If Trump keeps insisting on a wall, will he face a Republican primary challenger in 2020?

Amazon lvd11
Jan 9 54 Comments

Can't imagine the Republicans are feeling comfortable watching Trump keeping the government closed over an issue most Americans oppose. At the moment while Trump is unpopular with Americans overall he's still popular with Republicans.

But that could easily change if they think he is boxing himself into a corner that will guarantee a loss in 2020.

So if he keeps this up and the impact of the shutdown starts getting real (impacting tax returns, air travel, etc) I think there will be increasing pressure on the GOP to run somebody else for President in 2020

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  • Microsoft Decius Mus
    We are comfortable. I’ve come to realize liberals believe in a religion - the cult of big government. Most of us conservatives are just fine with the government closed. We see it as tyranny over our lives.
    Jan 9 12
    • Microsoft / Eng Gs4478
      Can you enlighten others how government is being tyrannical over our/your lives?
      Jan 9
    • Amazon kudobear
      I don't believe in government, I believe in morality and human decency. If 800k people are not getting paid and cannot feed their family because of wall, I am super uncomfortable and I will not generalize my opinion to any 'we'.
      Jan 9
    • Verizon / Product SnoopDoge
      Sounds more anarchist than conservative.
      Jan 9
    • Snowflake Computing Bullshitty
      Amazon, isn't a temporary collective suffering for the longer good, the idea of socialism?
      How is this any different?
      Jan 9
    • Uber / Eng nYf6sJ
      Most of the 800k people shouldn't get paid by our tax money at all.

      But it's now worse. These 800k people are getting PAID VACATION only that their pay comes later when the closure is done.
      Jan 9
    • OpenTable Meliodas
      Cult of big government? Like building a $23 billion wall than must be staffed and maintained by government employees?
      Jan 9
    • Nielsen / Eng
      Quant7Fig

      Nielsen Eng

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      Quant7Figmore
      Aren't conservatives the Christian party?
      Jan 9
    • Intel UGeJ58
      This is why "liberals" don't like "conservatives"
      Jan 9
    • Amazon lvd11
      OP
      So the TSA guys at the airport shouldn't be paid?

      Uh uh.
      Jan 9
    • OpenTable Meliodas
      Safety third.
      Jan 10
  • My guess is democrats would like you to think that so they can appear successful and gain support.

    In reality, I am quite sure he is earning more popularity with his base the longer this drama unfolds.
    Jan 9 13
    • HP / Eng Modulus
      Fake news^ @public2
      Jan 9
    • Amazon Deaf Bezos
      Public 2 is a moron and I called him out so on another post. Asshole clown
      Jan 9
    • Airbnb
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      ccavmore
      Government workers are mostly democrats. LOL
      Jan 9
    • Amazon Deaf Bezos
      That's right. The only difference is that before they were paid not to do their job and now they aren't 😅
      Jan 9
    • I would hazard a guess that his base does not primarily consist of public servants lol.
      Jan 9
    • Microsoft / Eng Tc292k
      Deaf Bezos is also lololololol
      Jan 11
    • Amazon Deaf Bezos
      Guess your tc does not change at MS hence you made it your permanent handle 😅
      Jan 11
    • Facebook public2
      How is it fake news when it's data? See prison gaurds: trump supporters, wall advocates, and nearly the breaking point due to non payment. Calling me names won't make this untrue but by all means call me our big guy ;)
      Jan 11
    • If farmers didn't abandon him for the trade war a few days leave without pay ain't gonna do shit.
      Jan 11
    • Facebook public2
      Days no, weeks maybe, months: likely
      Jan 11
  • Google gt6N14
    The man beat off like 20 other challengers back in 16. Whether or not someone challenges him in the primaries is irrelevant.
    Jan 9 2
    • Intel UGeJ58
      A man beat off 20 guys at a republican primary?
      Jan 9
    • Amazon lvd11
      OP
      Now he will have to run on his record
      Jan 9
  • Salesforce / Eng Superpower
    No matter how centrist or “moderate” a candidate the Republicans run, Mitt Romney for example, Democrats still act like they’re the next worst thing to literal Hitler. As shown by the 2016 election, Republicans stopped trying to win moderates or the approval of the left wing.
    Jan 9 2
    • OpenTable Meliodas
      Yes, as shown by the 2018 election, Republicans stopped trying to win moderates or the approval of the left wing.
      Jan 9
    • Apple fu manchu
      Because no matter how moderate they pretend to be, they still follow the GOP party position religion. “Corporations are people my friend” and “47% of poor people...” comment doomed Romney and exposed that he really is out of touch with the pulse of the voters. The simple fact is most moderates and independents don’t agree with Republican Party policies. The majority of America disagrees with the GOP on issues, so the only way to win is to play a negative branding and positioning game and leverage the electoral vote system to stay in power.
      Jan 10
  • Amazon what¿
    OP, you don't have to be Republican to at least know the positions that the party stands for.
    Republicans fight to reduce the size of government, especially the parts they disagree with.

