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GOP blows off Trump’s bid to oust McConnell

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Posted By: Dreadnought, 12/17/2021 11:12:26 PM

Former President Donald Trump has hit a wall in his efforts to oust Mitch McConnell as GOP leader. Despite months of attacks, the Trump-led campaign to depose the Senate minority leader has resulted in firm pledges from just two Republican candidates and no senators, and it has failed to turn up a formidable challenger to run against McConnell. Inside the Capitol, conservative senators shrug at the question, revealing a lack of appetite even among the GOP’s anti-establishment wing and continued strong support for McConnell as leader.

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Reply 1 - Posted by: anniebc 12/17/2021 11:33:45 PM (No. 1010507)
Does an anti-establishment wing really exist in the senate?
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Reply 2 - Posted by: Rama41 12/17/2021 11:49:04 PM (No. 1010515)
No one should be surprised. Trump's comments about Georgia cost Republicans the Senate.
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Reply 3 - Posted by: bighambone 12/18/2021 12:13:31 AM (No. 1010522)
Chances are “Father Time” will take care of McConnell.
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Reply 4 - Posted by: petelehman13 12/18/2021 12:13:47 AM (No. 1010523)
Meh, they are all figuring the Murder Turtle won't be around forever. Trump is flexing, and that is okay. Look PAST Mitch, who's next man up for the GOP in the Senate?
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Reply 5 - Posted by: wilarrbie 12/18/2021 12:30:29 AM (No. 1010528)
There's a handful of decent Republicans - and then there's the GOPe. How best might WTP blow THEM off?
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Reply 6 - Posted by: DVC 12/18/2021 12:47:35 AM (No. 1010540)
This us why the GOP gets NO money from me. I contribute to Trump and other individuals who are real conservatives. Never to the GOP in general.
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Reply 7 - Posted by: Captleemo 12/18/2021 1:49:07 AM (No. 1010552)
The GOP is its own worst enemy. Somehow they will grasp defeat from the jaws of victory once again.
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Reply 8 - Posted by: Trigger2 12/18/2021 2:38:39 AM (No. 1010569)
It looks like only the voters can get rid of McConnell of China fame.
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Reply 9 - Posted by: sanspeur 12/18/2021 2:51:25 AM (No. 1010571)
#8 , some say they did but the dominion machines decided otherwise. Mrs turtle is very well plugged into the xicom circuit board .
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Reply 10 - Posted by: watashiyo 12/18/2021 3:06:40 AM (No. 1010573)
Stopped contributing to the GOP since dozen years ago. And this may continue for another dozen.
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Reply 11 - Posted by: GustoGrabber 12/18/2021 3:21:28 AM (No. 1010575)
The establishment’s insistence on presenting an unappealing selection of antiTrump big government grifters to the Georgia voters, not Trump, cost Republicans the Senate. Mitch has been part of the furniture in the Capital since 1964. The political class does believe this is their game to play. It’s okay to solicit financial support from private sector successes like Trump, but populist conservatives are to be seen but not heard. Mitch expressed his contempt for the t party in 2010, he is content to block populism and let China and Soros destroy the US and wait out Conservative waves again and again.
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Reply 12 - Posted by: Muguy 12/18/2021 5:45:10 AM (No. 1010612)
The Peter Schweizer book "Secret Empires: How the American Political Class Hides Corruption and Enriches Family and Friends" is a MUST READ, but it gets very little media exposure or mention because blows the lid off the corruption of DC-- There are so many intertwined in the corruption that they PROTECT each other regardless of party affiliation. The nature of the primary system allows the entrenched RINOs who claim to be republicans but VOTE as demonrat socialist marxists to stay in power. The only way they will term limit themselves is by leaving due to scandal, retirement, resignation, or becoming "room temperature" as Rush Limbaugh used to say... The anti-establishment folks get corrupted fast and knuckle under quickly..... so many Tea Party persons elect them and then they screw those who got them there with loyalty to Yertle the Turtle who is as corrupt as they come.
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Reply 13 - Posted by: Amoeba 12/18/2021 6:57:10 AM (No. 1010667)
Jesse Helms knew the Turtle was not a conservative back in the 60's and 70's. They had backroom tussles and fights.
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Reply 14 - Posted by: Daisymay 12/18/2021 7:45:03 AM (No. 1010696)
I don't blame Trump. He KNOWS if he wins the Presidency, and Mitch is still Leader, he will have to fight Mitch's underhanded, nasty games every single day. We all know Mitch hates Trump. Trump Needs to get him out of the Leadership if he's going to get his Agenda passed!
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Reply 15 - Posted by: Ida Lou Pino 12/18/2021 7:46:20 AM (No. 1010698)
President Trump should follow the lead of us L-Dotters - - and throw his full support behind Fightin' Roy Blunt. No one in the Senate is a more energetic and charismatic leader - - than Fightin' Roy!
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Reply 16 - Posted by: homefry 12/18/2021 7:50:54 AM (No. 1010706)
PRIMARY every one of them.
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Reply 17 - Posted by: Periwinkel 12/18/2021 7:54:36 AM (No. 1010710)
President Trump either does not know or has forgotten that Senators like McConnell just fine! He doesn't do anything and doesn't make the Senate work either. Under a Trump-chosen Lead they lazy swamp dwellers might to actually have to do something. AND McConnell hands out money and favors to the lizards on a regular basis. #15 Are you serious about Fightin' Roy Blunt????
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Reply 18 - Posted by: WhamDBambam 12/18/2021 8:04:05 AM (No. 1010731)
The modern GOP has given me this mantra: Never vote for an incumbent in the primary. Never vote for a Democrat in the general.
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Reply 19 - Posted by: Kate318 12/18/2021 8:33:52 AM (No. 1010777)
Thanks for the morning laugh, #2!
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Reply 20 - Posted by: chumley 12/18/2021 8:58:04 AM (No. 1010814)
I am in a bad spot. I have an anti Trump rino for a rep and the same as a senator here in WV. If they cant be primaried I'll have to sit it out or vote for the dem. No more lesser of the two evils to reward the evil. We've played that game for a long time and look what its got us. The most conservative who can win. Bah.
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Reply 21 - Posted by: red1066 12/18/2021 9:23:01 AM (No. 1010850)
I wasn't aware Trump could do anything to oust anyone. Trump may have made a suggestion about getting rid of Mc Connell after next year's election, but Trump isn't in any position to do anything right now.
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Reply 22 - Posted by: MDConservative 12/18/2021 10:39:28 AM (No. 1010965)
Let's not forget who ENDORSED Mitch in the '20 KY senatorial election. It wasn't Joe Biden. McConnell has five years left on his term in the Senate. No one is going to buck him there. Just another example of the problems (F)PDT has in personnel matters. Didn't he endorse Mitt, too?
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