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Sat Sep 30, 2017, 05:50 PM

 

Whose streets? Our streets. Whose party? Our party.

As Republicans assess the fallout from Tuesday's sobering Senate primary in Alabama, many are left to wonder: Whose party is this anyway?

Donald Trump's endorsement was not enough to propel incumbent Sen. Luther Strange to victory. Neither was nearly $10 million in support from Republican leadership — indeed, it seemed to have backfired. And while Steve Bannon is happy to claim credit for a GOP lawmaker's career demise, victor Roy Moore was already leading in the polls before the former White House adviser stepped in.

Indeed, the forces at play are somewhat undefined -- but they are certainly palpable. Voters are "not happy," Texas Sen. John Cornyn told RCP. "They're not happy with the status quo and they clearly wanted to shake it up."

The GOP whip and former chairman of the National Republican Senatorial Committee then added: "I suspect there will be more contested primaries as a result."

Louisiana Sen. John Kennedy sounded a similar note: "I think the people of Alabama are angry. The people in my state are angry. They believe the people in Washington, D.C., don't care and are not listening. They want someone who will listen to them for a change."

https://www.realclearpolitics.com/articles/2017/09/28/vexing_question_for_the_gop_whose_party_is_this_135126.html


They refuse to learn. They will be beaten until they do.

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Response to I814U2CY (Original post)

Sat Sep 30, 2017, 06:02 PM

1. I think if McConnel and the establishment did not help Strange it might have helped

 

with President Trump endorsed him. The establishment is what most voters detest and if they (establishment) want someone to win they need to stay out of their way.

Still not sold on Moore being good for the Country. He reminds me of McCain too much and I think he will put his own ego ahead of the people.

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Response to def_con5 (Reply #3)

Sat Sep 30, 2017, 06:08 PM

4. Moore is a truther? I have not heard that

 

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Response to specs (Reply #4)

Sat Sep 30, 2017, 06:18 PM

8. Nope sorry

I just looked up his statement. He's not a truther, he believes it's a punishment from God.

I'll delete.

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Response to def_con5 (Reply #8)

Sat Sep 30, 2017, 06:19 PM

9. Meh, I can live with that. Could not live with a nutter thinking that about the Government.

 

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Response to I814U2CY (Original post)

Sat Sep 30, 2017, 06:05 PM

2. Strange was part of the do nothing establishment

Time to elect someone who will do something.

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Response to Da Mannn (Reply #2)

Sat Sep 30, 2017, 06:11 PM

5. Hopefully we do not get another shit stain like McCain in there.

 

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Response to specs (Reply #5)

Sat Sep 30, 2017, 06:12 PM

6. Moore is no RINO.

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Response to Da Mannn (Reply #6)

Sat Sep 30, 2017, 06:14 PM

7. No. But his is arrogant and has a huge ego. We shall see.

 

Do not get me wrong, from what I have read on the guy he will make a great replacement for Sessions in that seat. I just worry about his ego and arrogance getting in the way of the change we elected President Trump to do.

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Response to I814U2CY (Original post)

Sat Sep 30, 2017, 06:25 PM

10. OP is based on the flawed assumption that endorsements are all that matter

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Response to foia (Reply #10)

Sat Sep 30, 2017, 06:27 PM

11. I read it to mean endorsements are meaningless against an enraged electorate.

 

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Response to I814U2CY (Reply #11)

Sat Sep 30, 2017, 06:34 PM

12. I'd say more estranged rather than enraged

And I don't think endorsements mean that much anyhow. I, for one, vote based on whom I think is the best candidate and endorsements have little to no sway over that.

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