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Sat Jan 16, 2021, 04:19 PM

Rand Paul Warns One Third of Republicans Will Leave Party if GOP Senators Back Impeachment

So, what's the downside???

Source: Yahoo News

Link: https://news.yahoo.com/rand-paul-warns-one-third-175520035.html


Zachary Evans
Sat, January 16, 2021, 12:55 PM

Senator Rand Paul (R., Ky.) warned Friday that one third of Republican voters could leave the party if GOP senators vote in impeachment proceedings to convict President Trump. Paul made the comments in an interview on Fox News’s The Ingraham Angle.

The senator’s remarks come amid an increasing divide between congressional Republicans who oppose impeaching the president, and a smaller number who support the measure following the riots at the Capitol on January 6. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R., Ky.) is reportedly hopeful that Republicans can use impeachment to purge Trump from the GOP, although he would need the support of at least 16 additional Republican senators to vote to convict.

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Reply Rand Paul Warns One Third of Republicans Will Leave Party if GOP Senators Back Impeachment (Original post)
COL Mustard Jan 2021 OP
NRaleighLiberal Jan 2021 #1
A HERETIC I AM Jan 2021 #10
StatGirl Jan 2021 #16
Turbineguy Jan 2021 #2
bluecollar2 Jan 2021 #3
captain queeg Jan 2021 #4
Wounded Bear Jan 2021 #5
onetexan Jan 2021 #25
dutch777 Jan 2021 #6
Arne Jan 2021 #7
Wicked Blue Jan 2021 #18
Sneederbunk Jan 2021 #8
Dem2 Jan 2021 #9
PSPS Jan 2021 #11
snort Jan 2021 #12
Vivienne235729 Jan 2021 #13
Progressive Jones Jan 2021 #39
Dave in VA Jan 2021 #14
StatGirl Jan 2021 #15
Hortensis Jan 2021 #27
Blue_true Jan 2021 #30
Lady Freedom Returns Jan 2021 #17
twin_ghost Jan 2021 #19
SheltieLover Jan 2021 #20
struggle4progress Jan 2021 #21
Quixote1818 Jan 2021 #22
Blue Owl Jan 2021 #23
onetexan Jan 2021 #24
IsItJustMe Jan 2021 #26
relayerbob Jan 2021 #28
Bonhomme Richard Jan 2021 #29
DFW Jan 2021 #31
COL Mustard Jan 2021 #33
DFW Jan 2021 #47
sandensea Jan 2021 #46
librechik Jan 2021 #32
roamer65 Jan 2021 #34
jmowreader Jan 2021 #35
COL Mustard Jan 2021 #36
NotASurfer Jan 2021 #37
Raftergirl Jan 2021 #38
Hekate Jan 2021 #40
Yo_Mama_Been_Loggin Jan 2021 #41
Silver1 Jan 2021 #42
IsItJustMe Jan 2021 #43
gulliver Jan 2021 #44
demtenjeep Jan 2021 #45

Response to COL Mustard (Original post)

Sat Jan 16, 2021, 04:21 PM

1. and go...where???

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Response to NRaleighLiberal (Reply #1)

Sat Jan 16, 2021, 04:27 PM

10. To form a White Supremacist Nationalist Party.

Where else?


They can call it North American Zealots Incorporated

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Response to A HERETIC I AM (Reply #10)

Sat Jan 16, 2021, 04:37 PM

16. I did "not see" that coming! (nt)

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Response to COL Mustard (Original post)

Sat Jan 16, 2021, 04:21 PM

2. And join the Democrats?

I think not. What the Republicans need is a separate lunatic fringe party.

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Response to COL Mustard (Original post)

Sat Jan 16, 2021, 04:22 PM

3. And the problem is......?

Our tent isn't that big.

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Response to COL Mustard (Original post)

Sat Jan 16, 2021, 04:23 PM

4. That sounds great as long as enough back the impeachment.

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Response to COL Mustard (Original post)

Sat Jan 16, 2021, 04:24 PM

5. He says that like it's a bad thing...



The Repub Party has long been an unholy alliance between big business, the Talibangelists, and the white trash of our country. All of them feel entitled to a great degree and see it slipping away as the Party continues to lag in the demographic contest.

