Millions of Americans’ children are hungry through no fault of their parents. They have lost their jobs during the coronavirus pandemic, when the entire country heaved toward a depression rivaling the Great Depression early last century. The multi-millionaire Mitch McConnell just cannot relate — or he chooses not to do so.
The Wall Street Journal took this opportunity to warn Republican leadership that the $2,000 in direct payments to Americans might be the end of the Grand Old Party (GOP).
The publication’s editorial board noted that Republicans are in a bit of a pickle. The WSJ editorial board wrote:
‘Senate Republicans oppose the $2,000 for these sound reasons, but Mr. Trump has put them in a political spot. Democrats immediately joined Mr. Trump’s call for the $2,000, and on Monday they passed the larger amount through the House, 275-134.’
The WSJ editorial board carried on with its concern over Senate Majority Leader Moscow Mitch McConnell (R-KY). The point was that the vote to give Americans $2,000 might shift the future of the Senate to a Democratic win, however slim. Senators David Perdue and Kelly Loeffler’s (R-GA) seats are up for the taking in the January 5 Georgia runoff election.
The editorial continued:
‘That leaves Mr. McConnell with a tough call of barring a vote as Democrats bang away in TV ads in Georgia against GOP incumbents David Perdue and Kelly Loeffler. Or he can hold a vote, which would split the GOP caucus and upset fiscally conservative voters.’
What was behind Trump’s demand for the higher stimulus payment? Certainly, he cares nothing for his supporters, let alone those who did not support him. After he lost the November election, the president started ticking off those he appears to consider his latest enemies.
They include Republicans McConnell and Senate Minority Leader John Thune (R-SD). The irrational president even went after the whole Republican Party for failing to better support his actions and to overturn the 2020 presidential election for him.
The president is remote and fuming about his defeat. Right now, he is raging at anyone and everyone regardless of party. He is a you’re-with-me on every word I speak or you’re-my-enemy right now. Trump believes these people have been intentionally undermining him. Clearly, POTUS has lost and lost it.
Still, should the GOP lose the two Georgia senators’ seats and their majority, that would foul the party’s image. Republicans across the country would, according to the WSJ have Mr. Trump to thank “for their [assumed] 2021 tax increase.”
Republican pollster Frank Luntz warned Republicans on CNBC that:
‘He made a very bad decision by opening up the $2,000 personal checks because it’s going to cause one hell of a nightmare for those two Republican senators to vote against Donald Trump or vote against conservatives in their state.’
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