Here comes the Maggot Republican Party

MAGA Maggot Host

Donald Trump, the former president of the United States, has welcomed his acquittal in a second impeachment trial, saying his political movement “to Make America Great Again has only just begun”.

The US Senate voted 57-43 in favour of convicting the former president on Saturday, falling short of the two-thirds majority needed to convict him on a charge of inciting the mob that attacked the US Capitol on January 6, during the certification of Democrat Joe Biden’s election win…

“Our historic, patriotic and beautiful movement to Make America Great Again has only just begun,” he said.

“In the months ahead, I have much to share with you, and I look forward to continuing our incredible journey together to achieve American greatness for all of our people,” he added.

And so, Trump sets out to split the Grand Old Party in two. He knew he never had the skill, smarts and talent, either alone or bought in the open market to build his own Fascist Party. He set out, successfully, to takeover the Republican Party. Boring scholars will dissect the history of how he did this.

What happens next, though, I find especially interesting. There is sufficient Republican talent, experience, and commitment to traditional American values (at least those values capable of getting up-to-date). They may try to regain the name “Republican Party” or build anew. The sort of simple minds that joined the Trump parade really require total continuity. They’re easily confused by name changes.

But, everything else that matters has over 120 traditional activists. Experienced, with access to a significant chunk of change, hopefully enough to bankroll a battle that would take four or five years, perhaps, eight or ten, to return the GOP to a semblance of something less racist, bigoted, insular and obedient.

The several factions within the Democrats should profit from the split and the battle to follow. Whether they learn enough in the process to move to unite around real progressive policy-making is the only part of this shitstorm I find interesting.

“Clarice” is a mediocre TV spinoff from a great movie

I admit I didn’t take enough time looking for reviews of “Clarice”. After trying to watch episode 1, tonight, I probably should have looked beyond USAToday. Generally, reliable. But, more sophisticated, intricate, might have kept me from wasting a half-hour in front of the TV, tonight.

Yes, the episode is longer than that. I just couldn’t stay with a season opener that could have been something more than crap. Here’s the link to the USAToday review.

In one sentence, I blame the producer/director combo who evidently “guided” the writing into something trite, predictable, and pissed me off enough that I couldn’t find it in me to watch all the way through.

The writing was competent, well-crafted, un-windy. Story line a mediocrity.