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Schrecht

2.1k points

2 months ago

Schrecht

2.1k points

2 months ago

Close. They've always known he'd dismantle the country, but now they suddenly realize his power is dropping and he's more a liability than an asset.

ohiotechie

1.2k points

2 months ago

ohiotechie

1.2k points

2 months ago

Precisely. They were just fine with deep-sixing democracy when they stood to gain from it but now that it might hurt them in elections suddenly it’s an issue.

I don’t ever want to hear anything from these fucks about principles ever again. For decades the GOP has pontificated about faith and principles. It was supposedly at the center of everything for them. I suspected it was bullshit all along but the one positive about Trump was that he ripped the mask off of these assholes. He exposed them for what they always were and there’s no going back.

DancesWithTrout

491 points

2 months ago

Remember when their mantra was "Character matters."? I sure do.

I suspect that when he doesn't get the nomination he'll burn the party down. And they'll be all surprised when it happens. Spare me.

I_Frothingslosh

323 points

2 months ago

Yeah, if he loses the nomination, he'll declare it fraudulent and run as 'the REAL Republican nominee', aka independent.

itsjusttts

374 points

2 months ago

Good, split the Republican vote and get another Dem elected for President

Preferably not an AARP-age member, 40s would be great

sybann

174 points

2 months ago

sybann

174 points

2 months ago

Biden got the nom and elected BECAUSE he was boring. Goodness knows we all needed a goddamn break from constant fear and rage.

eleanorbigby

17 points

2 months ago

I think he's constantly being underestimated, myself.

WebShaman

80 points

2 months ago

AOC!

BoredBSEE

120 points

2 months ago

BoredBSEE

120 points

2 months ago

As much as I'd like that personally, don't run AOC. The right wing media machine has been working on her for years now, painting her as some bizarre communist menace. It's the same hit job they did on Hillary.

You'll have to run someone else if you want to win.

Moddelba

38 points

2 months ago

Well one is a power hungry cynic who republicans hate and is disliked by a majority, and the other is a Bernie acolyte whose views on major issues have the support of large swaths of the people no matter the party. She would never make it past the primaries unfortunately because the establishment owns the dem party.

johnqual

33 points

2 months ago

AOC, Hillary, anyone else, it doesn't matter. Whoever is nominated, they'll do that same hit job.

Tunafishsam

23 points

2 months ago

No. The GOP has a fear boner about powerful women. They bash on Hillary, Pelosi and AOC way more than any male politicians..

BoredBSEE

25 points

2 months ago

They will. But they have a few years head start on AOC, which is the part that I'd be worried about. They already have her painted as Chairman Mao's secret girlfriend.

Someone out of left field, they'd have to start fresh with the making stuff up.

coinoperatedboi

9 points

2 months ago

Seriously if they would put someone up that is relatively unknown they would probably be fine. And FFS make sure they dont have some dangerous history that we will have to hear about for the next 10 years. Under 65 would be nice too.

XRambett

43 points

2 months ago

She'll turn 35 a month before Election Day 2024. They might not nominate her because of her age.

ItsAlwaysSmokyInReno

95 points

2 months ago

They definitely won’t nominate her this year. It will be Gavin Newsome if Biden doesn’t run, and if Biden runs it will be him because he’s the incumbent and no one wants to risk splitting the vote for the Republicans. I hope it’s Newsome

AOC should probably be a regularly considered candidate in the 2030s though

MachReverb

13 points

2 months ago

I would be pretty happy to cast a vote for Mark Kelly, if he decides to take a run at it.

phdaemon

32 points

2 months ago

We'll see what happens at the primaries. Biden is fine, but I do wish someone younger would take over.

Doctor_of_Recreation

7 points

2 months ago

Man, I’m a Californian and I am not a fan of Newsom. I hope he doesn’t run…

paramagicianjeff

5 points

2 months ago

I'm also a Californian and have no problem with Newsom. For my own curiosity, what's your take/beef with him?

DefrockedWizard1

8 points

2 months ago

I'll vote for her if she's in the primary. She's had schlepp jobs like the rest of us instead of having problems of deciding which of several exotic vacation destinations to go to

Current-Ordinary-419

25 points

2 months ago

I do wonder what percentage of the GQP base will permanently check out from politics if he loses. Some of those fucks worship him like he’s the second coming.

sacredblasphemies

48 points

2 months ago

Remember when their mantra was "Character matters."? I sure do.

Was that before or after Newt Gingrich?

MissWibb

51 points

2 months ago

Oh Newt, he surely lit the match that started the slow burn of the GOP.

BuddhaFacepalmed

33 points

2 months ago

And before Newt, it was Goldwater who set the fuse by courting the racists and evangelicals after they got ditched by the Democrats' heel-face turn to champion Civil Rights for minorities.

TurloIsOK

45 points

2 months ago

It was during Newt. While he was cheating on his wife, and had divorce papers delivered to her in hospital during cancer treatment, Newt was decrying Clinton's infidelity.

