If you’ve followed politics for longer than five minutes, you know that one of the iron clad rules is that you don’t go overboard in criticizing a primary opponent because the candidate you trash today may be on the top of the ticket tomorrow. And then you’re going to have to campaign for the person. And going along with this rule is the fact that you don’t want to give attack ad ammo to your adversaries.
All of that is gone with the hurricane. The new normal in the GOP, instituted by none other than its standard bearer, is that anything goes. Nikki Haley found this outside her hotel room this morning — allegedly. Why allegedly? Because there are two schools of thought on this incident: 1) It happened and it’s just one more ugly and aggressive gesture from Trump and his campaign or 2) It didn’t happen and like the actor Jessie Smollet, Haley is looking for sympathy and publicity.
— Nikki Haley (@NikkiHaley) October 1, 2023
Ok Nikki Smollett pic.twitter.com/db0EGiEK5v
— Brick Suit (@Brick_Suit) October 1, 2023
Brick Suit, who posted this, is the MAGA who wears a suit that looks like a brick wall. So this is from Supreme Trump Headquarters, in other words.
— Makaveli Memez (@MakaveliMemez) October 1, 2023
Somebody find that video of Nikki buying this stuff at Walmart.🥴😂
— Donna Lynn (@Ly32768161Donna) October 1, 2023
— Corey RH (@TXN_MAGA42) October 1, 2023
Nikki going for "attention" for that BirdBrain comment
from the Biggest Loser. pic.twitter.com/oXDNK06s8d
— Roxane L Gibson #VoteBlue (@RoxaneLGibson1) October 1, 2023
I’ve seen why I pulled the fire alarm excuses more believable than this.
— Lex Jurgen (@Lex_Jurgen) October 1, 2023
So what happened here?
- Trump did it, in which case Haley is screwed?
- Haley did it and it backfired, so she’s screwed?
- Somebody else did it and put Trump’s name on it, but she’s still screwed?
- There’s no way Haley isn’t screwed, no matter how you cut it?
I think Haley will now start to drop in the polls. She wasn’t a strong candidate to begin with and with MAGA against her and the Trump excommunication, she hasn’t got a prayer. And here’s the bottom line:
I agree. Trump is a pathetic clown. But you know what is even more pathetic? you said you’ll vote for him if he becomes the GOP nominee.
— Republicans against Trump (@RpsAgainstTrump) October 1, 2023
And so say they all. The collective mental illness of the Republican party is a wonder to behold.