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Wed Feb 2, 2022, 07:07 PM

Rep. Adam Kinzinger Pushes 'Uneasy Alliance' to Thwart Trump's Allies

Source: WTTW.com

NEW YORK (AP) — In the high-stakes fight for the GOP’s future, Rep. Adam Kinzinger, R-Ill., is calling on Democrats and independents to form an “uneasy alliance” with Republicans to fight former President Donald Trump's influence.

Kinzinger, one of Trump’s fiercest Republican critics in Congress, has directed his political organization to initiate a novel campaign to convince non-Republicans to support anti-Trump Republican candidates in GOP primary contests across the country later this year. Experts suggest the practice, sometimes known as “party raiding,” will be hard to execute on a broad scale, but Kinzinger warned that failure to shift the GOP’s embrace of Trump could undermine democracy or even lead to “failed state.”

“People need to wake up to that real possibility,” Kinzinger, who is not seeking reelection this fall, told The Associated Press. “We have to be able to have uneasy alliances, as uneasy as they may be in this moment.”

There are few modern examples of a sitting Republican member of Congress so openly asking Democrats to help take down a former president of his own party.

Read more: https://news.wttw.com/2022/02/02/rep-adam-kinzinger-pushes-uneasy-alliance-thwart-trump-s-allies



I already planned to do this in GA. Stacy Abrams has no primary opponent anyway. Defeat Perdue & Jody Hice. And if you're in a reliably Red state, even MORE reason to do it. Vote in the GOP primary and defeat the Trump shills that he needs in place to tamper with the NEXT election. If you live in Liz Cheney's district, vote for her.
Not only does it defeat trumps lackeys, the bonus is that it will drive Trump absolutely NUTS

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Reply Rep. Adam Kinzinger Pushes 'Uneasy Alliance' to Thwart Trump's Allies (Original post)
oldsoftie Feb 2022 OP
C_U_L8R Feb 2022 #1
msongs Feb 2022 #2
oldsoftie Feb 2022 #3
XacerbatedDem Feb 2022 #22
Haggard Celine Feb 2022 #4
crud Feb 2022 #5
bucolic_frolic Feb 2022 #6
appmanga Feb 2022 #7
oldsoftie Feb 2022 #10
BlueTsunami2018 Feb 2022 #8
oldsoftie Feb 2022 #9
BlueTsunami2018 Feb 2022 #12
oldsoftie Feb 2022 #14
XacerbatedDem Feb 2022 #23
Alpeduez21 Feb 2022 #13
oldsoftie Feb 2022 #25
Lucky Luciano Feb 2022 #18
oldsoftie Feb 2022 #24
Alpeduez21 Feb 2022 #11
bluestarone Feb 2022 #15
roamer65 Feb 2022 #16
rustysgurl Feb 2022 #17
kentuck Feb 2022 #19
oldsoftie Feb 2022 #21
ibegurpard Feb 2022 #20
Calista241 Feb 2022 #26

Response to oldsoftie (Original post)

Wed Feb 2, 2022, 07:10 PM

1. If there is such a thing as a good republican

... they sure don't belong in today's GOP. And the fact that so many are still there, speaks volumes about their lack of character.

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Response to C_U_L8R (Reply #1)

Wed Feb 2, 2022, 07:14 PM

2. mitt romney, profile in cowardice nt

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Response to C_U_L8R (Reply #1)

Wed Feb 2, 2022, 07:15 PM

3. But if you have 2 republicans running for a seat a republican is likely to win;

wouldn't you rather defeat trump along the way? The GOP is going to win Cheney's district. Wouldn't it be nice to defeat trump by backing HER instead of putting another MTG in office?

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Response to oldsoftie (Reply #3)

Thu Feb 3, 2022, 08:37 AM

22. Absolutely! If there's no chance a Democrat will win, why not vote that way?

I live in MO and I hate wasting my vote. I raised this concern earlier and got some helpful advice about targeting the rePug's primaries in order to chose the lesser of two evils, then vote for the democrat in the actual election, if they have a chance. Somebody didn't like that option because he thought it was gaming the election. I didn't argue with the guy, but it seems to me that if that were true, what about Independents? Can't they do that very thing?

And yes, some of these rePugs are just grifters, playing the system. Why not try to stop the worst of them?

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Response to oldsoftie (Original post)

Wed Feb 2, 2022, 07:17 PM

4. I recommend doing this if you're in a state that's uncompetitive for Democrats.

I already vote in a lot of Republican primaries in my state, because that's where most of the elections are really decided down here. It can make a big difference. Democrats decided a U.S. Senate race several years ago, and the guy who was defeated was pretty scary. He no doubt would be a Trumper if had won that primary. And that's what it's about in a lot of elections, finding the least objectionable person.

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Response to oldsoftie (Original post)

Wed Feb 2, 2022, 07:18 PM

5. I think it would depend on the district

In swing districts you might want to do the opposite in the primary because a RWNJ would be easier to beat in the general.

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Response to oldsoftie (Original post)

Wed Feb 2, 2022, 07:23 PM

6. I've seen that strategy work well

Voters of other party change registrations to defeat fringe candidate in the primary.

