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Sat Dec 28, 2019, 09:59 AM

What will happen with Republican "conservatives" once Trump is out of office?

In their present manifestation, they are weak and disorganized. They have been replaced, by and large, by those exhorting the Trump Party. The sad fact for Republicans is that neither of them can survive without the other.

It is said that "nature abhors a vacuum". There will be a vacuum in national politics once Trump is gone. As much as they might wish to unite again as one Party, it will be very, very difficult for them to do so.

This is just my opinion, but I believe that if Trump was to win a second term, it would also partition the Democratic Party. They would not be capable of hanging together any longer. That would be a final straw for many in the Party. What would happen?

The establishment-types and conservatives would form a new Party, taking on many of the Republican residuals left over after the Trump fiasco and disaster. They would be the new "conservatives". The leftover progressives and allies would be the majority Party in the country.

In effect, the new Democratic Party would include many former Republicans. The two-Party system would likely cease to exist. Politics will be fragmented after Trump.

Just some Saturday morning political thoughts... Only for discussion purposes.

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Reply What will happen with Republican "conservatives" once Trump is out of office? (Original post)
kentuck Dec 2019 OP
TheBlackAdder Dec 2019 #1
saidsimplesimon Dec 2019 #2
OnDoutside Dec 2019 #3
PJMcK Dec 2019 #4
kentuck Dec 2019 #5
PJMcK Dec 2019 #6
kentuck Dec 2019 #7
JHB Dec 2019 #8
kentuck Dec 2019 #9
abqtommy Dec 2019 #10

Response to kentuck (Original post)

Sat Dec 28, 2019, 10:01 AM

1. They've got Traitor Tot (Don jr.) to fall back on. 😂

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Response to TheBlackAdder (Reply #1)

Sat Dec 28, 2019, 10:04 AM

2. Dirty Mitch is a greater threat to our Republic.

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Response to kentuck (Original post)

Sat Dec 28, 2019, 10:20 AM

3. I think that could happen but if Democrats win bigly, as I think they could,

then the resulting implosion could indeed fragment the GOP. However, Trump might be gone from office but he may well continue to dominate the GOP for some time afterwards. If even 10% of Trumpers stay true to his utterances and disrupt, then the GOP will still have a major problem.

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Response to kentuck (Original post)

Sat Dec 28, 2019, 10:26 AM

4. Good thoughts but one minor point

You wrote, "Just some Sunday morning political thoughts..."

It's Saturday morning here in New England.

Are you Down Under?

(wink)

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Response to PJMcK (Reply #4)

Sat Dec 28, 2019, 10:29 AM

5. Sorry...

I don't know why I thought this was Sunday??

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Response to kentuck (Reply #5)

Sat Dec 28, 2019, 10:31 AM

6. It's the holiday season!

Who cares what day of the week it is? I don't have to go back to work for another week!

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Response to PJMcK (Reply #6)

Sat Dec 28, 2019, 10:32 AM

7. I traveled during Thanksgiving...

...and Christmas came very quickly this year.

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Response to kentuck (Original post)

Sat Dec 28, 2019, 10:43 AM

8. They'll pretend Trump was some kind of cosmic accident and go back to "normal"...

...by which they mean the Bush administration.

That won't changed unless they spend about 20 years in the electoral doghouse.

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Response to JHB (Reply #8)

Sat Dec 28, 2019, 10:48 AM

9. I don't think they will ever be able to pull Trumpsters back to "normal".

But they do have a very effective corporate message machine.

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Response to kentuck (Original post)

Sat Dec 28, 2019, 11:58 AM

10. There's lots of room to house traitors down at Gitmo...

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