Americans hope Republicans will settle down after January 20
Without a leader who endorses chaos, members of the GOP will have no one to take their cues from.
There is a saying in some churches, that the spirit of the leader falls upon the people in the congregation. This premise seems to be holding true regarding the White House as well. Ever single day for four years, Donald Trump has unleashed anger, hatred, deception, and lies upon the American people. His rhetoric has been so effective that 71 million registered US voters cast a ballot for him to have a second term. Now some of them, along with the majority of the GOP members are agreeing with him that the election was stolen. This is ludicrous to a sound minded individual but those poisoned by Trump's vitriol believe it to be true.
Instead of accepting the election results, those who drank the Kool-aid are pushing the narrative that mass voter fraud took place. Donald Trump began pumping and priming his base months ago, by suggesting if he lost, it would be because it was stolen from him. Sensible Americans saw what the president was up to, but those operating with his "spirit", (attitude and way of seeing things) accepted this as truth. I watched as the number of Facebook posts increased which indicated that the Dems were up to no good. Now the Republicans are refusing to offer Joe Biden a smooth transition but thankfully he is not worried.
Senate Majority Leader (Republican, Kentucky) Mitch McConnell stated to reporters that any legal challenges being pursued by Donald Trump are “no reason for alarm”. He added that this would not prevent a new administration from in January, “if there is one." Those last four words are very telling and indicate that McConnel is holding out that his current boss remains in power. Joe Biden, however, said that Donald Trump's refusal to concede is "an embarrassment " and the president-elect will proceed with choosing his cabinet.
Once Biden takes the oath of office, he will officially become the 45th president and Donald Trump must leave the White House. Without the fear of being fired, or bullied on Twitter perhaps members of the GOP will settle down somewhat. With Joe Biden in charge speaking peace and being united rather than diving by party lines, race, gender, and sexual orientation a new normal will begin. It may take a while but a calmer more rational national leader should turn the tide of the chaos. Without the Donald to guide them, the GOP will more than likely back down from some of the rhetoric they have been using for the past four years.
A few Trump supporters have already said they believe his lawsuits will not yield the results the president desires. White House Chief of Staff Mark Meadows, informal adviser Corey Lewandowski, and Republican National Committee Chairwoman Ronna McDaniel have said in private that they have concerns about the lawsuits’ and do not believe they have any chance for success without more evidence surfacing. A question on the minds of many Americans is why there is so much GOP support for the litigation. Are these Republicans truly with Trump or only pretending until he is out of office in January? Are they only humoring him to stay on his good side or are they in total agreement with number 45?
A majority of Americans are saying they do not believe there has been any widespread voter fraud and desire a smooth transition in January. Most US citizens desire to return to some type of normalcy and are hoping this will begin to unfold after Joe Biden is sworn in. Any hope that Donald Trump will settle down, concede, and prepare to exit the White House seems but a pi0pe dream at this point. On January 20, however, he will have no choice but to vacate the premises of 1600 Pennsylvania Ave and at that time four years without the craziness can begin. The GOP probably will not be able to keep up the hateful rhetoric without their fearless leader. Once they no longer have to lie and cover for him, perhaps we all can truly as a nation begin to heal.