(National Sentinel) GOP Blues: Major Republican donors are lamenting inaction in D.C. on major campaign pledges including tax reform and the repeal of Obamacare as a major reason why fundraising is down, placing most of the blame on #neverTrump #RINOs in the Senate.
As reported by Fox News, political fundraiser Dan Palmer said Saturday that raising money for coming races has been difficult thanks to the obstinance of so-called “Republicans” (like John McCain, Lisa Murkowski, Susan Collins and a handful of others).
“I’ve been around Republican politics for 30 some years and I’ve never seen it tougher,” Palmer told Fox News’ America’s News Headquarters.
He added that GOP donors are frustrated with the inability of Republicans who run the GOP-controlled Senate to lead.
“I think the House is doing its job of getting stuff out, but it’s going to the graveyard in the Senate,” he said. “The net effect for the American people is (Republicans) have yet to deliver. Whether (donors) have got $25 of skin in the game or $100,000, they’re mad. People deserve to get action on this agenda.”
Palmer said every donor is unique but that all appear frustrated that the Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., could not get the votes to repeal and replace ObamaCare.
He also suggested donors have concerns about whether Republicans, who also control the House, can pass tax a reform plan and give Trump his first major legislative win.
And it is the GOP’s agenda, or it was, at least, before Donald J. Trump — who campaigned on the same issues — defied the odds and dared to win the election. Since then his agenda — the Republican Party’s one-time agenda — has been thwarted at every turn by RINOs who would rather see the country go down in flames or given back to Democrats (which would produce the same effect) than ‘allow’ Trump any legislative victories.
Alabama’s Senate race, in which incumbent Luther Strange was defeated in a primary by Roy Moore, may or may not signal a bellwether political event in American politics, at least for the Republican Party — but it just might, as well. That said, it still seems as though RINOs don’t get that people voted for Trump, not necessarily them, and if need be voters will usher them out the door long before they turn on the president.
But hey, if Trump’s presidential victories (yes, we think he will be reelected) result in a serious cleaning out of the establishment Republicans on Capitol Hill, we’re all for it. Because that means, eventually, Americans will get lawmakers who, like Trump, mean what they say and say what they mean.
And maybe then we can get back to the business of saving this republic.
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