It didn’t take long for the GOP-RINO establishment to kick the best thing the Republican Party has produced in decades – Donald Trump – to the curb.
The Trump family’s belongings no sooner landed aboard a C-17 in Florida Tuesday when Mitch McConnell took to the well of the Senate to jump on the Gaslighting Party bandwagon and join with Democrats in blaming the president for the Capitol riot earlier this month.
“The mob was fed lies,” McConnell – who likely won reelection in Kentucky thanks in large part to Trump’s support – said. “They were provoked by the president and other powerful people.”
Thanks, Mitch. You haven’t learned a damn thing from dumping on the Tea Party movement, have you? Trump’s popular support for populism and The American Way kept you and your party alive this election cycle, despite obvious, blatant election rigging by your new/old friends in the ‘opposition party.’
And you thank him with a scornful, false accusation – after he’s been impeached for the second time, for no reason.
We’ll see how long it lasts with ‘friends’ like this running the GOP, but there’s no question it’s in better shape after four years of Donald Trump, as The Federalist notes:
The ousted one-term Republican has also left his party in better shape than it was in when he took office, transforming the GOP into an increasingly multi-racial, working-class party and with Democrats holding razor-thin majorities in the House and Senate after capturing the White House.
White supremacist loses support among whites with gains among black, Asian, and Hispanic voters.
Only one party got more white this election, and it wasn’t the Republican Party. https://t.co/q0Gjr8CosI
— Tristan Justice (@JusticeTristan) November 9, 2020
Trump also leaves the White House more popular than the last Republican president:
According to RealClearPolitics’ aggregate of polls, Trump is moving out of the White House with a nearly 40 percent approval rating overall. Bush enjoyed just under 30 percent of Americans on his side at this same point in his presidency.
“The most recent poll included in the RealClear average, from Rasmussen and conducted Jan. 11-14, shows Trump with a 48 percent approval rating,” the outlet noted further.
Rasmussen? Oh, right…one of the only polling firms to have correctly predicted Trump’s 2016 victory. That firm.
Meanwhile, in Congress (thanks to Trump):
House Speaker Nancy Pelosi will now preside over a 10-vote majority, compared to a 79-vote majority as Bush left office in 2009. In the Senate, Democrats now hold a majority merely because they control the White House. Vice President Kamala Harris will be the tie-breaking vote in a 50-50 Senate where West Virginia Democrat Sen. Joe Manchin looms large and has a red-state constituency to satisfy.
In 2009, Democrats held a 59-41 majority and the chamber’s two independent members caucused with the Democrats. Democrats later claimed a 60-40 supermajority once then-Pennsylvania Republican Sen. Arlen Specter switched parties early in the Congress.
“For all the negative headlines about Trump, it’s clear the president remains far more unpopular in the media establishment driven by beltway narratives than in the rest of the country,” The Federalist concludes.