There is only one ‘Republican’: the political party of Trump, writes Laura Ingraham
Ingraham: Manchin, Sinema must come to 'Republican ship,' before voters throw them ‘overboard'
Contrary to the often-cited idea that the current state of American politics is the product of a unified progressive alternative to one-party rule, political analyst Laura Ingraham observed that “Republican political parties have as much chance of winning national elections with mere control of Congress as they do of winning a presidential election with mere control of the White House”.
Ingraham’s comments came on the radio show of conservative talk show host Hugh Hewitt in a discussion about Senator Joe Manchin (D-WV) and Senator Kyrsten Sinema (D-AZ), the Democrats vying to succeed retiring Senator Jeff Flake (R-AZ). “Having enough Republicans to put together a workable, a functioning GOP congressional majority requires more than a (Republican) White House,” Ingraham stated, “Democrats must also work with Republicans to put together a political party, they have one – it’s the Donald Trump administration, it’s the Republican party. There is only one ‘Republican’ – the political party of Trump.”
Thanks to The Donald, the GOP now has a narrow 51-49 edge in the Senate – the first such tally since 2006. A calculation done by both Roll Call and Y&a X decided that Republicans have three chances of winning back the majority in the 2020 election. However, absent a continued focus on and support for the Trump administration’s legislative priorities, they fear losing.
“Republicans have the right for all answers on the big, key issues like tax reform and trade (but) the progressive government’s takeover of both houses of Congress is exactly what we must do, especially after Democrats retook the White House,” Ingraham continued. “If we fail to rebuild the Republican party from the ground up, sooner or later we may be out of a job. We must not go down this well-worn road to permanent minority status. We cannot do what we did in the 1920s and the 1960s – just rename the party. We must try hard to defend our House and Senate majorities and never take their support for granted.”
She later added: “The clock is ticking, progressives love to keep asking the question, ‘Do we need a presidential election?’ The answer is no.”
Ingraham concluded by stating: “Tough voters might be able to work with Democrats on key issues in the Senate – the question is whether or not the left would be willing to work with Republicans on the big, fundamental, GOP, issue of Republican Party in our minds: how to grow the economy and jobs?”
You can listen to the full audio of Ingraham’s conversation with Hewitt here.