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(Daily Boulder)   What if all decent Republicans actually quit the party?   (dailyboulder.com) divider line
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2022-05-18 12:31:53 PM  
Trick question
 
2022-05-18 12:34:04 PM  
I thought that already happened.
 
2022-05-18 12:34:27 PM  
Name one.
 
2022-05-18 12:36:02 PM  
A) there are no good Republicans
2) the less bad ones are already gone
 
2022-05-18 12:36:28 PM  
All the "decent" Republicans became Democrats decades ago and now control that party.
 
2022-05-18 12:37:21 PM  
I don't think the GOP will miss those three people all that much
 
2022-05-18 12:42:19 PM  
They would hang out with all the "compassionate serial killers."
 
2022-05-18 12:45:32 PM  
What if all decent Republicans actually quit the party?


The Republican Party has already quit them.
 
2022-05-18 12:46:02 PM  
I like how they keep announcing it. As if they suddenly get brownie points for deciding that they've grown bored of being evil.
 
2022-05-18 12:46:05 PM  
Oxymoronical premise is oxymoronic.
 
2022-05-18 12:46:40 PM  
So they loose maybe 3 guys
 
2022-05-18 12:46:46 PM  
Anyone who doesn't isn't decent.
 
2022-05-18 12:47:35 PM  

Gubbo: I like how they keep announcing it. As if they suddenly get brownie points for deciding that they've grown bored of being evil.


More like became aware not pretending NOT to be evil might get them diselected.
 
2022-05-18 12:54:50 PM  

El_Frijole_Blanco: So they loose maybe 3 guys


Marcus Aurelius: Name one.


Still waiting for someone to speak up...
 
2022-05-18 1:01:12 PM  
We all did between 2000 and 2010 because we realized if you actually believed the philosophy the GOP said they stood for, then you wanted a Democrat in office.
 
2022-05-18 1:04:05 PM  

El_Frijole_Blanco: So they loose maybe 3 guys


I'm one of them. There could possibly be more than three.
 
2022-05-18 1:19:45 PM  
Like, leaving the GOP to become Libertarian?
 
2022-05-18 1:30:22 PM  

raerae1980: I thought that already happened.


Yup, and they became or voted for Democrats, dragging the Democratic party further right as well.
 
2022-05-18 1:47:18 PM  
OBJECTION!!!

Assumes facts not in evidence.
 
2022-05-18 2:33:37 PM  
If you're still a republican, 'decent' is pretty much well in the rear-view mirror.
 
2022-05-18 2:47:53 PM  
So they lose maybe one person? I don't think it will harm them much.
 
2022-05-18 2:56:48 PM  
They're so few, it won't make any difference.
 
2022-05-18 3:02:38 PM  
They'd lose 0 members.

This fantasy that there are large numbers of Republicans who AREN'T at least OK with Nazis, Klan and treating women like children who shouldn't be allowed to make their own decisions is hilarious.

Almost as hilarious as the Republicans believing there's a "moral majority" in this country.
 
2022-05-18 3:03:07 PM  
"Decent" Repubs still want to control women's bodies and shove LGBT people back in the closet.
 
2022-05-18 3:03:11 PM  
No Republicans with even the slightest iota of decency survived the Obama admin.

If the surge of vitriolic racism encouraged by GOP leaders across the board and all but open strategy of literally sabotaging our country for political gain during those years didn't convince you to leave then you can't be all that great of a person in general.
 
2022-05-18 3:03:30 PM  
FTA:

Miles Taylor, a former Trump administration official who served as Homeland Security deputy chief of staff and then chief of staff from 2017 to 2019, has announced that he's leaving the Republican party, saying that the GOP is now a threat to the country.

This guy worked to bring about everything he's decrying, and now he's leaving to pretend he's anything other than a monster who enabled the hate crimes he claims are a threat.

This is a brand new approach to the Trolley Problem: start the trolley on a path that kills everyone and then jump off so you don't have to pretend to choose.
 
2022-05-18 3:03:39 PM  

Marcus Aurelius: Name one.


That one retiree in BFE who hasn't poked their head out in 40 years or so.  No worries if they do or don't though, they're already years past life expectancy.
 
2022-05-18 3:04:45 PM  
What if unicorns were real?
 
2022-05-18 3:04:59 PM  

neongoats: So they lose maybe one person? I don't think it will harm them much.


Wow, you're very optimistic. Perhaps you shouldn't inflate your count by so much, just to make it more plausible.
 