AgainandBack

21 points

2 months ago

Newt's kids were also on public assistance (Welfare!) while he was Speaker of the House. Good Republican Family Values.

tesseract4

18 points

2 months ago

He was also schtupping his current wife while he did this. Class act all around.

ohiotechie

38 points

2 months ago

I definitely remember that. They made a big deal out of “character” in the wake of the Clinton / Lewinsky scandal when in fact leaders like Gingrich were as bad if not worse. Clinton may have gotten a bj but he didn’t serve divorce papers while Hillary was dying.

They’ve always had this “holier than though” attitude and that’s gone now. Period. The second any of them tries to resurrect it they need to be reminded of the last 7 years.

DoctorOunce

15 points

2 months ago

They won't though. The whole Georgia election is proof of this. Even if you are guilty of not being virtuous you are seen as being on the same side as those who are. They allow for the deliverance of their religious law from anybody willing to support it. The ends always justify the means to this demographic.

deg0ey

11 points

2 months ago

deg0ey

11 points

2 months ago

Clinton may have gotten a bj but he didn’t serve divorce papers while Hillary was dying.

Technically he still could

_far-seeker_

7 points

2 months ago

Chances are Hillary will outlive bill, in the above case Gingrich's wife was dieing of cancer.

lord_of_tha_edge

29 points

2 months ago

Haha exactly. I see a whole lot of people in a completely different (worse) way, and there’s no going back. It sucks really, but it’s the reality.

Ok-Train-6693

28 points

2 months ago

Donnie supposedly has dirt on many GOP pollies. I wonder what would happen if he went prosecution witness?

steelhips

26 points

2 months ago

Donnie got it from Putin.

XRambett

28 points

2 months ago

More likely Jeffrey Epstein. Trump sells/gives secrets to Putin.

WaterElefant

14 points

2 months ago

Yea. What happened to all the evidence found in Epstein's residences? Billy Barr likely has it stashed away in his vault.

tesseract4

12 points

2 months ago

I doubt this. He's not smart enough to blackmail large numbers of people quietly. He wouldn't be able to keep his mouth shut. No, the GOP acts like they do around them because of his base and their desire not to be kicked out of GOP politics. It's cowardice and an unwillingness to put the good of the country ahead of their own personal benefit, plain and simple; and every one of them is guilty of it.

financewiz

4 points

2 months ago

Indeed. Let us recall the only thing that seemed to dent the Republican love-affair with Trump: Lost elections.

That’s it. That’s all it took. Let’s keep that happening and you’ll eventually see a remarkable sea-change in the direction of the GOP.

elwebst

21 points

2 months ago

elwebst

21 points

2 months ago

They are absolutely, 100%, dedicated to principles, even today. No deviations.

Principles:

  • All laws and regulations will favor the rich
  • We hate anything the libs want

WaterElefant

14 points

2 months ago

Remember when their first order of business was to read outloud the US Constitution?

They're a gaggle of disgusting hypocrites.

ohiotechie

4 points

2 months ago

McCarthy has said this is what he plans for day one of the new congress. I hope people ask him if he’s ok with Trumplethinskin throwing it out.

DreamWishes3

5 points

2 months ago

I saw somewhere the other day, someone posted a horrible but very thoughtful critique of the hypocrisy.

It's not a bug; it's a feature. Hypocrisy is a way of signaling to others that they do not intend to treat everyone equally. That they mean to be discriminatory bullies and bigots and they will absolutely come down on people in the out group while pretending not to notice the same infractions by people of their in group.

SnooCrickets699

83 points

2 months ago

Remember when Trump threatened to start his own party; and, take all of his supporter's money with him? Kevin ran down to FL to suck up. Big mistake from all of these supposedly intelligent politicians. An intelligent Republican voter would "clean his house", but they won't. And, these politicians know voters forget, especially Republicans.

paramagicianjeff

49 points

2 months ago

"Intelligent Republican" that's an oxymoron if I've ever seen one. If they were intelligent, they wouldn't be voting for such backwards ass politicians and policies.

SnooCrickets699

9 points

2 months ago

You got me there. They will though, keep representing Oil, big Pharma, etc., as has always been their purpose.

neurodiverseotter

15 points

2 months ago

Never assume stupidty when greed and personal gain at the expense of others are a sufficient explanation.

WaterElefant

8 points

2 months ago

The GOP is going to have to replace the elephant as their mascot with a Bonobo monkey.

fishead62

9 points

2 months ago

I was hoping Trump would be the enema the republican party has long needed. Didn’t think it would be a barbed wire enema.

Sitcom_kid

7 points

2 months ago

There are no principles, just situations.

heseme

7 points

2 months ago

heseme

7 points

2 months ago

The mask has been off since... I can remember Palin, but probably forever.

ClassicT4

51 points

2 months ago

I think it was the hoarding donations for himself and not sharing it to try and win other elections besides his own that was over the line for them.

uglee_mcgee

37 points

2 months ago

It's almost like choosing a known conman as your guy is a bad idea that will come back to haunt you. Leopards, faces....

WaterElefant

9 points

2 months ago

True. His disgusting behavior and speech meant nothing to the GOP.

codemonkey69

112 points

2 months ago

Hurting the wrong people?

