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(The New York Times)   After Trump loses the election Republicans set to use the Don Draper method of "it never happened" to move on from Trumpism and get things back to the "way they used to be"   (nytimes.com) divider line
    More: Unlikely, United States Senate, Republican Party, Republican senators, Joe Biden, Mitch McConnell, memory of the Trump era, John McCain, memories of Trump  
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2020-08-04 12:56:10 PM  
You broke it, you bought it.
 
2020-08-04 12:58:23 PM  
For some reason the word "Albatross" just popped into my head... huh, wonder why?
 
2020-08-04 1:01:55 PM  
Just like they magically care about debt and deficits when there is a Democrat in the White House.
 
2020-08-04 1:06:58 PM  
Of course.  I've been saying this for a while.

In 1946 Germany, a lot of people walked around claiming they didn't vote for that guy.  What, are you kidding?  I like Jews. - There was a lot of that.

Of course, those who publicly supported Trump are gonna have their problems.  Mostly, that they'll just be unemployable.  Not that any of them have jobs now...
 
2020-08-04 1:10:48 PM  
This is exactly what they did when Shrub left the White House, and so should come as no surprise. Which is why we need to implement something along the lines of Lt. Aldo Raine's approach when it comes to permanently identifying politicians who sacrificed all principles, ethics, and common sense to lick Trump's spittle during his presidency.
 
2020-08-04 1:17:58 PM  
People will fall for it too.  Remember this derper?

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How are you feeling about that vote now, Mr. High Risk?
 
2020-08-04 1:20:09 PM  

OldRod: For some reason the word "Albatross" just popped into my head... huh, wonder why?


They didn't have any choc ices?
 
2020-08-04 1:33:04 PM  
Good luck with that. Frankenstein's thought he could do the same thing with his monster too.
 
2020-08-04 1:34:12 PM  
You mean opposing anything the Democrats do, including filibustering your own bill?
 
2020-08-04 1:35:32 PM  
A poll of voters in 2022 will find that in 2016, Gary Johnson received 30% of the vote.
 
2020-08-04 1:35:53 PM  
You might not want to remember, but we will.
Your reign is over. Forever.
 
2020-08-04 1:36:08 PM  
Lt. Aldo Raines: "Yeah, that's what we thought. We don't like that. You see, we like our Nazis in uniform. That way we can spot 'em just like that. But you take off that uniform, ain't no one ever gonna know you were a Nazi. And that don't sit well with us. So, I'm gonna give you a little something you can't take off."
 
2020-08-04 1:36:20 PM  
Pat Toomey opened PA cities to Trump's goon squads.  I can't wait to be rid of that guy in 2022.
 
2020-08-04 1:36:46 PM  
NO.
You are all guilty.
You own this.

You should all be in prison.
 
2020-08-04 1:36:49 PM  
We should convict those that committed crimes.

Always hard to ignore your compatriots being in prison.
/Unless you're the sitting president, of course.
 
2020-08-04 1:37:53 PM  

Pocket Ninja: This is exactly what they did when Shrub left the White House, and so should come as no surprise. Which is why we need to implement something along the lines of Lt. Aldo Raine's approach when it comes to permanently identifying politicians who sacrificed all principles, ethics, and common sense to lick Trump's spittle during his presidency.


THIS
 
2020-08-04 1:38:16 PM  
I don't think that's Putin's plan.  I now believe that they would rather Trump lose this time and that they won't hack the election, unless as someone else here guessed, they hack it to make Biden's margin of victory wider.

I think it will do more damage to have Biden win, but then Trump runs off to Moscow to be shiatbird by proxy, stirring up his millions of armed idiots to think that his loss was illegitimate, and they start committing violence.  America wastes years trying to put down actual real armed insurrection while still dealing with the worst pandemic in a century and worst economic contraction ever.

It will really suck but it's better than fascist hellscape so if those are our choices I'll take it.
 
2020-08-04 1:38:22 PM  
And another generation of Fark Independentstm will be born.
 
2020-08-04 1:40:51 PM  

OldRod: For some reason the word "Albatross" just popped into my head... huh, wonder why?


Sex reasons, pervert
 
2020-08-04 1:41:03 PM  
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2020-08-04 1:41:11 PM  
He'll be too busy filing for his 2024 campaign run after losing to really pay too much attention to his detractors this round.
 
