The Current State of Play

 

Ron DeSantis is going on the road to help Republicans campaign, supporting Republican senate and gubernatorial candidates in Arizona, New Mexico, Ohio, and Pennsylvania.

Liz Cheney is attacking Ron DeSantis while praising Democrats.

Rep. Liz Cheney during a recent interview that she “would find it very difficult” to support Gov. Ron DeSantis of Florida if he were the 2024 Republican presidential nominee.

“I think that Ron DeSantis has lined himself up almost entirely with Donald Trump, and I think that’s very dangerous,” she told the newspaper.

On the other hand…

“They love this country, they do their homework and they are people that are trying to do the right thing for the country,” she said of Sherrill, Houlahan and Slotkin, who are all Democrats.

She is definitely branding herself for her next position as CNN consultant and head of a faux-patriotic PAC, with no-show positions on companies where her father’s cronies work.

She’ll be fine, don’t worry.

Bonus Link: Why Bush-Republicans like the Cheneys hate Donald Trump. It’s not him they hate, it’s you.

In the grips of monomania, psychotic people perseverate on their object of interest. They talk about their enthusiasm incessantly and believe, wrongly, that everyone else is similarly inclined. America’s establishment, left and right, and the media, are obsessed with Donald J. Trump. Trump’s tweets, his pretend press releases, his real ones, doesn’t matter. He occupies every neuron and inflames them. With each sweaty proclamation, the monomaniacs sound increasingly unhinged. Dick Cheney called Donald Trump the greatest threat to humanity and America and all that is good and decent. And also, he’s proud of his daughter because she staked her whole life and career on stopping a politician who is not currently in office and isn’t on the ballot. Vote for the obsessive! She cares!

The power of the federal government was turned against the Tea Party folks. Just like now, establishment Republicans didn’t do anything about it. They hate these voters as much as the Democrats do. These corporatist Republicans don’t care about jobs shipped overseas or lost homes or IRS audits strangely focused on a certain segment of the population. And they don’t care that 87,000 newly minted IRS soldiers for the roid-rage fueled federal government will attack their ideological enemies with zealous relish — and Americans are paying this vast army for the pleasure of this persecution.

John McCain complained about the hobbits. Current Senators refer to the mostly peaceful January 6th protesters as “terrorists” while ignoring actual communist terrorists.

It isn’t about Donald J. Trump. It’s about you.

Democrats have a major advantage over Republicans in that Democrat voters are not yet convinced that their party hates them.

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  1. Bishop Wash Member
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    Victor Tango Kilo: Bonus Link: Why Bush-Republicans like the Cheneys hate Donald Trump. It’s not him they hate, it’s you.

    It always has been that way.

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  2. Franz Drumlin Member
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    Bishop Wash (View Comment):

    Victor Tango Kilo: Bonus Link: Why Bush-Republicans like the Cheneys hate Donald Trump. It’s not him they hate, it’s you.

    It always has been that way.

    If DeSantis decides to run (and doing a ‘unify the party’ tour is a pretty good indication that he will) you will find an awful lot of NTers support him wholeheartedly even though on most issues DeSantis is as Trumpy as Trump. Trump supporters are not the target.

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  3. Bryan G. Stephens Thatcher
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    This explains my animosity towards never Trump republicans. Because it is clear that in fact they hate me because they hate what I stand for and they hate what I believe in. The idea that it’s all about Trump is the smoke screen.

     Now I suppose there are some people who honestly can’t stand Trump the man.  The problem is they claim their against Trump and then throw about terms like cult of personality. There is no way to interpret that statement other than a disparagement of his supporters. 

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  4. JoelB Member
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    Bishop Wash (View Comment):

    It always has been that way.

    Yes, establishment Republicans have always tried to bring down real  constitution-conservatives who fight for the interests of the people. They paint them as crazies and ignoramuses to keep them from being elected and if they are elected, the establishment types will form alliances with Democrats to keep them from implementing their agenda.

     

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  5. Franz Drumlin Member
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    Bryan G. Stephens (View Comment):

    This explains

    Bryan G. Stephens (View Comment):

    This explains my animosity towards never Trump republicans. Because it is clear that in fact they hate me because they hate what I stand for and they hate what I believe in. The idea that it’s all about Trump is the smoke screen.

    Now I suppose there are some people who honestly can’t stand Trump the man. The problem is they claim their against Trump and then throw about terms like cult of personality. There is no way to interpret that statement other than a disparagement of his supporters.

    I guess then the Republican  Convention will have to be partitioned: DeSantis fans on one side of the hall and Trump supporters on the other, with maybe a thin line of Pence followers separating the two factions. 🥰

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  6. Raxxalan Member
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    Bryan G. Stephens (View Comment):
    Now I suppose there are some people who honestly can’t stand Trump the man.  The problem is they claim their against Trump and then throw about terms like cult of personality. There is no way to interpret that statement other than a disparagement of his supporters. 

    I am not sure I like Trump the man.  I however voted for him in 2020 and will vote for him in 2024 if he wins the nomination.  I will likely support a different candidate in the primary but I would be happier with Trump then someone like Larry Hogan or some other “Liz Cheney” republican.  I don’t think I disparage people who support Trump although I am unhappy with some of his endorsements.

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