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Tue Apr 28, 2020, 02:08 PM

What Is Trump Offering The Repug Gov's In Red States To......

get them to re-open their State? Why else would they risk the lives of the People of their State? Why else would they risk their reputations? How does he have this power over them?

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Reply What Is Trump Offering The Repug Gov's In Red States To...... (Original post)
global1 Apr 2020 OP
redstatebluegirl Apr 2020 #1
a kennedy Apr 2020 #4
Jake Stern Apr 2020 #8
SCantiGOP Apr 2020 #9
Doreen Apr 2020 #2
OAITW r.2.0 Apr 2020 #6
LastLiberal in PalmSprings Apr 2020 #3
Newest Reality Apr 2020 #5
jimfields33 Apr 2020 #7
Laelth Apr 2020 #10

Response to global1 (Original post)

Tue Apr 28, 2020, 02:09 PM

1. They will do anything for the big dumb cluck's approval.

All of them except the one from Maryland.

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Response to redstatebluegirl (Reply #1)

Tue Apr 28, 2020, 02:22 PM

4. Why?? I just don't get the damn loyalty to him.....I just don't get it.

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Response to a kennedy (Reply #4)

Tue Apr 28, 2020, 02:38 PM

8. Because of his pull with the Republican base

All it takes is a few tweets to turn the deplorables against them, effectively torpedoing their career.

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Response to a kennedy (Reply #4)

Tue Apr 28, 2020, 02:49 PM

9. Because he can effectively "fire" any red state Governor, or Congressman for that matter

A strong rebuke from Trump can result in a repub incumbent losing in a repub primary. A seat may be safe, but you won't make it past the primary.
Case in point: SC's ex-Governor, Mark Sanford, had good approval ratings and had won three terms by comfortable margins in the district anchored by Charleston, a district he had also held for three terms before he became a twice-elected Governor.
He clashed publicly with Trump, going on TV several times to disagree with his policies. Trump strongly endorsed a rather unpleasant, radical one-term State Representative, who then got tons of money and national support, and she narrowly upset Sanford in the primary. The district had started out as Safe R, went to Likely R when the challenger won the primary, and then was the biggest upset in the 2018 Blue Wave when a Democrat won the District for the first time in 40 years.

That is why they all, including Graham and McConnell, are scared of Trump. You cannot win a primary in the South or a red part of any state without the support of the Trump base.

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Response to global1 (Original post)

Tue Apr 28, 2020, 02:15 PM

2. Keeping their jobs.

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Response to Doreen (Reply #2)

Tue Apr 28, 2020, 02:26 PM

6. They know their voters.

The urban areas are expendable because Democrats have significant majorities. But people that vote Republican, are all Trump voters. Hence, they follow the wishes of the dumbest parts of their base.

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Response to global1 (Original post)

Tue Apr 28, 2020, 02:22 PM

3. Fat Donnie is the Devil.

The Repug governors are his acolytes.

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Response to global1 (Original post)

Tue Apr 28, 2020, 02:25 PM

5. For the life of me...

I don't know. Wait, reputations? They only tell their constituents what they should think their reputation is and it magically becomes reality.

How much more welfare can the Federal Government give the states themselves to makeup for the poor governing done in them, or should I say, deliberate exploitation? Really, somebody should ask McTurtle the King of Welfare States that. He certainly doesn't want any of it going back to the states that pay in more than they get.

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Response to global1 (Original post)

Tue Apr 28, 2020, 02:36 PM

7. I think red states believe they've been spared

If you look at deaths they pretty much have. Thatís why.

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Response to global1 (Original post)

Tue Apr 28, 2020, 02:57 PM

10. Nothing.

He stabbed Kemp, Georgiaís Governor, in the back for reopening too soon.



-Laelth

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