27 members of the “Republican In Name Only” crew, have betrayed and frustrated American voters for at least 20 years. This group has refused to represent the needs of the American voter, betraying us whenever politically expedient. These ‘Never Trump’ ‘Republicans’ are so upset that the country is being run by someone who is not part of their cabal that they are now willing to endorse the Socialist Democrat’s candidate, Joe Biden.
Forbes reported on the matter saying, “More than two dozen former Republican members of Congress officially announced on Monday, mere hours before the start of the Republican National Convention, that they are endorsing Joe Biden, who aims to build a wide-ranging coalition in hopes of defeating President Donald Trump in November.‘
It is especially ironic to see these former self described ‘Republicans’ pouting over Trump, as the Republican party grows increasingly more favorable with Trump at the helm as more time goes by. The party is stronger than ever now that it finally has a leader who keeps his promises. This is a foreign concept to the 27 turncoats.
“President Trump has unprecedented support—over 95%—among real Republican voters and is also making strong inroads in Biden’s core Democrat constituencies, like Black Americans, Latinos and union members,” said Trump campaign spokesman Tim Murtaugh.
The list included quitters like former Senator Jeff Flake, who flaked off and resigned from the Senate. Flake knew that with Trump running the GOP, the party would take a more conservative focus, something which he was not comfortable with, which makes me question why he ever ran as a Republican in the first place.
The past 20 years, while a majority of these 27 members of the “uniparty” were in power, culminated with the rise of the “forgotten man and woman” who are now Trump’s base. In fact, I would go so far as to say that these 27 “Never Trumpers” are going to be as much the reason for Trump’s victory in 2020 as Barack Obama was for Trump 2016 conquest.
What is most surprising is that these former Republicans don’t understand that their declarations of how much they fear and dislike Trump and his supporters only emboldens us. We prefer Trump because he is an outsider, is beholden to no one and keeps his promises.
Trump’s popularity can also be seen as a repudiation of the eternal Washington power structure. The American people are sick of footing the bill for insider graft and cronyism. Supporters see Trump as the wrecking ball that will break up the power of the permanent bureaucracy.
Looking back, not too long ago, the Tea Party rose to promiinance because Republicans were frustrated with RINOS. The grassroots movement sought to root out those Republicans who refused to uphold the small government and conservative values we elected them defend.
Pew wrote in 2009, “Tea Party backers overwhelmingly identify with or lean to the Republican Party and describe their political views as conservative. Virtually all of them express feelings of frustration or anger with the federal government. A large majority of Tea Party backers distrust government and believe it has too much power and control over their lives.”
in 2010, Republicans voters did not trust the Republicans in office, and Pew wrote, “Currently, 30% of Americans say the federal government is a major threat to their personal rights and freedoms. That is up from 18% in October 2003 and more than the previous high of 23% in June 2000. Another 17% now say they see the government as a minor threat. Still, half of the public (50%) says they do not think the government threatens their personal rights or freedoms, little changed from the percentage who said this in October 2003 (54%).”
Flake was in DC from 2001- 2019, so who does he represent exactly? And why should we care that he now is openly supporting the most ‘progressive’ (read: socialist, dangerous or tyrannical)Democrat ticket since the civil war, Biden/Harris?
27 RINOS went into a bar to cry over their beers, except in a pandemic taverns were closes, so they went to Forbes begged and asked to be made relevant again. Spoiler Alert: It’s not going to work, this will only make Trump stronger!