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Tue May 11, 2021, 08:24 PM

'Rationals' vs. 'radicals': Anti-Trump Republicans threaten third party

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Over 100 former Republican officials will sign a letter on Thursday declaring that if the Republican Party does not break with former President Donald Trump and change course, they will back the creation of a third party.

The letter, headlined: "A Call For American Renewal," is an exploratory move toward forming a breakaway party, two of its organizers said. The group is dismayed by what it says is a modern Republican Party driven by its allegiance to Trump, who continues to falsely claim the 2020 election was stolen from him.

"The Republican Party is broken. It's time for a resistance of the 'rationals' against the 'radicals,'" said Miles Taylor, one of the organizers. Taylor, while serving in the Trump White House, wrote an anonymous opinion piece in the New York Times in 2018 headlined: "I Am Part of the Resistance Inside the Trump Administration."

The group first raised the threat in February following the deadly Jan. 6 attack on the U.S. Capitol by Trump supporters to try to disrupt congressional certification of Democrat Joe Biden's presidential election victory.

https://www.yahoo.com/news/rationals-vs-radicals-anti-trump-204312106.html

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Reply 'Rationals' vs. 'radicals': Anti-Trump Republicans threaten third party (Original post)
Yo_Mama_Been_Loggin May 11 OP
raging moderate May 11 #1
Thomas Hurt May 11 #2
brooklynite May 11 #3
Yo_Mama_Been_Loggin May 11 #4
Skittles May 11 #5
Vogon_Glory May 11 #6

Response to Yo_Mama_Been_Loggin (Original post)

Tue May 11, 2021, 08:26 PM

1. They could call it the Liberty Party.

There is that great old song from the Civil War, "Abe Lincoln and Liberty, Too."

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Response to Yo_Mama_Been_Loggin (Original post)

Tue May 11, 2021, 08:28 PM

2. Please proceed

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Response to Yo_Mama_Been_Loggin (Original post)

Tue May 11, 2021, 08:29 PM

3. Yawn...

Yes, I'd like to be excited, but they won't form a REAL political party; that would require a huge effort to build something with a local structure to actually put up candidates and get people elected.

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Response to brooklynite (Reply #3)

Tue May 11, 2021, 08:30 PM

4. True

But they're less of a threat if the party is split.

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Response to Yo_Mama_Been_Loggin (Original post)

Tue May 11, 2021, 08:48 PM

5. stop talking and JUST DO IT

yes INDEED

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Response to Yo_Mama_Been_Loggin (Original post)

Tue May 11, 2021, 09:14 PM

6. I may be expecting too much, but

I hope they fracture the Republican Party at least as bad as the Dixiecrat bolters did in 1948.

And while the Republican Party is stuck on the rocks, my mind will be playing the theme from “Live and Let Die.”

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