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Rand Paul Warns One Third of
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Posted By: Dodge Boy, 1/17/2021 10:11:14 AM

Senator Rand Paul (R., Ky.) warned Friday that one third of Republican voters could leave the party if GOP senators vote in impeachment proceedings to convict President Trump. Paul made the comments in an interview on Fox News’s The Ingraham Angle. The senator’s remarks come amid an increasing divide between congressional Republicans who oppose impeaching the president, and a smaller number who support the measure following the riots at the Capitol on January 6. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R., Ky.) is reportedly hopeful that Republicans can use impeachment to purge Trump from the GOP...

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Senator, it will be a lot more than one third of us turning our backs on the pubbie party. Turtle, you are playing with fire, pal.

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Reply 1 - Posted by: WhamDBambam 1/17/2021 10:13:20 AM (No. 663884)
Vastly underestimated, I suspect. Tarring & feathering is likely to make a stylistic resurgence.
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Reply 2 - Posted by: Chuzzles 1/17/2021 10:18:58 AM (No. 663891)
Vastly underestimating the anger of the voters Senator. But that is what happens when the country club republicans, aka cucks, aka Uniparty, refuse to listen or visit reality.
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Reply 3 - Posted by: Rat Patrol 1/17/2021 10:20:26 AM (No. 663895)
What makes him think that is not what they want in the first place.
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Reply 4 - Posted by: pros7767 1/17/2021 10:20:35 AM (No. 663896)
Rand doesn't understand that most of us have already left the party! The Republicans despicable silence in the face of a clearly stolen election has buried them! There may have been only a few hundred thousand people on the Mall on January 6th, but millions and millions of us were there in spirit! The GOP is dead to most of us. I already donated to Tom Norton who is primarying a RINO Rep.
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Reply 5 - Posted by: Californian 1/17/2021 10:21:05 AM (No. 663897)
Article says majority of Republicans support Trump. So, if they think they're going to grow the party by further angering 60% of the party, this is a great way to enrage people. Welcome to permanent minority party status.
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Reply 6 - Posted by: Son of Grady 1/17/2021 10:26:15 AM (No. 663902)
1/3 no way. I see a total collapse of the GOP.
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Reply 7 - Posted by: BarryNo 1/17/2021 10:30:23 AM (No. 663906)
There will be three political parties in America. The Democrats, The Republicans, and whatever the New party decides to name itself. Probably the Patriot Party, or the MAGA Party. The smallest and least effective of the three will be the Republicans. But they and the Democrats, if what I'm currently seeing follows to its end, will do, is attempt to label the GOP-spin-off, as traitors, and attempt to destroy them. We're headed for War. It's going to be fast, brutal, and may destroy the United States... All because of the greed of the Political Class. First you'll have the initial battles, which International powers will want to get involved in. Then Agriculture will suffer (See that damn Bill Gates) and cities will begin to starve. Millions WILL die.
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Reply 8 - Posted by: zephyrgirl 1/17/2021 10:30:24 AM (No. 663907)
I've already left the Republican party. I'm now officially an independent. Every "Republican" solicitation for money gets unsubscribed immediately. I took particular delight in unsubscribing from TWO Mitch McConnell lists.
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Reply 9 - Posted by: Laotzu 1/17/2021 10:34:28 AM (No. 663912)
I changed to Independent last Wednesday when Republicans started apologizing for catching bullets while unarmed. I'll join the first real Constitutional party that comes along and shows it wants to win.
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Reply 10 - Posted by: BarryNo 1/17/2021 10:38:17 AM (No. 663917)
(cont.) Will the millions of dead Americans from this conflict be worth it? I know that my family is not in a position to survive such a conflict. But even given our eventual deaths, I refuse to surrender to a bunch of self-appointed tyrants. So let loose the Dogs of War. If I am to die, let it have meaning in the Free people of a future America. Let the Tree of Liberty be enriched by our sacrifices rather than cut down and discarded by our foes.
