Will trump go scorched Earth on the GOP? Bush fundraising for Liz Chenney

Oh dear, Bush Jr., and I wanna say three cheers. Crazy days indeed.


But what will the village bully do?

At about 1:45 Matthew Dowd points out how for all his faults Bush believed in public service, whereas trump has utter contempt for public service, indeed he’s always had contempt for our government, and still we idiot nation elected him - a man already advertising that he wanted to vandalize our government. Crazy day indeed.

I may as well add a bit of background.

PS. Bush’s complete 9/11 speech.

So the Bush/Chenney deal is just the latest.

Since this thread is actually about trump going scorched earth on the GOP, here’s the latest on the trump/McConnell kerfuffle.

REPORT: TRUMP IS TRYING TO OUST MITCH MCCONNELL LIKE THE VINDICTIVE SOCIOPATH HE IS

The latest development on the rift between two of the worst people in the world.

BY BESS LEVIN - SEPTEMBER 20, 2021

When we last checked in on Donald Trump ’s feud with Mitch McConnell, things had gotten increasingly ugly.

After four years of tolerating each other based on a mutual understanding that it would be in the best interest of their individual quests to amass as much power as possible, the two men had seemingly decided that their little axis of evil was no longer serving them, and that the other should go to hell.

Despite voting to acquit Trump for inciting the January 6 mob, McConnell subsequently said that there was “no question…that President Trump is practically and morally responsible for provoking the events of the day.” That elicited a statement from the ex-president in which he dubbed McConnell “dour, sullen, and unsmiling” and lacking in “political insight, wisdom, skill, and personality,” adding, “He doesn’t have what it takes, never did, and never will.” (An earlier draft apparently included an aside about the Kentucky lawmaker “having too many chins but not enough smarts,” according to Politico.)

Later, McConnell suggested that the GOP was done with the 45th president, telling Fox News: “We’re looking to the future, not the past. And if you want to see the future of the Republican Party, watch [Senator] Tim Scott… He’s the future. That’s where we’re headed. We’re not preoccupied with the past, but looking forward.” And several months later, it appears the two have not patched things up!

The Wall Street Journal ’s Michael Bender and Lindsay Wise report that Trump has been attempting to recruit allies to “depose Mr. McConnell” of his leadership position in the Senate, which he has held for a record eight terms. …