That is sad. People like Hannity would be shunned as self-serving assholes in a just world. In an intelligent world people as a whole would do and believe the opposite of whatever someone like that said because they would be smart enough to just assume he was lying until proved otherwise. But in the real world unstable people hear the garbage that spills from his mouth and become more unstable.
I really don’t see this lasting more than a couple of years past Trump, though that estimate might change if the next president after him is anything but a white man. As I have mentioned before I see a lot of parallels in history with what is happening right now. If our last president hadn’t been non-white I don’t think we could have ever gotten Trump. Eventually it will sink in that women and minorities in positions of power doesn’t end the world and people will get over it, at least with their public face. The crazy shit that’s out in the open today, that was always there. It was just talked about in whispered tones and only among like-minded people 20 years ago. They tend to recycle the same conspiracies over and over. For example, there were 2 conspiracy theories, revised only slightly, that I heard of both Clinton and Obama.
One, they were both building secret concentration camps. Clinton was building them for Christians, Obama was building them for our kids. Clinton just wanted to lock up all the Christians while Obama wanted to take our kids from us once the got school age and then completely control what they learned, allowing them 2 week visits a year with parents until the indoctrination was firmly established.
The second, near the end of each president’s second term, Clinton and Obama were both going to declare martial law to prevent elections from taking place. That’s both stupid and scary. When a Democrat is in office it’s stupid that they think a president can really do that. When a Republican is in office it’s scary that they think a president can really do that.
Don’t get me wrong, there WILL be consequences to Trump leaving office unless he comes out and says that he doesn’t want to do it any more, which he very well may do if he thinks he’s going to lose. Republicans HATE to lose. They don’t care how much they have to cheat to prevent that from happening. And they are getting less and less shameful about it. Merrick Garland was the perfect example of that. They absolutely COULD NOT let the dickhead who died (I have a great story about that, by the way) be replaced with a moderate. He HAD to be replaced by a bigger dickhead, if they could find one. And they made up new rules so that they didn’t have to allow it, many of them (Ted Cruz) openly admitting that they were not going to follow those rules if Hillary had won and now McConnell openly admitting that he will not follow those rules in Trump’s last year. They are REALLY hoping RBG dies soon.