They took their 2012 Autopsy report and basically trashed it and doubled down on the KKK and supply side bullshit, which resulted in Trump.

If the Repub Party suffers a huge drop in support, they earned it.

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Response to Wounded Bear (Reply #5)

Sat Jan 16, 2021, 04:57 PM

25. This is the result of years of pandering to the RW - the result of playing with combustible fuel

the GOP have noone else to blame.

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Response to COL Mustard (Original post)

Sat Jan 16, 2021, 04:25 PM

6. Bummer dude! But with few exceptions I don't think I want them polluting the Dem party.

Let them go form the Slightly Less Wingnut to the Right party.

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Response to COL Mustard (Original post)

Sat Jan 16, 2021, 04:25 PM

7. He is just so mad he could punch his neighbor.

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Response to Arne (Reply #7)

Sat Jan 16, 2021, 04:41 PM

18. LOL

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Response to COL Mustard (Original post)

Sat Jan 16, 2021, 04:26 PM

8. Will you leave Rand? Please. Please.

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Response to COL Mustard (Original post)

Sat Jan 16, 2021, 04:27 PM

9. Good. Form the "Traitor Party"

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Response to COL Mustard (Original post)

Sat Jan 16, 2021, 04:29 PM

11. Warns? How about promises?

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Response to COL Mustard (Original post)

Sat Jan 16, 2021, 04:30 PM

12. Okay Bye!

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Response to COL Mustard (Original post)

Sat Jan 16, 2021, 04:33 PM

13. I don't know but there are a lot of republicans in AZ that voted for Biden

I worked with them. Without them and their tireless work, AZ would not have gone blue. I think that this populist trump/Qanon faction of the Republican Party is extremely dangerous and I would not like to see the moderate and sane republicans capitulate to them. Like it or not, we’ll be working alongside them fighting authoritarianism for a while.

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Response to Vivienne235729 (Reply #13)

Sat Jan 16, 2021, 07:50 PM

39. There is nothing wrong in an alliance with Moderates.

Moderate, both Left and Right, is where most Americans fall on the political spectrum.

Moderates are often open to Progressive ideas. Moderates certainly don't like the crazies.

The GOP will keep losing normal people until they leave the "Freedumb!" behind.

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Response to COL Mustard (Original post)

Sat Jan 16, 2021, 04:36 PM

14. ...



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Response to COL Mustard (Original post)

Sat Jan 16, 2021, 04:36 PM

15. Only 1/3? The Republicans should take that deal.

They'll gain back a fair number of "business-friendly" Democrats, I suspect.

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Response to StatGirl (Reply #15)

Sat Jan 16, 2021, 05:02 PM

27. 41% call themselves "independents." Half of THOSE is who

they'd get back. Eventually. Big, however, is that the Republican leadership would still be far right, not crazy right, just what they'd already become -- authoritarian, anti-government, anti-tax and -regulation, sack the nation and screw the people right.

The rest btw, before their loser insurrection though, were polled as 25% identifying Repub, 31% Democrat..

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Response to StatGirl (Reply #15)

Sat Jan 16, 2021, 05:19 PM

30. Along with former republicans that no longer identify with that party.

The zealots will still win seats in extreme red parts of the country and states, but if sane republicans work with Democrats, the zealots will have zero state and national power.

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Response to COL Mustard (Original post)

Sat Jan 16, 2021, 04:37 PM

17. We all knew that the MAGA folks were going to split off...

anyway. They want their own party of low life's.

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Response to COL Mustard (Original post)

Sat Jan 16, 2021, 04:44 PM

19. This sounds excellent! n/t

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Response to COL Mustard (Original post)

Sat Jan 16, 2021, 04:46 PM

20. Please proceed!

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Response to COL Mustard (Original post)

Sat Jan 16, 2021, 04:48 PM

21. "These are my nazis, my own dear nazis. They make me happy when skies are grey!

You'll never know, dear, how much I love them! Please don't chase my nazis away!"

