way it shook out (Thanks, Trump, Georgia 2020!), one wonders what Trump envisions as the means to have prevented it. Of course, that leads all of us to remember fires raging at the Capitol and MAGA flags everywhere. A missed opportunity. They could have simply grabbed the country by the neck and “taken it back.”
Trump wasn’t finished:
“And I said it and I said it publicly when they approved that horrible infrastructure deal and then they go and do this, and they’re not finished — they still have a little time left.
“But McConnell is the most unpopular politician in the country, even more so than crazy Nancy Pelosi, and something has to be done.”
Something has to be done. Something has to be done. Perhaps it is due to all the other violent rhetoric that came out of Dallas this last weekend, but the hanging clause, “something has to be done,” seems way too sinister, an invitation to stochastic terrorism, “Will no one rid of me of this turbulent priest?”
After all, other than “votes,” what is there to be done?
@JasonMiciak believes a day without learning is a day not lived. He is a political writer, features writer, author, and attorney. He is a Canadian-born dual citizen who spent his teen and college years in the Pacific Northwest and has since lived in seven states. He now enjoys life as a single dad of a young girl, writing from the beaches of the Gulf Coast. He loves crafting his flower pots, cooking, and currently studies philosophy of science, religion, and non-math principles behind quantum mechanics and cosmology. Please feel free to contact for speaking engagements or any concerns.