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Reply 11 - Posted by: Twinkle93 1/17/2021 10:40:15 AM (No. 663921)
What a bunch of BS. Any vote by the Senate to confirm impeachment, conducted past noon on Jan. 20, 2021, is unconstitutional.
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Reply 12 - Posted by: MDConservative 1/17/2021 10:48:12 AM (No. 663926)
If this goes to trial with any GOP participation whatever, the Republican party is over, done, and in flames. Any participation will guarantee an electoral disaster in '22 for Republicans. It's that simple. IF Schumer is stupid enough to try a former President, the Republicans should absolutely boycott this unconstitutional exercise. Chief Justice Earl Warren Roberts should have the sense to decline ito preside over an unconstitutional impeachment trial. Certainly, PDT shoud give no credence to this by offering nay defense whatever, not even communicating or responding in any fashion. Let this fool's game begin...
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Reply 13 - Posted by: southcarolina 1/17/2021 10:49:46 AM (No. 663928)
No, we will work to rid our Republican party of the fake republicans. To leave the party insures a Democratic win. We will not fall for that trap. Americas Voice is preparing a list of businesses that have punished Pres Trump and conservatives. They will make sure that we know who let us down.
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Reply 14 - Posted by: Wizard of is 1/17/2021 11:08:18 AM (No. 663954)
A few days ago the radio station in Raleigh NC that carries Rush reported that close to 10k Republicans in NC had already changed their registration. Of course the report made it appear anti-Trump by attributing the voters’ motive as disgust with the “riot” in DC rather than disgust with the stolen election. We know better!
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Reply 15 - Posted by: slipstik 1/17/2021 11:12:19 AM (No. 663965)
The "political class/career polititians/Uniparty" run this private little playground where they push around pawns and toy soldiers (us) for their own power games. ALL of them have exerted herculean effort to push DJT off the playground, and it worked. It was truly a massive conspiracy, and it required political, judiciary, media, and big tech cooperation. It also destroyed the United States. The Constitution has been torn asunder and is no longer in effect. Technically, NONE of us are bound by its rules anymore. We don't have a year remaining on our expiration date. With luck, the map of North America will look like the map of South America in a year or two, otherwise, unbound anarchy, death, and destruction. The United States will never arise from the ashes, the Chines will never allow it. And we HAVE been sold to the Chinese.
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Reply 16 - Posted by: bad-hair 1/17/2021 11:17:33 AM (No. 663973)
And the other 2 thirds will be stupid enough not to. No matter. We'll primary the hell out of all of them in 2022. The Constitution Party will raise absolute hell for the Uniparty in the midterms. Let's see how Congress works split 3 ways. Presidents come and presidents go but we the people are still here.
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Reply 17 - Posted by: Kate318 1/17/2021 11:20:17 AM (No. 663980)
One third? You’re dreaming, Rand. At least half...maybe more.
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Reply 18 - Posted by: Surroundedbyblue 1/17/2021 11:20:35 AM (No. 663981)
A third already are gone. The only question is how many more just haven’t gotten to it yet?
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Reply 19 - Posted by: RedWhiteBlue 1/17/2021 11:20:53 AM (No. 663982)
They don't have to leave...we're leaving the so-called repub (RINO) party. They no longer deserve real Americans in that cabal!
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Reply 20 - Posted by: Boni 1/17/2021 11:22:35 AM (No. 663985)
I object to Republican voters being referred to as "fans of DJT." We are not "fans" we are citizens and voters. To call us "fans" denigrates not only President Trump, likening him to a TV personality, but also the voters who supported him. I don't think we should give Republicans another chance. They failed us, turned on us. They did not condemn the BLM/Antifa rioters and the burning of cities enough while acting like the Republicans who entered the Capitol were violent thugs. They did not back the president when he came out of the White House to decry the burning of federal momunments. The cowered instead of joining him. Americans have every right to express their anger at their elected officials but they are being treated as terrorists. Democrats quickly bailed out their violent friends and put them back on the street to burn and loot again. Republicans should resist every little word that comes out of a Democrat mouth. They should not work across the aisle. They should introduce bills for election reform immediately and ensure that the rights of citizens to political speech and assembly are protected.
