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Tucker Carlson Sounds the Alarm About Republicans Blowing the Midterms

Tucker Carlson Sounds the Alarm About Republicans Blowing the Midterms

Republicans need to run “on illegal immigration and crime…. These two issues threaten the existence of our society. So, maybe you should run on them….”

This year’s midterm elections should be blowout wins for the Republicans. Joe Biden is historically unpopular, and nearly everyone is unhappy about the country’s direction.

Could the GOP somehow manage to snatch defeat from the jaws of victory?

Tucker Carlson seems to think so, and he makes a very good point.

Here are some excerpts from his opening monologue last night via FOX News:

For all the bad things going on, there are, on the other side, Joe Biden’s approval ratings, which are a nonstop source of joy for us. And if you’ve seen them recently, you know in your heart exactly how the November elections are going to turn out. Biden’s obviously been a disaster for the country, but not only has he made the U.S. poorer, weaker and much more ridiculous, people know that he has, and they tell pollsters about it all the time. Biden is the single least popular president in modern American history…

In fact, all the indications we have right now suggest that despite Joe Biden’s well-earned unpopularity, the Democratic Party still, again, as of tonight, has a strong chance of holding Congress in November.

The prediction markets, which many believe are more accurate than the polls, overwhelmingly point to the Democrats keeping at least one chamber and maybe strangest of all, as of this week, Democrats are leading Republicans nationally in the so-called generic ballot by about four points. So, if you ask people, “Which party do you like more?” they say Democrats. And maybe that’s why Democrats are raising a lot more money, too and not just money from their patrons in big tech, but from small-dollar donors. That’s bad.

In June, Democrats raised $64 million online from 4 million people. That same month, this June, Republicans raised only $26 million online from just over a million donors. From the first quarter to the second quarter of this year, donations to the Republican Party dropped by more than 12%. By contrast, donations to the Democratic Party are up more than 20%. That is not good at all, not simply because you need money to run a political campaign, but because money is, to some extent, a measure of commitment and intensity and you see the same dynamic playing out in individual races across the country.

Republicans are refusing to run on the most important issues, Tucker argued:

So, let’s say again, just for the sake of argument that you ran a campaign on illegal immigration and crime. Now, these are two issues that didn’t just arise out of nowhere. They’re the product of policies the Democratic Party put in. They were intentional outcomes. We have millions of people coming in illegally and we have a lot more murders than we had two years ago. These two issues, immigration and crime, don’t simply annoy voters, though they very much do. These two issues threaten the existence of our society. So, maybe you should run on them….

So, if every Republican candidate just repeated, repeat after me, “law enforcement, law and order is not racist. Law and order is a prerequisite for civilization, and if it goes away, so does the country,” you would win the votes not simply of your own voters, but of a lot of other voters and people who have never voted before and any normal Democrat would agree with that because it’s inherently true, but is the opposite of what we have.

One of the problems, according to Tucker, is Mitch McConnell:

What is going on here, and why is no one mentioning it? Well, a couple of things are going on, but first, let’s hear from Mitch McConnell. Mitch McConnell is the head Republican in the Senate. He’s not there because everyone likes him. McConnell has no close friends. He’s loved by no one, but he’s considered very smart. He’s a master tactician as the dummies who cover politics for Politico and The Washington Post are always telling us. In Washington, people are very much afraid of Mitch McConnell. Cross him and he will hurt you and they listen carefully to his political analysis because that’s what he’s spent his life doing. That’s the only thing he spent his life doing. So, here’s what Mitch McConnell says the problem is. Watch.

MITCH MCCONNELL: There’s probably a greater likelihood the House flips than the Senate. Senate races are just different. They’re statewide. Candidate quality has a lot to do with the outcome.

Here’s the clip:

You can watch Tucker’s full monologue here:

It really does feel like Mitch McConnell would rather be in the minority than have Trump supporting senators give him the majority.

I’m reminded of the famous Donald Rumsfeld quote: “You go to war with the army you have, not the army you might want or wish to have at a later time.”

Sean Davis of the Federalist gets it:

There is no shortage of strong Republican voices in the Senate. There are people like Ted Cruz, Rand Paul, Tom Cotton, Josh Hawley, John Barrasso and many others.

If McConnell doesn’t want to be a war time leader, then maybe someone else needs to step forward.

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Mitch McConnell is just another member of the uniparty. He hates the GOP base more than he wants to defeat democrats. As long as he or one his lackeys like Cornyn is in charge, nothing will change.

