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Fri Nov 20, 2020, 03:56 AM

Smart Move, GOP

The Republicans continue to support Trump’s lies and mindless ramblings about a ‘stolen election’ – stolen by the corrupt Democrats counting ‘illegal’ ballots, installing computer systems that change votes, and via a ‘vast international conspiracy’ that wields power beyond all imagination.

In supporting the notion that those evil libruls have the ability to manipulate election results – to the point where Trump’s alleged landslide win was easily turned into a landslide Biden win – they are telling anyone who is listening that our elections cannot be trusted.

The problem here should be obvious. The only people who are listening to Republican politicians right now are Republican voters, many of whom are Trump supporters who need to believe that the only way their Dear Leader could possibly have lost this election is due to a massive effort to steal it from him by manipulating the vote counts of millions of people across the board.

What is truly stunning about the GOP’s short-sightedness (okay, their abject stupidity) is the fact that two run-off elections scheduled for early January will determine control of the Senate – and telling their own supporters that their votes can easily be flipped, ignored, thrown out, dumped in garbage bins – and all of the other means the Democrats used to steal a presidential election.

So you have to wonder how many Republicans won’t bother to vote in those January run-offs, simply because they’ve been convinced – by their own party – that their votes for the GOP candidates won’t count anyway, thanks to the same nefarious machinations the Democrats employed to fraudulently elect Joe Biden.

Maybe it’s just me, but I don’t see Republican voters in Georgia rushing out to cast their ballots after being told – repeatedly, and in no uncertain terms – that their votes don’t matter, because the fix is already in.

I also don’t see any ‘alternative facts’ that the GOP can offer to undo the damage they’re doing to their own ‘base’. How do you convince Republican voters to vote for any GOP candidate in future – after you’ve been so vociferous about how Democrats obviously have the means to “steal” elections, and therefore your vote is meaningless.

‘Tis a puzzlement.

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NanceGreggs Nov 20 OP
Arne Nov 20 #1
Bernardo de La Paz Nov 20 #2
Renew Deal Nov 20 #3
Solomon Nov 20 #11
Shermann Nov 20 #12
Maeve Nov 20 #4
Resistance1 Nov 20 #5
NurseJackie Nov 20 #13
JHB Nov 20 #6
marble falls Nov 20 #7
Danascot Nov 20 #8
BSdetect Nov 20 #9
Illumination Nov 20 #10
thesquanderer Nov 20 #14
Hortensis Nov 20 #15
Marcuse Nov 20 #16
flying_wahini Saturday #17
lame54 Saturday #18
Hermit-The-Prog Saturday #19
NEOBuckeye Sunday #20
Bob_in_VA Sunday #21

Response to NanceGreggs (Original post)

Fri Nov 20, 2020, 04:29 AM

1. Don't forget projection

If they say the fix is in, it's their fix.

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Response to NanceGreggs (Original post)

Fri Nov 20, 2020, 06:04 AM

2. Increasing cynicism leads to decreased voting. Smart move. . . . nt

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Response to NanceGreggs (Original post)

Fri Nov 20, 2020, 06:06 AM

3. The thing is that republican voters know it's BS

They’re just going with it.

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Response to Renew Deal (Reply #3)

Fri Nov 20, 2020, 07:27 AM

11. Yep. Precisely.

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Response to Renew Deal (Reply #3)

Fri Nov 20, 2020, 07:33 AM

12. That's mostly the college educated part of his base

Then there's his non-college educated demographic that tend to be more gullible.

Trump "loves the poorly educated" (actual quote).

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Response to NanceGreggs (Original post)

Fri Nov 20, 2020, 06:10 AM

4. I disagree on one point--Putin is listening, too

As are other enemies of democracy. And they are smiling.

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Response to NanceGreggs (Original post)

Fri Nov 20, 2020, 06:42 AM

5. Sshhhhhhh!

Let the GOP suppress their own GA voters

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Response to Resistance1 (Reply #5)

Fri Nov 20, 2020, 07:34 AM

13. You beat me to it... that was going to be my reply too.

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Response to NanceGreggs (Original post)

Fri Nov 20, 2020, 06:50 AM

6. I wonder if we could spread a "Don't Legitimize the Fake Runoff, Stay Home Jan. 5"...

..."movement" among the GA sTrumpets? Or would that backfire somehow?

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Response to JHB (Reply #6)

Fri Nov 20, 2020, 06:53 AM

7. That's my thought. They mixed the kool-aid, lets get them to drink it.

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Response to JHB (Reply #6)

Fri Nov 20, 2020, 07:07 AM

8. Pretty sure I heard that Q said something along those lines.

snort!

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Response to NanceGreggs (Original post)

Fri Nov 20, 2020, 07:23 AM

9. Is it really a problem if stoopids don't vote because they believe crap like this?

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Response to NanceGreggs (Original post)

Fri Nov 20, 2020, 07:24 AM

10. Hope that soon these wackadoodles will somehow see the real truth & that THEY"VE BEEN

SCAMMED!

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Response to NanceGreggs (Original post)

Fri Nov 20, 2020, 09:28 AM

14. Lots of things have artificially skewed results toward Republicans, but we still vote.

As Mayor Pete used to say, we need to get out enough vote to win "beyond cheating distance." That same argument could work here to appeal to the other side as well.

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Response to NanceGreggs (Original post)

Fri Nov 20, 2020, 09:34 AM

15. The worst of GA Republicans are terrified and/or enraged to

discover they can't count on our elections being stolen for them. And neither is too strong a word at all as they see it as more proof that the greatness that was America, and for some the world, is at an end.

Then there are the rest who voted for Trump. They're not crazy, but they're all worked up too and really do believe they need Republican control of the senate more than ever. It's going to be all about turnout, of course.

To the phones!

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Response to NanceGreggs (Original post)

Fri Nov 20, 2020, 07:56 PM

16. Republicans should boycott the runoffs and deny legitimacy to the Libs.

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Response to NanceGreggs (Original post)

Sat Nov 21, 2020, 03:45 PM

17. The words 'Stolen Election' is ALL they have. No need to manipulate anything.


All MAGA’s need to hear are those words. No excuses or evidence necessary.

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Response to NanceGreggs (Original post)

Sat Nov 21, 2020, 04:13 PM

18. They'll vote...

Pence had a big rally
They are in full campaign mode
They may think their vote will be flipped but they will still vote

Just like they believe there is no pandemic and Trump is doing a great job dealing with the pandemic

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Response to NanceGreggs (Original post)

Sat Nov 21, 2020, 07:52 PM

19. GOTV because they damn sure will!

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Response to NanceGreggs (Original post)

Sun Nov 22, 2020, 07:25 AM

20. If the GOP were a person, they'd be psychotic.

Oh, wait...

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Response to NanceGreggs (Original post)

Sun Nov 22, 2020, 10:45 AM

21. I'm curious

This is probably too complex a thought for the average Republican voter but why, if the Dems could rig the Presidential election, wouldn't they have also rigged every competitive Senatorial election as well? If Thom Tillis, Joni Ernst and Susan Collins had lost, the outcome of the races in Georgia would be moot. (Yeah, I know. Most Repubs wouldn't know what "moot" means.)

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