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Fri Oct 22, 2021, 07:59 AM

Why are Republicans willing to invest so much in Steve Bannon ??

Does he have incriminating evidence on all of them? That is doubtful.

Do they simply not care about our democracy or the rule of law?

Do they support Steve Bannon just because their leadership asked them to do it?

Or are they so lacking in courage that they would destroy this democracy and break their oath to defend this nation, against all enemies, foreign and domestic, just to maintain power?

Or are they afraid that Herr Leader will sic his pack of crazies, also known as the base, on them?

Surely, there are Republicans out there somewhere willing to primary these cowards?

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Reply Why are Republicans willing to invest so much in Steve Bannon ?? (Original post)
kentuck Oct 2021 OP
Best_man23 Oct 2021 #1
Walleye Oct 2021 #2
Champp Oct 2021 #3
House of Roberts Oct 2021 #4
Sherman A1 Oct 2021 #9
spanone Oct 2021 #5
Andy823 Oct 2021 #19
Voltaire2 Oct 2021 #6
FelineOverlord Oct 2021 #7
gab13by13 Oct 2021 #8
GoCubsGo Oct 2021 #10
NoMoreRepugs Oct 2021 #11
malaise Oct 2021 #12
bamagal62 Oct 2021 #13
ShazamIam Oct 2021 #14
boston bean Oct 2021 #15
Whiskeytide Oct 2021 #16
Martin Eden Oct 2021 #17
CrispyQ Oct 2021 #18
bluestarone Oct 2021 #20
jmowreader Oct 2021 #21
Midnight Writer Oct 2021 #22
Paladin Oct 2021 #23
Mad_Machine76 Oct 2021 #24

Response to kentuck (Original post)

Fri Oct 22, 2021, 08:07 AM

1. My bet is he knows where the figurative "bodies" are buried

He knows where the cash came from, the details on the lead-up to 1/6, so on, so on..

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Response to kentuck (Original post)

Fri Oct 22, 2021, 08:09 AM

2. I think they've just been cowards for so long it's a habit they can't change

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Response to kentuck (Original post)

Fri Oct 22, 2021, 08:10 AM

3. They regard him as a Republican family-values role model for their kids

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Response to kentuck (Original post)

Fri Oct 22, 2021, 08:17 AM

4. They oppose everything the Dems do now,

no matter how trivial. It's an extension of the Gingrich Doctrine, which started in the 1994 elections.

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Response to House of Roberts (Reply #4)

Fri Oct 22, 2021, 08:46 AM

9. Precisely

This is not so much investing in Steve Bannon, but opposition to anything from any Democrat. Surprising that is so hard to understand.

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Response to kentuck (Original post)

Fri Oct 22, 2021, 08:20 AM

5. I think they are showing fealty to their lord & savior tfg.

Disgusting fucks.

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Response to spanone (Reply #5)

Fri Oct 22, 2021, 11:06 AM

19. Exactly

they want to keep their positions of power, and they "think" trump is the only way they can do it. The problem is trump is going to destroy the whole party to get his revenge. A narcissist never forgets and will "always" destroy those who cross them.

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Response to kentuck (Original post)

Fri Oct 22, 2021, 08:23 AM

6. (2) they are fascists.

They only care about power. Democratic institutions are important only to the extent that they can be used to legitimize their power.

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Response to kentuck (Original post)

Fri Oct 22, 2021, 08:30 AM

7. Bannon has such a weird and shady past

His voter registration history is seriously suspect.

Remember the hot tub filled with acid? Although that was probably his drug addicted third wife.

Everyone he associates with is sleazy.

https://www.washingtonpost.com/investigations/during-his-political-rise-stephen-k-bannon-was-a-man-with-no-fixed-address/2017/03/11/89866f4c-0285-11e7-ad5b-d22680e18d10_story.html

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Response to kentuck (Original post)

Fri Oct 22, 2021, 08:40 AM

8. Trump was guided by smart people,


Why are Republicans willing to invest so much in Steve Bannon ??
Does he have incriminating evidence on all of them? That is doubtful.

