Why can't the GOP unify their Party?
The GOP has full control of the government currently but cannot seem to get anything done. Can you share your thoughts on why they always seem gridlocked?
The establishment Republicans don't like Trump because he has done what they could not. Many of them have been in politics for years and some have even lost runs for the White House (Romney and McCain). Trump was a reality star and real estate mogul. His first attempt at politics, he got voted into the most important job in the political world. He showed them how weak they were in the eyes or the Republican voter. Trump is an outsider who isn't part of the establishment Republican club. He does things his way. Trump didn't listen to political experts. He thumbed his nose at all their recommendations on how to run his campaign and won. Many people in the Republican establishment don't like being shown to be so wrong and incompetent. That's the reason for the division. Trump is having success and the strength of his base voter is strong and increasing. He has forever changed the political world. In the time he's been in office, Trump has a number of accomplishments. Not bad for a political outsider. http://www.snopes.com/everything-donald … omplished/
Could the GOP unify if any Republican besides Trump had been elected? I'm not so sure that it would have made much difference because BOTH parties seem to be fracturing into ultras and moderates: Bernie liberals and moderate liberals, Breitbart conservatives and conservatives. Probably the only way there will be unification if, heaven forbid, each of those two parties fracture into two separate parties resulting in four major parties along with the third parties to try for the next major election. We're always saying that there is no law that says only two parties that can legally run for major offices, yet we complain that a vote for the third party candidate is a vote lost by our party. So why not a total of six or seven major party candidates in the general election, if the Socialist party makes it in the polls. The vote might be spread so thin for each candidate that the next POTUS would actually be the one chosen by the people. I'm not trying to be silly, just speaking my mind.
President Trump ran as a Republican. He was nominated as a Republican. He calls himself a Republican. He's still not a Republican. He's an independent who used the Party to get elected. He might have made some deals with the GOP to put him over the top in the primaries and the election, but he's largely pursuing his own path that has nothing to do with GOP policy dogma. When we look at it from that standpoint, party disunity makes sense.
In some ways his winning causes the establishment to question whether or not Republican voters (agree with their ideology).
Throughout the primaries he slammed Bush, McCain, supported LBGTQ by holding up a flag, he clashes with many GOP ideas.
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