President Donald J. Trump is being evaluated by Americans during his second national convention, after his contentious first Republican convention when the GOP fought his nomination as hard as the Democrats did, and with the consultant class cheering the announcement by Jeff Roe, the campaign manager for Sen. Ted Cruz Presidential Campaign at a Politico event in Cleveland the morning after Trump’s acceptance speech, that he and a group of people would invent a new GOP, should Trump win the election.
Roe, the founder of @axiomstrategies, the largest GOP campaign firm in the country, said then that his new GOP would be like the “Party of Lincoln”. Yes, he said that before Trump was even elected, and Roe and his band of “Never Trumpers” are completely discredited and exposed now, they just never under the American voter. They didn’t even take the American voter into account actually.
Roe’s “new GOP” just never got off the ground, Roe chose to make money running some candidates on Trump’s messaging and branding and stay in business as a Consultant.
However, other pouters did start what the called the “Lincoln Project” led by a GOP consultant class member, Rick Wilson.
Trump tweeted about them in May:
….get even for all of their many failures. You see, these loser types don’t care about 252 new Federal Judges, 2 great Supreme Court Justices, a rebuilt military, a protected 2nd Amendment, biggest EVER Tax & Regulation cuts, and much more. I didn’t use any of them….
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) May 5, 2020
….lost for Evan “McMuffin” McMullin (to me). Steve Schmidt & Reed Galvin lost for John McCain, Romney’s campaign manager (?) lost big to “O”, & Jennifer Horn got thrown out of the New Hampshire Republican Party. They’re all LOSERS, but Abe Lincoln, Republican, is all smiles!
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) May 5, 2020
That same wealthy consultant class always had great representation at the party level, redirecting resources from the work of the grassroots to their favored candidates, in fact, there was so much infighting in the GOP State Party level over the Never Trump’s interference, that the party was almost completely ineffective in State and local elections in 2018, playing right into the hands of the Democrats, and the party was bleeding active members, until recently.
A stroll around the Twitter timeline of Rick Wilson gives the feeling that the “GOP consultant” is far more comfortable in the furthest, leftist swampiest crowd.
Get ready to rumble.
— Rick Wilson (@TheRickWilson) August 26, 2020
Perhaps that was the plan after all?
A recent Op-ed for The Federalist, John David Daniel wrote “When the Republican Party formally nominated Donald Trump four years ago at the national convention in Cleveland, I thought the GOP was making huge mistake. It seemed Trump would certainly lose in November, and that every Republican officeholder who climbed aboard the Trump train that summer would be purged from whatever came after his inevitable defeat. It would be the end of the GOP as we knew it. I was wrong about all of that—and in hindsight, I’m glad I was wrong.”
Daniel is a recovering “Never Trumper”.
The Never Trumpers are much closer aligned to the left and to Globalists, allied with the left, as in the case of Rick Wilson a frequent guest on Leftist Media like MSNBC, driving other members of the Republican party crazy with their losing tactics for campaigns and GOP party business.
However, in 2020, President Trump’s Populist base is driving the Consultant class crazy. Turn around is fair play.
According to Rasmussen contributor, Pat Buchanan, that is a good thing.
“Globalism has been relegated to the ash heap of history as our populist president trashed the Trans-Pacific Partnership, the Iran nuclear deal, and the Paris climate accords, and began to impose tariffs on countries that have looted America’s manufacturing base,” Buchanan said.
The grassroots of the GOP are inspired by American Sovereignty. Globalism is on the “Ash heap” because of Trump and that is why Trump enjoys tremendous support now from the GOP, having lost the Never Trumpers, and gained new supporters.
"Globalism has been relegated to the ash heap of history as our populist president trashed the Trans-Pacific Partnership, the Iran nuclear deal and the Paris climate accords, and began to impose tariffs on countries that have looted America's manufacturing base." https://t.co/vzstXsSkAD
— Rasmussen Reports (@Rasmussen_Poll) August 25, 2020
The New “Trump” GOP is so much bolder in messaging, branding, and PR. They make more connections, directly with people, and gone are the days of speaking about policy and nothing else.
This week’s RNC is the perfect example of how Trump has remade the GOP into a winning machine.
The GOP before Trump would have been terrified to air such explicit anti-abortion rhetoric in prime time.
— Mark Hemingway (@Heminator) August 26, 2020
Under the two Bushes, we had to wait with bated breath for them to say one word about prolife, as if they were doing us all a huge favor. At this Trump convention, we get a full-throated, unapologetic defense of unborn life. This is the new GOP!
— Dinesh D'Souza (@DineshDSouza) August 26, 2020
You know why the GOP convention is a smashing success?
Trump fixed the party.
— thebradfordfile™ (@thebradfordfile) August 26, 2020
Republicans have repeatedly accused Democrats of promoting socialism.
But President Trump and the GOP have themselves blurred the lines between capitalism and socialism — including opening federal coffers to rescue farmers hurt by trade disputes.https://t.co/UzXl4jYh2a
— NPR (@NPR) August 26, 2020
On MINORITY ENGAGEMENT:
I love seeing Trump and the RNC fight for African-American votes. It’s the right thing to do, it’s good for the country and expanding the base is vital to the future of the GOP. Small inroads will go a long way.
— Ari Fleischer (@AriFleischer) August 26, 2020
ON LEGAL IMMIGRATION:
— The Washington Times (@WashTimes) August 25, 2020
ON CONNECTION DIRECTLY WITH THE PEOPLE:
With its non-platform, the GOP and the Trump campaign have stripped out all the pretense. There's no need for a platform when there's negative polarization. The message is "fight," and that's all there is: https://t.co/LN9BKWBijv
— David French (@DavidAFrench) August 26, 2020