Alex Castellanos does a pice in Politico this morning that argues that under Trump?
The Republican’s will lose a TON of House seat elections in 6 1/2 months from now….
His piece is acll to action for the Grand Ole Party now….
He outlines several goals that the party should take to go back to the Reagan party, to embrace the diversity of America…..
These are ALL things the Republicans seem to be against…..
Castellanos then goes on to give praise (as ALL Republicans MUST do) to Trump even as he clevelrly points out Trump’s chaotic time so far in office….
In the end ?
Trump is sold as a man….
Not a movement , something I whole heartly agree with….
Donald Trump IS Donald Trump….
Yes, he stole their party….
This guy admits it….
But likem others?
He makes sure to pay homage to Trump….
Even as he admits he’ll vote for a guy who has helped damage his party and will help them lose their majority oin the House, by mabe historic numbers…
Make’s sense, right?
Donald Trump’s presidency is hidden behind the clouds, a storm of controversy of his own making. This president, more than anyone else, has made it impossible to credit him for his accomplishments. By any fair measure, there are many: He has crushed ISIS and increased our paychecks with a tax cut. He has erased regulations that were growing Washington’s economy at the expense of our economy. He has appointed a respected Supreme Court Justice and transformed the judiciary to call balls and strikes. American manufacturing is growing. He brought China to confront North Korea. He is pressing for free trade that works fairly in all directions. He throws missiles at Putin once a year and he is making our military strong again. His ferociously incorrect talk has ripped away the pretension cloaking Washington’s decline and irrelevance.
When the long arc of history judges Donald Trump, it will likely report he left behind a vicious inflationary spiral. That, alongside devouring the country’s expectations for a president’s personal conduct, may be the greatest cost of his T-Rex presidency. He will be assessed as the bipolar leader he has become, both one of the worst and best Presidents Americans have ever elected, perhaps the greatest president to be removed from the Oval Office in chains.
I doubt any other 2016 GOP candidate could have equaled this President’s accomplishments. He has stopped America’s decline and, in many areas, reversed it. Americans should be grateful he was elected President. If he is not disqualified from the ballot, I plan to vote for him again.
But what Trump has done can be undone. He is a man, not a movement. He is an instinct, not an idea. He crushed a hollow Republican Party, but he has not rebuilt it. The Republicans who come after Donald Trump must do what they have not yet done: decide how to lead after this exasperating and heroic president leaves office.
And that is our problem: We don’t have a Republican Party. We ought to. Not long from now, our country is going to need one…..