    MrPeabody in reply to Paddy M. | August 19, 2022 at 1:14 pm

    Well, you stated the truth there!

    JOBBOSS in reply to Paddy M. | August 19, 2022 at 4:41 pm

    I’m telling you, McConnell has promised the Republican Presidential nomination for 2024 to Mitt Romney. I’m 100% certain he did that in exchange for Romney’s promise to not oppose a confirmation vote on Justice Amy Coney Barrett.
    Watch out!!

      Subotai Bahadur in reply to JOBBOSS. | August 19, 2022 at 10:13 pm

      1) making the assumption of a REAL election in 2024.
      2) if Mitt Romney is forced on the base as the nominee, it is gonna be a bloody small base.

      Subotai Bahadur

      Barry in reply to JOBBOSS. | August 20, 2022 at 1:22 am

      “I’m telling you…”

      Pure fantasy. Both McConnell (ass, Kentucky) and Romney (ass, Utah) know that McConnell cannot guarantee such a thing.

    Halcyon Daze in reply to Paddy M. | August 19, 2022 at 6:59 pm

    A noble loser.

    Massinsanity in reply to Paddy M. | August 19, 2022 at 8:13 pm

    Mitch has his flaws but I am eternally grateful to him for keeping that totalitarian a**hole Merrick Garland off of SCOTUS.

      Just remember why he did it. He thought Clinton would be the next president. He was sure of it.

        Milhouse in reply to Barry. | August 21, 2022 at 2:16 am

        Bullshit. Utter and pure bullshit. He was saving the position for the next Republican president, whomever that might be. Nobody at the time thought it would be Trump.

      Olinser in reply to Massinsanity. | August 20, 2022 at 1:32 am

      I am so goddamn sick of people saying that.

      McConnell did it out of pure self-interest because he expected to get an appropriate bribe from President Clinton, not because he had any actual objection to Garland himself. Throughout the entire process he said NOT ONE WORD against Garland himself and then literally couldn’t WAIT to vote Garland in as AG, and he absolutely would have put him on the SC if President Clinton had kept his nomination in.

        Milhouse in reply to Olinser. | August 21, 2022 at 2:18 am

        It wasn’t about Garland. Garland was about as good a nomination as one could expect from a Dem president, and yes, had Clinton won and renominated Garland he would have been confirmed in a landslide. Just as would have happened had Garland been nominated in 2015.

        Refusing to consider his nomination was entirely about keeping the seat open for whichever Republican won in 2016.

          Barry in reply to Milhouse. | August 21, 2022 at 2:23 am

          Hogwash. McConnell fully expected Clinton to win.
          Just as he expected biden to be installed in the WH.
          And he’s working hard now to make sure there is no chance republicans will win in the midterms in order to effect the presidential nomination. Won’t work, but he is trying.

I do not see why Tucker does not mention inflation, which also was not here two years ago. (I just saw an article that food bank demand is up dramatically.) For sure, illegals and crime are far more of a national emergency than Climate Change. Furthermore, Europe’s solution, to shut down coal and nuclear, has created for some places a real existential threat (for people who will die this winter).

However, I have believed for a while that the real threat to a “Red Wave” in November is Trump. The 2020 election was “all about him” (not the USA). He cost us loss of both Senate seats in Georgia and every last bit of Biden’s awful spending. If Trump had remained invisible through this November and allowed the issues to dominate, the Dems would lose. He just can’t do that and the election will not be a “wave”. My prediction – Dems hold the Senate and Republicans gain maybe 20-25 House seats.

    The Democrats are failing on every single issue, not just the border and violence. And yet McConnell is telling R senators not to run on issues. He just does not want to win. His money is earned by being Minority Leader and herding his various “gangs of whatever number is needed” to deliver what the Democrats need.

    Barry in reply to jb4. | August 19, 2022 at 2:36 pm

    “However, I have believed for a while that the real threat to a “Red Wave” in November is Trump. ”

    What a shock, a neverTrumper jumps in to tell us the real problem is the only hope the republican party has.

    The election was stolen and the potato installed in the White House did not get anything like 81 million votes, probably no more that 60.

