The score so far

August 1st, 2017 at 6:41:05 AM permalink
Nareed
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It's plain that Golden Boy is very unpopular. Not just with the public, but with the Republicans in Congress as well. But it's just as plain he remains popular with his base(*).

This menas the Republicans in Congress, save for some Senators, have to play along with golden Boy or risk losing their seats. Why? Because even in the safest Republican district, one can easily lose one's seat in a primary election to another Republican more committed to Golden Boy's agenda.

This may change after the midterms if the GOP loses enough seats.

Will they?

There's no way to tell yet. So far the signs indicate no, but a lot can happen in 18 months.

(*) Thus far Trump's base seem to love him because he upsets Liberals. That's the one thing he does consistently and well. any other considerations, from unethical activity in his part, graft, nepotism, and overall general incompetence to govern, don't seem to make an impact on the very vital government function that is upsetting the Liberals.
If Trump where half as smart as he thinks he is, he'd be twice as smart as he really is.
August 1st, 2017 at 7:35:28 AM permalink
Pacomartin
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Quote: Nareed
It's plain that Golden Boy is very unpopular.


That seems difficult to judge. Trump was unpopular with much of America the day he announced his candidacy. It was clear that he ran afoul of much of the Republican party.

On October 7, 1999 - Tells CNN's Larry King that he is going to form a presidential exploratory committee and wants to challenge Pat Buchanan for the Reform Party nomination. February 14, 2000 - Says that he is abandoning his bid for the presidency, blaming discord within the Reform Party.

I believe he was considered a potential Democratic candidate in the early 1990's.
August 1st, 2017 at 7:51:12 AM permalink
Nareed
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Quote: Pacomartin
I believe he was considered a potential Democratic candidate in the early 1990's.


That would have been great. He'd have been through with politics that much sooner.
If Trump where half as smart as he thinks he is, he'd be twice as smart as he really is.