GOP strategist Rick Wilson is as #NeverTrump as it gets, and much like the Washington Post’s conservatives, he seems intent on giving the Democrats advice on how to run their campaigns too. Jennifer Rubin wanted to “help Stacey Abrams make the right choice” and run for president, while Max Boot is still planning on voting Democrat straight down the ticket, as he reminds us in every column.
Wilson’s good at what he does, though, and he’s letting the Democrats know that sandbagging Joe Biden and other contenders is going to leave the party with Bernie Sanders, who’ll be destroyed by President Trump in 2020.
When Bernie Sanders is the nominee after he sandbags Biden Warren and Harris, remember you decided that being woke was worth losing 44 States
— Rick Wilson (@TheRickWilson) June 20, 2019
"I'm a GOP strategist, so Democrats should definitely listen to me about how to handle racism in the party."
Your party elected a fascist. It's nice that you regret that now, but maybe listen to the folks who have been saying fascism is bad for decades, huh? https://t.co/35FpSsWzt2
— Noah Berlatsky (@nberlat) June 20, 2019
I'm a Republican strategist who with others helped take 1100 seats from the Dems in the late 90s and 2000s, including in places like WA, VT, MA, and NY.
But by all means, preen and front when i tell you how to avoid getting your ass kicked. https://t.co/1R0o5pXkT2
— Rick Wilson (@TheRickWilson) June 20, 2019
He’s got a point … the memo seemed to make the rounds this week that it was time to take another shot at Biden, not over the creepy groping and hair-sniffing but rather his pride in working with segregationist senators who showed him the respect of never calling him “boy” — and his own past support of school segregation, and more.
Polls say Biden — or just about any of the top Democrats — would beat Trump, but we don’t believe it. Biden’s base is continually pulling him further left, and he just doesn’t seem to understand what’s changed. A moderate Biden could be seen as a return to the seemingly stable days of the Obama administration — but even Obama hasn’t endorsed him. Ouch.
Would we love to see Sanders go up against Trump in the debates? Hell yeah.
i can smell your fear through the monitor rick
— ?IPM???♂️?#NoCopsAtPride (@IPM_HQ) June 20, 2019
You sound worried
— Keith Walker (@Circlek8211) June 21, 2019
Projection 101…You’re scared shitless, like the rest of the Establishment.
— Sudesh Prasad (@therealsudesh) June 22, 2019
Sounds more like being worried about Sanders impacting the establishment ‘consulting’ class than what leader the country needs.
— Tim Ecklund (@TimEcklund1) June 22, 2019
He won't be the nominee
— weekly strikes for human rights ? (@pookietooth) June 20, 2019
He will not be the nominee.
— SandyBeall#Resist#VoteBlue#ImpeachDonaldTrump ?? (@bluedgal) June 20, 2019
Bernie will not be winning the nomination.
— The Resistance (@TaritaC) June 20, 2019
Who are you actually talking to.
We don't like him.
— America, you're in danger girl… (@OverUnderClover) June 20, 2019
Rick, no one thinks Sanders = woke.
It's the opposite.
— John Stoehr's Editorial Board (@johnastoehr) June 20, 2019
Never going to happen Rick.
— Donuts before Bronuts. #Kamala2020 (@KildayMorgan) June 20, 2019
He made too many enemies among HRC supporters.
— Dinah (@edlane3) June 20, 2019
Sanders is thoroughly not woke, and the danger isn't that he snags the nom, the danger is that he convinces his minions that for more years of Trump will finally get them a revolution.
— Girl Geek for Rainbows ?️? (@girlgeek_rva) June 20, 2019
Dems rejected him in 2016 and will do so again in 2020.
— Kimberly (@Royalstar2363) June 20, 2019
You needn't worry about Bernie. We Democrats will take care of that problem.
— Maria1200andCounting,. (@mariaso1200) June 21, 2019
It that you, Tom Perez?
#Bernie2020 will win the nomination because he has the largest number of individual donors and on the ground volunteers of ANY candidate of ANY party. He will beat Trump. His voters will elect a new Congress. We will pass #MedicareforAll & outlaw money in politics.
— ?️?Heath Walker?️? (@Heath_C_Walker) June 21, 2019
I hope Bernie wins, just so he can raise your taxes.
— DebraNYC (@debra_hendler) June 20, 2019
wish this man could think about the greatest good for the greatest number…..and just drop out. and, oh, then support wholeheartedly somebody else. I know, this is a pipe dream….
— janegilbert (@janegilbert) June 20, 2019
I agree, he already helped get Trump elected once, he needs to check his overblown ego.
— Just Little Old Me! (@indiblue4) June 20, 2019
This is the candidate you want? That you think can win. Really? https://t.co/MlP3b3PrVu
— ?WinterIsNoMore? (@DalyPolitics) June 21, 2019
this seems like good faith advice from my neighborhood republican friendhttps://t.co/7eoKWoXO3E
— PandaDog?? (@R6Rider) June 20, 2019
Love that classic good faith advice from a “GOP media guy”
— District Sentinel (@TheDCSentinel) June 20, 2019
“GOP Media Guy” explains gaslighting to “woke” people
— Blinderman ???? (@QuacksD) June 20, 2019
— recovering co-chair? (@uhshanti) June 20, 2019
Cancerous republicans know what’s best ?
— Unify Labor (@unifylabor) June 22, 2019
I don't think Noah is questioning your intellect or capabilities. He's questioning your motives *as a Republican strategist* who's excellent at directing support away from electable Democrats.
— Stone-Cold Local Milk Hen (@g0t_86d) June 21, 2019
— ButYourWallStreetsCandidate (@Thatsmyrecolect) June 21, 2019
Would you consider running a Dem's campaign in 2020?
— Brian K (@bmkhawk) June 20, 2019
Folks beginning to realize that Rick Wilson is becoming a de facto Democratic strategist… pic.twitter.com/572AWLeSGN
— DeanXRiley (@DeanxRiley) June 21, 2019
Members of the GOP pontificating to Democrats about not running their party after they ruined their own party. No one should listen to you.
— tarrvis (@_tarrvis) June 21, 2019
Please don’t listen to him and nominate Sanders.
Look, we had staffers who were #NeverTrump, but all it takes is a quick peek at what’s going on over at Planned Parenthood’s candidate forum to see what the other options are, no matter who wins the primary. Open borders, taxpayer-funded abortion through the third trimester, benefits for illegal aliens, higher taxes … no thanks.
Actually THAT IS the law: Instapundit DUNKS on Rick Wilson whose TDS is OUT OF BOUNDS https://t.co/7MRDutJZVn
— Twitchy Team (@TwitchyTeam) June 4, 2018