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2021-09-24 9:08:18 AM  
Sad little ladybugs

And nobody is callin it " the crime of the century" you pathetic shiat gerbil
 
2021-09-24 9:37:30 AM  
That's friendship to Trump. It's purely transactional. He will be "friends" with you for as long as you are useful to him. If he tires of you or decides you have violated some unwritten rule about loyalty, he will turn on you. Every. Damn. Time.

And they keep standing by him.  Every. Damn. Time.
 
2021-09-24 11:11:49 AM  

Diogenes: That's friendship to Trump. It's purely transactional. He will be "friends" with you for as long as you are useful to him. If he tires of you or decides you have violated some unwritten rule about loyalty, he will turn on you. Every. Damn. Time.

And they keep standing by him.  Every. Damn. Time.


This is what I don't get.  Why?  I mean, even the biggest simp on the planet eventually calls it quits.  But not these assholes.  And there are more people out there standing in line to kiss his ass.  I just cannot fathom this.
 
2021-09-24 11:33:48 AM  

Diogenes: That's friendship to Trump. It's purely transactional. He will be "friends" with you for as long as you are useful to him. If he tires of you or decides you have violated some unwritten rule about loyalty, he will turn on you. Every. Damn. Time.

And they keep standing by him.  Every. Damn. Time.


That's what happens when Trump has dirt on you (provided by his Russian hacker friends)
 
2021-09-24 11:33:57 AM  

Benevolent Misanthrope: Diogenes: That's friendship to Trump. It's purely transactional. He will be "friends" with you for as long as you are useful to him. If he tires of you or decides you have violated some unwritten rule about loyalty, he will turn on you. Every. Damn. Time.

And they keep standing by him.  Every. Damn. Time.

This is what I don't get.  Why?  I mean, even the biggest simp on the planet eventually calls it quits.  But not these assholes.  And there are more people out there standing in line to kiss his ass.  I just cannot fathom this.


I call it Sycophants Disease.  The new guy always thinks his predecessor failed somehow but that he never will.
 
2021-09-24 11:34:32 AM  
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2021-09-24 11:35:50 AM  
CNN is basically proving subby's point.

And so are some Farkers who object to the comment that we should stop giving this piece of human garbage attention, that's how he "won" last time.
 
2021-09-24 11:35:54 AM  
But will Lindsey Graham learn from this?  No, the answer is no.

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2021-09-24 11:36:16 AM  
Lindsey Graham is not being blackmailed he's just a craven piece of shiat
 
2021-09-24 11:36:32 AM  
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2021-09-24 11:36:57 AM  
Who is going to go golfing with you now, Two Scoops? Aren't you getting too fat and old for the links anyway? Boo hoo...
 
2021-09-24 11:37:09 AM  
What Lindsey Graham said on 1/6 after the insurrection:

Trump and I, we've had a hell of a journey. I hate it to end this way. Oh my God, I hate it. From my point of view, he's been a consequential president, but today, first thing you'll see. All I can say is a count me out. Enough is enough.


What he said after Trump heard that and called him up and reminded him of the dirt he had on him:

(inaudible due to his mouth on Trump's ass)
 
2021-09-24 11:37:25 AM  
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sometimes his path of destruction is fun to watch
 
2021-09-24 11:38:49 AM  

Benevolent Misanthrope: Diogenes: That's friendship to Trump. It's purely transactional. He will be "friends" with you for as long as you are useful to him. If he tires of you or decides you have violated some unwritten rule about loyalty, he will turn on you. Every. Damn. Time.

And they keep standing by him.  Every. Damn. Time.

This is what I don't get.  Why?  I mean, even the biggest simp on the planet eventually calls it quits.  But not these assholes.  And there are more people out there standing in line to kiss his ass.  I just cannot fathom this.


Because they all think they are special. They are different. They will be the one who shows him how loyal they are and how great they will be to him. Those others were nothing compared to how uniquely special *I* am.
 
2021-09-24 11:39:35 AM  

Benevolent Misanthrope: Diogenes: That's friendship to Trump. It's purely transactional. He will be "friends" with you for as long as you are useful to him. If he tires of you or decides you have violated some unwritten rule about loyalty, he will turn on you. Every. Damn. Time.

And they keep standing by him.  Every. Damn. Time.

