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The fact that there are shitty politicians on both sides of those aisles is beyond argument but the US has been severely and perhaps irrevocably damaged by the bullcrap that Trump and his sycophant minions started well before the election with the fraudulent vote fairytales. This, which lead up to the nonsense that went on on January the sixth and continues to this day, completely undermines the concept of fair elections and peaceful transfers of power.The issue is shitty politicians on both sides of ailes and trying to blame it on one four year period IS disingenuous and highly speculative.
The US is in a situation where a significant majority votes Democrat and a vocal but very large minority vote right Republican regardless of how weak or strong a candidate is put up at the local, state or federal level. More often than not the more extreme a candidate presents himself the more he is supported by his faction. How long can this go on peacefully?
Up until 2020 the basic acceptance of the outcome of an election as a fair process that determined the winner led to peaceful transfers of power. What Trump and his gang did was undermine that concept. That isn't mere speculation when you consider the fact that notwithstanding the repeated assurances by various state representatives - most of them Republican - confirming the election was fair, many many Americans refuse to accept that. Notwithstanding those assurances by state officials the bullshitery continuous and the myth of a "stolen election" is being eaten up as gospel by much of the "base" and is still being minimized by their elected federal Republican representatives in Congress. Many Republican state houses are trying to jimmy the next election in their favour.
Regardless of which Donkey and Elephant are put up in the next election, there will be trouble. That goes well beyond either high or mere speculation.
Tell me with a straight face that this Trump inspired madness has not harmed the country.