Listen: Steve King, Republican Party, Donald Trump discussed on The Steve Deace Show
"But the fact now doesn't that seem like it was three months ago and it was like two weeks ago and it's like, we don't even remember Brett Kavanagh's name and the Republicans have got a contrived, some fights to engage their base because we didn't keep our promise to repeal ObamaCare. We didn't keep our promise to defunding Planned Parenthood. We didn't keep our promise to build a wall doesn't necessarily fire your base up David. And I think this is the problem they have is the only thing right now that they offer their bases, the democrat suck, and if they don't provoke fights to remind their base, why they hate the Democrats won't close energy. That's where I think something like the caravan, yes, carry inspire agree conveys I agree. How do the Republican base, how does the Republican base reach out to moderate Republicans and get them back in the fold? There's a, we knew that was going to come in the Republican party after. Trump laws? Well, it didn't happen, but we're still getting the, he won, but we're still having that that tension it is Trump's party. But you look at, you mentioned congressman Steve king's race in western isle. This is a guy who could go down because that moderate Republican base is not voting for him like they used to in the past. I think the mistake that king has made is. How do I put this gently. I think king has assumed that. The Republican base. There's there's parts of what Breitbart does I agree with, and then there's parts of that I don't agree with and I've disagreed with publicly even on the show when I have, I think king is made the mistake of believing that the Republican base has become Breitbart audience in total. And I think that's, that's the problem he has with dynamic that you're talking about. And so because he's made because he's overshot his his audience, he's getting all of the backlash of being closely associated with that, and then none of the benefit of it at the exact same time. And I think moderate Republicans are making the same estate the other way, as I think they are, they need to get closer to Trump because all the Trump backlash vote. They're not gonna, can't avoid it. David, there's nothing. There's nothing they can say that will cause a democrat to say, maybe Ben Sasse in that bad. It's not going to happen. And so what they need to do is actually get some more of that Trump vote back in their favor to close the energy gap. I think. King is gone too far the other way, and it's it is a balancing act. And I think kings on one is on the wrong side of it right now. And I think the Republican. Republican party is a whole is on the wrong side of it on the other end of the teeter talk. Well, people do tend to come home near the end benefit from that, and Steve king should should benefit from that. But you know, one of my favorite movies is bridge on the River Kwai. All right. The very end the Colonel says, what have I done. Okay, absolutely. And I think the Republicans in Iowa did an interesting thing. They took away the ability of people to cast a straight ticket vote, and they thought politically that this might be hurt Democrats. But now they're, they're thinking this could hurt Steve king in western Iowa because you do have moderate Republicans who have in the past, but just voted at voted straight Republican ticket. They don't always helped king now they're not so sure. And so there's a lot of what have I done Dr Frankenstein always ends up hitting the monster. He created every time when we come back with David Epson. Here's my theory of what's going to happen in fifteen days. I want to get his take.."