This is what I don't get.  Why?  I mean, even the biggest simp on the planet eventually calls it quits.  But not these assholes.  And there are more people out there standing in line to kiss his ass.  I just cannot fathom this.


Lindsey Graham got into Congress in 1995 - a decade after Mitch McConnell did.

They could not have lasted 30-40 years in politics without being able to make alliances over a fundraiser dinner and jettison them just as quickly. If anything, TRUMP's the one who hasn't gotten the message - he thinks THEY need him, but if the last 8 months has shown us anything, HE needs THEM far more.

Oh sure, you're constantly seeing polls showing Trump with like 80% support in the party, but we're only a year out from his loss. Once the midterms start heating up (and DeSantis/Abbott really start sucking oxygen out of the Presidential race) and Trump keeps flailing to an ever-dwindling audience for another year or two, the limits of Trump's reach are going to be made quite clear.

The electeds already know that Trump is a paper tiger - how many of them has Trump beaten?
 
2021-09-24 11:42:20 AM  
What surprises me is how many previously reasonable people who fall in with Trump go completely off the deep end.  He must emit some kind of radiation.  A number of his lawyers were by all accounts, were very good at their jobs.  Then they got on the Trump train and started doing things even freshmen law students knew were stupid.  They later were stiffed and fired by Trump, and then system started beat them up for their shenanigans, up to and including being disbarred.  Crazy.
 
2021-09-24 11:43:18 AM  
That's friendship to Trump. It's purely transactional.

Is this editorialist under the impression that the other people involved in this aren't engaged in a transactional relationship with Trump? It's also bizarre to frame their relationship as some kind of friendship or almost any relationship between politicians.
 
2021-09-24 11:44:23 AM  

Benevolent Misanthrope: Diogenes: That's friendship to Trump. It's purely transactional. He will be "friends" with you for as long as you are useful to him. If he tires of you or decides you have violated some unwritten rule about loyalty, he will turn on you. Every. Damn. Time.

And they keep standing by him.  Every. Damn. Time.

This is what I don't get.  Why?  I mean, even the biggest simp on the planet eventually calls it quits.  But not these assholes.  And there are more people out there standing in line to kiss his ass.  I just cannot fathom this.


Money. And even power, albeit solely within the MAGA universe.

TFG is arguably the most successful con man in human history. Even Ponzi and Madoff never came close to the amounts of money he has "borrowed", grifted, or outright stolen over decades, including while he occupied the Oval farking Office. Even now, being his Renfro even for a few months can mean being able to lick a few million dollars of crumbs off of his high heeled shoes. And being seen as one of his inner circle conveys an almost supernatural level of influence over the rubes and God botherers in the MAGAverse.
 
2021-09-24 11:44:31 AM  
Donald Trump turned on Lindsey Graham

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2021-09-24 11:45:02 AM  

baka-san: And nobody is callin it " the crime of the century" you pathetic shiat gerbil


Everything is projection for these people.

And it would have been the crime of the century if he actually had had the brains to pull it off.  Otherwise "the stupidest coup" pretty much covers it.
 
2021-09-24 11:47:10 AM  

Benevolent Misanthrope: Diogenes: That's friendship to Trump. It's purely transactional. He will be "friends" with you for as long as you are useful to him. If he tires of you or decides you have violated some unwritten rule about loyalty, he will turn on you. Every. Damn. Time.

And they keep standing by him.  Every. Damn. Time.

This is what I don't get.  Why?  I mean, even the biggest simp on the planet eventually calls it quits.  But not these assholes.  And there are more people out there standing in line to kiss his ass.  I just cannot fathom this.


They stand by him because the Republican voters stand by him.
It's easier to stay loyal than to risk a primary fight later.
And besides, in the end they have the same right-wing goals.  The ends justify getting insulted every now and then.
 
2021-09-24 11:47:49 AM  

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And why does this matter?  They can't be destroyed  because they don't exist anymore.  The "Republican Party" is the Trump party.  Their sole belief is unfettered loyalty to Trump, and if you don't believe that go read their 2020 platform.

And the Trump party is winning.- the absurd election laws in America around the EC and the Senate, gerrymandering and outright voter suppression will enable 35% of the country to control the other 65%.
 
