I truly don’t understand why Mitch McConnell and Paul Ryan aren’t actively campaigning for Hillary Clinton right now.
Let’s face it, I think they have long since realized they personally would be better off if she won the election. After all, what are the possibilities?
- Trump is an enormous drag on the downballot races. At the moment, there’s a real chance the Republicker Party could lose the Senate and a non-zero chance of the House as well. Republicker candidates all across the nation are distancing themselves from their candidate for President, even to the extent of running ads that they would “stand up to” Trump if necessary. A few have gone so far as to actively endorse Hillary Clinton.
- And if Trump wins the White House? What’s it going to look like for McConnell and Ryan when they either have to vote against their President’s legislation or (more likely) are unable to control the crazies in their own party who will surge forward with truly appalling ideas which Trump would sign? And in the next election? Do they think they will survive primary challenges from their crazies?
- Then we have the problem that the Republickers don’t currently govern or legislate anyway. They seem to have lost the knack for doing their jobs: the current Congress is the least productive ever. They can name a post office or two, but they can’t even pass funding to control the Zika virus, much less anything more broadly useful.
- They are far more comfortable — certainly more experienced in — opposing the person in the White House. If they got their candidate in there, they would have to work with him and even, maybe, govern — if they weren’t consumed by mopping up his messes. [See 1 & 2.] If Clinton were elected, they could just sit back and continue being whiny-ass titty-baby obstructionists like they are now.
So clearly it would be in their best interests to endorse Hillary Clinton so as not to rock their little boat.
Except for how all the amygdalas they’ve stampeded about Clinton being Satan incarnate would run right over them.
Hm. Sounds like they’re screwed.
What a pity.