The group of people who put Donald Trump in the White House are becoming increasingly critical of him due to the financial distress caused by his partial government shutdown, the longest in US history.
Newly-appointed acting White House chief of staff Mick Mulvaney is advising Donald Trump to stand firm in his shutdown negotiations with Democrats. Mulvaney and other Trump advisers are telling the president he should not accept any deal from Democrats that does not include fully funding his plans for a border wall with Mexico.
It just became official: the Republican Party is now the party of Donald Trump, which will probably result in disaster for them in the 2020 elections.
POLITICO is reporting that the GOP has basically re-branded itself as the “Trump Party:”
The Republican Party is a shipwreck. The entire party is facing a disaster of historic proportions, and its members don’t even see it.
- Republicans lost the House midterm elections by ten million votes — the largest margin in history — and have made no changes to their policies.
- The Republican President, Donald Trump, is the subject of so many investigations that the main question people are asking is: what will come first, indictment or impeachment? The Republican brand has been tainted forever.
- President Trump, against the wishes of his party’s leaders in Congress, said he wants a government shutdown fight over funding for his Mexican border wall.
- And every poll has shown that the vast majority of American voters do not want EITHER a shutdown or a border wall. Even Republicans know that Trump’s immigration policies are toxic.
- And every poll has shown that Americans like Obamacare and want the U.S. government to take a more active role in providing healthcare coverage for all Americans.
With respect to the shutdown, “There is no discernible plan, none that’s been disclosed,” said Senate Republican Whip John Cornyn of Texas. So Republicans are backed into a corner. Either Trump backs off his demand for the wall or the government will shut down over the holidays, and Republicans will be blamed.
Republicans in Congress are expecting a partial government shutdown, “just in time for Christmas,” but they would probably rather have a lump of coal.
President Trump’s harmful comments at a White House meeting with congressional Democrats on Tuesday about how he would accept blame for a shutdown have made the partial shutdown scenario much more likely. And GOP members of Congress are not happy about it.
The organization formerly known as The Republican Party does not exist anymore. Donald Trump has destroyed it.
With his appeal to racism, white supremacists and white nationalism he has transformed the Grand Old Party. It is no longer a conservative organization of affluent and educated voters. It is now a party of angry white people who have a chip on their shoulders and believe they are the victims of a global, multicultural world.
This is something you rarely see in congressional elections: a national party abandoning its own incumbents with just weeks to go before the election takes place.
But that is exactly what the National Republican Campaign Committee (NRCC) is doing to Republican candidates — including incumbents — right now. They are pulling the plug on spending for these candidates who are so far behind in the polls that they have decided they have no chance to win.
What’s bad for Donald Trump is bad for the Republican Party, and yesterday was a horrible day for Donald Trump.
Republicans are suffering because they have allowed Trump to do a hostile takeover of their party. And now, like it or not, when people think of the Grand Old Party they think of Trump.
For people who dislike Donald Trump one of the most puzzling things about today’s political environment is the reportedly high approval level he still enjoys among Republicans. But a new study from Cornell University shows that approval rating polls are misleading and the president is not nearly as popular as we have been led to believe.
In a new interview with The Hill, Steve Bannon has inserted himself into some of the biggest controversies and conflicts facing the Republican Party as it heads into the midterm elections. And with his track record of stirring up the pot, it is certain that Bannon will continue to disrupt the status quo while also seeking to increase his own political influence.
Republican former New Jersey Governor Christine Todd Whitman is continuing her campaign to persuade her fellow party members to stand up to President Donald Trump and get him to resign from office.
In an opinion piece in the Los Angeles Times, Whitman said that the president “isn’t fit to remain in office,” writing:
Republicans in the U.S. House of Representatives are far from unified on many important policy issues. First and foremost among these issues is immigration, especially when it comes to creating a workable U.S. policy on a path to citizenship and the treatment of “Dreamers” under the DACA program. And according to the Associated Press, immigration issues are threatening to tear apart the Republican Party.
Right on cue, the Republican Party in the state of Missouri is falling apart just in time to help Democratic Senator Claire McCaskill in her bid to win re-election in this fall’s midterm elections.
Lifelong Republican James Comey has decided he’s had enough of the Grand Old Party. During a podcast interview he stated that recent events, especially the unprecedented attacks on him by the Republican National Committee (RNC), had convinced him to leave the party. Needless to say, with Trump in charge, the party is no longer either conservative or the party of fiscal responsibility.
Boston hedge fund billionaire Seth Klarman spent over $7 million donating to Republican candidates and political action committees during the years that Obama was president. In effect, you could say that Klarman used his fortune to help the GOP take control of the government.
The Washington Post has reported that Congressional Republicans are now suggesting they want to pass a balanced budget amendment. Which is completely ridiculous since the tax bill they passed into law in December has added more than $1 trillion to the U.S. deficit.