The Republican Party in Congress has apparently had its Appomattox moment.
The chief GOP senator appointed to get Republicans elected next year has declared the party’s civil war over.
“The Republican Civil War is now canceled,” U.S. Sen. Rick Scott wrote in a memo addressed to Republican voters, activists, leaders, and donors
The Florida Republican chairs the National Republican Senatorial Committee, the main fundraising apparatus for GOP senatorial candidates.
In his memo, Scott urged the GOP to quit being a circular firing squad.
With the “unserious circus” of impeachment – “political theater” that “should have been held … in the Kennedy Center instead of the U.S. Capitol – now over, “it’s time to look ahead,” Scott wrote.
He ran down a litany of what the Democrats who control Washington have done:
“Cutting border security, granting amnesty to illegals, canceling the Keystone pipeline destroying thousands of jobs, allowing males to compete in women’s sports, banning fracking on federal lands making us less energy independent and using tax dollars to pay for abortion in foreign countries. And they have built an amazing military-style wall around the US Capitol, at the same time they are stopping construction on the wall at our southern border.”
Scott then added, “Oh, and they also want to cancel us, not simply from social media, but they also want to get you fired from your job, get your bank to drop you, make you unemployable in the future, re-educate you, and completely silence anyone who disagrees with their new woke version of socialism in America.”
“And yet, at the very same time these far-left radicals are trying to remake America in their image, and lead us into a disastrous, dystopian, socialist future, we have a parade of pundits and even Republican voices suggesting we should have a GOP civil war.”
“NO,” he insisted.
“This does not need to be true, should not be true, and will not be true. Those fanning these flames, in both the media and our own ranks, desire a GOP civil war. No, we don’t have time for that: The hour is late, the Democrats are planning to destroy our freedoms, and the threat in front of us is very real.”
Scott admitted that he enjoys “bantering back and forth,” and in more “genteel times,” the party might be able to indulge a little internal strife.
“But now is not the time for division,” he argued.
“For the first time in any of our lives, socialism has become the unabashed, governing policy of the Democrat Party. The Democrats are fast abandoning any pretense of allegiance to the First and Second amendments to our Constitution, they’ll give up on the rest of it in due time.”
“This is real life folks,” he continued.
“If they can cancel the president of the United States, they will have no problem cancelling you and me. Today’s Democrats do not want to simply ‘cancel’ us, they want to destroy anyone who disagrees with them. Meanwhile, President Biden will continue to dutifully smile and read teleprompter lines about unity while his radical administration destroys everyone who disagrees or disobeys.”
To overcome this threat, not only to the party but the country, Scott said the GOP “must focus on addition, not subtraction; on looking forward, not backward.”
“Today, we must show our Democrat adversaries that, as Mark Twain would say, reports of the death of the Republican coalition and the American Dream are wildly exaggerated. The truth is the exact opposite. The table is set for us.”
He maintained that former President Donald Trump had lured working-class and Hispanic voters to the GOP, while “the Democrats have become the party of the elites, the naïve, and the socialist left, giving us tremendous opportunity to recapture our historic strength in America’s suburbs.”
“Yes, we are up against powerful elites headquartered in Washington and on the coasts,” he acknowledged, “and they endlessly try to lecture, bully, and intimidate us. But we can beat them.”
“The only way we can lose is if we stop ourselves by needlessly fracturing. Again, now is not the time. Save it for another day,” Scott wrote in conclusion.
“You and I are being called upon to rescue our nation from a socialist experiment that always has a tragic finale, an ending that involves loss – loss of prosperity, loss of freedom, and loss of life. Let’s work together, let’s focus forward, and let’s get to work to create the America our families want and deserve.”