You Can’t Blame Cline, Griffith, and Wittman
D.J. McGuire just let our Republican Congressmen have it.
They didn’t have a choice.
Virginia is irreparably blue. The Republican Party of Virginia isn’t making a comeback. America is experiencing a realignment of sorts and the Republican Party is becoming the party of the poor, white, frustrated middle and lower classes. Most of the wealthy, corporatist, educated, establishment types have already made a beeline for the Democratic Party. Remember all those corporate Republicans backing Biden at the Democratic Convention in Milwaukee?
The Progressive Farm remembers. They started their own People’s Party.
Wall Street Republicans can’t keep Representatives Cline, Griffith, and Wittman in office. Their base doesn’t believe in anything. All they really believe in is Donald J. Trump.
If Congressman Wittman, Griffith, or Cline so much as for a second indicated they had something even slightly resembling a spine, their Republican constituents would primary them faster than a Trump supporter could call me a libtard.
What do you expect them to do? All three of them are still operating under 2014 Republican assumptions. They have no idea what to expect from a post-Trump world. Every day spent with President Trump in office is another day when the smartest thing you can do is keep your mouth shut. Even if you take Trump’s side on some particular issue, it might be the very position that Trump uses to destroy you when it becomes politically expedient for him to do so.
The Republican base….
Excuse me, the Trumpublican Mob, thinks no further than Trump’s latest tweet.
Was signing on to this ridiculous lawsuit cowardly and insane? Of course, it was. But that’s what you do if you want to represent Republicans in 2020 and beyond.
If you want to get your conservative, pro-business Republican Party back, you are going to have to take it.
It might make more sense to just try to create a powerful right-wing within the Democratic Party establishment, push out the Progressives, force them into the People’s Party, and call it day.
Resurrect Thomas Jefferson’s Democratic-Republican Party and Godspeed.
Or just get out of the way and let the Libertarians take control and force everyone to be happy and free. Whatever works.