Donald Trump has apparently dropped the idea of creating a third political party to pressure spineless Republicans. He has agreed to focus on building a bench and taking back congress from within the GOP.
But not before the third party idea became the third rail.
We got all sorts of responses to our report on it from yeah, baby to hell no. The latter argued that we need to take over the Republican party. My response to that would be, as with the TEA Party, or like when we elected Trump, or like, well, everything we’ve been doing for decades that has resulted in what?
The GOP is happy to use them to win seats in wave elections, but don’t expect too much more from them than that.
The Trump GOP majority Congress did very little other than tax cuts and judges in the Senate. We could have got the wall funded and built and undone decades of damage. Nope. We have the same problem here in New Hampshire; we have the RINO lock on the donor class to strongarm everyone into being the sort of Republican they expect.
A lousy one.
It works on everyone (for the most part) but the rank and file House reps, but as long as you can leverage the leadership, well, that’s often enough to slow down any serious effort to return power, resources, and (oh, yeah) liberty to the people.
A problem that Trump’s involvement might change.
He has bailed on the third party idea and is now focused on leveraging resources to get a better Republican elected (whatever that looks like).
“In last 24 hours, after floating through a few folks that he was considering creating a third-party as a way to keep Senate Rs in line ahead of impeachment, Trump has been talked out of that and is making clear to people he isn’t pursuing it,” NYT reporter Maggie Haberman wrote.
The idea is to primary Republicans (with AOC’s enthusiasm?) to clean out the deadwood.
That’s a fine thing, but much like the bureaucracy or the army of left-leaning Capitol Hill staffers who never leave DC regardless of who wins what race, the GOP itself needs its cobwebs cleaned out.
Until that happens, elect whoever you want. The odds are good they’ll get the Georgetown flu and turn into Mitt Romney in no time, and the world will keep on turning.