Watching the TikTok and Twitter videos of all of those pipeline workers that have been thrown out of their jobs in President Biden’s first week in office are simultaneously heartbreaking and infuriating. They’ve lost their homes, their cars and their dreams and in many cases their marriages because people couldn’t get over Trump’s pull no punches approach which hurt their sensitive ears. And in the midst of all of this, here comes the rumor that Donald Trump will break off from the Republican Party and form a third party: a Patriot Party.
I’ll admit, in the heat of the moment, it sounded like a good idea. But after taking two steps back and thinking it through, that would be really, really dumb.
The whole thing started with a rumor that Trump was considering forming a third party, taking people away from the GOP. Remember the timing of that: Mitch McConnell was still “on the fence” over whether he was going to vote in favor of impeaching Donald Trump.
That rumor was quickly followed up with a poll from Rasmussen Reports. For those who don’t know, Rasmussen is one of the few remaining pollsters that is actually somewhat fair to conservatives and .
53% of Republican voters agreed that it was a good idea for Trump to break out on his own and start his own third party. 30% were opposed and 17% were unsure. The frustration with the GOP is palpable right now.
Part of me thinks it would be a good idea to just burn the whole thing down and start over. To hell with them. It’s been three months since the election and not a single sitting Republican Senator hasn’t done a thing about the 2020 election results. Heck, none of them will even say that President Trump was cheated out of his election win by the Democrats.
A few of them like Ted Cruz and Josh Hawley have danced around it with statements like, “Golly gee, you know, my constituents have questions…”
I don’t have questions. Do you?
I believe in the fiber of my very bones that the sky is blue, water is wet, Jesus walked out of the tomb after three days and the Democrats cheated in the 2020 election using the mail. I believe that Donald Trump won Virginia, Oregon and Maine, never mind the six contested states that were in the news for two months.
The Democrats in Congress know what they did, even though many of them were not even in on the theft, which was carried out by corrupt local Democrat Party machines in blue cities, along with wonky rigged voting machines. The mountains of evidence, post-election, prove that. The courts helped with the theft by dismissing every case with the excuse that the plaintiffs “lacked standing.”
The proof that congressional Democrats know it was stolen is in the fact that there is a praetorian guard of 10,000 troops surrounding the Capitol to this day.
Imposter syndrome much, guys?
Out of the 211 Republicans in the House of Representatives, I can count the number who are willing to stand up and call out the illegitimate results on one hand. And in the Senate, the number is zero. They’ve seen the exact same evidence that you and I have seen, but none of them have the guts to say this was a massive fraud.
So, it’s totally understandable that more than half of Republican voters would support a Trumpish third party. But that would also doom us. The math simply doesn’t work.
Even if 80% of Republican voters jumped ship to join with Trump, it would forever put Democrats in the lead in every presidential election going forward – and they would only need a plurality of votes. Not a majority. Splitting the GOP in two won’t work, so we need to continue doing what we’ve been doing since 2010: Vote out the Pierre Delectos, Liz Cheneys and the Eric Cantors of the party and replace them with fighters for the American people.
Look at how different the Democrat Party is from just ten years ago. The communists successfully subverted that party from within. We can subvert the Republican squishes into a pro-American party in short order as well, using the same tactics and our own litmus tests.
The poll numbers about a Trump third party did accomplish one good thing, however. It shocked the Republican Senators into reality. They now know just how many of us despise them and are sharpening our tomahawks for the next chance to go to the ballot box. Rand Paul forced a vote on whether the second impeachment of Donald Trump is even constitutional (it’s clearly not).
45 Republicans voted that impeaching a private citizen is not constitutional. Even Mitch McConnell was forced to vote against the impeachment, after spending weeks stating that he hadn’t made up his mind yet. (Do you think he feels privately embarrassed? He should.) This shows that the impeachment is dead on arrival and has left the Democrats reeling because they’re now committed to going through with it anyway.
The GOP now understands that the Overton Window has been shifted. Donald Trump’s supporters are the future of the party. And we’re here to fight.