There is a trend of Republican-led political action that is actively working to defeat incumbent GOP President Donald Trump. “We are preparing to launch our effort,” right winger Michael Brown announced.
The Daily Beast reported:
The group featuring former George W. Bush officials, was registered with the Federal Election Commission earlier this month. The latest in a growing wave of NeverTrump support for Biden as Trump continues to slip in polls and, more recently, fundraising with less than five months until November.
Karen Kirksey, who was a Treasury Department official under Bush, is listed as the group’s treasurer on FEC records filed on June 2. Kirksey apparently is organizing the effort, though for now remains behind the scenes.
Sarah Longwell, strategic director of Republican Voters Against Trump said, “When it comes to Donald Trump, people who tell you that there are no swing voters are wrong,” ,“I talk to them all the time.”
She added, “As we thought about what was persuasive to people, what became clear was that it was people like them. The people that they listened to were people like them. That’s who they trusted. A lot of people were trying to figure out what message would really land against Trump, we were thinking about how do you get real people to be the messengers?”
And expressed, “It’s really about permission structures. It’s a hard thing in our tribal partisan environment for people to move against the tribe. But once they see lots of other people like them saying, ‘hey this how I feel so this is what I’m going to do about it’ … that they find very compelling.”
Veteran GOP consultant Mike Murphy claimed, “Our view is that you attack Trump as weak,. You don’t attack him as fascist.” Then declared, “Frankly some of the A-list consultants in the party are all anti-Trump,” Murphy said. “And they’re pretty vocal about it.”
Chair of Texas Democratic Party GIlberto Hinojosa stated, “When you have a lot of Bush’s people coming over to the side of Biden, it’s just going to make it easier for these folks to start landing on the Democratic side of this presidential election.” A wake up call for the president.