Republicans Seek Responsibility After Election Disappointment…and Trump Is Biggest | International

Republicans Seek Responsibility After Election Disappointment…And Trump Is Biggest | International


California Republican Kevin McCarthy emerging as House Speaker on election night last Tuesday. BRENDAN SMIALOWSKI (AFP)

Florida Republican Senator Rick Scott traveled to Savannah to back candidate Herschel Walker three weeks ago. . With the Nevada and Arizona seats uncertain, Rafael’s second vote against Warnock on Dec. 6 will likely determine control of the Senate. Scott, one of Washington’s most powerful party members, weighed his reasons for voting in front of a handful of supporters: Inflation, ‘Fentanyl that kills our children’ invades Ruined to the moment of birth by ‘open borders’, women’s sports ‘transgender ideology’, ‘horrible’ withdrawal from Afghanistan, indoctrination in schools, ‘socialism’ and ‘free abortion’ … Because he and Joe Biden brought it all together. Packed with reasons (and lies and half-truths), he exuded his confidence. what could be the problem?

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A few things went wrong for Republicans in the midterm congressional elections on Tuesday. With a Senate that could fall to either side, it’s very likely they’ll retake the House with a handkerchief, but it’ll be a much smaller margin than the red tide they were announcing (recently, America’s The media battle dictionaries to find the word that best defines what happened: wave? splash?). And they had the right enemies in front of them, hit by what Scott described as the perfect storm, a weak president, and a general public dissatisfaction with the way things were going. Despite such high winds, strong traditions were broken. Since Lyndon B. Johnson, the ruling party has lost an average of 45 seats in the House and his five seats in the Senate in the midterm elections. So the conservative camp woke up Wednesday with a good election hangover, like touching your clothes to find your wallet. What the hell happened last night? search for the culprit.

In that search, the one that stands out above the rest at the moment is Donald Trump. His shadow hung over the entire campaign as it did over six years of the party’s present and future, the most glaring failures being by some of the hopefuls he supported (Ohio’s Others, like his JD Vance, have done their part). Expectations that next week he will announce his 2024 White House candidacy have prompted prominent Republicans to expect him to do so before the issue is resolved in Georgia in less than a month. It urged them to speak publicly that they don’t think it’s a good idea to Conversely, it could spur Democrat mobilization.

For now, Trump summoned the world to his Mar-a-Lago mansion on Tuesday for “the most important announcement in U.S. history.” If he’s going to back off (which he doesn’t seem to be), it’ll be interesting to see how he does it, but his proven mastery of sleight of hand doesn’t stop him from finding a way out. At least, he admitted Wednesday on his social network Truth that “in some ways, yesterday’s election was somewhat disappointing.” who does it better? In Florida, his most serious rival in 2024, Republican Gov. Ron DeSantis, swept the gubernatorial election.

The cover of the New York Post tabloid about Trump after the congressional election.

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Projectiles also come from affiliated media owned by Rupert Murdoch, such as Fox News. tabloid New York Post, Chained an unusual succession of two flattering covers. First, you’ll see a “DeFuture” headline above DeSantis’ photo. Second, Trump is caricatured to resemble Humpty Dumpty in the fairy tales, and the intro, written like a Humpty Dumpty lullaby, says, “Every ‘King’s man’ becomes ‘Every party’s man’.” It changes and makes me wonder. that?

There is no definite answer to that question. The disappointing election result is also united in its hatred, partly because of Trump’s shadow and the centrifugal force of Trumpism’s extremist direction that has frightened moderates, yet internally divided and powerful. Revealed the reality of a formation lacking effective leadership. Last scheduled voters in the ballot.

“The problem of messaging” was one of the recurring themes in my campaign conversations with Republican supporters, politicians, and strategists. Many warned that the party was risking alienating the undecided. was a turning point), democratic rhetoric was clearly endangered. Not just a denialist election, but an appeal to a young, diverse and multiracial society as opposed to old America, whites and Christians.

Disagreement also led to a poor ability to inject funds into the campaign. The party’s nominal leader is Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell, who clashed with Scott over the issue in a meeting with senators in August, according to The Washington Post. McConnell, who beat his collection mark in the Senate debate on Cycle Now, has been criticized for how he distributed that $205 million (a similar amount in euros): Georgia , Nevada, and North Carolina, Ohio, and Pennsylvania alone left 178 million. And not all of them gave the expected results.

Mitch McConnell (left) and Rick Scott (right) listen to Republican Senator Joni Ernst in front of fellow Senator John Thune. Drew Angerer (AFP)

A Trump spokesman told Fox News on Wednesday that he had dropped out of “a race that he could win, like New Hampshire or Arizona.” First, Trumpist Don Bolduc was one of the earliest to lose on Tuesday, and second, PayPal founder Peter Thiel came to the rescue with his $20 million donation. Despite the fact, the Blake Masters vote is still taking place. On Monday, Trump spoke to reporters about McConnell aboard a private jet en route to a successful rally in Ohio. “I think we’ll probably have to put up with it for another two years,” he told them. “If I run and win, he’ll be out in two minutes.”

The cold-faced old lion of politics, McConnell’s future doesn’t look so bleak after the election results. McCarthy is a little cloudy. He’s spent four years preparing to become Speaker of the House to replace another veteran lioness, Democrat Nancy Pelosi, but his party’s majority in Congress is still in the running. The prediction of being tighter than expected forces him to yield to Tsubasa, the most radical of the party. Needless to say, the shorter the profit, the more power each lawmaker has to pursue his own interests through intimidation.

One of its Extreme Wing members, Arizona President Andy Briggs, issued the first warning on a podcast this Thursday. If so, “Well, okay, Kevin would be a speaker candidate. From what I’ve seen, I think we need to have some serious discussion about it.” and at least enjoyed a little solace thanks to the announcement of Louisiana Congressman Steve Scalise’s intention to run as number two. Before that, Scalise sounded like a potential opponent to McCarthy in the race to become America’s third-largest authority, after the president and vice president.

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