Trump snubs Senate Republicans in Georgia after they sold their souls to him

first_img“I want to reiterate that the procedure that has been outlined by the secretary of state at our request is not part of a political strategy, but the absolute best opportunity to determine exactly what happened in the state,” said Trump campaign counsel Stefan Passantino.That’s what happens when you sell your soul to the devil.  In fact, Trump is doing nothing but sucking energy, attention, and money away from their reelections. He hasn’t agreed to make any trips to the state yet. He’s tweeted only narrowly about the Georgia recount but not its runoffs. Trump’s campaign has also been soliciting donations to supposedly contest the election (but actually settle debts), and he has established a leadership PAC to vacuum up grassroots donations moving forward. Politico reports Republicans have grown “frustrated that the GOP’s preeminent figure is leaving his party in the lurch at a critical moment.” What’s fascinating is that any Republicans at all were under the impression Trump cared about the party. Apparently, some are invested in trying to convince Trump that his self interests actually align with the party’s interests.   – Advertisement – “Several people have told him it’s important Loeffler and Perdue win because they will help keep his legacy intact. We’ve made the point to him that Republicans slowly dismantled parts of Obama’s legacy when we had control of the Senate in 2016 and a Democratic Senate would do the same to Trump,” a Republican close to Trump told Politico.Good luck with that. The only legacy item Trump cares about is trying to overcome his loser status so he can keep masses of people in thrall to him. That and not going to jail are likely the only two things that ever enter his mind. Trump has never given a lick about governing and therefore couldn’t care less about the fates of Loeffler and Perdue. For now, the only people in Trump’s orbit who have given any attention to the Georgia runoffs are Don Jr. and Mike Pence. In fact, on a call with reporters Wednesday, Trump’s campaign explicitly divorced its own recount efforts from the Senate runoffs.  – Advertisement –center_img – Advertisement –last_img read more

Phillip D. Weaver

first_imgPhillip D. Weaver, 66, of Aurora, Indiana, passed away Monday, October 24, 2016 in Cincinnati, OH.He was born April 1, 1950 in Cincinnati, Ohio, son of Orville Weaver and the late Mary Ellen Weaver.Phillip served as County Treasurer for Dearborn County as well as Clerk of Courts since 1980. He enjoyed his work at the courthouse and met many friends and colleagues in his 36 years of public service.He was a member of St. John’s Lutheran Church, the Dearborn County 4-H Board of Directors, the Dearborn County Fair Board, Republican Men’s Club and was involved with the South Dearborn Dollars for Scholars program. Phillip graduated from Aurora High School and then went on to Purdue University. He enjoyed farming and raising cattle. He was the announcer for a number of livestock shows during the Dearborn and Ohio County 4-H fairs. He served as the final Dearborn County Torch Bearer to celebrate the Indiana State Bicentennial. He loved spending time with his family and friends and will be greatly missed.Surviving are his father, Orville Weaver of Aurora, IN; wife of 45 years, Beverly Weaver of Aurora, IN; children, Adam (Allison) Weaver of Aurora, IN, Amanda (Britton) Blair of Vale, SD; siblings, Becki (Pete) Nocks of Aurora, IN, Dana (Donna) Weaver of Philo, IL. and Darrell (Beth) Weaver of Dillsboro, IN.; Grandsons, Jack and Colt Blair, and Case Weaver.He was preceded in death by brother, Murl Weaver and mother, Mary Ellen Weaver.Friends will be received Friday, October 28, 2016 from 4:00 – 7:00 pm at St. John Lutheran Church, 220 Mechanic Street, Aurora, Indiana.Services will be held at 7:00 pm at the church with Pastor Edward Davis officiating.Contributions may be made to Dearborn County 4-H Association or St. John Lutheran School. If unable to attend services, please call the funeral home office at (812) 926-1450 and we will notify the family of your donation with a card.Visit: last_img read more