Rick Scott Claims That The Republican Civil War Is Now Cancelled
Senator Rick Scott (R-FL), who is chairman of the campaign arm of the Republican Party, has released a memo addressed to GOP donors, leaders, activists and voters. The memo declares that the Republican civil war is now cancelled.
What universe is he living in?
The “civil war” to which he is referring is the intra-party war between the Trump wing of the Republican Party and the, shall we say, more traditional members of the Party.
The Republican Party is in danger of being torn apart by a delusional wannabe fascist dictator. It is barely being held together by sensible party elders like Mitch McConnell.
I never thought that I would ever call McConnell sensible, but compared to the lunatic ravings of Trump, McConnell does sound reasonable.
In what can only be called a flight of grandiose wishful thinking , Scott writes
“Perhaps in more genteel times, a bunch of infighting and arguing wouldn’t do much damage. Truthfully, I enjoy bantering back and forth, and I have no interest in trying to quell intraparty policy dialogue and debates. But now is not the time for division and here’s why: For the first time in any of our lives, socialism has become the unabashed, governing policy of the Democrat Party.”
“To beat this threat — the threat of socialism, crushing debt, loss of freedom — we must focus on addition, not subtraction; on looking forward, not backward. Hopefully, at some point in the future, we will have beaten this threat back and find ourselves strong enough to afford self-indulgent divisions. But that day is not today.”
Now, before anyone reading this thinks that Scott wrote his memo in support of the non-Trump wing of the party with the intention of getting back to some semblance of normality, think again. The memo (you can read it here) is a paean to Trump and Trumpism.
Here is a little statistic that Mr. Scott and others who share his hopes should consider. A Suffolk University-USA Today poll found that 46% of Republican voters would leave the party and join a Trump party if he followed through on his threat to create his own party which he calls the Patriot Party.
Or how about this? The ten Republican representatives who voted to impeach Trump in January and the seven Republican senators who voted to convict him in February have all been censured or threatened with a primary challenge by their state parties.
And then there’s Trump’s threat of going on what he calls a Revenge Tour to campaign against any of them who are brave enough to run again.
And yet, The Hill is reporting that
“Sen. Kevin Cramer (R-N.D.), who aligned himself closely with the former president, said he wasn’t convinced that Trump was ready to ‘blow up’ the party.
‘Donald Trump’s a pretty pragmatic guy. … I am just not that worried about it,’ Cramer said, predicting that Trump would be ‘team builder and not a wrecking ball’ within the party.”
Is it just me or are these guys suffering from some kind of mass delusion? Trump is clearly suffering from severe mental illness. That mental illness seems to have infected members of the GOP.
The so-called civil war can’t be cancelled or even stopped. There is no way of resolving the differences between traditional politicians and Trump. The possibility of a breakaway third party is looking more likely each day.
The 2022 midterms will soon be upon us. I have been very anxious about the Democrats losing focus and not passing Biden’s agenda in its entirety so that voters’ lives will improve before they enter the voting booth to vote in the midterms.
Traditionally the party in power loses seats in Congress in the midterms but that may not happen this time around. As long as the Republican Party remains fractured, especially if Trump is allowed to choose who runs and who doesn’t, the Democrats have a good chance of retaining their majorities in both the House and the Senate.
They could even enlarge their majorities if Trump has a say in the candidates that run on the Republican ticket and the GOP ends up with a lot of MAGA candidates shrieking about the evils of socialism at the same time that the so-called socialism is improving American’s lives.
Trump is scheduled to speak on Sunday at C-PAC. It will be interesting to see what he says and how it is received by the different wings of the GOP. His speech could be the final nail in the coffin of a political party that has been a part of the political landscape since 1854.