Anti Trump Group Headed By Democrat?
By Bob Small
At first glance the Republican Accountability Project (RAC) sounds like the beginnings of an uncivil war between the pro and anti-Trump factions of the Republican Party. Possibly similar to the Socialist Workers Party (SWP) being expelled from the Communist Party in 1938.
Or maybe how the Biden/Clinton factions have dealt with the AOC/Sanders faction.
Well, yes and no.
“We can’t support a Republican Party that is too extreme to govern,” the RAC says.
Their website features Liz Cheyney, Mitt Romney and Pat Toomey, among many. No one can question their bonafides or legacy. We’ve definitely arrived at the anti-Trump section of the Republican Party.
They’ve even launched a campaign “Republican Voters against Mastriano”
They also list five other gubernatorial candidates they are against. See their website for details.
However, and this is a big however, when you look at their chairman of the board, it is none other than a favorite son of Harvard, one Bill Kristol, professional intellectual.
Bill Kristol, was the founder and editor of The Weekly Standard, now editor-in-chief of The Bulwark. He was also Dan Quayle’s chief of staff to Dan Quayle and called “Dan Quayle’s Brain” by The New Republic.
What’s wrong with this picture, then. Well, let me just quote a tweet from Bill Kristol from Feb. 1, 2020: “Not presumably forever, not perhaps for a day after Nov. 3, 2020: not on every issue or in every way until then. But for the time being one has to say: We are all Democrats now.”
How do we regard this organization then, with both GOP and Democratic leadership? Is this a GOP Fifth Column or merely a bi-partisan effort to save the GOP from extremism.
The decision is yours.