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2016 on Steroids: The Race to Inherit Trump’s MAGA Base Is Already On—the Knives Are Out...it hinges on the whims, grievances, & obsessions of Trump!

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great piece, best excerpts:

On the evening of July 19, several dozen Republican donors gathered for dinner in a private room at the St. Regis Aspen to hear Nikki Haley deliver a speech. The former South Carolina governor had been invited by the Republican Governors Association, which was holding its typically drama-free summer meeting at the exclusive Rocky Mountain resort. It would be a prime platform for Haley to court 27 red-state governors as she lays the groundwork for a future presidential run. But when Haley took the stage, attendees noticed that Florida governor Ron DeSantis was conspicuously absent. According to an attendee, DeSantis was holding his own fundraiser 20 miles up the road in Basalt, Colorado. “Ron was pissed he didn’t get asked to speak,” the attendee later recalled.

Welcome to the 2024 Republican presidential primary.

Mostly, though, Trump seemed to enjoy watching his potential 2024 rivals being forced to anticipate his next move. “Knowing Trump, he’ll dangle it right up to the New Hampshire primary filing deadline,” a Trump confidant told me. Which means candidates are stuck waiting for Trump to get in or get out while they pretend not to be campaigning even as they knife one another behind the scenes. “It’s a holding pattern,” a frustrated Haley adviser said. “It’s unlike any previous race.”

“The Republican Party became a cult of personality,” said Sally Bradshaw, a former Jeb Bush adviser who coauthored the 2012 RNC autopsy. (Bradshaw quit the GOP in 2016. She now runs an independent bookstore in Tallahassee, Florida.)

If anything, the party’s takeaway from 2020 is that the base wants it to become more Trumpian. A Reuters/Ipsos poll in May reported that 61 percent of Republicans agree with Trump’s big lie, that Biden stole the election. A Politico poll in June found that 3 in 10 Republicans subscribed to the conspiracy theory that Trump will be “reinstated” as president.

If it were up to Roger Stone, Michael Flynn would be the party’s 2024 nominee, which, Stone acknowledges, is highly unlikely. (Both Stone and Flynn received pardons from Trump for felony convictions related to the Mueller investigation.) Of the other potential contenders, Stone is most impressed with DeSantis.

According to one recent conservative poll, DeSantis beat Trump with a 74 percent approval rating. (Trump scored 71 percent.) One former Trump adviser recently texted me a photo of DeSantis merch: a hat that said “DeSantis 2024: Make America Florida.”
 

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You could pick GOP names out of a hat and any name picked would demolish Xiden or Kamala in 2024.
Maybe some fake polls would make 2024 like 2016 when Hillary had a 95% probability of winning?
 

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You could pick GOP names out of a hat and any name picked would demolish Xiden or Kamala in 2024.
Maybe some fake polls would make 2024 like 2016 when Hillary had a 95% probability of winning?
No polls, just 24/7 videos of 1/6. If the Trumpistas survive that, the country truly is lost.
 

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So far my favorite attempt to kiss Trump's ass has to be Kari Lake.

She tweets he should be added to Mt Rushmore and less than one hour later he endorses her. :auiqs.jpg: :auiqs.jpg: :auiqs.jpg:

We all know that prior to that he had never even heard of the woman.
 

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great piece, best excerpts:

On the evening of July 19, several dozen Republican donors gathered for dinner in a private room at the St. Regis Aspen to hear Nikki Haley deliver a speech. The former South Carolina governor had been invited by the Republican Governors Association, which was holding its typically drama-free summer meeting at the exclusive Rocky Mountain resort. It would be a prime platform for Haley to court 27 red-state governors as she lays the groundwork for a future presidential run. But when Haley took the stage, attendees noticed that Florida governor Ron DeSantis was conspicuously absent. According to an attendee, DeSantis was holding his own fundraiser 20 miles up the road in Basalt, Colorado. “Ron was pissed he didn’t get asked to speak,” the attendee later recalled.

Welcome to the 2024 Republican presidential primary.

Mostly, though, Trump seemed to enjoy watching his potential 2024 rivals being forced to anticipate his next move. “Knowing Trump, he’ll dangle it right up to the New Hampshire primary filing deadline,” a Trump confidant told me. Which means candidates are stuck waiting for Trump to get in or get out while they pretend not to be campaigning even as they knife one another behind the scenes. “It’s a holding pattern,” a frustrated Haley adviser said. “It’s unlike any previous race.”

“The Republican Party became a cult of personality,” said Sally Bradshaw, a former Jeb Bush adviser who coauthored the 2012 RNC autopsy. (Bradshaw quit the GOP in 2016. She now runs an independent bookstore in Tallahassee, Florida.)