    Tell us about that jb4 instead of lying about who is responsible for the losses in Georgia.

    jb4 is fine with the red wave not occurring. He’s a McConnell man, a GOPe man. Or woman, I have no clue. Or perhaps it’s genderless.

    buck61 in reply to jb4. | August 19, 2022 at 2:38 pm

    It is very easy to point to the two losses in Georgia as the cause for the repubs to lose control of the senate, I often point to that first as well but the repubs however also lost their seat in Arizona when McSally lost to Kelly and Gardner lost to Hickenlooper on Colorado.
    The one thing in common with these four, poor candidates that ran bad campaigns.
    The repubs only flipped Alabama in 2020.

      Olinser in reply to buck61. | August 19, 2022 at 2:55 pm

      That idiot McSally lost us BOTH seats in Arizona because the complete RINO moron Ducey decided to appoint her after she LOST to Sinema. And then promptly THAT seat lost to Mark Kelly.

      You don’t appoint LOSERS to open seats for a reason.

        henrybowman in reply to Olinser. | August 19, 2022 at 3:39 pm

        McSally was an anointed creature of the McCain Mafia, as is Ducey, and thereby got priority over any MAGA Republican.

        That shit ends this year.

        Kelly’s underwear is now so discolored that he’s running campaign videos where RINOs endorse him for how easy he is to work with,

    The_Mew_Cat in reply to jb4. | August 19, 2022 at 2:41 pm

    I expect an extremely high turnout election, >120 million voters. A record for a Midterm. Senate stays 50-50, House goes (R) by a small number of seats.

    henrybowman in reply to jb4. | August 19, 2022 at 3:33 pm

    Tucker does in fact mention inflation (watch the video). He starts off with a campaign video from Mehmet Oz shopping the produce aisle and having to pay $40 for ingredients for crudites. Tucker says that’s all valid and nice, but small potatoes when compared to the case you should be making against opponents who literally put murderers on the street who will kill you.

    WTPuck in reply to jb4. | August 19, 2022 at 3:37 pm

    Trump could hardly remain invisible when the democrat arms of the fed govt. raid his home for bogus reasons.

    retiredcantbefired in reply to jb4. | August 19, 2022 at 3:37 pm

    Blaming Trump for the two Senate losses in Georgia has never made sense. It’s just another instance of blaming Trump.

    The implied rationale is that the same people who had just stolen elections in Georgia in November 2020 didn’t really want to steal two more in January 2021. They would refrain from stealing again. But only if everyone was kind enough (or frightened enough) not to mention the previous steal, or the apparatus which had made the previous steal possible and was still in place.

    Perdue wasn’t a particularly good candidate. Yet he wouldn’t have been on the ballot for a January runoff had his percentage of the total vote not been squeezed, at a painfully slow pace, under 50% in the November counting.

    Loeffler, who could not avoid a runoff, was a lousy candidate, but so was Warnock.

    The interesting questions are about imaginary voters and who they supported in January. Trump’s complaint about imaginary voters in November isn’t what made them reappear in January.

    Massinsanity in reply to jb4. | August 19, 2022 at 8:22 pm

    5 down votes for speaking the truth about Trump costing the Republicans the GA senate seat and hence control of the Senate. I posted here in November 2020 through the GA run-offs that we were at severe risk of losing the Senate but all everyone wanted talk about was the stolen election, blah, blah, blah as if the election results would ever be over turned. There was no f*&^ing chance of that happening. It was grand delusion.

    So rather that preserving his legacy and impeding the Socialist take-over of our country by ensuring that we won at least one senate seat in GA, Trump made it personal and cost us the senate… and now we have generational inflation, and runaway federal spending.

    The Democrats are winning and if they win again in November it may be over forever as eventually Thomas and Alito will pass on and they will control everything.

      Exactly my thoughts to. The 2020 election was over; deliberately throwing the senate elections meant we lost the senate which has been extremely devastating.

        Massinsanity in reply to Danny. | August 19, 2022 at 10:02 pm

        Devastating and possibly unrecoverable. The damage done by people controlling Biden is beyond imaginable. We all laughed at the Green New Deal, Well GND light was just passed, along with massive tax increases and continued rapid expansion of the deep state mostly the IRS. If the Ds hold both Houses come November in light of the total embarrassment that occupies the WH and look out. The full GND will be next and God only knows what else they will drum up.

        Add in the damage done by the Recovery Act and the recent semi conductor boondoggle and its hard to believe how badly we are losing.

        We won on Roe. Thank Trump for that but he deserves nothing but derision for his actions related to the GA runoff.

