President Trump had a good run, and in just four short years of his presidency he showed me how bad the GOP is corrupted by swamp creatures. Similar to the CAGOP, the national party has the same types of folks; they talk a great game, then vote differently. Case in point, healthcare. Trump upon being elected said “let’s get a plan ready and pass it once I am sworn in.” That never happened. The fire breathing conservatives never had a plan. In fact, I figure most of them likely voted for Hillary, figuring they could fundraise off her presidency and make millions. In fact, I think most would agree Trump fought more with his own Party than the liberals.
Everything was going well until the last 8 months of his presidency. Then it all un-winded in spectacular fashion. He “lost” the presidency. I use air quotes because I want to throw a bone to the mouth breathers who lurk on this site who keep talking about conspiracy theories. Trump lost, I am sorry but folks it’s been 2 years now, get over it. No one on this blog is happy he lost, mostly because of the way he lost, but most importantly what Trump did next was awful in my humble opinion.
In the Georgia Senate runoff, he made bizarre statements and made that election all about him, as a result we lost 2 seats in the Senate we should still be in control of. Rather than help the Party, Trump decided to make it all about him. Again, we lost both seats, handing Chuck Schumer control. Trump never let’s go of a grudge, and in this case, it decimated the Party. Look at what happened to the economy and the record spending on domestic and military programs by the Left.
His destructive persona continued with the January 6th shenanigans. Frankly neither myself nor any other blogger on this site cares about January 6th, it happened, if you want to investigate the capital police etc. go for it. It’s over. Much like the Trump loss, get over it. A group of whackos stormed the capital, see blogs about Jorge Riley for more details.
My biggest issue is how Trump acted this election cycle. I will mention again that he raised 200 million this election cycle, with most donors likely thinking this would help his slate of candidates: Dr. Oz, Kari Lake, Herschel Walker, Blake Masters, Adam Laxalt, Don Bolduc, and JD Vance. Of those candidates, none got any support from him, and only Vance won, underperforming big time, check out how the governor did in Ohio and compare. Trump spent no money he raised to help his own slate of people!
Worse yet he announced he had “an announcement to make 11/15 about his future plans” about 3 weeks prior to election. This, in my opinion, wound up the liberal base all over the country. We as conservatives must face it, Trump is to the liberals what the Clintons are to us, we will turn out in large numbers at the mere mention of the word “Clinton”. The Democrats did the same. They want no part of Trump, he is the anti-Christ to them. He did more than the Dobbs decision ever could. His announcement went off the same way we all figured it would, he is running. We barely controlled the House and will at best be 50/50 in senate. No red wave.
Trump made it all about himself, and the party was crushed. He never went after lock-down governors like Whitmer, Evers, or Walz. Didn’t go after any democrat senators either. It was classic Trump., I’m sorry to say this, but he is a narcissist, and the party is now going to be held hostage by him. Sadly, because Trump wanted to overthrow the election, among other odd beliefs, and our senate candidates were tied to him, they were torpedoed. Republican gubernatorial ones were able to slightly differentiate themselves and survive.
Trump is running, he has already started going after Ron DeSantis (Ron Desanctimonius) and Glenn Youngkin (saying it sounds like a Chinese person). This will be found as funny to his devout supporters, but to me I’m turned off. Petty name calling and personal attacks have place, it’s called family court. DeSantis won big and is the frontrunner in my opinion, I will be supporting him or Glenn Youngkin (VA Governor) most likely. DeSantis turned a purple state bright red, Youngkin a former businessman who turned a blue state red, we need folks like this. Conservative governors are where the turn-around will start. Both of those are great choices, I like Abbott from Texas as well.
Sorry Donald, but your erratic behavior has turned me off. You could learn a lot about yourself by reading the room at your “announcement” where were the electeds? Celebrity GOP types? Even your allies from your presidency sat it out. I saw the My Pillow Guy, and Roger Stone, this hardly moves the needle. Now big money GOP donors are fleeing you and supporting anyone but you. You had six years to help elect Republicans that you could work with, but instead you sat on your thumbs doing nothing but self-promotion.
Mostly my disappointment is looking at what could have been. The Senate could have been 52-48 leading up to this election. Pick up AZ, NV, NH, which were all likely pickups by realclearpolitics.com on election day by the way. In addition to holding the open seats, we could be looking at 55-45 right now. The map looks bad for the Democrats in 2024, with seats in Montana, West Virginia, and Arizona up, all 3 of the current office holders are on the outs with the far left of the party, primary challengers perhaps? Also seats in the upper Midwest are up, if things go right, we could be looking at 60 seats! But no, we will be digging out of a hole due to Trump.