Trey Gowdy’s Analysis On GOP, Dems And Government’s Competence

It is well known that former South Carolina Congressman Trey Gowdy is one of a “select” set of Republicans that the most ardent Trump fans throw under the bus whenever they hear anything negative about him.

Republicans, according to Gowdy, need to “clarify their message” if they want to retake the House and Senate in the 2022 midterm elections. The former Congressman, a Fox News commentator, believes the GOP has to be clear about its chosen presidential prospects. He claims that in 2024, selective support (or lack thereof) between Never-Trumpers and Always-Trumper Republicans would not work.

A political campaign centered exclusively on hammering home how horrible the other side’s stinks could irritate a large percentage of people, but it’s not a win-win recipe for everyone. Taking votes away from one candidate does not guarantee that those voters will vote for them or their party. For a significant reason, that is sound counsel for both political parties.

Moreover, whether they agree with Rep. Trey Gowdy or not, he is correct in asking his fellow Republicans to define what the Republican Party stands for and what it opposes. It’s one thing to oppose big government. It’s quite another to lay out plans and suggestions for how they should get there. There are many examples, especially when they are honest about themselves.

Republicans, he claims, don’t speak about shutting government agencies as much as they do about shrinking them. Conservatives argued that the Constitution defined the federal government’s powers and left the rest to the states, citizens, and individuals.

Therefore, in an argument by Republicans running for Congress this fall, the former Congressman set forth various examples of being for something vs. merely being against something. For example, a government that does not distribute COVID relief payments to incorrect individuals can genuinely put people with long criminal records in jail on bail. A government capable of locating the appropriate automobile in Afghanistan via drone, securing the border, repairing the supply system, and combating violent crime.