If you had not noticed, I have recently taken an interest in the trials and tribulations of my Republican brothers and sisters trapped in Vermont. GraniteGrok has a bit of reach, and I’d like to use that to help them get their voice out. To that end, Gov. Phil Scott has endorsed Bill Weld. Yuck!
A move that, in my opinion, takes Vermont in the Wrong Direction.
“I’ve met with him before. I think a lot of him and his platform, so I would be supporting him,” Scott said of Weld, a long-shot Republican presidential candidate, at a press conference Saturday.
I don’t know Bill Weld. He may be a great guy. But I’m not interested in his personality I am only concerned with is politics. And history tells us they are unpredictable and dangerous. It’s not just a matter of his questionable Republican credentials. He follows the winds that appear best suited to advance his political career.
Scott, a vocal moderate who has expressed concerns with Trump’s rhetoric and conduct in office, signaled last year that he could endorse someone other than Trump.
The Vermont governor said in May he would consider backing Weld in the 2020 race but declined to pull the trigger at the time since other Republicans were still mulling presidential bids.
I like primaries. They force candidates to present their records against priorities. It ups everyone’s game. But Gov. Scott’s choice is indicative of the phased decline of his state at the hands of liberals on both sides. That the ruling class progressives will guide the state’s conquest of natural rights toward a centrally Planned oligarchic-style rule. A state that, inevitably, will be run by the far left because Republicans (like Gov. Scott) lack the stones to play the left’s game as well or better than they do themselves.
Reread the last sentence.
Mr. Trump’s “rhetoric and conduct” is the product of an electorate that grew weary of Republicans like Phil Scott and Bill Weld. They let the left and their liberal media walk all over you with no pushback. You let them own the narrative and the debate.
We, at GraniteGrok, exist to pushback against the media claim to control the message. We’ve gotten so good at it that Democrats have proposed legislation to silence us – for posting their voting records and sharing their quotes on our pages.
I commend Gov. Scott for taking baby steps on issues like TCI, but Trump’s bold colors and refusal to lay down in the face of a blistering non-stop onslaught the likes of which we have never seen – is the path to victory. The voters you want are not Republicans. They’ll vote for you. It is the moderates, undeclared, non-voters who have discovered that minding your own business is no protection from militant leftism.
Without strong leaders to push back, the phased decline of his state at the hands of liberals accelerates. The speech policing and suppression. The cultural Marxism, Deconstruction, Cultural Theory, postmodernism, and
You don’t get people off their butts and out to the polls with lukewarm left0wwin water carrying.
Republicans lead by Trump are working to make the world a better place for everyone and succeeding, instead of helping Democrats empower the ruling class and has-beens like Bill Weld. And for all of Bill Weld and Phil Scott’s concerns about rhetoric, they are missing the larger picture.
President Trump clarified it in his Rally Remarks in Manchester last week.
“Democrats are now the party of high taxes, high crime, open borders, late term abortion, socialism, and blatant corruption. The Republican party is the party of the American worker, the American family, the American dream, and the late great Abraham Lincoln, right? Abraham Lincoln. Republicans are fighting for citizens from every background, every community and every walk of life. We are the party of boundless optimism, excitement, energy, and enthusiasm.”
That’s Trump’s Republican Party. The one Weld and Scott are rejecting.
| The Hill
H/T Spec Bowers