Former U.S. Ambassador John Bolton says bungling Republicans must stop sniping at each other and spend the next several months retrenching and plotting strategies to win back the presidency and the Senate.
“This has been badly handled all the way around for the past three or four weeks. One thing Republicans ought to stop doing is stop shooting at each other,” Bolton told “The Steve Malzberg Show” on Newsmax TV.
“We’ve had our tactical differences, that’s for sure … but the Republicans themselves are not the problem. The problem is in the White House. And, fundamentally, the lesson we have to learn is that parliamentary tactics, strategies, ultimately mean very little. They don’t really solve any problems.”
“Until we get control of the Senate, until we increase our control in the House, until we get the presidency, we’re not going to get what we want,” he said.
“To believe that we could’ve forced the shutdown or the debt crisis to work to our advantage politically, you have to make one big assumption … that the mainstream media will treat us fairly. It ain’t going to happen … The mainstream media will act like a megaphone for the administration. We need another strategy.”
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