The fact that Trump appears still to be the darling of the Republican Party should serve as an unsettling reminder that a sizeable number of Americans—including Congressional leadership—are living by a whole different set of facts and rules.
What has bothered me all along, especially during the pandemic, is that they really seem not to care about people or public health. They’re hellbent on keeping the economy going, and that’s about it. Well, that and their insistence on painting Dr. Fauci and others as the bad guys. And they are sore losers.
This gives me a bad feeling about our future as a nation. We shouldn’t still be seeing Trump everywhere we look. We shouldn’t be seeing him anywhere we look. His time has come and gone. His continued popularity signals more unrest and inertia to come, or maybe even the end of us.