2020-08-04 1:41:34 PM  
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2020-08-04 1:42:44 PM  
Things can never be "how they used to be" because nothing changed. All Trump did was say the Republican platform out loud. Wealth redistribution upwards to the rich, with brutal capitalism for the rest. Open racism. Putting people who's main goal is the failure of their department into positions as department heads. Open graft, corruption, collusion and naked grift. Trump is not the cause of anything within the Republican party. He is the end result of all of their policies. A logical endpoint who says what the average rural racist in America is thinking. Someone who is not afraid to "Hurt the people who need to be hurt".

Just like Germany de-nazified, America needs to be de-republicanized. Whether that takes the form of education, or a purge, or what have you, we have a political party which is nakedly fascist at this point after years of being closet fascists. Once you're out of the closet you can't go back in. And the fact that about 30% of the population is perfectly okay with the fascism, the corruption, the graft and the cronyism means our political system is too broken for just a vote to fix.
 
2020-08-04 1:43:52 PM  
Unhinged psychotic lying has been their thing for ages tho. Trump isnt an abnormal republican.. if anything hes a super-normal republican.
 
2020-08-04 1:45:26 PM  
The American public has the attention span of a goldfish so I can see how they'll pull it off.
 
2020-08-04 1:49:12 PM  
Yeah no. You're not going to put the plague rat back in the bottle that easily.
 
2020-08-04 1:49:54 PM  
Unless they're expecting Trump to die, that won't happen.  He'll still be tweeting every day, he'll be on Fox News as often as he can manage it, he'll be doing everything he can to stay King of the Republicans.
 
2020-08-04 1:51:44 PM  

Nonrepeating Rotating Binary: Unless they're expecting Trump to die, that won't happen.  He'll still be tweeting every day, he'll be on Fox News as often as he can manage it, he'll be doing everything he can to stay King of the Republicans.


We'll soon see if Jack will continue to let Trump get away with TOS violations when he's no longer President.
 
2020-08-04 1:51:49 PM  
Ah yes, the "George W. Bush, No-One-Voted-For-Him" technique.
 
2020-08-04 1:51:49 PM  

Kornchex: People will fall for it too.  Remember this derper?

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How are you feeling about that vote now, Mr. High Risk?


I remember when he did an AMA on Reddit and was foolish enough to use his regular screen-name, so everyone went digging through his post history.  Turns out the guy has a thing for pregnant women in swimsuits.

/NTTAWWT
 
2020-08-04 1:52:09 PM  
Trump will return to his secret underground lair with mini-Trump?
 
2020-08-04 1:53:07 PM  

OldRod: For some reason the word "Albatross" just popped into my head... huh, wonder why?

"Way I hear albatross was a ships good luck till some idiot killed it. Yes I've read a poem try not to faint."


I think more of concrete galoshes when it comes to a grifter from New York.
 
2020-08-04 1:53:07 PM  
No one could have predicted that decades of mocking empathy and embracing & promoting ignorance and racism could have come to this.
 
2020-08-04 1:53:39 PM  
"I was an orphan. I grew up in Pennsylvania, in a whorehouse. I read about Milton Hershey and his school in Torn Up Magazine, or some other crap the girls left by the toilet, and I read that some orphans had a different life there. I could picture it. I dreamed of it - being wanted. Because the woman who was forced to raise me would look at me every day like she wished I would disappear.

The closest I got to being wanted was with a girl who made me go through her johns' pockets while they screwed. If I collected more than a dollar, she'd buy me Hershey bar, and I would eat it alone in my room with great ceremony. [choking up] Feeling like a normal kid. It said "sweet" on the package. It was the only sweet thing in my life."

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2020-08-04 1:53:43 PM  
Trumpism. I like the sound of it. Definition: make the worst of every situation and if in doubt, ask yourself what the KKK would do.
Bonus: We can call the covidiots and trump lickspittles the "trumpistas"!
 
2020-08-04 1:53:49 PM  
Dubya presidency seems to have magically disappeared from collective conservative memory and he was a two termer. Everything will magically be next guys fault and then someone even worse than Trump comes along.
 
2020-08-04 1:55:41 PM  
There's no policy difference between Trump and Never Trumpers. There's only the grotesque recklessness of Trump himself. Republicanism is founded on sewing dissension and hatred. Without it there's no party at all.
 
