Sunday, August 27, 2017

Primary GOP Obstructionists to Oblivion

By J. Robert Smith August 26, 2017

The old Bobby Kennedy saying, “Don’t get mad, get even,” needs to guide the grassroots. Congressional Republicans getting on board President Trump’s legislative agenda is imperative. Passing the President’s big ticket legislative items will cement a new majority. That gives the establishment the chills, a subset of whom are DC-owned Republicans. Those Republicans are the chief reason Trump’s legislative agenda is stalled.

They need to be primaried into nonexistence. Like the sanctimonious and condescending . That’s the grassroots’ goal in 2018: send as many GOP obstructionists packing as possible. Rep. Mark Meadows, who leads the U.S. House Freedom Caucus, is trying to leverage fear to get Ryan and McConnell off the dime this September. Said Meadows in aBreitbart article

If Paul Ryan and Mitch McConnell can’t get the president’s agenda done, I don’t know that they get to keep theirs, nor do I know if I get to keep mine. We’ve got to deliver. It’s critically important we do that in a way that conservatives have long espoused,” he said.

Meadows is alluding to the GOP losing its congressional majorities in November 2018. Majorities tagged as “Do Nothings” are more prone to lose..........To Read More....

My Take - I've stated I think the 2018 midterms will be a bloodbath for both parties....with one big difference. For the Republicans the blood bath will be in the primaries and not the general election.  For the Democrats it will be just the opposite.  Conservative Republicans are upset at the "conservatives" they're sending to Washington and would like to change them. Liberal Democrats are generally satified but there is a large vocal minority who feel the "leftists" they're sending to Washington aren't left enough.  The 2018 election is going to polarize the political landscape more than the nation has faced since the Pre-Civil War era. 

Democrats will swerve far more to the left and the Republicans will swerve far more to the right. There is another big difference. The leadership in the Democrat Party will remain the same and continue moving left.  The leadership in the Rupublican Party will be moving faster to the right with new people at the helm, if not after the 2018 election certainly after the 2020 election. 

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