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Tucker vs McCarthy... And A Dear Judy Letter

Remarking on the McCarthy's-A-Big-Liar tapes, Tucker Carlson told Fox viewers that McCarthy "sounds like an MSNBC contributor. And yet, unless conservatives get their act together right away, Kevin McCarthy or one of his highly liberal allies like Elise Stefanik, is very likely to be speaker of the House of Representatives in January. That would mean we will have a Republican Congress led by a puppet of the Democratic Party." Wow! And, apparently, still unindicted Florida sex predator Matt Gaetz sees it about the same way as Tucker does. He tweeted his statement-- a declaration of war against a mortally-wounded leader-- last night:

The end of Kevin McCarthy's career?

Now to the Dear Judy letter. Get ready by thinking about how crazy and completely paranoid the Michigan Republican Party has turned since it was the party of Jerry Ford and Governor George Romney-- Mitt's pop-- almost in another world.

Judy is Judy Rapanos, chairwoman of the very red (R+14 that Trump won with 61.2%) 4th Congressional District Republican Committee. And it was from Tony Daunt, who the Detroit News described as "a longtime Michigan Republican insider" a member of the Republican state committee, who had previously served as executive director of the Michigan Freedom Fund, the director of constituent relations for former Republican Gov. Rick Snyder and logistics director for the Michigan Republican Party. It's a letter of resignation he sent yesterday, three days after a contentious party convention.

Daunt isn't a fascist. He's a totally wrong-headed, hard core conservative... and God forbid that he and others like him, dissatisfied with Trumpism, decide to migrate over to the Democratic Party and take over its crumbling, rudderless shell.

Dear Judy,
Please accept this email as the formal resignation, effective immediately, of my position as a member of the Michigan Republican Party State Committee from the Fourth Congressional District.
You are one of the most wonderful, principled, and hard-working individuals I’ve had the pleasure of knowing, and it has been an honor to have your support. The Fourth District is blessed to have such an honest and dedicated individual as their chairwoman, and I look forward to continuing our friendship for years to come.
Unfortunately, the priorities and “leadership” of the Republican Party, particularly here in Michigan, are no longer recognizable as those of a serious institution. Thanks to the disastrous policies and poisonous cultural warfare being pushed by the equally unserious Democrats from Joe Biden to Gretchen Whitmer on down Republicans should be poised for tremendous gains across the country. But not here in Michigan. Not now.
Instead of focusing on highlighting the Democrats myriad failures from the Afghanistan debacle, to COVID authoritarianism (which didn’t even succeed at their supposed goal of stopping the virus), to crippling inflation, to the still cratered and crumbling DAMN roads feckless, cowardly party “leaders” have made the election here in Michigan a test of who is the most cravenly loyal to Donald Trump and relitigating the results of the 2020 cycle. A cycle that saw Republicans PICK UP seats in the US House and win countless close elections across the country, and that would have ended with Republicans maintaining their narrow majority in the US Senate… if not for the disgraceful, petulant, and dangerous actions of a deranged narcissist.
Incredibly, rather than distancing themselves from this undisciplined loser, far too many Republican “leaders” have decided that encouraging his delusional lies and, even worse cynically appeasing him despite knowing they are lies, is the easiest path to ensuring their continued hold on power, general election consequences be damned. Rather than assembling the courage to do the right thing, at the right time, and guide the activist base towards the truth, they’ve repeatedly backed down and dissembled, hoping that just one more act of cowardice will be what does the trick. Apparently more than just the radical Left needs to get back to basics on world history and the tragic consequences of appeasement.
Whether it’s misguided true belief, cynical cowardice, or just plain old grift and avarice, it’s a losing strategy and I cannot serve on the governing board of a party that’s too stupid to see that.
All my best to you and the many other Republicans who are doing their best to do the right thing despite a “leadership” class that refuses to help you.
Tony Daunt

And Señor Trumpanzee? What does he have to say about all this infighting in his party? Not much, he's too busy fuming about the only Ohio Senate candidate who hasn't been kissing his ass, state Senator Matt Dolan, currently polling, according to Fox News' latest survey 4th in the 7-person race with 11%, just behind rapidly-sinking former front-runner Mike Gibbons, now at 13%.

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