        But keeping talking about stolen elections and ensure that we never win one again.

      “5 down votes for speaking the truth…”

      Most people are smart enough to know that you are flat out wrong. And they suspect there is a reason for that.

      People like you and China Danny come on here and tell us to forget stolen elections, then you pretend to care about the damage done by the biden regime, THE ONES THAT STOLE THE ELECTION.

      Horsepuckey, you’re shoveling loads of it and very few are buying it.

We have electable candidates chosen by the r primary system. Either McConnell and other leaders and traditional establishment power brokers will support these candidates enough that they defeat the d/prog in the general election or they won’t.

It’s that simple. If these folks won’t accept the choice of candidates made by the r primary voters they should seek other opportunities. Lord knows we’ve held our nose and pulled the lever for a succession of candidates chosen by the establishment.

If they can’t understand that party loyalty comes ahead of personal power then they should not be surprised if r base voters watch, learn and do the same the next time Cornyn is on the ballot or Graham or whomever else refuses to fully support with their last full measure the current crop of Senate and HoR candidates who aren’t the first choice of the establishment.

    The_Mew_Cat in reply to CommoChief. | August 19, 2022 at 2:49 pm

    We have electable candidates – if they get sufficient monetary support to be competitive. Right now they aren’t getting it.

    buck61 in reply to CommoChief. | August 19, 2022 at 5:23 pm

    would love to see some of these senate candidates come out on the record and state that they would not support McConnell has the leader of the senate. McConnell has been either first or second in the senate since 2007, his time is past and new leadership is warranted.
    The only issue with that is McConnell has control of millions upon millions of campaign money that he controls.

      Danny in reply to buck61. | August 19, 2022 at 8:48 pm

      And could you come up with an actual name of your next senate leader?

      If not stop with the anti-McConnell stuff he isn’t being replaced by Sir Galahad,

        buck61 in reply to Danny. | August 19, 2022 at 10:40 pm

        I would take Kennedy in a heartbeat, Hawley is sharp but probably too young. No Graham, no Cruz. Daines from Montana is a dark house to me, he has a good mix of private and public sector experience, not an attention seeker of many in the senate.

          Danny in reply to buck61. | August 20, 2022 at 4:32 pm

          Then say Kennedy, he does seem like a great senator to me, I have heard him speak, he is a good solid social conservative, he hasn’t shown an embarrassing skimping for the MIC, he has gone after deep state….I could easily get behind giving Kennedy a chance, so SAY Kennedy.

          Saying not McConnell=Vote Democrat or don’t vote. I could get behind try to encourage Kennedy to go for leadership, I can’t get behind a generic “Not McConnell”.

        Barry in reply to Danny. | August 20, 2022 at 1:31 am

        “If not stop with the anti-McConnell stuff…”

        Horespucky from a deep stater, China Danny.

        We know you love McConnell, and every other marxist.

Rs have never been very good at retail politics or the dark art of verbal combat even with so many avenues of attack plainly in sight.

Fuzzy, are you paying attention? The RINOs are circling the wagons around the Democrats again. That’s how the Uniparty works. And it is not us Trump supporters that are doing this.

Fat_Freddys_Cat | August 19, 2022 at 12:59 pm

I wonder if perhaps Mitch doesn’t want to win at all. If the GOP takes back the Senate that would oblige Mitch to get things done and be responsible for outcomes. With the Dems still holding the Senate he can just throw up his hands and say “gee I can’t do anything”.

    The Gentle Grizzly in reply to Fat_Freddys_Cat. | August 19, 2022 at 2:27 pm

    I wish Kentucky-ans would find someone to primary that so and so.

    very little is going to get done in the senate unless it is packaged in a reconciliation bill that gets past the parliamentarian. They can maybe put the brakes on the excessive spending but you also have to find away around what is considered mandated and what is discretionary spending. The feds are taking in record amounts of revenue and even with that much more is going out the door than what is coming in.
    They can also block the most radical from getting confirmed to courts and other appointed positions.
    There will a hearing after hearing where very little is exposed and reformed.

If you are a Republican senator and are looking for money from McConnell’s Senate re-election fund, you have to agree to run and issue-free campaign. Don’t get into the issues and don’t make any promises. Just passively ride the big red wave to victory and if you lose, it’s Trump’s fault.

    The simple solution to that is to raise your own money.

      henrybowman in reply to txvet2. | August 19, 2022 at 3:48 pm

      McSally was an anointed creature of the McCain Mafia, as is Ducey, and thereby got priority over any MAGA Republican.

