The supremely inconvenient fact is that Donald Trump has by far the largest political following of anyone in the United States

The supremely inconvenient fact is that Donald Trump has by far the largest political following of anyone in the United States. By Conrad Black.

The real problem the Trump-haters have is that the Trump phenomenon is alive and well. …

One rigged election, but …:

Trump failed to assemble the proper team on the ground to identify voting irregularities as they occurred, taking videos of them, and arranging believable witnesses and a formidable legal case already developed when the much-predicted ballot harvesting and helicopter mass vote-drops in the middle of election-night flipped the Electoral College by turning the results in Georgia, Pennsylvania, and Wisconsin (at the least).

Of course, Trump did not, as he claimed, win the popular vote and the Democrats did not steal millions of votes. It remains one of the mysteries of this formidable and talented man that he commits such needless mistakes and carries his famous “constructive hyperbole” to such self-damaging extremes. …

The Dems refused to explain or examine what went on in the election, and quickly destroyed the electronic counting evidence, so there will forever be doubts.

There are very serious doubts about the integrity of the election result; they will not go away and the truth will never be known. …

In the only [previous presidential election] where a candidate was almost certainly cheated, 1876, Samuel J. Tilden conceded the election to Rutherford B. Hayes, on condition that several measures conciliatory to the Southern states be taken. The conditions were accepted and carried out by Hayes.

The only occasion where the apparent winner lost and there was an appearance of chicanery and the parties were unreconciled was in 1824. There were four candidates and, although Andrew Jackson led, he did not have an Electoral College majority. Two of the other candidates, John Quincy Adams and Henry Clay, united in the House of Representatives where Clay was the speaker, and Adams won the election. Clay then became Secretary of State, and Jackson was elected in 1828. That is the closest there is to a precedent to 2020 and the Trump-haters are understandably distressed by it. …

No court heard the evidence of cheating in 2020. The courts ducked it 60 times.

In declining to hear the case from the attorney general of Texas against the swing states where the results were controversial, the Supreme Court temporarily abdicated the judicial branch’s coequal constitutional role. Without adjudication of these vital electoral issues contested by the other two branches, the constitutional balance breaks down and the electoral process becomes dangerously illicit and potentially undemocratic.

If the Supremes had heard the case and decided against the president for well-explained reasons, that would have been the end of the controversy. …

The ruled now despise their rulers:

85 percent of Americans despise the Congress. They recognize the United States Capitol is a great national monument but they consider its principal inhabitants to be incompetent, dishonest, self-serving, and cowardly.

Scores of millions of Americans noted the fleeting spectacle of members of the Congress hiding under their desks on January 6 wearing their ludicrous flame-resistant headgear. No one approved of the violence or the vandalism, but that glimpse of America’s legislators facing a physical challenge confirmed the low opinion the great majority of their countrymen has of those legislators. …

The supremely inconvenient fact is that Donald Trump has by far the largest political following of anyone in the United States, and the attempt to deny him the ability to seek reelection has failed. …

Trump’s future:

The ex-president is wise to remain publicly discreet; to judge from the Biden Administration’s first three weeks, Trump is following Napoleon’s advice not to disturb an enemy while he is in the act of making a mistake. …

If this administration is successful, Trump will become politically irrelevant. If it isn’t, Trump either will be or will effectively choose the next president.

Only if the elections aren’t too rigged. The ways things are going, especially with the electronic fraud, why would the Dems ever let the Republicans win again?