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Trump's cash plea could complicate GOP fundraising efforts

 

“Trump needs you,” one fundraising email implored.

 

“President Trump’s Legacy is in your hands," another pleaded.

 

Others advertised “Miss Me Yet?” T-shirts featuring Donald Trump's smiling face.

 

While some Republicans grapple with how fiercely to embrace the former president, the organizations charged with raising money for the party are going all in. The Republican National Committee and the party's congressional campaign arms are eager to cash in on Trump's lure with small donors ahead of next year's midterm elections, when the GOP hopes to regain control of at least one chamber of Congress.

 

But there's a problem: Trump himself. In his first speech since leaving office, the former president encouraged loyalists to give directly to him, essentially bypassing the traditional groups that raise money for GOP candidates.

 

“There’s only one way to contribute to our efforts to elect ‘America First’ Republican conservatives and, in turn, to make America great again," Trump said Sunday at the annual Conservative Political Action Conference in Orlando, Florida. “And that’s through Save America PAC and donaldjtrump.com.”

 

The comment was particularly notable because Trump is generally loath to ask for money in person. It amounts to the latest salvo in the battle to shape the future of the GOP, with Trump making clear that he holds no allegiance to the party's traditional fundraising operation as he tries to consolidate power.

 

That could help him add to an already commanding war chest, aiding his effort to influence the party. Save America has more than $80 million cash on hand, including $3 million raised after the CPAC speech, according to a person familiar with the total.

 

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11 hours ago, China said:

What a worthless, slimy POS.

 

 

 

Apparently she does this every day.

 

I mean...the tweet is probably right. I doubt MTG would recognize policy or actual legislation if it walked up and punched her in the face. The new MAGA brand of lawmakers have no clue about being actual legislators and have no interest in it. There was one (forgot his name) who openly admitted that he didn't even bother to hire any staff to write/craft policy and instead spent that budget on "communications" people. 

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1 hour ago, Llevron said:

Its pretty stupid they allow her to do this. I understand shes protected by rule. The rules need to change. 

 

Technically they is Georgia.

 

The rules can't do much if we elect these people.

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Just now, Cooked Crack said:

Natural selection is just another example of cancel culture

 

Maybe she thinks there's some secret "Silent Neanderthal Majority" who's vote she's about to corner.

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18 minutes ago, mistertim said:

 

Maybe she thinks there's some secret "Silent Neanderthal Majority" who's vote she's about to corner.

 

You are clearly describing Trump supporters lol

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How Marjorie Taylor Greene Won, And Why Someone Like Her Can Win Again

 

Before Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene set off a metal detector outside the House chamber, lost her committee assignments, or hung a transphobic sign in the halls of the Capitol complex, she was just a candidate in a Republican primary in Georgia.

 

Eight others were running to be the Republican nominee in the state’s 14th Congressional District, one of the reddest in Georgia. During the primary, she posted an anti-Semitic tweet that Democratic megadonor George Soros, who is Jewish, was an “enemy of the people,” smirked through interviews about her Islamophobic social media posts, and used an AR-15 to obliterate a sign that read “socialism.” She won a runoff primary with 57 percent of the vote.

 

Ever since, she has been a source of controversy. Some of Greene’s most egregious social media posts, in which she endorsed QAnon, “liked” posts calling for the execution of prominent Democrats and questioned whether the 9/11 attack on the Pentagon ever happened, have pushed even some Republicans to denounce her. But those comments were public while she was running in that primary. So, why weren’t they an issue then? Or, to put a finer point on it, how did Greene get elected in the first place?

 

It wasn’t something special about her district. Instead, she got elected because of all the things that are special about American politics: the influence of money, polarization and kingmakers. And Greene wasn’t special in being able to harness those forces — the same could be done in many places around the country. A Marjorie Taylor Greene could be coming to a congressional district near you.

 

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12 minutes ago, China said:

 

 

You know the funny thing is that all indications are that homo-neaderthalensis was stronger, more durable to injury and had larger brains than their homo-sapien counterparts.  So why did homo-sapiens beat them out when they were stronger, more durable and smarter?