Bannon absolutely has evidence on most of them.

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Response to kentuck (Original post)

Fri Oct 22, 2021, 08:48 AM

10. They don't care about democracy or rule of law.

Which has been obvious for some time now. He's one of them, and his antics just further their cause. They'll keep supporting him until his behavior hits them in their wallets. We saw the same thing with Dumbya. "War crimes? No problem. You're either with us, or you're against us." That's until he crashed the economy (with their help.) Now, none of them want to be seen with him. Cowards, indeed. Sniveling, traitorous cowards, the lot of them.

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Response to kentuck (Original post)

Fri Oct 22, 2021, 08:49 AM

11. As Republican politics has evolved into pure performance

Theatre “all things” branded R must be defended and/or praised so the FauxNews sound machine can spew its fodder. Compare it to 300-400k Nazi rallies put on the airwaves and social media. The ignorant Deplorable base MUST be fed.

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Response to kentuck (Original post)

Fri Oct 22, 2021, 08:51 AM

12. They are trying to cover

THEIR OWN TRACKS - that is all

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Response to kentuck (Original post)

Fri Oct 22, 2021, 08:59 AM

13. It's all about power.

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Response to kentuck (Original post)

Fri Oct 22, 2021, 09:08 AM

14. The anti-government movement is led by billionaires who are anti-democratic, anti-individual rights.

It looks like they want to identify people like Steve Bannon to take the rap for Jan. 6, when it was a project of the same people who brought us the tea party summer back in 2010. If you look over that Forbes 400 list of richest Americans you will find the people responsible, including corporations such as ATT, Capillarity, John Deer, the entire fossil fuel industry, banking, etc.
Steve Bannon gets the news coverage. I don't see much in the news about ATT and OANN.

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Response to kentuck (Original post)

Fri Oct 22, 2021, 09:10 AM

15. Because his claim to executive privilege is the absolute weakest.

He was NOT a member of the admin on Jan 6.

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Response to kentuck (Original post)

Fri Oct 22, 2021, 09:24 AM

16. I don't think it's complicated. Findings by the 1/6 commission...

… will undoubtedly damage the R brand across the board. It has to. Accordingly, they don’t want there to be any findings. They simply don’t want to lose power.

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Response to kentuck (Original post)

Fri Oct 22, 2021, 10:09 AM

17. Steve Bannon can incriminate TFG

TFG and everything he stands for IS the Republican Party today.

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Response to kentuck (Original post)

Fri Oct 22, 2021, 10:36 AM

18. #4 is the reason.

They are so lacking in courage that they would destroy this democracy and break their oath to defend this nation, against all enemies, foreign and domestic, just to maintain power.


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Response to kentuck (Original post)

Fri Oct 22, 2021, 11:08 AM

20. Actually 3 letters would probably be the best answer to this.

TFG.

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Response to kentuck (Original post)

Fri Oct 22, 2021, 11:37 AM

21. Because they need Cockwomble's voters to retain power

I get the impression that many TFG voters never voted before and won’t ever again if TFG is locked up…which Bannon’s testimony could cause. Democrats are energized to flush a lot of Republicans out of office next year; without TFG’s supporters, they don’t have a chance.

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Response to kentuck (Original post)

Fri Oct 22, 2021, 12:30 PM

22. In a cult, any dissension from doctrine is heresy.

To maintain status in a cult, ALL strictures must be obeyed without question or hesitation.

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Response to kentuck (Original post)

Fri Oct 22, 2021, 12:34 PM

23. Because they want to have hot, unrestrained sex with him. (nt)

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Response to kentuck (Original post)

Fri Oct 22, 2021, 12:36 PM

24. I think that he knows a lot

Or perhaps they don't know what he knows, so they are worried about what he might say. Or they might be worried that he is unpredictable and would throw them and/or Trump under the bus with his testimony. Or they are just trying to suppress his testimony just because. It could literally be a combination of things but, whatever the reason, it likely means that whatever he has to say would be bad for them.

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