The “Trump” Elephant in the Room…

It has become abundantly clear at this point that the GOP tapped into some vein within our country in 2015 when Donald Trump first stepped onto the escalator to announce his bid for the Presidency. It became more apparent when Trump won the nomination and the preceding Presidential Election of 2016.

Trump supporters are lunatics, and this isn’t a both sides issue or argument. There’s absolutely nobody in the Democratic Party who even comes remotely close to what I’m referring to.

When you see people like Marjorie Taylor Greene talking about Jewish Space Lasers, Matt Gaetz being under investigation for child sex trafficking, Lauren Boebert referring to her democratic counterparts as the “Jihad Squad”, or Jim Jordan continuing to claim that the 2020 election was stolen.

What we need to remember is that as fucking batshit crazy as these people might seem on the surface and as much as we would like to think that they are outliers, they would not be serving in their positions without a bathshit crazy constituency to vote them into and keep them in positions of power.

That’s the ugly MAGA elephant in the room, the fact that their are large portions of Americans who vote for and support these types of people, think they best represent them, and agree with them.

The voters are the problem more than the candidates.

The low information Trump voters who support these candidates are the problem.

The conspiracy theorists are the problem.

Thinking that these people only exist on the fringe is the problem.

Not taking seriously the power of stupid people in large numbers is the problem.

Donald Trump received more than 74 MILLION votes in the 2020 Presidential Election.

Marjorie Taylor Greene received 229,000 votes in her district in 2020.

Jim Jordan received 235,000 votes in 2020.

Matt Gaetz received 283,000 votes in 2020.

Lauren Boebert received 220,000 votes in 2020.

Hundreds of thousands of people have voted for some of the worst of the worst, the most incompetent, the most conspiracy theory ridden candidates in recent elections.

And what do all of these people have in common?

The Republican Party.

That’s where the GOP is going, the direction of Trumpism, the direction of conspiracy theory, and continued ridiculousness.

These people aren’t in their positions because of policy, they win because they use buzzwords that are catchy, slogans that are redundant, and offer no real value to the American public.

They serve in their districts as self proclaimed firebrands that actually amount to bags of hot air.

They don’t want to serve, they want to create discourse and drama. That’s why their voters continue to vote for them, it’s for entertainment purposes only.

People will often vote for people that they see as being “like them”. Do Trump supporters see themselves in Marjorie Taylor Greene or Matt Gaetz?

Do they really understand how absolutely insane these people are objectively?

Republicans used to hide or try to hide the more outlandish members of their party. They used to actively distance themselves from the fringe.

Now it seems that the fringe is becoming the mainstream and their base votes for buzzwords and slogans, not actual policy.

As disturbing as it may be, we all need to recognize the truth that the Trump elephant in the room and Trumpism is probably here to stay for a very long time.

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Psychology Graduate, Political Voice, Content Creator. Facebook-@iamjakevangogh

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Psychology Graduate, Political Voice, Content Creator. Facebook-@iamjakevangogh

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