“Former president Donald Trump threw himself back into politics this weekend by publicly endorsing a devoted and divisive acolyte in Arizona who has embraced his false election conspiracy theories and entertained the creation of a new ‘MAGA Party.'”
I wonder what a stylized shitgibbon would look like as a mascot. Orange, of course.
Axios morning email thingie leads:
The GOP is getting torn apart by a spreading revolt against party leaders for failing to stand up for former President Trump and punish his critics.
Much of the party’s base — including conservative talk radio, TV and social media — are spoiling to fight for Trump in exile.
- On top of that, Trump himself is threatening to literally split the party in two with the creation of a new MAGA Party or Patriot Party, the WashPost reports…
Step into almost every Republican state or district, and most voters are livid that Republican leaders didn’t fight more to overturn the election, resist impeachment, back Trump, punish House Conference Chair Liz Cheney and protest big business for blacklisting its members. Look what’s happening:
- The Arizona Republican Party voted yesterday to censure three faces of the Republican establishment — Cindy McCain, Gov. Doug Ducey and former Sen. Jeff Flake — and reelected state party chair Kelli Ward, a fierce Trumper.
- The 10 House Republicans who voted to impeach Trump are being hit with swift punishment, including brewing primary challenges, censure votes and public scoldings, the N.Y. Times reports(subscription).
- Some House Republicans, egged on by right-wing media, are pushing an uphill fight to oust Cheney from her third-ranking leadership post. In Wyoming, she faces a long-shot primary challenge.
Anyway, this would be the death knell of the GOP, officially split and alone in the wilderness. This third-party threat also shows the Senate that he’s not worth saving from impeachment as he’s going to shiv them anyway. Of course, they’re such assholes that they probably would change parties in a heartbeat.