When a congressman whines that they will lose because of Trump it is evidence that self-pity is the drug of choice for GOP politicians.
Eric Erickson recently passed on to his readers how an anonymous congressman whines about the President, under the headline, “A Congressman’s Profanity Laced Tirade in a Safeway Grocery Store.” The anonymous whiner has the temerity to claim that Trump will be the reason Republicans lose their seats in November.
Erickson is a Never Trump “conservative” who I don’t appreciate much but who I don’t think would make up a story.
But if Republicans lose in November it will be because Donald Trump didn’t fulfill enough promises to make his supporters enthusiastic about voting. While the blame would fall on him it would fall on Republicans in Congress even more. They resisted and obstructed Trump’s efforts to build a wall. They are pressuring him to continue the Bush-Obama foreign policy.
The post begins this way:
One of the President’s congressional defenders has privately decided he hates Trump and wants to unload.
“If we’re going to lose because of him, we might as well impeach the motherf**ker,” said the congressman as we roamed the aisles of a Safeway grocery store together. […] The congressman did not want to be seen with me on Capitol Hill. He needed to get some stuff anyway and decided he’d let me walk with him through the cereal and dairy selections at the Safeway near my hotel. He is not happy with President Trump. He was never a die hard Trump supporter. He supported him in the general and never expected him to win. But he did. So the congressman, whose district Trump won, has been a regular supporter on Fox News and elsewhere defending the President. He is happy to be quoted, so long as I don’t name him. He says he just needs to vent. I suggest what we’re doing is one of the reason’s Trump won — a congressman says nice things in public and bad things in private.
“Everybody does this sh*t,” he says. It’s his turn. […] I’m passing along his comments, not endorsing them.
“I read you writing about this, about wanting to say nice things when you can and criticize when you need to. He may be an idiot, but he’s still the President and leader of my party and he is capable of doing some things right,” he says before conceding it’s usually other people doing the right things in the President’s name. “But dammit he’s taking us all down with him. We are well and truly f**ked in November.
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