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Sun Feb 28, 2021, 01:39 PM

Rick Scott: GOP is 'voters' party,' not Trump's

Source: Politico

Sen. Rick Scott on Sunday declined to call the GOP the party of former President Donald Trump and acknowledged President Joe Biden was “absolutely” the legitimate winner of the 2020 White House race.

In an interview on “Fox News Sunday,” Scott (R-Fla.) — the chair of the National Republican Senatorial Committee — reiterated his message that “the Republican civil war is canceled.”

But Scott’s remarks to host Chris Wallace also underscored the tense intraparty disputes he is navigating as he leads the GOP effort to retake the Senate in the 2022 midterm elections.

Asked by Wallace whether the Republican Party is “still Donald Trump’s party,” Scott replied that the GOP is “the voters’ party” and “always has been.”


Read more: https://www.politico.com/news/2021/02/28/rick-scott-republican-civil-war-canceled-471855

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Response to brooklynite (Original post)

Sun Feb 28, 2021, 01:47 PM

1. Bullshit: In 1958 I asked my teach what's the diff betw R and D: "R is the party of big business..

D is the party of the people. True then, true now.

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Response to brooklynite (Original post)

Sun Feb 28, 2021, 02:06 PM

2. He'd have a stronger point if Trump wasn't the high water mark for Republican voter turn out

They seem to do best the more fascist they get. I don't like what that says about this country. We need to do better. But the Trump presidency for some voters may be like the shark that, once it's tasted human blood, won't settle for seal meat anymore.

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Response to Bucky (Reply #2)

Sun Feb 28, 2021, 02:22 PM

3. testing my hypothesis

Going back 30 years... other than that one time the Republicans had two warns running on election day, Trump is their best performing candidate. Keep in mind that after four years of openly racist, fascist, dishonest government and in the middle of performing worse than every other country in the world on the pandemic by force of his sheer incompetence, Trump actually improved over his 2016 percentage by 2.8 points.

We've got a problem, folks.

2020 - 48.9% ... almost jumped the shark there
2016 - 46.1
2012 - 47.2
2008 - 45.7
2004 - 50.7 ... only time this century the GOP won a majority
2000 - 47.9
1996 - 40.7 (45% of non Perot votes)
1992 - 37.5 (46% of non Perot votes)

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Response to Bucky (Reply #2)

Sun Feb 28, 2021, 02:29 PM

4. Dem Data

Going back 30 years... Democratic totals

2020 - 51.3%
2016 - 48.2
2012 - 51.1
2008 - 52.9
2004 - 48.3
2000 - 48.4
1996 - 49.2 (55% of non Perot votes)
1992 - 42.0 (54% of non Perot votes)

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Response to Bucky (Reply #4)

Sun Feb 28, 2021, 09:44 PM

13. GOTV.

Our best option. Or fix some structural issues. That will be a heavy lift.

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Response to brooklynite (Original post)

Sun Feb 28, 2021, 02:36 PM

5. Scott didn't kiss up to Trump?

The MAGAts consider that blasphemy.

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Response to brooklynite (Original post)

Sun Feb 28, 2021, 03:10 PM

6. It is an auction and the party goes

to the highest bidder.

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Response to brooklynite (Original post)

Sun Feb 28, 2021, 03:11 PM

7. That's what the exPresident* told him to say.

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Response to brooklynite (Original post)

Sun Feb 28, 2021, 03:34 PM

8. GOP is money and power party and power is derived from money

That's why they worship a billionaire in office, why all other nominees became irrelevant. Money is the only consideration. It it totally about money and their private property rights. Bedrock.

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Response to brooklynite (Original post)

Sun Feb 28, 2021, 04:53 PM

9. The Republican party is still 100% behind Trump

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Response to Dopers_Greed (Reply #9)

Mon Mar 1, 2021, 03:20 PM

16. Yes, but how strongly? Only 55% in CPAC's straw poll voted for Trump?!

They even packed the poll by running Trump and DeSantis (a courtesy to FL's governor) with a bunch of people who angered the attendees by "betraying" Trump or refusing to be there. Hang-Pence got 1%.

And in a poll that simply asked if they wanted Trump to run in 2024, only 68% gave the great man the loyal courtesy of a check by his name.

Not saying Scott's right. Trump's "voters" would support a coup today making him their dictator. But he can't pull that off, and, if this ultraloyal crowd is any indication, guessing more than half would ditch their old dud just as fast for a new strongman.

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Response to brooklynite (Original post)

Sun Feb 28, 2021, 06:10 PM

10. Coming from some criminal that defrauded Medicare, and saying that the traitor is not the voters

party , yeah right Scott your party is trying your hardest to disenfranchise voters and you voted Twice mind you to keep that POS in office .........so FU you, and FU and your traitor loving insurrectionist party and your right wing fascists' leaders and your right wing federalist US Supremes court...........

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Response to brooklynite (Original post)

Sun Feb 28, 2021, 06:52 PM

11. Just who does he think he's kidding?

Even their voters know who owns that party and it's not them, nor will it ever be.

They're follow the leader types and they're cool with that.

He's not going to convince anyone else.

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Response to Warpy (Reply #11)

Sun Feb 28, 2021, 11:02 PM

14. All they want to own is "the libs."

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Response to dchill (Reply #14)

Mon Mar 1, 2021, 01:37 AM

15. They want to be part of something big and powerful

and a dictatorship propped up by oligarchy fits the bill for most of them.

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Response to brooklynite (Original post)

Sun Feb 28, 2021, 09:04 PM

12. GOP is the "Supressed Voters' Party"

Let's call it what it is.

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