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Sat Jul 11, 2020, 02:43 PM

McConnell has warned Trump that they will abandon him if he doesn't turn things around by Labor Day

This isn't a very new story. A few weeks ago there was an article on Vanity Fair that McConnell had warned Trump that if he can't turn things around by Labor Day that the Republicans are going to basically cut off Trump and leave him to his fate, in order to try to save the senate. Obviously in the time Trump's position has become worse, not better so it isn't looking good. However, to put into prospective how little time Trump has, if McConnell's ultimatum is true, we are only 6 weeks away from the point of no return between Trump and the Republicans. Do you know what happened 6 weeks ago already?

This

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The time between that crime against humanity and today is how much time Trump has left to turn things around. That not a lot....



Edit: Here the article BTW

[link:https://www.vanityfair.com/news/2020/07/trump-despondent-as-numbers-crater-loser-label-looms|

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Reply McConnell has warned Trump that they will abandon him if he doesn't turn things around by Labor Day (Original post)
Dr. Jack Jul 2020 OP
mucifer Jul 2020 #1
groundloop Jul 2020 #7
Aristus Jul 2020 #2
Mz Pip Jul 2020 #3
OnDoutside Jul 2020 #20
Dr. Jack Jul 2020 #4
safeinOhio Jul 2020 #17
octoberlib Jul 2020 #21
Thomas Hurt Jul 2020 #5
ResistantAmerican17 Jul 2020 #6
handmade34 Jul 2020 #18
ResistantAmerican17 Jul 2020 #23
Iliyah Jul 2020 #8
dflprincess Jul 2020 #9
Salviati Jul 2020 #27
JCMach1 Jul 2020 #10
awesomerwb1 Jul 2020 #11
Raven123 Jul 2020 #12
Dr. Jack Jul 2020 #19
HelpImSurrounded Jul 2020 #13
central scrutinizer Jul 2020 #24
HelpImSurrounded Jul 2020 #34
sop Jul 2020 #14
Midnight Writer Jul 2020 #15
SidDithers Jul 2020 #16
liberaltrucker Jul 2020 #22
wiggs Jul 2020 #25
yellowcanine Jul 2020 #26
ThoughtCriminal Jul 2020 #28
struggle4progress Jul 2020 #29
Kid Berwyn Jul 2020 #30
mnmoderatedem Jul 2020 #31
Sunsky Jul 2020 #32
Blue_true Jul 2020 #33
Buckeyeblue Jul 2020 #35
smirkymonkey Jul 2020 #36

Response to Dr. Jack (Original post)

Sat Jul 11, 2020, 02:47 PM

1. hopefully people will remember their senate votes and how they support trump now But

people have short memories

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Response to mucifer (Reply #1)

Sat Jul 11, 2020, 02:51 PM

7. VERY short memories. Voters will need to be reminded constantly.

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Response to Dr. Jack (Original post)

Sat Jul 11, 2020, 02:47 PM

2. McConnell is bluffing.

The repubs will never, ever abandon Trump. Not ever...

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Response to Aristus (Reply #2)

Sat Jul 11, 2020, 02:48 PM

3. I agree

Empty threat.

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Response to Mz Pip (Reply #3)

Sat Jul 11, 2020, 03:49 PM

20. I agree too. Trump tells his followers that the GOP are bringing him down.

The GOP can't bear any loss of support like that. They're in too deep at this stage.

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Response to Aristus (Reply #2)

Sat Jul 11, 2020, 02:49 PM

4. I very much disagree

Republicans are like hungry dogs. They are loyal to ever will feed them.

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Response to Aristus (Reply #2)

Sat Jul 11, 2020, 03:43 PM

17. Pressure is hard on him.

More mistakes.

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Response to Aristus (Reply #2)

Sat Jul 11, 2020, 03:51 PM

21. As long as Trump is polling reasonably well among the Republican base, nothing will happen.

I can't see it falling that low.

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Response to Dr. Jack (Original post)

Sat Jul 11, 2020, 02:49 PM

5. not buying it, they had their chance with the impeachment and they covered for the Pig.

They are committed.

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Response to Dr. Jack (Original post)

Sat Jul 11, 2020, 02:50 PM

6. Moscow Mitch draws a chalk line in the sand.... I could hold my breath

until heís back to sucking up to the dotard.

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Response to ResistantAmerican17 (Reply #6)

Sat Jul 11, 2020, 03:44 PM

18. a line in the sand

that the tide will quickly wash away

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Response to handmade34 (Reply #18)

Sat Jul 11, 2020, 03:54 PM

23. It's got to be a blue tide come November!!

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Response to Dr. Jack (Original post)

Sat Jul 11, 2020, 02:51 PM

8. The only way republicans abandon shithole . .

if they see their monies start fading away.

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Response to Dr. Jack (Original post)

Sat Jul 11, 2020, 02:55 PM

9. Does Mitch really think they'd get by with this?

Trump will start telling the world everything he has on them.

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Response to dflprincess (Reply #9)

Sat Jul 11, 2020, 04:15 PM

27. Right. Their party is as thoroughly fucked as they have fucked the nation

The way I see it is this: They have three types of possible republican voters: 1) The "independents" that from election to election waffle between republicans/democrats/not voting 2) the "moderate" republicans, who are reliable republican voters, but not die-hard trumpists, and 3) the cult members.

