In order to ensure that the greatest former and future president in history has the final say, no matter what, loyal MAGA officials will do whatever he tells them to do, espouse anything he tells them to believe in. It was a small shock at first to see a “principled” “moderate” “true conservative” like Mitt Romney (who once famously, if belatedly, took a stand and voted guilty on one article of impeachment against Trump after MAGA-man literally unleashed a lynch mob to try to overturn the 2020 election) vote with the rest of his party for united rejection of everything Biden looked for a bipartisan coalition to pass. It’s just normal now. If we can call it that. Usual is a better word, or expected.
So F POTUS, who shut down his own government at one point, to get his way (very presidential, sir!) and who had the debt ceiling raised three times to pay for things he wanted government to pay for, has stamped his cloven hoof and told his MAGA followers in Congress that they better not piss him off by caving in to the partisan, sick, dangerous Radical Left Democrats who are destroying the nation he’s still working so hard to make great again.
Here’s Heather Cox Richardson with the story about the looming fight to the death about raising the debt ceiling (and the alternative is the US defaulting on its debts, massive unemployment and a major recession) and the demand of the psychopathic god of the godless party of religious fanaticism. The rest of her Letter from an American gives the historical parallel with the same scorched earth tactics used by the former Confederacy in 1879 — and how it came back to bite them in the 1880 election:
And yet, Senate minority leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY), who had voted to raise or suspend the debt ceiling 32 times in his career, said, “There is no chance, no chance the Republican conference will…help Democrats…resume ramming through partisan socialism.” His stand was in part because it was not clear he had the votes he needed to support an increase, even though establishment Republicans like McConnell were quite aware of the damage a default would create.
Driving the Republican stance was former president Trump, who pushed MAGA Republicans to use the threat of default to get what they want. “The way I look at it,” he wrote, “what the Democrats are proposing, on so many different levels, will destroy our country. Therefore, Republicans have no choice but to do what they have to do, and the Democrats will have no choice but to concede all of the horror they are trying to inflict upon the future of the United States.” Trump was not happy when McConnell backed down. He issued a statement blaming McConnell for “folding” and added, “He’s got all of the cards with the debt ceiling, it’s time to play the hand.”
The logic is so clear, so classic. They hurt me. Kill them all. It was the final stand of one of F POTUS’s great heroes, Mr. Hitler, another master of five dimensional chess: if Germany lost the war they all deserve to die, for letting me, God’s chosen instrument, suffer an undeserved defeat because they are weak, unworthy of a leader like me and deserve to all die defending my corpse. And so it was for many German boys, slaughtered at their posts as the Red Army and the Allied armies took Berlin the day Hitler shot his beloved dog, poisoned his wife and killed himself. Insane fuckers fight to the death and beyond.