“There are various groups of people trying to take advantage of the uniquely impassioned political/cultural zeitgeist of the past year caused by the Trump and GOP takeover.” That’s a strange choice of words “the Trump and GOP takeover.” I remember it as a democratic election victory, not as a “takeover”. This language implies it was a coup d’etat rather than a legal and normal handover of power to the winning side.
The language is important because it is a subliminal attack on our very institutions, on democracy and the acceptance of the will of the people expressed in a free and fair election (ignoring for the moment the Democrat attempts to rig the election). It was the Democrats before the election who accused Donald Trump of being unwilling to accept a loss at the polls, ironic, because they have been so unwilling to accept their own defeat at his hands. The “Trump and GOP takeover”is weasel words, just as much as “Marriage Equality” or “Climate Change.”