One week from today the Republican National Convention starts and it looks to be zooish even from this distance. In 2016 we had Peter Thiel, Ivanka Trump and Tom Barrack speak to the issues of healing the nation. (Who better qualified than insanely rich people who don’t work to know these things, right?) Barrack is still in the doghouse, having been indicted for foreign lobbying, whilst Ivanka has given up politics, calling it a “dark world.” Good, we wouldn’t want her to strain what few brain cells she has. She should simply stay in the presumably bright world of being a rich clueless asshole. And Peter Thiel has had a falling out with Trump — although maybe J.D. Vance can fix it. Don’t hold your breath, though. So, making America whole won’t be addressed at all, it looks like.

The 2024 Republican Party convention has made a significant departure from a theme central to 2016.

Comparing the themes of the last platform with the new one that Trump’s campaign published Monday, almost everything is a repeat except for one glaring change — the presumptive Republican nominee has apparently given up on bipartisanship.

At the 2016 convention, organizers separated each day to discuss major topics. The first night, for example, was dedicated to national security. They brought in retired Lt. Gen. Michael Flynn and Rudy Giuliani to speak. The second was about jobs, featuring Tiffany Trump, former Speakers Paul Ryan (R-WI) and future Speaker Kevin McCarthy (R-CA).

The final night day of the 2016 convention was “Make America One Again,” which discussed ways in which Trump “will move our country beyond the divisive identity politics that have been holding us back by restoring leadership, building trust, and focusing on our shared love of country and our common goal of making America great again.”

As stated, that won’t even be attempted this year. The burning question is how up front is anybody planning to be about Project 2025? That’s definitely geared to making America one — one dystopian hell hole, that is. Since the presumptive nominee himself is looking to backpedal and get some distance, it doesn’t appear that there will be a lot of support for that platform. But don’t let that fool you: Project 2025 is the GOP platform. It is what is wanted and planned to go Day One should Trump get elected. If you didn’t catch this post from Lincoln Project explaining Project 2025, here it is again. This is the GOP’s dark and dangerous vision for America. I pray to God that enough of us don’t fall for it.

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  1. Von Shitzinpants and the ‘pubes have about as much chance of “making america one” as I have of discovering the real answer to the ultimate question. You know, instead of “42”.


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