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Sun Jul 12, 2020, 12:59 PM

The Republicans Who Want to Destroy Trump

Their party’s a lost cause. America isn’t.

Should you have any doubt about how passionately George Conway and the other Never Trumpers at the Lincoln Project want to defeat the president, check out their ads.

There are dozens at this point, and the best are minute-long masterpieces of derision, miniature operas of contempt, designed to get into President Trump’s head and deep under his skin. That’s exactly where they’ve burrowed.

After the release of “Mourning in America,” which turned Ronald Reagan’s famous “Morning in America” commercial on its head, Trump had one of his trademark Twitter meltdowns. He shrieked at Conway in particular, mentioning his marriage to one of Trump’s brashest aides.

“I don’t know what Kellyanne did to her deranged loser of a husband,” the president tweeted, “but it must have been really bad.”

Such grace. But if George Conway can just shake it off and the Lincoln Project succeeds, he and his fellow refugees from Trump’s Republican Party will find peace and a place in a restored, recognizable political order on the other side. Right?

Wrong. They don’t hope to regain control of the Republican Party, because they expect that Trump-ism will survive Trump and that Trump himself won’t shut up simply because voters shut him down.

“I personally think that the Republican brand is probably destroyed,” Conway told me. “It’s destroyed by it having become essentially a personality cult.” He said that he formally left the party, changing his voter registration to unaffiliated, some two years ago, and he doesn’t envision being able to return anytime soon.

https://www.nytimes.com/2020/07/11/opinion/sunday/republican-party-trump-2020.html

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Kyl Notjon Jul 12 #2

Response to Zorro (Original post)

Sun Jul 12, 2020, 01:11 PM

1. Throughout our early history..

Political parties have come and gone. Perhaps now would be a good time for disaffected Republicans to form a new party.
"Conservative" party? In the mold of Eisenhower Republicans.
That way the Fascist, NAZI, racists remaining in the currently SHRINKING Doturd base can spew their hatred and stupidity until they end up in the garbage can of history.

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Response to AZ8theist (Reply #1)

Mon Jul 13, 2020, 07:55 AM

3. If they call it "conservative," The Nazis and Klansmen will

just merge into it.

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Response to lastlib (Reply #3)

Mon Jul 13, 2020, 01:33 PM

4. maybe...

At first I thought "Whigs", but that didn't work out so well....

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Response to Zorro (Original post)

Sun Jul 12, 2020, 05:23 PM

2. Trump is wearing a mask now, I see

 

So I consider it entirely appropriate that his Party of Sycophants should start wearing Whigs.

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