At first glance, the signs of an “awakening” within the national Republican Party seem encouraging. But in many ways they are also misleading. It is important for Americans to fully grasp what is going on there, so that the mistakes of the past, which led to a 2017 Republican Party that was poised to do great things on behalf of the Nation, but instead worked overtime to betray President Trump and the American people, are not repeated. Some inside the Beltway are sincerely attempting to get back in touch with the American people, while others are going right back to their former roles of playing “opposition party” while deliberately accomplishing nothing.
Among the most duplicitous of political players is House Minority “Leader” Kevin McCarthy (R.-CA), who sent phony shock waves throughout conservative media last week by announcing his support of New York Representative Elise Stefanik to replace Wyoming RINO Liz Cheney in her position as the “Number 3” Republican in the House of Representatives. Of course Stefanik would be a marked improvement over Cheney. Few conscious Republicans wouldn’t. But between McCarthy’s reasoning, and Stefanik’s reaction, it is abundantly clear that the “Establishment” is only attempting to bolster its own interests. The platitudes have not changed.
It is no secret that Cheney has been a long-standing enemy and venomous critic of President Trump and his efforts to Make America Great Again. And, like Utah RINO Mitt Romney and other “Never Trump” traitors, Cheney has been happy to undermine the President at every turn, even though her actions clearly aided and abetted the vile agenda of the leftist Democrats. Yet until only a few weeks ago, McCarthy was her most ardent supporter. Back in February, Cheney easily withstood an attempt to remove her from leadership, with only sixty-one Representatives voting to oust her, while one hundred and forty-five supported keeping her in place. And McCarthy was enthusiastically in her corner throughout the ordeal.
Worse yet, neither McCarthy nor anyone else in the Republican Conference is willing to address the actualities of Cheney’s situation. On account of her hostility to President Trump, she has become an enemy of all genuine conservatives, not only in Wyoming but across America. But she was every bit this same enemy months ago, when she joined with leftist Democrats in their criminal and wholly unconstitutional “impeachment” of the President, after he was no longer in the White House. And though conservatives across America were universally appalled, McCarthy and the bulk of Congressional Republicans clearly had no problem with any of it until only a few days ago.
Apparently, McCarthy and the rest of the GOP “Establishment” thought they could weather that storm, and gradually revert back to “business as usual.” But they totally underestimated voter anger, not only over Cheney’s duplicity, but over the stolen election which she has tirelessly sought to “validate.” To the dismay of Republican insiders, neither issue is going away. Cheney herself is seeing to that, with ongoing tirades against President Trump. So now Republicans are engaging in Version 2.0 of their effort to smooth things over, with more empty platitudes from on high, and Cheney being thrown under the bus.
Under any serious examination, the entire ruse rings a bit hollow. McCarthy has absolutely nothing to say about working in sincerity with conservatives to restore President Trump’s pro-America agenda. Rather, he regurgitates the tired and empty GOP platitudes of “uniting the nation” and “being on the right foot going forward.” In short, he is seeking damage control, and even when pressed, can muster absolutely nothing more substantive than that. This is an abominably poor substitute for what really needs to happen, which would be a call to revive the Trump agenda of American greatness and the U.S. Constitution, and a solemn vow to fight relentlessly for it, against all enemies, foreign and domestic.
When one gets past all of the theatrics, McCarthy is a creature of the D.C. Swamp, and has always been that. He was hand-picked as Minority “leader” by fellow swamp RINO Paul Ryan, who finished out his political career undermining virtually every pro-America initiative of President Trump. McCarthy is wholly incapable of rising to anything higher. Sadly, he is not alone.
While the GOP “Establishment” is belatedly figuring out that it cannot preserve Beltway “Business as Usual” with its anti-Trump tactics, it studiously avoids any mention of policies that may be construed as genuinely supporting the accomplishments and goals of the President. The only conclusion to be drawn from this is that the posturing and pandering, while not as openly venomous as Cheney, is still just as devoid of any deference to true conservatism.
Elise Stefanik has the full support of President Trump, which is completely understandable. She defended the President during the post January 20 sham “impeachment.” Yet it remains to be seen whether she has the spine to break out of the mire of clichés and empty rhetoric being offered by McCarthy and Senate Minority “Leader” Mitch McConnell in lieu of real efforts to fight the Democrat agenda. Being anti-Cheney is an absolute necessity. But by itself it is wholly insufficient to redefine the Republican Party as it needs to be, if America is going to be rescued from the grave dangers posed by the leftist Democrats.
Christopher G. Adamo is a lifelong conservative from the American Heartland. He has been involved in grassroots and state-level politics for years. His recently released book Rules for Defeating Radicals, subtitled Countering the Alinsky Strategy in Politics and Culture, is the “Go To” guide for effectively overcoming the dirty tricks of the political left. It is available at Amazon.
Yeah right….the republican are just swarming over to Biden…the only thing the republicans are losing is the globalist commies…And RINO’s!
I REFUSE to send money to the GOP (establishment)!
I will support INDIVIDUAL CANDIDATES (like Devin Nunes and Jim Jordan), but the GOP, itself, can GO POUND SAND, until they start representing WE, THE PEOPLE (by supporting Presidents that WE support).
Need I remind our RINOs, that Jeb Bush did NOT gain our support (nor votes) – despite the HUGE campaign funding he enjoyed?
WE are sick and tired of YOU Establishment GOP thinking that WE will blindly and obediently vote for you (even though you don’t actually SUPPORT our policy preferences) – you know, like Democrats expect minorities to continue to vote for THEM (even though THEY don’t do **** to improve THEIR lives [at least not for the last 50+ years])!
EVEN IF they came directly to my front door, BEGGING< i wouldn't donate to the GOP.. IF THEY CANNOT BACK WE their constituents, and voter base.. THEY DESERVE To sod the hell off.
