Tonight New Hampshire will announce the results of its 2024 Republican presidential primary. I’ll tell you winner right now; it will be Donald Trump. In the paragraphs below I’ll tell you who will win the general. Well, sort of anyway.
You knew yesterday’s article was incomplete so here we go. (Again? Still?).
I have to begin this piece with a word of credit and thanks to Steve Brodner who, in his opinion piece of January 2, 2024 in the Washington Post entitled, These politicians denied democracy on Jan. 6. Now they want your vote., did much of my research work. As of this writing there are 147 Republicans who voted not to certify the electoral college results of the 2020 election despite overwhelming evidence to the back up said results and even after they were attacked by domestic terrorists earlier in the day on January 6, 2021. Several have been implicated in complicity in the planning and/or execution of the illegal events of that day. By virtue of this vote, all 147 of them are in my opinion and that of many, many others, at minimum, accessories after the fact.
Timestamp: The early afternoon of New Year’s Day 2024.
I am returning to my version of live blogging a day earlier than I anticipated. As I do most mornings I read my posting, the New York Times and the Washington Post. Aside from an announcement of some significance my article was rather pro forma and with the exception of one article the newspapers were a disappointment. But that article motivated me to “come back” early.
As I pen this article, I’m in the process of Reading Tim Alberta’s book, The Kingdom, The Power, And The Glory. A passage in Chapter 7 where Alberta describes a conversation that he had with a right wing Christian who is a Trump supporter stuck me. It follows: “He is as convinced that Trump won the 2020 election, he told me, as he is that Jesus rose from the dead two thousand years ago.” Please read on but first take a moment and to let that sink in. We are talking about a man whose religious beliefs are central to his entire existence.