2021-09-24 11:51:37 AM  

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Except that the Republican Party will subvert democracy again and again, because they know that the media will let them get away with it and the Democrats are too weak to challenge them.
 
2021-09-24 11:51:42 AM  
"Lindsey and Mike should be ashamed of themselves for not putting up the fight necessary to win."

There is no amount of "fight" that will allow you to win an election that you lost.
 
2021-09-24 11:53:14 AM  
Lindsay the Prophet...

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2021-09-24 11:53:20 AM  

Walker: Diogenes: That's friendship to Trump. It's purely transactional. He will be "friends" with you for as long as you are useful to him. If he tires of you or decides you have violated some unwritten rule about loyalty, he will turn on you. Every. Damn. Time.

And they keep standing by him.  Every. Damn. Time.

That's what happens when Trump has dirt on you (provided by his Russian hacker friends)


In case of Graham, we already know what it is.  He's gay, which is still an unforgivable sin in the Republican Party.  The Russians/Trump must have some pretty graphic proof to keep him so cowed.
 
2021-09-24 11:53:30 AM  
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2021-09-24 11:53:40 AM  

Benevolent Misanthrope: Diogenes: That's friendship to Trump. It's purely transactional. He will be "friends" with you for as long as you are useful to him. If he tires of you or decides you have violated some unwritten rule about loyalty, he will turn on you. Every. Damn. Time.

And they keep standing by him.  Every. Damn. Time.

This is what I don't get.  Why?  I mean, even the biggest simp on the planet eventually calls it quits.  But not these assholes.  And there are more people out there standing in line to kiss his ass.  I just cannot fathom this.


Prisoner's dilemma. If you decide to stand up to Mar-a-Lardo your fellow republicans _might_ back you. Or they might see it as an opportunity to use the wrath of Fat-boy against you to steal your power. They are all such amoral weasels that they can't trust each other.

If they all agreed to eject The centaur of gravity they could. But they don't trust each other.
 
2021-09-24 11:53:52 AM  
I'm sure giving him attention every time he shiats stupid out of his puckered facehole will help.
 
2021-09-24 11:54:13 AM  
Also a given: right-wing populism never works out well for the populace.
 
2021-09-24 11:54:25 AM  

Walker: Diogenes: That's friendship to Trump. It's purely transactional. He will be "friends" with you for as long as you are useful to him. If he tires of you or decides you have violated some unwritten rule about loyalty, he will turn on you. Every. Damn. Time.

And they keep standing by him.  Every. Damn. Time.

That's what happens when Trump has dirt on you (provided by his Russian hacker friends)


No.  I do not think that's it.  I used to.  But then I started to notice more and more that there are no consequences for these people.  It matters not what the dirt is, or how big the pile.

We have evidence of lying to Congress, helping and insurrection, campaign finance violations, and a long list of other really, REALLY bad stuff...  And no one is acting on any of it.

So I think that it's much more simple than all that.  Something along the lines of, "Just keep supporting this person because that way I'll get re-elected."  Or, "I don't want my colleagues to punish me."

What I more bothersome than anything else right now is that we have only seen Congress take action against one Congresscritter recently.  That was Liz Cheney.  And they punished her for defying Drumpf.
 
2021-09-24 11:54:50 AM  
People are stupid

trump supporters are incredibly stupid

We're doomed
 
2021-09-24 11:55:01 AM  
The article doesn't seem to support the CNN headline.

Trump, naturally, responded by savaging Graham, as well as fellow Republican Sen. Mike Lee of Utah.  "I spent virtually no time with Senators Mike Lee of Utah, or Lindsey Graham of South Carolina, talking about the 2020 Presidential Election Scam or, as it is viewed by many, the 'Crime of the Century,'" Trump wrote in a statement sent via his Save America PAC. "Lindsey and Mike should be ashamed of themselves for not putting up the fight necessary to win."

Who considers that quote savaging?
 
2021-09-24 11:56:45 AM  

Benevolent Misanthrope: Diogenes: That's friendship to Trump. It's purely transactional. He will be "friends" with you for as long as you are useful to him. If he tires of you or decides you have violated some unwritten rule about loyalty, he will turn on you. Every. Damn. Time.

And they keep standing by him.  Every. Damn. Time.

