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Tue Feb 13, 2024, 04:01 PM Feb 2024

Really - Why Are The Repugs In Congress So Afraid Of Tr**p?... [View all]

I've heard so many theories.

- he'll primary them and they'll be out of a job
- they are worried that he'd sic violence on them or their families
- he has kompromat on them
- Putin has kompromat on the whole Party
- they're afraid of the MAGA followers and the threats they make
- I just heard Nikki Haley criticize him - but in the end says she'll vote for him
- they want to keep Tr**p's MAGA supporters

Has any Repug or former Repug in Congress ever said they're being blackmailed? Or ever explained why they're afraid of him?

Are they really worried to lose their cushy jobs? I'm thinking they can step away from Congress at any time and still be gainfully employed and in the chips $'s.

Does Tr**p have goons out there that would really inflict violence on them or harm them?

Would Tr**p's MAGA supporters abandon the Repug Party - if Tr**p was drummed out of it?

What makes Tr**p so powerful in the Party? One thought I've had is that he'd take the whole Party down - making crap up and lying - just to get even with the Party if they took him down.

Are the Repugs in Congress so big of cowards that they're waiting till Nov for the American People to take Tr**p down?

I just don't get it. They've had so many chances to rid him from the Party and they always wind up circling the wagons around this guy.

Do they really want to end our Democracy? Do they really want a dictator?

Is the fix in for November and they know that they have got the election wrapped up and he'll win?

I know that they are desperate. I think they'll do anything to win in November.

Should we really take all the threats as credible?

Given all the criminality surrounding Tr**p and his cronies - you'd think he'd be gone by now. What is wrong with the American People that support this guy and his Party? Don't they realize that if they vote him in - they'd have to live under the same rules that he'll apply to his non-loyalists?

I just don't get it? In your responses - please try to answer this in detail. I've asked a lot of questions in this post and I'd really like to have some legitimate responses so I can (so we can) make sense of what is really happening.

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To me the simplest explanation senseandsensibility Feb 2024 #1
It's the only possible explanation. n/t Hugin Feb 2024 #16
I don't think it's tsf they're afraid of redqueen Feb 2024 #2
But What Are They Afraid OF?..... global1 Feb 2024 #4
Kompromat would be my guess redqueen Feb 2024 #6
Too late on the decent human thing Marthe48 Feb 2024 #7
I suspect it's bad enough that their own families and followers would disown them redqueen Feb 2024 #20
Birds of a feather Beachnutt Feb 2024 #3
My Mother Mr.Bee Feb 2024 #5
No one gave the correct answer yet, gab13by13 Feb 2024 #8
The answer is Mr.Bee Feb 2024 #9
Sounds familiar! Mossfern Feb 2024 #17
I don't think it's a simple answer. I think is all of the above, but not in individual cases. Stinky The Clown Feb 2024 #10
and if Trump wins the presidency he'll go after everyone who opposed him MadameButterfly Feb 2024 #23
Blue bdamomma Feb 2024 #37
My thoughts are that he has threatened them and their livetohike Feb 2024 #11
If elected president Trump can ruin anyone he wants financially MadameButterfly Feb 2024 #24
blackmail and bribery is how he got everything he didnt inherit or steal. mopinko Feb 2024 #12
I think that "safe"... 2naSalit Feb 2024 #31
It's because they want his supporters and most of the party loves him budkin Feb 2024 #13
Here's another reason. TSExile Feb 2024 #14
To answer your question: Plectranthus Feb 2024 #15
yeah, important to remember that Putin hold the strings MadameButterfly Feb 2024 #25
Putin is behind bdamomma Feb 2024 #36
It's complicated and simple at the same time. BarbD Feb 2024 #18
It's about getting re-elected. Qutzupalotl Feb 2024 #19
Russia hacked the RNC MorbidButterflyTat Feb 2024 #21
Because 40% of the country badly wants Fascism. Oneironaut Feb 2024 #22
cowards, succumb to the bully. elleng Feb 2024 #26
They are afraid of their voters bottomofthehill Feb 2024 #27
Because they are followers, not leaders. Emile Feb 2024 #28
I could see fear as a reason Marthe48 Feb 2024 #29
I recently had a conversation with a MAGA relative. griffi94 Feb 2024 #30
Did You Try To Convince Them To Look For Their News Elsewhere?...... global1 Feb 2024 #32
I told them where I get my news. griffi94 Feb 2024 #39
The #1 goal for the vast majority of politicians ITAL Feb 2024 #33
Staying in Office qwlauren35 Feb 2024 #34
A Lot Of It Is The Gig ProfessorGAC Feb 2024 #35
I have given this a lot of thought FormerOstrich Feb 2024 #38
Fascism, Fear, and Opportunism Martin Eden Feb 2024 #40
They re note afraid. They love, adore and worship him like a true MAGAt Takket Feb 2024 #41
All of the above, but with extra kompromat. GoCubsGo Feb 2024 #42
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