      That shit ends this year.

      Kelly’s underwear is now so discolored that he’s running campaign videos where RINOs endorse him for how easy he is to work with,

        henrybowman in reply to henrybowman. | August 19, 2022 at 3:52 pm

        Woops, the system seems to have puked. That was NOT the comment I entered here:

        Starve WinRed.

        WinRed is like ActBlue — throw money at either, and you have no assurance as to what candidate it will get funneled. The only thing you can be sure of is that both engines are run by the party establishment, and both party establishments suck.

        Ask your hand-picked candidate for a DIRECT fundraising engine, then use that.

      Close The Fed in reply to txvet2. | August 19, 2022 at 4:19 pm

      Simple but not easy.

Oct 31, Affirmative Action goes to the Supreme Court. That might tend to rile up the dim base 8 days before the elections. Timing like the KS abortion vote with the fear and white-hot fury campaign from the pro-abortion side. R’s need a real strong message or they’ll get trounced.

    CommoChief in reply to wsot23887. | August 19, 2022 at 1:51 pm

    IMO that is doubtful. Polls demonstrate a large majority of voters across party and ethnicity don’t like quotas and discrimination. Not to mention the plaintiffs are Asian and the facts of these case are abhorrent.

    If it was a bunch of rich, preppy white males as the plaintiffs in a case where the facts were much more of a judgement call then maybe your view would hold. IMO, the facts and the plaintiffs make this one a tough sell as ‘the issue’ to galvanize d/prog voters. I could be wrong.

      healthguyfsu in reply to CommoChief. | August 19, 2022 at 9:55 pm

      Do you think your facts will get in the way of the MSM narrative?

        CommoChief in reply to healthguyfsu. | August 20, 2022 at 9:03 am

        They are the facts not my facts. When they roll video of the plaintiffs and those plaintiffs or their surrogates make the rounds discussing the case the facts will come out. Especially so for new media.

McConnell says, “Candidate quality has a lot to do with the outcome.”

Yeah, that’s why Biden won.

Translation: “I think democrats will do better because they have better quality candidates.”

Wow! Just wow. Let’s go McConnell.

    The_Mew_Cat in reply to MrPeabody. | August 19, 2022 at 2:51 pm

    The Democrats have better experienced candidates. Inexperienced candidates can win but it is harder. This is because most contests were passed up by the most experienced (R) persons. For whatever reason, they did not want to run in this environment.

      henrybowman in reply to The_Mew_Cat. | August 19, 2022 at 3:55 pm

      A combination of lumbago and hemp allergy.

      MrPeabody in reply to The_Mew_Cat. | August 19, 2022 at 4:42 pm

      “For whatever reason, they did not want to run in this environment.”

      The experienced ones did not want to run in this environment. Well, if they don’t want to run when we needed them, what good are they?

    McConnell is just rejecting the candidates Trump endorsed and who defeated McConnell’s endorsements. That’s what makes them “lousy” candidates. The dividing line is NeverTrump.

A Senate without McConnell would be a godsend for Republicans and the nation as a whole. He can take Graham with him.

Close The Fed | August 19, 2022 at 2:27 pm

Inflation comes and goes. A people are forever.

The Mexicans, et al., are changing America’s CHARACTER forEVER.

So, yeah, they should run on this and MORE – ACT.

But the dems love the voters, the radical left loves the foreign socialist/communists, and the gop loves the cheap employees.

So….. Rather than give AMERICANS incentives to work harder (quit taxing them to death for everything (medicare, social security, unemployment insurance, workers’ comp) and giving Americans incentives NOT to WORK, (no welfare for able bodied, PERIOD), they’d rather have foreigners here. Foreigners marginal tax rates are nothing compared to Americans, so Foreigners find it much more rumernative to work.

BUT THE POLITICIANS WILL NOT TAKE THE BOOT OFF OF AMERICANS’ NECKS!!

disgusting.

“The prediction markets, which many believe…”

Yea, well they “believe”in rainbow unicorns as well.

    rhhardin in reply to Barry. | August 19, 2022 at 2:59 pm

    You can make money if you know better, on British betting markets.

    henrybowman in reply to Barry. | August 19, 2022 at 3:58 pm

    The prediction markets are WAY better than the polls. Conservatives hang up on polls, people on both sides lie to them. But if you try to pollute the prediction markets with head fakes, it costs you big bucks, personally.