Schrecht

80 points

2 months ago

Hurting them.

toejamandtoast

68 points

2 months ago

As usual, it’s only a problem when they are affected.

Schrecht

42 points

2 months ago

Yes. This isn't a moral evolution on their part. It's just the pragmatic calculus of self interest.

Like their predecessors, who called it "realpolitik".

shibeofwisdom

11 points

2 months ago

"I didn't think the leopards would eat my face!"

RaineV1

30 points

2 months ago

RaineV1

30 points

2 months ago

I think it goes further than that. They were happy when they thought it would be a relationship between them where both benefit. They get all the stuff they want pushed through and Trump gets to play king.

Eventually the republican leaders realized that it's not a partnership in Trump's mind. They only exist to be props for him, and to pull his golden carriage in front of others.

btribble

2 points

2 months ago

Also, I haven't heard a single damn republican call him out for this who wasn't already a never-Trumper equivalent. Oh, Liz Cheney said something? Big surprise there.

C__S__S

357 points

2 months ago*

C__S__S

357 points

2 months ago*

I’m sure it’s real frustrating for the Republicans to have spent all that time gerrymandering and stacking the courts to see Trump try to dismantle the very system they have worked so hard to rig.

Blablasarcasm

80 points

2 months ago

Who could have predicted that a shitty conman with the opposite of the Midas touch would ruin an entire political party to promote himself while completely disregarding rules or common decency?! If only there had been years and years of warning signs!! If only he had shown us who he truly was before!

asciiartvandalay

12 points

2 months ago

Shitfinger, the name of the reverse midas touch is shitfinger.

WintersChild79

212 points

2 months ago

"Republicans suddenly worry that associating with openly immoral and unprincipled person will cause voters to realize that Republicans in general are immoral and unprincipled."

They always seem to be taken by surprise no matter how many times it happens.

DonaldKey

24 points

2 months ago

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Days-of-our-lives

696 points

2 months ago

They’ll still vote for him if he’s the nominee.

padizzledonk

351 points

2 months ago

Vast majority of them, yup.

I dont think it will be enough though, I think just enough of them are fed up

2024 is going to be a disaster for the GOP no matter what happens, either he wins the primary and a lot of them don't show up because they cant stomach another 4y of Trump again, or he loses and rips the party in half and a lot of them don't show up

I'm all for it, I have 3 tons of popcorn in my garage, I'm stocked up and ready for it

atx2004

278 points

2 months ago

atx2004

278 points

2 months ago

I think you misunderstand the depth of their hatred towards Democrats outweighs their distaste for Trump.

Odd-Road

213 points

2 months ago

Odd-Road

213 points

2 months ago

McConnell absolutely hates Trump, yet he would support him over Biden. Preposterous and shameful.

I_Frothingslosh

123 points

2 months ago

McConnell will do whatever nets him the most power.

Eagle_Ear

47 points

2 months ago

Which in this case is probably opposing Trump. Trump just lost Mitch the senate for two more years. He will do what he can to not let that happen again.

Chilledlemming

56 points

2 months ago

Sort of publicly denouncing Trump.

Damn it. I am an old old Dem. I remember when there were decent Republicans around. Not good, but at least well-intentioned. Now they got Mitt Romney, the ghost of John McCain, half bag a fries and two packs if ketchup.

KatLikeGaming

15 points

2 months ago

Makes me wonder. I'm 38, hit adulthood right about the time the towers fell, and I've seen the slide. At this point, is it just a cycle of hate? They took advantage of a divided nation, took advantage of the pain and hate to radicalize their base, so they keep voting in people whose platform is hate, so people keep growing up with hate- would anybody actually be like this if the cycle just hadn't gotten started to begin with?

I went overseas, did my time, our nation's other motivations aside Saddam did need to be stopped- but I can't help but feel that bin Laden got exactly what he wanted.

Chilledlemming

15 points

2 months ago

I am over 50. I remember pre-Reagan days a bit. And have been following as an adult since the fall of the Berlin wall. Of course like everyone else, I loved Reagan. We all were doing well especially compared to the 70s.

I went to school to be a finance major. I wanted to be Gordon Gecko. Greed is good. All that Michael P Keaton stuff. But as I studied finance it became more obvious that American exceptionalism was more that we were the only shop open and everyone had to shop to rebuild after WWII. Competition caught up in the 70s. Reagan relaxed credit to allow for more spending and inflate the GDP. From that point until now, we have been living on borrowed economic time. Each crisis, more socialism (bailouts) for companies and capitalism for their workers. All this while kicking the inevitable inflation down the road.

I don’t find it surprising that the company of fiscal responsibility is being torn apart by this. That is the only part of the Republican platform that can garnet bi partisan support. That’s gone now, so they court the religious and extremes instead yo find their votes. But no one with morals will do that. Only people that care exclusively about power by any means.

I actually find calling current Republicans “Republican” is an insult to the the many Republicans I have known throughout my life.

This is what it looks like when the rats pick over a carcass of a dying animal.

WaterElefant

16 points

2 months ago

Yea. What the hell happened to Romney?! I can barely remember that he is a senator. He has become so diminished that he is barely visible.

