In the summer of 2016, conspiracy theorist and founder of InfoWars.com, Alex Jones featured a story about how Obama might use the illegal immigration problem to declare martial law and cancel the 2016 election.
While most saw this as nothing more than tinfoil-hat thinking, Obama’s established reputation as an egomaniacal narcissist who possessed little regard for the Constitution, led some members of the GOP to consider the possibility that this highly unlikely event might actually happen.
Let’s fast-forward one year.
It the summer of 2017, conspiracy theorist and President of the United States, Donald Trump, is spreading a story about how millions of illegal immigrants voted in 2016―costing him the popular vote. While everyone not drinking the orange Kool-Aid sees this as more tinfoil-hat thinking by another egomaniacal narcissist, a frightening number of Republicans believe him. So many, in fact, that they are now in favor of seeing Trump do what was inconceivable under Obama.
In a recent Washington Post survey of over 1000 adults, with an emphasis on 650 voters who were Republican or leaned Republican, 52 percent indicated support for postponing the 2020 election, if Trump declared it, until the imaginary illegal immigration voter problem is fixed. The number increases to 56 percent if both Trump and congressional Republicans call for the postponement.
This survey confirms what I’ve been saying for months: the Republican party is no longer the home of Constitutional conservatives, and the Republican party has morphed into the Trumplican party. Equally frightening is how Republicans have become what they once abhorred. Actions once condemned under Obama are now condoned under Trump.
And this has become a bigger problem with so-called Christian evangelicals who have compromised the gospel of Jesus Christ to condone Donald Trump. Choosing to do what’s right in their own eyes, these so-called Christians scarf down the crumbs falling on the floor from Trump’s table under the delusion that doing so means they have a seat in his dining hall.
The progressive assault on life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness has been going on for the past one hundred years, but we may be reaching the breaking point. At least, that would seem to be the case when you consider the results of this latest poll.
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