Has Trump Taught the GOP a New, Mysterious Grift?
The GOP has been running a con job and grift on the American people for 40 years, and now Trump has added his own new and very profitable twist to it. He's not going to let go of it any day soon.
The Washington Post headline reads: "Trump raises $495 million since mid-October, including a massive haul fueled by misleading appeals about election." He's raised over $140 million just since he lost the election!
The headline over at Raw Story today reads: "A mysterious company created 9 months ago is the RNC's highest paid vendor of the 2020 election." Nobody knows who the company is, what they do, or who owns it, but it took $49 million from donors to the RNC.
Trump raised about twice as much money for his inaugural in 2017 as Obama did in 2009 and spent only a fraction of it; nobody knows where the rest of the money went, and Bill Barr's Department of Justice doesn't seem to have much interest in it.
Meanwhile, Trump's top fundraiser and Jared Kushner's lawyer are under investigation together for a scheme to bribe Trump in exchange for a pardon, and Kushner got over $1 Billion from an investment fund heavily reliant on middle eastern petrobillionaires.
I'm getting anywhere from 5 to 15 emails a day from Donald, Eric, Don Jr., Mike Pence, Newt Gingrich, and even the My Pillow guy begging for more money for the Trump Family's new "It's All Ours" PAC.
Trump has been a grifter and smalltime criminal his entire life and since his business failures in the 1990s has brought his kids into the grift. Kushner's father went to prison for being a grifter, and it looks like his son is following in his footsteps.
Many of the people who surrounded Trump when he first came in the office have been sent to prison, charged with major crimes up to and including Michael Flynn's treason, or are under investigation.
There's no way Trump and his crime-addicted children and buddies are going to stop this grift. It's easier and produces more cash than money-laundering for foreign oligarchs.
The big question right now is what it's going to do to the future of the republican party. Will the party completely reinvent itself in trumps image as nothing more than a grift?
It's been at least half-a-scam since Reagan started his "Supply Side" and "Two Santa Clauses" (spend like a drunken sailor when in office; scream about the debt when Democrats take the White House) grifts in 1980.
Or will the GOP fade away and be replaced by something new, like the Whigs were in the 1850s?
The GOP is it a turning point: the grift it started running 40 years has now gutted the American middle class, while four years of Trump's herd immunity grift has led to over a quarter million dead Americans.
How much more damage will the Republican Party do to America before it either reforms, flips into totally embracing fascism, or Americans wake the hell up and utterly reject it nationwide?