I'd bet it will yield 3-4% difference in primaries where party leaders get behind it.

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Response to oldsoftie (Original post)

Wed Feb 2, 2022, 07:23 PM

7. Did this type of strategic voting...

...to dump Bob Barr when he ran against John Linder. A Republican was going to win, so helped to make it Linder.

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Response to appmanga (Reply #7)

Wed Feb 2, 2022, 07:29 PM

10. I remember that. nt

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Response to oldsoftie (Original post)

Wed Feb 2, 2022, 07:23 PM

8. Which Republicans? They're all in with the traitor.

Cowards like Kinzinger are giving up the ghost and turning tail. And he won’t address voting rights or any real solution to his party’s deadly serious problems.

I mean, yay for not being a traitor and all, which is the very least we can expect from an elected official but at the same time, fuck this guy.

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Response to BlueTsunami2018 (Reply #8)

Wed Feb 2, 2022, 07:29 PM

9. So you see no difference between Jim Jordan & Liz Cheney? Cheney & Marjorie Taylor Greene?

Come on. "the enemy of my enemy...."
We're talking about stopping an infiltration that could bring down the country.

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Response to oldsoftie (Reply #9)

Wed Feb 2, 2022, 07:38 PM

12. Cheney is just as evil as any of them.

I’m sick of her being treated like a hero for holding the most basic position. She’s awful on every policy position that matters. The difference between her and Jordan is the difference between Paul Castellano and John Gotti. Both were evil, murderous assholes but one held to the traditions and the other blew it all up.

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Response to BlueTsunami2018 (Reply #12)

Wed Feb 2, 2022, 07:46 PM

14. Stopping trump's plan should be the focus. Its bigger than their party.

Especially if you live in a solid red area or state. Democrats can help rid the world of the trump cancer.

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Response to oldsoftie (Reply #14)

Thu Feb 3, 2022, 08:43 AM

23. I agree...

by any means necessary... to save our democracy.

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Response to oldsoftie (Reply #9)

Wed Feb 2, 2022, 07:44 PM

13. Cheney would take away health care

Cheney would suppress the vote of people.
Cheney supported Kavanaugh
Cheney voted with the lazy lying steaming pile Hump 93% of the time.

I see a difference but at the end of the day she still supports the party that has crapped all over her. That says a lot about her character.

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Response to Alpeduez21 (Reply #13)

Thu Feb 3, 2022, 12:31 PM

25. So would the trump-lover who would replace her. Excise the national cancer.

If trumps personal minions can be defeated, it defeats HIM as well. He's too old for the '28 election. assuming he's still around at that time.....

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Response to BlueTsunami2018 (Reply #8)

Wed Feb 2, 2022, 08:56 PM

18. His district was eliminated post census.

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Response to Lucky Luciano (Reply #18)

Thu Feb 3, 2022, 12:29 PM

24. His district was altered, not eliminated. He'll still be running.

He's just pissed that it'll be more competitive.
But this plan wouldn't involve him anyway because he won't be primaried.

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Response to oldsoftie (Original post)

Wed Feb 2, 2022, 07:33 PM

11. If you are still a member of the

racist, fascist misogynistic repuke party you can go to hell.

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Response to oldsoftie (Original post)

Wed Feb 2, 2022, 07:49 PM

15. Our country needs Democrats and Democrats ONLY

They (The Kinzinger types) need to join US (Democrats) and get rid of ALL these TFG's type people!! VOTE with us on every bill in the House and Senate!! We will have the power to completely DESTROY the CULT we are dealing with! THAT'S the answer and ONLY answer!

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Response to oldsoftie (Original post)

Wed Feb 2, 2022, 08:35 PM

16. Strategic voting.

I voted for John McCain over the Shrub in the MI Repuke primary in 2000.

I enjoyed it immensely.

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Response to oldsoftie (Original post)

Wed Feb 2, 2022, 08:37 PM

17. Really like Kinzinger

despite his being a (R).

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Response to oldsoftie (Original post)

Wed Feb 2, 2022, 10:35 PM

19. He has the right idea.

One of the few to recognize the necessity to fight this danger together.

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Response to kentuck (Reply #19)

Thu Feb 3, 2022, 07:00 AM

21. Yes. Too many aren't seeing the forest for the trees

We can't just say "Put him in jail!". WE have no control over that. But WE, as a group, CAN stop the infection of trumpism spreading further into state offices where they could actually DO what he wanted last time.
Again, ESPECIALLY if you're in a Red state

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Response to oldsoftie (Original post)

Wed Feb 2, 2022, 11:08 PM

20. Depends on the Republican

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Response to oldsoftie (Original post)

Thu Feb 3, 2022, 01:55 PM

26. I don't think Perdue's run is a real run.

He's behind in the polls, and my guess is that he'll pull out saying he can't win. Perdue is smart and politically savvy, and he knows that a violent primary between him and Kemp will only suppress turnout, and with Warnock up in the Senate, depressed Republican turnout is their own worst enemy.

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