Republicans Should Target Democrats, Not Their Own Party


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Republicans Should Target Democrats, Not Their Own Party
Newt Gingrich
Newt Gingrich

USA – -( The elite news media loves it when Republicans attack Republicans.

The leftwing reporters, editors, producers, television personalities, and analysts all find it exciting to watch Republicans try to damage each other.

If a moderate Republican attacks a traditional, more conservative Republican, the former is often lionized as a heroic figure for putting citizenship above partisanship.

Conservatives attacking other Republicans may not be applauded like moderates, but they are guaranteed to receive maximum coverage for their party cannibalism. So if you are a relatively unknown Republican, with a small online following, you can easily increase your name recognition by simply instigating attacks on other Republicans.

While the Republicans who call themselves “Never Trumpers” have gained the most attention for their intraparty attacks, there is also an equal – if not larger – group of “Never Ryan” and “Never McConnell” Republicans.

All of this behavior is crazy.

When there is a limited amount of time and energy, the rational strategy is to use it to attack your opponents.

The real opponents of conservative goals are liberal Democrats. Yet the current conservative anger (including the President's anger) is targeted at Republicans, rather than Democrats.

Take, for example, the anger over the Senate’s failure to repeal Obamacare. Three Republicans and 48 Democrats voted no. That’s 16 Democratic “no” votes for every Republican “no.” Yet when the bill ultimately failed by one vote, it was not the dozens of Democrats were held up as the problem, it was the three Republicans.

It is very unlikely that attacking these three Republicans will cause them to change their minds. None of the three Senators in question are vulnerable to pressure.

On the other hand:

There are TEN Democratic Senators up for reelection in states President Trump carried in 2016. Every one of these ten Senators is vulnerable to an all-out campaign to explain to their constituents how much they are part of the swamp and how obstructionist and negative they have been.

The tax cut bill and the infrastructure bill will offer new powerful opportunities to organize the grassroots to bring pressure to bear on these Democratic Senators. Voting no against President Trump’s agenda can be turned into voting no against the pocketbooks of their own constituents.

Similarly, despite all the frustration expressed about Speaker Ryan and Senate Leader McConnell, they are not the enemies of the President's agenda. They may, at times, fall short of the desired legislative majority, but they are working their hearts out to try to get tax cuts, health reform, and other conservative legislation.

The two leaders doing everything they can to stop President Trump's agenda are Minority Leaders Nancy Pelosi and Chuck Schumer.

Minority Leader Chuck Schumer
Minority Leader Chuck Schumer

In Schumer's case, his opposition has included a historic level of obstruction, delay, and stonewalling of President Trump's appointees. It is scandalous how many key positions in the executive branch remain vacant (many of which are currently being occupied by Obama holdovers). This is part of a deliberate strategy of “resistance” by Schumer and the Democrats – which, of course, means they are resisting the will of the American people as expressed in the election.

Yet because Republicans and conservative activists have been so busy complaining about other Republicans, the Democrats have paid virtually no price for crippling the American government with their obstructionist tactics.

If conservative activists and Republicans would focus their attacks on Democrats, then 2018 could become a very good year.

With the right grassroots campaign starting this fall, the ten Trump state Democrats would be forced to choose between giving Republicans the votes needed to pass the Trump agenda or being repudiated back home. Either way, the Trump agenda gets passed, either before next November or in 2019, after the vulnerable Democrats lose their elections.

So remember, whenever you hear a conservative activist or a Republican complain about a Republican, ask them how much time they have spent that day complaining about the Democrats who are the real opponents of their program and their values.

Your Friend,

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  • 12 thoughts on “Republicans Should Target Democrats, Not Their Own Party

    1. Maybe the Democrats registered as Republicans should be honest & run as Democrats.
      The Republicans are not fighting within the party as much as they are fighting Progressive Democrat invaders within their party…

    2. One voting cycle wont get the job done. We had a great one last year. One more in 2018 and we might see some serious change in the fed gov. Primaries are where we need to concentrate our efforts. Register republican and vote in new constitutional conservatives to run in the next cycle. We have good folks out there. Find and support them in your state. Also quit watching mainstream news puke. You will feel better!

    3. Draining the swamp may be a bigger job than Trump first imagined. It not only includes obumer holdovers and weazel faced democraps like chucky. It includes do nothing RINO’s that are very comfortable in the place they have made for their selves and the special money’s that are, most likely, coming to them. Sen. Bob Corker, as an example, was a stand up guy and a true Trump supporter until just lately. Now he is spewing the same as the “establishment” rino’s. He must have fallen in line. It is disappointing to see what is happening in the swamp.

      1. Some Ayatollah has a better chance of draining the swamp than poor old pres. Trump. But… I guess… hoping that Iran nukes the District of Corruption isn’t a real plan!

    4. RHINO’s
      News Flash…….New political party PPP
      Peoples Political Party
      They do what and only what the people want .
      Oh ! and they get paid by the job done not just get paid because .
      Works out to around $17.50 per hr. and no overtime , 40 and home .

    5. The Reblicans that fight their own party are those elected officials that are in bed with the Democrats, lining their pockets with special interest kickbacks. They would prefer to get richer on the backs of the American people. They should be tried and hung in the town square for treason! What was good for the Rosenbergs should also be good for the political insiders as well. Where is this so called justice that America touts as being the hallmark of our society? Bah, humbug!

    6. This back stabbing of the President from his own party is a source of great frustration. He in WA there is nobody to yell at because all of our reps/sens are D’s.

      It is beyond me why the R’s are wasting this advantage, full control of both houses and the White House.

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