When Der Trumpenführer won the presidency due to the failure of Electoral College electors to adhere to the intent of the Founding Fathers and protect the nation from a dangerous demagogue, the one consolation that I clung to was that perhaps Trump would go down in failure - and hopefully, impeachment - and in the process destroy the Republican Party. Much can change between now and November, 2018, but Congressional Republicans sounding alarm bells warning that the GOP could pay dearly for Trump's failure and his dysfunctional regime. Republicans at all levels sold out their principles and morals (at least what was left of them) to support Trump and they need to pay for their betrayal of decency and integrity. Personally, I hope that the alarm bells greatly understate the damage being done and that 2018 is a true massacre for the GOP. Politico looks at the grow hysteria across the GOP. Here are excerpts:
Republicans say President Donald Trump needs to turn things around fast — or the GOP could pay dearly in 2018.
With the party preparing to defend its congressional majorities in next year’s midterms, senior Republicans are expressing early concern about Trump’s lack of legislative accomplishments, his record-low approval ratings, and the overall dysfunction that’s gripped his administration.
The stumbles have drawn the attention of everyone from GOP megadonor Sheldon Adelson, who funneled tens of millions of dollars into Trump’s election and is relied on to help bankroll the party’s House and Senate campaigns, to Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell. Adelson hasn’t contributed to pro-Trump outside groups since the inauguration, a move that’s drawn notice within the party, and McConnell is warning associates that Trump’s unpopularity could weigh down the GOP in the election.
Potential GOP candidates whom party leaders want to recruit are afraid of walking into a buzz saw, uncertain about what kind of political environment they’ll be facing by the time the midterms come around — and what Trump’s record will look like.
[I]nterviews with more than a dozen top Republican operatives, donors and officials reveal a growing trepidation about how the initial days of the new political season are unfolding. And they underscore a deep anxiety about how the party will position itself in 2018 as it grapples with the leadership of an unpredictable president still acclimating to Washington.
I have absolutely no sympathy for these immoral, self-aggrandizing at any cost people.