2022-05-18 3:05:09 PM  
We left 30 years ago

/Rockefeller Republican
//AKA RINO, Socialist Commie liberal
 
2022-05-18 3:05:15 PM  
How are dead people going to quit the party?
 
2022-05-18 3:05:17 PM  
They discovered that Democratic leaders will willingly accept repentant traitors before they would ever think of promoting progressives.

See also: Liz Cheney.
 
2022-05-18 3:05:18 PM  
I, for one, will welcome the loving embrace of Senator Collins to the Democratic Party.
 
2022-05-18 3:05:18 PM  

Benevolent Misanthrope: El_Frijole_Blanco: So they loose maybe 3 guys

Marcus Aurelius: Name one.

Still waiting for someone to speak up...


Would you accept Lawful Evil as opposed to Chaotic Evil?

/ Liz Cheney is by no means good...but she's actually rejected Der Orange Fuhrer. That's more than 99% of her party.
 
2022-05-18 3:05:49 PM  

blastoh: We all did between 2000 and 2010 because we realized if you actually believed the philosophy the GOP said they stood for, then you wanted a Democrat in office.


And this is why we don't have a liberal party, we have a Moderate Conservative party and a Extremist Conservative party.
 
2022-05-18 3:05:53 PM  
They left when Mitch McConnel stole a Supreme Court seat.

They left when Trump praised Alex Jones.

They left when Trump won the primary.

They left when it became obvious that Trump is a narcissist when he went nuts over crowd size at his inauguration.

They left when Trump extorted Zelenskyy.

They left when the party supported Trump's coup attempt.

We're left with just the worst people in the nation, people who like the betrayals listed above, and a couple of Republicans that are still around to work on the Jan 6th committee in an attempt to bring corrupt Republicans to justice.
 
2022-05-18 3:06:02 PM  
Is this the DHS head before or after Nazi barbie?
 
2022-05-18 3:06:20 PM  
There hasn't been a decent Republican living in America since Ike was put in the ground and the individuals who stopped identifying as Republicans are, for the most part, continuing to push their horrible politics while wearing an I or a D by their name instead.
 
2022-05-18 3:06:26 PM  
the GOP has been boiling off anything even remotely sane for years and is now just vile sludge

really they shamed the educated republicans who were better able to hide the real agenda with pretty flowery language as RINOs and now you just have the morons screaming dogwhistles and grievances
 
2022-05-18 3:07:02 PM  

Old_Chief_Scott: El_Frijole_Blanco: So they loose maybe 3 guys

I'm one of them. There could possibly be more than three.



Just out of curiosity: What did they do that they finally lost your vote?
 
2022-05-18 3:07:18 PM  
If you were a decent person, you wouldn't be a republican.
 
2022-05-18 3:07:39 PM  
there are decent republicans on both sides

/oh wait
//that was something else
///three slashie manifesto
 
2022-05-18 3:07:50 PM  
Is this a repeat from 1964?
 
2022-05-18 3:08:01 PM  
It's amazing that the party that denies evolution could be completely rebuilt as a result of evolution. The "weaker" candidates, who are unable to survive in the harsher (political) climate are driven out, leaving the heartier species to thrive and multiply in their place.
 
2022-05-18 3:08:01 PM  
They should consider leaving before things get out of hand

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2022-05-18 3:08:18 PM  

iheartscotch: Benevolent Misanthrope: El_Frijole_Blanco: So they loose maybe 3 guys

Marcus Aurelius: Name one.

Still waiting for someone to speak up...

Would you accept Lawful Evil as opposed to Chaotic Evil?

/ Liz Cheney is by no means good...but she's actually rejected Der Orange Fuhrer. That's more than 99% of her party.


Cheney objected to the attempt to murder her via angry mob, not to Trump's politics.
 
2022-05-18 3:08:34 PM  

hobnail: A) there are no good Republicans
2) the less bad ones are already gone


Best guess is that there are a few stuck in deep red districts who want to vote for the least Trumpy candidate in the primaries and then vote Democrat in a quixotic stab in the general.

/parents switched in their 70s
//its never too late
///well really, it was pretty late in 1980.  But until Trump gets elected again there will still be elections...
 
2022-05-18 3:09:02 PM  
No one will notice any difference.
 
2022-05-18 3:09:31 PM  
So more Magakaga double down, the Left absorbs the last bits of the True GOP, and we're left with moderate (D) and Far Right.
Except this isn't a (steaming) hot take from 2022, but a prediction from 1994 that no one gave a f*ck about.
 
2022-05-18 3:09:46 PM  
What if in another dimension we all wore shoes on our hands and pants on our heads?
 
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