This is what I don't get.  Why?  I mean, even the biggest simp on the planet eventually calls it quits.  But not these assholes.  And there are more people out there standing in line to kiss his ass.  I just cannot fathom this.


74 million votes.

I'll bet that if Trump is not on the ticket in 2024, the Republicans will go back to 62 or 63 million votes in November. Maybe 65 million.

It's not that Republicans will vote for someone else -- they just won't bother to vote if they aren't voting for Trump.
 
2021-09-24 11:57:45 AM  

capn' fun: Even now, being his Renfro even for a few months can mean being able to lick a few million dollars of crumbs off of his high heeled shoes.


Not the kid from The Client and Sleepers - you probably wanted to reference Tom Waits' character from Bram Stoker's Dracula (or Peter MacNicols' bug-eater from Dracula: Dead and Loving it).

RenFIELD.

// also, TIL Brad Renfro died in 2008
 
2021-09-24 11:58:50 AM  

Dr Dreidel: Benevolent Misanthrope: Diogenes: That's friendship to Trump. It's purely transactional. He will be "friends" with you for as long as you are useful to him. If he tires of you or decides you have violated some unwritten rule about loyalty, he will turn on you. Every. Damn. Time.

And they keep standing by him.  Every. Damn. Time.

This is what I don't get.  Why?  I mean, even the biggest simp on the planet eventually calls it quits.  But not these assholes.  And there are more people out there standing in line to kiss his ass.  I just cannot fathom this.

Lindsey Graham got into Congress in 1995 - a decade after Mitch McConnell did.

They could not have lasted 30-40 years in politics without being able to make alliances over a fundraiser dinner and jettison them just as quickly. If anything, TRUMP's the one who hasn't gotten the message - he thinks THEY need him, but if the last 8 months has shown us anything, HE needs THEM far more.

Oh sure, you're constantly seeing polls showing Trump with like 80% support in the party, but we're only a year out from his loss. Once the midterms start heating up (and DeSantis/Abbott really start sucking oxygen out of the Presidential race) and Trump keeps flailing to an ever-dwindling audience for another year or two, the limits of Trump's reach are going to be made quite clear.

The electeds already know that Trump is a paper tiger - how many of them has Trump beaten?


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2021-09-24 11:59:07 AM  

Benevolent Misanthrope: Diogenes: That's friendship to Trump. It's purely transactional. He will be "friends" with you for as long as you are useful to him. If he tires of you or decides you have violated some unwritten rule about loyalty, he will turn on you. Every. Damn. Time.

And they keep standing by him.  Every. Damn. Time.

This is what I don't get.  Why?  I mean, even the biggest simp on the planet eventually calls it quits.  But not these assholes.  And there are more people out there standing in line to kiss his ass.  I just cannot fathom this.


Trump is popular with Republican voters.  That's it.

You might not win as Republican going all in with Trump, but in many districts you are in trouble in a primary if you are Liz Cheneying Trump.  So, regardless of what the (cowards) think on the inside, they're willing to toe the Trump line officially, in order to keep the Republican base happy.
 
2021-09-24 11:59:11 AM  

RasIanI: I'll bet that if Trump is not on the ticket in 2024, the Republicans will go back to 62 or 63 million votes in November. Maybe 65 million.


Nope. They'll all come out out if the guy is racist enough and advocating violence against liberals.

In other words, Abbot, DeSantis...plenty of candidates.
 
2021-09-24 11:59:31 AM  

No_Sir: The article doesn't seem to support the CNN headline.

Trump, naturally, responded by savaging Graham, as well as fellow Republican Sen. Mike Lee of Utah.  "I spent virtually no time with Senators Mike Lee of Utah, or Lindsey Graham of South Carolina, talking about the 2020 Presidential Election Scam or, as it is viewed by many, the 'Crime of the Century,'" Trump wrote in a statement sent via his Save America PAC. "Lindsey and Mike should be ashamed of themselves for not putting up the fight necessary to win."

Who considers that quote savaging?


TFG didn't call them the 'best people'.
 
2021-09-24 11:59:49 AM  

indylaw: Patmaniac: [Fark user image image 425x489]

Except that the Republican Party will subvert democracy again and again, because they know that the media will let them get away with it and the Democrats are too weak to challenge them.


Yeah I don't get that either.  The Democrats are such a powerful entity, they just waste too much of their energy worrying about whether they're going to get elected or not, and it turns out to be a self-fulfilling prophecy when they don't.
 
