Eugenio Magdalena
2 min readMay 6, 2021


Definitely, that’s what Trump wants…

Is an Authoritarian Dynasty What the U.S.A. Wants?


For a long time, I was puzzled by what is happening with politics in the U.S.

How was it possible that so many members of a distinguished democratic political party, with so many years of active participation in the politics of the U.S, like the Republican party, almost abandoned all democratic principles and engaged, with unusual fervor, in a personality cult (to Trump in this case), who made clear from the beginning his desire to initiate an antidemocratic dynasty in America. The Trump dynasty?

That looks, in principle, as the party’s political suicide, doesn’t it?

Well, let’s resist the temptation to jump immediately into precipitated conclusions, and try to understand the Republicans' point of view.

You see, since the Presidential election of the year 2000, in which, according to Wikipedia, even though he lost the race to the Presidency, the Democrat Al Gore won the popular vote by 543.816 votes over the votation of the popular Republican Geoge W. Bush, and with the exception of the same Bush in his reelection in 2004, in which he obtained an advantage of more than 3 million popular votes over his Democrat opponent John Kerry, the Republicans have consecutively lost in the popular votes election of 2008 and 2012 to the Democrat Barack Obama by ample margins; to Hillary Clinton, who notwithstanding her loss of the Presidential race in 2016 to Donald Trump, obtained an advantage of 2.8 million popular votes over him. Then to Joe Biden, who became the U.S.’s President-elect in 2020, amplifying the advantage in popular votes to more than 7 million votes over Trump.

Those results and the GOP anticipation of the demographic growth of the brown people’s category in the population of America (class unlikely to vote Republican), would explain the dangerous search for alternatives to democracy of the Republican party, as under the current system the G.O.P. perceive its future electoral victory possibilities as minimal.

Immersed in their own divisive mentality, most Republican failed to understand that most citizens could not care less about colors or ideologies, and usually vote for their own convenience, as clearly exemplified by States’ local electoral contest, and by the results of European elections, in which electors in a “socialist” country vote right periodically, according to their convenience, like in Madrid, Spain, this week, in which people massively voted for the local rightist party, despite the country having a socialist national Government.

A seasoned politician understands that losing an election is part of the game, and that like money, opportunities come and go. Nothing is definitive. Patience and perseverance usually bring a payout. Sooner or later.

Republicans need to show some spine and need to understand that. The contrary will bring chaos and act against the country.



Eugenio Magdalena

Eugenio is a disabled Economist (UCAB, Caracas), cursed a post-graduate Diploma in Marketing (Strathclyde University, Scotland, UK), and an MBA (England, UK).