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Republican Party faces rage from both pro- and anti-Trump voters

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By Peter Eisler, Chris Kahn, Tim Reid, Simon Lewis and Jarrett Renshaw

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My prediction is the Trump supporters will join the Tea Party officially and it will effectively become the Trump Party. Even if he is barred from seeking public office again, he will most likely push one of his kids or loyalists to run as Trump 2.0. That's just my prediction

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Once New York state and the Manhattan prosecutor file charges and the evidence starts to emerge, including his tax returns and real estate fraud, I think Mr. Trump will lose a lot of his luster and cease to be a major influence in the Republican Party. Tied up with multiple prosecutions and out of office he won't have the leverage he has now either. We may also see a few Republican members of Congress in the dock for conspiracy wrt to the Capital riots, further diluting the influence of the pro-Trump caucus.

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Amazing how people like Young only realize Trump is a complete tool AFTER the election. What is it about his loyal drones that they can’t see who he really is? And now they want conciliation, unity, togetherness – all the things Trump was against.

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It looks like a split in the GOP is occuring. Trump is not a true Republican in the irst place, he's a fascist. If the GOP is going to survive it must rid itself of the TreasonTrump/Rubbish Limbaugh influences.

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The death cult that the Republican Party has become will and is forcing its own demise. If the Republicans do indeed vote for impeachment in the Senate Trump will go third party and split the vote. If not Trump will run and lose again in 2024 by driving the admittedly low numbers of sane Republicans out of the party to Ind or Democratic alliance. Eventually the Republican Party will die which is what it deserves for electing Trump and enabling him for four years. We liberals predicted this in 2016, that Trump would destroy the Republican Party. It was so obvious for those that can see reality for what it is and are not deluded by the Fox News/Trump bubble of lies and propaganda. Reality has a liberal bias as is well understood, especially now.

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The Republican party will revitalize and rally around its woman. Woman are the future of the party. Love or hate Kamala. But she the first to crash the glass ceiling. First with Obama being voted in and now Kamala. Politics in America are finally growing up and its been painful growth. Woman are the future of our GOP. No need for Trump Supporters. I would rather have a GOP candidate never elected again POTUS if so be it. As long as this divide ends. We do not need Trump supporters. The experiment failed utterly, Its a mess and the GOP has to clean it up. (The Party) We need less divide with Democrats. Its a time of healing. Its a time to put differences aside and hidden agendas. Its time the GOP modernize, revitalize, and return to its core values. Let the Trump supporters go. What they did on the Capital is unforgivable and expulsion from the party I would solely stand behind and welcome. What do think Regan would have said looking at all this.

“I have to admit, I did cry that day because of what is happened.

That was an attack on our democracy,” Period.

This is time for healing. Enough. Normalcy must return.

Please no more embarrassment America.

Never again elect a non professional politician office. Your Trumps, Your Bloomberg's, Your Bill Gates, No thanks. Public servants only for this GOP voter.

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What was explicitly obvious to everyone in 2016 is now occurring - the self-implosion of the Republican Party.

Lindsey Graham, in one of his more saner pre-Trump toady periods, said; "if we elect Donald Trump to be our nominee he will destroy the Republican Party...

You won the cigar Lindsey - enjoy smoking it while you're playing golf with the Destroyer...

I have no idea where the party goes from here - trying to keep its white supremacist, QAnon, and Trump cultists or a swerve back to the more traditionally conservative party it once was...

I think the party leaders have had enough Trump "winning" - losing the House in 2018, and the Senate and White House in 2020. Now the stain of supporting an armed insurrection against our own government...

Unless the Trump cultists can be de-programmed, its going to be tough times for the GOP...

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Once T**** is in jail, and bankrupt, his days of leading anything will be over.

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You know it never ceased to amaze me when I call for or suggest Democrats and Republican's actually working together again for the better of the Nation and the world how this draws -'s and negative comments.

Past future or present haven't you all had enough tearing each other to bits?

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I really don't understand America. It just seems to me the country that fought to be a republic yearns for a king, at least that's the reason I think there are so many Americans who latch on to these cult figures.

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The once proud boys republican party has been destroyed by Trumpism dividing and splitting them. Will they even survive?

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Being There. Peter Sellers' last movie.

A must watch in these strange times.

I think we have just been there.

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Being Thee was a great novel, and movie.

News reports are that since Trump's failed coup, people are leaving the GOP in droves.

I do not wish for the end of the GOP, (I have voted for many Republicans over the years, although not recently), but I do wish for an end to Trump's version of the GOP.

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Eh, I wouldn't get ahead of yourself predicting the end of the Republican Party. They control the majority of the state legislatures and Governor's mansions. These Republican state legislatures are often even more strident and unyielding than Republicans at a national level, an honest reflection of the anger and hatreds present among their constituents. I will say that a couple of states that used to snicker about luring Californians away with lower housing costs and the perception of lower taxes (never mind their property tax rates as a percent of assessed value are double to triple those of California) are maybe now regretting it as these Californians tend to vote Democratic, threatening their legislative majorities and Republicans elected to Congress, and they often want liberal policies that are anathema to the Republicans.