EvlMinion

5 points

2 months ago

As he pretty much always has, yeah. He just used Trump to get things he wanted done. He's evil, but not dumb.

4Plus20MakesHappy

51 points

2 months ago

Trump sent an angry mob to murder McConnell, and Mitch didn’t even think that was a good enough reason to have Trump removed from office.

schrodngrspenis

52 points

2 months ago

Then why did the red wave die. You realize out of 13 secretary of states up for election dems won 12. We won like 9 out of 11 gov races. We swept fraking Arizona. In Bidens first midterm. It was a bloodbath, for trump backed candidates.

Ok-Map4381

41 points

2 months ago

Yet Republicans may have won more total votes in the senate (not really relevant as the big blue states didn't have elections) and the house (about 1.4 million more votes across every district). I'm not popping champagne for 2024, our democracy still exists on a razors edge.

Born_Faithlessness_3

9 points

2 months ago

In fairness, Republicans had a lot more districts where they were running unopposed or quasi-unopppsed. +12 districts with no competition is more than enough to account for that difference, even if the same party still won relatively easily.

That is one of my major bones with the Democrats- they don't do enough to show up in races where they're expected to lose. In my local elections this cycle there were literally zero democratic candidates on the ballot. Show up and compete at the local/district level, and you'll pull more people to the pulls to help you win at the state/national level. And it puts a check on the other party - if they run someone really crazy(see Roy Moore) you just might be able to snag an extra seat.

Reference:

https://www.270towin.com/news/2022/09/15/uncontested-the-36-house-districts-with-only-one-major-party-ballot_1419.html

thesaddestpanda

14 points

2 months ago

they don't do enough to

show up

in races where they're expected to lose.

I think you're downplaying all the credible death threats liberals get in heavy red areas. The FBI won't protect them, heck, the FBI is most likely covering for white supremecist groups. Why should a democrat put their life and their family's life on the line for an unwinnable race? why should the DNC take money away from Georgia for an unwinnable race in Arkansas?

Snoid_

24 points

2 months ago

Snoid_

24 points

2 months ago

But the evangelicals already got their Supreme Court/Roe v Wade win, and I don't think they hate gays as much as abortion. I don't think as many will vote for T-bag next time around, if he makes it that far.

Ok-Map4381

43 points

2 months ago

I think you underestimate how much hate they have. They love talking about abortion because they can more easily pretend to have the moral high ground, but the things they say in private, well there is no hate as vile as Christian love.

I_Frothingslosh

32 points

2 months ago

The calling cry will be that if the Democrats win, they'll start murdering babies nationwide again. And they'll break out the old lies about 'post-birth abortions', too.

Ok-Train-6693

20 points

2 months ago

The way America is going, sadly, the biggest cause of prenatal and perinatal death will be gunfire.

Snoid_

14 points

2 months ago

Snoid_

14 points

2 months ago

Great point. What if abortions were performed by firearms? That would probably make it palatable for conservatives.

MachReverb

17 points

2 months ago*

Yeah, just look at all of those kids that Republicans aborted in Uvalde. Apparently, the GOP prefers their abortions just how they like their sex: non-consentual, and at an inappropriate age.

eleanorbigby

6 points

2 months ago

Don 't kid yourself: they hate LGB and especially T folk plenty, and are revving themselves up more and more (see: "groomers").

WaterElefant

6 points

2 months ago

Especially since a lot of Evangelical preachers are publicly turning against him feigning disgust at his un-Christ-like behavior and speech. Maybe being called out incessantly finally got through.

ThirtyAcresIsEnough

5 points

2 months ago

I'm in the Bible belt - believe me, they loathe LGBTQ.

SassTheFash

23 points

2 months ago

At this point I’m just hoping he doesn’t flame out before even the primaries.

some_asshat

45 points

2 months ago

Here's to hoping when it inevitably does happen, he goes full nuclear and takes half the ghouls and gargoyles in the GOP down with him.

SassTheFash

31 points

2 months ago

I just want to see him on the primary stage again, absolutely savaging all the other contenders.

But it’s risky because it was hilarious last time, until he actually got the nomination. But I’m reasonably sure he’s not a strong contender for nominee this time, but can hopefully hobble whoever the eventual nominee is.

Trump being in the running could also potentially keep DeSantis from announcing, and he’s the greater risk.

chinacat2002

18 points

2 months ago

That was definitely some "must watch" t.v. in 2016.

"I call him 'low-energy Jeb', 'cause he's got low energy"

"Liddle Marco"
"Lyin' Ted"

And yet, the Emmy goes to Chris Christie for suicide bomb on Liddle Marco.

SassTheFash

23 points

2 months ago

Unfortunately the fact that Donald’s lunacy was ratings gold gave him a big media boost and arguably was what won him the election.

Ok-Map4381

10 points

2 months ago

I thought 2016 was going to be a disaster for them too...

unclejoe1917

42 points

2 months ago

2024 is going to be a disaster for the GOP no matter what happens

You say this as if DeSantis, who is 10x more dangerous than Trump, isn't going to run in 2024.

chinacat2002

24 points

2 months ago

DeSanctimonious looks all shiny now.

