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Sun Feb 14, 2021, 01:33 PM

I will never understand why historians like Beschloss didn't

whip up a chapter to show how history will look on the Trump followers and Senate traitors in 20 years. I think if some had seen how their names would go down in history they might have thought twice about betraying country and oath.

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Reply I will never understand why historians like Beschloss didn't (Original post)
gibraltar72 Feb 2021 OP
edhopper Feb 2021 #1
MLAA Feb 2021 #3
empedocles Feb 2021 #2
Kid Berwyn Feb 2021 #4
niyad Feb 2021 #5
Kid Berwyn Feb 2021 #7
Turin_C3PO Feb 2021 #9
Claire Oh Nette Feb 2021 #6
LiberalArkie Feb 2021 #8
jalan48 Feb 2021 #10
TwilightZone Feb 2021 #11

Response to gibraltar72 (Original post)

Sun Feb 14, 2021, 01:34 PM

1. They know

they don't care.

Power today is more important to them than any historical legacy.

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Response to edhopper (Reply #1)

Sun Feb 14, 2021, 01:37 PM

3. Exactly

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Response to gibraltar72 (Original post)

Sun Feb 14, 2021, 01:35 PM

2. 20 month chapter might be more effective

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Response to gibraltar72 (Original post)

Sun Feb 14, 2021, 01:37 PM

4. In 20 years, the traitors won't be traitors.

They’ll be Reichsmarschalls.



So they don’t care.

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Response to Kid Berwyn (Reply #4)

Sun Feb 14, 2021, 01:45 PM

5. Or they could be dead, at least some of the mouldy oldies.

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Response to niyad (Reply #5)

Sun Feb 14, 2021, 01:55 PM

7. A sad thought.



This Scheissnozzle will be 61. Tom Cotten will be 63. Ted Cruz 70. Ancient.

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Response to Kid Berwyn (Reply #4)

Sun Feb 14, 2021, 02:05 PM

9. They're in the minority.

We can stop them. As I’ve said in other posts, we’re not helpless bystanders to a predetermined fate.

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Response to gibraltar72 (Original post)

Sun Feb 14, 2021, 01:48 PM

6. They can't read...

They need only look to twitter to find how history will view them.
Every reputable magazine and newspaper has excoriated them already. They'd have to learn to read, the GOP, to care what the history books will say.

They GQFP is anti intellectualism, anti-science. Like all fascists.

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Response to gibraltar72 (Original post)

Sun Feb 14, 2021, 02:03 PM

8. They consider themselves as patriots. Really.

Let's go back in time to Florida 2000 where the Republicans ran out the clock on the election. If the Democratic Party was as active as the current Republican Party what would we have thought of people storming the capital to correct the vote tally.

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Response to gibraltar72 (Original post)

Sun Feb 14, 2021, 02:08 PM

10. Maybe they believe history is written by the victors and that's why they are all about winning in

the present.

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Response to gibraltar72 (Original post)

Sun Feb 14, 2021, 02:13 PM

11. History is unlikely to say much about Trump followers other than the insurrectionists.

History says little or nothing about followers of some of the worst presidents ever -- Harding, Buchanan, etc. It focuses on the events of the presidencies. Frankly, as it should.

I doubt there will be much said about the 43 individually simply because Trump was acquitted. I think it's more likely that the acquittal will be viewed in more general terms, as an egregious failure by the GOP to do the right thing.

As others have said, neither Trump nor the 43 would care, because self-interest is their primary driver.

Beschloss has covered this to some degree. He said that it's difficult to predict how future historians will view events because detail gets lost and priorities change. Regarding Trump specifically, he said someone may find good things about the Trump admin that aren't obvious in the context of the current generation, but that Trump can't change the record, so covid and the insurrection are likely to be the primary focus.

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