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Reply 21 - Posted by: TJ54 1/17/2021 11:27:43 AM (No. 663991)
I think purging McConnell and Romney would make more sense since they are Deep State minions
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Reply 22 - Posted by: zek 1/17/2021 11:27:46 AM (No. 663992)
I’ve already left, and so have thousands.
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Reply 23 - Posted by: msjena 1/17/2021 11:31:19 AM (No. 663994)
He’s right. One third, at least.
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Reply 24 - Posted by: snapper451 1/17/2021 11:38:22 AM (No. 664002)
How about seeking the truth before rushing to judgment? That clearly was not done here. Each day yields more evidence, especially the timeline, that President Trump nor his people caused this riot. YES, some Trump supporters did some stupid things by getting riled up by ANTIFA and BLM agitators and going into the Capital. However, this was another "false flag" event to harm President Trump.
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Reply 25 - Posted by: DVC 1/17/2021 11:51:25 AM (No. 664014)
No, it will be 2/3. They have NO IDEA how much we despise them already.
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Reply 26 - Posted by: JL80863 1/17/2021 11:59:08 AM (No. 664026)
Vastly undercounted. One third plan on leaving based on the GOP performance last week.
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Reply 27 - Posted by: bassman 1/17/2021 12:05:03 PM (No. 664038)
Going along with other posts, 1/3 (at least) is already gone and another 1/2 of what's left if they go along with impeachment. btw, as of 2 weeks ago I'm no longer a registered republican.
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Reply 28 - Posted by: DVC 1/17/2021 12:21:01 PM (No. 664060)
I sent almost $2500 to various Republican candidates this political season. I don't plan on giving them one cent, ever, in the future. I get three to six GOP fundraising emails every day, delete them all will be putting them in my spam filter soon. NO MORE Republicans. Done with them.
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Reply 29 - Posted by: chance_232 1/17/2021 12:21:48 PM (No. 664061)
The party didn't support Trump in 2016. The party didn't fight for him in his first two years. And when the chips were down, they stabbed him in the back. When they finally had the chance to end Obama are, McCain killed it solely because it was personal. For 4 years, with the exception of a handful, the party never defended Trump. For the past few decades, the party paid lip service to the constitution, conservative principles and balancing the budget. The only thing that the party is good for is being the opposition party. When it comes to governing, they do so in fear of the minority.
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Reply 30 - Posted by: LadyHen 1/17/2021 12:29:06 PM (No. 664067)
"Will leave?" Have left is more like it and more will follow. "15 I know thy works, that thou art neither cold nor hot: I would thou wert cold or hot. 16 So then because thou art lukewarm, and neither cold nor hot, I will spue thee out of my mouth." Rev 3: 15,16
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Reply 31 - Posted by: J. Arthur Brown 1/17/2021 12:30:12 PM (No. 664071)
If I was angry at a Republican senator I'd stick around and vote against him or her in the next primary. I suspect that most people who are angry at Republican senators will be of like mind.
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Reply 32 - Posted by: stablemoney 1/17/2021 12:36:10 PM (No. 664074)
I have left. Fox News, too. I never hang around with people that stab me in the back.
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Reply 33 - Posted by: judy 1/17/2021 12:55:18 PM (No. 664087)
Hey Rand I think they have already left your party!!! One Big problem the press and fake republicans like McConnell & McCarthy think they are leaving because of the Trump ... Wrong! When the 2 leaders fail to support the president it's time to move on & declare ourselves independents. The DC country club republicans never knew the people.... all they care is getting re-elected. The house members...majority of them ...are true representatives ...` the senate...now that's another story. The senate is the real old republican party who never leaves DC cocktail circuit.
