Left-wing ‘journalists’ and Democrats are positively giddy at the prospect of a civil war within the GOP.
They see trouble ahead between Republicans who remain loyal to President Donald Trump’s legacy of success and the #NeverTrump RINO faction that wants the party to ‘move on’ after being cowered, again, by another false narrative (the U.S. Capitol Building “insurrection”) concocted by their political enemies.
In fact, what’s real is that there will soon be internal strife among the Democrats, as the old guard clashes with the up-and-coming Marxist faction led by Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez.
But don’t take our word for it. One of the party’s former leaders, Newt Gingrich, says ‘fat chance’ to anyone who seriously believes the GOP is heading for a crack up.
In a column for Fox News, he writes:
Various left-wing writers (some of them nominally Republican) have been salivating over the prospects of a GOP civil war. Nothing would make them happier than to see Republicans tearing each other apart in a fight over President Trump and the future of the GOP.
However, this will not happen.
It is a sign of how self-delusional the anti-Trump forces are that they could look at the House of Representatives vote on impeaching President Trump (for the second time) and convince themselves this is the harbinger of a Republican civil war.
The House voted 232-197 Wednesday to impeach the president. Every Democrat voted for impeachment, but only 10 Republicans did. The remaining 197 Republicans voted against the impeachment effort launched by House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif.
Only in the delusional world of the left could a vote in which 197 people were on one side and only 10 people were on the other side be described as the beginning of a civil war.
A more accurate headline would read, “Overwhelming House Republican vote against impeachment with tiny faction in favor,” Gingrich declared.
He’s right, of course.
Gingrich went on to note that recent polling since the Capitol riot, which almost no supporter of the president believes that he “incited” it, shows still-massive support for Trump. But more than that, the second impeachment of the president is not popular with most voters (60 percent by one survey he cited), regardless of party.
“In fact, 65% of all voters thought the Democrats were ‘making things worse and keeping the country divided,’” he wrote, citing a survey conducted by pollster John McLaughlin.
“The left is using the Jan. 6 attack on the Capitol (which I have consistently condemned and called for the perpetrators to be put in jail) as an excuse to try to destroy the conservative movement in America. It is about to discover how powerful more than 74 million Americans can be,” he wrote.