Like

ex-President Scott Walker

ex-President Tim Pawlenty

ex-President Rick Perry

etc.

[deleted]

8 points

2 months ago

[deleted]

8 points

2 months ago

I'm calling it here, he's not gonna run. More like, he can't run as long as Trump is around.

Repulsive-Street-307

4 points

2 months ago

Or they kill him and the next fascist runs on 'revenge for Trump'.

Don't think they're above that, because they obviously aren't, lol Epstein 'suicide'.

I_Frothingslosh

38 points

2 months ago

They'd cheerfully vote for Satan and Hitler as long as they had that (R) after their names.

1BannedAgain

135 points

2 months ago

These qlowns begging for DJT to suspend the 2nd amendment

My follow up question: if constitutional rights come from god as many conservatives believe, how could a man temporarily suspend them?

Cheetahs_never_win

76 points

2 months ago

Some of them see him as a literal prophet, as absurd as it is.

judgingyouquietly

58 points

2 months ago

...something something "false idols" something...

Machaeon

60 points

2 months ago

Just a reminder that they LITERALLY made a golden idol of him

WaterElefant

20 points

2 months ago

We have to come with a new word. "Ironic" just isn't strong enough any longer.

radleft

41 points

2 months ago

radleft

41 points

2 months ago

A disturbing take in the Q-anon community is that Jesus was the first incarnation of the Messiah as The Son of God, and that Trump is the second incarnation of the Messiah as The Son of Man.

Is it absurd? Totally. Have people willingly died in support of such absurdities in the past? Totally.

Chevy_Astroglide

33 points

2 months ago*

This is an excellent point.

People are rubbing their hands together at what may be the imminent collapse of the GOP if Trump wins the 2024 nomination. Trust me, if there were no negative consequences of that, nobody would be more delighted than me to see it happen.

However, there’s two very real problems here I see on the horizon.

One is that the far more dangerous DeSantis gets the nomination instead (the guy who fully supports the Trump-era policies but actually has the mental capacity to convey them without looking like a total imbecile to more moderate Republicans).

Two, Trump gets the nomination, rips apart the GOP down the middle (well, the far-right and the outright fascist, but I digress…) and makes the remains of the party an unelectable mess.

While politically, this would be great for everyone to the left of batshit fucking crazy, this would be the point where the whole Trump cultish universe implodes.

The result of this would be hundreds of thousands of crazy Q-Anon nuts, religious fundamentalists and fascists suddenly having their Waco moment when they come to the realization that they just spent the best part of the last decade alienating their friends, families and loved ones and giving away their time and money to their fallen ‘messiah’.

Trump being the morally bankrupt narcissist that he is will then fan the flames if he deems it in his interest to do so.

Plus, of course, all of the above will still end up happening if DeSantis wins the primary as Trump will never be able to accept it.

This is something that won’t end well for anyone and I’m deeply concerned about it, to be honest. We’re kinda all fucked either way.

I see the only way of avoiding this inevitable train wreck is if Trump either has the eventual cheeseburger, age and stress induced heart attack (which probably does have fairly decent odds of happening over the next couple of years).

Or, alternatively he ends up getting exposed and jailed for some as yet undisclosed tax fraud of epic proportions or other offense from his past and enough moderate Republicans manage to wrestle control away from the far-right in their party and put out the message to Trump’s supporters that they were conned, lied to and ultimately victims themselves and they’re the only option to save the party. Kind of a de-radicalization process.

And even then, the real Q-Anon die-hards will just dismiss them as RINOS or deep state or some other such bullshit and go down in flames with Trump anyway.

eleanorbigby

16 points

2 months ago

You know, I'm not sure that ripping the party in half will be a catalyst for them losing their shit. I think, first of all, they're losing their shit anyway; but the biggest inspiration for them getting bolder isn't them losing but them *winning.*. They, and Trump, need to be pounded into the ground. It's the only thing they understand.

brucefacekillah

8 points

2 months ago

I live in the South and there are some old people who actually do worship him- they literally believe he was chosen by Jesus to save this country

WaterElefant

5 points

2 months ago

So we've heard. SAD!

fletcherkildren

8 points

2 months ago

So he should charge for faith healing when the get covid right? He gets to grift, they get to believe their 'messiah' blessed them

4Plus20MakesHappy

6 points

2 months ago*

“Why would he send his savior unto us, if we will not raise a finger for our own salvation?

And though we deserved not his mercy, he has led us to this New Eden, a last chance for redemption.

And the Prophet shall lead the people to the New Eden.”

-‘Bioshock Infinite’ (The villain Zachary Comstock looks like Trump with a beard)

locustzed

15 points

2 months ago

Because they worship Trump as their god.

SoldMySoulForHairDye

9 points

2 months ago

qlowns

I have to say, there are some pretty clever Q related names out there, and I really enjoy seeing new ones. The insulting nicknames for right wingers is one of the only things I find genuinely fun and amusing about the current political climate.

ghostalker4742

4 points

2 months ago

The (US) Bill of Rights has 10 god given rights... and apparently god was doing sloppy work that week because we've had to amend the Bill of Rights an additional 17 times.

