Anti-Trump Republicans (RINOs)
After yesterday’s dethroning in the House of Wyoming’s Liz Chaney and Arizona’s McCain and other anti-Trumpers bent on stopping another Trump presidency it’s not surprising that they are threatening a third political party. Call it what they will the ATRP or as it is actually RINOs)
In this Insider article by Brent D. Griffiths begins with:
A coalition of anti-Trump Republicans is threatening a move that could upend American politics. An organizer told my colleagues they planned to release an open letter today titled “A Call for American Renewal.” They are not calling for an explicit split yet but warn the party of Lincoln may need an alternative if Republicans continue to follow former President Donald Trump.
Key quote: “The current GOP leadership has bought into this hook, line, and sinker, and only fealty to Trump matters at this point among those leaders,” said former Gov. Christine Todd Whitman of New Jersey. She was among the Republicans who endorsed Biden in 2020.
Their effort is also meant as a show of solidarity to Rep. Liz Cheney, who was ousted from her House leadership post on Wednesday after calling out Trump’s lies about the 2020 presidential election.
The letter is expected to be signed by roughly 100 Republicans, including former members of Congress and top party officials:They plan on hosting a town-hall-style meeting next month to further map out their agenda and to recruit prospective primary challengers.
Do I think it’s going to be a good thing for Anti-Trump republicans to form a third political party? My answer is a resounding YES! I’ve been disillusioned with the Grand Old Party (GOP) for quite some time. I have watched as republicans that I have voted for have done little to oppose disastrous democratic policies that fail to strengthen America. When the chips were down their true colors were on vibrant display showing they were republicans in name only (RINOs).
Don’t get me wrong I’ve wholeheartedly supported republican presidents as a registered republican who has voted in every election. I supported Reagan because as an outsider to the Washington political establishment his presidency was a much needed breath of fresh air. I supported the Bushes, not for getting involved in endless wars, but for standing up to aggressive dictatorial regimes who brought the fight to American soil.
I supported the failed run for the presidency by both McCain and Romney because there were no alternatives.
I supported Trump because first and foremost he was the only true outsider in the race with a track record of working hard to produce results and he wasn’t a politician. One thing I learned during the Trump presidency was to read the Constitution and demand politicians on both sides of the political isle abide by it. What I saw was the complete opposite. I also learned that under certain conditions the election process can be manipulated. I watched as career politicians became vitriol in their hatred of Trump. While they treated him with contempt expecting him to react as politicians before him, he did no such thing.
I watched as many coveted his endorsement for political office or reelection while stabbing him in the back repeatedly, as they had done to others before him. The Trump agenda of bringing forth an America First mindset was met not only with resistance but sparked a virtual insurrection within the congress, the administration and among the White House staff as we have never seen before.
After leaving office the division within the Republican Party has grown to the point that having the RINOs leave the GOP is one of the best things that could happen. A cancer within the party is hard to excise, unless it chooses to leave of its own accord. Anti-Trump republicans are that cancer. Will it hinder the effectiveness of republicans in congress, most definitely, but rest assured that there is and will be an entirely new crop of republicans stepping forth to fill the void. One might be led to believe that Trump has a massive grip on the GOP, but let me say that quite possibly it is the complete opposite.
To paraphrase President Biden, “We will build back, better, stronger!” – I am the Real Truckmaster!