I think what’s been happening behind the scenes this past week has been happening all along at a lower level. We just haven’t heard about it all yet. As bad as we think Trump is, he’s much worse. As spineless as we think the GOP is, they’re beyond that—they’re scared shitless.
Anyone who tried to frame Trump’s support as limited to a relatively small group of uneducated crazies was way off. It never would have gotten this far if it were. Again, much of what happened on 1/6 was *allowed* to happen. There is a reason. Eventually we’ll find out. Hopefully
None of this is intended to be conspiratorial. Just making the point that Trump has a broader base of support than many believed (or wanted to believe). Some people on the inside are part of it, while others have been trying to manage it for a long time. It imploded last week.
We may even learn that someone we criticized for apparent weakness had motives we aren’t aware of yet—rather than just political motives. Don’t get me wrong, the vast majority were simply craven. But I’m open to the possibility that there were some who played the game. We’ll see.

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