If anything, the party’s takeaway from 2020 is that the base wants it to become more Trumpian. A Reuters/Ipsos poll in May reported that 61 percent of Republicans agree with Trump’s big lie, that Biden stole the election. A Politico poll in June found that 3 in 10 Republicans subscribed to the conspiracy theory that Trump will be “reinstated” as president.

If it were up to Roger Stone, Michael Flynn would be the party’s 2024 nominee, which, Stone acknowledges, is highly unlikely. (Both Stone and Flynn received pardons from Trump for felony convictions related to the Mueller investigation.) Of the other potential contenders, Stone is most impressed with DeSantis.

According to one recent conservative poll, DeSantis beat Trump with a 74 percent approval rating. (Trump scored 71 percent.) One former Trump adviser recently texted me a photo of DeSantis merch: a hat that said “DeSantis 2024: Make America Florida.”
Troll thread
 

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So far my favorite attempt to kiss Trump's ass has to be Kari Lake.

She tweets he should be added to Mt Rushmore and less than one hour later he endorses her. :auiqs.jpg: :auiqs.jpg: :auiqs.jpg:

We all know that prior to that he had never even heard of the woman.
She worked for Fox in AZ. Pretty sure they knew one another before this.
 

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She worked for Fox in AZ. Pretty sure they knew one another before this.

You think Trump knows all the Fox people in each state?

Not sure she is attractive enough for Trump to have taken an interest before she kissed his ass
 

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You think Trump knows all the Fox people in each state?

Not sure she is attractive enough for Trump to have taken an interest before she kissed his ass
Not each state but a swing state like AZ? 100%.
 

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On a side note, what did you think of her suggestion?
I think it is pure hyperbole. Her team must thing this is the time to capitalize as Biden has been so terrible and Congress has what a 16% approval rating? Now both parties of Congress are responsible for the low rating but since the Democrats control Congress the optics are that they suck and it is time to bring back remnants of the old regime. It is politics 101. If she truly believes he should be on Mt. Rushmore, she is a bigger idiot than Ilhan Omar and that says something.
 

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great piece, best excerpts:

On the evening of July 19, several dozen Republican donors gathered for dinner in a private room at the St. Regis Aspen to hear Nikki Haley deliver a speech. The former South Carolina governor had been invited by the Republican Governors Association, which was holding its typically drama-free summer meeting at the exclusive Rocky Mountain resort. It would be a prime platform for Haley to court 27 red-state governors as she lays the groundwork for a future presidential run. But when Haley took the stage, attendees noticed that Florida governor Ron DeSantis was conspicuously absent. According to an attendee, DeSantis was holding his own fundraiser 20 miles up the road in Basalt, Colorado. “Ron was pissed he didn’t get asked to speak,” the attendee later recalled.

Welcome to the 2024 Republican presidential primary.

Mostly, though, Trump seemed to enjoy watching his potential 2024 rivals being forced to anticipate his next move. “Knowing Trump, he’ll dangle it right up to the New Hampshire primary filing deadline,” a Trump confidant told me. Which means candidates are stuck waiting for Trump to get in or get out while they pretend not to be campaigning even as they knife one another behind the scenes. “It’s a holding pattern,” a frustrated Haley adviser said. “It’s unlike any previous race.”

“The Republican Party became a cult of personality,” said Sally Bradshaw, a former Jeb Bush adviser who coauthored the 2012 RNC autopsy. (Bradshaw quit the GOP in 2016. She now runs an independent bookstore in Tallahassee, Florida.)

If anything, the party’s takeaway from 2020 is that the base wants it to become more Trumpian. A Reuters/Ipsos poll in May reported that 61 percent of Republicans agree with Trump’s big lie, that Biden stole the election. A Politico poll in June found that 3 in 10 Republicans subscribed to the conspiracy theory that Trump will be “reinstated” as president.

If it were up to Roger Stone, Michael Flynn would be the party’s 2024 nominee, which, Stone acknowledges, is highly unlikely. (Both Stone and Flynn received pardons from Trump for felony convictions related to the Mueller investigation.) Of the other potential contenders, Stone is most impressed with DeSantis.

According to one recent conservative poll, DeSantis beat Trump with a 74 percent approval rating. (Trump scored 71 percent.) One former Trump adviser recently texted me a photo of DeSantis merch: a hat that said “DeSantis 2024: Make America Florida.”
Repeat of 2016 with repeat results.
The party Republicans have always been against Trump. So what ?
 

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Repeat of 2016 with repeat results. The party Republicans have always been against Trump. So what ?
With videos of 1/6 running 24/7, how is that possible?
 

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With videos of 1/6 running 24/7, how is that possible?
Confirmation bias will always be present.....
Changes nothing....