Mr. Adamo, your appraisal of the GOP is one of the most astute I have seen to date in our current political climate. How the GOP will ever survive is beyond the scope of imagination. As you so well described, it is completely tone deaf to real Americans, especially to their own GOP constituents. It really is far, far too late to rebrand themselves. That ship has now sailed and these aforementioned politicians and their good old boy club are left behind. But they are too drunk on their own hubris to know it.
Which is why for years i’ve been saying we need a NEW party, the Constitutionalist party, to rise from the ashes of the defunct GOP…
Yes, truly, we do need a new party. With each new day I am more and more “afeared” the GOP cannot be reformed, rebranded nor salvaged at all.
We do need a new party, but any new party needs to fix the structural problems of the other two parties that have caused party power to go to the “political class” instead of remaining with the base. I have yet to see proof that the Constitution Party has done this. We don’t need to slap new lipstick on the same old pig.
Right now, there is NO ONE I can see, in the GOP worth “saving”. Not even Jim Jordan.
Elise Stefanik does NOT have My support. At the very best, she’s a flip-flopping RINO. After all, not going along with an illegal impeachment is really a no brainer. But she is on record as supporting the illegal certification of Biden’s electors. In other words, she literally voted for Biden for president! NO THANKS! Trump needs to be more careful who he gets in bed with. (He has endorsed numerous people who voted for voter fraud.) But beyond that, this movement isn’t his to direct. It is the choice of the American people.
Which makes me wonder, IS TRUMP Losing it, just like biden has?? HE must be going mental, if he seems to endorse SO MANY BACK STABBING Rinos, and nominated THREE massive losers in Kavenaugh, Gorsucky and Barret….
One is not required to be “losing it” to make poor hiring choices when it is so difficult to find good ones. Trumps picks for Supreme Court came from the Federalist Society. This may have not been the best plan. But regular Americans who are NOT really interested in having power need to rise up to snatch it from the grasp of people who do. This is true in all walks of life, not just judges. And this has yet to happen on a large scale.
Making one or two bad calls i can see.. BUT WHEN HE has made this damn many?? Fool us once, shame on you. Fool us twice, shame on us. HOW bad is it if he got fooled a good half a dozen OR more times??
Well, perhaps instead of telling us who he should NOT have picked…tell me who he SHOULD have picked instead. America had to select a non-politician for president in order to BEGIN to move away from the “political class”. How do we find a way to select non-politician judges when the whole legal education system is rife with politics and political climbers? It’s not going to be easy, that’s for sure. So perhaps you are wise enough to offer a few names.
How’s about some who had a Proven history of conservativism, AND DID NOT GO to the same ole ‘harvard/perdu’ boys club colleges!
The establishment still hasn’t gotten the message we sent when we the rank and file chose Donald Trump over the ‘endorsed’ candidates made up of the usual suspects who neither instill confidence nor appeal to the voters. They gave us Dole, McCain, and Romney who excited no one while more qualified and exciting candidates were shunted aside in the primaries. We’re tired of the same old, same old and want some one with life in them, life outside of the Washington cesspool. My great grandfather voted as a Whig prior to the forming of the republican Party here in Pittsburgh prior to the 1860 Election. I would hate to see the party doom itself to the same fate as the Whigs!
IF THEY DO, they have only themselves to blame.
We the people are sick and tired of the lies. There will be no business as usual nor will we accept any more empty platitudes.
The GOP will be held accountable and pay the price for their traitorous actions.
After hearing the way Republicans were talking about Trump right after the election, especially McCarthy and McConnell, I changed from Republican to Independent as we left the party. The GOP has slid left as we have seen our share of fake conservatives like McCarthy, McConnell, Ryan, Romney, McCain, and others who have all slid left and do not practice conservatism or libertarianism as they spend spend spend and just grow the govt more and more.
And all of these RINOs made horrible statements about POTUS Trump that were based on MSM mis-information or their own hatered from President Trump.
To Hell with these Republicans until they make a stand for Conservativism, Libertarianism, Limited Govt, Limited Regulation, Personal Property Rights, Personal Liberty, Individual Freedom, and The Constitution and Bill of Rights.
AND They can start by PUSHING COPS TO actually ENFORCE THE BLOODY Laws… Start by Condeming cops who STAND BY AND LITERALLY WATCH as buildings get looted, burned to the ground, and rioters throw bricks and rocks at vehicles as they drive by…
ANYONE believing the 2020 election was legitimate should be shipped to Venezuela. They do not deserve the right to live in America. I will never again financially support the Republican Party until ALL RINOS are purged!!
Reagan once stated that he didn’t leave the democrat party, but that they left him. We can now make the same statement about the GOP.
The “go along to get along Republicans” are losers and they SUCK!! Like someone earlier said, my money goes to specific candidates that I trust, not to the Party, you know the one that fills your mailbox every freakin’ day – they got plenty of money for that lame exercise. I’m done, most likely won’t even bother to vote since it is all proven to me to be crooked and rigged. Maybe not the local elections, but definitely any national election, and I have voted in every election since Barry Goldwater valiantly tried to save our country from the evildoers in the LBJ Democrat Party.
>> most likely won’t even bother to vote <<
Big, big mistake.
Why? IF regardless of whether you vote R or D, the RESULT IS EXACTLY the damn same. THE DEMS IN CONTROL, then why should we keep voting?
I’ll have to admit that I have not followed the activities of McCarthy closely enough in the past to understand him, but suggesting Stefanik is all wrong. And don’t forget the biggest establishment RINO of all, Paul Ryan. He very effectively sabotaged President Trump at every turn when the Republicans had a majority in the House.
WHEN has ryan NOT been a backstabbing slug?