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What the stupid, evil, and ignorant MAGATS are incapable of conceptualizing is how their god has began burning down the Republican Party. tRump will die, politically and in fact. And with him gone, so to will go the whole conservative project. It'll turn to become full fascist, and then die too. The sooner the better, in both cases. Pre-tRump Republicans will no longer have a home.

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Actually there is a very good chance that Trump will be installed as President, even if he loses the election. Then America will be an authoritarian state, and a government of tyranny. The parties will be mute, same as other authoritarian governments.

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The fact that running for presidency is going to cost like 2b dollars to move the votes of a few hundred thousand voters is staggering

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Such a con man! This means down ballot races will likely be underfunded. If it's mostly small dollar donors, the won't have the desire or extra dollars to spend on others. Trump is so very, very bad for the party.

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You forget. He also has the Russians.

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I am happy to see the Barbour clan is trying to move on from Trump. Interesting.

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Everything with Trump lacks coherence. Remember when his selling point was his self funding which made him beholden to no one. Now he is dialing for dollars. That is another campaign ad that has not been made yet.

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Good information, without the "red meat", that is more my style. I don't need my blood pressure raised, my medical bills are bad enough as it is.

Thanks

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Let the MAGA brainwashed fools drain their bank accounts, paying the orange criminal's bills while he's laughing in their stupid faces. And to think that they also continue to reproduce...😡

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Just wait until the Republicans make "recreational sex" illegal.

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It would be interesting to see the accounting at Mar-a-Largo. Is his campaign paying for the events at the hotel or is he paying personally or is Mar-a-Largo making illegal donations? Given his accomplished reputation as a grifter, it would be interesting to check to campaign reports and then go further.

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Willing to bet one of the PACs is paying Mar-a-Lago (Trump) for that stuff. No way he would personally pay or donate, himself. Has never been his style. Not because he is worried about Mar-a-Lago doing something illegal, but because he is grifting.

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And he is always sure to bill MAX RATE for the honor...

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t***p wont have to spend all that much on tv and print advertising, the MSM and FOX are taking care of that for him, just as they did in 2016 and 2020. From the substack by Cree Hardegree found at hardegree@substack.com.

"Democrats never get very far ahead of Republicans because of this “punishing Democrats” mentality that has pervaded the ranks of Democratic voters for years.

If you do it this time…..

…it will be the last time."

Cree is a GA lawyer who posts in clear, concise and easy to understand language about t***p's ongoing court cases. This one is an essay on the government and the presidency and the mechanics of how it works and is definitely a read worth your time.

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Could you post a link to it here in the comments?

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Trump's legal problems have nothing to do with every-day republicans. If the RNC pays his legal bills, I'll never donate another penny to them.

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I'm a big fan of donating locally, more bang for the buck. With both the DNC and the RNC, in a presidential year they are just extensions of the presidential campaigns. If it is not a battle ground state then good luck getting any help from the national party.

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Why are you donating to the party of fascism, ethno-nationalism, racism and sexism ITFP? I have been a registered Republican since 1980 and haven't given them any money since the 90s.

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I so desperately want them to do that... drain their coffers. I'm sure they see the risk but the black hole called trump might be impossible to stay out of.

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"The Black Hole called Trump". I like that🥇. And since Black Holes are really used up, collapsed stars, makes it all the more attractive (assuming TFG was ever really a "star"). Big Suckers, suck up little suckers, is also a nice picture analogy.

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So attaining the presidency is his magic super weapon. I wonder has he considered this aspect:: cyanide/pistol or pistol/cyanide? Decision, decisions.. And then there's the petrol (aka gas) cans....

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I don't know why the media is hesitant to admit that the ONLY rationale for Trump's candidacy is to to avoid going to prison. All the rest is pretense. He doesn't want to be the leader of the free world, to be commander in chief, or anything else that comes with being POTUS. He just wants to keep his own ass out of jail.

