Great meeting with President Trump last night!
We are all focused on regaining the Senate majority in 2022 and saving our country from the radical policies of today’s Democratic Party. pic.twitter.com/PUclZWXsCx
– Rick Scott (@ScottforFlorida) March 12, 2021
Another episode in the GOP Chronicles: “I can’t live with him, I don’t have the ability to give him the momentum.”
While Trump and Senate minority leader Mitch McConnell are still cracking down on the Senate majority, Trump bootlickers are asking him to be a team player in 2022 instead of settling personal points.
“Support as many incumbents as you can. Come out for the people you can come out for, ”Senator Lindsey Graham told Trump Monday, according to Politico. “Play team ball as much as possible.”
Because speaking to the king of reason is definitely a recipe for success. I mean, what could possibly be more teamwork than sending a cease and desist letter to all of the GOP campaign committees using your likeness to fundraise?
But Republicans – who are simply too weak to find new ways to reach out to voters themselves – cling to a loser. Sure, this loser might try to pickaxe the re-election bids from incumbent GOP Senators like Lisa Murkowski of Alaska and John Thune of South Dakota, but he has that irresistible charisma.
“He brought a lot of new voters into the party that we want to keep,” said Florida Senator Marco Rubio, who is up for re-election next year and keeps Trump close.
Never mind The 80 million people Trump mobilized to vote against him, which proved particularly devastating in former GOP strongholds like Georgia and Arizona.
Meanwhile, Trump could easily do the Republicans again in 2022 by advocating radicals for the GOP’s open Senate seats, particularly in states like North Carolina, Ohio, and Pennsylvania. A retired GOP senator seems to have come to terms with Trump’s kiss of death.
“I don’t have the ability to stop someone from winning elementary school. That will be decided by Republican voters in Pennsylvania, ”said Senator Pat Toomey.
Meanwhile, the Republicans are hoping, against hope, that they won’t also be forced to defend open seats in two other states: Iowa and Wisconsin. So far, things are coming together really well for their big medium-term comeback.