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Wed Dec 9, 2020, 08:31 AM

The future of the Trump Party?

The future depends on the premise that the election of 2020 was "rigged".

So long as Donald Trump can convince the majority of Republicans that he was "robbed" of the election and that he was the true winner, then he will maintain control of the Party.

There is no reason to believe that the present incumbents will disavow their anointed leader, so long as he can convince them that the lies to their "base" is working.

At least half of the Republican Party supports Trump for political expediency, not out of any deep loyalty. The other half would die for him.

Donald Trump is on a power trip to save himself, both physically and financially. He needs the Republicans more than they need him.

The present Republican office holders are hostages to the whims of the dictator wanna-be. One little tweet can destroy their careers. They have shown that their willingness to grovel to Donald Trump is more important than saving our democracy. They have disgraced themselves in the eyes of most Americans.

Joe Biden is most likely to be sworn in as the 46th President on January 20th of 2021 and Donald Trump will move his campaign operations to his Mar-a-Lago mansion, where he will entertain important Republican leaders, as well as foreign business operatives.

Will the Republican Party ever escape from the clutches of their beloved autocrat? They are prisoners of their own making.

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Response to kentuck (Original post)

Wed Dec 9, 2020, 08:38 AM

1. In short, it has none.

Everything tRump touches dies. I hope he's laying his hands all over the GOPee.

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Response to kentuck (Original post)

Wed Dec 9, 2020, 08:39 AM

2. You pretty much nailed it

I do think, however, that the Repubs will eventually throw Trump under the bus, though, once they feel he is no longer needed. After all, they still have Lying Ted, Little Marco, et al to look forward to.

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Response to kentuck (Original post)

Wed Dec 9, 2020, 08:39 AM

3. I think trump's influence will start to diminish once he leaves office

He has the attention span of a gnat. Once he no longer can control the news cycle and starts to deal with the inevitable criminal investigations in the state of New York at a minimum, his influence and imagined power will take a big hit. I see him going into a prolonged state of depression from which he may never recover.

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Response to kentuck (Original post)

Wed Dec 9, 2020, 08:42 AM

4. what trump has accomplished is to move the entire GOP into unyielding fascist party, got to call it

 

what it is. We have less than 2 years to prepare for 2022 elections which will be brutal for democrats. If trump is NOT in prison, 2024 is realistic for him. DO NOT MAKE THE MISTAKE that GOP is going to change for the better.

The GOP will gravitate to any authoritarian figure that rises to the top if trump is not an option, We have a serious situation and as always, lack any plan to deal with it

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Response to kentuck (Original post)

Wed Dec 9, 2020, 08:48 AM

5. He will keep tweeting. He will do his best to remain relevant.

He will immediately start campaigning for 2024.

Eventually, he will die, but he will never voluntarily relinquish his hold over the Republican base. When he dies, he will become a martyr—perhaps more powerful than the ghost of Ronald Reagan.

-Laelth

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Response to kentuck (Original post)

Wed Dec 9, 2020, 09:06 AM

6. Thinking when he's indicted and jailed they will desert him.

Or when convicted and he hops on a plane to Turkey, SA, Russia or Israel that his minions will turn against the flaccid ugly asshole.

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Response to lark (Reply #6)

Wed Dec 9, 2020, 09:10 AM

8. New York had 40 years to indict him and they did nothing.

I expect little to happen from New York. He has owned them for years.

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Response to kentuck (Reply #8)

Wed Dec 9, 2020, 09:20 AM

10. He owns Cyrus Vance.

Don't think he owns Letiticia James and she's coming after him strong and hopefully Vance won't be able to stop her.

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Response to kentuck (Original post)

Wed Dec 9, 2020, 09:10 AM

7. I think it will continue to be led by Trump.

I don't really think that it's conditioned on anyone's belief about the last election's integrity.

While I certainly could be wrong, I think that very aggressive action (politically, legally, etc.) against Trump would be the best way to smash up that political alliance and leadership. I think what would be worst for the Republicans electorally - at least in the short-term - would be deprivation of leadership by Trump. I suspect that that's completely contrary to some Democrats' perspective.

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Response to kentuck (Original post)

Wed Dec 9, 2020, 09:10 AM

9. It will all depend on the media. If they ignore him, he will

lose his power. He is a media made president and he can be a media forgotten citizen.

The way he viciously attacks the media, if they don't ignore him they deserve what they get.

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Response to kentuck (Original post)

Wed Dec 9, 2020, 10:05 AM

11. Trump has complete control of that party

Fealty to him is their only value now. They must be 100% obedient or he takes his 40% of the voters and leaves and they will not hold power anywhere after the next election. Trump could come out tomorrow and be fore Medicare for all and raising taxes on the rich, and the GOP would 100% have to follow him on those issues. Anything he says goes, they have surrendered to him entirely.

Trump will spend the next 4 years undermining Biden and blaming Biden for anything that goes wrong.

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Response to Johnny2X2X (Reply #11)

Wed Dec 9, 2020, 05:09 PM

13. +1 n/t

-Laelth

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Response to kentuck (Original post)

Wed Dec 9, 2020, 10:07 AM

12. "His" media will not ignore him

He will have new "news" outlets that will go all out for him until he dies. His base will become more recalcitrant. He may even have his own media company.

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