Could more Segmenting and Disagreements within the Republican Party Occur before the Election as Party Members Remain at Odds?
Think Piece/Open Discussion
For the Republican party, last week was — to say the least — a contentious week. This was the case even before Sarah Palin lost in the Alaska Special House Election. Rick Scott, the Chair of the Republican’s Senate Campaign Arm, said on September 1st, “If you trash talk our candidates, you hurt our chances of winning, and you hurt our candidates’ ability to raise money.”
While it wasn’t said directly, or names weren’t dropped to direct the comments, many have speculated that the comments were meant for Mitch McConnell, the GOP Senate Minority Leader, who has recently claimed that “candidate quality” is what will hold back Republican candidates come November.
“Unfortunately, many of the very people responsible for losing the Senate last cycle are now trying to stop us from winning the majority this time by trash-talking our Republican candidates.”
Rick Scott continued.
An obviously ideological rift is occurring within the Republican party, and it doesn't that Donald Trump is going out of his way to add on to the attacks on Mitch McConnell and his wife. Many have been left to wonder: Will this type of infighting continue into November, or do you foresee a unified attack against leading Democratic candidates as we approach midterms?
In an honest answer, it’s possible we just haven’t seen anything yet. If the Democrats are able to hold the House and gain a Senate majority (a massive if), things will get real fucking nasty within the Republican party. Everyone is currently playing nice. Everyone presents a united front to win in November. However, once that’s passed, if Republicans miss out or fumble an “un-losable” election, everyone is going to have a pet theory that absolves them of blame and no reason not to share it with the world.
All in all, they will tear each other apart, and destroy the party from within.