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The Godfather Ex-President
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MIchael Corleone and Don Corleone from The Godfather (KinoCheck/YouTube)

Last Monday, August 8, will forever be what the Left tried to make out of January 6, 2021. But this was a line crossed by the State, not a chaotic leaderless crowd. For the first time in American history, the Justice Department launched a coordinated raid on the property of a former President of the United States and probable opposition party candidate, the repercussions of which will be felt for more than a decade. But this wasn’t merely an attack on Donald Trump. It was a full-scale assault on the cornerstone of our nation and over half its citizens, who refuse to submit to Marxist hegemony. As Trump often observes in public, “They’re not after me, they’re after you. I’m just in the way.”

Many experts have weighed in on the political ramifications of the infamous raid. Unsurprisingly, the mainstream media supports it. The Washington Post ludicrously proffered Donald and Melania Trump as the new Julius and Ethel Rosenberg, dealers in atomic secrets “according to anonymous sources.” The idea of a man who had his finger on the nuclear code for four years becoming an out-of-office Manchurian Candidate should provoke universal ridicule, except not in Hollywoke. If I had a dollar for every time the word “nuclear” appears in the social media chatter of my former (their choice, not mine) entertainment industry friends, I could finance my own movie, and then not hire them.

Old reliable Trump-deranged meathead Rob Reiner went off the deep end on Twitter while also speaking for his peers: “Crowning a lifetime of Criminality, Donald Trump led an armed mob to overthrow the United States Government then stole America’s nuclear secrets. An Indictment can’t come soon enough for this treasonous MF.” Nor can a long rest home stay for Reiner.

In a piece I wrote here just after his 2020 defeat, I compared Trump to The Godfather, Don Vito Corleone. Shot up and left for dead by the rival “Five Families,” Vito survives to once again threaten the power of the conspirators. There follows in the book and classic film another assassination attempt on Vito at the hospital, where his Mafia-outsider son Michael Corleone sees what they did to him and pledges him his full support. “I’m with you now,” Michael says, “I’m with you.”

With Vito’s blessing, Michael becomes Don Corleone and ultimately settles all family business. I’m hoping Trump will also step aside in 2024 and instead endorse his own “Michael Corleone,” a younger yet just as tough candidate, such as the incomparable governor of my state, Ron DeSantis. But if Trump does run after all he’s been hit with, and who by, I’m with him now.

Nonetheless, let’s look at his most popular heir apparent, Ron DeSantis. He makes several other Republican governors look like Fredo (the weakling Corleone brother). They include Asa Hutchinson (Arkansas), Spencer Cox (Utah), Mike DeWine (Ohio), Eric Holcomb (Indiana), and presidential hopeful Larry Hogan (Maryland), who may run in ’24 and provide conservative laughs à la John Kasich (Ohio) in 2016. Unlike them. DeSantis has done everything right to constantly crush the forces of darkness.

He beat the medical-media establishment, which so cleverly called him “Death Santis,” to keep the booming state open during their COVID Reign of Terror. He beat the Teacher’s Union, shoving the Parental Rights in Education Bill down their bile-spewing throat, even when they dubbed it the “’Don’t Say Gay’ Bill.” He beat the Disney corporation after it threatened to remove him from office and sent it scurrying into a Mickey Mousehole. And earlier this month, he suspended George Soros-backed State Attorney Andrew Warren for refusing to enforce the state abortion ban — in other words do his job. DeSantis does his job with wit and good humor. “I want to wish Joe Biden a speedy recovery from COVID — and I want to wish America a speedy recovery from Joe Biden,” he quipped in a July speech.

Nor did DeSantis mince words about the FBI’s Mar-a-Lago raid in his state, DOJ corruption, and horrible Democratic legislation. He tweeted, “The raid of MAL is another escalation in the weaponization of federal agencies against the Regime’s political opponents, while people like Hunter Biden get treated with kid gloves. Now the Regime is getting another 87k IRS agents to wield against its adversaries? Banana Republic.”

But the Godfather II may have to wait a little longer. The Left’s rabid fear and loathing of the original Don, Trump, culminated in the desperate FBI raid on his Mar-a-Lago home, which only made him stronger and likelier to run for President and win. “Basically, they just gave Popeye a fifty-five-ounce can of spinach,” Greg Gutfeld joked on his hit late-night show. Doubtless the results of this year’s Republican primaries intensified Democratic terrors, as most candidates endorsed by Trump blew away their rivals.

Even sweeter for conservatives, seven of the 10 House incumbents who voted to impeach Trump when he was President will vacate their seats this year. Two of them, Ohio Rep. Anthony Gonzalez and New York Rep. John Katko, wisely choosing to retire after appraising the field. In Washington, Trump-endorsed Army combat veteran Joe Kent defeated Rep. Jaime Herrera Beutler. In Michigan, John Gibbs thrashed Rep. Peter Meijer. And in South Carolina, Russell Fry trounced Rep. Tom Rice. And the best is yet to come this Tuesday in Wyoming, when insufferable Trump-bashing RINO Liz Cheney gets booted out by Harriet Hageman.

But whoever will be Godfather in 2024, either Vito or Michael, this November 8 better see a Republican electoral Baptism, Corleone-style.

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