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Nunes retirement move seen as sign of power shift in GOP

By HatetheSwamp
December 8, 2021 10:00 am
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The source of this is THE HILL. Reasonably, down the middle.

"Rep. Devin Nunes's (R-Calif.) announcement this week that he'll step down from Congress to become the chief executive of former President Trump's new media and technology company is a sign of where power truly lies in the GOP, even if the party wins the House majority next year.

Nunes would have been poised, if the GOP took back the House majority, to chair the House Ways and Means Committee, one of the most coveted jobs in Congress with influence over tax, health care and social safety net policy.

But in today's GOP, staying close to Trump may be the more powerful post."

I don't know if your left wing SwampMedia sources even reported on the Nunes retirement. GOP retirements are much more rare these days and Nunes was in position to become very powerful when the GOP takes over.

Interesting take.

Probably right on.


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  1. by islander on December 8, 2021 10:22 am

    And now the rest of the story...

    "Nunes likely would have faced a bumpy road in winning reelection to the House because of redistricting. California is losing a House seat, and a recent draft map from the commission drawing new lines would have split his safe GOP district and made a new one more favorable to Democrats.

    Instead of dealing with a reelection race in the hopes of guiding legislation through what the GOP hopes will be a Republican House in 2023, Nunes is securing a top spot in Trump’s orbit.

    The political trajectory of Nunes, who was first elected to the House in 2002, is a distillation of how the GOP has evolved under Trump.
    thehill.com


  2. by HatetheSwamp on December 8, 2021 11:06 am

    Possible.

    But, the winds are blowing from the GOP direction for 022.

    As much as I don't want it to be so, Trump power seems to be growing in the GOP.


  3. by islander on December 8, 2021 1:52 pm

    It's far too early for me to even begin making predictions especially since we don't know what is going to come out in the investigations.

    I can say this though, it appears as though the Republican Party is becoming divided. And a divided party doesn't help them in future elections. Their base seems to be shrinking due to Trump, however there will still be a hard core made up of three kinds of Republicans who will Vote Republican no matter what but will that be enough?...

    "Group 1: QAnon devotees who believe every crazy conspiracy theory they are told. Of course they believe Trump is the rightful president and the election was stolen from him and that Biden is illegitimate.

    Group 2 knows these are lies, but they tolerate the lies because the lies are useful. This would include elected Republicans like Mitch McConnell, whose goal is to dismantle the federal government.

    Group 3 are the single-issue Republican voters, who will always vote Republican because of a particular issue they feel passionate about. Many of them feel active dislike or even contempt for people like Marjorie Taylor Greene and Trump himself. They probably wish the party was not so extreme and they possibly cringe when they hear the lies. But they’ll keep voting Republican."

    terikanefield.com


  4. by HatetheSwamp on December 8, 2021 4:56 pm

    Wow. Seems every GOP is either deranged, deluded or duped.

    I wish I was smart and psychologically healthy enough to be a Dem like you, isle.

    Before you book the venue for your victory bash next November, remember that the Dems are so much a mess that they can't pass Joe's pet legislation, even though they control everything.


  5. by islander on December 8, 2021 5:24 pm

    ”Wow. Seems every GOP is either deranged, deluded or duped.”

    If that’s what you believe, what can I say. My guess is that you fit into category three:

 "Many of them feel active dislike or even contempt for people like Marjorie Taylor Greene and Trump himself. They probably wish the party was not so extreme and they possibly cringe when they hear the lies. But they’ll keep voting Republican."




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