19 February, 2021

Let me Know How that Works Out for You

McConnell ‘laughed’ at Trump’s blistering attack and plans to ignore former president from now on (yahoo.com)

“Mitch McConnell actually laughed about Donald Trump’s statement when he first saw this,” said CNN’s congressional correspondent Manu Raju, citing sources. “Mitch McConnell has no plans to respond. In fact, I’m told by multiple sources that he plans to ignore Donald Trump altogether as he tries to navigate the post-Trump era.”

Not well, it appears at first glance.

Poll: Most Republicans Back Trump, Unfavorable Towards McConnell | Newsmax.com

Former President Donald Trump’s approval rating among Republicans remains very high following his acquittal in his second impeachment trial, while Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., has seen his support fall in the latest poll from The Economist and YouGov.

Trump holds almost universal support among members of the GOP, while McConnell is disliked by about half of registered Republicans.

  • 87% view Trump favorably.
  • 12% view Trump unfavorably.
  • 36% view McConnell favorably.
  • 51% view McConnell unfavorably.


Maybe things will improve. After all, it’s always easy for the minority party in opposition to the President to accomplish lots of things that encourage people to vote for them.

Ahem. Yes.

Trump has fundamentally changed the Republican Party. People like Mitch McConnell represent the old version. They want to change it back. Personally, I don’t think it will be successful. Moreover, i don’t see how that’s a recipe for winning elections, even if it succeeds. Does Mitch want to advance conservatism or does he want to be the Minority Leader in the Senate until he retires? He should consider that.

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