The difference between establishment Republicans and those who get it


Some Republicans don’t get it and stick to old ways

Again trying to parrot McConnell’s criticism of Walker, a report compiles the failures of the Republican party support in Georgia

The Daily Mail lays out the lack of agenda and using the eccentricities of state election law to get votes.

Senate Republicans expressed no surprise the day after Herschel Walker‘s loss in Georgia and blamed both lack of a unifying agenda and a missed opportunity to drum up early votes.

The knives came out for the former NFL star – plagued by domestic violence accusations and claims that he paid for multiple women’s abortions despite staking out a pro-life position – after his loss to incumbent Democrat Raphael Warnock by about three points.

‘Candidate quality does count,’ Sen. Mike Braun, R-Ind., who is leaving the Senate to run for governor in 2024, said in a news briefing Wednesday.

But he didn’t just blame Walker – he also cited a lack of a policy plan to rally voters. 

‘If there’s not a clear plan of what you’re for — we are basically for nothing and we complain about it along the way. And then we say, “Well, maybe we’ll tell you after we’re elected.” It’s not going to work. Democrats are political enterprisers,’ Braun said.

While the loss did not shock, some Republicans descended into finger pointing both at Walker and former President Trump. Others defended Walker and blamed the broader party’s strategy.

Sen. John Thune, R-S.D., placed blame squarely on Trump’s influence.

‘His obsession with the 2020 election became an albatross and a real liability,’ Thune told reporters.

Asked by DailyMail.com if he was surprised his party lost in Georgia on Tuesday, Sen. John Barrasso, R-Wyo., said: ‘No. It was a hard-fought campaign.’ Still, he called Walker a ‘superb candidate.’

Asked if the results took him by surprise, Sen. Marco Rubio shrugged and said, ‘I don’t know.’

‘We should be asking ourselves both politically and from a policy standpoint [what happened],’ Rubio said.

‘I think [the loss] was factored in,’ retiring Sen. Richard Shelby, R-Ala., told DailyMail.com. ‘There was no surprise.’

(Read more at the Daily Mail)

If California Republicans have stopped complaining about ballot harvesting and embraced it, why can’t establishment Republicans?

If California Republicans have learned to “collect” ballots at churches, conservative civic clubs, and the like — why did Georgia stick to the old way of doing things?

If this is a matter of being able to fight dirty like the Democrats, there have been instances where Warnock evicted low-income tenants. Warnock has been known to be a deadbeat dad. Warnock has even gone silent on accusations of impropriety with children at his summer camp.

Something tells me that the issue establishment Republicans have does not find a foundation in the “candidate quality,” but in the conservative values espoused by Walker.

Some Republicans get it and adapt

Again trying to parrot McConnell’s criticism of Walker, a report compiles the failures of the Republican party support in Georgia

The Daily Mail points out how Texas Governor Greg Abbott has drawn a straight line from the Chinese spying he has observed and the tool of TikTok; therefore, he has banned the use of TikTok on state phones, tablets, and computers.

A growing number of states, including Texas, are banning the use of the short-form video app TikTok on government devices because of the likelihood that data from the app is harvested by the Chinese Communist Party.

On Wednesday, Texas Governor Greg Abbott became the latest state leader to ban the use of the popular app, following Maryland, South Dakota, South Carolina and Nebraska.

Abbott, a Republicansaid, ‘TikTok harvests vast amounts of data from its users’ devices—including when, where, and how they conduct Internet activity—and offers this trove of potentially sensitive information to the Chinese government.’

‘While TikTok has claimed that it stores US data within the United States, the company admitted in a letter to Congress that China-based employees can have access to US data. It has also been reported that ByteDance planned to use TikTok location information to surveil individual American citizens,’ Abbott continued.

He directed Texas state agencies to immediately ban officers and employees from using or downloading TikTok on any government-issued device, which included cell phones, laptops, tablets, and all other devices capable of internet connectivity.

The app, which has long been a trouble spot for the US intelligence community, has 85 million American users and is owned by a Chinese company that employs members of the Chinese Communist Party and has a subsidiary that is partially owned by the CCP.

(Read more at the Daily Mail)

It seems that some Republicans don’t need to be kicked in the teeth to understand China opposes us

Some Republicans have come to the realization that, just as Democrats will use all methods available to maintain power, the Chinese Communist Party has a long-standing reputation of stealing, spying, and performing other nefarious acts to get what they want.

Since Governor Abbott was around to experience the Chinese burning documents when they were caught stealing technology from the Medical Center in Houston and from Johnson Space Center, he knows not to trust the CCP.

 

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