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« on: August 12, 2017, 02:01:59 pm »
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he seems to be so stressed as a rep, so idk maybe
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« Reply #1 on: August 12, 2017, 02:13:20 pm »
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I don't think the D party would accept him so idk to what, indy?
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« Reply #2 on: August 12, 2017, 03:36:10 pm »
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Heck no he's not gonna change parties.
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« Reply #3 on: August 12, 2017, 04:03:02 pm »
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I'd say no, but you never know with Trump.
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« Reply #4 on: August 12, 2017, 04:17:41 pm »
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It would be a really bad move for him his approval ratings would plummet further and some republicans might start to support impeachment
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« Reply #5 on: August 12, 2017, 06:58:18 pm »
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Leave the party? Probably not, but somewhat plausible. Changing to a different one isn't even the latter though.
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« Reply #6 on: August 12, 2017, 08:37:35 pm »
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If the GOP ditches him he might start an "Americans for Trump" party.

This would give him a little more freedom as he wouldn't have to worry about pleasing groups in the GOP he doesn't care much for (social conservatives, libertarians, etc.).
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« Reply #7 on: August 12, 2017, 10:05:31 pm »
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I could certainly see him going Independent (he's done it before) - especially if his team has data suggesting that his core supporters don't necessarily see themselves as Republicans.

A poster above makes a good point that leaving the GOP opens a major door to impeachment since he would feasibly lose the support of GOP leadership and core identifying voters (who do still wield power in the party).
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« Reply #8 on: August 13, 2017, 12:10:19 am »
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If he does, he can kiss a second term goodbye.
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« Reply #9 on: August 13, 2017, 11:40:14 am »
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No, even he realizes that if he removes the (R) next to his name, he can't win.
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« Reply #10 on: August 14, 2017, 12:15:25 am »
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Why bother?  The GOP is already pretty much a mix of the Constitution Party and the American Independent Party.  It is no longer a party that either Ronald Reagan or even George W. Bush would recognize.  
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« Reply #11 on: August 14, 2017, 03:42:43 am »
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Why bother?  The GOP is already pretty much a mix of the Constitution Party and the American Independent Party.  It is no longer a party that either Ronald Reagan or even George W. Bush would recognize.  

Ofcourse it is, especially close to the party of Reagan.
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« Reply #12 on: August 15, 2017, 09:38:56 pm »
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Absolutely not.  He's locked into the GOP and he knows it.
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« Reply #13 on: August 21, 2017, 11:11:33 am »
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Absolutely not.  He's locked into the GOP and he knows it.

Yeah, he's almost as unlikely to switch parties as Susan Collins!
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« Reply #14 on: August 21, 2017, 11:17:18 am »
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Absolutely not.  He's locked into the GOP and he knows it.

Yeah, he's almost as unlikely to switch parties as Susan Collins!

I might actually agree with that now.

I really thought Collins would leave and become an Independent caucusing with the Democrats.  I can still see her becoming an Independent caucusing with the GOP, but maybe not.  The GOP lost control of the Senate after failing to placate Jim Jeffords on a parochial issue, so perhaps they've learned from that.
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« Reply #15 on: August 22, 2017, 07:27:51 pm »
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Only scenario I could see would be to Independent if he loses the 2020 GOP primaries.
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« Reply #16 on: August 30, 2017, 03:59:39 pm »
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Why bother?  The GOP is already pretty much a mix of the Constitution Party and the American Independent Party.  It is no longer a party that either Ronald Reagan or even George W. Bush would recognize.  

Ofcourse it is, especially close to the party of Reagan.


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« Reply #17 on: September 05, 2017, 11:24:37 am »
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To what?  The Democrats would reject him.  Maybe the Constitution Party would take him.
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« Reply #18 on: September 05, 2017, 02:36:54 pm »
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To what?  The Democrats would reject him.  Maybe the Constitution Party would take him.

Trump? lool
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« Reply #19 on: September 05, 2017, 07:19:12 pm »
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He will switch to the American Independent Party.
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« Reply #20 on: September 05, 2017, 07:44:06 pm »
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It would be great if he did, but I doubt it. He would most likely create a new party or become an independent.
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« Reply #21 on: September 06, 2017, 06:01:39 pm »
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To what?  The Democrats would reject him.  Maybe the Constitution Party would take him.

Trump? lool

Hey, they're probably desperate enough to take him.
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« Reply #22 on: September 09, 2017, 06:31:15 pm »
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Not a chance, but I hope he works with Dems on things since the GOP clearly can't get out of their own way. A grand bargain that traded dreamer amnesty for border security and tax reform (including an increase for the top personal income tax bracket, but cuts for corporations and closed loopholes) for entitlement spending cuts... Obama and the GOP nearly struck such a deal before the Dems decided they wanted more revenues than initially agreed upon. I also think he could gut free trade deals without having to compromise anything because he would likely get substantial Democratic support and be able to whip enough Republicans into line to make it happen. Finally, he could get universal Dem support on infrastructure and once again whip enough GOP legislators into line to make it happen. The debate about healthcare though would still be bitter and will likely go nowhere soon.
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« Reply #23 on: September 09, 2017, 07:24:23 pm »
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To what?  The Democrats would reject him.  Maybe the Constitution Party would take him.

Trump? lool

Hey, they're probably desperate enough to take him.
If Donald Trump is a "constitutionalist", then I am pro-choice, pro-SSM.  He's about as far away from the Howard Phillips line as one could imagine.
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« Reply #24 on: September 09, 2017, 08:31:32 pm »
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Trump does seem to like the Democrats a whole lot more on a personal level and he's shown us to be unpredictable so I don't see why not.
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