With Donald Trump at the helm, the Republican party has undergone a transformation the likes of which no political party has ever seen – except the Democrats when they abandoned party-wide ownership of slaves.
Try as they might the old, stogy, pseudo-conservative, war mongering Republicans are struggling to remain in control of the party after Trump – with his working class, populist policies – demolished what it mean to be a traditional conservative in America today.
As it stands, the current GOP is Trump’s party; there’s simply no denying it.
Traditional Republicans of yesterday have been so concerned with hob knobbing with liberals and getting along in polite society that they’ve failed to understand what it means to win, to advance conservative values, and thrust them into the national conversation.
Until Trump, being a Republican was essentially a waste of time because there wasn’t a single politician in D.C. willing to fight for what matters most to those on the Right: freedom.
However, as Trump’s populist bent usurps the GOP, and more elected officials emerge willing to fight for conservative Americans, it’s become incredibly apparent who will eventually get lost in the fray.
Mitch McConnell should be the first to go, according to Former President Donald Trump.
On Sunday, Trump released a statement where he called for an end to Republican Mitch McConnell’s term as Senate Minority Leader because “the Old Crow” is “giving the Democrats victory on everything.”
In a statement made through his Save America PAC, Trump accused McConnell of “hurting the Republican Senators and the Republican Party,” saying that he didn’t “have the guts” to play the debt ceiling card, which would have “given the Republicans a complete victory on virtually everything. The Dems were ready to fold!”
President Donald J. Trump:
“Mitch McConnell is giving the Democrats victory on everything. What is wrong with this Broken Old Crow? He’s hurting the Republican Senators and the Republican Party. When will they vote him out of Leadership? He didn’t have the guts to play… pic.twitter.com/NOr1ak4ooV
— Liz Harrington (@realLizUSA) December 13, 2021
Last week, McConnell negotiated a deal with Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer to allow the Democrats to hike the debt ceiling with just a majority of votes rather than 60 in order to overcome a filibuster, thereby allowing Republicans to say that none of them voted for a debt ceiling increase.
McConnell’s attempt to skirt blame for the eventual debt ceiling increase is a political move without any benefits, only loses.
But then again what can we expect from Mitch McConnell?
Author: Elizabeth Tierney
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