Former South Carolina Congressman and Governor Mark Sanford, who was bounced from Congress in a primary election last year after doggedly opposing the President, is now considering a presidential run against Trump in 2020.
“Sometimes in life you’ve got to say what you’ve got to say, whether there’s an audience or not for that message,” Sanford told The Post and Courier. “I feel convicted.”
The S.C. Republican Party is already hammering Sanford because of this potential news. Sanford was run out of the governorship after an embarrassing extra-marital affair and then run out of Congress after emerging as one of Trump’s fiercest GOP opponents.
“The last time Mark Sanford had an idea this dumb, it killed his Governorship. This makes about as much sense as that trip up the Appalachian trail,” state GOP Chairman Drew McKissick said, alluding to Sanford’s scandalous sexual exploits.
Sanford says he wants to run to bring the focus in the Republican Party back to true conservatism and away from populist economics and immigration restrictions.
“I’m a Republican. I think the Republican Party has lost its way on debt, spending and financial matters,” he said.
Sanford is a favorite of impeachment cheerleader Rep. Justin Amash (I-MI), who lamented over Sanford’s pitiful defeat in Congress before he departed from the GOP earlier in this month.
— Justin Amash (@justinamash) June 20, 2018
Sanford hates Trump so much that he even alluded to the President being like Hitler in his farewell address to Congress last year.
“As open political systems become cumbersome and inefficient, inevitably a strong man comes along and offers easy promises. He says that he can take care of it for us. People desperate for a change accept his offer. They have to give up a few freedoms in the equation to get more security,” Sanford said.
“It doesn’t work out so well, as [Austrian economist Friedrich Hayek]’s book in this instance is about the rise of Hitler in post-WWI German history,” he added.
Sanford may have so much disdain for Trump that he is willing to embarrass himself politically for a third time, and wage a doomed campaign to unseat Trump in 2020. Currently, irrelevant former Massachusetts Governor Bill Weld is Trump’s only Republican primary challenger.
The American Right Should Beware of Campaign Consultant Grifters
Some people want to make a quick buck with zero results to show for it.
Heading into 2022 and 2024, America First operatives should be careful dealing with campaigns run by grifters.
Patrick Clerbune of VDARE put out an informative post that serves as a warning to all about the rampant corruption within Republican political consultant outfits.
He highlighted a Washington Post piece detailing how donors gave more than $8 million to Kim Klacik, a black woman running as a Republican candidate in Maryland’s 7th district. In reality, the money donated to Klacik’s campaign went straight to the fat pockets of political consultants who knew full well that she couldn’t win.
The Post went into further detail about this naked grifting opportunity:
Her campaign is an example of how some consulting firms are profiting handsomely from Republican candidates who have robust appeal in today’s politically charged environment…
By the end of Klacik’s campaign, she would raise a staggering $8.3 million and pay nearly $3.7 million of it to Olympic Media, according to campaign finance filings.
For political veterans, this is nothing new under the sun. Political consultant parasites such as Karl Rove are notorious for enriching themselves by running failed campaigns and diverting resources from actual winnable races. Rove was also involved in the Georgia Senate dumpster fire, where the GOP dropped a whopping $1 billion and still ended up losing both seats.
Pointing out how the managerial state is detrimental to all Americans, especially minorities, is one thing. But using failed ethnic pandering and running campaigns in districts that can never be won by Republicans is another.
In the aforementioned case, Maryland’s 7th district has never gone Republican in its history and was the long-time home of Elijah Cummings from 1996 until his death in 2019. Democrat challenger Kweisi Mfume completely obliterated Klacik 74 to 25 in the 2020 general election.
Intelligent nationalists would be wise to recognize that certain races are lost causes, which drain resources that could otherwise be allocated towards winnable campaigns. A large degree of skepticism should always be directed towards the political consultant class. Their money-making model does not always translate into electoral success.
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