There now appears to be a whole slew of RINOs who seem very determined in their efforts to convince as many people as they can, that the only way the Republican Party has any hope of being able to survive as a viable political party is to separate itself entirely from Donald Trump. But I think what they’re really telling us is that it would make their lives just that much easier if ‘We the People’ would simply allow them to do their jobs in the same manner in which they have become accustomed. In short, to tell us whatever they wish when trying to get themselves elected, and then once elected to promptly forget whatever it was that they promised us.
Which brings me to Senator Bill Cassidy. You’ll remember him as one of the ‘malignant seven’ RINOs who saw fit to join with the Democrats in voting to impeach President Trump. It was this past Sunday, while on CNN’s “State of the Union,” that he said if the Republican Party continued to “idolize” former President Trump, they would lose elections. Cassidy said, “We’ve got to win in two years. We’ve got to win in four years. If we do that, we’ll do that by speaking to those issues important to the American people, and there’s a lot of issues important to them right now, not by putting one person on a pedestal and making that one person our focal point.”
Cassidy continued by saying, “If we speak to those issues, to those families, to those individuals, we win. That’s where our focus should be. CPAC is not the entirety of the Republican party. That’s number one. Number two, political organizations and campaigns are about winning. Over the last four years, we lost the House of Representatives, the Senate and the presidency. That has not happened in a single four years under a president since Herbert Hoover. If we plan to win in 2022 and 2024, we have to listen to the voters. Not just those who really like President Trump, but also those who perhaps are less sure.” Another RINO great at making excuses.
And he added, “If we do, if we speak to the voters who are less sure who went from President Trump to President Biden, we win. If we don’t, we lose. That is a reality that we have to confront. If you’re going to win in 2022 and 2024, you’ve got to speak to voters who didn’t vote for us last time. Now, our policies are great. Before the COVID crisis hit, we had record employment for every group, Hispanics, African-Americans, women, the disabled, high school dropouts, veterans, you name it. We had economic policies that were working. So if that’s the case, and we can speak to those policies and those families, then we’ll win.” If only we could trust them.
And he said, “But if we idolize one person, we will lose. And that’s kind of clear from the last election.” Cassidy makes clear just how clueless he is if he thinks that there is anyone who actually idolizes Donald Trump. Speaking for myself, I do not, nor does anyone I know, idolize Donald Trump. And in making such an accusation Cassidy demonstrates the fact that he has no basic understanding of why it is that so many people voted for Donald Trump in the first place. He, and those like him, would do far better, and stand a much better chance of winning elections if they were to be more like Donald Trump and in so doing keep at least some of the promises that they make.
No one idolizes President Trump, we admire, and we respect, what we see as being true leadership on those issues that are most important to us. Because all we get from RINOs, like Cassidy, is, more often than not, merely lip service. President Trump made good on the promises he made to us regarding border security, energy independence, creating jobs for Americans and putting ‘America First.’ These are the things we Conservatives have always favored, and what we thought many of whom we voted for favored as well. Cassidy doesn’t get it, and he never will. None of the RINOs get it, and they won’t if we allow them to convince us to abandon Donald Trump.
If those like Cassidy had put as much time and effort into working FOR the American people as they did in merely pretending to do so, Donald Trump would not have come to wield the influence over the party that he has, and he certainly would have never been elected president. Cassidy is the perfect symbol of why the Republican Party has been such a failure. What’s he doing on CNN, the very same ‘fake news’ network that has spent over four years calling every single Republican a racist? Who is he trying to appeal to? Why does he care so very little about the party base, so maliciously maligned by this network and still highly supportive of Donald Trump?
Cassidy cites the support from minorities and achievements for veterans and the economy as if they were Republican Party triumphs. They were NOT, they were Donald Trump’s achievements. The Republicans played only a minimal role, and in many cases were an active hindrance to the Trump agenda. Yet now these RINOs think they can cast Trump aside, take credit for his achievements, and dupe the Republican base into voting for the very same people who have failed them so miserably for decades. The Republican Party has zero credibility without Donald Trump. A Republican Party populated with RINOs is not interested in the little people.
What these career politicians like Cassidy just can’t bring themselves to admit is the cold hard, solid gold, fact that without Donald Trump, the Republican Party does nothing but to lose big time. Cassidy’s gross misunderstanding of the Republican grassroots is astounding as he fails to also understand that we who support President Trump don’t do so because we idolize him. We DO NOT follow him, he follows us. He simply plugged into our commonsense conservative movement begun by the Tea Party. These RINOs can call it TRUMPISM is they so choose, but it is so very much more, and far broader in scope. And, make no mistake, it’s not going away.