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    Quote Originally Posted by Chief View Post
    Republicans jumping ship amid dissatisfaction in Trump era





    So righties, once the swamp is drained, how many republicans do you think will be left?
    Who even knows what the even means anymore...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Chief View Post
    A rare Republican moderate decides to walk away from Congress



    I think this is the biggest challenge the GOP has ever gone through.
    I think this is the biggest challenge the US is going through in decades. You have to wonder what is going on with your country when you keep voting in the more and more radical GOP candidates. This GOP has the majority in both houses of Congress and the presidency. It's indicative of the general state of affairs in the country which from outside looks like decay of decline.

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    Quote Originally Posted by labrea View Post
    How will that work with our electoral college system?
    Runoffs, if a single candidate can not get a majority of the Electoral votes.

    Good question, though.

    (I was actually thinking of this more as a way to get our Federal Legislature to, you know...Legislate....as it is, I don't know that it wouldn't be better to simply dismantle Congress. As it is, they are a VERY expensive debate society, who do little more than rubber stamp--or not--whatever the executive wants......)

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    Quote Originally Posted by Madeline View Post
    In the Trump administration, it's rather hard to identify who is a "moderate" Republican. They ALL are, as best I can tell, compared to trump.

    I suspect there will be a mass exodus by GOP Congresspeople, "retiring" rather than be humiliated at the polls next fall.

    Whatever your political affiliations, it is not good that we are thinning the herd in Congress by eliminating some of the more experienced, grown up, moderate people there today. That serves no one interests.
    Compared to Trump? Look at that deal he made with Schumer. Trump has no convictions.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Macduff View Post
    Compared to Trump? Look at that deal he made with Schumer. Trump has no convictions.
    Since when does "moderate" mean "has no convictions?"

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    Quote Originally Posted by Rasselas View Post
    Since when does "moderate" mean "has no convictions?"
    Circa 1980.

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    Quote Originally Posted by NightSwimmer View Post
    Circa 1980.
    Half a loaf, half a loaf, half a loaf onward....!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Rasselas View Post
    Since when does "moderate" mean "has no convictions?"
    It doesn't. But using Trump as a frame of reference isn't an accurate gauge.

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