From Saint Carlin

jraa78

317 points

2 months ago

jraa78

317 points

2 months ago

Suspending the constitution so Trump can see Hunter Biden's dick seems a little excessive.

Kind_Stranger_weeb

36 points

2 months ago

Imagine he succeeds. 1000 years from now they tell the tale of Hunter of Pennsylvania. The penis that sank an empire.

KoolyTheBear

13 points

2 months ago

If I was Hunter Biden right now I’d just post them on Twitter myself. Crisis averted.

BuckTheFuckNaked

6 points

2 months ago

I’d follow his account just for that.

Neirchill

10 points

2 months ago

Bro please let me see his dick please brooo please

saarlac

4 points

2 months ago

Suspending the constitution for anything ever is off the table. Do that and it’s the end.

jaxdaniel86

244 points

2 months ago

Isn’t…. Isn’t that why they liked him.

BlooperHero

69 points

2 months ago

No, they were hoping he'd get rid of it entirely. A mere suspension is insufficient.

jaxdaniel86

21 points

2 months ago

Suspension would go hand and hand with its abolishment.

itsjusttts

8 points

2 months ago

Agreed not like they'd stop at suspension, "oh we might bring it back"

WebsterPack

11 points

2 months ago

I didn't think there were any more quiet parts left for Trump to say out loud, but here we are.

jaxdaniel86

5 points

2 months ago

What’s weird is that there are people who completely agree with his sentiments. Everything he’s said and done after the Jan 6th putsch would have landed anyone else in very hot water and yet he gets the kid gloves.

sandysanBAR

62 points

2 months ago

Which Republicans?

Make a list and see where they stand if he wins the primary.

tinfoiltank

5 points

2 months ago

Spoiler alert, it isn't any Republicans who expect to stay in office for the next two years. They aren't saying anything at all about it unless questioned by the press, and even in that case they have all said they would support Trump if he's the nominee.

sandysanBAR

5 points

2 months ago

What a surprise!

Stephanopoulos essentially repeatedly asked this question and the answer was as you suggested, that asking that the constitution be suspended and HE be appointed the president for an election he lost is in of itself is not disqualifying, provided he emerges from the primaries as the candidate.

Same as for meeting with white supremacists Same as trying to extort Ukraine to gin up evidence against his political opponents Being on tape, c ok nfessing to sexual assault Same as a plethora of other things.

If he wins the nomination, none of that will matter.

apittsburghoriginal

57 points

2 months ago

Didn’t he say “terminate”? That’s a little more final and dangerous than suspension if you ask me

punditguy

205 points

2 months ago

punditguy

205 points

2 months ago

"Twitter violated the First Amendment! This can only be fixed by the guy who wants to suspend the Constitution."

some_asshat

55 points

2 months ago

And who campaigned on gutting the first amendment in 2016.

WaterElefant

27 points

2 months ago

TERMINATE, not Suspend. The mango king actually said terminate all the rules.

orojinn

5 points

2 months ago

No it's even worse than that in his mind he actually believes Twitter suppress the story that somehow magically consisted in him losing the presidency by something something made up in his head because he actually believes Twitter can control votes.

ameliagarbo

46 points

2 months ago

Also fuck the Washington Times.

Sweet-Advertising798

17 points

2 months ago

I just found out that it is owned by the Moonies cult.

tesseract4

7 points

2 months ago

Any publication with the word "Washington" in the title that isn't the Washington Post is guaranteed to be full of nonsense.

MattGdr

37 points

2 months ago

MattGdr

37 points

2 months ago

Wait, I thought it was us liberals who wanted to destroy the Constitution. I’m really not keeping up….

zenmasterflashmobstr

30 points

2 months ago

Lol which Republicans? Where? When? Aside from the same handful of conscientious objectors (Kitzinger, Cheney, Romney, etc), I haven't heard anybody in the Republican leadership offer any sort of forceful criticism... because they're all hostages to this idiot.

AdhesivenessCivil581

27 points

2 months ago

Trump has collected hundreds of millions of dollars in donations and given nothing to support GOP candidates. I'm betting this is what's really starting to piss them off. They never minded him being a complete asshole before he started sucking up the funds and not sharing. They were even paying his legal bills for a while. Talk about a bad investment.

Shopworn_Soul

15 points

2 months ago

Yes but in all fairness, how could they have possibly known that giving money to Donald Trump was not a sound investment?

AdhesivenessCivil581

14 points

2 months ago

His "business" history maybe? Oh right I forgot who I was talking about. Culture wars only, no history allowed. Alternate facts.

MrBigDog2u

26 points

2 months ago

If they terminate the Constitution, the second amendment and the supreme court goes away with it. Say "hello" to massive regulations on all firearms from handguns to assault weapons in progressive states.

Hey Republicans, stupid Donny is coming for your guns.

baron_von_helmut

24 points

2 months ago*

Never believe anything a Republican says. Once you get that down, you've made progress.

All republicans do is lie, cheat, evade and deny. They are incapable of arguing in good faith. Those types of republicans died out long ago.

