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Wed Jul 22, 2020, 01:41 PM

After Trump, will GOP search soul or stay course?

By the end of this week it will be a hundred days until the 2020 election, and it sure seems like President Trump is in big trouble.

FiveThirtyEight has Joe Biden with a pretty large lead; and the Post-ABC poll has him with an even larger lead. The Upshotís Nate Cohn notes that Bidenís lead is larger than any presidential race has seen in the last quarter-century. The Economist projects a 93 percent chance Trump loses the electoral college and a 99 percent chance he loses the popular vote. Even GOP donors are beginning to pivot away from Trump and toward protecting the GOP majority in the Senate.

Can Trump be reelected in November? Sure, itís possible! But with each day the coronavirus pandemic persists and Trump flails, the probability of a turnaround seems less likely. The likelihood that Trump will bring down other Republicans running for office must also be considered.

Letís assume this outcome for a second: What does it mean for the GOP? Politics is a coldblooded game, and even before Trump has been declared a political dead-man-walking, speculation is beginning about what comes after. Commentaryís Noah Rothman recently observed, ďThe post-Trump era could begin sooner than many expect, and it would serve Republicans to prepare accordingly.Ē

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Reply After Trump, will GOP search soul or stay course? (Original post)
Yo_Mama_Been_Loggin Jul 2020 OP
TEB Jul 2020 #1
The Velveteen Ocelot Jul 2020 #2
leftieNanner Jul 2020 #3
lunasun Jul 2020 #4
EarlG Jul 2020 #5
lagomorph777 Jul 2020 #8
Thekaspervote Jul 2020 #9
yonder Jul 2020 #6
lagomorph777 Jul 2020 #7

Response to Yo_Mama_Been_Loggin (Original post)

Wed Jul 22, 2020, 01:48 PM

1. The gop will need Vatican priests

To perform a exorcism on the party of pure evil.

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Response to Yo_Mama_Been_Loggin (Original post)

Wed Jul 22, 2020, 01:50 PM

2. Do they even have souls to search?

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Response to Yo_Mama_Been_Loggin (Original post)

Wed Jul 22, 2020, 01:54 PM

3. Interesting article

Thanks for sharing, YMBL. The GOP as it stands now, is truly toxic and now that they have let those cats out of the bag, they can't be put back in. The racist lunatics are here for a while. I'm guessing that the Lincoln Project folks along with the other Never Trumpers might consider starting a third party.

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Response to Yo_Mama_Been_Loggin (Original post)

Wed Jul 22, 2020, 01:55 PM

4. Stay or possible a Romney party -more money bags than magats & they won't be kind either

Return to dog whistles for some states instead of trump outright racism and fascism
I ask you this What soul do they have to search 2020? Itís been rotting away for decades now itís a black hole imo

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Response to Yo_Mama_Been_Loggin (Original post)

Wed Jul 22, 2020, 01:58 PM

5. After Trump -- LOL

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When he's finally out of office, there's one final norm that Donald Trump is going to violate, and that's the one which says that ex-Presidents go away and shut up.

Trump is NEVER GOING AWAY! Even if he loses, he knows he has millions of willing rubes out there that he can target for years to come. The "election will be fixed" narrative he's trying to build is as much about keeping the rubes close as it is about staying in power -- if they all believe that their cult leader was cheated out of office, so much the better for his hold over them going forward.

The idea that Trump will simply disappear and the Republican party will re-emerge phoenix-like with a brand new outlook is just hilarious. Trump is going to be out there EVERY SINGLE DAY (until he either dies or is locked up) flooding the zone with Twitter bullshit, interfering in GOP primaries, and basically doing everything he can to keep his cult members riled up (and, of course, donating to the cause).

The last thing he's going to do is willingly hand the Republican party back to its "rightful owners." He owns it now, and he won't give it up easily, even (and maybe especially) after he leaves office.

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Response to EarlG (Reply #5)

Wed Jul 22, 2020, 02:56 PM

8. Trump's going to Mar A Moscow or Mar A Gitmo.

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Response to EarlG (Reply #5)

Wed Jul 22, 2020, 03:05 PM

9. Completely agree! the harder the gop tries to free itself the more entangled it will become

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Response to Yo_Mama_Been_Loggin (Original post)

Wed Jul 22, 2020, 01:59 PM

6. They have no souls to search and the course has been set

to wreak as much havoc as possible before floundering. I'm counting on that unsalvageable ship being awash on the rocks come November with its waterlogged flotsam and jetsam still trying to foul our safe harbors.

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Response to Yo_Mama_Been_Loggin (Original post)

Wed Jul 22, 2020, 02:55 PM

7. What GOP?

Most of them will flee to their dachas. The ragtag band remaining will go into hiding.

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