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Reply 34 - Posted by: Historybuff 1/17/2021 1:10:53 PM (No. 664100)
I'll be one of them.
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Reply 35 - Posted by: LtE126 1/17/2021 1:53:32 PM (No. 664150)
apparently you don't need any math to be an optometrist.
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Reply 36 - Posted by: babsathome 1/17/2021 2:28:14 PM (No. 664178)
I have been unsubscribing and in funding them all since GA run offs. As I did it o wrote they all needed to support President Trump. I am sure many others did the same. Those Swamp Creatures believe we can continue to be fooled. Can we ?!?
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Reply 37 - Posted by: crashnburn 1/17/2021 2:29:04 PM (No. 664179)
To paraphrase another great Republican President, Ronald Maximus Reagan, “I’m not leaving the Republican Party, the Republican Party is leaving me!”
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Reply 38 - Posted by: IdahoGal 1/17/2021 2:44:21 PM (No. 664193)
This horse has jumped the fence. I no longer call myself a Republican. I am a Constitutional Conservative.
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Reply 39 - Posted by: bigfatslob 1/17/2021 3:10:25 PM (No. 664221)
Washington is one Uniparty. It's like two street gangs with their own gang signs, tattoos and turf. Democrats and republicans are the same species. I have no intentions of following republicans. Rand Paul is wrong there are more than that or like me I'm waiting to hear where President Trumps goes. I refuse to be called an Independent that's a fence sitter to me. I just haven't erased (r)epublican off my party affiliation yet but it's coming. My wife and I are old might not live long enough to enjoy or see a new party formed. Good luck to all patriots.
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Reply 40 - Posted by: Yuban 1/17/2021 3:14:34 PM (No. 664229)
The word republican is now a four letter word (RINO) in most American households. To stay in a Party called republican is to insure you never win another election. Get out while the gettin is good. Name recognition does the republicans no good at all.
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Reply 41 - Posted by: Daisymay 1/17/2021 3:58:42 PM (No. 664277)
E-Mail your Senator and let him/her know your feelings on their vote for Impeachment. Depending on who your Senator is, and depending on how soon they are up for re-election, they will pay attention to how you feel. If your Senator is Romney, Sasse or Murkowski, they will say "kiss off". The Others will probably pay attention to how many calls and e-mails they get. People like Susan Collins, who just won re-election probably won't care because she is getting to Retirement age and might just walk next time around!
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Reply 42 - Posted by: Dodge Boy 1/17/2021 4:14:38 PM (No. 664292)
I accessed my county elections website yesterday and changed mine to Unaffiliated. First time I have done this in the 48 years I have been eligible to vote.
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Reply 43 - Posted by: EJKrausJr 1/17/2021 4:46:33 PM (No. 664320)
Only a third? More like 80%. Can you say Third Party, Rand, namely the Party of Trump, the Patriot Party.
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Reply 44 - Posted by: LittleRedHen1 1/17/2021 5:52:14 PM (No. 664381)
Did some quick research and found the following. The Federalist Party came into being between 1792 and 1794 as a national coalition of bankers and businessmen. It failed because it supported Britain during the War of 1812 (profits over country). Most Whigs desired an alliance between government and private enterprise and hated Andrew Jackson (proto-TDS?). It failed because it appears they did not have core beliefs. Today's Republican Party is next.
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Reply 45 - Posted by: Strike3 1/17/2021 6:11:36 PM (No. 664393)
One day soon, the RNC will take an updated survey of registered republican voters and BAM! That's when the virtual 2 X 4 will hit them upside the head. It will be Homer Simpson's DOH! moment.
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Reply 46 - Posted by: pmcclure 1/17/2021 7:47:43 PM (No. 664459)
I suspect that at least one-third have ALREADY left this party, with many more to follow.
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Reply 47 - Posted by: Oldenoughtoknowbetter 1/17/2021 11:43:28 PM (No. 664557)
It doesn't matter. A Republican, an Independent or any party will lose as long as the Dems control Dominion. Republicans cut their own throats because they wouldn't pursue the fraud.