      Subotai Bahadur in reply to henrybowman. | August 19, 2022 at 4:29 pm

      I get called by what claim to be pollsters at least 2-3 times a week. Sometimes they are technically human instead of recordings. I insult them and their ancestry in English and two dialects of Chinese [most of what little I remember of Cantonese is cursing which comes from growing up in Chinese restaurants] and hang up on them.

      Subotai Bahadur

      “The prediction markets are WAY better than the polls.”

      A distinction without any real difference. The prediction markets are manipulated and the polls are flat out crooked.

      healthguyfsu in reply to henrybowman. | August 19, 2022 at 9:57 pm

      Polls like Biden’s approval are also misleading. Many Dems hate him because he’s not radical enough or not centrist enough, but they will just vote for the next Dem that promises to appease both factions.

The horrible (R) fundraising is the greatest clue that there will not be a big red wave. It means that the people most inclined to make donations in the past are not doing so this year. Why? My own theory is that the Dobbs decision hit the class of people who make the bulk of small donations (affluent suburbanites) the hardest.

    henrybowman in reply to The_Mew_Cat. | August 19, 2022 at 4:01 pm

    You’ll have to explain to me how a decision throwing abortion to the states hardest hit affluent suburbanites in their finances.

    If your point is that affluent suburbanites were OFFENDED by the decision, I’m thinking they were unlikely to be donors to Republicans in the first place.

    CommoChief in reply to The_Mew_Cat. | August 20, 2022 at 9:10 am

    It could be that the traditional base of small donors are struggling financially. Inflation hitting hard, Rona lockdown putting small businesses out of business. Could be a symptom of the erosion of trust in the small donor class for our party leadership. Personally, I haven’t donated to national party fundraising in two decades, I back individual candidates and my local County party organization. Perhaps others have adopted a similar course.

Republican association with abortion bans swings enough women democrat that republicans will lose all the otherwise-close ones.

Sometimes I think polls results and statements like McConnell are given out before the elections to validate the numbers they plan to release after the election. I have lost confidence in fair elections. IMO there are voters on the rolls specifically for reaching the desired outcome. Vote by proxy if you will. Clean up the rolls, signature verification and voter ID please.

Clearly, many who carry the “R” behind their name did nothing to acknowledge election theft, or get behind their many constituents who had questions about election integrity or do anything to mitigate the most serious methods that undermine our election. I have wondered for almost two years why most republican Congress critters have remained silent about election abuses. I can only conclude that they were beneficiaries of cheating that had occurred. I think that we will see once again massive anomalies in this upcoming midterm election and with it, avoidance and silence from those that supposedly represent the citizens of this Country. My opinion will be vindicated when no bill to forensically audit elections or correct obvious vulnerabilities in our Country’s election process will be presented and passed if and when Congress changes hands.

To be fair, the Republican Party actually prefers a minority. That way they can introduce bills and amendments they know won’t pass, and then rail against the evils of the other party. If they actually get a majority in both houses, voters might expect them to fight for some actual change.

On a related note, I think that’s also the problem with likeability. Most of the GOP’s own base doesn’t like them anymore.

    henrybowman in reply to aivanther. | August 19, 2022 at 6:31 pm

    2016-2018 shows what happens when the RINOs unexpectedly find themselves in control of the entire government.

    Panic for them, but still nothing for you.

      Bingo Henry.
      Obama care repeal anyone?

      The only legislation Trump tried for (Tax cuts and “prison reform”) he got. The problem was too many Republicans trusted big military industrial complex (including Trump) and the deep state (including Trump see the way he reappointed James Comey then appointed Christopher Wray) and trusted in big tech and big business when we should have instead been governing and legislating.

      We ran on small government and 2017-2018 is what small government looks like; doing nothing but lowering tax and nothing particularly useful.

      Ron DeSantis would have been primaried as a RINO for using government and overall expanding government in 2015; the term has no meaning.

        Barry in reply to Danny. | August 21, 2022 at 2:28 am

        “The only legislation Trump tried for…”

        China Danny will tell any lie in service to the Chinese owners of the GOPe.

    Danny in reply to aivanther. | August 20, 2022 at 10:37 am

    If they gain a majority in both houses further destructive legislation ends; and they could however achieve nothing because Biden has veto powers.

