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gump 01-12-2021 11:29 AM


Originally Posted by Headache in a Suitcase (Post 8353968)
Good to see an armed insurrection was the line for Bill Belichick.

Four years of lies and racism? We're cool.

Coup attempt? Nah bro.

Don't forget about putting children in cages. That was fine too!

anitram 01-12-2021 11:33 AM

Yes, Trump was TOTALLY normal until last week. Everything was on the up and up. I mean sure, he sometimes went off on Twitter but that's just part of his personality. His behaviour was totally normal when we all voted for him in November. Nobody could have seen this coming. No one!

BEAL 01-12-2021 12:13 PM

And now a 3rd member has tested positive for covid after the coup. Those GOP members who refused to wear a mask during the shelter in place need to take tests and/or release their results too.

BEAL 01-12-2021 12:27 PM


You call for unity but won’t unite behind the next president ?

Moonlit_Angel 01-12-2021 04:36 PM

Seems corporate people aren't the only ones distancing themselves...



HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — Since last week’s deadly insurrection at the U.S. Capitol, about 225 Republicans logged in to the election office in Lancaster County, Pennsylvania, to change their party registration. Ethan Demme was one of them.

“Ever since they started denying the election result, I kind of knew it was heading this way," said Demme, the county's former Republican Party chairman who has opposed President Donald Trump and is now an independent. "If they kept going, I knew there’s no way I can keep going. But if you’ve been a Republican all your life, it’s hard to jump out of a big boat and into a little boat.”

Officials are seeing similar scenes unfold elsewhere.

In Cumberland County, Pennsylvania, 192 people have changed their party registration since the Jan. 6 riot. Only 13 switched to the GOP — the other 179 changed to Democrat, independent or a third party, according to Bethany Salzarulo, the director of the bureau of elections.

In Linn County, Iowa, home to Cedar Rapids, more than four dozen voters dropped their Republican Party affiliations in the 48 hours after the Capitol attack. They mostly switched to no party, elections commissioner Joel Miller said, though a small number took the highly unusual step of cancelling their registrations altogether.

The party switching pales in comparison to the more than 74 million people who voted for Trump in November. And it's unclear whether they're united in their motivations. Some may be rejecting politics altogether while others may be leaving a Republican Party they fear will be less loyal to Trump.

But they offer an early sign of the volatility ahead for the GOP as the party braces for political fallout of the riots that Trump incited.

“I do think there’s a palpable shift, from knee-jerk defense of the president to ‘wow, that was a bridge too far,’” said Kirk Adams, the former Republican speaker of the Arizona House of Representatives.
I agree that it's ridiculous that it had to take something like this to make people finally distance themselves. BUt if this continues to hurt the GOP and their election chances going forward, then good. Just one more way in which they can suffer consequences.

Headache in a Suitcase 01-12-2021 04:42 PM


MrsSpringsteen 01-12-2021 05:45 PM

Liz Cheney says she will vote to impeach

Headache in a Suitcase 01-12-2021 05:47 PM


We need a flood of Republicans to come out. Enough to put actual conviction as a real possibility. Maybe it'll force him to resign (which I still think he will in exchange for a pardon).

gump 01-12-2021 05:54 PM

I think it will happen. These things tend to move quickly after a tipping point is reached, and McConnell and Cheney should be enough to open the floodgates.

Republicans did get their Supreme Court and tax cuts, so they can let him go now.

But I'm curious about the electoral implications for the party going forward. They seem unable to be able to win a national election without the Trump base.

LuckyNumber7 01-12-2021 05:56 PM

We haven’t heard enough from McConnell yet.

gump 01-12-2021 06:00 PM

Sure. But given how guarded McConnell usually is, these things don't reach the NYT accidentally. It might be that they are trying to force Trump to resign, but I think his brain is incapable of admitting wrongdoing.

BEAL 01-12-2021 06:01 PM

Let’s not give these GOP too much credit. Great some are finding their spine at this moment but it probably has more to do with shah news and info is to come out over the next few weeks or even months of investigations.

I think we’ll find out they members of the GOP party and White House, potentially Defense/FBI worked together to allow this insurrection to get as far and deadly as it did. Pure luck is why it didn’t turn out worse.

Mitch will try to use any angle of impeachment to say they care about the rule of law!! As time passes it’ll be back to Biden is trashing the constitution and any law passed is tyranny!!!

gump 01-12-2021 06:04 PM

Oh, McConnell would be acting completely out of self-interest. Imagine having a Trump primary challenge hanging over their heads for the next 3 years. By impeaching him, they end all of it.

Irvine511 01-12-2021 06:37 PM


Originally Posted by BEAL (Post 8353981)

You call for unity but won’t unite behind the next president ?

Jim Jordan won’t unite behind college wrestlers alleging sexual abuse

anitram 01-12-2021 07:22 PM

They have hated Trump all along but he was a useful idiot.

BEAL 01-12-2021 08:33 PM


Now we know where the rioters learned to storm the capital. Or maybe the other way around

gump 01-12-2021 09:08 PM

Dianne Feinstein, 91, filed the paperwork to run for re-election. A 6-year term.

Hewson 01-12-2021 09:19 PM


Originally Posted by gump (Post 8354015)
Dianne Feinstein, 91, filed the paperwork to run for re-election. A 6-year term.

Maximum ages need to become a thing, either that or eliminate minimum ages so we can elect North West and Blue Ivy Carter to the Senate.

phanan 01-12-2021 09:38 PM

She’s actually 87, but point taken.

Headache in a Suitcase 01-12-2021 09:53 PM

Term limits seem more important than age limits, and will accomplish the same thing by default.

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