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May 15, 2021
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Not sure this is even news, but I try to be thorough, so I’ll mention that about 150 anti-Trump Republicans and former Republican leaders signed a letter demanding that the party return to its principles (as they apparently define them) or they might leave and form a new party.

https://www.foxnews.com/politics/anti-trump-republican-group-mcmullin

Considering this group includes such raving anti-Trump partisans as George Conway, I’m sure most Republicans will be able to hold back their tears at their departure. They credulously repeat the Democrats’ propaganda that Trump encouraged the January 6th Capitol violence (which they wildly claim was an actual insurrection attempt) and that any suspicions about the 2020 election results are part of a “Big Lie” conspiracy.

Evan McMullin claimed that "a fourth to a third of the party has desired a new direction for it. Obviously, that’s still a minority of the party, but it’s a significant number." True, but I suspect it’s also a number pulled out of his hat. For instance, McMullin ran as an Independent against Trump and Clinton in 2016 and scored 0.5% of the national vote. He spent the next four years attacking Trump and endorsed Biden in 2020, so it seems to me that he left the GOP long ago.

And in a recent Texas special election, Trump-endorsed candidate Susan Wright came in first while an anti-Trumper endorsed by letter-signer Rep. Adam Kinzinger came in 5th among Republicans and 9th overall, scoring 2503 votes out of 78,374 cast. That’s 3.2% of the total vote or about 5% of the Republican vote. I’d have to have the math skills of a Squad member to think that’s a fourth to a third of the party.

Personally, I don’t want to see the Republicans lose any votes, and I think it’s foolish to try to split the party when there are such narrow margins of victory and so much at stake. But I can’t fathom how anyone could make an A-B comparison between Trump’s actions over four years (protecting life, defending religious freedom, securing the border, supporting Israel, standing up for American workers, and on and on) and the radical leftist destruction Biden has wrought in just his first 100 days, and think Trump is the biggest threat to traditional American values and the Constitution. If you believe that, you don’t need your own political party; you either need a psychiatrist or a few dozen more I.Q. points.

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Comments 1-9 of 9

  • Kay Gibson

    05/16/2021 11:45 PM

    ALL SELF CENTERED SCUMMY RINOS ARE MORE THAN WELCOME TO LEAVE...DON'T LETTHE DOOR HIT YOU ON THEWAY OUT... USA LOVING AMERICANS ONLY IN THIS PARTY !!!!!

  • Karen S Brady

    05/16/2021 07:17 AM

    I agree the party needs to stick together or they will lose from now until forever. That's one thing I have to applaud the Dems for. Come Hell or high water, they stick together. For the sake of this Republic, the GOP needs to take back Congress in 2022. It will never happen if they split.

  • Jensen Cindy

    05/16/2021 04:03 AM

    Seems to me like the last few election cycles have shown that most Republicans are fed up with the establishment Republican party in DC and were very ready to have someone who would stand up for conservative values and stop following or caving to the Democrat agenda. I think the establishment Republicans (RINOS) will find out they are a minority if they leave and start their own party...but I say let them leave! They hinder more than they contribute to a conservative direction for this country!!

  • Ellen Burchfield

    05/15/2021 05:17 PM

    Lol. These rinos can go. We will do
    Better without them.

  • Myra Charleston

    05/15/2021 04:43 PM

    These people do not care about maintaining the sovereignty of the United States, they are pushing actions that will ensure a complete Marxist takeover of the USA.

  • Cliff Garrison

    05/15/2021 02:44 PM

    Every time someone has left their party, to form another party, they lose the election. Let them leave and be done with them.

  • Ruth M Long

    05/15/2021 12:25 PM

    I don't think they will get very far!! OVER 700 Million votes for Trump prove it!!

  • Naomi (Bailey) McGraw

    05/15/2021 11:58 AM

    Time to get all the Anti-Americans out of office !! If they will not abide by the "laws of the land" then they don't need to be here and definitely not hold any type of office ! Well-----maybe dog catcher. One would think they'd be pretty apolitical about that??

  • Joanie

    05/15/2021 11:26 AM

    This is a good article. Thanks for setting those traitors straight!!