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Mon Sep 14, 2020, 07:52 AM

Trump is not destroying the Republican Party. He is embracing it.


You would think the conservative Grand Ole Party was hijacked by Donald Trump. In 2016, charged up by the election of a black man as President, the Republicans were looking for a leader. It did not matter if that leader shot someone on 5th Avenue. They wanted a leader that would vanquish minorities. They were in ecstatic when he jumped in front of their parade and proclaimed.

“When Mexico sends its people, they're not sending their best. They're sending people that have lots of problems, and they're bringing those problems with us. They're bringing drugs. They're bringing crime. They're rapists.”

They were sold.

It was a Republican parade of racists. Racists and those who do not believe in government, because government since FDR, helped minorities and those that need help. You would think the conservative Grand Ole Party was hijacked by Donald Trump.

The beautiful pristine, virtuous and “conservative” Republican Party was duped by a monster. Here is the thing. Donald Trump is a Republican. Over 85% of Republican’s today APPROVE of the job he is doing. Trump is a Republican. The Republicans are Trump. And there never was a “conservative”, pristine, and virtuous Republican Party.

Please stop asking the question of why aren't Republicans opposing Trump? Where are the Republican Senators? They are who they are. It is what it is.

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Response to Edwcraig (Original post)

Mon Sep 14, 2020, 07:54 AM

1. K&R, Republicans were implementing voter suppression BEFORE Trump

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Response to uponit7771 (Reply #1)

Mon Sep 14, 2020, 08:00 AM

2. Hopefully trump is a deathly embrace of the republicon party

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Response to uponit7771 (Reply #1)

Mon Sep 14, 2020, 08:01 AM

4. 'Conservatives' have always seemed to embrace voter suppression.

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Response to Edwcraig (Original post)

Mon Sep 14, 2020, 08:00 AM

3. He has not only embraced the GOP

He has revealed it for what it is.

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Response to Edwcraig (Original post)

Mon Sep 14, 2020, 08:05 AM

5. True, Sir

Originally the country-club types thought they could rouse up the rubes, while remaining in charge and doing nothing the rubes really wanted. But the rubes they roused up to vote began to get themselves elected to state legislatures, and then to Congress and the Senate. The genteel, paternalistic racism of the country-club types has been overwhelmed by the raw sewage of the rubes who honestly feel they haven't much claim to self-respect beyond 'being white'. And the intelligence and rationality the country-club types could display, especially in a crisis, has no footing at all in the squawks of the rubes, whose motto is Mr. Asimov's observation years ago, that many here believe democracy means 'my ignorance is equal to your knowledge'.

Trump, ignorant, blinkered, not awfully bright, impulsive, vindictive, and downright mean in every sense of the word, embodies both everything the rubes are, and everything the rubes aspire to be. Certainly if they were rich, they're sure they'd be just like him.

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Response to Edwcraig (Original post)

Mon Sep 14, 2020, 08:06 AM

6. Exactly.

His administration is the perfect embodiment of a Republican wet dream since the Southern Strategy. It's what they've wanted and worked for all along. That's why I'm wary of Rs that are suddenly on our side. Where were they in 2016?

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Response to Edwcraig (Original post)

Mon Sep 14, 2020, 08:10 AM

7. They are all with Trump. It is not silence it is approval.

The Blue tsunami will take some out. Yep.

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Response to Edwcraig (Original post)

Mon Sep 14, 2020, 08:25 AM

8. We have been headed down a path toward christofascist theocracy since Reagan.

The far right has held a place in the GOP since the civil rights era when the racists abandoned the Democratic Party completed and moved to the GOP.

The beliefs of the extremist right have been made part of Trump's drive to power.

Brichers, Patriot Movement, white supremacists (KKK, neo nazis, alt right etc.), Libertarians, militias, Aryan Brotherhood, Army of God, minutemen groups, Qanon, Randian acolytes, have been given a new voice by the Pig.

I think Trump believes they will give him enough support and power to make himself America's Putin.

I believe there is nothing more that Trump wants than to be our strongman.

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Response to Edwcraig (Original post)

Mon Sep 14, 2020, 08:37 AM

9. He's forced himself on it and having his way with it

Shhhh... shhhh... President Trump is gonna rape you now...

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Response to Edwcraig (Original post)

Mon Sep 14, 2020, 04:17 PM

10. Trump is not some sort of Republican aberration

Trump is the Republican Party’s leader by choice and accurately represents them. They are one and the same.

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Response to Edwcraig (Original post)

Mon Sep 14, 2020, 07:05 PM

11. In November if you see an R by a candidates name it should be remove

Remove and vote the Mfers out as much as possible.

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Response to kimbutgar (Reply #11)

Tue Sep 15, 2020, 11:55 AM

12. R for Remove, good one.

D-forward
R- reverse.

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