The RNC has a whole new disaster on its hands

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Usually when politicians resign, they try to make peace on the way out – not necessarily because it’s sincere but because it’s easier to find a lobbying job when they retire if you can pass for being amiable. Ken Buck, who announced his retirement yesterday, is 64 years old so maybe he doesn’t see that on his horizon and trashed everyone in his announcement – especially the current speaker. Being a Tea Party Republican, you’d probably figure it’s his own inability to get along with anyone else, but now it turns out he’s hardly the only one who feels that way in the House.

There’s already been stories about the animosity House Democrats and Republicans have felt towards each other since Donald Trump was in office, but even Republicans inside their own party. Despite a planned retreat for congressional Republicans, around 100 of them are refusing to show up – because they can’t stand the other half of the people in their own party. It’s so bad that Larry Kudlow, the TV host and former Trump adviser, declined to show up to their retreat where he was the keynote speaker.

It hasn’t exactly helped that the RNC takeover led to the purge of 60 staffers, or that the party just went through two embarrassing battles for speaker, or that people didn’t like the fact that the event this year was being held in West Virginia and not Florida, where it usually is. You read that right – the people who think red states are real America actually can’t stand a red state. The GOP is so evil and insane that they can no longer share the same room when they aren’t required to – and their own selfishness is keeping them from achieving the worst parts of their agenda. Let’s vote this party out on Nov 5.

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