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(7,468 posts)
Fri Jun 10, 2022, 01:08 AM Jun 2022

McCarthy's dilemma.

We know the story well. McCarthy, for several days after the January 6 coup attempt, spoke like a moral, principled person. Then he visited Trump in Florida. After that, McCarthy acted as if he still supports Trump and believes The Lie.

But here's what likely happened in Florida:

Trump told McCarthy that the only way he'll ever become Speaker is if he'll be loyal to Trump, and only Trump. That's because presumably, Trump told McCarthy how many people in Congress would be implicated and/or directly connected to the conspiracy if it went public. Trump told McCarthy exactly who was on the bubble for complicity and who would be charged for direct aid in the coup attempt. There were enough Trumpian members so disgraced that an electoral purge in Congress would seem natural to all. Then it hit McCarthy that his party was really vulnerable and would lose all power quickly if the GOP joined with Democrats to get rid of Trump. So McCarthy took the survival road and switched to a positive spin regarding the coup. Now is the time that he pays the price.

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McCarthy's dilemma. (Original Post) Eyeball_Kid Jun 2022 OP
McCarthy's problem is that he's a fool jcgoldie Jun 2022 #1
sounds reasonable to me, a scammer and his worm nt msongs Jun 2022 #2
What i think loser45 holds over the gop is cilla4progress Jun 2022 #3
Sounds good, but a more likely scenario isthat Lunabell Jun 2022 #4
Fredo needs to go fishing on Lake Tahoe. Hassler Jun 2022 #5
You're all over-thinking it. Mr.Bill Jun 2022 #6


(11,688 posts)
1. McCarthy's problem is that he's a fool
Fri Jun 10, 2022, 01:11 AM
Jun 2022

To his benefit that quality doesn't seem to discredit him with either republican voters or legislators.


(24,964 posts)
3. What i think loser45 holds over the gop is
Fri Jun 10, 2022, 02:04 AM
Jun 2022

"If you piss me off I'll walk and take my base with me!"

Start a 3rd party and spit R voters!

Been waiting for this for years!!


(6,248 posts)
4. Sounds good, but a more likely scenario isthat
Fri Jun 10, 2022, 02:06 AM
Jun 2022

tfg has some really bad dirt on him and blackmailed him.
tfg is just that evil.


(24,441 posts)
6. You're all over-thinking it.
Fri Jun 10, 2022, 02:55 AM
Jun 2022

Trump is a mentally deficient five-year-old child.

And I'm being generous. His niece, mary Trump says his emotional development was arrested at age two and a half. She is a psycologist and has known him her entire life.

I can't imagine what this says about the people who are afraid of him.

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