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Sparkly

(24,168 posts)
Tue Jan 12, 2021, 09:20 PM Jan 2021

Why are the Republicans finally jumping ship?

Just today, we're seeing some die-hard, dug-in Republicans rolling over, and apparently ready to throw Trump under. Clearly it's related to the attack on the Capitol last Wednesday, but it still took days to see a budge. After four years of Trump's abject lawlessness, corruption, criminality, defiance, and mania, what do you think finally may have made even the last hold-outs consider going against him?


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Their consciences finally weighed in.
0 (0%)
Once they saw the video, they realized how close and how severe the danger was to everyone there.
0 (0%)
Once they saw the video, they realized how close and how severe the danger was to them.
3 (9%)
It was beyond the pale that Donald didn't check in personally to ask how they were feeling.
0 (0%)
The costumes looked tacky.
0 (0%)
Calls and emails from constituents telling them to get Trump out of office.
0 (0%)
Clear evidence the insurgents were motivated by Trump's lies, and there would be more violence, making the lies politically risky for Republicans to continue.
0 (0%)
Money drying up in all the pipelines into the RNC coffers, along with Trump's, making him a liability.
28 (85%)
A combination of the above.
2 (6%)
None of the above.
0 (0%)
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Why are the Republicans finally jumping ship? (Original Post) Sparkly Jan 2021 OP
Definitely the money drying up thing, but I do believe sedition and insurrection pnwest Jan 2021 #1
It's a step too far for the GOP now because it failed. hadEnuf Jan 2021 #3
Ha! Sparkly Jan 2021 #4
He has become a liability to their political future Tarc Jan 2021 #2
Their corporate overlords have expressed displeasure Cirque du So-What Jan 2021 #5
CYA keithbvadu2 Jan 2021 #6
because blood is being spilled. white ppl's blood. mopinko Jan 2021 #7
It's the moneys and only the moneys. Hugin Jan 2021 #8
I don't trust them. I think they're still planning a coup. ecstatic Jan 2021 #9

pnwest

(3,271 posts)
1. Definitely the money drying up thing, but I do believe sedition and insurrection
Tue Jan 12, 2021, 09:24 PM
Jan 2021

might be a step too far for even them. But, then again, I keep assigning human-like qualities to these fuckers, so maybe I'm way off base....

Sparkly

(24,168 posts)
4. Ha!
Tue Jan 12, 2021, 09:27 PM
Jan 2021

I know what you mean. I am told I anthropomorphize my dogs. But they are beautiful, loving creatures, so that's different.

Cirque du So-What

(26,404 posts)
5. Their corporate overlords have expressed displeasure
Tue Jan 12, 2021, 09:27 PM
Jan 2021

They have let it be known that insurrection is bad for business. These orders carry equal weight as utterances emanating from a burning bush.

Hugin

(33,623 posts)
8. It's the moneys and only the moneys.
Tue Jan 12, 2021, 11:04 PM
Jan 2021

We've been through all of the others a hundred times over the past 12 years and nothing else has moved the needle.

ecstatic

(33,161 posts)
9. I don't trust them. I think they're still planning a coup.
Tue Jan 12, 2021, 11:04 PM
Jan 2021

If it goes well, they'll be 100% on board. If it doesn't, then their jobs will still be safe.

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