Dead Or On Life Support – Republican Party
Dead Or On Life Support – Republican Party
Missouri Senator Josh Hawley has proclaimed the Republican Party, as we know it, is dead. The Grand Old Party has been on life support for at least a decade. Party leadership keeps saying that the next election therapeutic will cure the party ills, but the Elephant just lays there, eyes unfocused and body rigid. The Great Unwashed in flyover country prays and pours all her money into the therapeutics but nothing. Is it time to pull the plug?
Remember back in the olden times when there was such a thing as Election Day. Everyone, except those in the military, went to her local polling place, voted, got a receipt and went home to wait for the results before the 11:00 p.m. news. It’s now Election Season for the 2020 Midterm Elections. Folks have been voting for weeks, the election was, officially, six days ago and, it could be nearly another week before we know the results. Quite frankly, with the new Election Season and the ballot curing/ballot harvesting/drop boxes/same day registration mishegoss, I have less than zero faith in our current system. Whoever wants the Republican Party and our Republic (not democracy) dead, has found the perfect way to kill it.
The elites have always wanted us commoners to shut up and let them
sell us out govern in peace. Democrat commoners are quite happy to keep their mouths shut as long as they get the crumbs from the table. Republicans, not so much. If the party is dead this is what killed it. We serfs won’t shut up. Josh Hawley sent out this tweet:
The old party is dead. Time to bury it. Build something new
— Josh Hawley (@HawleyMO) November 13, 2022
There’s more at MSN.com:
Hawley directly laid blame with party leaders in an interview with RealClearPolitics, telling the outlet on Friday: ‘I did not agree with failing to have any kind of an agenda to run on in these midterms.’
Florida Sen. Rick Scott, whose sole mission as head of the National Republican Senatorial Committee was to get members of his party elected to form a majority, called the showing a ‘complete disappointment’ on Friday.
‘I think we didn’t have enough of a positive message. We said everything about how bad the Biden agenda was. It’s bad, the Democrats are radical, but we have to have a plan of what we stand for,’ Scott told Sean Hannity on Fox News.
Some of us are old enough to have watched this scenario with the Tea Party, Lois Lerner and the IRS. It was just the Obama/Biden Administration that went after the Tea Party. It was also Mitch McConnell. He doesn’t like upstart right-wingers to challenge his authority. This is from the Daily Beast had this piece in 2017:
But given the Tea Party successes of the last two cycles and polling that shows Bevin losing in a landslide to Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell in Kentucky’s Tuesday primary, it seems safe to say that Bevin is late.
Despite a lot of hype when he first entered the race last July, Bevin never really took off, and the only real questions political observers in the Bluegrass State will be asking on Tuesday are how much of the pie can Bevin end up with and will it hurt McConnell in the fall.
There are a number of reasons why Bevin never got off the ground: There’s not much room to McConnell’s right, he struggled to raise money to match McConnell’s Death Star war chest, and he repeatedly played into McConnell’s efforts to define him as prone to exaggeration and untrustworthy.
But perhaps the main reason Bevin never found any traction is because McConnell was prepared and waiting for him.
Kentucky’s senior senator, after all, had a front-row seat to the first Tea Party wave in 2010, watching as the upstart Rand Paul knocked off Trey Grayson, McConnell’s handpicked successor to former senator Jim Bunning.
In 2012, McConnell watched again as extreme candidates like Indiana’s Richard Mourdock and Missouri’s Todd Akin put both feet and one hand in their mouths, falling flat on their faces in the general election and denying McConnell what he covets the most: becoming Senate majority leader.
The decision was made early on: 2014 would be different, and McConnell, joined by senators Lamar Alexander and John Cornyn, would lead the charge, making Bevin a proxy for a larger war against outside groups like the Senate Conservatives Fund who had propped up unelectable Republicans in the past.
Sorry, but Mitch McConnell, Lamar Alexander and John Cornyn are all super spineless and feckless. And, privately, McConnell want to kick the Tea Party A-S-S. This is also from 2014:
Yes, the Party elites have wanted to kill the new young bloods for years. If the Republican Party is dead, we know who killed it.
Btw, Conservatives won’t win again until we fix the elections issue, I’m just saying.
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