Chris Hayes: Trumpism Must Be Peacefully But Completely Destroyed
[...] It is a classic model of corrupt governance. The capo on the top, and the many, many bosses below, who are given control of their domain to do as they wish.
Because Trump doesn't care at all about EPA policy, or Labor, or Iran really, or anything other, really, than making money, which the Presidency allows him to do with public dollars, and being the center of attention, which, same.
But the base, what does the base get? The folks in that arena? Well, it's obvious, isn't it? They get to chant. They get to revel in their own Americanness and primacy at the expense of others. They may not get much more than that, but Trump, and now the entire Republican Party, and most of the Conservative movement realize that that is enough for them. They realize that no one actually cared about deficits or small government. That was never the fuel that fired the engine of Republican politics. It was always roiling rage against 'them', in the 'send her back' chants last night. Without that rage, and that passion, that enthusiasm and fire in that room, this entire project falls apart.
That sentiment, at the core of the coalition, cannot be pried loose, and it cannot be negotiated with, and it cannot be appeased. It must be peacefully, non-violently, politically destroyed. With love, compassion, and determination, but utterly confronted and destroyed.
That is the only way to break the coalition apart. Not by prying off this or that interest, they are in too deep, they have shamed themselves too much. The heart of the thing must be ripped out. The darkness must be banished. The people who feel moral revulsion at that display we saw last night must collectively mobilize in greater numbers than the chanters. We got a taste of what that looks like when Congresswoman Ilhan Omar returned home to Minnesota today. [...]