 

Homo-sapiens ran in larger herds.

 

...the more things change, the more they stay the same I guess...

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Republicans Won Blue-Collar Votes. They're Not Offering Much in Return.

 

As the election returns rolled in showing President Donald Trump winning strong support from blue-collar voters in November while suffering historic losses in suburbs across the country, Sen. Josh Hawley of Missouri, a Republican, declared on Twitter: “We are a working class party now. That’s the future.”

 

And with further results revealing that Trump had carried 40% of union households and made unexpected inroads with Latinos, other Republican leaders, including Sen. Marco Rubio of Florida, trumpeted a political realignment. Republicans, they said, were accelerating their transformation into the party of Sam’s Club rather than the country club.

 

But since then, Republicans have offered very little to advance the economic interests of blue-collar workers. Two major opportunities for party leaders to showcase their priorities have unfolded recently without a nod to working Americans.

 

In Washington, as Democrats advance a nearly $2 trillion economic stimulus bill, they are facing universal opposition from congressional Republicans to the package, which is chock-full of measures to benefit struggling workers a full year into the coronavirus pandemic. The bill includes $1,400 checks to middle-income Americans and extended unemployment benefits, which are set to lapse on March 14.

 

And at a high-profile, high-decibel gathering of conservatives in Florida last weekend, potential 2024 presidential candidates, including Hawley and Sen. Ted Cruz of Texas, scarcely mentioned a blue-collar agenda. They used their turns in the national spotlight to fan grievances about “cancel culture,” to bash the tech industry and to reinforce Trump’s false claims of a stolen election.

 

Inside and outside the party, critics see a familiar pattern: Republican officials, following Trump’s own example, are exploiting the cultural anger and racial resentment of a sizable segment of the white working class, but have not made a concerted effort to help these Americans economically.

 

“Here is the question for the Rubios and the Hawleys and the Cruzes and anyone else who wants to capitalize on this potential new Republican coalition,” Curbelo added. “Eventually, if you don’t take action to improve people’s quality of life, they will abandon you.”

 

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8 hours ago, mistertim said:

 

I mean...the tweet is probably right. I doubt MTG would recognize policy or actual legislation if it walked up and punched her in the face. The new MAGA brand of lawmakers have no clue about being actual legislators and have no interest in it. There was one (forgot his name) who openly admitted that he didn't even bother to hire any staff to write/craft policy and instead spent that budget on "communications" people. 

Madison Cawthorne, the liar about damn near everything.

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ROFL...

https://www.mcsweeneys.net/articles/im-all-for-letting-the-free-market-decide-things-unless-it-decides-to-stop-publishing-racist-childrens-books

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As a proud capitalist, I fully believe in letting the free market determine things, such as what style boots are in fashion, how many thousands of dollars a closet should rent for in Bushwick, and who deserves to die of cancer. I feel strongly that the Invisible Hand will guide us to a fair, just world, and that no one should interfere with its Magical Invisible Handiness, not even when the Hand gets weird and gropey. But I draw the line at the free market deciding to pull six racist Dr. Seuss books off the shelves. I only support capitalism when it supports my values, and my only real value is racism.

 

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Noticed the past couple days that Trump has put out attack memos, yesterday against the WSJ and McConnell, and today against Karl Rove. I know that people are happy that Trump is off Twitter, and I'm not sure how much media coverage these memos are getting, but I really believe that any sort of regular exposure of him whining about whatever is just going to diminish his chances for 2024 (if other legal factors don't do it instead). What do you think?

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26 minutes ago, hail2skins said:

Noticed the past couple days that Trump has put out attack memos, yesterday against the WSJ and McConnell, and today against Karl Rove. I know that people are happy that Trump is off Twitter, and I'm not sure how much media coverage these memos are getting, but I really believe that any sort of regular exposure of him whining about whatever is just going to diminish his chances for 2024 (if other legal factors don't do it instead). What do you think?

Nope. If he’s able to run in 24, he’s the nominee.

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