The GOP Has To Get Smart, With Or Without Trump
Decades ago my sister Maureen often used to call the Republican Party “The Stupid Party.”
Today, the Party of Lincoln - the Party of Reagan - is again proving her right.
Instead of concentrating on retaking the House next year and regaining control of the Senate, the GOP is looking backwards and engaging in intra-party squabbles.
Instead of uniting to attack - and stop - President Biden’s plans to turn the U.S. into the United Socialist States of America, the GOP is still fighting over the results of the 2020 election.
The party’s leaders aren’t able to take advantage of Biden’s early blunders because of one man - Donald Trump.
By refusing to shut up about how he was cheated in 2020, and teasing everyone about whether he’ll run in 2024, Trump is not just splintering and distracting the Republican Party.
He’s also giving the lazy national media an excuse to focus on him every day, instead of covering the Biden-created crisis at the southern border and other Biden fiascos-in-the-making.
I agree with Rep. Liz Cheney when she says Trump has to get over Nov. 3.
He lost. It’s over. It’s history. He has to face it and stop branding it “The Big Lie.”
Given his ego and need to make headlines every day, I don’t think he’ll be able to shut up about the past and look to the future.