An indication of Trump’s future intentions towards the GOP?

When you’re rich and powerful, there are always too many things to keep an eye on, so you delegate. You appoint managers to specific areas of authority who are loyal, have good judgement and handle their tasks. As long as you trust them, that’s all that matters. If they’re not particularly good on detail, you make sure they’ve got a very hard working assistant who’s been fully briefed about their boss being a broad strokes type. Leaving the obvious things aside such as being able to work with other managers as a team on cross department problems, the good judgement becomes important when an issue arises that they think should be brought to your personal attention.

I think something of that nature arose recently and I get the feeling he’s being circumspectly hands on with it. The GOP are still using his name and image in their fund raising activities. It makes sense from their viewpoint, since when he was leading the party their donations went through the roof. A huge amount of ordinary people were happy to make their $10 donation to the fighting fund of a president who for a change was actually getting things done for them, rather than their rich fat cat cronies in Washington.

The people who take care of Trump’s PR asked the people who handle fundraising for the party to stop using the real president’s name in their activities. I may be taking a wild guess here, but since the Big Steal donations to the party have fallen off a cliff. The party have shown themselves to be not only collaborating with the regime but in hindsight were also active participants in the coup. Betraying him and publically apoligising for him is okay, but that’s not going to stop them using his charisma with the people to get donations. Given the arrogance and indifference of the professional politician class, they refused.

Within days, what was a polite request quickly escalated to a threat of legal action, though Trump has much more powerful weapons to deploy in this tiff. That’s a move sanctioned from the top. What’s happening here? What’s he thinking? There could be a lot of potential reasons behind it; getting his own back on the party who betrayed him, the arch swamper Romney’s daughter being in charge of fundraising, not wanting his masses of loyal supporters donating to a regime-friendly GOP or perhaps even forcing them to pay to use his appeal to the party faithful.

Another reason is that he might be positioning the party to conform with his future plans and to my mind he’s got two big options here. Nobody wants to say it, but there’s a war going on in the party and it’s between two factions split down the middle over cooperating with the regime or fighting it. The choice is simple really – play the part of a token opposition to the regime in Congress or fight them tooth and nail. Mitch McConnell is busy pursuing some half-assed denazification program to purge any pro-MAGA elements of the party from Congress while the opposition look a bit rudderless since none of them have the balls to publically take the lead in fighting McConnell.

A tightening of hitherto loose purse strings always gets attention. He might just be trying to hurt McConnell, who betrayed him, or perhaps weakening his leadership to reach a point where Trump can start leading the party, albeit outside the halls of congress. That might be the start of building a platform for a 2024 re-election bid, but the measures being put in place by HR1 remove any prospect of a repeat of the people’s upset of 2016 and ensure a strangle hold on the ballot box by the oligarchs who own congress anyway. Interestingly, a recent poll of the Republican faithful about who they’d most like to lead the 2024 bid for the presidency if Trump stood down, came up with his son Donald Trump jr by a massive 60%.

I’ve always thought that was the succession plan and said so in a piece last year, but life and Big Steals are what happens to plans. As that can’t be a realistic plan under the regime’s new voting rules, what can it be then? A new MAGA party is an option. Despite what people may think, political parties can die and the GOP is no exception to that. Where are the Liberals, Whigs and Democrat-Republicans of yesteryear? Such a party led by Trump or his son would certainly eviscerate the current Republican party and despite no hope of winning any re-election, would be extremely dangerous to the regime, if only in providing a rallying point to opposition against it.

There are also more than a number of other ways a MAGA party could sweep to power and restore the old Republic, though that’s a line of thought I’ll leave to another occasion.

We’ll see.


Related articles by Pointman:

Mitch McConnell purges the GOP.


Legitimising the coup.

The end of the old Republic.

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7 Responses to “An indication of Trump’s future intentions towards the GOP?”
  1. philjourdan says:

    You are correct there is a civil war in the Republican party (you are correct most all the time about American politics). But Trump’s move is not only what you say, but also putting on notice all the ones that voted against him that they do not have his support or his money. I think this is aimed at Murkowski and Cheney (Romney would not even dare to ask for any money given no republican will touch him).

    The 5 retirements are a reflection of the fact that it is Trump’s party now. And make no mistake, in the next 2 years, he will purge the never Trumpers from the party. He is not concerned about winning one house or the other. Just getting rid of the fifth column in the party for his 2024 run.


  2. another ian says:

    FYI and O/T – sort of

    “What pastoralists know

    Pastoralists are experts in managing extreme variability. In a volatile world economy, bankers should learn how they do it”

    “The lesson from the banking crisis, and the COVID-19 pandemic, is that attempts at total control will always fail”

    And – FWIW


  3. another ian says:


    “What’s Going on With U.S. Military and Democrat Politicization of The Institution”


  4. Simon Derricutt says:

    Pointy – have you noticed that the “recent comments” has disappeared from the RHS? Useful to know if there are new comments I haven’t read yet.


    • Pointman says:

      I have Simon, and I’ll put my hand up to it as it was I was wielding the axe decluttering the RHS widgets. The things you get shamed into by 6yo’s …

      It’s not something that showed up as being used on the WordPress stats page, but then again, that stats page is of minimal use to anybody managing a WordPress blog. I’ll reinstate, but at the bottom of the RHS column.



  5. NoFixedAddress says:


    Check this link for Man Who Just Wants To Be Left Alone


  6. ColA says:

    The Deep Rig: How Election Fraud Cost Donald J. Trump the White House, By a Man Who did not Vote for Him:


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