Don’t Be Fooled Into Thinking Republicans Are Split Over Trump (Opinion)
I have to agree with Julian’s opinion on this one - the so called “moderate” voices are making the usual noises, but when the rubber hits the road Lisa Murkowski, like all of the other enablers who still have skin in the game, will be rolling with Donald Trump. It’s their sports team do or die, their party do or die, their holy army do or die, their machine for conning the rubes do or die; and at the end of the day the only difference in perspectives would be the angle they see the GOP from. Everyone who had a moral compass in the GOP is long gone, they’ve already left for independence or the Democrats quite some time back. The only ones left are the fearful, angry populist sorts who think about everything political from a feudal/tribal viewpoint.
I say that because we’ve been here before - there’s little difference between Trump’s Red Hats and Nixon’s Hard Hats, and I’m sure that’s exactly the strategy Trump is pursuing. The only difference between then and now is back then there were still enough people of conscience in the party to actually impeach the crooked bastard, and today we have only toadies and lick spittles who care little about our nation.
The speculation about internal handwringing and possible “turning points” within the GOP never ends. It’s the drama that never happens, but one the press loves to keep following.it needs to stop. The notion that there is a major fissure between the Republicans and President Trump simply masks the character of the modern party. Republicans nominated and elected Donald Trump to be President four years ago. They have stood by him, and done so even in the toughest of times. Nothing, even his “fine people” remarks after a 2017 white supremacist march in Charlottesville or his recent hardline response to mass marches over George Floyd’s death at the hands of Minneapolis police, shakes this. When we look at President Trump we see the modern party before our very eyes. Stories about internal division mask this basic reality and suggest that there are greater options outside the Democratic Party than actually exist.