The View from 10,000 Feet

Following Up on The View from 30,000 Feet

There is little point in trying to guess how many will vote to convict the Orange Man this week. But it’s easier to predict that, following his acquittal, the Mango Moroni will attempt to drive out of the Republican Party every single person who continues to believe in the constitutional republic.

And that he will largely succeed in doing so.

And that the business model employed for decades by the likes of Pat Toomey and Rob Portman and Richard Burr will become obsolete. Which is why Messrs. Toomey and Portman and Burr have wisely decided to get out of Dodge at the end of their current terms of office.

For these reasons, it’s also possible to predict that 2022 will be a bad year for whatever remains of the Republican Party.

More difficult to predict is how much violence—a la January 6—we will see. My guess: not all that much. But that’s only a guess, not a prediction.