It’s Donald Trump’s party ….RIGHT?
Lets forget about winning elections….
The prime directive is kissing the guy’s ass…
Republican Senator’s are WORRIED…..
Other Republicans NOT under the Trump spell are WORRIED also…
(A Republican political Civil War within Trmp’s ‘party’? ….Trump chaos as usual…)
It’s so bad that ole Lindsey Graham will go down to Florida to reason with guy who REALLY see’s the world as something for HIM to make money from….
The guy has already cost the party the their US Senate majority…
It could get worst….
Republicans are worried that the battle between former President Trump and Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) could torpedo their efforts to win back majorities in the House and Senate in 2022.
GOP operatives believe they’re in position to flip both chambers if they can run against President Biden’s agenda and avoid a destructive civil war.
Democrats are clinging to the smallest majority in the House in modern times and a 50-50 split in the Senate. The party for the incoming administration historically loses seats in its first midterm cycle.
But Republicans fear they could fumble those opportunities away amid the nasty feud that has broken out between Trump and McConnell over the future of the party.
The split could depress fundraising, dampen turnout, alienate swing voters and push bad general election candidates through divided primary fields, Republicans say.
Veteran GOP operative Brian Walsh pointed to the GOP’s recent failures in Georgia as evidence of the kind of calamity that awaits if Republicans are fighting themselves heading into Election Day.
Trump’s claims about systemic voter fraud tore the party apart ahead of the Georgia Senate runoffs, eroding turnout both among Trump’s supporters in the northern part of the state and among right-leaning swing voters in the suburbs.
Republicans lost close races for both seats in the traditionally red state, costing them a majority in the Senate….
McConnell’s primary aim in rebuking Trump appears to be to rid the party of the fringe candidates that have lost winnable races in the past and attract nonstop media attention if they make it to Washington.
Republicans remember the Tea Party primary fights all too clearly and blame the bad insurgent candidates for losing at least five winnable Senate races between 2010 and 2012.
By denouncing the worst elements of Trump’s base and calling out House members such as Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene (R-Ga.), McConnell hopes to rally Republicans behind mainstream conservatives who can win primaries and general elections.
The tension between Trump and McConnell has made life difficult for Sen. Rick Scott (Fla.), who is running the National Republican Senatorial Committee (NRSC) this cycle.
He and other Republicans are hopeful they can move on from intraparty battles to focusing on the Democratic agenda….