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 Post subject: Re: Trump.
 Post Posted: Thu Jul 30, 2020 12:17 am 
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I think there you are assuming that the MAGAs would draw the same conclusions about why Trump lost as you would. They may not.

Remember when McCain lost to Obama and the Republicans went through a moment of self-reflection, saying that maybe they should focus on becoming a more diverse, moderate, Hispanic-friendly party of family values and hard work? That lasted for about 5 minutes, until the Tea Party showed up and convinced the Republicans that McCain lost because he was too honourable and not conservative enough. Then they doubled down on plutocracy and racism.

Trump himself might be dropped as a washed-out has-been, but I don't think the far right is going to be shamed out of existence for long. People like Mitch McConnell find them too useful.

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 Post subject: Re: Trump.
 Post Posted: Wed Aug 05, 2020 12:58 pm 
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Without those clowns there's nobody to betray for the billionaires who pay the salaries of the professional Republicans, and all of said professionals would have to go get real jobs. So no, there will be no breaking with the reactionaries.

That said, it's amusing to watch Trump try to say it's ok to vote by mail in Florida now; though voting by mail is evil and he's sabotaging the USPS to make sure those votes can't be counted anyway. Ah, well; maybe someone explained that the only ex-felons who will be unable to vote come November will be white ones living in the northern end of the state, almost all of whom are Republicans. So he really, really needs the seniors he's actively trying to kill to vote for him; but they will only do so by mail.

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 Post subject: Re: Trump.
 Post Posted: Wed Aug 05, 2020 9:08 pm 
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I wonder at what point the corporate donor class will conclude that the Republicans' gross incompetence is worse for business than the Democrats' supposed socialism, and switch to buying off the Democratic Party?

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