President Trump is a polarizing figure in American politics – perhaps that most polarizing figure since Nixon at least, and maybe Lincoln.
But this was the point of all of this. The idea behind electing someone like Donald Trump to the Oval Office was to take the Washington status quo to the edge of the cliff and give it a good, hearty shove. Trump’s plan and his promise were to rock DC to its core, and on that point, he delivered in spades.
There has been, (and there will be more), blowback from this, and the Deep State isn’t going down without a fight.
Hence the latest drivel from the former Chair of the Republican National Convention Michael Steele.
From his Sunday appearance on MSNBC.
Steele said, “Donald Trump is speaking every night. What do you think Donald Trump is going to say every night? Can we stop pretending that this is going to be a Republican National Convention? This is Donald Trump’s reality TV moment. This is going to be every night just heaps and goo gobs of praise and nothing else. The last three years, nothing bad has happened, and COVID-19 is China’s fault. It’s not anyone else’s, but China’s and the fact that it spread the way it did is because the governors in blue states didn’t listen to Donald Trump. That’s what this is going to be about. ”
And that’s not all…
He added, “I’ve been a Republican for over 40 years, since 1976. I’ll be damned if I’m going to cede that ground to Donald Trump, who is not now nor has he ever been a Republican. Who is not now nor ever been a conservative. So all y’all want to play this game that Donald Trump is like you, you’re stupid. You’re being played. You’re getting punked. What’s so bad about it is you’re complicit in your own punking.”
With the RNC itself starting in just a number of days, we can only imagine that there will be plenty more of this swamp-born backwash to deal with.