Jeff Flake, ex-Republican Senator and well-known ‘Snowflake’, has never been shy when it comes to demonstrating his hatred for our current president, Donald Trump. I had hoped, after he essentially took the coward’s way out by choosing not to run for re-election, that he would have simply gone away quietly, never to be seen or heard from again. But unfortunately, such was just not the case. After his 16 year stint in Congress he went on to get hired at as a ‘political commentator’ on the Communist Broadcasting System (CBS). In his latest bit of treachery he said he’d rather toss the 2020 presidential win to a Democrat rather than let Trump see a second term.
It was at the Intelligence Squared debate in New York on Thursday, Flake delivered a rather scathing rebuke of the president. And it was moderator John Donvan who asked Flake, “Are you willing to lose a cycle for the Republican Party because of the principles that you’re arguing?” Flake responded saying, “Oh yes, yes.” And when asked what should happen if Trump is the Republican nominee, Flake said, “You sacrifice a generation, and you think, ‘Man, we might get some policy goals in the next year or two.’” Flake said, “Look at the long term. Look at the long term, at what you’re doing for the party, because people don’t want to be associated with it.”
Flake went on to say, “It’s not to say that we want the Democrat elected, I’d like another Republican elected. But if we continue and go with President Trump, I think, that Republican principles, conservative principles will be damaged more in the long run by having President Trump with a second term than they would by limiting him to a first term.” New York Times columnist Bret Stephens also joined Flake on the idea of not wanting Trump as the Republican nominee in 2020. And Flake in demonstrating just how politically corrupt he is, also rebuked the idea that President Trump is the only Republican candidate that can garner the votes, calling it a “fallacy.”
Flake said. “We would certainly like it to be a Republican.” And he said, “And this notion — this narrative that’s been built up, that Donald Trump is the only one that can cobble together the Electoral College and win is just a fallacy.” Just who else is it that this boob thinks would be able to convince conservatives, who have spent decades getting stabbed in the back by politicians like himself, to vote for those that he would likely want to see run instead of the president? I’m sure it’s wimps like Jeb Bush, ‘Crazy Uncle’ John Kasich or any number of other RINO ‘Establishment’ types that would meet with Flake’s approval and would undoubtedly go down in flames.
As for the 2020 presidential election, there is now a rather long list of less than impressive Democrat contenders all vying to take on President Trump, and all of whom seem to be doing very little to differentiate themselves from one another. They spew pretty much the same talking points about how President Trump somehow colluded with the Russians in 2016, despite the Mueller report that made very clear that no such collusion took place and continue to call him the same old, tired names. Several of their campaign websites make it hard for voters to understand what the candidates’ positions are on important issues because they lack actual issues pages.
As for President Trump, he’s been busy setting himself apart from other candidates since his 2016 election, especially with his “Promises Kept” section of his campaign website. And yet it would apparently be any of these Democrats that Flake would now rather see as president than President Trump. I’m not really sure anymore what it is that motivates Flake. What is it that President Trump has done that Flake thinks makes him unfit for office. Is it the fact that manufacturing jobs are returning, or is it that black unemployment is now at its lowest point in history, or is it that we have a sustained economic recovery underway? Which is it Jeff, I’d really like to know!