As Sargent explains, Bannon told Boston Republicans his latest dream was for Trump to win a House seat in 2022 as part of the GOP's majority reclamation. Trump would be a mess for speakers, stresses Bannon. However, this is just the beginning of the plan, as the Boston Herald first reported:
"We are getting rid of Nancy Pelosi completely, and President Trump's first act as a speaker will be to indict Joe Biden for his illegitimate activities of stealing the presidency," Bannon said, which sparked applause and screams from Boston Republicans.
OK? And the evidence that Biden stole the election is what exactly?
(Oh, Aldous, you naIf. These are Republicans! You don't need proof! Pfft.) Back to Sargent.
This is a rank crackpottery, but again, the unique organizational and motivational principle is the idea that Trump's loss to Biden couldn't possibly have been legitimate, or that the Trump movement simply has no obligation to recognize him as such. and that loyalty to Trump requires unwavering loyalty to that idea.
This is of course not surprising. Failed to undo Joe Biden's legitimate election victory with a violent coup, Trumpites are now hoping to fill the Chamber of the House with characters even more deceptive and unruly than the Q Shaman. (I doubt Trump would ever wear Viking horns and animal skins, but I wouldn't rule out wearing Lindsey Graham like a gutted tauntaun if he felt a slight breeze in the Capitol rotunda.)
Of course, I'd be more concerned about that if I thought Donald Trump was actually doing enough legislative work and, well, work to run for a speaker. Or if I weren't convinced that at least 98% of Bannon will be mushrooms by 2022.
Even so, I thought Trump running for president was just a big joke, and see how that turns out. So, yes, put this under "We shall see". And if it goes further than Sloppy Steve's feverish notions, maybe we can put it under "We're oozing blood from our frightened eye holes".
Until that day, one thing is certain: Republicans will get louder the longer they get closer to Trumpism – whatever that is. "Being an asshole" is the only overarching principle I can see, but whatever.
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