Let’s get one thing straight from the gitgo. This is an opinion piece, by me. I’m a Republican black sheep on this issue, not the first time in my life I’ve held that status on this and other matters. So don’t pitch a fit at this publication. Any issues, direct them at me.
The last time Donald Trump campaigned hard in Georgia he cost the Republican Party and the American people the United States Senate. If Trump had not let his ego run amok in the state earlier this year the Republicans very well may have taken the Perdue race and with it the Senate. You’d think in the future he’d be careful of what he did in Georgia.
But like the Bourbons according to Talleyrand, Trump has learned nothing and forgotten nothing. That’s why he was in Georgia again on Saturday, wildly denouncing Republicans and praising left wing Democrats, all his words in service to his own vanity. That’s also why, when he acts like this, he is a strategic liability to the Republicans, a benefit to the Democrats, and would be a reckless disaster as the next Republican nominee in 2024.
The more Trump comes to Georgia, the worse the Georgia GOP seems to do. Keep digging that hole! #TrumpRally
— Tristan Snell (@TristanSnell) September 25, 2021
FNC: “Former President Trump returned to Georgia this weekend, to amplify his attacks on the key battleground state’s top elected Republican leaders and to showcase a trio of candidates loyal to the former president.
For Trump, the trip to Georgia was personal – it came as he’s still trying to overturn his razor thin defeat to now-President Biden in Georgia, more than 10 months after losing the White House in the 2020 election. And Trump used his rally at the Georgia National Fairgrounds in Perry, in the central part of the state, to target conservative Gov. Brian Kemp, Republican Lt. Gov. Geoff Duncan, and GOP Secretary of State Brad Raffensperger for refusing the then-president’s calls to overturn the election results in Georgia.
Trump charged in comments to the large crowd that last year’s contest was ‘the most corrupt election in the history of the country,’ as he once again repeated his unfounded claims that presidential election was ‘rigged’ and ‘stolen’ from him.”
Ttump told his devotees to dump Kemp and Raffensperger in 2022 elections, saying “the people of Georgia must replace the RINOs and weak Republicans who made it all possible.” Then Trump outrageously said, putting his ego and vanity over the interests of the people of Georgia, that he would rather see left wing Democrat Stacey Abrams governor of the state rather than Kemp. “Stacey, would you like to take his place?” the former president stated. “It’s OK with me.” That’s how much Donald Trump cares about Georgia, the Republican Party, and America.