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Thu Feb 11, 2021, 08:33 AM

Exclusive: Dozens of former Republican officials in talks to form anti-Trump third party

Dozens of former Republican officials, who view the party as unwilling to stand up to former President Donald Trump and his attempts to undermine U.S. democracy, are in talks to form a center-right breakaway party, four people involved in the discussions told Reuters.

The early stage discussions include former elected Republicans, former officials in the Republican administrations of Ronald Reagan, George H.W. Bush, George W. Bush and Trump, ex-Republican ambassadors and Republican strategists, the people involved say.

More than 120 of them held a Zoom call last Friday to discuss the breakaway group, which would run on a platform of "principled conservatism," including adherence to the Constitution and the rule of law - ideas those involved say have been trashed by Trump.

The plan would be to run candidates in some races but also to endorse center-right candidates in others, be they Republicans, independents or Democrats, the people say.

https://mobile.reuters.com/article/amp/idUSKBN2AB07P?__twitter_impression=true


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Reply Exclusive: Dozens of former Republican officials in talks to form anti-Trump third party (Original post)
Arkansas Granny Feb 2021 OP
empedocles Feb 2021 #1
Iliyah Feb 2021 #2
mucifer Feb 2021 #3
Eid Ma Clack Shaw Feb 2021 #4
Klaralven Feb 2021 #5
Tom Rinaldo Feb 2021 #6
mopinko Feb 2021 #7
bullwinkle428 Feb 2021 #8
Wednesdays Feb 2021 #9
lindysalsagal Feb 2021 #10
bif Feb 2021 #11

Response to Arkansas Granny (Original post)

Thu Feb 11, 2021, 08:54 AM

1. Some movement there

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Response to Arkansas Granny (Original post)

Thu Feb 11, 2021, 09:10 AM

2. And they have the money and resources . . .

For Romney's in-law relative which is the head of the republican party to be all up shithole's arse and apparently against Romney is going to leave a mark. Same with Cindy McCain and her daughter and others.

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Response to Iliyah (Reply #2)

Thu Feb 11, 2021, 09:12 AM

3. Plus the corporate $$$ lots of them are Repub for the $$$

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Response to Arkansas Granny (Original post)

Thu Feb 11, 2021, 09:22 AM

4. I said in another thread that I fear this helps the GOP

And that itíll draw more never-Trumpers who have lent their vote to Democrats of late than people who were still on board with the Trump Q Party this past November.

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Response to Arkansas Granny (Original post)

Thu Feb 11, 2021, 09:35 AM

5. The key to success would be to take back local Republican organization lost to the Tea Party

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Response to Klaralven (Reply #5)

Thu Feb 11, 2021, 09:59 AM

6. Not as totally impossible as it might seem

The far right took over the GOP party apparatus propelled by raw emotions. To take over the internal workings of a political party people have to show up in person and vote at party meetings and caucuses. They have to get elected as members of local central committees. The far right has been riding an intense Trump sugar high, intense enough to get ordinarily apathetic folks out of their homes at night and into Roberts Rules of Order run meetings for hours at a time. Some of that energy will start to drain away from them now. Their views may not change much if at all, but their motivation to get up from their TV sets at night will be harder to sustain with Donald Trump no longer dominating the national dialogue.

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Response to Arkansas Granny (Original post)

Thu Feb 11, 2021, 10:06 AM

7. i hope they are calling sitting senators.

and setting the price of admission at a vote to convict.

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Response to Arkansas Granny (Original post)

Thu Feb 11, 2021, 10:13 AM

8. I'm sorry, but anyone who spends any time on social media knows that

this will NOT HAPPEN anytime in the near future. Everyone on the "right side of the aisle" is a complete, bat-shit insane, Chump-loving Kool-Aid drinker. They own the party lock, stock, and barrel.

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Response to bullwinkle428 (Reply #8)

Thu Feb 11, 2021, 11:40 AM

9. Those are the ones currently remaining in the party.

I think the OP is pointing to a TLP-type organization (made up of former Republicans who are sick of tRumpism), but expanded to a whole new political party. I'd say that has about the same chance of success as Ross Perot's party.

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Response to Arkansas Granny (Original post)

Thu Feb 11, 2021, 11:43 AM

10. This is their own damn fault. They let this monster corral their voters. Let them clean it up.

Little too late, now.

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Response to Arkansas Granny (Original post)

Thu Feb 11, 2021, 12:19 PM

11. Its simply not gong to happen.

As much as I'd love to se it, I really don't hold out any hope. These folks are absolutely spineless. They proved it over the last four years.

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