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Response to Atticus (Original post)

Thu Aug 15, 2019, 12:32 PM

13. Are there any left?

Take Lindsey Graham (please!). He used to be considered a moderate Republican. He in fact loathed Trump and was very vocal about it. Then came a golf game, and a very sudden, very complete turnaround. Threat? Blackmail? We don't know and may never know, but something definitely happened to make Graham do a complete about-face.

How many other "moderate" Republicans have faced the same threat, blackmail, etc? Trump fancies himself as a mob-like boss. He talks like one, even down to his (limited) vocabulary and accent. These people are frightened and they don't know how to break free. Like the Stockholm Syndrome, they apparently no longer want to.

So no, they're not about to start another party. They still think of themselves as good, traditional Republicans, against all evidence. They still think that party exists.

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