2021-09-24 11:59:57 AM  

Dr Dreidel: Benevolent Misanthrope: Diogenes: That's friendship to Trump. It's purely transactional. He will be "friends" with you for as long as you are useful to him. If he tires of you or decides you have violated some unwritten rule about loyalty, he will turn on you. Every. Damn. Time.

And they keep standing by him.  Every. Damn. Time.

This is what I don't get.  Why?  I mean, even the biggest simp on the planet eventually calls it quits.  But not these assholes.  And there are more people out there standing in line to kiss his ass.  I just cannot fathom this.

Lindsey Graham got into Congress in 1995 - a decade after Mitch McConnell did.

They could not have lasted 30-40 years in politics without being able to make alliances over a fundraiser dinner and jettison them just as quickly. If anything, TRUMP's the one who hasn't gotten the message - he thinks THEY need him, but if the last 8 months has shown us anything, HE needs THEM far more.

Oh sure, you're constantly seeing polls showing Trump with like 80% support in the party, but we're only a year out from his loss. Once the midterms start heating up (and DeSantis/Abbott really start sucking oxygen out of the Presidential race) and Trump keeps flailing to an ever-dwindling audience for another year or two, the limits of Trump's reach are going to be made quite clear.

The electeds already know that Trump is a paper tiger - how many of them has Trump beaten?


Trumps benefit to them is somewhere between marginal to being in with a future dictator.  The downside is being on the wrong  side of the angry mob which is the GOP base.  McConnell doesn't need trump, he's got his state wrapped up and will play ball with him to get tax breaks, judges, and destroy government.  Graham likely doesn't need Trump to get re-elected, but will run back to him when given the chance (and trump will give him the chance) because Graham isn't a leader, he's a follower who pretends to lead and just mimics the alpha he is attached to.
 
2021-09-24 11:59:57 AM  
trump truly does represent all christian "virtues."  He is more jesus than Jesus.  He is a perfect symbol of the religion of hate.
 
2021-09-24 12:00:58 PM  
Yeah, because he promised that fealty to Vlad, and he's terrified of having to check his coffee sippy cup of juice with a Geiger counter for the rest of his life.
 
2021-09-24 12:01:07 PM  
Graham and Trump will be back together.  This is a PR move by Trump to do damage control from a book that ultimately doesn't matter.  Graham will do a big show of fealty and be golfing with Trump again in no time.
 
2021-09-24 12:03:12 PM  
Ladybug snd Mike Lee can eat shiat and die. They both still pushed the "big lie" even while Trump whined about them. Fark that orange shiat-gibbon and all his followers. Your family and friends that support him are not "fooled", they choose  to hate snd be ignorant.
Garbage, the lot of them.
 
2021-09-24 12:04:32 PM  

durbnpoisn: Walker: Diogenes: That's friendship to Trump. It's purely transactional. He will be "friends" with you for as long as you are useful to him. If he tires of you or decides you have violated some unwritten rule about loyalty, he will turn on you. Every. Damn. Time.

And they keep standing by him.  Every. Damn. Time.

That's what happens when Trump has dirt on you (provided by his Russian hacker friends)

No.  I do not think that's it.  I used to.  But then I started to notice more and more that there are no consequences for these people.  It matters not what the dirt is, or how big the pile.

We have evidence of lying to Congress, helping and insurrection, campaign finance violations, and a long list of other really, REALLY bad stuff...  And no one is acting on any of it.

So I think that it's much more simple than all that.  Something along the lines of, "Just keep supporting this person because that way I'll get re-elected."  Or, "I don't want my colleagues to punish me."

What I more bothersome than anything else right now is that we have only seen Congress take action against one Congresscritter recently.  That was Liz Cheney.  And they punished her for defying Drumpf.


I think it basically comes down to money.  Politicians live in constant fear of the money drying up.  Big money from the whales, and lots and lots of small money from the peons of the base.  And anything that could potentially throw a wrench that gums up the spigot of money is a threat.  I think I read somewhere that Congresscritters spend something like 60% of their day either actively fundraising or making calls on behalf of the party for fundraising.

