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Shortly after the 2020 election, Ann Coulter gave a speech about Donald Trump that hit the nail on the head. She was also viciously attacked by the personality cultists for pointing out the obvious flaws of his leadership and how we wouldn’t reap the benefits of his legacy until he was gone.
“The reason I’m very happy that [President] Trump lost – and lost narrowly – is that a second term of Trump would have killed us,” Coulter said.
“What we want, and what I think we can get in four years, is Trumpism without Trump,” she said. …
Coulter defined “Trumpism” as America taking care of its own people first.
“The left behind, the working class, the middle class — they want jobs, they want safe neighborhoods. They don’t want to have to keep paying taxes for English as a Second Language classes and to pay for emergency rooms with a lot of illegal immigrants coming in with many … health problems,” she said.
“We have to take care of our own first. That’s Trumpism. And it hasn’t been tried. It certainly hasn’t triumphed,” Coulter opined.
“[W]ith Trump … He’d say these wild things that we’d get blamed for, he’d get attacked on, and then actually did nothing,” she explained.
“Trump thinks, ‘I tweeted it. Therefore, it’s done’,” Coulter said.
“It’s ironic … that he lost this election, very possibly because of cheating. Democrats cheat all the time. … Trump has been talking about ‘mail-in ballots are dangerous, they’re gonna steal this election.’ He’s been talking about it … probably all year,” she said.
“Talking about it isn’t the same as doing it,” Coulter pointed out. “Much like as he tweeted out, ‘Law and Order,’ and yet cities are still burning across the nation. [He] didn’t do anything about it. It’s like he didn’t know he was president.”
“So, I think the Republicans’ position [in the next four years] has to be: This is the new Republican Party. It will be Trumpism, but we’re getting rid of the eight-year-old,” Coulter proposed. …
Republicans should remain focused on populist issues, she advised, “But we’re going to have someone who speaks well, who is articulate, who hates the media, hates political correctness.”
“It’ll be a lot easier to push Trumpism without Trump,” Coulter predicted.
“I’m glad he lost,” she continued. “I’m glad it was very, very narrow. And I’m glad we seem to have held the Senate. … And we have definitely held the House [of Representatives]. That means they [Democrats] couldn’t do anything terrible.” …
“Trumpism without Trump — that is the winning formula,” she concluded. …”
Can you have Trumpism without Trump? The answer is YES.
Trump’s real legacy is that he changed the internal demographics of the Republican Party. He resorted the electorate by bringing in certain types of new White voters and pushing out certain types of other White voters. There was a realignment among the voters. Trump, however, didn’t want to upset the status quo inside the GOP and kept everything in stasis by simply being president. He catered to the donors, endorsed establishment pols and made politics a litmus test of personal loyalty to him.
The 2020 election was like a controlled burn. It cleared out Donald Trump, QAnon and most of the toxic grifters and personalities associated with the Trump years. Joe Biden doesn’t have the power in Congress to push any of the really threatening parts of his agenda. It has left behind an enriched soil where something better can sprout now because the party has changed on so many issues due to the demographic shift in the kind of White voters. He has only been gone for less than a month and we are already getting great news like 64% of Trump voters now saying their racial identity is important to them. Trump accomplished more for us by losing than he could have by winning. The same was true when Barack Obama was president. John McCain or Mitt Romney would have been a disaster.
The GOP establishment has been utterly defeated in the “civil war.”
“As former President Donald Trump’s second impeachment trial begins, a 56%-majority of Americans would like the Senate to vote to convict him, and the same percentage say he encouraged violence at the Capitol — views that are still somewhat linked to Americans’ presidential votes in 2020, reflecting ongoing partisan division. …
In fact, amid the recent focus on the congressional GOP’s direction now, under one in five rank-and-file Republicans favor a conviction, while most still broadly value loyalty to Mr. Trump. Many current Republicans say they might even join a new party headed by Mr. Trump if he were to start one. And while almost all call violence unacceptable, most Republicans feel that efforts by Mr. Trump and some Republicans to overturn the 2020 results were justified. …”
It was always a delusion that Trump losing would somehow restore the pre-Trump status quo. Trump voters now control the Republican Party. He drove so many people out and brought so many people in that there is no going back now. We can see the 70/30 split again.
The “disloyal” vs. “principled” question on convicting Trump might as well be a proxy for the True Cons demographic. It is now firmly the minority wing of the party.
Why is this good news?
Remember, we have said there are four clusters of Republicans now:
The “Core Conservatives” or “Free Marketeers” have been the ruling class or governing wing inside the GOP since the Reagan era. The social conservative wing has traditionally been the minority. Now that there is this persistent 70/30 split in the Republican Party, the dominant element is the populists and the social conservatives. The new reality just isn’t reflected yet in Congress.
Virtually no one supports “domestic terrorism.”
If you were reading the New York Times or The Atlantic or watching the liberal intelligentsia losing their minds and stirring up a panic for ratings on CNN and MSNBC, you would never know this. There is no partisan difference whatsoever on the issue. Whites are the least supportive of violence.
Note: CPAC 2021 is coming up at the end of the month. The funny thing is, this faction of the Republican Party is now a shriveling rump. It doesn’t represent 70% of Republican voters. It will decline even further by the 2024 election due to sheer generational turnover too.