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Thu Aug 19, 2021, 11:42 AM

I can't pretend to understand the endgame of Republicans like Greene and Boebert

Race to the bottom? You bet.

Pandering to Trump's Q / MAGAt base? Ditto.

But this incessant ramping up of the rhetoric, becoming more loathsome as each day passes...

You have Republicans who pull out the can of crazy whenever there is a vote, or a major headline issue, but Green and Boebert are both so starved for attention that they yell "FIRE IN THE HOLE" on the quietest days.

My career background is in Marketing. I am familiar...sadly...with the "No such thing as bad publicity" thing.

They're not alone...Madison Cawthorn seems to be reaching for the same brass ring as Greene and Boebert.

So what is their endgame?

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Reply I can't pretend to understand the endgame of Republicans like Greene and Boebert (Original post)
Miles Archer Aug 2021 OP
CrispyQ Aug 2021 #1
JuJuChen Aug 2021 #2
Tadpole Raisin Aug 2021 #3
tblue37 Aug 2021 #4
empedocles Aug 2021 #7
modrepub Aug 2021 #5
Earth-shine Aug 2021 #6
pamdb Aug 2021 #8
Bev54 Aug 2021 #9
OAITW r.2.0 Aug 2021 #10
Autumn Aug 2021 #11
Johonny Aug 2021 #12
themaguffin Aug 2021 #13
mcar Aug 2021 #14
Mysterian Aug 2021 #15
MissMillie Aug 2021 #16
struggle4progress Aug 2021 #17
PSPS Aug 2021 #18
Scrivener7 Aug 2021 #19
cbabe Aug 2021 #20
Irish_Dem Aug 2021 #21
ibegurpard Aug 2021 #22

Response to Miles Archer (Original post)

Thu Aug 19, 2021, 11:46 AM

1. You called it--attention starved. Just like the Con. Any attention is better than no attention.

Somehow, getting attention from others validates themselves. Sad, empty people.

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Response to Miles Archer (Original post)

Thu Aug 19, 2021, 11:48 AM

2. This....

this is their endgame

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Response to Miles Archer (Original post)

Thu Aug 19, 2021, 11:48 AM

3. Grift. Power.

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Response to Miles Archer (Original post)

Thu Aug 19, 2021, 11:49 AM

4. They fundraise off their outrageous rhetoric.

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Response to tblue37 (Reply #4)

Thu Aug 19, 2021, 11:59 AM

7. Searching for markets that need extreme behaviors from a Congressperson for

self verification?

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Response to Miles Archer (Original post)

Thu Aug 19, 2021, 11:51 AM

5. Monetizing Outrage

Lots of dopes willing to Venmo them $ at the drop of a hat.

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Response to Miles Archer (Original post)

Thu Aug 19, 2021, 11:57 AM

6. Play the game, for as long as it lasts. No endgame.

Any endgame that would occur based on their principles would result in the destruction of society as we know it.

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Response to Miles Archer (Original post)

Thu Aug 19, 2021, 12:08 PM

8. endgame



White trash don't usually have an endgame.

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Response to Miles Archer (Original post)

Thu Aug 19, 2021, 12:11 PM

9. No end game they are there specifically to create chaos

and undermine the government institutions.

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Response to Miles Archer (Original post)

Thu Aug 19, 2021, 12:13 PM

10. No endgame. Just a game to be played by them. nt

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Response to Miles Archer (Original post)

Thu Aug 19, 2021, 12:14 PM

11. Their endgame is to get wealthy. Nothing else.

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Response to Miles Archer (Original post)

Thu Aug 19, 2021, 12:25 PM

12. The money people make off the MAGA idiots is unreal

The goal is to get as much attention as possible and a huge following and them bilk the morons for the rest of their life. FOX news always needs talking heads. Heck so does CNN etc ...

There's a gravy train for the loudest and most willing to play the clown for the media (social and otherwise.)

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Response to Miles Archer (Original post)

Thu Aug 19, 2021, 12:27 PM

13. It's ALL grifting. 100%.

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Response to Miles Archer (Original post)

Thu Aug 19, 2021, 12:29 PM

14. Trying to make as much money as they can?

Auditioning for their OAN jobs?

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Response to Miles Archer (Original post)

Thu Aug 19, 2021, 12:31 PM

15. A dictatorship

They are fascists. Seems pretty simple to me.

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Response to Miles Archer (Original post)

Thu Aug 19, 2021, 12:34 PM

16. fundraising

The lower they stoop, the more their "Godly," "Christian" constituencies donate.

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Response to Miles Archer (Original post)

Thu Aug 19, 2021, 12:35 PM

17. "I'll do anything for attention"

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Response to Miles Archer (Original post)

Thu Aug 19, 2021, 12:43 PM

18. "The outrage industry." That's been the hot mass market since "The Morton Downey Jr. Show"

With everyone having their own "channel" now on social media, it's the same race to the bottom. Out-crazy your "competition" to get them click$ and money.

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Response to Miles Archer (Original post)

Thu Aug 19, 2021, 01:17 PM

19. No endgame. It's the pathological approval- and attention-seeking of the monumentally insecure.

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Response to Miles Archer (Original post)

Thu Aug 19, 2021, 01:21 PM

20. Tantrums are fun.

To paraphrase James Lee Burke Robicheaux novel:

Your momma raised little tittie babies that the rest of us have to take care of.

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Response to Miles Archer (Original post)

Fri Aug 20, 2021, 09:33 AM

21. Fund-raising grifters who love attention.

This is their end game.

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Response to Miles Archer (Original post)

Fri Aug 20, 2021, 09:41 AM

22. They have no endgame

The fascist autocrats who have stoked their anger and use them as pawns have an endgame of destroying democratic self-governance and replacing it with a form of feudalism.

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