Seven Republicans voted to convict Trump this past week. Only one faces reelection in the next four years. In Trump’s Republican Party, most are unwilling to cross him if they entertain future political ambitions, Mitch McConnell excepted. Nancy Pelosi went into a meltdown against Republican Senators who didn’t vote to impeach Trump. She might need some serious professional help.
To my regret, Nikki Haley, once my odds-on presidential favorite for the first female president, jumped ship this week after telling Politico that Trump’s role in the Dec. 6 attack disqualified him from running for office again.
“He’s fallen so far,” she said. “He went down a path he shouldn’t have, and we shouldn’t have followed him, and we shouldn’t have listened to him. And we can’t let that ever happen again.” Buyers regret? Perhaps, anyway, they got to her! That removes her from the presidential gene pool.
Senator Ben Sasse, R-Nebraska, a disappointment indeed, also voted to convict Trump, saying: Trump’s “lies” about widespread voter fraud endangered “the life of the vice president” and are “bringing us dangerously close to a bloody constitutional crisis.”
Well, we are in a constitutional crisis, and this attempt to salvage VP Pence won’t work. Sasse, who appears to be more enlightened than the average bear, and might entertain thoughts about running for president in the future, despite his intellect, seem to lack that congregative thinking gene so important to good leadership. Senator Sasse won’t face a primary until 2026. Let us hope they all face the fate of failed Greek hero’s by falling on their swords.
McConnell finally showed his true colors criticizing Trump after the acquittal vote, saying: “He hasn’t got away with it yet!” McConnell can be applauded for hanging in there with Trump for his Judicial appointments and moving Trump’s agenda forward as he did, but I suspect he hopes for a return of government in the swamp. I expect he’ll retire soon anyway. He’s got his fingers in a Chinese shipping business so, he’ll be okay. He might even find a retirement job on a cable news channel. Trump’s most voracious opponents, other than Democrats and out of work Republicans, may soon be seen on CNN, MSNBC, etc., posing as expert political analysis promoting a 2024 “Never Trump” movement against a return of the bad Orange Man.
Republicans had their own Never Trump clown show called the Lincoln Project PAC, a motley collection, as it turns out, of prominent cash-laden pedophiles, scalawags, and political incompetents who raised scads of money all for themselves. A co-founder, Mr. Reed Galen, acknowledged Trumpism was winning. “The authoritarian side of the Republican Party is the dominant side,” he said. “They have the momentum. For now, they have the money.” Even GOP strategist Sarah Longwell who heads the Defending Democracy anti-Trump lot, said: “what the last two months have shown is if Donald Trump was cancer on the country and the party, he’s metastasized. I thought we could push past him,” she said. “But now I don’t think that.”
The GOP faces unimagined political hazards. Some politicians will continue to support Trump knowing what he’s accomplished for the country, while the once Conservative Chamber of Commerce business community types threaten to cease donating to Trump’s Congressional allies “…so voters don’t forget what the former president and his allies did,” which was what, Making America Great Again?
A revenue stream is critical if the new GOP has any chance of reclaiming the House and Senate in 2022, but a principle is at play here and cannot be abandoned as the GOP has always done in the past. The base’s donations should go there.
Here is the BS line of all anti-Trump BS lines I’ve ever read: “We will remind voters that Republicans were willing to neglect their oaths of the office all out of loyalty to one man and that one man was more important than their constituents, more important than the Constitution of the United States, more important than the democracy that we have in this great nation.” That was from DNC Chair Jaime Harrison with the Left’s “newspeak!” Not one word about what Trump did that was unAmerican. Not one! Trump is not going away. He’s in their heads to stay.
Immediately after his acquittal, President Trump issued a statement promising to re-emerge soon! “Our historic, patriotic and beautiful movement to Make America Great Again has only just begun,” Trump said. “In the months ahead, I have much to share with you, and I look forward to continuing our incredible journey together to achieve American greatness for all of our people.”
So, we have an interesting time ahead of us repairing the Republican brand while interfering with the imposter China Joe Biden and his Master’s plans to Communize America.
Remember, freedom is the goal; the Constitution is the way. Now, go get ’em!