Over the last few months, while the COVID-19 pandemic has raged out of control, Republican senators and congresspeople have remained silent. This behavior has highlighted just how tight a grip ovr the party that Donald Trump has over the party.
The RNC has become as mobbishly corrupt as Trump these days. The RNC appears to have strong-armed Trump supporting billionaire "Papa Doug" to donate half a million dollars MORE during his confirmation hearings.
This morning Bloomberg is reporting a nightmare scenario for the GOP’s prospects in the midterm elections. According to the business news service:
“A private survey conducted for the Republican National Committee and obtained by Bloomberg Businessweek contains alarming news for Republicans hoping to hold on to control of Congress in November: Most Trump supporters don’t believe there’s a threat that Democrats will win back the House. President Trump’s boasts that a “red wave” could increase Republican majorities appear to have lulled GOP voters into complacency, raising the question of whether they’ll turn up at the polls.”
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.
The latest aspect of Mueller's probe could show how widespread and hands-on the coordination was between Russia and the president's team.
The United States District Court in New Jersey ordered discovery on Donald Trump and the RNC's poll monitoring efforts, with a hearing on November 4th, just days before the November 8th election.
The RNC is holding members-only call tomorrow, where it is possible that they will raise the white flag on the presidential race by cutting off Donald Trump.
"Phony polls are the online polls that Donald Trump always seems to be referencing. Even the Rasmussen poll, you know, isn't something we would use"
"I wanted to call them out. Paul Ryan, the Mitt Romneys, the Reince Priebuses, they don’t want Trump to win - they’re sabotaging the campaign."
Gone are the days of Republicans describing the United States as a "shining city on a hill" or calling for a "kinder, gentler nation." They've traded it all away for Trump – now they must own it.
When Priebus tweeted "the Trump-Pence ticket" will put America first, Olbermann observed, "Hey, @Reince, you misspelled 'Trump-Putin.'"
The media and voters should continue to put pressure on Donald Trump to release these important documents.
According to preliminary Nielsen numbers, 26 million viewers tuned into the star-studded opening night of the DNC – three million more than the Republican gathering took in.
It is downright stupid, and crazy, for gay Log Cabin Republicans to cling to the GOP or expect it to change and support LGBT equal rights.
On Monday, a unified Democratic Party will travel to Philadelphia to deliver a positive message to the voters: America is already great.
He will take the stage on Thursday and say, "I am your voice." But we've known Donald Trump for a long time. We know what he stands for. A speech in Cleveland won't change that.
As Mike Pence introduces himself to the country on Wednesday night, it's important we don't lose sight of what he really is: a right-wing extremist that has no business being Vice President of the United States.
Paul Ryan's speech wasn't just the oratorical version of NyQuil, but it was also one big attempt to revise history in his party's favor – and it failed big time.
The dreadful first night of the RNC – from chaos on the floor, to Rudy Giuliani shouting onstage, to Melania reading from Michelle Obama's 2008 speech – is likely just a taste of what's to come for the Trump campaign.
If you're not terrified, you aren't paying attention.