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Exodus of Republican voters tired of Trump could push party further right

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Fake news.

They left because of McConnell and other back-stabbing RINOs who were carried to victory by Trump.

They’ll join the new Patriot party, along with many other Republicans and Democrats.

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Fake news.

Sounds like Trump.

the new Patriot party

Oh, and there it is.

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"Patriotism is the last refuge of the scoundrel."*

Dr. Samuel Johnson, 7 April 1775.

Spoken two hundred and forty-six years ago, and more relevant today than ever.

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They left because of McConnell and other back-stabbing RINOs who were carried to victory by Trump.

I agree. Mitch and the other rhinos are representing the old guard of Republicans going back to the late '90s and in today's world, a lot of that kind of thinking and the lack of implementing, executing new ideas and the lack of engaging their constituents the way Trump did is shrinking the party and the more resistant they are towards the new generation of growing and emerging GOP and Conservative voters, the less relevant they become. 

They’ll join the new Patriot party, along with many other Republicans and Democrats.

Yes and don't forget the libertarians as well, good things to come.

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Happy Day:

Fake news.

Stop it, Chachi.

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Trump increased his vote by by over 10 million and increased his vote with minorities. Biden increased his use of machines! Those "Republicans" that are leaving are RINOs! They have more in common with the Left than Trumpism. Long live Trump. Long live the 2nd amendment!

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Ethan1001:

The fat guy lost. Get over it.

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They’ll join the new Patriot party, along with many other Republicans and Democrats.

Trump running as a third-party candidate in 2024 would be a thing of beauty ... to the Democrats.

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The fat guy lost. Get over it.

Why? He's not out, except for the WH. The Dems couldn't block him from running or being involved in politics so they are definitely worried as they should be and as is the establishment GOP rhinos.

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establishment GOP rhinos.

The concept of RINO is one that only hurts the GOP in the long-run. The party was once full of intelligent, educated and reasonable men. Not any more. Men such as William Buckley and George Will were once the elegant spokesmen for the Republicans. Now the best they have now are DJs who have found a gimmick, like the late Rush Limbaugh and Hannity.

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 like the late Rush Limbaugh and Hannity.

Between them they have 35.5 million listeners, don't know of a single liberal in politics that has that much of a fanbase and political pull and influence.

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Between them they have 35.5 million listeners, don't know of a single liberal in politics that has that much of a fanbase and political pull and influence.

True, but you also have Crazytown, something that didn't exist when the Fairness Doctrine was in play and "America Was Great" ... this sort of thing will be the end of the GOP and we are watching it implode before our eyes.

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Limbaugh died from lung cancer after a lifetime of smoking and believing tobacco does not cause cancer. I don't think he will be broadcasting from the grave.

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True, but you also have Crazytown, something that didn't exist when the Fairness Doctrine was in play and "America Was Great" ... this sort of thing will be the end of the GOP and we are watching it implode before our eyes.

That would be great if the Rinos do implode, needs to happen, as far as the Fairness Doctrine was concerned, it helped the Dems a lot more back in the day to curtail what conservatives could say, but allowed the Dems to say whatever they wanted, once that was abolished Conservatives had the exact equal rights to voice their opinions and viewpoints, which allowed the leveled the playing field of political conversation and now it seems the Dems want to strike freedom of speech once again or nullify a lot of what Conservatives can be allowed to say.

Limbaugh died from lung cancer after a lifetime of smoking and believing tobacco does not cause cancer. I don't think he will be broadcasting from the grave.

Yeah, we know that already. Lol

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I'm not sure the extremists could get much more extreme. They can try - as they have been, but there are still a few checks and balances left.

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Anyways, I'm looking forward to the third party that springs up in retaliation to Trump. That will make for a left-of-center party, a right-of center party, and a far-right party. As a centrist, that leaves two parties that would appeal to me.

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Between them they have 35.5 million listeners, don't know of a single liberal in politics that has that much of a fanbase and political pull and influence.

Really? What "influence" would that be? Despite having 35.5 million listeners, the majority of Americans didn't get the message, especially in 2018 when the Republicans lost the House, and last year when they lost both the White House and the Senate.

