Donald J. Trump NEEDS THEM more than they need HIM….
They know that…
So does Paul Ryan….
He’s pissed and clueless….
And he’s gonna keep screwing HIMSELF politically
Speaker Ryan is gonna go down the tubes with him….
All the ‘base’ he has isn’t gonna help him much with idelogical rightwingnut Conservatives in his adopted party…
This approach makes much less sense in America circa 2017 than it did in the Italy of 1532.
In practice, throughout the history of our republic, this has almost never been an effective way to govern. Franklin Roosevelt, vastly more popular than the current occupant of the Oval Office, went all-in during the 1938 midterms against Southern Democrats who weren’t consistently voting for New Deal programs. The ensuing debacle, in which all but one primary challenger FDR supported lost, is a cautionary tale Trump may want to consider before he follows through on his threats to knock off members of the House Freedom Caucus if they don’t quickly fall in line.
The defiance we saw from several members of the Freedom Caucus yesterday, including Sanford, strongly suggests that Trump’s gambit will fail. Rather than cower, principled movement conservatives wore the attacks as badges of honor. They saw the threats as testaments to their courage. And they pledged to never back down. The fact that Sanford went to the Charleston paper to say Trump had threatened him reflects the degree to which these guys are not scared.
“I have zero worries about it,” Rep. Mo Brooks (R-Ala.) told the Heritage Foundation-backed Daily Signal. “Trump’s tweets reaffirm that the Freedom Caucus is having a major impact on public policy in Congress — that the Freedom Caucus is not a force to be ignored. … If you want me to vote for a piece of legislation, either persuade me it is good for America or change it so that it is good for America.”
Rep. Scott DesJarlais (R-Tenn.), one of Trump’s earliest endorsers, said the Freedom Caucus won’t change no matter what the president does. “We’re elected as Republicans to put forth good conservative policy, and I’m on board as soon as we start doing that,” he told Roll Call. “In my district, we’re very conservative, so if he gets me out office, he’s going to get someone more conservative than me.”
“If somebody can get to the right of me in the primary, God bless him,” added Freedom Caucus member Trent Franks (R-Ariz.)…..
The MORE Trump mentions ‘Democrats’?
The STRONGER Freedom Party members support will become back home WHERE IT COUNTS for them…Not at the White House….
And the Democrats ain’t his friends either….
What makes him think so with the Democratic base yelling for “NO’ givebacks from their parties lawmakers?….
The last time the Freedom/Tea Party types stood firm and the government shutdown?
They thought they WON….
But the Republicamns sestablishment and the Media did NOT look at things as good…In holding against BILLIONS for a ‘Trump ‘Wall’ Democrats are sure to actually get support from Republicans who think the whole ‘Wall’ thing is ego driven and impractical give the amount of money that would needed ….
NOBODY WANT’S TO PAY FOR THE DAMN THING……
Not the American Taxpayer….
Not Congress….Share on Facebook