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Sunday, April 11, 2021

Former President Donald Trump is taking swipes at former ally, Senate Minority Leader Mitchell McConnell -- for what Trump says was a failure to fight harder to help overturn the results of the 2020 Presidential Election.



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... what Trump says was a failure to fight harder to help overturn the results of the 2020 Presidential Election. ... ,/i>

a.k.a., fealty to fmr Pres Trump, the man, and not to the Constitution.

#1 | Posted by LampLighter at 2021-04-11 04:22 PM | Reply

Lewzer must be a joy to be around these days.

#2 | Posted by REDIAL at 2021-04-11 04:24 PM | Reply

Another view...

Trump's irate, lie-filled RNC speech shows tensions in GOP

...The Republican Party knows Trump is risky, but they need him for now

Trump's speech probably did not surprise anyone in the room, but it drove home the predicament that the GOP finds itself in. On one hand, Republican Party elites know that his fondness for picking fights -- with the media, with GOP politicians who don't submit to him, with anyone who criticizes him -- can act as a liability for the party by creating division and alienating moderates. On the other hand, Trump still has a great deal of popularity with the base, and the party doesn't think it can afford to turn its back on him.

Trump's fixation on McConnell, the most influential Republican lawmaker in Congress, is a reminder of how Trump can cause chaos in the midterms. He's already vowed to do so -- during the Conservative Political Action Conference in February, he said that the party should "get rid of" every Republican in Congress who voted to impeach or convict him in his second impeachment trial, shortly before he left office. He's already endorsed Republican primary challengers to incumbent Republicans in the House, such as Rep. Anthony Gonzalez of Ohio, who joined the impeachment vote against him.

Trump's behavior suggests that the Republican Party could be fighting on two fronts as the midterms approach -- against both Democrats, and Trump-endorsed candidates meant to take out sitting Republican incumbents.

But Trump is still very popular with much of the party's base

A Reuters/Ipsos poll taken at the end of March shows 60 percent of Republicans believe Trump's false claims that the election was stolen from him -- and similarly, about 65 percent say he should run for president again in 2024.

That level of popularity and trust is why the RNC situated its retreat near Mar-a-Lago and had him as a headliner. It's also why the organization uses Trump's image to raise funds " something which has prompted Trump to issue a cease-and-desist letter....

Will the GOP leadership yield to the popularity of fmr Pres Trump within the Republican base, or will they cut bait?

#3 | Posted by LampLighter at 2021-04-11 04:34 PM | Reply

Can you imagine how miserable we would all be as a nation if Trump were still President. *shudder*. Just a completely classless, hateful piece of ----. Stunning that many Republicans would look to him for leadership. How stupid and pathetic are they?

#4 | Posted by moder8 at 2021-04-11 04:41 PM | Reply

Yet another view...

GOP Gov. Asa Hutchinson Deplores Trump Attacks on McConnell: 'Let's Get Back to Our Principles'

...Arkansas Republican Governor Asa Hutchinson hit back at former President Donald Trump on Sunday for his attack on Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell, urging the Republican Party to get back to their "principles."...

...Hutchinson said: "Well anything that's divisive is a concern and it is not helpful for us fighting the battles in Washington and at the state level. In some ways it's not a big deal what [Trump] said but at the same time whenever it draws attention, we don't need that."

"We need unity. We need to be focused together. We have slim majorities or slim numbers in Washington and we got battles to fight, so we need to get beyond that," Hutchinson said.

Hutchinson was also asked about former House Speaker John Boehner's comments suggesting that the Republican Party is not what it used to be.

"You think about the Republican Party today," said the governor. "We do need to remind ourselves: let's get back to our principles. Let's stop the personality divisions that we have and focus on, really, the historic role that we've played, which is a voice for smaller government."...

#5 | Posted by LampLighter at 2021-04-11 04:45 PM | Reply

Petty, petty, big fat orange loser.

#6 | Posted by _Gunslinger_ at 2021-04-11 04:48 PM | Reply | Funny: 1

Mitch got reelected....

#7 | Posted by Tor at 2021-04-11 04:49 PM | Reply

Mitch got reelected....

Lewzer is taking credit for that too.

#8 | Posted by REDIAL at 2021-04-11 05:00 PM | Reply

The fat orange man child can take credit all he wants Mitch McConnell was repeatedly elected before Trump was even a Republican.

#9 | Posted by Tor at 2021-04-11 05:38 PM | Reply

Mitch still controls a great amount of money, which he has shared with senatorial candidates in the past, as a way of retaining his leadership job. I don't know how many candidates for 2022 were in the Palm Beach Trump onanistic derby, other than the Ohio contingent, but Mitch knows and those who serviced Trump will not get much cash from Sen. McConnell, and that could cost them seats...

#10 | Posted by catdog at 2021-04-11 05:39 PM | Reply

"the Palm Beach Trump onanistic derby"

You win the internet.

#11 | Posted by Danforth at 2021-04-11 05:47 PM | Reply

The fat orange man child can take credit all he wants...

He was also whining that no one thanked him. The man is pathetic.

#12 | Posted by REDIAL at 2021-04-11 05:51 PM | Reply

Orange punk --- ------.

#13 | Posted by bored at 2021-04-11 06:28 PM | Reply

#3 | Posted by LampLighter

Did you read the article on here about a week ago? About how the GQP local leadership votes in SC - something that amounted to routine for probably decades - were hijacked by the Trump base?

#14 | Posted by GalaxiePete at 2021-04-11 07:40 PM | Reply

In other news, people are saying the Secret Service has changed Flight Risk's codename to "Gone Girl".

I don't know if it's true, but people are saying it.

#15 | Posted by REDIAL at 2021-04-11 07:56 PM | Reply | Funny: 1

His argument doesn't hold water...

McConnell won re-election. Trump did not.

If Mitch is a loser then trump must be some kind of super-loser

Bigly. If not the bigliest.

#16 | Posted by LostAngeles at 2021-04-11 08:54 PM | Reply

Another day, another whiny ass speech by lewzer crying over his loss.

It's old.

#17 | Posted by Nixon at 2021-04-12 10:12 AM | Reply

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