The chasm between the party and the "independents" is insurmountable without fully repudiating trump, which would drive off the cultists, and put trump into scorched earth mode, where he starts viciously attacking those who have betrayed him. They'd keep the "moderates", but there aren't really that many of them, and maybe win back some "independents"

If they just "distance themselves" from trump, I don't think that pleases anyone other than the "moderates" who can pretend that it's business as usual. Anything other than abject subservience is interpreted by trump as betrayal, so I think this still puts him into scorched earth mode, and it's not going to be enough to win back enough of the "independents"

If they ride or die with trump, they keep the cultists, lose the independents, and the "moderate" republicans slowly peel off as the party sinks below the moral event horizon for more and more of them.

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Response to Dr. Jack (Original post)

Sat Jul 11, 2020, 02:57 PM

10. My response

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Response to Dr. Jack (Original post)

Sat Jul 11, 2020, 02:59 PM

11. Don't believe it for a second

What are they gonna run on without dump?

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Response to Dr. Jack (Original post)

Sat Jul 11, 2020, 03:00 PM

12. IMO Mitch has always viewed Trump as a tool to accomplish the GOP agenda -

Right wing judges and tax cuts. Trump is no longer a useful tool. They will try to jettison him. Canít let that happen

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Response to Raven123 (Reply #12)

Sat Jul 11, 2020, 03:46 PM

19. That's my thought as well

I wonder if those here saying that the Republicans will never abandon Trump if they maybe aren't a bit younger and therefore haven't seen the Republicans throw formerly very powerful members of their party to the wolves? I've seen it happen plenty of times. Trump is nothing special to them.

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Response to Dr. Jack (Original post)

Sat Jul 11, 2020, 03:06 PM

13. That's a bizarre strategy

Moscow Mitch et al are covered in Trumpstain and they think they can get it off with a mere 8 weeks to go.

Shows you how they estimate the intelligence of their supporters. But even for their low IQ supporters many will dump them for betraying Trump and others will abandon them for waffling. Their voter base will consist of anti-dems with little incentive to vote.

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Response to HelpImSurrounded (Reply #13)

Sat Jul 11, 2020, 03:58 PM

24. Right in tune with the Xtians

According to some fundies, you can be totally depraved but if you accept the Lord Jesus as your savior before you breathe your last, all is forgiven and youíre heaven bound.

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Response to central scrutinizer (Reply #24)

Sat Jul 11, 2020, 07:48 PM

34. oh, god... you're right...

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Response to Dr. Jack (Original post)

Sat Jul 11, 2020, 03:09 PM

14. Mitch and the GOP are afraid of Trump. If they publicly ditch him, the always vindictive Trump

will turn on them and take them all down with him. Trump has no loyalty to the Republican party. It shouldn't surprise anyone if Trump devotes the rest of the Fall campaign urging his followers to vote against McConnell, Graham, Tillis, Gardner, Collins and the rest.

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Response to Dr. Jack (Original post)

Sat Jul 11, 2020, 03:19 PM

15. Dumping Trump will hurt them politically. It will alienate their base of cranks and zealots.

I just hope that after the election, there will be enough disillusioned snakebit Republicans to block the lame duck disaster I foresee.

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Response to Dr. Jack (Original post)

Sat Jul 11, 2020, 03:22 PM

16. Nobody will care, Mitch...

you propped him up and shielded him for almost 4 years. Nobody's going to see any daylight between Trump and the rest of the GOP 2 months before the elections.

Sid

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Response to Dr. Jack (Original post)

Sat Jul 11, 2020, 03:52 PM

22. I'll believe it when I see it

Maybe not even then.

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Response to Dr. Jack (Original post)

Sat Jul 11, 2020, 04:00 PM

25. kabuki theater. choreographed. nt

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Response to Dr. Jack (Original post)

Sat Jul 11, 2020, 04:04 PM

26. McConnell would need a lipectomy to detach himself from Trump's ass.

So this is not happening.

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Response to Dr. Jack (Original post)

Sat Jul 11, 2020, 05:38 PM

28. How would this work exactly?

Just tell everyone that they have always been at war with Oceana and by the way, we don't even know that guy.

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Response to Dr. Jack (Original post)

Sat Jul 11, 2020, 05:43 PM

29. "In the GOP we know it's wrong to wear a white hood after Labor Day in an election year!"

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Response to Dr. Jack (Original post)

Sat Jul 11, 2020, 05:45 PM

30. This is one of those ideas that's equally effective if false.

If true, KGOP is screwed dumping dickless demento and facing the wrath of the deplorables.

If false, KGOP is screwed hanging on to dickless Donnie as they sink to the bottom of the sea.

Oh, joy! Rapcha!

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Response to Dr. Jack (Original post)

Sat Jul 11, 2020, 05:51 PM

31. oh NOW you may abandon him Mitch?

you're OK with the treason, the sucking up to murderous dictators, ignoring Russia targeting our troops with bounties, the caging of children, and a hell of lot of other heinous crap he's done, but only when it affects your political futures do you turn on him?

By the way, we gave you the opportunity to remove him a while ago, as you'll recall. You chose to whitewash the Senate vote without calling a single witness. When you get your asses kicked in November, it will be your own fault.

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Response to Dr. Jack (Original post)

Sat Jul 11, 2020, 06:05 PM

32. Yeah right

It's a little too late for that.

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Response to Dr. Jack (Original post)

Sat Jul 11, 2020, 07:24 PM

33. Too late Moscow Mitch.

You already tied yourselves to him, at the ankles, waist and wrists. Now, enjoy sleeping with the fishes.

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Response to Dr. Jack (Original post)

Sat Jul 11, 2020, 07:57 PM

35. Labor Day would not give under-water Republicans time to recover

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Response to Dr. Jack (Original post)

Sat Jul 11, 2020, 09:32 PM

36. They are pretty much between a rock and a hard place.

I don't really see how there is any way out for them.

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