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So Much Winning
Maybe everything Trump touches really does die.
In 2016, Donald Trump promised his supporters, "We're gonna win so much, you may even get tired of winning. And you'll say, 'Please, please. It's too much winning. We can't take it anymore. Mr. President, it's too much.'“
In the seven years since, we have witnessed the first President to be impeached twice, the first 21st-century President not to be re-elected for a second term, the first mid-term election in decades not to go for the out-of-power party in a landslide, the first former President to be indicted, and, now, the first Speaker of the House to be removed.
Are we tired of winning yet?
Now, I know the response from many is going to be, “Well, the Deep State has been in overdrive. They’re pulling out all the stops to hinder Trump and the MAGA movement.”
But Trump’s whole spiel when he first came into politics was that, “I have joined the political arena so that the powerful can no longer beat up on people that cannot defend themselves. Nobody knows the system better than me, which is why I alone can fix it.”
When observing Trump’s promises and the realities of Trump’s political career, there are only two logical conclusions: either he painted a facade of the ineffectiveness of the conservative movement before he arrived on the scene and has himself led conservatism and the Republican Party into a period of self-destructiveness, or he lied about his ability to take on the “deep state” and failed to defeat it.
Any way you cut it, conservatives are not tired of winning but feel more marginalized than ever, and Trump, if he is so apparently outmatched by his opponents, is not the singularly gifted figure he has so often claimed to be.
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