The Post Election Republican Theater

I have a thought to share about the group of Republicans like Lindsay Graham and Ted Cruz, among others, that are circling the wagons around Trump. My thinking is this is not for any substantive reason, but there is a group of Republicans wanting to position themselves to inherit Trump’s base. By supporting Trump now and confronting the alleged legitimacy of the election, these Republicans are wanting to be noticed and regarded as part of the Trump tribe that is sticking with Trump as the rest of the nation turns away from the president. This is really about building a resume and also a narrative of a “stolen election.”

Published by Ed Pirie

I am a Vermonter, been one all my life. That just about tells you all you need to know. I am not much of a follower and like to do my own thinking. I value my family and a quiet existence in a very rural part of Vermont. There is a lot in the world I do not understand. My writing is my attempt to wrap my head around much that is swirling around me. Some time ago gasoline pumps changed to the way they look now. I had stopped to fill my Jeep and I could not get the gas to pump to save my life. I went inside and complained to the attendant. She knew me and said, "Ed, the whole world is changing and if you don't figure out the changes you are going to fall off the earth as it spins around." Well, I am not always successful figuring out the changes, but my writing is my way of working through some of them. I hope you enjoy.

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