He’ll be 84. I suspect this is his last term. But he’ll be the GOP Senate leader as long as he wants to be.— Dan McLaughlin (@baseballcrank) February 17, 2021
Republican voters DON’T WANT more True Conservatism.
“He blamed McConnell for the loss of the Georgia special elections last month, pointing to McConnell’s refusal to agree to $2,000 checks for individuals in the COVID-relief bill passed at the end of last year. Even if this issue was decisive in Georgia …
It is certainly true, as Trump stated in the abusive terms, that McConnell isn’t charismatic; firebrands don’t typically rise to leadership in the Senate. McConnell is, to his credit, an institutionalist. He is also canny, tough-minded, and willing to play the long game in advancing the interests of the Republican Party and of conservatism. This doesn’t mean that his judgment is flawless. He’s made some wrong calls in GOP primary fights over the years, and surely will again.
But he’s genuinely interested in building up his party, rather than tearing it down if he doesn’t get his way. The same can’t be said of his antagonist.”
It is over, pops.
Look at these numbers.
Mitch and his fellow senior citizens are politically dead in the water. Their base in the suburbs are Democrats now. It is time for them to retire and check into The Villages in Florida.
64% of Trump voters now say that their racial identity is very, extremely or somewhat important to their identity. 3.8% of younger conservative voters say that racial equality is a very important issue for them. The typical young Trump voter is far closer to us than to Baseball Crank.
White identity is spiking. Economic populism is growing too. The polls are trending toward White Populism. These battles over dead issues that all of these old people are having in Congress reflect an America that doesn’t exist anymore. They’re trying to relive the glory days of their youth.