The New York City tabloid’s editor’s lament their home guy NOT Shuting TF Up……
The ex-prez is happy to serve as the Dems’ stooge, as long as it gets him the headlines he craves. The latest was his rant at Senate GOP leader Mitch McConnell on Friday for letting the Dems pass a stopgap federal-funding bill to avoid shutting down the government.
Letting Democrats continue to spend “trillions” means Mitch has a “DEATH WISH,” the Donald posted menacingly to his supporters, following up with cruel and infantile insults to McConnell’s wife.
Yes, the republic’s finances are a horrific mess, one worsened by the $4 trillion in new spending passed under Biden. And in some conditions shuttering the government might be the GOP’s best move, though history shows that it usually backfires big-time and McConnell’s unquestionably a better judge of tactics than the Colonel Kurtz of Mar-a-Lago.
More important, most of that spending wouldn’t have passed if Trump’s late-2020 “stolen election” lunacy hadn’t given Democrats control of the US Senate by depressing GOP turnout in the Georgia runoffs.
The best chance to change course now is this year’s midterms, which could give Republicans control of the House and Senate — though Trump’s made that far harder by pushing dubious candidates in the GOP primaries (and then failing to open his $100 million-plus campaign warchest to help them in the general).
Democrats, by the way, are so pleased with Trump’s involvement that they spent at least $53 million promoting his candidates in the primaries. And he’s no doubt secretly pleased at all the free publicity they simultaneously give him by ranting, from Biden on down, about the supposed “MAGA Republican” threat to democracy.
We’ve said it before, more than once: Democrats’ best hope in the runup to Nov. 8 is that Trump will keep stepping in to make himself the center of attention, on subjects that are inevitably all about him — not the nation’s many needs….
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