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Tue Jun 4, 2019, 06:35 PM

Are Republicans largely cowards or are they co-conspirators with Trump?

What do you think? Are they on their knees because they’re afraid of the “base” or because they actually agree with his moves to dismantle our country?

I go back and forth but I tend to believe many are complicit.

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Reply Are Republicans largely cowards or are they co-conspirators with Trump? (Original post)
Turin_C3PO Jun 2019 OP
TwilightZone Jun 2019 #1
0rganism Jun 2019 #2
Turin_C3PO Jun 2019 #5
Dirty Socialist Jun 2019 #9
Floyd R. Turbo Jun 2019 #3
Dennis Donovan Jun 2019 #4
LenaBaby61 Jun 2019 #6
Wounded Bear Jun 2019 #7
sop Jun 2019 #8
SHRED Jun 2019 #10
dem4decades Jun 2019 #11

Response to Turin_C3PO (Original post)

Tue Jun 4, 2019, 06:38 PM

1. They're getting what they want, so there's little reason for them to object.

Tax cuts, restriction of human rights, deregulation, etc.

For many (most?) Republicans, Trump is very much an example of the ends justifying the means. They might not like his methods, but only because he's more overt about it than they'd like. They'd prefer to screw over the country a little more quietly.

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Response to Turin_C3PO (Original post)

Tue Jun 4, 2019, 06:38 PM

2. can't it be both?

i tend to believe their behavior is "overdetermined"

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Response to 0rganism (Reply #2)

Tue Jun 4, 2019, 06:41 PM

5. Yes, it can be.

For many, it probably is both.

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Response to 0rganism (Reply #2)

Tue Jun 4, 2019, 07:02 PM

9. For the most part, they want it

But Lindsey Graham is a yellow-bellied coward

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Response to Turin_C3PO (Original post)

Tue Jun 4, 2019, 06:38 PM

3. Yes!

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Response to Turin_C3PO (Original post)

Tue Jun 4, 2019, 06:39 PM

4. Complicit AND cowards...

If the Democratic Party operated like this (with a corrupt Dem POTUS), I'd leave the party. Correct is correct and the Rule of Law is The Rule of Law.

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Response to Turin_C3PO (Original post)

Tue Jun 4, 2019, 06:49 PM

6. "Because they actually agree with his moves to dismantle our country."

thuglicans don't have to really worry about their mostly dumb as a bag of hammers and racist base, because they KNOW that they can always get help from the ruskies or from the rest of the tRumpthuglican party to rig, vote destroy, Dem voter-base hack/destroy, tamper with election machines or Dem voter-suppress enough Dem votes away to win the presidency.

tRumpthuglicans would love to rich-white right-wing male this country to DEATH.

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Response to Turin_C3PO (Original post)

Tue Jun 4, 2019, 06:51 PM

7. The two states are not mutually exclusive...

so I would have to say "Yes!"

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Response to Turin_C3PO (Original post)

Tue Jun 4, 2019, 06:57 PM

8. I think the Republican party is pulling Trump's strings

Look at how much they've been able to get away with while Trump distracts and divides the electorate with his endless spectacles.

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Response to Turin_C3PO (Original post)

Tue Jun 4, 2019, 07:02 PM

10. Republicans hate government

 

And they are proving it.

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Response to Turin_C3PO (Original post)

Tue Jun 4, 2019, 07:14 PM

11. They are complicit in destroying the Constitution. Trump just helps.

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