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Zorro

(15,948 posts)
Sun Sep 29, 2019, 10:26 AM Sep 2019

No, the GOP won't abandon Trump no matter what for one reason: he's the last.

Long before Trump, today’s GOP lost any ability to be constructive on just about anything. If something is good, they reflexively oppose it. People having healthcare? Oppose. People going to college? Oppose. Stopping gun massacres? Oppose. Renewable energy? Oppose.

Their entire policy on immigration is bigotry and hate. Their policy on the budget is to cut taxes for the wealthy. Their policy on elections is to have as few people as possible voting. Also, I’m not quite sure how a political party would be opposed to saving our environment, but here we are.

Then 2016 happened. Republicans have surrendered everything--their duty, their patriotism, and their principles—in order to pledge fealty to a man too stupid to be trusted to manage his own social media account. He remade the party in his ugly image, so now those who haven't left can largely be divided into just three groups: the rich, the racists, and the rubes. This is who they have to work with now.

Every demographic the GOP had been working on gaining has been forever lost. When the Democratic Party became the party of civil rights in the 1960s, the southern conservatives switched allegiance to the GOP, and haven’t looked back. As recently as 2012, the GOP was determined not to lose the fast growing Latinx community in the same way they lost the African-Americans, so they pandered. Even Sean Hannity argued that the GOP should go for amnesty. All of that outreach ended under Trump, who has smeared and insulted them continuously since day one.

https://www.dailykos.com/stories/2019/9/28/1886880/-No-the-GOP-won-t-abandon-Trump-no-matter-what-for-one-reason-he-s-the-last

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No, the GOP won't abandon Trump no matter what for one reason: he's the last. (Original Post) Zorro Sep 2019 OP
Meah. Republicans "would never turn on Nixon" either. Tired of these pre-ordained conclusions.. hlthe2b Sep 2019 #1
And Nixon was way more popular and vastly more accomplished comradebillyboy Sep 2019 #2
Agree 100% dixiechiken1 Sep 2019 #3
Republicans are going extinct in California Zorro Sep 2019 #5
Well said. Aristus Sep 2019 #6
excellent analysis, dixiechiken1 Skittles Sep 2019 #7
D Trump and MAGA Captain Zero Sep 2019 #4

hlthe2b

(103,694 posts)
1. Meah. Republicans "would never turn on Nixon" either. Tired of these pre-ordained conclusions..
Sun Sep 29, 2019, 10:27 AM
Sep 2019

What is the point if not to demotivate?

dixiechiken1

(2,113 posts)
3. Agree 100%
Sun Sep 29, 2019, 11:01 AM
Sep 2019

Republicans know the demographics are rapidly changing. Their traditional base (old white guys) are dying off & there aren't enough racists and rubes to make up for the loss.

Younger generations are more diverse and - not only are they more tolerant - they are more accepting. The big scares that have worked so well in the past, (i.e., socialism, immigrants, LGBTQ, etc.), simply aren't the bogeymen they used to be. And yet, they are making no effort to appeal to these younger voters.

Instead, 100% of their efforts are going into cheating, gerrymandering, packing the courts and voter suppression to hold onto power. First rule of survival is, adapt or die. They are dying, literally.

Good eff'ing riddance.

Captain Zero

(7,196 posts)
4. D Trump and MAGA
Sun Sep 29, 2019, 11:25 AM
Sep 2019

will become the new 'Lost Cause' for them but should only last 20 years or so, instead of 160.

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