2020-08-04 1:55:44 PM  

Walker: You might not want to remember, but we will.
Your reign is over. Forever.


You sweet, summer child.

/Hey America, how do you feel about some... Tax cuts!
 
2020-08-04 1:56:08 PM  
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I was with you all the way, voters! Did you see how Trump fell into our trap? Ha Ha!
 
2020-08-04 1:57:56 PM  

MurphyMurphy: We should convict those that committed crimes.

Always hard to ignore your compatriots being in prison.
/Unless you're the sitting president, of course.


Yeah, this. If there aren't trials and arrests for, at the very least, the most guilty of politicians, we really are at the point of BSABVR.
 
2020-08-04 1:58:24 PM  
They may all suddenly pretend they never liked the guy and, depending on how bad they lose, may erase him from their memory... but he's the literal embodiment of conservatism.  It's sadly here to stay.

The NEXT republican president is who we have to worry about.  They're going to have all the same ideals but, presumably, not be nearly as moronically stupid.  And that's gonna be a BIG problem.
 
2020-08-04 2:07:35 PM  
If Republicans faced no long-term repercussions for Nixon, or starting the Iraq War, they won't face any for Trump. Their usual excuse is "The Democrats were just as complicit" etc etc.

And I'll go further....history will repeat itself, with a Biden-Carter parallel. After a Republican presidency of historic corruption and illegal activity, a scrupulously honest but indecisive and ineffectual Biden will lead to a "sunny" "optimistic" "charismatic" (but evil) Republican president in 2024.
 
2020-08-04 2:09:46 PM  
You must be talking about Trump Jr.
 
2020-08-04 2:18:17 PM  
If Trump loses, it'll be the single greatest thing ever to happen to the Libertarian party.

Trump's support is full of these "socially liberal but fiscally conservative" faux-libertarian dickwads.  Remember how in 2008 nobody remembered voting for Bush and RON PAUL was a thing of a sudden?  It'll be like that.
 
2020-08-04 2:18:43 PM  

vudukungfu: NO.
You are all guilty.
You own this.

You should all be in prison.


Beat me by 41 minutes.

We need to NEVER let them forget this.  It won't just all go away.
 
2020-08-04 2:19:07 PM  
If they have the gall to bring up politics ever, I won't let any of the few friends / family members still openly supporting him forget their support. At the very least they should have the good sense to be ashamed. If not, fark 'em.

(Anyone willing to say "I was wrong" is fine by me. Their first choice may have been stupid -- and it was -- but I believe in affording people the chance to change and do better, so if their initial support was well-meaning but misguided, so be it. It was stupid, but as long as they can ADMIT it was stupid I won't rub it in. Otherwise? Again, fark 'em.)

And whether on the local, county, state, or federal level, I can't see myself pulling the lever for a red candidate for a long, long time to come. A long time to come. Even if it's just some local candidate who is a really good person and has done good local work, etc.

Because if you run as a republican now or any time in the next decade or so, you're effectively endorsing their support of and enabling of Donald Trump. You're saying that the Republican label isn't a mark of shame and you're okay with wearing it.

And it very much is a mark of shame.

Granted, the party has long had some deep problems as far as policy is concerned, and the march towards embracing sheer stupidity and willful ignorance as a platform began well before Trump. He's not the cause, he's a symptom.

But party leadership could have stopped him, or rebuked him, or held him in check, or a dozen other things to at least maintain SOME semblance of sanity, dignity, and rule of law.

Instead, they enabled him and ran interference for him the whole time pretending he was anything but a self-interested, mentally and emotionally unfit bigot.

No one but NO ONE running red deserves the benefit of the doubt. Not for a long time coming. I don't care if you're a lifelong republican. If you're still willing to go red after Trump, you are endorsing all he is and was.

Farking take a pause, take a decade to rebuild your party for the ground up, or just shut up and go away.
 
2020-08-04 2:19:56 PM  
Yeah, we're never letting you dirtbags forget.
 
2020-08-04 2:30:50 PM  
No shiat. They have been warming up the old Bush-Off machine for a couple years now.
 
2020-08-04 2:32:32 PM  
It won't shock you how much it never happened.
 
2020-08-04 2:34:04 PM  

Erebus1954: Trump will return to his secret underground lair with mini-Trump?


No, people like you will try to pretend you never supported him, while continuing to spout the same talking points.
 
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