Wingnuttia Enters Campaign Season, Limping

Tiger Beat on the Potomac (thanks Charlie!) afternoon email thingie gives us another offering from the No D’uh files:

REPUBLICANS’ NEW FEAR … SELF-INFLICTED WOUNDS — Up until a few weeks ago, Republicans were feeling a bit better about their political prospects in the 2018 midterms. The tax cuts were taking hold. The unemployment rate was dropping. But in rapid succession, five issues have popped up that they believe could threaten their majority:

  1. TRUMP FIRING SESSIONS, MUELLER OR ROSENSTEIN: Republicans tell us behind the scenes that if the president dismisses the attorney general, deputy attorney general or special counsel, they risk a mutiny in the party.

  2.  A SEPTEMBER GOVERNMENT SHUTDOWN: All you have to do is read the story above by Burgess [Ed. Here’s the link to the story. –TG]  to understand how real of a threat this is — and how disastrous it would be for the GOP.

  3. OBAMACARE PREMIUMS. Every Republican we talk to fears a massive fall hike in health insurance premiums. It’s exceedingly unlikely that Republicans will take up another health-care bill this year.

  4. THE BORDER. This is pretty simple: most GOP lawmakers believe the image of kids being separated from their parents and children in cages at the southern border with Mexico is a political loser in the suburban districts they need to win to keep their majority.

  5. TARIFFS: The United States is in a trade war with China, and on the brink of one with Mexico and Canada. You don’t have to look that hard: across the Midwest, newspapers are carrying headlines that warn of economic catastrophe if the tariffs take hold.

What’s amazing is that none of this analysis is wrong, per se, but that Wingnuttia is worried about it not so much as acts of immoral policy, but from optics that might hurt their hold onto power.  Every last one of these 5 issues they could address if they wanted to. The problem is that they agree with all of it, they just don’t want voters to know that they do.

UPDATE 1: Even before I hit Publish, The Russian Usurper’s first campaign manager for the 2020 Goat Rodeo, Brad Parscale (dude looks the poster boy for an Idaho White Separatist Militia):

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12 Responses to Wingnuttia Enters Campaign Season, Limping

  1. You make England sound almost a “green and pleasant land” by comparison.

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  2. ming says:

    “What’s amazing is that none of this analysis is wrong, per se, but that Wingnuttia is worried about it not so much as acts of immoral policy, but from optics that might hurt their hold onto power.”

    So exactly nothing new under the sun.

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  3. laura says:

    You can’t obstruct something that was phony against you

    I are not a grammarian, but if I was, I’d spend serious time attempting to diagram that sentence.
    The stupid is very strong in the Brad Parscale douche.

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  4. bt says:

    “dude looks the poster boy for an Idaho White Separatist Militia”

    Roger that. Right out of Central Casting as the Great Trumpkin would say.

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  5. Osirisopto says:

    The GOP poured the gasoline, and Trump lit the match.

    They’re just now figuring out that they’ve got a problem?

    It takes a special kind of stupid to loose elections to these idiots.

    (I still blame B.Clinton and the DLC for this mess.)

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    • tengrain says:

      Well, O, I won’t argue that one. I still think Bill Clinton was the best Republican prznint who gave them everything they wanted (and they still impeached him).

      But for the sake of historical record, St. Ronnie is the one who started this avalanche of merde.

      Never Forget!

      TG

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    • Marc McKenzie says:

      (I still blame B.Clinton and the DLC for this mess.)

      To quote someone much smarter than me–What is your major malfunction?!

      And how convenient to completely miss Russia, GOP skulduggery in regards to keeping minorities from voting, media malpractice in 2018, and the idiots running to vote for Stein and Johnson because Susan Sarandon wanted to bring about the revolution faster.

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      • Infidel753 says:

        Some Democratic politicians will be imperfect or even massively disappointing. That’s in the nature of politicians.

        The worst of them is still better than the best Republican.

        If the carnival of atrocities we’ve seen since Trump took office isn’t enough to get us to stop making the (hypothetical) perfect the enemy of the (available) good, aim our fire at the enemy instead of imperfect allies, and vote single-mindedly for every Democrat on the ballot of whatever stripe — then American democracy is doomed.

        After the Nazi invasion of the USSR, Churchill was asked about the fact that he was now aligned with Stalin, a very nasty character. Churchill replied, “If Hitler attacked Hell, I would find something good to say about the Devil.” That’s the kind of attitude we, too, need to develop in our current situation.

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      • Osirisopto says:

        If the DLC hadn’t run a campaign in only the Battleground states and absolutely no where else and if they had made raising minimum wage a plank of the platform like every person who makes minimum wage was begging them to do Pol Pot let alone H.Clinton could have been elected.

        But instead the DLC managed to loose an election to a philanderer, adulterer, lying sack of shit, creepy ass MFer , sexual predator who is stupid enough to manage to go bankrupt while owning a money printing machine.

        It’s true Russia tilted the table but the DLC created the opportunity for them.

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      • Infidel753 says:

        So what? The critical need now is to elect as many Democrats as possible and defeat as many Republicans as possible. Whether it’s a Joe Manchin or a Bernie Sanders or a DLC functionary or Hillary or a dyed-in-the-wool socialist or what have you. Any of them is better than any Republican. Our current situation is an emergency. Circular firing squads and recriminations about 2016 are a self-indulgence we can’t afford. We all have to stand together no matter how much it sticks in your throat. Or mine.

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      • Osirisopto says:

        Those who do not learn from the mistakes of the past…

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  6. roket says:

    I trust that list is in no particular order since I’d hate to think that ripping babies from their mother’s arms is rated 4 out of 5. They can all go straight to hell.

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