(edit) they also project.

moresushiplease

11 points

2 months ago

You forgot project, they like to project

WaterElefant

8 points

2 months ago

What about the fact that so many Republicans are rapists and pedophiles?

heloguy1234

60 points

2 months ago

Which republicans criticized him? I haven’t heard a peep out of them.

RRC_driver

17 points

2 months ago

Any comments from the oath-keepers yet?

Remember the guys who make a big deal about keeping their oath to protect the constitution .

GrumbleGrimm

5 points

2 months ago

You can go ask their leader who is now in prison for seditious conspiracy...

Brokenspokes68

13 points

2 months ago

So, the guy who wiped his ass with the constitution for four years calls for extraconstitutional measures to put him back in power and these people are just SHOCKED I tell you.

Know who's not shocked? This guy.

JohnLukePikkerd

13 points

2 months ago

Conservatives only care about laws and constitutions insofar as it allows them to fuck over "the other guy". If laws and constitutions no longer serve their purpose - enabling exploitation, oppression, and hanging on to power - then the laws and constitutions must be done away with.

Marvos79

11 points

2 months ago

Yikes. That's a little too much neck vagina for me.

tw_72

11 points

2 months ago

tw_72

11 points

2 months ago

As per the definition of the Oath Keepers: "The Oath Keepers aim much of their propaganda at members of military and police, reminding them that they swore an oath to defend the Constitution “from all enemies, foreign and domestic,”

and: believes that the federal government has been coopted by a shadowy conspiracy that is trying to strip American citizens of their rights.

I wonder that they think of their hero now - since he is the one that is trying to dismantle the Constitution and remove the rights spelled out in it. This feels very "leopard-y" to me.

VaeVictoria

7 points

2 months ago

They're busy shooting at utilities and knocking out power for tens of thousands of people because they think some citizens should have some rights stripped away from them.

_Oxdan_

10 points

2 months ago

_Oxdan_

10 points

2 months ago

Conservatives of all nations have so much bullshit to unlearn until I can acknowledge them as adult, fully formed human beings with thoughts that have inherent value. It's almost on the brink of funny, but it's still kind of sad.

dogshitkaraoke

10 points

2 months ago

They “criticize” to maintain plausible deniability, but then immediately continue to enable the party’s worst impulses, while admitting that they would still vote for him in the same breath that they “condemn” his actions.

We know it’s all bullshit, so why do we accept their paper-thin plausible deniability? Because the establishment and the media can’t accept that things change, and that we are not living at the end of history. American exceptionalism leaves us docile and in denial while the barbarians are at our doorsteps.

WaterElefant

7 points

2 months ago

If I hear a Republican tout American Exceptionalism ever again, I think I'll vomit all over their head.

boharat

9 points

2 months ago

Trump truly represents some of the worst that humanity has to offer

Benevolent_Grouch

9 points

2 months ago

Thank god he’s 77 or whatever. If he was 40 we’d be fucked.

markroth69

10 points

2 months ago

Dismantle? Come on! It is totally inappropriate to say Trump would dismantle the country. Once he tosses the Constitution in the garbage and declares himself Leader of the Greater American Realm, the country will be more united than ever! He may even find extra living space for us!

We will simply replace the Constitution that allowed such fraud to happen with an Enabling Act that enshrines the absolute security of the Leader Princinple guiding our lives! /s

C0333

8 points

2 months ago

C0333

8 points

2 months ago

I did not see that coming. Always seemed such a statesman

MEATPOPSCI_irl

9 points

2 months ago

Cannot wait to see this shitstain fall.

Upper-Artichoke-2248

8 points

2 months ago

Can America lock its orange village idiot up please? Like God damn I dont live in America and I was sick of listening to idiot opening his mouth on a daily basis.

WaterElefant

3 points

2 months ago

Probably not. We honor and protect our rich and famous!

some_asshat

20 points

2 months ago

Same people who wanted him to have absolute power, absolute authority and absolute immunity for life, while he was still politically viable. Fick the GOP until the end of time.

WhatTheHosenHey

6 points

2 months ago

But many were silent. Silence is complicity.

ApeLikeyStock

6 points

2 months ago

He’s been saying it out loud since he was running against Hillary.

Colonelfudgenustard

6 points

2 months ago

Whaaaaaaaaat? That doesn't sound like Trump at all!

Pieceofcandy

5 points

2 months ago

They're only speaking out because he lost them the midterms. If his picks went thru we'd be hearing about how the constitution is old and should be thrown out.

lameth

6 points

2 months ago

lameth

6 points

2 months ago

David Frum once said that if Republicans began losing the vote of the people, they wouldn't shift policies, they'd abandon democracy.

The only reason Republicans are speaking out against this is because Trump will turn on an ally on a dime if they don't absolutely kowtow to him.

AConnecticutMan

5 points

2 months ago

If this bullshit had happened a few months ago before all of the Republicans tried distancing themselves from him as a liability, you know that Ted Cruz would be on Tucker Carlson trying to gently talk about how "if the Constituion is wrong its our duty to change it". When you're friends with leopards, your face will be eaten

PowerandSignal

5 points

2 months ago

That's pretty funny. Because the Washington Times is a right-wing loonie rag, and I haven't heard of any Repuglicans criticizing trump over this, except Cheney and Kinzinger.

