Topic category: Partisan Politics
Remember, Donald Trump Will Need a Republican Congress to Make America Great Again!
Eight years of Barack Obama as President of the United States will have left the United States of America in urgent need of being made great again.
The goal of presumptive Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump is to do exactly that, as his list of eleven potential Supreme Court Justices exemplifies.
BUT, the election of Trump will not permit him to get the job done alone. Both Trump supporters and frustrated supporters of other Republican presidential aspirants need to know that and put America first.
Trump will need a Republican Congress to legislate and a Republican Senate to confirm his judicial nominees.
Ironically, disgruntled Republicans not backing Trump enthusiastically now are a greater threat to continued Republican control of the Senate and Trump making America great again than they are to Trump's election.
Currently there are 54 Republican Senators and several of them will be hard pressed to be re-elected or replaced by suitable Republicans, especially if they do not strongly support Trump against the Democrat alternative, presumably Hillary Clinton.
Let's look at seven states that are key both in the presidential election and to Republican continued control of the Senate.
Aging incumbent Senator John McCain will require Trump supporters to reelect him, IF he survives the Republican Senate primary against conservative Kelli Ward. Trump will need McCain or Ward to support his judicial nominees, certainly not Democrat Congresswoman Ann Kirkpatrick to oppose them.
Unless Republicans unite, the Senate seat currently held by Marco Rubio will pass to Democrat instead of a Republican (unless Alan Grayson somehow wins the Democrat primary). Jeb Bush's foolish plan to withhold support from Trump while support Republicans in down ballot races will help the Democrat candidates for President and Senator and Trump supporters would remember when Jeb's son George is again on the ballot.
McCain ally Kelly Ayotte may be a one-term Senator if Republicans are not united in New Hampshire. That would be bad for Trump, even if he wins New Hampshire's four electoral votes, because Democrat Maggie Hassan would not be voting to confirm Trump judicial nominees.
This is the Senate election which can facilitate Trump's judicial nominees--Democrat Majority Leader in waiting Chuck Schumer against Republican Wendy Long, former Justice Clarence Thomas law clerk and former Judicial Confirmation Network and Judicial Crisis Network legal counsel. New York has not been in play in a presidential or United States Senate race since Schumer ousted Al D'Amato from the Senate in the 1998. Trump puts his home state in play and he may need to carry it not only to be elected, but to make America great again. That means he needs Long to replace Schumer, because former ACORN honoree Schumer surely would obstruct constitutional conservatives and back liberal judicial activists while Long would do the reverse and thereby enable Trump to fulfill the campaign promise that will make him the next President of the United States.
Governor John Kasich has not endorsed Trump and the actual victim of that foolishness masquerading a fatherly responsibility will be Ohio's Republican Senator, Rob Portman, if it continues. Trump will carry Ohio, but enough Trump voters disgusted with the Bushes may withhold their support from Bush favorite Portman and make him a one-term Senator. That would be bad for Trump, because Democrat Ted Strickland would not be voting to confirm Trump judicial nominees.
Don't be surprised if Trump carries Pennsylvania and first-term Republican Senator Pat Toomey is replaced by Democrat Kathleen McGinty. Toomey's failure to support Trump enthusiastically may not be forgiven by enthusiastic Trump supporters. The Club for Growth was key to Toomey's election to the Senate on his second try, but it may make him one for three by not backing Trump. That would be bad for Trump, because McGinty isn't a fan of constitutional conservatives.
Speaker of the House Paul Ryan's dilatoriness in backing Trump is bad news for his fellow Wisconsinite Republican, Ron Johnson.
Trump can win the Presidency without winning Wisconsin, but if Trump doesn't win Wisconsin because Republicans in Wisconsin are not unified in November behind the entire Republican ticket, expect Johnson's rival, former Senator Russ Feingold, to return to the Senate and replace Johnson.
Let sanity prevail over vanity among Republicans and conservatives!
And let Sean Hannity explain to his viewers and listeners what is at stake, for America's sake!
Michael J. Gaynor
Biography - Michael J. Gaynor
Michael J. Gaynor has been practicing law in New York since 1973. A former partner at Fulton, Duncombe & Rowe and Gaynor & Bass, he is a solo practitioner admitted to practice in New York state and federal courts and an Association of the Bar of the City of New York member.
Gaynor graduated magna cum laude, with Honors in Social Science, from Hofstra University's New College, and received his J.D. degree from St. John's Law School, where he won the American Jurisprudence Award in Evidence and served as an editor of the Law Review and the St. Thomas More Institute for Legal Research. He wrote on the Pentagon Papers case for the Review and obscenity law for The Catholic Lawyer and edited the Law Review's commentary on significant developments in New York law.
The day after graduating, Gaynor joined the Fulton firm, where he focused on litigation and corporate law. In 1997 Gaynor and Emily Bass formed Gaynor & Bass and then conducted a general legal practice, emphasizing litigation, and represented corporations, individuals and a New York City labor union. Notably, Gaynor & Bass prevailed in the Second Circuit in a seminal copyright infringement case, Tasini v. New York Times, against newspaper and magazine publishers and Lexis-Nexis. The U.S. Supreme Court affirmed, 7 to 2, holding that the copyrights of freelance writers had been infringed when their work was put online without permission or compensation.
Gaynor currently contributes regularly to www.MichNews.com, www.RenewAmerica.com, www.WebCommentary.com, www.PostChronicle.com and www.therealitycheck.org and has contributed to many other websites. He has written extensively on political and religious issues, notably the Terry Schiavo case, the Duke "no rape" case, ACORN and canon law, and appeared as a guest on television and radio. He was acknowledged in Until Proven Innocent, by Stuart Taylor and KC Johnson, and Culture of Corruption, by Michelle Malkin. He appeared on "Your World With Cavuto" to promote an eBay boycott that he initiated and "The World Over With Raymond Arroyo" (EWTN) to discuss the legal implications of the Schiavo case. On October 22, 2008, Gaynor was the first to report that The New York Times had killed an Obama/ACORN expose on which a Times reporter had been working with ACORN whistleblower Anita MonCrief.
Gaynor's email address is firstname.lastname@example.org.