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Fri Feb 8, 2019, 09:50 AM

I think it more likely than not the Republican Party will collapse under the weight of corruption

Not a total collapse, we will never be so lucky, but maybe just maybe we will have the Presidency, the House, and 60 seats in the Senate after the 2020 elections. That is super majority territory, and that is what is needed to start reversing all of the damage that Republicans have caused this nation. Another blue wave that big is a tall order indeed. The Senate will be hard to win a super majority in. With even the smallest rural states getting the same number of Senators allotted to them as California, New York or Illinois receives, the radical polarizing of the electorate in recent years means Republicans just have to hold on to their core base to keep at least 41 Senate seats in GOP hands. I don't think Republicans will pull it off.

Sure they will hold on to the strong majority of their current base, but I believe they will suffer enough defections to put some Southern Senate seats in play, and even seats in states like Kansas and Iowa are not beyond reach. Based on a political snapshot taken today, the odds are slim that Democrats could reach the 60 Senate seat mark by 2020. But politics have rarely been as unstable in a hundred years as they are today. While the situation is not entirely analogous, Nixon won reelection in 1972 losing only Massachusetts and the District of Columbia. Two years later he was out of office. And Democrats swept to power in 2016.

Once it seemed like the Mueller probe would expose Donald Trump for the corrupt fraud that he is. Now it increasingly looks like a plethora of major Republican figures will be implicated also. This will be hugely damning. Pay to play politics is bringing ruin onto rural America. The Republicans have over played their hand, thinking social hot bottom issues and pure racism can insulate them from any real blow back. But the income tax cut scam is starting to unravel. Their nearly decade long push to abolish Obamacare continues to blow up in Republican faces. And, in myriad ways, moves like deregulating payday loan charlatans will begin to pile up on their backs. And this is all before the proverbial shit hits the fan and it becomes abundantly clear to almost all who the Republican Party chiefly serves, and it isn't the American people.

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Reply I think it more likely than not the Republican Party will collapse under the weight of corruption (Original post)
Tom Rinaldo Feb 8 OP
mikeysnot Feb 8 #1
Tom Rinaldo Feb 8 #2
ProudMNDemocrat Feb 8 #4
mikeysnot Feb 8 #8
FakeNoose Feb 8 #3
Aristus Feb 8 #5
Tom Rinaldo Feb 8 #12
Thekaspervote Feb 8 #6
world wide wally Feb 8 #7
bluestarone Feb 8 #13
Garrett78 Feb 8 #9
democratisphere Feb 8 #10
duforsure Feb 8 #11

Response to Tom Rinaldo (Original post)

Fri Feb 8, 2019, 09:52 AM

1. that is what I thought after W

and look where we are at now...

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Response to mikeysnot (Reply #1)

Fri Feb 8, 2019, 09:56 AM

2. Many believe that W. was fundementally a decent human being

For the point I am making it is irrelevant whether we do. Republicans politics were not so thoroughly desecrated, aside from the realm of Middle East wars, as what is about to happen IMO. The full force of Citizens United has been revealed, and it is more ugly than the average American ever realized.

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Response to mikeysnot (Reply #1)

Fri Feb 8, 2019, 09:58 AM

4. But we as a Nation, are at a different place now....


The blatant corruption and disregard for the rule of law has never been more on display with Trump than with Bush. Trump makes Bush and Nixon look more like Boy Scouts in comparison. Republicans in bed with Trump are waking up infected with fleas. They will go down with him in the end.

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Response to ProudMNDemocrat (Reply #4)

Fri Feb 8, 2019, 10:17 AM

8. I wish I shared your optimism

But the cult of trump is far more dangerous than the cult of trump. These people are scary and dangerous.

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Response to Tom Rinaldo (Original post)

Fri Feb 8, 2019, 09:56 AM

3. There will always be conservatives and RWNJs

... it's the fascists, racists and Libertarians who are causing all the problems these days. They should have never been allowed to take over the Republican Party, but that's water over the dam.

I hope you're onto something Tom Rinaldo!

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Response to Tom Rinaldo (Original post)

Fri Feb 8, 2019, 10:03 AM

5. The Republican Party is like some horror movie slasher.

Too mean and ugly and stupid to die.

Just when we think it's gone for good, and we close our eyes and sigh with relief, it suddenly sits up, causing a jump scare.

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Response to Aristus (Reply #5)

Fri Feb 8, 2019, 01:11 PM

12. I wish that wasn't such a perfect analogy n/t

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Response to Tom Rinaldo (Original post)

Fri Feb 8, 2019, 10:04 AM

6. A symptom of their diseased state... see link

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Response to Tom Rinaldo (Original post)

Fri Feb 8, 2019, 10:07 AM

7. Just getting rid of Mitch McConnell would make this a better country

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Response to world wide wally (Reply #7)

Fri Feb 8, 2019, 01:13 PM

13. THAT is the fucking truth!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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Response to Tom Rinaldo (Original post)

Fri Feb 8, 2019, 10:20 AM

9. Merely gaining control of the Senate is a tall order.

But I am confident we'll take the White House and maintain control of the House.

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Response to Tom Rinaldo (Original post)

Fri Feb 8, 2019, 10:26 AM

10. The redumbliCON party has legions of liars, cheaters and stealers

to carry the torch from one election to the next. It is amazing that the drumpf corruption has gone on for more than 2 years and the current administration continues and remains in the oval office.

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Response to Tom Rinaldo (Original post)

Fri Feb 8, 2019, 11:00 AM

11. I agree

And it'll be a long time for many to believe anything they say again.

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