Establishment Republicans are having a hard time understanding the GOP base is sick and tired of the country club Republican Party’s way of doing things.
And now, the conservative base is fighting back against the RINO elite.
Ohio Governor Mike DeWine is a classic RINO who has treated cultural issues as nothing more than a nuisance.
He thought he could just check a few rhetorical boxes on social issues and then stab his base in the back.
But a funny thing happened to DeWine on the way to selling out his base.
It turned out the GOP base is sick and tired of politicians like DeWine kneeling before the woke radical Left and is demanding politicians fight back against the woke takeover of American institutions.
And a growing trend in red states is to destroy the dangerous ideology that is forcing transgenderism on our children.
Even battleground state Ohio joined the fight and legislators passed popular, common-sense legislation – HB68 – which banned transgender surgeries for underage minor children and banned men from competing in women’s sports.
But DeWine, bowing to the radical Left, vetoed the bill.
In his press conference announcing the veto, DeWine claimed allowing doctors to mutilate children’s bodies would “save lives” and protect parents’ rights.
“Ultimately, I believe this is about protecting human life,” he said. “Many parents have told me that their child would not have survived — would be dead today — if they had not received the treatment they received from one of Ohio’s children’s hospitals.”
The outrage was swift and sure.
Donald Trump immediately denounced DeWine and said the Ohio Governor was no longer a Republican in good standing.
Trump also called on the legislature to swiftly override DeWine’s veto.
“DeWine has fallen to the Radical Left. No wonder he gets loudly booed in Ohio every time I introduce him at Rallies, but I won’t be introducing him any more. I’m finished with this “stiff.” What was he thinking. The bill would have stopped child mutilation, and prevented men from playing in women’s sports. Legislature will hopefully overturn. Do it FAST!!!” Trump wrote on Truth Social.
Republicans in the Ohio State Assembly and Senate followed suit and raced into action.
Both houses easily held successful override votes.
That means Ohio has now joined the states that protects children from dangerous transgender surgeries and protects women’s sports.
For his part DeWine finally got a clue and knew he was beaten.
He didn’t want to draw attention to the fact the legislature proved how impotent he was as a chief executive by overriding his veto.
“The Governor does not have [a] new comment today. His previous comments on the bill and his veto reflect his position on the issue,” DeWine’s Press Secretary Dan Tierney stated.
As American conservatives and the GOP base begin to fight back against the milquetoast GOP establishment, politicians like DeWine are finding out they had better listen – or face a total loss of power.
Political Animal News will keep you up-to-date on any new developments in this ongoing story.