Poll Shocker: Republicans Want Same Fascism, But Different Fascist

Stern Magazine, trump Hitler Salute

I know opinion polls are just not worth the digital ink, but I’d like to believe this one:

Republican support for Donald Trump’s presidential bid in 2024 has cratered, an exclusive USA TODAY/Suffolk University Poll finds, as the former president is beleaguered by midterm losses and courtroom setbacks.

By 2-1, GOP and GOP-leaning voters now say they want Trump’s policies but a different standard-bearer to carry them. While 31% want the former president to run, 61% prefer some other Republican nominee who would continue the policies Trump has pursued.

You can say it, USAToday: the GOP wants fascism.

They have a name in mind: Two-thirds of Republicans and those inclined to vote Republican want Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis to run for president. By double digits, 56% to 33%, they prefer DeSantis over Trump.

I told you could say it, USAToday! Republicans don’t care who the fascist is as long as the fascist hates the same people that they hate. This poll sort of reflects the pragmatic, the-trains-run-on-time nature of the GOP: Hair Füror is damaged goods, let’s try Floriduh Himmler!

 

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15 Responses to Poll Shocker: Republicans Want Same Fascism, But Different Fascist

  1. Sirius Lunacy says:

    “they want Trump’s policies”

    Other than the policy of lining his own pockets I can’t think any other policy that TFG has ever been connected to. The fascism isn’t really TFG”s policy as the GOP’s policy. I guess they figure TFG’s had his shot and now it’s DeathSantis’ turn to line HIS pockets.

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    • Jimmy T says:

      Trump was never a policy guy. He was all about being the center of attention…

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    • tengrain says:

      Trump did have policies, actually, they were all pretty racist. They got drowned out by the grifting, but look closer and you’ll see that the one connecting thread was white supremacy.

      Rgds,

      TG

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      • But again, those weren’t precisely his policies so much as saying the long-held GOP policies out loud. ‘Young bucks eating t-bones’ was GOP policy when trump was just moving out of Queens.

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      • tengrain says:

        I’d say stealing children at the border and banning muslims from entry to the US were both policies and racist.

        Rgds,

        TG

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      • Stealing children was the policy by knock-off Reinhard Heydrich, err Steven Miller, who I’ll remind you had a career as COS for the man deemed too racist to be a federal judge, the KKKeebler Elf, Jeff Sessions. The people he brought into the administration were all longtime GOP folks, and they brought those policies with. He was just doing it all at top volume with no filter.

        I contend the one truly trumpy thing Trump really brought to the presidency was the sheer scale of the open, blatant, and mob-like thievery and grifting on the part of just about everyone associated with the administration.

        They all treated the country like the Bamboo Lounge from Goodfellas. May yet succeed in torching the place for the insurance money 😦

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      • tengrain says:

        We’re splitting hairs. It was his administration’s policy, therefore it was his.

        Rgds,

        TG

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  2. gruaud says:

    I think this encapsulates the mind of a Trump supporter very well:

    “He’s not hurting the people he needs to be hurting.”

    Wow.

    https://www.vox.com/policy-and-politics/2019/1/8/18173678/trump-shutdown-voter-florida

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    • That was the single most telling quote of his entire administration, yet still the political journanimals chattering class continued to depict his feral hate monsters they called the GOP base as somehow ‘real Americans’ and ‘economically anxious’.

      They STILL cannot bring themselves to call them fascists.

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      • MDavis says:

        I’ll be controversial here – there were some folks who have been frustrated by what they viewed as special privileges being handed out to groups that didn’t include them. Shirley Sharrod was forced to resign for a speech where she describes her evolution from being biased against white people to regarding farmers of every race equally. – not that she admitted to treating the groups differently, but that she grew to accept that it was the right thing to do.
        Not everyone is as evolved as Shirley Sharrod. Some officials would read their job requirement to treat everyone the same as in imposition to be ignored. We are a country that has been at odds over “race” issues for centuries. Coming out of that is like the proverbial twister – can’t come out of the tornado shelter, look around, and say “it’s all good because the wind stopped blowing”. There’s a lot of residual damage to deal with all around.
        BUT I’m pretty sure that a lot of the patsies who were fooled by tfg have realized exactly what they have stepped in and pulled back, like Liz Cheney and Adam Kinzinger, who Fox called “turncoats” for preferring to support democracy rather than a figurehead.
        If the Republicans split into two parties, they might as well call the new one the Pitcairn party. The Q faction is already calling them mutineers.

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      • Ehh, Shirley Sherrod was panic-fired by a spineless Ag Secretary Vilsack after a malevolently edited version of her speech was released by Breitbart which was twisted to say the exact opposite of what she did say. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Firing_of_Shirley_Sherrod

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      • MDavis says:

        I agree, it was a rookie mistake. It gave some sort of imprimatur to Breitbart’s take on it when a better response would have called that site out for rejecting learning from mistakes and a fair and even-handed approach, which Shirley advocated for.
        My point is that Shirley wasn’t the only official dealing with this stuff, and I’m pretty sure that some few individuals were impacted unfairly.
        When the system has been unfair to one group, can you really argue that the correction requires being unfair to another group?
        Reparations are a thing, but just switching shackles from the oppressed group to a few unlucky members of the perceived-to-be-oppressing group helps no one but the trumps of the world who are engaging in distraction to stay on top. You know, the classist oppressors.

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  3. ali redford says:

    Mike Pompeo is both at least as fascist, and would wipe the floor with DeSantis if he decides to run because Pompeo is just that kinda guy. We could end up with Kansas’s Nazi.

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  4. roket says:

    I think I’ll just keep my eyes on Steve Miller (R-Remora). Once TFG is no longer useful whoever he attaches himself to will be the one to watch. Probably

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  5. paul fredine says:

    i live in milwaukee and was never in favor (but who listens to peons like me?) of the rnc holding their 2024 convention in my city. as time goes by ‘not liking’ is putting it mildly and is quickly turning to dread with the prospect of people like madge, gaetz, meadows, gosar and their insurrectionist- loving followers (even tfg himself!!!) roaming the streets. i’m hoping not but i can see it becoming an event that’ll make chicago ’68 (am i getting that right?) seem like a total love fest.

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