Right now, Trump has enough influence that politicians of the GQP are deathly afraid of his ability to throw off fundraising in the short term.  They might hate the man's guts, and know that he is will likely be the death of their party, but it's pretty hard to look beyond the upcoming mid-terms.  And for the mid-terms, they need money.
 
2021-09-24 12:09:24 PM  
Wow Trump turned on someone?! How rare, I can't remember the last time it happened, Graham must have dome something very bad to get that kind of wrath.

Wash, rinse, repeat, move on to the next MAGA moron to toss under the bus.
 
2021-09-24 12:10:27 PM  

Benevolent Misanthrope: Diogenes: That's friendship to Trump. It's purely transactional. He will be "friends" with you for as long as you are useful to him. If he tires of you or decides you have violated some unwritten rule about loyalty, he will turn on you. Every. Damn. Time.

And they keep standing by him.  Every. Damn. Time.

This is what I don't get.  Why?  I mean, even the biggest simp on the planet eventually calls it quits.  But not these assholes.  And there are more people out there standing in line to kiss his ass.  I just cannot fathom this.


Because every MAGAt believes, "He'd never do that to ME!"

There should be a game show called, "Be Donald's Friend!" where the "contestant" tries to get TFG to acknowledge the person as just barely existing.  At the end of every episode - which consisted of the contestant debasing him/herself at TFG's insistence, doing even more outlandish and humiliating stunts as the episode progresses - the contestant obviously fails the final, extreme challenge, and TFG turns on him/her.

However, such a show would give TFG the attention he craves, and no way do I want that to happen.  Still, it would be the highest-rated TV on the air.  Most of the country tunes in to watch the train wreck, all while shouting at the TV, "Don't you have any respect for yourself???", and the rest tune in to point out how that contestant failed while THEY would have succeeded and become TFG's lifelong friend.

Murdoch is really missing out on megabucks with this TV show.
 
2021-09-24 12:14:44 PM  

Rev. Skarekroe: Dr Dreidel: Benevolent Misanthrope: Diogenes: That's friendship to Trump. It's purely transactional. He will be "friends" with you for as long as you are useful to him. If he tires of you or decides you have violated some unwritten rule about loyalty, he will turn on you. Every. Damn. Time.

And they keep standing by him.  Every. Damn. Time.

This is what I don't get.  Why?  I mean, even the biggest simp on the planet eventually calls it quits.  But not these assholes.  And there are more people out there standing in line to kiss his ass.  I just cannot fathom this.

Lindsey Graham got into Congress in 1995 - a decade after Mitch McConnell did.

They could not have lasted 30-40 years in politics without being able to make alliances over a fundraiser dinner and jettison them just as quickly. If anything, TRUMP's the one who hasn't gotten the message - he thinks THEY need him, but if the last 8 months has shown us anything, HE needs THEM far more.

Oh sure, you're constantly seeing polls showing Trump with like 80% support in the party, but we're only a year out from his loss. Once the midterms start heating up (and DeSantis/Abbott really start sucking oxygen out of the Presidential race) and Trump keeps flailing to an ever-dwindling audience for another year or two, the limits of Trump's reach are going to be made quite clear.

The electeds already know that Trump is a paper tiger - how many of them has Trump beaten?

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How many re-elections have Lindsey and Mitch won? How many has Trump won?

Lindsey and Mitch can coast to re-election even if Trump spends all election season taking shots at them (Trump's currently trying to unseat Mitch, but 2026 is a LONG way off). Trump can't get airtime unless he drops a steamer on your e-mail server.

phoenix352 has it right - neither of them need Trump, but will run back to him when given the chance (and Trump will give them the chance every time Trump needs an ego tugjob) because nothing matters to GOP pols or voters (especially not consistency) - as long as they support Trump in the week or two surrounding elections and for important votes (like confirming SC judges), everyone is happy.
 
2021-09-24 12:22:48 PM  
You knew he was a snake when you took him in.

SpectroBoy: Prisoner's dilemma. If you decide to stand up to Mar-a-Lardo your fellow republicans _might_ back you. Or they might see it as an opportunity to use the wrath of Fat-boy against you to steal your power. They are all such amoral weasels that they can't trust each other.

If they all agreed to eject The centaur of gravity they could. But they don't trust each other.


To this day, I admire the poetry of the "rugged individualist" party being destroyed by a collective action problem.
 
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