The Republican Party May Disintegrate in 2024

Irreconcilable differences? It’s looking likely

MartinEdic
5 min readSep 28, 2023
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Despite the rattlings of Fox and the MAGA news outlets, the Republican Party is in danger of a serious splintering next year, as hard core obstructionists tear it to pieces. And their presumptive leader is not capable of unifying anyone; it’s just not in his nature.

With the imminent and unnecessary shutdown of the government we are witnessing anarchy in action, as leadership weakly struggles to even get GOP members to talk to each other. Speaker McCarthy will almost certainly be out, possibly within days, and there is no obvious successor.

After all, who would want the job?

Who is conspicuously absent in this mess? The Democrats and most Senate Republicans. The Dems are lying low and letting their opponents tear each other to pieces. As for Trump, he spends his time skewering any members of his own party who threaten to try and govern, while he promotes the government shutdown.

It’s his hope that in the resulting chaos his court cases will become forgotten or even cancelled. The logic behind this is nonexistent at best, but he knows he has no other recourse.

The guy isn’t running for President, he is running to try and save his ass. No other way to put it, the…

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MartinEdic

Mastodon: @martinedic@md.dm, Writer, nine non-fiction books, two novels, Buddhist, train lover. Amateur cook, lover of life most of the time!