Despite the existential threat to American democracy Donald Trump is manifesting, there’s part of me that’s cheering for him to keep on doing what he’s doing. I’ll explain momentarily. Meantime, yes, he’s committing treason by exploiting the office of the presidency to forcibly overturn the certified results of the 2020 election. If he were successful, it would signify the end of our system of government. Sure, he’s much more likely to fail, but it doesn’t necessarily mitigate the damage he’s wreaking, especially to his own party.
Since the November election, Trump has not only been stress-testing our electoral system but also our judicial system and especially various state governments — not unlike the velociraptors in “Jurassic Park” testing the electrified fences as a means of escape. While he’s been hilariously unsuccessful, he’s essentially leaving a trail of breadcrumbs for the next Trump (who could literally be another Trump) to follow in his tiny footsteps.