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Mr. Scorpio

(73,631 posts)
Thu Jan 5, 2023, 01:31 AM Jan 2023

Why would any sane person be a Republican politician today?

Other than seeking personal financial gain, imposing one's own radical agendas on everybody and feeding their own inflated egos, of course.

Because these people definitely do not care or know how to govern.

They're completely incompetent.

They have no moral center.

They're utterly hostile to the very ideal of self-governance.

I'm have a hard time believing that they've even mastered basic object permanence.

The Republican Party is irreparably broken, a sure sign that American politics itself is broken. Half the electorate wants a broken party to run the country.

What sane person would think that the Republicans would know WTF they're doing?

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Why would any sane person be a Republican politician today? (Original Post) Mr. Scorpio Jan 2023 OP
No sane person would. Bev54 Jan 2023 #1
They hate democracy. SergeStorms Jan 2023 #2
getting money from foreign countries to destroy our nation. mucifer Jan 2023 #3
No such animal. usonian Jan 2023 #4
Why "a sure sign that American politics itself is broken"? What do you mean? betsuni Jan 2023 #5
The bribes. CentralMass Jan 2023 #6
easier to understand that than why anyone would vote for them Skittles Jan 2023 #7
They have Oppositional Defiance Disorder Dorian Gray Jan 2023 #8
The Russian money spigot... ananda Jan 2023 #9
One reason might be, multigraincracker Jan 2023 #10
Money money money money moondust Jan 2023 #11
IMO, greed. EOM Scottie Mom Jan 2023 #12

SergeStorms

(19,217 posts)
2. They hate democracy.
Thu Jan 5, 2023, 01:49 AM
Jan 2023

That's the reason they run for office. They want to destroy our democratic form of government and install a dictator instead of a president, with permanent republican rule in Congress, and lifetime right-wing judges in the Judiciary.

They want permanent minority rule over the majority of Americans. That's all. They're not asking for much.

betsuni

(26,234 posts)
5. Why "a sure sign that American politics itself is broken"? What do you mean?
Thu Jan 5, 2023, 04:00 AM
Jan 2023

Last edited Thu Jan 5, 2023, 05:11 AM - Edit history (2)

Republicans aren't Republicans only because of money, that was the old fashioned way. Ideology.

moondust

(20,097 posts)
11. Money money money money
Thu Jan 5, 2023, 07:27 AM
Jan 2023

Money money money money.

Wasn't that "somebody's" theme song?

Might be interesting to find out how many of the "Freeedom Caucus 20" and others are working to keep the government shut down at the behest of Leonard Leo and their big dark money "donors" who would like to drown the government in a bathtub so they don't have to pay taxes or follow regulations and laws. Maybe Senator Whitehouse has some insights into how much that anarchist job pays.

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