It was hard not to see breathless media accounts of an impending civil war within the Republican Party last week. Liz Cheney, the former No. 3 House Republican, was forced out of her position because she preferred to focus on Donald Trump’s failings rather than a winning GOP message for the 2022 elections when Republicans only need to gain five seats to win the majority.
Liberal news analyst Jeff Greenfield says all of the predictions the GOP was on the verge of breaking up are mostly hype.
A former media analyst for CBS and ABC News who started his career as a speechwriter for Robert Kennedy, Greenfield writes in Politico: “History is littered with times that critics on the left, and in the pundit class, were positive the Republican Party was setting itself up for defeat by embracing its extremes . . . only to watch the party comfortably surge into power.”