GOP Leaders Are Driving Their Base Into The Arms Of Donald Trump

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BY SCOTT GREER

Remember that picture of Chris Matthews looking upset at the announcement of a Republican sweep in the midterm elections?

There he was — arms crossed, frowning intensely — looking at the results like a man who just lost a lot of money at a game of cards.

It was gleefully shared around by Republicans and conservatives rejoicing in the fact that Congress was now back in the hands of the GOP, with the hope that President Obama’s agenda would finally be put in reverse.

If only Matthews and those same Republicans could see what would happen in the GOP-controlled Senate on July 26.

The MSNBC host’s frown would’ve turned into an ear-to-ear grin. All those optimistic conservatives would’ve shed a few tears at the thought of the brutal disappointment that awaited them this congressional term.

On Sunday, Sen. Mitch McConnell and other Republican leaders kneecapped conservative amendments…

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