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Democrat representative switching parties due to Trump impeachment (more to come?)

Discussion in 'American Politics' started by Mountainmanbob, Dec 14, 2019.

  1. Mountainmanbob

    Mountainmanbob Goat Whisperer Supporter

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    Anti-impeachment Democrat Jeff Van Drew meets with Trump to discuss party switch

    Rep. Jeff Van Drew, D-N.J., met with President Trump on Friday to discuss going across party lines and joining the Republican Party -- this after he has spent months criticizing fellow Democrats for their push to impeach Trump.

    A source confirmed to Fox News on Saturday that Van Drew met with Trump to discuss switching parties.

    Another source told Fox News that Van Drew may be seeking a Rose Garden ceremony if he were to switch. Van Drew is one of two Democrats who opposed the resolution codifying the impeachment probe. In addition, Van Drew indicated last week he would not support impeachment and thought impeachment would backfire on Democrats.

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    Impeachment may cause a backfire in 2020?????
    Maybe more like a mini nuke?
    M-Bob
     
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  2. TLK Valentine

    TLK Valentine You will be who you will be. We are our choices.

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    Wonder what Donald offered to sweeten the deal?
     
  3. Mountainmanbob

    Mountainmanbob Goat Whisperer Supporter

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    Not sure
    but, hope he has enough left
    to bring 30 more over.

    So they might see and enjoy the light.
    Helping to Make America Great Again.
    M-Bob
     
  4. TLK Valentine

    TLK Valentine You will be who you will be. We are our choices.

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    Hooray for bribery.
     
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  5. Arcangl86

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    Van Drew has always been very conservative for a Democrat anyway. Him switching parties IMO isn't notable.
     
  6. tulc

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  7. durangodawood

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    Assuming he's in a relatively safe swing district he should totally do it.

    Special rose garden ceremony? He cannot let this opportunity pass by!
     
  8. Mountainmanbob

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    Too bad Trump doesn't drink because,
    they could have one of those
    famous Beer Summits.
    Obama made those very popular.
    M-Bob
     
  9. durangodawood

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    If I was pres, beer summits are the 2nd, 3rd, 4th and 5th thing I'd do....after hiring my favorite chef, of course.
     
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  10. Arcangl86

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    By those, you mean the one time he did it?
     
  11. archer75

    archer75 Well-Known Member Supporter

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    'member when a Republican did this under Bush II? And all that Republicans who complained and said it should be illegal, etc, he shouldn't be allowed to switch in the middle of serving?
     
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  12. tulc

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  13. Fantine

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    Why doesn't he become an independent like Justin Amash did?

    If he becomes a Republican, he is repudiating all the values of the majority who voted for him.

    I don't know of a single Democrat who doesn't believe that Trump is incompetent, lazy, personally repugnant, dishonest, corrupt, narcissistic, cruel, and more. There is no way any of the people who voted for him would accept such a change.

    It is one thing to become an independent and quite another to embrace the poisonous politics of Trump.

    Most Democrats I know are apprehensive, because they know that Republicans in the Senate have refused to pass laws needed to protect our election from foreign influence, and because they know how much dark money will be thrown into the election. They are afraid of Biden being nominated because Trump, as president, has ordered his accomplice in the DOJ to reinvesigate what the Bidens have already been cleared of. They will "pretend" that this sham of an investigation will lead somewhere.

    There were people who voted for Trump who knew his character (and lack thereof) but they convinced themselves that "Hillary was worse." Trump knows that if he can construct a false narrative so that some voters can believe that Biden is "as corrupt as Trump" (I don't know what planet they've been visiting...) that they will vote for him.

    Hillary had more integrity in her little finger than Trump did in his whole body, but people were duped into believing they had to pick from two corrupt choices.

    Proportion, people, proportion!
     
  14. Albion

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    Except that it might be understood as a verification of something that many political analysts have been saying--that there is little room left anymore for Moderates in his party.
     
  15. Arcangl86

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    Even if he counts as a moderate instead of a conservative (not sure I agree with that) I feel the same thing is true of the Republican party.
     
  16. cow451

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    Comrade tulc should try Kahlua in his coffee. Or, my personal favorite at party meeting, the White Russian.

    But remember, good party members don’t drink and drive.
     
  17. FireDragon76

    FireDragon76 this statement is not true Supporter

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    There is even less room for moderates in the Republican party now days.
     
  18. Bobber

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    What do you mean? Aren't many on the other side lamenting that their party to too far left? Isn't that why Bloomberg got in the race and Biden's trying to pull the party back more to the centre?
     
  19. FireDragon76

    FireDragon76 this statement is not true Supporter

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    It's hard for Republicans to have a big tent when religious fundamentalists make up a sizable percentage of your base and believe in punishing anyone that doesn't agree with them.

    There are still plenty of moderate or non-ideological Democrats
     
  20. SummerMadness

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    Adjectives modify nouns
     
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