Perhaps the most annoying characteristic of so many of the dreaded RINOs infecting the Republican Party is their self-righteousness.
We see it ooze out of Sen. Mitt Romney (R-UT) every time he comes within 50 yards of a television camera or microphone. Rep. Liz Cheney (R-WY) can’t wait to accept invitations to appear on MSNBC or CNN to tell everyone how principled and strong she is. And Sen. Lisa Murkowski (R-AK) loves to preach to us about her affection for the decorum and traditions of the Senate, and we usually hear about it right around the time she’s getting ready to vote for a Democratic bill.
But there is probably no one in American politics who is more sanctimonious, and no one more worthy of the label of RINO, than Rep. Adam Kinzinger (R-IL).
Yesterday, Kinzinger told the Huffington Post, which is probably his favorite news outlet, that he loves the idea of running for president against Donald Trump in 2024:
“I would love it. I really would. Even if he crushed me, like in a primary, to be able to stand up and call out the garbage is just a necessary thing, regardless of who it is.”
Well, Adam, about that idea of “even if he crushed me,” we hope you’re sincere. Because if you did run against Trump, that’s exactly what would happen, in which case we’re sure we would see those crocodile tears make a reappearance. (And back by popular demand, here’s that video once again):
Consider this factoid when examining the chances of Adam Kinzinger defeating Donald Trump in a primary: Not only does Trump have a solid lead over every potential GOP opponent in a hypothetical primary, his nearest competitor is Florida Governor Ron DeSantis. Now consider this – who’s a stronger presidential candidate: Ron DeSantis or Adam Kinzinger?
Pee-Wee Herman would have a better chance of beating Trump than Kinzinger, and in fact, Pee-Wee would probably clobber Kinzinger in a head-to-head matchup.
Kinzinger has already announced he’s retiring from Congress at the end of the year, and that was a really good call by the Congressman. After the nonsense he’s pulled over the past year, he couldn’t get elected as a Republican if he ran for dog catcher. And consistent with his aforementioned self-righteousness and the delusion he displayed talking with the Huffington Post, he’s been hinting that he might run for governor or the U.S. Senate as well.
Kinzinger is so impressed with himself. But perhaps the most entertaining quote from revelation yesterday was this one:
“I’ll make a decision when we get there, if there’s a need and a desire. It’s truly not anything I’m planning right now, but I’m not going to rule it out. Look, if we’re in a position, if it’s just terrible candidates and the country’s in a worse place? Maybe. But there’s no grand plan right now.”
Terrible candidates, you say? You took the words right out of our mouths, sir.
By Jess Lawson
Jess Lawson is a regular contributor to The Blue State Conservative and a passionate, conservative millennial who loves America.
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