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Response to COL Mustard (Original post)

Sat Jan 16, 2021, 04:50 PM

22. Maybe the Constitution and rule of law should come before the GOP. nt

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Response to COL Mustard (Original post)

Sat Jan 16, 2021, 04:51 PM

23. One person's problem is another country's solution

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Response to COL Mustard (Original post)

Sat Jan 16, 2021, 04:52 PM

24. That actually would be a good thing for the GOP - cutting out the rot and going back to its values

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Response to COL Mustard (Original post)

Sat Jan 16, 2021, 04:58 PM

26. I often wonder about him. He aint right.

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Response to COL Mustard (Original post)

Sat Jan 16, 2021, 05:04 PM

28. Promises, promises

The nutcases need to find their own party, and leave the rest of us the f alone

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Response to COL Mustard (Original post)

Sat Jan 16, 2021, 05:11 PM

29. There you go... and a third of the problem...

Solved.

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Response to COL Mustard (Original post)

Sat Jan 16, 2021, 06:06 PM

31. Sure they will

Just like the all left after the impeachment and pending removal from office of Richard Nixon in 1974, right? Notice how that set the Republican Party back decades? The country didn't elect another Republican president until, how long was that again?

Oh, right. Six year later.

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Response to DFW (Reply #31)

Sat Jan 16, 2021, 06:23 PM

33. I'll Take 6 Years

Especially if the GOP doesn't control the House or the Senate!

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Response to COL Mustard (Reply #33)

Sun Jan 17, 2021, 04:59 AM

47. They always get more sophisticated with their voter disenfranchisement

The two Georgia Senate seats were won DESPITE disenfranchisement efforts, not due to a lack of them.

Six years is precious little time for the kind of damage control that is now necessary, and the money and distraction necessary to keep our numbers in the Senate and the House are a constant distraction. Fox Noise and National Hate Radio will be running on overdrive. If Biden cures cancer, the Republicans will spin it as a plot to keep oncologists out of work, and they will break down the doors of hospitals to make their point (or, to be accurate, their crazies will do it for them, and "the secretary will disavow all knowledge of their actions." )

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Response to DFW (Reply #31)

Sun Jan 17, 2021, 01:39 AM

46. Good point.

We run the risk of voters (as a whole) forgetting the Trump disaster after 8 years or so - much as they forgot the Bush calamity after 8 years.

Those who forget history...

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Response to COL Mustard (Original post)

Sat Jan 16, 2021, 06:17 PM

32. so long assholes--come back when you turn human!

not holding my breath

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Response to COL Mustard (Original post)

Sat Jan 16, 2021, 07:19 PM

34. Either way they proceed they are fucked.

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Response to COL Mustard (Original post)

Sat Jan 16, 2021, 07:23 PM

35. The Constitution Party will be happy to have them

The Constitution Party is where you go when Lauren Boebert is too liberal for you.

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Response to jmowreader (Reply #35)

Sat Jan 16, 2021, 07:40 PM

36. Slavery...Only White Male Voters...

What could go wrong???

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Response to COL Mustard (Original post)

Sat Jan 16, 2021, 07:47 PM

37. Sound like a Biblical allusion

Isn't that the same fraction of angels that followed Satan and which were cast down from heaven?

Which makes the prince of the fallen in this case a certain orange-hued desecration?

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Response to COL Mustard (Original post)

Sat Jan 16, 2021, 07:49 PM

38. I really don't care

do you?

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Response to COL Mustard (Original post)

Sat Jan 16, 2021, 08:27 PM

40. And form a 3rd party? He says that like its a bad thing.

Just split the GOP vote, please.

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Response to COL Mustard (Original post)

Sat Jan 16, 2021, 10:56 PM

41. So?

Sounds like you need another encounter with your neighbor Randy

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Response to COL Mustard (Original post)

Sat Jan 16, 2021, 11:18 PM

42. If he's so concerned for the republican party, he should have thought about that 4 years ago.

How about doing the right thing? That might help their party.

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Response to COL Mustard (Original post)

Sat Jan 16, 2021, 11:22 PM

43. one-third might leave anyway. Is God talking to Rand again.

Gift of prophesy huh.

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Response to COL Mustard (Original post)

Sat Jan 16, 2021, 11:26 PM

44. We need at least a few of them to vote to convict.

Otherwise, we'd have the situation that Dems disqualified Trump from running again in 2024. That would do the Republicans a favor, because they'd run against us on that while also being rid of Trump.

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Response to COL Mustard (Original post)

Sat Jan 16, 2021, 11:27 PM

45. and that's a problem?

 

door=butt you know the rest

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