This is his only chance to subvert the judicial system and save himself and he knows that. He knows that even his appointees on the Supreme Court will not come to his rescue and only Thomas and Alito will reliably bend the law to his benefit. Executive power, control over the Department of Justice, and the pardon power are his only hope.

I suspect that nothing will prevent him from accessing the RNC treasury once he is truly the presumptive nominee. Even if his demands for money reduce available cash for down ballot Republican candidates.

As I understand it the Koch family is largely funding Haley's continuing campaign. I am thinking that they (and other big dollar donors) are probably going to fund other Republican candidates for Senate and the House because, in the end, they will get more bang for their bucks with a Congressional GOP majority than they will get with Trump in the White House. Even if Biden remains President.

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Staying out of prison is a big reason he is running. But if elected, he is will bring his wrath on federal government, knocking out anything reasonable and just. If he gets in, he may not leave. He may do institutional harm that will allow him to stay in power. Hope to hell I am wrong.

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Feb 27·edited Feb 27

believe me the NYTs consistent soft pedaling is ... or should be I dunno, let their flagellating begin I say. Case in point: Today or rather this morning, after the leader "Applesauce -- The National SCOURGE, RUN!" There was some ridiculous tiny font article that was titled something like this: "Trump Economic Policies Might Maybe Could Remotely be Construed as Inflationary Positive". I'm exaggerating only a little.

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This still doesn't address the biggest problem this creates for the RNC. The, "all-in for Trump" strategy dries up the pool that's been used in every previous election to win other races. The RNC has tapped several Senate races, for example, as "must-win." But if Trump is dumping all the RNC's money into his own campaign and legal defense, then "must-win" becomes the same thing as, "thoughts and prayers."

In short, Trump's impending takeover of the RNC is disastrous for the GOP.

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The GOP Senate has their own funding arm so Trump's draining the national coffers will hurt, but not that much. Donors who want to back a Senate campaign don't have to donate to the RNC. They can donate to the RNSC.

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yay! let it all go to Trump and have the R down-ballot races $$ dry up

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When we step back. All this money just highlights our decadence. High priced coffee is one thing. But spending more on a campaign then half the world's GDP is stark (a good portion that goes to pay a criminals bills for gaming the very system a flag is flown for is painful to watch).

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I heard a guy interviewed at CPAC that had spent thousands of dollars on stupid Trump crap, like "Trump debit cards" pre-loaded with $200K. Turns out they're wroth nothing and now his family won't talk to him.

And you won't be surprised they're a scam.

https://www.rferl.org/a/macedonia-trump-debit-cards-scam/32836128.html

Everything Trump touches....

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oh what a depressing situation :(

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The reverse Midas Touch. TFG has had it all his bankruptcy-strewn life.

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This kind of thing needs to be highlighted more. The constant scams and nonsense won’t stop until sufficient attention has been brought to it.

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This is a real problem, because guys like that are the sucker donor class and their free money is constantly getting tugged at by all the other scams floating around.

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Another tweet I saw yesterday, two young entrepreneurs bought $1500 worth of Trump crap online and then set up a booth outside his SC rally, charging outrageous prices.

They made thousands of dollars that will be donated to the Biden campaign. :D

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I hope they publicize what they did to help others. A list of the best i.e. cheapest suppliers along with a schedule of upcoming Trump events would save a lot of trouble for imitators. I wouldn't even care if they kept a handsome commission for themselves just so long as none of the money went to the Trump campaign.

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I will try and find the tweet, see what I can find out!

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Love it.

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Feb 27·edited Feb 27

The sucker donors ought to be interviewed. And their families too. Show what Trump Worship gets you.

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Well I meant a real problem for Trump. I'm not surprised at all that the small dollar donors are down, they've been getting bled for years and their media silo has them buried in scams.

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Eventually, people get tired of being put upon. He’s a billionaire and he’s asking for a slice of his donor’s Social Security check. If something can’t go on forever, it won’t!

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Fascinating. Thanks for the link.

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