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PTWB

(4,131 posts)
Mon Nov 9, 2020, 11:39 PM Nov 2020

The GOP isn't trying to steal the election.

They’re trying to appear like they’re supporting Trump because they don’t want to appear to be abandoning him and risk losing the entire MAGA base a month and a half before the election for control of the Senate.

They couldn’t be happier to take back their party from Trump and they’re going to make sure he falls. They’re just going to kick and scream and make a big show until he does.

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The GOP isn't trying to steal the election. (Original Post) PTWB Nov 2020 OP
Prolly. elleng Nov 2020 #1
Makes sense Dem2 Nov 2020 #2
Trump rso Nov 2020 #3
Continue to enable the world's largest criminal enterprise, in other words Ponietz Nov 2020 #4
And if they are trying to stay in power Miguelito Loveless Nov 2020 #5
Pitchforks, guns and machetes!! texasfiddler Nov 2020 #7
This message was self-deleted by its author Miguelito Loveless Nov 2020 #6
On the other hand, dflprincess Nov 2020 #8
I wasn't going to donate anymore, but tonight I did just because of this BS Captain Zero Nov 2020 #20
It's very much looking to me like they're in the process of a coup mr_lebowski Nov 2020 #9
Yes without a doubt FakeNoose Nov 2020 #16
Don Lemon basically said this tonight In It to Win It Nov 2020 #10
They of course know it will fail, but they are happy to try to Imperialism Inc. Nov 2020 #11
They also need to keep money coming in from the rubes. louis-t Nov 2020 #12
They want to keep their base aggrieved, for runoffs, for 2022, for 2024... Beartracks Nov 2020 #13
Even Lindsey said Trump could come back in 4 years - interpreted patricia92243 Nov 2020 #14
Agreed. They are just spineless. qdouble Nov 2020 #15
This message was self-deleted by its author Jack Floto Nov 2020 #17
Barr & Trump are serious. They will topple the government to stay in power UCmeNdc Nov 2020 #18
Not just the Senate election, they want their base to think that Trump is the real President andym Nov 2020 #19
I tend to agree but have been wrong so many times. We'll see. captain queeg Nov 2020 #21
They're fundraising C_U_L8R Nov 2020 #22
Didnt the gop use the campaign slogan "country first"? Fullduplexxx Nov 2020 #23
yeah IDK D23MIURG23 Nov 2020 #24
They're not going to publicly say WE REJECT TRUMP. PTWB Nov 2020 #25
I'm not expecting them to say "we reject trump" D23MIURG23 Nov 2020 #27
They can't quietly distance. PTWB Nov 2020 #28
Them being obtuse may... lame54 Nov 2020 #26

Dem2

(8,168 posts)
2. Makes sense
Mon Nov 9, 2020, 11:48 PM
Nov 2020

We have an unusual double-runoff that will determine control of the Senate.

I wonder if this has ever happened before?

rso

(2,293 posts)
3. Trump
Mon Nov 9, 2020, 11:48 PM
Nov 2020

I think they are afraid that after he leaves he might take his cult-members with him and form his own Party, thus splitting the GOP. This would render the GOP as a non-competitive entity.

Ponietz

(3,174 posts)
4. Continue to enable the world's largest criminal enterprise, in other words
Mon Nov 9, 2020, 11:48 PM
Nov 2020

I don’t see a difference.

Miguelito Loveless

(4,520 posts)
5. And if they are trying to stay in power
Mon Nov 9, 2020, 11:53 PM
Nov 2020

at all costs, what then?

When people tell you what they are, believe them.

Response to PTWB (Original post)

dflprincess

(28,141 posts)
8. On the other hand,
Mon Nov 9, 2020, 11:58 PM
Nov 2020

Trump's bad behavior and the refusal of the GOP to call him out on it may only encourage Democratic voters in Georgia to turn out in even bigger numbers.

Captain Zero

(7,018 posts)
20. I wasn't going to donate anymore, but tonight I did just because of this BS
Tue Nov 10, 2020, 12:38 AM
Nov 2020

I'm a little tapped out from the last election, but I popped for the Georgia elections this evening.

 

mr_lebowski

(33,643 posts)
9. It's very much looking to me like they're in the process of a coup
Tue Nov 10, 2020, 12:00 AM
Nov 2020

And when it fails numerous people close to Trump are going to need to be tried for Sedition. Including Trump of course.

louis-t

(23,377 posts)
12. They also need to keep money coming in from the rubes.
Tue Nov 10, 2020, 12:04 AM
Nov 2020

"Help us fight back against all the cheating!!! Keep those donations coming in!!"

patricia92243

(12,626 posts)
14. Even Lindsey said Trump could come back in 4 years - interpreted
Tue Nov 10, 2020, 12:10 AM
Nov 2020

Trump can save face and leave '"for now.

qdouble

(891 posts)
15. Agreed. They are just spineless.
Tue Nov 10, 2020, 12:11 AM
Nov 2020

Although maybe 25% of the country is crazy enough to believe every lie that Trump is telling, 75% know that Joe Biden won the election. There's no way for Trump to overturn the will of the people when they don't have any legal way to throw out enough votes to overturn the results of the election.

Response to PTWB (Original post)

UCmeNdc

(9,603 posts)
18. Barr & Trump are serious. They will topple the government to stay in power
Tue Nov 10, 2020, 12:34 AM
Nov 2020

The GOP are stupid if they cannot see the danger coming down the tracks. Trump plans to stir the pot until it boils.

andym

(5,457 posts)
19. Not just the Senate election, they want their base to think that Trump is the real President
Tue Nov 10, 2020, 12:38 AM
Nov 2020

which will give him from the sidelines quite a bit of power over the GOP. Imagine if you will, Trump TV, with the "real" President giving orders to sabotage Joe Biden and the Democrats, which McConnell would want to do anyway. Their base will be enthralled-- literally.
We really need those two Senate seats to have a fighting chance against this scenario.

D23MIURG23

(2,863 posts)
24. yeah IDK
Tue Nov 10, 2020, 04:26 PM
Nov 2020

I keep expecting them to dump him and they never seem to. Im starting to think they have Stockholm Syndrome. That or they secretly all love him because he does all the shit they would do if they werent cowards.

 

PTWB

(4,131 posts)
25. They're not going to publicly say WE REJECT TRUMP.
Tue Nov 10, 2020, 04:30 PM
Nov 2020

They're going to say very loudly that they support Trump - while doing nothing to help him overturn the results of the election.

They want Trump's MAGA base - without Trump.

D23MIURG23

(2,863 posts)
27. I'm not expecting them to say "we reject trump"
Tue Nov 10, 2020, 04:36 PM
Nov 2020

But there is no excuse for people like Lindsay Graham feeding into his "voter fraud" bullshit.

Quiet distancing would be enough.

 

PTWB

(4,131 posts)
28. They can't quietly distance.
Tue Nov 10, 2020, 04:40 PM
Nov 2020

MAGA will see the GOP as abandoning Trump so MAGA will abandon the GOP.

They’ve gotta walk a tightrope of appearing to support him while not doing anything to overturn the results.

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