Rumors emerged Wednesday of an establishment Republican effort to mount a primary challenge against Kentucky Congressman Thomas Massie.
Massie’s a populist libertarian known for holding down the conservative and nationalist element of the liberty movement. He’s a fierce Trump supporter known for his opposition to disastrous neoconservative foreign policy, having gone so far as to call for the firing of arch-warmonger John Bolton from Trump’s National Security Council.
Massie is also staunchly pro-life and is favorably reviewed by immigration patriot organizations.
Reporting from Kentucky’s Courier Journal indicated that state representative Kim Moser was being groomed for the task. New York’s Elise Stefanik, a liberal Republican congresswoman closely affiliated with establishment old boys such as Mitch McConnell and Paul Ryan, is said to be a key figure in the backroom campaign. However, Stefanik characteristically denies interfering in a Kentucky election.
When asked about a tenative primary campaign, Moser was coy, acknowledging that Massie was popular in his suburban district but claiming that area residents desired a “less ideological” figure to represent them in Congress.
Senator Rand Paul swatted back against D.C attempts to organize a primary against his fellow freedom fighter, making it clear that Massie would have his full support in the event of a challenge.
My friend @repthomasmassie stands up for KY and is one of the few people who can be counted on to defend your Liberty. He does what he said he would do – every day. He has my full support. https://t.co/UeI9cqxqM0
— Rand Paul (@DrRandPaul) July 3, 2019
It’s unlikely that a cabal of swamp establishment behemoths in a smoke-filled backroom will get anywhere in a primary intervention against Massie, but if they do succeed, Kentuckians could very plausibly see their firebrand Congressman replaced with a milquetoast ‘go-with-the-flow’ generic Republican.
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Pelosi is Emboldened by Coronavirus Bailout, Vows to Dupe Republicans Harder Next Time
The Democrats’ socialist agenda is winning big during the coronavirus panic.
House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) pulled the wool over the eyes of President Donald Trump and Congressional Republicans with last week’s $2 trillion coronavirus stimulus package. The disaster relief money was earmarked for many liberal pet projects, and Pelosi aims to do the same thing for the next round of bailouts.
She said on Monday that House Democrats are already preparing another massive stimulus bill, using the coronavirus pandemic to enact more socialism. She is likely to include massive infrastructure spending and serious government intervention into the health care markets in the upcoming legislation.
“Our first bills were about addressing the emergency. The third bill was about mitigation. The fourth bill would be about recovery. Emergency, mitigation, recovery,” Pelosi said during a conference call.
“I think our country is united in not only wanting to address our immediate needs — emergency, mitigation, and the assault on our lives and livelihoods — but also, how we recover in a very positive way,” she added.
Republican leaders are up in arms about how Pelosi is exploiting a crisis to get her partisan agenda muscled through Congress, but it is unclear if they have the courage to actually stop her.
“They’re approaching it — it seems like — as an opportunity to pass their political and ideological agenda. We’re approaching it as, ‘How do we protect the public health and our economy?’ And those are pretty divergent goals,” Sen. John Cornyn (R-TX) said.
Pelosi is eager to exploit the coronavirus crisis quickly and use the panic and fear in the public as an excuse to massively increase government spending and control.
“I do think that it is really important that as soon as we are here, we are ready to pass legislation,” she said.
President Donald Trump and Congressional Republicans did Pelosi’s bidding when they moved forward a $2 trillion bailout bill that included funding for liberal policy goals that had nothing to do with the coronavirus.
Rep. Thomas Massie (R-KY) sounded the alarm over the sham and attempted to get Congress to actually deliberate and vote on the bill. It instead passed on a voice vote with most legislators sequestered away from Washington D.C.
"This was a wealth transfer… do the math. The $1,200 check is just the cheese in the trap" @RepThomasMassie stood alone in Congress against last week's 2 trillion-dollar stimulus package. He explains why it SHOULDN'T have been a controversy. #istandwithmassie pic.twitter.com/nPPNYh5vkS
— Glenn Beck (@glennbeck) March 30, 2020
Massie’s principled stand against Pelosi’s profligate spending bill earned him a tongue lashing from President Trump, who now wants Massie replaced in Congress because he’s too conservative.
…& costly. Workers & small businesses need money now in order to survive. Virus wasn’t their fault. It is “HELL” dealing with the Dems, had to give up some stupid things in order to get the “big picture” done. 90% GREAT! WIN BACK HOUSE, but throw Massie out of Republican Party!
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) March 27, 2020
With no Republicans seemingly willing to stand up against Pelosi, there will likely be more bailout socialism on the way as the Democrats use coronavirus for their far-left power grabs.
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