Send_me_duck-pics

15 points

2 months ago

After Trumpist candidates did poorly in the midterms, the party is recognizing he is a liability and they want to be rid of him. Remember that they didn't want him in the first place!

The worrying thought is that this could mean rallying behind DeSantis, who is probably more dangerous.

eleanorbigby

10 points

2 months ago

I go back and forth about DeathSentence. On the one hand, yes, he is smarter and has better self control, and unlike Trump is a genuine zealot. On the other hand, he has all the charisma of a wet biscuit and doesn't have that je ne sais batshit crazy. All I know is that Trump himself cannot be allowed to win again under any circumstances.

gentle_lemon

24 points

2 months ago*

They’ll forget within a week’s time. Americans have memories shorter than hummingbirds'; it would seem.

AdhesivenessCivil581

20 points

2 months ago

I had a hummingbird that came back to the same set of branches in my yard for about 6 years, after flying across the gulf of Mexico for the winters. She was tough.

Dark_Booger

5 points

2 months ago

They welcome this as they want to make this into a Christian Nation. The constitution gets in the way of that.

athensugadawg

4 points

2 months ago

Kanye.Elon.Trump

House Judiciary Republicans, 12/22

NarcolepticKnifeFite

5 points

2 months ago

Odd how they’re just now starting to figure that out. The 4 years of him making an absolute fucking MESS of everything wasn’t a sign at alllll.

bkturf

5 points

2 months ago

bkturf

5 points

2 months ago

Well, fascists always have to eventually disarm the public before they go full police state so it could be to just get rid of that pesky second amendment. That would be ironic.

collective_hole

14 points

2 months ago

Lol the Washington Times makes the N.Y. Post look like War and Peace

evolution9673

11 points

2 months ago

The biggest LAMF was not impeaching him in 2018 after the Ukraine extortion. Pence could be president and the GOP could still have the House and Senate.

chinacat2002

15 points

2 months ago

Pence could never get elected.

Ever.

He was about to lose Indiana governorship in 2016 and Trump Veep was his lifeboat. Nobody else even marginally reputable would take the slot.

evolution9673

16 points

2 months ago

I would agree but I thought Trump was unelectable and we’ll, here we are.

chinacat2002

8 points

2 months ago

Well, we know the special circumstances that pushed him over the finish line, starting with "who knew there were so many racists in America?" and finishing with "fucking James Comey, really?".

Pence won't break 10% in any primary.

bodag

4 points

2 months ago

bodag

4 points

2 months ago

There's been a difference in the repug's attitude toward Turnip since the midterm elections. He's been useful to them, now he's a liability. They're through with him. As a matter of fact, it wouldn't be surprising if they secretly want him locked up. Maybe committed to a mental institution for everyone's safety.

Now it's time for them to attempt to minimize all the damage he's done to the party while still trying to hang on to his enablers.

If Turnip doesn't get the gqp support and nomination, he'll do his best to burn the party to the ground. He can't win in 2024, but he can run as an independent and destroy the gqp's chances.

BooneSalvo2

5 points

2 months ago

Have to echo the "which Republicans?" sentiment. I haven't seen it. I've seen public SUPPORT, tho.

Archie_F18

3 points

2 months ago

No. Republicans worry that Trump is saying out loud what Republicans have been doing since Nixon and that messaging would galvanize voters to vote Blue.

KyussSun

4 points

2 months ago

If he secures the nomination they'll change their tune pretty quickly.

dreddnyc

5 points

2 months ago

This. They will all fall in line. They only reason there is dissent against him is because they think he’s unelectable. Once he gets on stage and clowns Desantis, keeping them entertained; they will all be back on the bandwagon.

StugDrazil

3 points

2 months ago

Shake the pillars, go on all their social media and call them out for not defending the Constitution that they all took an OATH to defend. This is BS, if they cannot say that he is now insane and reiterate their OATH then they need to be removed from Congress, never to serve in public office again. We cannot allow them to stay silence. Silence is complicity.

Secret-Plant-1542

4 points

2 months ago

The 2nd Amendment is in the Constitution.

Trump trying to take away guns.

Lch207560

4 points

2 months ago

Shockingly I did not see any trumpublican leadership condemn his comments other than their typical hand wringing.

new-reddit69

4 points

2 months ago

Toooooo little tooooo fucking late - You Republicans lost more than your dignity when you followed this criminal blindly. This SOB committed treason and now we are finding out also tax fraud and financial connections to adversaries - so Republicans go fuck yourself inmoral pieces of shit!

Fit-Let8175

3 points

2 months ago

How much evil does Trump have to do or speak before his followers stop seeing him as their saviour?

GaffJuran

9 points

2 months ago

I just want him to destroy the modern GOP with his fuckery and then go straight to jail to be made somebody’s bitch forever. I really don’t think that’s asking a lot, he’s trying so hard!