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Why?? Just Why???

Filed under: General — Dana @ 1:03 pm

[guest post by Dana]

Because I can think of no other reason why Rep. Nancy Mace (R-S.C.) would do this, here are my thoughts: First, she reminds me of a love-struck teenager emitting the desperation that frequently accompanies pangs of the heart when young. Except that Nancy Mace is a grown woman and a politician. And this certainly isn’t a romance. So, standing in front of Trump Tower and humiliating herself like this to win back Trump (who has already endorsed her competitor in the midterms) or reach his base is just cringe-inducing:

From The Hill:

Former President Trump endorsed GOP candidate Katie Arrington on Wednesday in her bid to unseat Rep. Nancy Mace (R-S.C.), who has blamed Trump for causing the Jan. 6 attack on the Capitol.

Trump, in a statement via his Save America PAC, knocked Mace, calling her “an absolutely terrible candidate” who has been “disloyal” to the Republican Party. He also said the congresswoman’s “remarks and attitude have been devastating for her community, and not at all representative” of the GOP.

Trump’s endorsement comes one day after Arrington jumped into the GOP primary in South Carolina. In her announcement video, she said Mace “sold out President Trump.”

“Let’s be honest. Nancy Mace is a sellout. She sold out the Lowcountry. She sold out President Trump. She is more interested in becoming a mainstream media celebrity than fighting for the people she’s supposed to represent,” Arrington said.

“Selfies with Carole Baskin, Monkey Island, legalizing marijuana. Why is she prioritizing that over the skyrocketing inflation, high gas prices and economic security for the Lowcountry? Is Nancy Mace high?” she added.


17 Responses to “Why?? Just Why???”

  1. Ugh.

    Dana (5395f9)

  2. Trump doesn’t live there any more.

    Could this be some attempt to convince pro-Trump people that she’s really pro-Trump? Or that endorsing her opponent is one thing Trump is doing wrong?

    Sammy Finkelman (46ec7d)

  3. Lindsey Graham does a better job of walking between the raindrops. Also Nikki Haley.

    Sammy Finkelman (46ec7d)

  4. Trump.

    “Sometimes you get a pooch that’s unscrewable.” – Chuck Yeager [Sam Shepard] ‘The Right Stuff’ 1983

    DCSCA (f4c5e5)

  5. 11th Commandment:

    Reagan: Thou shalt not speak ill of any fellow Republican.

    Trump: Thou shalt not speak ill of Me.

    Kevin M (38e250)

  6. The Yeager quote is actually: “Sometimes you get a pooch that can’t be screwed, ya know.”

    Kevin M (38e250)

  7. She would have been better off painting her opponent as a toady rather than trying to be one herself. This is just pathetic groveling.

    Kevin M (38e250)

  8. Mace will do almost *anything* not to have to go back and live in her district.

    Time123 (9f42ee)

  9. It will be fascinating to see what great legislation comes out of the next Congress.

    Kevin M (38e250)

  10. seems like she’s not the only one obsessed with trump

    JF (e1156d)

  11. As long as Trump continues to throw his weight around, we’re going to talk about him, JF.

    norcal (2c7427)

  12. Is it amusing to anyone else how so many people go from great to “absolutely terrible” candidates when they don’t kiss Trump’s ring? No discussion of how much their votes correlated with Trump’s policies. No sir. It’s all about respecting Trump.

    Trump will take away that white hat and replace it with a black hat in a flash should anyone deviate from the cult. Trump makes everything a cartoon so as to appeal to the rubes.

    Populism is nothing more than a mob seeking a scapegoat for its personal shortcomings.

    Meanwhile, people immigrate to the U.S. and prosper. Why? Because they see the U.S. as a land of opportunity. Populists most certainly do not.

    norcal (2c7427)

  13. She could’ve been brave like Pete Meijer, but she lost her nerve and ended up pissing everybody off, and now she’s probably political toast.

    Paul Montagu (5de684)

  14. Trump is a troll in many peoples minds. They are obsessed with his past because they voted for someone much worse.

    mg (8cbc69)

  15. Pale eyes have always signified a weak character.

    As for Trump … like he could give a schnitzel about Mace or her opponent. He’s flexing his muscles and kicking sand in the GOP’s face on the beach, that’s all. They need Charles Atlas.

    nk (1d9030)

  16. “Trump brought jobs back.” I guess if Trump slaves like Nancy Mace repeat this lie enough, they think Americans will forget Obama handed Trump an unprecedented 8 years of uninterrupted job growth, which Trump squandered. Trump created record deficits, record inequality, record farm bankruptcies, mass death and record unemployment, leaving office with the worst jobs record in history.

    DK (9a5256)

  17. I think some holy roman emperor did something similar to a pope in bare feet.

    asset (0ae79f)

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