Less than year from now all of the Republicans in the US House and some of them in the US Senate will stand before the voters and ask for their support…
They are the majority party in the House and the Senate,,,,
Their collective apporval rate is less than 15%……
Donald Trump, the leader of the GOP is at around 35%…..
With a President who has shown he doesn’t REALLY have any idea haow the government works, and is working with Congress to either take it apart or just plain ignore it and a perty that is working day and night to rob the poor and middle class to pay the rich?
Will voters turn out a vote for more of the same in next years midterm elections , or will they stay at home and let the Trump faithful carry next years elections?
Could the Republican party be eating itself out of power?
“We are in trouble as a party if we continue to follow both Roy Moore and Donald Trump.”
That was Sen. Jeff Flake (R-Ariz.) Monday, doubling down on something he said on a hot mic last weekend: That if the Republican Party becomes “the party of Roy Moore and Donald Trump, we are toast.”
What Flake said publicly is what Republican leaders are stressing over privately. They fear Trump is taking the party in a direction that could make it unelectable.
Of course, Trump would argue that he’s taking the party in the right direction.
What’s not up for debate is that, for better or for worse, the ground the GOP rests upon is shifting underneath Republicans’ feet, and the battle is on for which side will ultimately lay claim to it.
Here are five ways that battle is manifesting right now:
1. Primaries, primaries, primaries: Senate Republicans should have a lot of pickup opportunities in next year’s midterm elections, when 10 Senate Democrats are up for reelection in states that Trump won in 2016.
But Republicans first have to get through competitive primaries in nearly every state, including for seats the GOP already holds. Fighting each other for seats was not in the establishment’s game plan.
Some of these competitive primaries came into being by Trump’s gravitational pull. In the swing-state of Nevada, endangered Sen. Dean Heller (R) has to beat a pro-Trump challenger before he can even think about reelection. Same in Arizona, which is one reason Flake stepped down. (More on that in a minute.)
[The top 10 Senate races of 2018]
2. The decline of establishment power: Senate Republican leaders want Moore to drop out of next month’s special election in Alabama to fill the seat Attorney General Jeff Sessions vacated. Now. Better to lose a Senate seat than serve alongside someone accused of sexually assaulting teenage girls.
But Moore is still in it, with the president’s blessing, no less.
This is just one high-profile example of the GOP establishment leadership’s slipping power. For the past several years, campaigning against the power structure in Washington has been a winning argument, said Doug Heye, a GOP consultant.
A candidates’ playbook looks something like: “Attack GOP leadership, raise money,” Heye said. That has cost the GOP establishment in reputation and leverage…..
Donald Trump, with prodding from Steve Bannon HAS BEEN consistant in attacking the very party he leds for his OWN ego….And it has worked…But doing so I ask?
Will he turn the party into shit like he has done with a lot of his business ventures ?