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Reply 48 - Posted by: SALady 1/18/2021 8:01:28 PM (No. 665527)
That is because there just aren't that many Republicans left. Probably 50% of Republicans left the party after watching the Republi-Can't Party stab President Trump in the back repeatedly after November 3rd. So I could see another 1/3 leave, and the rest are just swamp creature RINO's.
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During former President Bill Clinton’s testimony before a grand jury about his Oval Office shenanigans with 22-year-old White House intern Monica Lewinsky, the Philanderer in Chief shrewdly said, in response to a question, “It depends upon what the meaning of the word ‘is’ is.” In Apple CEO Tim Cook’s case, it depends on what his meaning of “that” is. More precisely, in the case of Apple’s de-platforming of conservative-leaning social media site Parler, it matters a hell of a lot what Cook’s meaning of “that” is, when he says of Parler: “We don’t consider that free speech.”
Feinstein, 87, Files Paperwork For Possible
Re-Election; Gets Scolded On Social Media
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Posted by Imright 1/18/2021 1:42:26 AM Post Reply
Sen. Dianne Feinstein (D-CA) won’t be up for re-election until 2024, but she has seemingly already filed paperwork indicating she might run again.The 87-year-old U.S. Democrat from California filed the initial re-election paperwork with the Federal Election Commission last week, L.A. Magazine reported. A Feinstein rep reached out to L.A. Magazine to clarify what the FEC filings allegedly mean. “To be clear, Senator Feinstein has had a campaign committee since she took office, as all senators must. In order to keep this account active, the senator has to maintain filings with the FEC. Yesterday’s filings merely reflected an updated address,”
Texas State Historical Assn’s Chief Historian
Says the Alamo was an ‘Insignificant’ Battle
and Represents ‘Whiteness.’ What Do Texas History
Experts and the Facts Say?
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Posted by Dreadnought 1/17/2021 5:16:53 PM Post Reply
This past week, Texas State Historical Association chief historian Walter Buenger made two controversial assertions regarding the Alamo in a story published by USA Today. Although the battle has become a symbol of patriotism and freedom for many Texans and Americans, like the Confederate monuments erected after the Civil War, the myth of the Alamo has been used to “commemorate whiteness,” according to Walter L Buenger, Texas State Historical Association chair. The battle itself was relatively insignificant tactically speaking, but it gained recognition decades later in the 1890s as backlash to African Americans gaining more political power and Mexican immigration increasing
What’s going on in
Washington, D.C.?
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Posted by Magnante 1/18/2021 9:17:19 AM Post Reply
The last time I checked, this was the USA. A free country. A country where, when mobs of thugs were destroying Minneapolis, Portland, Kenosha, and other cities, the media reacted in horror at the suggestion that a few National Guard troops might help return calm for the residents trying to live peacefully in their homes, do business as much as possible in the circumstances, and stay afloat during a pandemic. As Portland’s Mayor Ted Wheeler said when offered federal troops to quell the violence, “This is not the America we want.” The very idea is repugnant! Now, I am seeing pictures of Washington DC preparing to inaugurate Biden
Fauci warns of ‘more ominous’ strains
of COVID-19 from Brazil, South Africa
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Posted by Ribicon 1/17/2021 3:31:15 PM Post Reply
Dr. Anthony Fauci on Sunday warned that “more ominous” strains of COVID-19 have emerged out of South Africa and Brazil. The Director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases said they’re looking “very carefully” at the two new mutant variants in addition to another highly-contagious one that was first detected in the United Kingdom. “People need to realize there’s more than one mutant strain,” Fauci told NBC anchor Chuck Todd on “Meet the Press.” “There’s one from the UK that’s essentially dominated… There’s another more ominous one that’s in South Africa and Brazil.” Fauci said he doesn’t want “people to panic,”
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