The fact is, Democrats have better things to do with their time rather than listen to radio programs. Instead, they are organzing, knocking on doors, making phone calls, and getting their message out by having actual contact with people instead of hiding behind a microphone in some studio where ideas don't usually get challenged, and the hosts are just preaching to the choir. Don't believe me? Just ask Stacey Abrams and look at what happened in Georgia if you want to see what real "political pull and influence" looks like.

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Speaking of my own experience, I can attest to having voted for Republican candidates for president, Senate, Congress, and governor, but that was decades ago. The current GOP is incompetent, corrupt, and anti-democracy. No, thank you!

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Anyways, I'm looking forward to the third party that springs up in retaliation to Trump.

Yes, the few hundred, still not one conservative that can get over 75 million followers, but the establishment can try in vain.

Really? What "influence" would that be? Despite having 35.5 million listeners, the majority of Americans didn't get the message,

They did...and now the Dems need to prepare that they will more than likely lose the House. Even Pelosi is worried about that and other House Dems, when you have a slim margin of either party, it's never a good thing, but having said that, Biden and this admin is not helping the Dems prospect of keeping the House.

The fact is, Democrats have better things to do with their time

But they're not doing anything productive with their time except for chasing after a former President, so much for unity and trying to bring the country back together and once again the Dems wasted taxpayer money to get another acquittal.

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StrangerlandToday  01:26 am JST

Anyways, I'm looking forward to the third party that springs up in retaliation to Trump. That will make for a left-of-center party, a right-of center party, and a far-right party. As a centrist, that leaves two parties that would appeal to me.

 

No, there would be four parties. Conveniently you did not mention a far-left party. This would be led by AOC and a few others. It is referred to as the radical left.

https://www.macleans.ca/politics/the-rise-of-the-radical-left-in-americas-democratic-party/

By the way, just a couple of days ago you claimed to be a leftist, but now a centrist. What changed? To be taken seriously, consistency is a must.

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They did...and now the Dems need to prepare that they will more than likely lose the House. Even Pelosi is worried about that and other House Dems, when you have a slim margin of either party, it's never a good thing, but having said that, Biden and this admin is not helping the Dems prospect of keeping the House.

No, they did not, or the Republicans would have regained the House, retained the Senate, and kept the presidency, but that did not happen, so message not recieved. Right now, the only thing that some Dems are concerned about is how the corrupt GOP in several swing states plan on redrawing the election map so that they can continue to pick their voters instead of the other way around. In fact, some GOP members plan on following the advice of the despicable Tom Hofeller so they can reclaim the House by simply engaging in his strategy of hyper-partisan gerrymandering. House Bill HR 1 would go a long way to fix this affront to our democracy by setting up independent commissions for redistricting for all states to ensure fairness and stop the minority (the Republicans) from gaining power despite their efforts to cheat by nullifying the will of the majority of the voters. Unfortunately, that is going to take the Senate to kill the fillibuster, and to be honest, that is most likely not going to happen.

But they're not doing anything productive with their time except for chasing after a former President, so much for unity and trying to bring the country back together and once again the Dems wasted taxpayer money to get another acquittal.

That might be the reality that you see in your fact-free universe, but they've been doing plenty of things other than trying to hold the former president and his accomplises accountable for their crimes. No one was expecting a conviction since the so-called "impartial" jury tipped their hand long before the second "Don and the Giant Impeach #2" took place. It could have happened before Biden was inaugurated, but Moscow Mitch made sure that it didn't go forward by running out the clock. However, the trial in the Senate demonstrated a fissure in the current GOP, and there are some like Nikki Haley who want to the GOP to sever ties with Trump so that they can get back to being a sane alternative to the Democratic party. Perhaps someday, you might actually join them.

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Yes, the few hundred, still not one conservative that can get over 75 million followers, but the establishment can try in vain.

And no Democrat needs to get over 84 million voters. The pubs can whine in vain about being the Losers.

And we'll continue to eat popcorn while watching the republican civil war.

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