DMC Posted May 9, 2022 Share Posted May 9, 2022 Sorry didn't put much thought into the title, just wanted to respond to Kal. Open to suggestions. Quote And yes, McConnell in 2017 where he is trying to make Trump behave like a normal republican because he is worried about political ramifications is not predictive of how McConnell will behave in 2025 with a vindictive Trump empowered by an illiberal government and a court that does not care about the law. McConnell is adaptable and stands for nothing but power - why wouldn't his behavior change? Because (a) as I said in the original post I'm skeptical Trump will care that much about pushing for a federal abortion ban himself and (b) if McConnell is Majority Leader in 2025 that necessarily means he successfully survived Trump's attempt to oust him, thus there's no reason to think his behavior would change from how he behaved in 2017. I suppose you could posit a scenario where Trump finally gets McConnell under his thumb in exchange for staying on as leader, but I think it's clear the relationship has long passed the point of no return for both men. Either Trump sacks McConnell, or Trump tries to sack McConnell (as he currently is) and fails. Quote As to the courts allowing Trump to stay in power - please don't say something shouldn't be worried about when it was mitigated successfully. Huh? I was referring to your continued concerns even after the election when the courts were striking down the dozens of challenges. Before the election pretty sure most everybody was concerned this court could give Trump the election. Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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