Republicans must support Trump Now or The Republican Party is Finished

Written By Doug Holt, Posted on January 3, 2021

Assuming no more funny business occurs, as of the time of this report the GOP seems semi-secure in the early 2021, U.S. senate special runoff elections in Georgia.

If proven victorious in this special election on January 5th 2021, the GOP will retain their majority in the U.S. senate and at least one branch of the U.S. federal government if Joe Biden ends up being confirmed as U.S. president. 

That said, the future of the Grand Old Party (GOP) may be in serious jeopardy after the 5th if the Republicans do not enthusiastically and demonstrably support current president Donald Trump until the end of his administration, whether that occurs a few weeks or another four years. 

On January 6, 2021, the U.S. congress and senate must vote in Washington D.C. to confirm the results of the Nov. 3, 2020, U.S Presidential election; a procedure which for decades has been treated as a formality, but isn’t nearly as clear cut this time.

The Nov. 3, 2020, election is widely considered to have been fraudulent by several different metrics, and actually in the almost two months since Nov. 3rd, more and more strong evidence has emerged questioning the legitimacy of the results, so it appears that the cries of a botched election probably are not entirely self-serving as the mainstream media wants everyone else to believe. To be clear here: some of the states’ elections where alleged fraud occurred are so mangled, they simply have to be investigated with the assumption that something went badly wrong. 


Understanding this context, the reason why this Jan. 6th confirmation is so controversial is obvious: why confirm these highly questionable electoral votes if many of them are obviously problematic? 

Unsurprisingly, many on the DNC/Joe Biden side are pushing the narrative that these were all legitimate votes and must be counted, and this is unsurprising because of the current, flawed results from Nov. 3rd benefit Biden. 

What is actually surprising is that many in the establishment GOP aren’t fighting for President Trump, and this actually isn’t a recent development, but big names in the GOP began dropping Trump after Nov. 3rd.

So of these are the usual suspects, for example former (failed) presidential candidate Mitt Romney was a known never-Trumper ever since 2015-16, and so it is unsurprising to find Romney’s vice-presidential candidate Paul Ryan in the same camp; calling on Trump to drop out back in November, before much of the evidence which is public now was even exposed. 

But this hesitancy to support President Trump or even outright hostility towards his office is no longer confined to the known quantity, never-Trumper wing of the GOP. 


There are many examples of this now, but in a recent and highly publicized example of this backstabbing behaviour, GOP Senate leader Mitch McConnell (previously thought of as working effectively and amicably with President Trump) came under fire when he called on GOP Senators not to support Trump on Jan. 6th, and to vote to certify apparently fraudulent slate of electors

This infighting between Trump supporters and GOP establishment is heated, and occurring at different levels of the party, for example: while Trump has seemingly, personally, given his full-throated support to the GOP Senate candidates in the Jan. 5th runoff, the two candidates Kelly Loeffler and David Perdue did find themselves under inter-party attack by prominent, Trump Campaign affiliated lawyers Lin Wood and Sidney Powell. 

Wood and Powell’s reasons for attacking the two Georgia GOP incumbents was that they perceived Loeffler and Perdue as not giving strong enough support to Trump’s ongoing legal battle to retain the Presidency.

Wood and Powell’s statements against these two senators were strong enough to include calls for Trump supporters (notably not GOP supporters), to vote against or to not vote for the GOP in the Jan. 5th runoff election


Out of context, Wood and Powell calling for this sort of an action (to be clear: they are calling for an attack against anti-Trump, establishment GOP here) seems extreme to the point of being counterproductive. What good does it do Trump if he loses a GOP controlled Senate, even if he can retain the presidency? Arguably there’s no benefit, but in the context of the GOP infighting between Trump supporters and the GOP establishment, it actually makes sense.

Make no mistake: Trump is fighting tooth and claw currently to retain the presidency, and so a special degree of hatred is being directed by Trump supporters at the GOP establishment who, counterintuitively, appear to be doing what they can to block Trump’s efforts, and you can actually look inside Georgia for an example of some of the bitterest infighting. 

Because while President Trump has indeed lent support to Georgia senators Loeffler and Perdue, we see an entirely different story in Trump’s relationship with GOP Georgia Gov. Brian Kemp. 

Signs that trouble was brewing with the Georgia election results came back in December with Trump’s associated lawyer accusing Gov. Kemp of working with Dominion and committing fraud in the Nov. 3rd presidential election, and the situation hasn’t improved from there.


To be a bit fair to Gov. Kemp’s position, since that declaration against him by Powell, Kemp has needed to walk an extremely thin wire of needing to give support to the GOP senators up for the Jan. 5th election, while also needing to seemingly show support to a super-star popular President Trump, while trying to run damage control over his own election. 

It’s understandable why Kemp would support himself seeing as it’s his neck on the line if the Georgia election is proven faulty, and former (Trump fired him on Nov. 17, 2020) CISA director Chris Krebs came to Kemp’s aid early on, stating that: “… there was no manipulation of the vote on the machine-count side.”

Well, it seems that Gov. Kemp, Former CISA Director Krebs, and other of Kemp’s staff should’ve done a bit more research because since then, massive amounts of evidence of election ‘irregularities’ have emerged, affecting significantly more votes than needed to swing the state’s electoral college in favour of Trump, and away from Biden, but despite this evidence, Brian Kemp, while continuing to say he supports Trump, has done less than nothing to act on rectifying the clearly flawed vote count. 

The situation has devolved to the point where on Dec. 31st, President Trump publicly called for Kemp to resign as Georgia Governor, which must be recognized as unprecedented, and a clear sign of the Trump supporter vs. GOP establishment intra-party war currently raging. 

The establishment GOP figures who haven’t already wrecked their political careers by going against Trump simply have to fall in behind Trump at this point, and for no other reason than self-preservation.

It’s understandable why some people simply do not like Trump personally, but what does the GOP imagine will happen after Jan. 6 if Trump loses? Then too, what if he loses and many GOP establishment figures are seen to have backstabbed, not given full-throated support to Trump? It isn’t clear, but it’s safe to assume the GOP’s future at that point isn’t roses and daisies. 


We have to recognize what’s happening here: when Trump won the Republican leadership in 2016, he brought an influx of voters who were not your typical GOP voters, and the proof of this is seen in the success Trump’s 2016, and 2020 campaign had in the historically Democrat rust belt states.

Very few observers were able to predict Trump’s 2016 win for this reason, and with these attempts at backstabbing Trump in the present day, it would seem that 4 or 5 years on, the old guard GOP still doesn’t understand the significance of what happened; how Trump energized the GOP with new power and new blood in 2016. 

Then too, even if you don’t believe Joe Biden’s 81 million popular vote count (I don’t), I’ve actually not seen anyone contesting Trump’s 74 million popular vote count, which means Trump was able to grow the party even off of his 2016 success. 

Logically, then, the GOP should be fighting with Trump to try and retain him as a leader. So whether you like or dislike Trump, you should be able to see the intra-party bloodsport currently being showcased in Georgia is a harbinger of the GOP’s future, however, the party can survive. 

Doug Holt

One response to “Republicans must support Trump Now or The Republican Party is Finished”

  1. Eileen McRae says:

    A true account of what is in store for the Republican Party. Many within the party have alienated the base who are President Trump supporters. I can foresee a possible new party emerging from the ashes of a dying Republican Party.