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Old 01-16-2020, 06:15 PM
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Originally Posted by cmosdes View Post
I've wondered about this and the vote tally in the house. Why were there zero (0) R representatives worried about being more centrist in the house vote? Was the fear of losing the Trump base bigger than the hope for gaining some centrists in all 199 cases? I would have thought 1 or 2 or a dozen representatives would be in districts that are slightly blue or at least very, very lightly red. I would think in those districts the appearance of being a pure Trumpist would be detrimental, not helpful. But not 1 of them R representatives voted that way. Any thoughts why?
At this point Congressional Republicans are more afraid of the Trump base deserting them in a primary election than the general election. What's the point of appealing to moderate voters in November if you don't make it through the primary this Spring?