Donald Trump should leave the Republican Party, register unaffiliated and build coalitions with moderate Republicans and like-minded Democrats if he wants to get things done.
Nuts, you say?
Trump is neither Republican nor Democrat. He’s Trump, a wildly undisciplined demagogue who successfully navigated Republican primary wins in a large field on his way to the party nomination and a surprise electoral college win, sans the national popular vote, against a Democratic nominee with more baggage than Kennedy, LaGuardia and Newark combined.
So far, the self-proclaimed great dealmaker has proven to be a fallacy, emasculated by a split in the Republican Party that controls Congress and his bulging conflation he could be king and president.
He flopped on health care.
He’s in court all the time.
The 2,000-mile wall he promised will never be built. (He’ll throw up a 100-mile fence and declare victory.)
His FBI director says Trump surrogates are being investigated for being in bed with Russia.
How could things be so messy so early?
He campaigned largely on health care, the border, immigration and a whole bunch of promises he cannot deliver.
He’s really a man without a plan.
After blaming minority Democrats on health care, he pivoted to conservative Republicans for getting in his way.
Now it appears he’ll move on to tax reform.
His press secretary says “we’re driving the train on this.” The conductor has jumped off the train.
Trump will be 71 June 14. What does he want to accomplish over the next three-plus years?
He wanted to create chaos, drain the swamp, shake things up, leverage the force of will to get things done. Trouble with that is he’s not king. He has to work with Congress. But with which members?
Well, if shaking things up is really the case, leave the GOP, register unaffiliated and then build coalitions on both sides to get things done.
— He instantly eliminates the partisan patina of party label.
— It provides an unshackled jump point to work both sides.
— He instills confidence in voters skeptical of party bickering.
— It fits his motive to be a wild-eyed crazy person transcending politics.
— Offers pragmatic positioning.
— It may actually be better than what he has now.
Republicans will go batshit. He’ll never be reelected?
Maybe. Maybe not. Depends on what he wants and how he gets there.
He can work both sides, watch the two parties cannibalize each other and declare, “see you in the general election.”
Nuts, you say?
Any nuttier than the first 100 days?