Opinion: Trump’s GOP is a particularly American Mafia

Opinion: Trump’s GOP is a particularly American Mafia

“The cuckold GOP are now acting little different than the China’s National Peoples Congress.”

  • Anselm Staack
  • Friday, April 24, 2020 8:00am
  • Opinion

Mafia’s usually tried to hide their corruption. Trump’s path is through appointed and elected officials; monitored by his political officers.

Wait until an opposition president uses Trump’s GOP new normal. Ouch.

As Trump’s Department of Justive Consigliore Barr has shown by his direct actions and words, it’s not a crime if Trump’s GOP does it.

GOP Congressmen fall prostate before the Donald. Kind of like the movie actor in the “The Godfather;” American’s getting the collective horse’s head.

Clarence Thomas’s wife is spearheading a Trump loyalty hit list. The Robert’s Court politicians in robes are gearing up to further control women’s bodies. Meanwhile Trump demands the SCOTUS women step aside.

Trump didn’t have to convince Mitch McConnell or the cuckold GOP to support anything. They always wanted to “do unto others” what Trump does (and so do most opposition politicians). Trump just made their deepest hatreds mainstream.

Trump is a godsend to them. He disdains democracy and free speech for anyone who disagrees with him.

Trump has been a Russian asset ever since he borrowed their first dollar long ago. No collusion was ever necessary for such a willing collaborator; whose GOP refuses to protect our elections against hacking; or to make secure voting easier.

Trump’s own words are that Republicans would never be elected again if it was easier to vote. Somewhat correct.

A great majority of evangelical and mainstream so-called Christians have made Trump their new “Messiah.” With Jerry Falwell, Jr. and Franklin Graham as self-appointed apostles.

Evangelical religious groups have become rabid with the demand for power. Abortions their “single-issue” stance, while they actively ignore thousands hurt and dying daily from the lack of basic human care and health insurance even before Covid-19. While their GOP gave trillions away to the 1% in the 2017 tax act.

Trump has always wanted a presidency like Socialist Communist Dictatorship leaders such as Putin and Xi. The cuckold GOP are now acting little different than the China’s National Peoples Congress and the Federal Assembly of Russia.

The cruel irony of all this is that the vast majority of Trump voters and their families are going to suffer long-term hideous and quite unnecessary damage from Trump’s GOP Familia fiscal and social policies. But Trump’s GOP will be long gone by then.

Getting someone to “cut off their nose to spite their face” is a well-established political strategy. Politicians know voters will harm themselves, repeatedly, to make sure those others don’t get some of whatever “it” is.

They would rather the 1% have it all than to help hundreds of millions of their fellow citizens, and even themselves. Trump, Wall Street, and most politicians —get that.

It’s more fun to watch those others squirm. The German’s have a word for it — Shadenfreude — “pleasure derived by someone from another person’s misfortune.”

“If you tell a big enough lie and tell it frequently enough, it will be believed,” said Adolf Hitler.

Even the thousands of lies by Trump that have been conclusively documented have not cooled his cult status. But then many in Congress, Corporate America, and Wall Street lie to the public 24/7, 365 anyway. Old news.

I do not blame Donald Trump for this state of affairs. He couldn’t get away with it without his willing business, corporate and the Fox News / OAN media collaborators.

So many Americans have struggled for 244 years to make a unique and imperfect America better than that. So many will die because Trump dawdled unnecessarily for six critical long weeks in the face of overwhelming evidence on COVID-19.

Yet even through 1945 many Germans, with their country destroyed and the stench of the ovens in the air, were sure their “Fuhrer” would still save them.

Trump, after scraping independent oversight, as allowed by Congress, now has control of $2 Trillion in pandemic remediation funds. Trump Treasury Secretary Mnunchin is picking winners and losers.

Big Business and Wall Street, having already sent millions of American jobs and production of many strategic life saving medicines and production to China for decades, are being bailed out first, again.

Yup, pure Mafiosi.

• Anselm Staack, is registered non-affiliated, is a CPA and an Attorney, who has been an Alaska resident for over 45 years. He was the Treasury Comptroller for Alaska under Gov. Jay Hammond and worked directly on the creation of the Alaska Permanent Fund Corporation. He resides in Juneau. Columns, My Turns and Letters to the Editor represent the view of the author, not the view of the Juneau Empire.

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