Cynical new twist on the usual GOP carrot or a real threat?
The GOP has had a pretty good racket going. They tell us that in order to stop ObamaCare and any of a score of other disastrous laws, policies, and regulations, they need the next goal because the last one wasn’t enough.
The GOP told us they had to have the House, so we gave them the House. Then they needed the Senate, so we gave them that. Then they couldn’t do a thing without the White House, so we gave them that. The cynical GOP game is clear: Ever-moving goal posts coupled with the rejection of the will of the people who elected them.
It’s actually not a bad deal if you so disdain this country’s citizens and their will that you are happy to lie directly to them in order to attain and retain political power. Why not pledge time after time for seven years that you will repeal ObamaCare if that gets you reelected? You can always move the goalposts once in office.
The latest cynical carrot dangled before the Republican voter is the need, get this, to ensure that the same GOP who violated their every pledge and promise be returned to Congress to avoid the impeachment of President Trump.
Yep, that’s the latest goal we’re supposed to meet, threat we’re supposed to deflect: vote for us or Trump will be impeached and removed from office.
The person conveying this latest threat / promise? None other than Senator Lindsey Graham (R-SC).
South Carolina Republican Sen. Lindsey Graham said Friday that if Republicans don’t pass tax reform, then Democrats will take back the House of Representatives and attempt to impeach President Donald Trump.
“Well, I think all of us realize that if we fail on taxes, that’s the end of the Republican Party’s governing majority in 2018,” Graham said on Fox News Radio’s “The Brian Kilmeade Show.” “We’ll lose the House, probably lose ground in the Senate and President Trump has got a profile different from the party — there’s kinda two or three different Republican Parties now, I guess. But we’re all in it together.”
“I can’t imagine how he could be successful with Nancy Pelosi running the House,” Graham continued. “They’d try to impeach him pretty quick and it would be just one constant investigation after another. So it’s important that we pass tax reform in a meaningful way. If we don’t, that’s probably the end of the Republican Party as we know it.”
The “end of the Republican Party” as the likes of Graham know it may not be a convincing argument to Trump supporters who want the swamp drained.
Threatening President Trump with impeachment, however, may well be a convincing argument for enough voters. Or it may backfire. Bigly.DONATE
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