Oh no! We might lose Charlie Dent, Michael Steele, Mary Peters, Denver Riggleman and Christine Todd Whitman from the Republican party. And even worse we could lose Anthony Scaramucci! Apparently kicking Liz Cheney from her leadership position in the House Republican conference has outraged the NeverTrumpers … again. And they threaten to flounce out of the party and this time they’re going to start their own party!
Well, that does sound scary. But in line with my policy of creative spite I feel like we shouldn’t waste this opportunity to mock, humiliate and infuriate these losers. After all, what exactly does it mean for them to leave the Republican party again? Didn’t they vote for Hillary Clinton in 2016? Didn’t they vote for Joe Biden in 2020? How exactly can they increase their opposition to the Right. Will they double their already constant presence on CNN and MSNBC? Is that possible? Will they be able to forego sleep to create this omnipresent ranting?
The story is they are threatening to take their 100 “leaders” and decamp for a new “party” that will thereby hobble the Republicans in the 2022 elections. Well, good riddance. After we separate the pundits and geriatric has-beens from this gang of one hundred, exactly how many actual politicians will we have? Liz Cheney? Adam Kinzinger? I’ll bet Mitt Romney won’t be there. Not even Susan Collins. They know where their bread is buttered. They’ve got their cushy spots in the Republican herd. Only the losers who know they’re headed for primary defeat will join this loser club. And even these won’t stay very long after it’s apparent that all it guarantees is that they will have to sit at the geek table in the cafeteria. I did see William Weld, Evan McMullin and Tom Ridge on the list. Weld was the governor of Massachusetts back in the early 1990’s. Evan McMullin ran pitifully against Donald Trump in the 2016 Presidential race. Tom Ridge served in the George W. Bush administration as, I think, head of Homeland Security. After that the list is a blank to me.
I really think we should encourage this thing as much as possible. I’m only disappointed that the well-known NeverTrumpers in the press didn’t add their impressive weight to this list. Knowing that Bill Krystal, Jonah Goldberg and company were going to stop claiming to be Republicans would be a great blessing.
Wait, I’ve just found two great names, Mona Charen and Max Boot. I didn’t know Charen claimed to be a Republican. That’s news to me. And how exactly do we still have Max Boot? He’s been foaming at the mouth since 2016 and I thought he had declared a fatwah against the Republicans in 2018.
Looking at this list I think we might actually gain votes. Knowing that your vote was against Max Boot might be enough to get a really lazy man up off his couch and cast his vote just out of spite. I only hope that they field a really inspirational presidential candidate in 2024 like John McCain. Sure he’s dead but he’s got real name recognition and he’s guaranteed to get a few votes in Arizona, maybe. But then again 2024 is a really long time from now. I’m not sure this grand coalition will last that long. Let’s just hope they can get Liz Cheney to run on the REPAIR platform in 2022. That’s the acronym for “Stand Up Republic & The Republican Political Alliance for Integrity and Reform.” That ‘s the name of this thing. I think they should rename it Stand Up in Defense (of something or other) and they could us the acronym STUPID.
Here’s the full list of the signatories to this august new venture.
H. Bryan Cunningham
T. Greg Doucette
Edward Tobin III
Laura Holmes Jost
Susan Del Percio
Stanley Twardy, Jr.
Christine Todd Whitman