The Breakup on the Right

Last evening, I wrote about the breakup of the three-legged stool that is the Republican Party. If you take issue with the point I made, or think I am exaggerating, check out N.Y. Times, Trump’s Legacy: Voters Who Reject Democracy and Any Politics but Their Own: The mob attack on the Capitol, and interviews with Trump voters this week, show that the president’s subversion of democratic values will have enduring influence within the Republican Party.

Please read the Times article together with this very lengthy thumbsucker from the Washington Post: Companies backed Trump for years. Now they’re facing a reckoning after the attack on the CapitolL ‘It was a classic Faustian bargain,’ one critic says. ‘They should have known from the beginning.’

Not every Republican voter has taken leave of her senses.

Not every plutocratic businessman has had it up to his eyeballs with Trumpism.

But most of them have.

In both factions.

The Picture from 30,000 Feet

Reflect on the actions of Twitter and Facebook in banning Trump.

The picture from 30,000 feet is that the right-of-center establishment woke up, smelled the coffee, and decided that, for their own self-preservation, this is the time to come down on Trumpism with hobnailed boots.

The Trump cultists will scream censorship, repression, and oppression.

That’s pretty much the size of it.

They left no choice.