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January 16, 2022 12:31 pm
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I did watch coverage of the Trump rally and bits and pieces of Trump's speech.

The crowd was large and enthusiastic. I checked out viewership on YouTube and Rumble. It was considerable...larger than any I recall during the campaign.

I thought that Trump made a case that there were Democrat shenanigans in the accumulating and counting of votes.

A few observations though.

1. The endorsers of Trump are more extreme than ever.
2. Trump, from what I heard, continues to be waaaaaaaaaay too focused on the past.
3. The antiSwampers are as committed to Trump as ever.
4. I continue to wonder who's a greater danger to his party, Trump or Biden.

The attached article makes it clear that there are anti Trump rumblings among the GOPs. But, we know that Flatulent Fool's party controls both parties of Congress and that the Dem agenda is stymied without the opposition of anyone from the loyal opposition.

Which is the greater threat to his party?Trump with his maniacal narcissism or Biden whose cognitive decline is advancing so rapidly that it's not only dangerous for his party but also for the nation.

5. What happens to populist voters if Trump loses control of the GOP?

6. I'm no fan of Trump, though I voted for him in the 016 and 020 GENERAL Elections. He seems, more and more, like a caricature of himself.


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  1. by Curt_Anderson on January 16, 2022 1:51 pm
    You are onto something and asking the right questions.

    I am sure there are Republican voters trying to reconcile their cognitive dissonance. That is they voted for and like Trump maybe want to believe him but other Republican politicians who they trust (not to mention the evidence and recounts) refute Trump's claims.

    There is a very real possibility that Trump-backed candidates will win the GOP nominations but will be too extreme for the general election voters.

    I recall you and other Trumpers harping on Biden's supposed cognitive decline during the last election and especially before the debates. All Biden had to do in the debates was show up and not drool. Most pundits gave the debates to Biden, possibly because the bar was set so low for Biden. Biden improved in the polls after the debates.

    Trump supporters including you are making the same strategic mistake again. Biden only needs to have COVID behind us (which I think will happen largely by mid-year) and toot his own horn on his accomplishments and the legislative successes, and he and Democrats are looking pretty good. Certainly not the dementia-impaired cartoon character you imagine.


  2. by HatetheSwamp on January 17, 2022 4:50 am

    Trump supporters including you are making the same strategic mistake again. Biden only needs to have COVID behind us (which I think will happen largely by mid-year) and toot his own horn on his accomplishments and the legislative successes, and he and Democrats are looking pretty good. Certainly not the dementia-impaired cartoon character you imagine.

    I've never been enamored of Trump. I despise Trump. I think he's despicable.

    What I don't get about you, Curt, is your school girl crush on Joe Biden. Inflation is at 7%. Gas prices are still about $1 higher than they were a year ago. Grocery store shelves are still empty down several aisles. My mom's still dead from Covid, which the Flatulent Fool promised to lock down. The US still has people stranded in Afghanistan, though I'm sure the HUFFPO rarely reports it. Boris is still on the border of Ukraine. Teachers unions are still running schools to the intense chagrin of suburban moms. Joe's describing everyone who has qualms about the Dems' new voting rights bill as being in league with Bull Connor.

    Will some of those issues be ameliorated, even resolved in time. But, people don't forget.

    I despise Trump. I think he's despicable. But, Joe?

    The question of who's worse for his party is very much an open question.

    What bodes well for the GOPs is that they're honest about their mess. There are GOPs who will say out loud that their Emperor ain't wearin a stitch of clothing.

    Dems are still, just like you, Pollyanna-ish about Joe.

    In my mind, that makes Joe a bigger threat to the Dems than OrangeMan is to the GOPs.

    There is a very real possibility that Trump-backed candidates will win the GOP nominations but will be too extreme for the general election voters.

    I don't see that as a problem in the House election. In a few purple districts, perhaps, but not many.

    Where it's a legitimate issue is in purple states with 022 Senate seats open...like my Pennsylvania. A bonkers MAGA GOP candidate could easily lose those seats in 022.


  3. by HatetheSwamp on January 17, 2022 5:07 am

    Interesting take on the Trump rally.

    However, it's misfocused on the SwampMedia: The WaPo, The NYT, etc.

    The real story on the rally is the Fox and NYP coverage.
    thedailybeast.com


  4. by HatetheSwamp on January 18, 2022 11:32 am
    DeSantis will NOT bend the knee to Trump: Florida Gov. says backing ex-president for 2024 now 'is too much to ask' after Trump attacked him for being 'dull' and having 'no charisma'

    Interesting.
    dailymail.co.uk


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