Democracy in America could end and the cause could be the refusal of Republicans to hurt Donald Trump's feelings.
At a campaign rally in October, Trump worried about what would happen if he lost to Joe Biden.
"Could you imagine if I lose?" Trump said at a rally in Georgia. "My whole life, what am I going to do? I'm going to say, 'I lost to the worst candidate in the history of politics.' I'm not going to feel so good. Maybe I'll have to leave the country. I don't know."
Of course, Trump went on to be the first Republican to lose Georgia in 28 years -- all while losing the presidency.
Trump's hurt feelings could now be driving the GOP voter suppression efforts, according to David Plouffe, who managed Barack Obama's 2008 campaign.
"And listen, Donald Trump is not the leader of a political party, he is a cult leader," Plouffe told MSNBC's Brian Williams.
"And what's surprising to me is this is somebody who ran for president twice and failed to get more than 47% of the vote either time. Black swan event in 2016, he got a narrow elective college majority. This is not somebody who did well in presidential elections," he said.
"And the big sin, of course, is they want to put themselves in charge of basically deciding who won elections. Not election officials, hack Republican legislators all to basically to coddle Donald Trump's feeling," he explained.
"It is a remarkable thing, we could lose our country because these Republican politicians don't want to hurt Donald Trump's feelings," Plouffe concluded.
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The controversial Arizona audit of the 2020 election has been widely panned, getting the John Oliver treatment on Sunday evening.
"It makes us look like idiots," told The New York Times.
Now one Arizona Republican has identified the one person in the state who can put an end to the circus.
"I can complain about it, but at the end of the day it's driven by leadership," Boyer told KTAR News 92.3 FM's Gaydos and Chad.
Boyer said Republican Senate President Karen Fann has the power to end the audit.
"If the Senate president was willing to say enough is enough, then certainly," he said. "But can one state senator make that call? No."
Seth Meyers is baffled the GOP treats Trump as a 'good luck charm' after losing White House and Congress
The host of "Late Night with Seth Meyers" took a closer look on Monday at how the GOP refuses to move on from Donald Trump.
"The Republican Party has decided that its path back to power is complete and total fealty to Donald Trump and they're purging anyone who refuses to repeat his lies about the 2020 election -- no matter how destructive it is for the country," Meyers said.
"It is exceedingly rare in the history of this country for a political party to stay so closely tied to an ex-president, let alone one that who is as deeply unpopular as Donald Trump," he said. "And let's remember, the GOP didn't just lose, they got wiped out. They lost the presidency and both house of Congress, Trump never once cracked 50% job approval and never won the popular vote. Meanwhile, President Biden is riding high with a 63% approval rating in a new poll out today."
"The GOP is treating Trump like a good luck charm even after he brought them terrible luck. If the first time Dumbo tried to fly, he plummeted to the ground and broke all four legs and both ears, he would've let go of the feather," he said.
He went on to remind his audience of the January 6th insurrection by supporters of Trump seeking to overturn the election results.
"Any sane political party would move on from a president who is both deeply unpopular, lost by a wide margin, and on top of everything else left nothing but misery and destruction in his wake and yet Republicans are not moving on. They're doubling down, they're as committed to Trump as ever and now they don't care much about how they have to lie or debase themselves to prove their loyalty to him," Meyers concluded.
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