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Dr. Rashad Richey

National TV Political Analyst, Talk Radio Host, Univ. Prof.

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With Trump at helm, Republican Party is no more

Mar 15

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Shortly after allies of former President Donald Trump took key leadership positions within the Republican National Convention (RNC), numerous staffers were terminated. Chris LaCivita, Trump’s senior campaign adviser and RNC chief operating officer, said the RNC would operate more efficiently. On March 8, Lara Trump, Trump’s daughter-in-law, assumed the role of committee co-chair, while Michael Whatley, a former North Carolina GOP chairman, took over from Ronna McDaniel as the chair.

Straight Arrow News contributor Dr. Rashad Richey contends that these changes mark another shift from traditional conservatism to Trumpism within the Republican Party. He argues that dissenting opinions are no longer tolerated in this new iteration of the party, and asserts that Republicans are solely responsible for this transformation.

Democrats did not eliminate the Republican Party. According to Don Jr., his dad did. Yeah. Donald Trump, former president of the United States, has now taken over the RNC. His son, Don Jr. said clearly, “The Republican Party is no more. You only have MAGA now.” That’s it.

Now, when I said this a year and a half ago, Republicans said that I was out of my mind, that, ‘Hey doc, you don’t know what you’re talking about. We still have room for varying opinions inside of the Republican Party. You don’t necessarily have to support Donald Trump in order to be a Republican today.’ Well, that day is gone.

You see, here’s why it’s actually dangerous. The Republican Party proper, the RNC, they attempted to be a barrier between the extreme agenda of Donald Trump and Trumpites, and also the more, let’s just say, normative conservative. Some of the agenda items are extreme in various states. That is going to now be nationalized.

Please understand. Those that support Trump and Trump himself, they were never actually conservatives. They took advantage of an opportunity, an opportunity to obtain political power. It is the new industry of the Trumps — politics. If other Republicans will allow this to happen, you are getting what you deserve.

All right, he done done it. Ladies and gentlemen, the Republican Party is no more. And guess what? Democrats had nothing to do with it. Democrats did not eliminate the Republican Party. According to Don Jr. His dad did. Yeah. Donald Trump, former president of the United States, has now taken over the RNC, his son, Don Jr. say clearly, the Republican Party is no more. You only have Magga. Now. That’s it. Now, when I said this, a year and a half ago, Republican said that I was out of my mind that Hey, Doc, you don’t know what you’re talking about. We still have room for varying opinions inside of the Republican Party. You don’t necessarily have to support Donald Trump in order to be a Republican today. Well, that day is gone. You see, here’s why it’s actually dangerous. The Republican Party proper, the RNC, they attempted to be a barrier between the extreme agenda of Donald Trump and Trump heights. And also the more let’s just say, normative conservative. Some of the agenda items are extreme in various states. That is going to now be nationalized. Please understand. Those that support Trump and Trump himself. They were never actually conservatives. They took advantage of an opportunity, an opportunity to obtain political power, it is the new industry of the Trump’s politics. If other Republicans will allow this to happen, you are getting what you deserve. How in the hell did you allow such a charlatan? A con artist, someone who does not truly uphold your values, nor engages in your chosen faith? Remember two Corinthians. Yeah, that part. You see now, since Trump owns basically the Republican Party, since now he owns the methodology for political power inside of the conservative movement. What are you going to do? Do you think Donald Trump and his cronies are going to be concerned about a Republican running for US Senate? If that Republican does not support Trump? Of course not. Do you think the RNC is going to raise money for Republicans throughout this state so that there can be a conservative voice in DC? Of course not. If you did not subscribe to the ideology of Donald Trump, you will no longer be in the ranks of the conservative movement. They are getting rid of you what you say you do.

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