"There is danger from all men. The only maxim of a free government ought to be to trust no man living with
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Tuesday, February 26, 2019

GOP Traitors to Back Stab Trump

The Never Trumpers Are Right

  • How dare The Donald try and secure the border, bring jobs back from Asia and Mexico to middle class Americans, make peace with North Korea and lower taxes.
  • Washington Republicans are angry at Trump for actually doing what the "Conservative" GOP has refused to do. 
  • That is why the GOP in both the Senate and House deliberately ran the endless Russia hearings hoping to install a meek and compliant Pence in the White House.

(Washington Examiner)  -  President Trump’s antagonists inside the Republican Party now have a fallback plan to scuttle his re-election: using the 2020 primary fight as a bludgeon to inflict irreparable political damage on him in the November general election.
The "Never Trump" movement’s preferred strategy is to recruit a formidable Republican who might block the president’s renomination, or at least mount an aggressive challenge that presses him all the way to the convention in Charlotte set for late summer next year. Efforts are underway to woo Gov. Larry Hogan of Maryland and other top Republicans uneasy with Trump.
Short of that, key renegade Republicans are preparing to settle for Plan B: mortally wound him.
“The example of Pat Buchanan is certainly in the minds of many of us of a certain age; impossible to win, eminently possible to wound,” Rick Wilson, a Republican consultant and leading Trump foe, told the Washington Examiner.

Buchanan, now 80, is a conservative pundit and former White House adviser who challenged President George H.W. Bush in the 1992 GOP primary, foreshadowing the rise of Trump populism. Buchanan was a long shot from the outset and never seriously threatened Bush for the nomination. But his campaign proved a major irritant and is partly credited with weakening the incumbent and boosting the inevitable victor, Bill Clinton, in the general election.
In 2020, that is the sort of primary challenge some "Never Trump" Republicans envision pursuing against this president if their favored option — running a contender strong enough to win — doesn’t come to fruition. For Republicans committed to dislodging Trump at all costs, wounding him in a primary would be adequate. No president challenged for renomination in the modern era has won a second term.
“For a number of people I’ve spoken to, putting a torpedo into Trump’s operation would suffice for them — if they could mortally wound him in a primary,” said a Republican insider involved in the effort.
Outright defeating a sitting president in a primary is nearly impossible, and Trump’s intraparty opponents are realistic about their prospects.
That is why the Republicans who would potentially wage the strongest campaign to dethrone Trump — Hogan, former Ohio Gov. John Kasich, Sen. Ben Sasse of Nebraska, and others — are waiting for special counsel Robert Mueller to complete a federal investigation into possible collusion with Russia by the president and his associates in 2016.
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