Opinion: Why Donald Trump could melt away
Trump’s “low blow” that was already evident. The former president raised fingers like a senator in exchange for a solution. Attacked, both baileys aimed to drop balls at their attackers. When an allegation against a manufactured enemy was clearly exposed, they lobbied for fresh bombings.
Each made their name in a ubiquitous brand. Neither had any master plan except to come to power and hang on. Both surprised the world and themselves, as far as they did.
But then McCarthy put in his crosshairs to threaten an enemy with a very large, powerful US Army, America’s most vociferous and pious institution, and for communists who had waged a deadly war on the Korean peninsula.
His medical record reveals another malfunction that kills his political woes as well as his physical qualities. He was a drinker in a drinking town. By mid-1956, a year before he died, McCarthy told doctors that his “daily intake of alcohol is 3 high.” “The patient is recovering from acute hallucinations and delirium,” wrote a neurologist.
The newspapers sent him to page 25 next to the corset advertisements, or wrote him down completely. So were his Senate colleagues. Subject to the penalties, it is extreme that it was found just five times in 165 years of that chamber, which meant trading in an outdoor arena badge, which McCarthy had proudly worn since his first days in office, What was meant for the stigma of stigma also made it part of the president’s jokes.
So while he remained a US senator, he acted so politely that some did not heed him. And when he publicly insisted that he would run for the reunion in Wisconsin, he told a fellow, “Jean and I have enough money for a small cattle spill in Arizona. I am friends with my books and Can open a little law office for neighbors. And the degree is right in place. “
Is there any chance that Trump will melt in the same way? It doesn’t make sense, but it did for McCarthy, who also coveted the spotlight and continues to inspire tens of millions of true believers.
It is clear that the rogue former president has already gone several steps ahead of the senator. McCarthy struggled hard and dirty to win office for himself and his colleagues, yet when either was defeated, he accepted the result. And when he was pleased to please his unrighteous disciples, he ceased inciting rebellion.
If the former president continues according to form, there is one outcome that seems certain: he will displace McCarthy as America’s radical democracy, and McCarthyism will be replaced in the American lexicon by a more redundant doctrine – Trumpism .