The Republican party has failed. They will undoubtedly find it hard to rise from this. There was a time when the Republican party was respectable. Democrats and Republicans had their disagreements but at the same time, there was some type of mutual respect for many members of each party. Now? That mutual respecting is starting to fade away. As many don’t look at Republicans the same way.
Republicans have made their bed with the election of Donald Trump. Donald Trump is a very powerful man now. I mean he is the President of a superpower. Not only that but his base is a lot larger than most would like to admit. They are passionate and unwavering in their support for him.
Trump has used social media to reach his base a lot more quickly. When he tweets his opinions or retweets things it’s all with his base in mind. Never have we lived in a time where we can get the presidents thoughts on things so quickly. His thoughts sometimes supersede what the official White House statement was going to be.
To me, Trump tweeting at 3 am reminds me of the regular people I see on my timeline who many times share their deepest thoughts at night. Whether it’s their sexual fantasies or what they think about life in general. Their more personal feelings are usually shared late at night.
He has also had FOX, a big opponent of his during the Republican primaries, turn into an important ally. Almost everything on there is an endorsement of Trump. He has both the regular media and social media to further his agendas. The easier it is to reach his base the easier it is to hold on to his power.
No matter how much he shows he’s not a great leader the Republican party will have to swallow their pride and still show their support for him. They must because it will be a great risk to go against Trump. Just ask those congressmen and women that voted against Trump’s vision of repealing and replacing Obamacare. There were even super PACs running ads against those one member of Congress who had voted against the health care bill.
Now you’d think that Trump’s reaction and comments on Charlottesville would galvanize some more Republicans to realize that enough is enough.
Nope. Not at all.
Many Republican leaders are standing up to Trump over his comments but at the end of the day, they know they will still have to work with him on his policy agenda or face the perils of going against Trump.
The Republicans in Washington D.C. need to wake up and realize that they are surrendering their morality. They know that they should be fighting Trump on some of his policies but that would be political suicide.
And that’s where it all boils down to. The Mid-Term elections in 2018 are more important to them than standing up for what is right.
And they will pay for this for many election cycles.