    Remember Rick Perry trying to remember the agencies of government (Education, Commerce, Energy) he would get rid of for Republican primaries? That is him talking to his base.
    Jan 9 10
    • Amazon lvd11
      OP
      I don't think Republicans stand for cancelling flights because airports don't have enough TSA staff around to keep them secure.

      So far nobody has yet missed a paycheck. That changes Friday. Maybe these TSA guys can go for a couple weeks without pay but at some point they will just find other jobs. These are not high paid people who have tons of savings to coast on, these are people who need their pay to make ends meet

      Being declared an essential service only keeps you working without pay until you resign.
      Jan 9
    • Amazon what¿
      I think the country should pay it's obligations. But both parties see it as the other parties unreasonableness.Whichever news you watch, you will believe your party is in the right side of things. They both think they are fighting the good fight and blame the other. It is for political wins at the expense of the everyday citizen.
      Jan 9
    • OP, you sound like you know an awful lot about what Republicans want even though you are clearly a Democrat.
      Jan 9
    • Amazon what¿
      I don't care for either party. I try to listen to multiple perspectives, not just two.

      With the range of issues I try separate the intention of the policies, from the execution of them, which often diverges significantly.
      Jan 9
    • I was referring to OP
      Jan 9
    • Amazon lvd11
      OP
      So you stand for closing airports?
      Jan 9
    • You tell me.
      Jan 9
    • Amazon lvd11
      OP
      You got all upset when I said Republicans DON'T stand for closing airports so maybe you really better say where you stand on that.
      Jan 9
    • I happy to let you speak on behalf of people you essentially despise.
      Jan 9
    • Amazon lvd11
      OP
      Maybe YOU should stop speaking on behalf of others. I don't despise Republicans at all, hence the thread topic.
      Jan 10
  • Amazon Deaf Bezos
    Think of another excuse when trump wins 2020
    Jan 9 2
    • Microsoft / Eng Tc292k
      Lolollolololololol. Really? Lolollolololololol.
      Jan 11
    • Amazon Deaf Bezos
      Haha I will be eating popcorn while you match in women protests. Lol
      Jan 11
  • Amazon XIjQ36
    Are Indians mostly Republicans? Blind is worse than the Fox news/Yahoo comments.
    Jan 9 3
    • Microsoft baaaaallls
      A bunch of smart people apparently.
      Jan 9
    • Intel UGeJ58
      ^ No, the rich greedy smart people who are after just 1 thing: less income tax at the higher levels. That group of people will always want a republican majority because the rhetoric is always in-line with self sufficiency / isolation / less gov't to pay for
      Jan 9
    • Apple magikarp16
      Indian here. We frequently crack jokes on Trump with other Indians here and back home. He is a total loser. 😂 No way we support Trump. There are some loonies though who are still not open to the world and live in their regressive bubble.
      Jan 9
  • New / Consultant
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    BlindSensemore
    There is one thing those 20 naive contestant didn’t do. He made them variables while they failed to make him a variable. So it was easy for him to drop them while they couldn’t sink him like DROP gop.trump.
    Jan 9 1
    • Amazon what¿
      🤔2 years after the race is over, they are ready to run🤣
      Jan 9
  • Apple hMWF54
    Nobody is willing to go as low as Drumpf
    Jan 10 0

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