Welcome to DU! The truly grassroots left-of-center political community where regular people, not algorithms, drive the discussions and set the standards. Join the community: Create a free account Support DU (and get rid of ads!): Become a Star Member All Forums Issue Forums Culture Forums Alliance Forums Region Forums Support Forums Help & Search


(6,092 posts)
Tue Sep 14, 2021, 08:03 AM Sep 2021

How long can the GOP Clown Show go on?

Is the GOP Clown Show becoming a problem for them? The GOP clown show of really weird and narcissistic politicians was working for them, but it seems the public is growing weary and they have no where to go but down. The carnival barkers have proven to be emperors with no clothes. The GOP version of governance is no governing at all. They just like to collect the lifelong pension and gold plated benefits while leaving the country in shambles, distrust and division. They have no morals or good intentions towards the USA. They act as if disrupting is all they have too do, and that is really all they have done. They use the government for their own enrichment. They worship a con-man as their savior. They use religion, guns and abortion as wedge issues to keep everyone divided while doing nothing good for society. They completely disrespect the rule of law that they swore to protect. I hope the circus will be over soon. When it is, can we make the elephants clean up their own mess, or at least pay for it?

16 replies = new reply since forum marked as read
Highlight: NoneDon't highlight anything 5 newestHighlight 5 most recent replies
How long can the GOP Clown Show go on? (Original Post) SouthernDem4ever Sep 2021 OP
Until no one buys tickets greymattermom Sep 2021 #1
The show is the party now. sellitman Sep 2021 #2
The GOP could shrivel down to 100 members Blue Owl Sep 2021 #3
As long as the MSM keeps artificially propping it up. IrishAfricanAmerican Sep 2021 #4
100% True Blue American Sep 2021 #12
Yep, they need to error on the side of going to far exposing their stupid and treason uponit7771 Sep 2021 #13
Trump will eventually go away. He's pretty darn old. fescuerescue Sep 2021 #5
Until people refuse to listen any longer! BlueJac Sep 2021 #6
At this point, its a self-consuming snake... Hugin Sep 2021 #7
It's an evil clown show. Sorta like something from a Stephen King novel. Joinfortmill Sep 2021 #8
Until the US collapses. David__77 Sep 2021 #9
As long as it works as a business model JHB Sep 2021 #10
As long as Fox pretends to be a mzmolly Sep 2021 #11
It's Pavlovian not logical. They will remain forever. Kablooie Sep 2021 #14
Until someone pulls the plug on Faux Nooze Wicked Blue Sep 2021 #15
The division has been with us since the 18th Century Thunderbeast Sep 2021 #16


(11,585 posts)
2. The show is the party now.
Tue Sep 14, 2021, 08:14 AM
Sep 2021

I see it getting worse day by day. Until they lose every election they enter clean up is not going to happen.

Blue Owl

(49,351 posts)
3. The GOP could shrivel down to 100 members
Tue Sep 14, 2021, 08:32 AM
Sep 2021

And the M$M would still treat them equals or even more important than the Democrats


(4,448 posts)
5. Trump will eventually go away. He's pretty darn old.
Tue Sep 14, 2021, 08:34 AM
Sep 2021

But the country will probably always be split near the middle.


(37,105 posts)
10. As long as it works as a business model
Tue Sep 14, 2021, 08:53 AM
Sep 2021

They need to lose elections consistently, their media needs to lose money, their funding apparatus needs to be made to choose between "work with us and take a hit in taxes" or "don't work with us and take an even bigger hit in taxes."

It won't end until the hangers-on lose their fear of those driving that mess.


(18,516 posts)
14. It's Pavlovian not logical. They will remain forever.
Tue Sep 14, 2021, 09:10 AM
Sep 2021

Nearly half the country will only vote Republican no matter what they say or do,
It's not based on logic, reason or self interest. It's based on the label 'Republican' and it will never change.
Republicans will make their voters lives worse and worse and even start killing them off but it won't matter. They will continue to vote straight Republican.

The Democratic party would die of they acted this way but republican party won't.


(3,336 posts)
16. The division has been with us since the 18th Century
Tue Sep 14, 2021, 10:01 AM
Sep 2021

Power politics, fraud, and media lies are part of our political culture.

Jefferson and Hamilton published scathing lies about each other in anonymous pamphlets.

Presidential elections have been settled in backroom deals that did not follow the voters will.

As we seek "our better angels" in politics, it is best to recognize that since the revolution, the politics of race and bigotry have loomed large over the polity.

Doing "the right thing" has always lost to opportunistic power grabs.

Latest Discussions»General Discussion»How long can the GOP Clow...