    Perhaps parts of the GOP base like you could try to understand how the system actually works instead of surrendering a midterm that should be a wave year for us?

    Keep surrendering if you liked the “inflation reduction” bill.

      Barry in reply to Danny. | August 21, 2022 at 2:34 am

      “Perhaps parts of the GOP base like you could try to understand how the system actually works…”

      Notice how china Danny talks down to Americans as though we don’t know “how the system actually works”….

      Here’s how the system works, commie – The GOPe helps the marxists get whatever they’re after, every time. They pretend to be something else, but as we see when they have it all; house, senate, and the WH, they refuse to even take up the things they ran on –

      You know like repealing obama care, building an actual wall along the southern border to help staunch the flow of illegals, and about every other cause the right believes in.

      In other words, the GOPe never does shit, never delivers, and they pay assholes to get on bards and pretend they do.

        Danny in reply to Barry. | August 22, 2022 at 1:23 pm

        You sure showed me, the president ceases to be president if he doesn’t have 50 senators and a majority in the house, his veto power becomes meaningless; every Democrat will become a Republican but unfortunately a single RINO who you will name for your 2 minutes hate will hold things up….it has never ever happened this way, it isn’t how the executive agencies work, neither is it what the constitution mandates but to hell with it we don’t need no stinkin education eh you bleeping moron.

        When Obama lost the house that was the end of him having a single law passed, when he lost the senate that was the end of all of his judicial nominees.

        Very very sorry you haven’t a god dam clue how our system works.

        Want a wall? You need a president who will seek a wall while he has congress instead of seeking a massive spike in military spending.

        Want Obamacare repealed? Go back to 2012 and try to get Mitt Romney elected, Obamacare isn’t being repealed the GOP base relies on it. The GOP base is working class not upper class it doesn’t want to go from paying 50$ a month to ensure their family to a thousand a month. Stop obsessing about the name of Obamacare being Obamacare. We destroyed the taxes and individual mandate in it.

        Obamacare repeal isn’t something the GOP believes in, pollsters found that just by using the name affordable care act they eliminated the opposition to Obamacare and frankly the actual impact of repeal would be a massive cost of living hike for the working class of this country.

        Illegal immigration yep something we need the president for and will be fighting for; but not you. Idiots who are opposing the Republican Party are the ones fighting for illegal immigration (and yes that means you Barry I have never seen you pass up the opportunity to try to demoralize Republican voters, including by lying about what congress could do).

Of course focus on the big issues voters care about, but there are a litany of such issues. Focussing primarily on crime is a mistake when six other debacles are just as destructive. Hit them all!

Joebama’s anti-energy crusade is collapsing our economy and causing of most of the inflation that is decimating everyone’s purchasing power.

Biden’s intentional collapse of our southern border is importing massive crime, disease and welfare dependency while crushing wages (which adjusted for inflation are rapidly shrinking).

The transing and queering of the children is world-historic child abuse, as is the sick drive of our government run schools to teach children that everyone should be judged by the color of their skin, not by the content of their character, and that judging people by their individual character is “white supremacism,” a radical lie that stands in polar opposition to our Constitution and our values.

Mandating the radically experimental failed Covid vaccines was and is a war crime under the Nuremberg Code, and enforcing it by mass firings is Holodomor (how Stalin murdered 5 million Ukrainians: by stripping them ofvtheir livelihoods).

Obama/Biden’s blatant weaponization of the FBI to hide crimes by Hillary, Hunter and Joe while trying to frame Trump on known to be fake “Russia collusion” charges and false charges of mishandling “classified documents” that had been officially de-classified by President Trump… that is a genuine attack on our republican democracy.

Labeling those who call more secure elections “enemies of democracy” is a genuine “big lie.”

Biden used vax mandates as a cover for purging our military of patriots while promoting transgender ideologues who can’t even retreat without creating an epic debacle that has turned Afghanistan back into a haven for Islamic terrorists.

The list goes on. What was idiotic about Oz’s anti-inflation ad is that he never mentioned that the cause of the inflation is Biden’s anti-energy policies and that the inflation can be reversed by uncorking energy. Too narrow! But focussing just on crime is also far too narrow.

Biden (really Obama) is intentionally crashing everything! This lifelong hater of America and American liberty must be stopped, before he succeeds in flying us all the way into the ground.

BierceAmbrose | August 22, 2022 at 2:59 pm

Never under-estimate the feckless-R’s ability to snatch defeat from the jaws of victory.