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lincolnman Unless the Trump cultists can be de-programmed, its going to be tough times for the GOP...

The unrest actions in the US has proven that our education and social institutions are a failure. The recent statue removals clearly show that the history books need a serious rewriting, that our children keep getting told lies, fairy tales, racist nationalist BS. And where were the church leaders during it all? Why did SO many people kiss Trump's fascist fanny all this time? They don't teach the Constitution unless you're in college, if you're lucky to get into it. Everything is 'OBEY', be a good dog and maybe the Dictator will GIVE you a bone.

When the Cold War ended in 1989, I had hope that America had learned its lesson from other governments, learned what not to allow in the USA., learned not to allow some evil loudmouth demagogue rise to 'the top'. Not to allow what happened in Germany, Spain, Japan, Greece, Portugal, Argentina, Thailand, etc. during the 1920s, 30s up to WW2. Not to allow a personality cult dictatorship to occur in the USA like what's happened in so many other lands like Iraq, Iran, Libya, North and South Korea, China, Singapore, Indonesia, etc. Oh no, not my country the USA. Not here.

I was discharged from the US military by over a year that time. I was 23 years old. And I was so dead wrong.

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When the Cold War ended in 1989, I had hope that America had learned its lesson from other governments, learned what not to allow in the USA., learned not to allow some evil loudmouth demagogue rise to 'the top'. Not to allow what happened in Germany, Spain, Japan, Greece, Portugal, Argentina, Thailand, etc. during the 1920s, 30s up to WW2. Not to allow a personality cult dictatorship to occur in the USA like what's happened in so many other lands like Iraq, Iran, Libya, North and South Korea, China, Singapore, Indonesia, etc. Oh no, not my country the USA. Not here.

Funny but I too was just leaving the military as the Berlin Wall came down. The Navy was already decommissioning squadrons and releasing personnel in a RIF (Reduction in Force). My thought was the opposite of yours, that without the big communist bloc enemy to keep everyone honest and without the ideological competition for hearts and minds bred by the Cold War, the worst abuses of capitalism and conservative politics would be given free reign as there would no longer be a reason for some to be reasonable for the sake of looking better than the communists. Unfortunately my fears have become manifest.

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The really sad aspect of this violence is that it could be prevented by one man being decent and conceding he lost the election. Donald Trump admitting he lost the election would defuse all of this. That kind of humility is apparently asking too much of him.

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I recall a bumper sticker - "Tyrants prefer un-armed peasants" - I think more instructional would have been: "Tyrants prefer un-educated peasants" - (unfortunately - it seems uneducated armed peasants are useful to a tyrant) - I think the major failing here - was education - critical thinking - analytical thinking - in a world with where Walter Cronkite isn't telling you the truth every night - and you have endless barrages of rubbish from which to derive your perceptions - critical thinking is required - "does this make sense?" - cause and effect - analytical skills are not only important for a society - they're important for prosperity of that society - the failure - in my view - has been education - people (in the US) are simply not properly educated...I don't recall - when I was young - people being as irrational - just plain stupid - as too many people seem to be being today...

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.I don't recall - when I was young - people being as irrational - just plain stupid - as too many people seem to be being today...

Sure they were. It was more accepted. A lot of irrational "old wives tales" were accepted as the gospel truth back then before there was enough scientific knowledge to refute them. I still struggle with my wife on this. She assumes that if you go someplace cold you will catch a cold. I tell her that to catch a cold you have to be exposed to the virus and she dismisses this with a wave of the hand. Of course I don't know what i'm talking about. She goes outside in the cold and comes back with a runny nose saying she now has a cold, never mind that a natural body response to cold air is to pump mucus into the nose to keep it warm. Sigh. Same thing with her thing that cold water is bad for you, it upsets your stomach, and you never drink anything cold when on your period. We now have scientific knowledge that says otherwise but those old fables die hard, and when they involve things of greater consequence than catching a cold or upsetting your stomach people push back hard. Try to tell people sexual orientation is genetic, not a choice or that one's sexuality isn't necessarily binary as there are many intersex genetic conditions that lead to ambiguous sexuality (mixtures of male and female gonads that often were surgically "corrected" right after birth with no thought to the person's eventually sexual identity) and often those with traditional ways of thinking and little counter education can't handle the truth and their heads explode.

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The president of the USA is supposed to be the representative of ALL the people, not the sworn enemy of “the other side.” Trump and Republicans of like mind would be happier some place that really appreciates dictators and thug rule. I don’t know if anyone is looking for a dictator right now, but I guess there are openings here and there from time to time.... hopefully not in the USA ever again.

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