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No polls, just 24/7 videos of 1/6. If the Trumpistas survive that, the country truly is lost.
J6 will be a distant memory after the 400 or so perps are in prison for trespassing, and are out in a few days.
Compare that to the crimes that Xiden unleashed on the US.
Everything Xiden touches turns to shit, here's a partial list:
The Brits hold him in CONTEMPT
The French pulled their ambassador
He pissed off the Canadians by killing the KeystoneXL pipeline
He sold us out to Putin by approving the Nord Stream 2 pipeline giving Putin cash to modernize his military. That's why Xiden is "Putin's Whore".
Hope he enjoys the $millions the Moscow Mayor's wife sent the Bidens
Hope he enjoys the $1,500,000,000 that China gave Hunter to "invest"
The southern border is another Xiden catastrophe after Trump had it SOLVED
Runaway inflation will just get worse if the dems pass their "infrastructure" bills, that will be Solyndra on steroids, not to mention the $200,000,000 for Nancy’s park in San Francisco.
Xiden is ruining the US energy sector with his stupid EOs.
Xiden is so dumb he can't even do fake press conferences to answer "ice cream" questions.
Xiden is a gaffe machine, his brain is defective, and he has the nuclear football, WTF???
I could go on and on, but you see Trump was at least 1,000,000x better as president than stupid Joe
 

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J6 will be a distant memory after the 400 or so perps are in prison for trespassing, and are out in a few days.
Compare that to the crimes that Xiden unleashed on the US.
Everything Xiden touches turns to shit, here's a partial list:
The Brits hold him in CONTEMPT
The French pulled their ambassador
He pissed off the Canadians by killing the KeystoneXL pipeline
He sold us out to Putin by approving the Nord Stream 2 pipeline giving Putin cash to modernize his military. That's why Xiden is "Putin's Whore".
Hope he enjoys the $millions the Moscow Mayor's wife sent the Bidens
Hope he enjoys the $1,500,000,000 that China gave Hunter to "invest"
The southern border is another Xiden catastrophe after Trump had it SOLVED
Runaway inflation will just get worse if the dems pass their "infrastructure" bills, that will be Solyndra on steroids, not to mention the $200,000,000 for Nancy’s park in San Francisco.
Xiden is ruining the US energy sector with his stupid EOs.
Xiden is so dumb he can't even do fake press conferences to answer "ice cream" questions.
Xiden is a gaffe machine, his brain is defective, and he has the nuclear football, WTF???
I could go on and on, but you see Trump was at least 1,000,000x better as president than stupid Joe
We’ll see. I don’t think memories will be that short.
 

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We’ll see. I don’t think memories will be that short.
You okay with how Xiden is running the country?
IMHO voters in 2022 and 2024 will bounce most of the dems.
In 2022 J6 won't play because Trump won't be on the ballot.
In 2024, Trump may not be on the ballot again.
 

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Confirmation bias will always be present. Changes nothing.
Can change the outcome of an election, if it confirms the Trumpistas were trying to overturn one.
 

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You okay with how Xiden is running the country?
IMHO voters in 2022 and 2024 will bounce most of the dems.
In 2022 J6 won't play because Trump won't be on the ballot.
In 2024, Trump may not be on the ballot again.
Intersperse scenes of battering rams being used at the Capitol with shots of Republican politicians giving the ‘clenched fist‘ salute.
 

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Intersperse scenes of battering rams being used at the Capitol with shots of Republican politicians giving the ‘clenched fist‘ salute.
OK, J6 was a mild protest compared to the horrors Xiden unleashed on the US.
Read thru this Xiden list of crimes against the US again, include Taliban snuff out videos, thousands of Haitians under the bridge, prices of gas and food, and Hunters "paintings", by 2022 and 2024 who knows what else stupid Joe will do. Obama said Joe was stupid, you should have believed him.

Everything Xiden touches turns to shit, here's a partial list:
The Brits hold him in CONTEMPT
The French pulled their ambassador
He pissed off the Canadians by killing the KeystoneXL pipeline
He sold us out to Putin by approving the Nord Stream 2 pipeline giving Putin cash to modernize his military. That's why Xiden is "Putin's Whore".
Hope he enjoys the $millions the Moscow Mayor's wife sent the Bidens
Hope he enjoys the $1,500,000,000 that China gave Hunter to "invest"
The southern border is another Xiden catastrophe after Trump had it SOLVED
Runaway inflation will just get worse if the dems pass their "infrastructure" bills, that will be Solyndra on steroids, not to mention the $200,000,000 for Nancy’s park in San Francisco.
Xiden is ruining the US energy sector with his stupid EOs.
Xiden is so dumb he can't even do fake press conferences to answer "ice cream" questions.
Xiden is a gaffe machine, his brain is defective, and he has the nuclear football, WTF???
I could go on and on, but you see Trump was at least 1,000,000x better as president than stupid Joe
 

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