Tag Archives: GOP in Trouble

Poetic Justice

One Marvelous Mole

She is known as the “Mysterious Intruder,”
Part Wonder Woman, part Batgirl, part MacGruder.
She penetrated the defenses
Of the GOPers and Pences,
And if Trump finds her he’ll personally waterboard ‘er.

Verbatim

Hey GOP — Trump Is Not Your Ally

The populist fury of the Trumpentariat isn’t reserved for liberals alone; more and more, it will be focused on Republicans who fail to toe the line when He issues his commands and diktats. The rage monster machine of Fox News, talk radio and Trump-centric social media needs something to feed on, and if House Republicans think Trump and his media allies won’t sacrifice them for their own satisfaction and ratings, they’re not paying attention.

Rick Wilson

Verbatim

McCain Paints Himself Into a Corner on SCOTUS

I promise you that we will be united against any Supreme Court nominee that Hillary Clinton, if she were president, would put up.

— Sen. John McCain (R-AZ), quoted by CNN, saying Republicans will block any Supreme Court picks she might make.

Verbatim

Obama: GOP Created Trump

The problem is not that all Republicans think the way this guy does. The problem is that they’ve been riding this tiger for a long time. They’ve been feeding their base all kinds of crazy for years, primarily for political expedience. So if Trump was running around saying I wasn’t born here, they were okay with that as long as it helped them with votes. If some of these folks on talk radio talked about how I was the antichrist, that’s just politics. … They stood by while this happened. And Donald Trump–as he’s prone to do—he didn’t build the building himself, he just slapped his name on it and took credit for it. And that’s what happened in their party.

— President Obama, giving Republicans a frank dressing-down for allowing Donald Trump to become the Republican nominee at the annual Ohio Democrats’ dinner Thursday night, TPM reports.

Enumerati

A Quarter of Republican Leaders Refuse to Back Trump

26%

Of Republican governors and members of Congress are refusing to endorse Donald Trump, according to a USA Today survey. “It is an extraordinary demonstration of the fracture Trump’s candidacy has revealed in the Republican Party. There is no precedent in modern American political history for elected officials of either party to refuse en masse to support their presidential nominee. It shows that Trump will have to wage a national campaign without the fleet of surrogates and supporters that every other presidential contender has relied on for decades to help bring voters to the polls. And it illustrates how hard it will be for the GOP to rebuild if Trump loses.”

Verbatim

The Sad, Lonely Life of Donald Trump

Politics is an effort to make human connection, but Trump seems incapable of that. He is essentially adviser-less, friendless. His campaign team is made up of cold mercenaries at best and Roger Ailes at worst. His party treats him as a stench it can’t yet remove.

David Brooks

Verbatim

RNC Goes Dark as Trump Implodes

s Donald Trump’s campaign unravels, the Republican National Committee has gone dark — failing to give GOP vendors guidance on whether to keep working for the nominee or to move resources into down-ballot races, and not even returning calls from party members ahead of a critical late-afternoon meeting about the way forward.

Politico

Verbatim

Coffman Calls for Trump to Step Aside

For the good of the country, and to give the Republicans a chance of defeating Hillary Clinton, Mr. Trump should step aside. His defeat at this point seems almost certain. And four years of Hillary Clinton is not what is best for this country. Mr. Trump should put the country first and do the right thing.

— Rep. Mike Coffman (R-CO), breaking from his party’s ranks and saying that Donald Trump should “step aside,” according to CBS Denver.

Verbatim

Obama Traces the Line of the GOP’s Descent to Trump

I see a straight line from the announcement of Sarah Palin as the vice-presidential nominee to what we see today in Donald Trump, the emergence of the Freedom Caucus, the tea party, and the shift in the center of gravity for the Republican Party.

— President Obama, in an interview with New York Magazine.

Verbatim

Carville: GOP Is Committing ‘Suicide’

I just didn’t think that a modern American party was capable of suicide. I thought that something would happen, that somebody would think of a way to stop this. And they couldn’t. I think that they wanted to but they couldn’t. … And most of the Republicans that I talk to, which are quite a few, they are not so much worried about losing the election as I think they are about losing an entire generation. No one knows how much damage that Trump is going to cause the Republican Party beyond 2016. It is really something, to watch a party just march right over a cliff, and no one can stop them.

— Political strategist James Carville, telling Vanity Fair that the Republican party is committing suicide.