As Washington becomes increasingly focused on the November midterm elections, Democrats are scrambling to orchestrate the so-called upcoming conservative bloodbath that they have been talking about for months. But there’s just one problem: The prospect of a mass exodus of Republican members is becoming less likely with each passing day.
The American people believe that tax cuts for middle-income families are not a partisan issue. Yet, although most Senate Democrats voted for Ronald Reagan’s blue-collar tax relief package in 1986, not a single one voted for President Donald J. Trump’s recent reform effort. They now have a lot of explaining to do back home.
Many analysts estimate that tax relief-loving millennials will be the deciding factor in the 2018 midterms, a reality that will spell disaster for the Democrat Party. Even one of Hillary Clinton’s most trusted senior political advisers has expressed fear that young voters will base their voting booth decisions solely on which members elected to put more money in their paychecks each month. And who could blame them?
To make matters worse, the Republican Party is making the tax bill a top election issue just as the Democrats have feared. This is evident in the fact that The Great America Committee – a key Political Action Committee (PAC) run by Vice President Mike Pence – just hired former Trump campaign manager Corey Lewandowski. Lewandowski, who has appeared in a prominent GOP television and online ads blitz promoting the tax bill, is without question the administration’s most prominent surrogate regarding this winning campaign issue and will work with Republican candidates across the country to hammer it home, uniting and growing the party, in his new role.
So, what do Democrats do when their future is at stake and there is little hope in sight? Make up false accusations in hopes that it destroys Republicans’ upward trajectory, of course.
It all started with a New York Times article, which suggested that the GOP is being divided into two camps – one headed by President Trump, the other by Vice President Pence – thanks to Pence’s ostensible goal of “forging a separate power base.”
In what can only be seen as an attempt to grind the gears of the headline-conscious president, the Times wrote:
Republican officials now see Mr. Pence as seeking to exercise expansive control over a political party ostensibly helmed by Mr. Trump, tending to his own allies and interests even when the president’s instincts lean in another direction.
The writer also suggested that this has put Pence and his influential chief of staff in hot water with many of President Trump’s “fierce loyalists.”
The hope seems to be that this media narrative – which has been and is still making the rounds throughout the entire Internet and cable TV circuit this week – would incite a reaction from the president himself and divide the Republican Party beyond repair before November.
The problem is that the Left’s accusations are laughable on their face and the American people can see through their smoke and mirrors. Recall that just a week ago, members of the Resistance accused the vice president of being too complicit with the president. Now, because he and his group have recently made significant moves on both the results and hiring front to ensure candidates that align with the Make America Great Again agenda are elected this November, their narrative has conveniently changed. Their ulterior motives are so transparent that they can be cut with a knife.
The notion that Corey Lewandowski would work for anyone or any organization that does not fully have the president’s interests and agenda at heart is completely ridiculous. As he stated on Fox News yesterday, he received the job with the president’s blessing and “doesn’t think anybody will ever accuse him of being anything other than a Donald Trump loyalist.” This is a man that has been with the president since Day One and stuck with him through thick and thin. Common sense would lead one to believe that he would not trade that all in just to receive a fleeting job at a PAC.
It may make the Democrats nervous that a political uniter of Lewandowski’s caliber was selected for this new role, but at the end of the day they will come to realize that they can run but they can’t hide. For partisan reasons, they chose to not support the tax bill – a point that voters will not soon forget thanks to the promotional work of PACs like Pence and Lewandowski’s. While these partisans can continue trying to divide the Republican Party through artificial means like the Times hit piece, the American people have seen through their obstructionist tactics for months now and will continue to.
Perhaps next election cycle, they will think before they vote and refrain from putting their political interests above those of the country at large.