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Wednesday, October 16, 2019

In a recording clandestinely made by a rightwing activist of Texas House Speaker Dennis Bonnen (R), the speaker laments that while he "loves" President Donald Trump, the President is "killing" his party in suburban districts.

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"Texas House Speaker Dennis Bonnen (R), the speaker laments that while he "loves" President Donald Trump"

No one loves Trump. Being a Flying Monkey doesn't imply love.

#1 | Posted by Zed at 2019-10-16 08:41 AM | Reply

Texas suburbs, by and large, are Republican suburbs. Not many liberals in them. If the GOP is being killed there then I'd say Texas is in play.

#2 | Posted by Zed at 2019-10-16 08:49 AM | Reply

What I've figured out about hard core Trumpites is that they have no fixed principles. They are for whatever The Leader is for, regardless of what it is or how often and rapidly he changes it.

Many millions of conservatives, however, haven't steam-washed their values simply because Donald Trump got elected. They take their values, and themselves, seriously. Like any people who do so, Trump is likely pissing them the hell off.

#3 | Posted by Zed at 2019-10-16 08:53 AM | Reply

"They take their values, and themselves, seriously. Like any people who do so, Trump is likely pissing them the hell off."

But they will still vote for him because, in truth, they have to real values. they haven't had any values since 1980. Probably before that.

#4 | Posted by danni at 2019-10-16 09:37 AM | Reply

But they will still vote for him because, in truth, they have to real values. they haven't had any values since 1980. Probably before that.

#4 | Posted by danni at

In the privacy of the voting booth some Republicans, maybe a lot, will repudiate Trump. This, at least, is what polling suggests.

Eventually, if Trump maintains power, there'll be an attack on the secret ballot.

#5 | Posted by Zed at 2019-10-16 10:43 AM | Reply

College graduates were somehow 29% of El Trompo Loco voters in 2016, but that number will be much smaller next time. I don't believe many will maintain the koolaid self-brainwash.

#6 | Posted by grumpy_too at 2019-10-16 11:24 AM | Reply | Newsworthy 2

Man I miss Strauss.

#7 | Posted by SunTzuMeow at 2019-10-16 11:36 AM | Reply

"Man I miss Strauss.

#7 | POSTED BY SUNTZUMEOW "

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#8 | Posted by goatman at 2019-10-16 11:40 AM | Reply

In the privacy of the voting booth some Republicans, maybe a lot, will repudiate Trump.

2016 tells a different story. He consistently underpolled because people were embarrassed to admit they liked him. And i think everyone knew who he was, even then.

#9 | Posted by JOE at 2019-10-16 11:47 AM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

So they're going to vote Bernie? Ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha

#10 | Posted by BruceBanner at 2019-10-16 12:53 PM | Reply

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So they're going to vote Bernie? Ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha

#10 | Posted by BruceBanner at 2019

Some will stay home and say they voted Trump, and also say isn't it a shame he lost despite the efforts of we, his admiring fans.

#11 | Posted by Zed at 2019-10-16 12:54 PM | Reply

He consistently underpolled because people were embarrassed to admit they liked him.

#9 | Posted by JOE at 2019-10-16

Trump has this hard core substrate of persons who seem genuinely fascist in general outlook.

My idea is now many people are embarrassed to admit they no longer like him.

#12 | Posted by Zed at 2019-10-16 12:56 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

And i think everyone knew who (Trump) he was, even then.

#9 | Posted by JOE at 2019-10-16 11:47 AMFlag: (Choose)FunnyNewsworthyOffensiveAbusive | Newsworthy 1

Even I didn't know Trump would turn out to be as achingly bad as he is.

#13 | Posted by Zed at 2019-10-16 01:01 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

"Some will stay home and say they voted Trump, and also say isn't it a shame he lost despite the efforts of we, his admiring fans.

POSTED BY ZED "

Historically, it is the dems who apathetically stay at home on election day, even if they tell pollsters differently. Republicans are more likely to rally and get out and vote for their guy than Democrats are.

So if history is any indicator, your statement is false, zed.

#14 | Posted by goatman at 2019-10-16 01:10 PM | Reply

2016 tells a different story. He consistently underpolled because people were embarrassed to admit they liked him. And i think everyone knew who he was, even then.

#9 | Posted by JOE

That the "c-c-conservatives" and "evangelical Chreestians" support the GOP in all it's horrid, disgusting sliminess in the age of Trump has proven that they've only ever had just enough shame to avoid the public appearance, ie facade, of decency. Once they can safely discard that worry they do so in a heartbeat.

#15 | Posted by jpw at 2019-10-16 01:11 PM | Reply

Texas suburbs, by and large, are Republican suburbs. Not many liberals in them. If the GOP is being killed there then I'd say Texas is in play.

#2 | Posted by Zed

Longtime friends of mine live in a suburb of Dallas. He's and airline pilot, she's an attorney, both of them reliably Republican in the past.

When O'Rourke was running for the Senate last year, she sent a picture of their once reliably Republican neighborhood with a sea of "Beto" signs, including on their own front lawn, and told me the whole area was like that.

They're over Republicans, and definitely over Trump. And they aren't alone by a long shot.

#16 | Posted by AMERICANUNITY at 2019-10-16 01:34 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 2

I live in Kentucky, and a couple of days ago I was driving through the posh burg outside of Louisville where Trump clone and rabid supporter Governor Matt Bevin lives.

Bevin is up for reelection this November and is in the race of his life. Recent polling showed him least popular governor in America. And for good reason: he's a hyper-partisan, petty, hateful little man who burns bridges on a regular basis.

Bevin's neighborhood is a mix of old money and new, populated by a large number of titans of industry, CEOs, entrepreneurs and such. Papa John Schnatter, for example, lives there. It has been staunchly Republican for decades. On my drive I counted three Bevin yard signs. All of them were on Bevin's property. At least a dozen properties nearby had signs touting his Democratic opponent, Andy Beshear. Even his own neighbors know what a putz Bevin is!

It's probably a stretch to read too much into this observation, but I do believe it shows a sizable, passionate rejection of the kind of politics being played by Bevin and, by extension, by Trump.

#17 | Posted by cbob at 2019-10-16 02:16 PM | Reply

Historically, it is the dems who apathetically stay at home on election day, even if they tell pollsters differently. Republicans are more likely to rally and get out and vote for their guy than Democrats are.

So if history is any indicator, your statement is false, zed.

#14 | Posted by goatman

Yup it's that whole authoritarian "do what you're told. conform to the group" mentality. Vs a "think for yourself" mentality.

#18 | Posted by SpeakSoftly at 2019-10-16 03:02 PM | Reply

"Yup it's that whole authoritarian "do what you're told. conform to the group" mentality. Vs a "think for yourself" mentality.

POSTED BY SPEAKSOFTLY "

LOL (at considering the source)

#19 | Posted by goatman at 2019-10-16 03:03 PM | Reply

Watch Dallas and Houston suburbs. They went Blue in 2018. If they go blue again, Melania will start proceedings.

#20 | Posted by lee_the_agent at 2019-10-16 04:00 PM | Reply | Funny: 1

You made your bed.

#21 | Posted by fresno500 at 2019-10-16 05:55 PM | Reply

Many people who were unfamiliar with Trump from ten or twenty or thirty years ago, seemed surprised that those of us who did know who and what Trump was/is were so freaked out after he got elected in 2016. Safe to say most of them get it by now.

#22 | Posted by moder8 at 2019-10-16 06:11 PM | Reply

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