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Fri Jan 8, 2021, 09:05 PM

The One Good Thing the MAGA Mobs Smashed? The Trump Kids' Futures.

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The One Good Thing the MAGA Mobs Smashed? The Trump Kids’ Futures.
NO FUTURE
For a while, Ivanka and the failsons looked like the future of the GOP. That all changed Wednesday.
Molly Jong-Fast, Editor-At-Large
Updated Jan. 08, 2021 8:49PM ET / Published Jan. 08, 2021 7:26PM ET


On Nov. 8, 2016, Donald J. Trump made his children the future of the Republican Party. On Jan. 6, 2020, he took it away. As someone who has suckled at the teat of nepotism, I can attest that you’re only as famous or as popular as the parent who made you relevant in the first place. On Jan. 6, 2021 Trump went from “annoying but useful to the Republican Party” to “the thing that the Republican Party finally realizes is going to kill it.”

Sure, many of us knew Trump would kill the Republican Party like five years ago. But Republicans didn’t seem to realize it until armed Trump supporters overran the Capitol, killed a police officer, and had politicians hiding in their offices.
Trump is over. Will he cause a full-out civil war? We honestly don’t know yet. But it’s too early to say we’ve escaped this whole fiasco.

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We know the Republican Party is done with Trump and his failsons because of what the biggest opportunist in the Senate said on the day of the coup. Lindsey Graham, Mr. Whatever Way the Wind Is Blowing, who’s practically been Trump’s caddy for the last four years, pronounced he was done pretending to like Trump so that he could get reelected. “I hate it being this way. Oh my god I hate it...but today all I can say is count me out. Enough is enough. I tried to be helpful.”

Emily Jane Fox wrote that a longtime friend of Ivanka told her, “It feels like everyone on the Upper East Side is texting me today. Suddenly they all want to join the Resistance.”
That same friend told me on the phone, “I think it’s been a very slow process. I think when she came out against abortion that was the moment when people realized that she would do anything to get ahead.” This friend also told me, “In two weeks, MBS is going to be texting Hunter Biden. No one gives a shit about Jared Kushner anymore.”

The friend continued that people are sort of panicking: “a lot of Jared & Ivanka friends are either posting political things on their account for the first time or they are frantically Hearting other people’s posts.” And she added that in her mind at least, “There’s an unwritten list, from people that went to Camp David were papped with them at the Hess wedding or accepted their invitation to get a private tour if the White House for those people too little, too late seems like an understatement.”

Trump may still be able to command his millions of white supremacists and Confederate fetishizers. But change is in the air, and as we know from the last four years of Republicans losing the House and the Senate, Trumpism isn’t transferable. Trumpism doesn’t scale. Will Ivanaka be able to win a primary against little Marco? Theoretically. Junior might be able to win Matt Gaetz’s Florida House seat, but he’s not going to be able ride Daddy’s racism to the White House now or ever, and I for one am pretty fucking glad of that.

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babylonsister Jan 8 OP
Hekate Jan 8 #1
Blue Owl Jan 8 #2
DemoTex Jan 8 #3
Grokenstein Jan 8 #4
Afromania Jan 8 #5
Wednesdays Jan 8 #6
brewens Jan 8 #7
Hekate Jan 9 #8

Response to babylonsister (Original post)

Fri Jan 8, 2021, 09:07 PM

1. My God, I hope so

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Response to babylonsister (Original post)

Fri Jan 8, 2021, 09:09 PM

2. the T***p name should be toxic from here on out

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Response to babylonsister (Original post)

Fri Jan 8, 2021, 09:10 PM

3. The Failsons.

Love it!

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Response to DemoTex (Reply #3)

Fri Jan 8, 2021, 09:15 PM

4. Just a couple of days ago that little cretin Eric

was straight-up threatening to campaign against any and all Republicans who wouldn't back the "protest."

I wonder if today he still fancies himself so powerful.

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Response to babylonsister (Original post)

Fri Jan 8, 2021, 09:18 PM

5. Can't run from prison.

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Response to Afromania (Reply #5)

Fri Jan 8, 2021, 09:29 PM

6. Well, you *can* run while in prison (see Eugene Debs)

but it would be a truly serious handicap.

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Response to babylonsister (Original post)

Fri Jan 8, 2021, 09:34 PM

7. No. I really hope that MAGAt's double and triple down to elevate them to the highest positions.

Maybe Uday and Qusay on the same ticket in 2024! But they will probably see them as losers and dump them.

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Response to babylonsister (Original post)

Sat Jan 9, 2021, 12:49 AM

8. KnR

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