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Fri Jul 3, 2020, 04:18 PM

'Burned to the ground': Anti-Trump Republicans set new goal of defeating the GOP Senate

https://www.google.com/amp/s/amp.mcclatchydc.com/news/politics-government/election/article243939577.html

The emerging belief, based on more than a dozen interviews, is that defeating Trump alone is insufficient to spur the reckoning required to salvage a party that will almost undoubtedly confront a crossroads if the president loses to Joe Biden this fall.
Many argue that GOP senators must pay a steep price for their unabating fealty to Trump, even if it hands Democrats complete control of the federal government.

The analogy would be in the same way that fire purifies the forest, it needs to be burned to the ground and fundamentally repudiated,” said Steve Schmidt, a Republican-turned-independent political strategist who now works for The Lincoln Project, one of the most pugnacious of the anti-Trump GOP groups. “Every one of them should be voted out of office, with the exception of Mitt Romney.”


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But the Lincoln Project has nonetheless placed six-figure ad buys against Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell in Kentucky, as well as Sens. Joni Ernst in Iowa, Thom Tillis in North Carolina and Martha McSally in Arizona, as Republicans try to hold onto their narrow three-seat majority.

“They are the only ... human beings who had the authority and the ability to keep this president in check constitutionally and politically, and every one of them made a conscious decision to not do so,” said Jennifer Horn, a former New Hampshire GOP chairwoman who now advises the Lincoln Project.
The only way to make sure that Trumpism doesn’t continue to rule the Republican Party for years to come is to make sure that we defeat not only the president, but those people who have enabled him.”

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Still, the list of anti-Trump organizations powered by conservatives is growing.
Former Illinois Rep. Joe Walsh told McClatchy that he plans to formally roll out the Bravery Project next week, yet another group that will attempt to reach tens of thousands of disaffected Republicans in the six core presidential battleground states of Arizona, Florida, Michigan, North Carolina, Pennsylvania and Wisconsin.

Walsh, who launched a short and futile primary challenge against Trump, said he believed Republicans should lose control of the U.S. Senate, largely for voting to acquit the president of impeachment earlier this year without holding a formal trial.

“Trump has to lose and every Republican senator up for re-election has to lose because they’ve enabled” him, Walsh said. “Do I want the Democrats to take control of the Senate? No. But I have no choice. To me, these Republicans like Martha McSally and Thom Tillis and Susan Collins have breached their office.”
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Response to Budi (Original post)

Fri Jul 3, 2020, 04:18 PM

1. Burn baby burn the whole GOP down into the dustbin of history like the whigs.

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Response to kimbutgar (Reply #1)

Fri Jul 3, 2020, 04:32 PM

5. No matter if they were extremist or moderate Republicans.

They all had a choice to Impeach & they failed.

They have failed America so catastrophically that the only thing left to do, to save our Democratic Republic, is to light their seats on fire.

Because they don't give a shit about our country nor it's citizens. They have abandoned the American people.
They stopped every measure put before them by the Democratic House. They hung this entire country out to dry & we are on our own.



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Response to kimbutgar (Reply #1)

Fri Jul 3, 2020, 10:31 PM

9. and the 1850's Know-Nothing Party,

which is an apt name for the current Goopers.

Alternate moniker for the 'thugs: The No, Nothing (except tax cuts) Party.

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Response to Budi (Original post)

Fri Jul 3, 2020, 04:21 PM

2. May be hard for some Dem and con partisans to fathom; may well be something admirable here.

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Response to Budi (Original post)

Fri Jul 3, 2020, 04:24 PM

3. These California Republicans will raise money and campaign against Trump's reelection

These California Republicans will raise money and campaign against Trump’s reelection

https://www.google.com/amp/s/amp.sacbee.com/news/politics-government/capitol-alert/article243952557.html


To start, the Lincoln Project, founded by well-known conservatives late last year, is tapping veteran California Republicans to fundraise and volunteer for campaigns in a handful of states against GOP incumbents who the committee considers Trump sympathizers.

Among the 12 Californians joining the cause to make phone calls, build the network and raise some cash are Rosario Marin, Treasurer under President George W. Bush, Cassandra Pye, a campaign consultant and former deputy chief of staff for Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger, Jim Cunneen, a former state assemblyman, San Diego Councilman Mark Kersey and political consultant Luis Alvarado.

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We’re trying to boot Trump and Trumpism,” said Lincoln Project co-founder and Sacramento-based Republican strategist Mike Madrid. “The first thing to get rid of is Trump. Then, get rid of the people who enabled him.”

The Lincoln Project is unsympathetic toward moderates, like Collins and Gardner, who, Madrid said, have failed to be the “voices of reason when faced with the toughest decisions” during Trump’s presidency.


There are no moderates and cowards. There are only cowards,” Madrid said. “If you’re not willing to stand up to the party to protect the country, I don’t care what your political ideology is, you don’t belong in elected office.”

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Response to Budi (Original post)

Fri Jul 3, 2020, 04:25 PM

4. Blaze away!





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Response to Budi (Original post)

Fri Jul 3, 2020, 04:36 PM

6. Not another word against the Lincoln Project or the Democrats.

We are in this final battle for the same purpose.

Step in with us or shut up.

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Response to Budi (Original post)

Fri Jul 3, 2020, 04:39 PM

7. What are they doing to protect the right to vote?

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Response to Raven123 (Reply #7)

Fri Jul 3, 2020, 04:57 PM

8. In a nutshell, here's John Weaver's analogy as to where LP is at

WEAVER:
Well, this is like the first season of "Night Of The Living Dead."
And if we're able to dispatch the main zombie of this season into the zombie afterlife, there are other like-minded zombies roaming the body politic in America, like Tom Cotton and Josh Hawley and some of these governors in the South who have done such a poor job in dealing with the pandemic because they didn't want to anger the president.
So our work is just beginning, but we're focused on zombie No. 1 right now.

~ John Weaver is a longtime Republican political strategist, and he is a member of The Lincoln project.

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Response to Budi (Original post)

Fri Jul 3, 2020, 11:25 PM

10. ooo, that gives me goosebumps

Republicans with principles!!

They are right. We should sweep every GOP Senator up for election this fall. I'd settle for a veto-proof majority.

So tired of Trump's nastiness.

You GOP fuckers brought this (Trump and the Debacle) upon yourselves.

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