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andym

(5,425 posts)
Sun Nov 8, 2020, 03:28 PM Nov 2020

Why Lindsay Graham and GOP politicians continue to back Trump?

They (Republican pols) all need to placate Trump supporters who are the base of the GOP. And so far almost all continue to back Trump! This election, though a bad loss, cemented Trump's power as his presence on the ballot brought out an additional 10 million more votes than last time (so did Joe of course with 11M more than Hillary).

If they don't, they will lose their jobs and power.

Even out of office, Trump will still have a great deal of power, because of his supporters (who love him more than the GOP).

He may try to block Biden from the sidelines. McConnell will no doubt go along as he already has signaled that he intends to roadblock Joe Biden.

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Why Lindsay Graham and GOP politicians continue to back Trump? (Original Post) andym Nov 2020 OP
cowards are still afraid of trump. bullimiami Nov 2020 #1
Simple answer Dem4Life1102 Nov 2020 #2
Photographs and recordings . . . . . no_hypocrisy Nov 2020 #3
Dick pics and texts with someone who's underage? NurseJackie Nov 2020 #7
And not white. no_hypocrisy Nov 2020 #10
You went there. NurseJackie Nov 2020 #11
Graham's continuing pandering to Trump is disgusting DeeDeeNY Nov 2020 #4
Because shanti Nov 2020 #5
Trump has shit on him forever. pwb Nov 2020 #6
I'm not sure trump will be very effective from the sidelines Vdizzle Nov 2020 #8
They are an organized crime family ... stillcool Nov 2020 #9
Everytime Lindsay Graham name is mentioned MacKasey Nov 2020 #12
Because they need his "base's" votes to stay in office. PSPS Nov 2020 #13
I agree. NT. andym Nov 2020 #14
Graham just won re-election. There only reason is that he's become a true believer mathematic Nov 2020 #15
Graham is a remora. Caliman73 Nov 2020 #18
Wait 5 Months ProfessorGAC Nov 2020 #16
Trump has something on Lady Lyndsey and McTurtle AmericanCanuck Nov 2020 #17

bullimiami

(13,002 posts)
1. cowards are still afraid of trump.
Sun Nov 8, 2020, 03:30 PM
Nov 2020

this has to be the most spineless group in the history of our country.

NurseJackie

(42,862 posts)
7. Dick pics and texts with someone who's underage?
Sun Nov 8, 2020, 03:35 PM
Nov 2020

That's just my guess. Some people say and I don't know if it's true or not, but that's what I've heard. All I know is that it certainly seems reasonable.

pwb

(11,142 posts)
6. Trump has shit on him forever.
Sun Nov 8, 2020, 03:34 PM
Nov 2020

And Lindsey knows it. I guess being a senator is worth the humiliation of defending Satan.

Vdizzle

(379 posts)
8. I'm not sure trump will be very effective from the sidelines
Sun Nov 8, 2020, 03:35 PM
Nov 2020

He’s going to be too busy in court or in prison.

stillcool

(32,626 posts)
9. They are an organized crime family ...
Sun Nov 8, 2020, 03:36 PM
Nov 2020

and have been doing dirty deeds for far longer than Trump has been around. If Trump goes down for anything, he will sing. Best be nice..

as Scooter Libby said..."they turn in clusters as their roots connect them"

MacKasey

(969 posts)
12. Everytime Lindsay Graham name is mentioned
Sun Nov 8, 2020, 03:44 PM
Nov 2020

The next sentence should be what does Trump have on him that keeps Graham kissing Trump's ass

mathematic

(1,425 posts)
15. Graham just won re-election. There only reason is that he's become a true believer
Sun Nov 8, 2020, 04:06 PM
Nov 2020

For a lot of other prominent republicans you can guess they're pandering to the cultists or grifting. But what's to gain for graham? He won't be up for re-election for another 6 years so he doesn't need to pander to the cultists and he's a senator from the opposition party so there's no grift to be had.

The only thing that really explains it is that he's become a true believer. He should watch less fox news.

Caliman73

(11,642 posts)
18. Graham is a remora.
Sun Nov 8, 2020, 04:15 PM
Nov 2020

He latches on to a more powerful figure and moves along plucking bits of power for himself. This is the reason he buddied up to McCain all those years, as McCain was a much more potent force in the Senate than Graham.

He is a parasite.

ProfessorGAC

(63,846 posts)
16. Wait 5 Months
Sun Nov 8, 2020, 04:09 PM
Nov 2020

When the dust settles and reality becomes reality even to the most partisan & biggest dimwits, it will be "Donald Who?" for many of them.

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