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Unabashed Liberal's picture

officeholders.”

Phew!

This The Daily Beast piece just showed up on Mr M's newsfeed, and I thought I'd share it.

Biden Campaign Is Secretly Building a Republican Group

WORK IN PROGRESS

“You don’t want something like this out on the street before it needs to be,” one GOP operative said. “It just makes it much harder to do.”

Hanna Trudo / Hunter Woodall
Updated May. 10, 2020 9:23AM ET / Published May. 09, 2020 7:42PM ET

Appearing in an Instagram live chat with soccer star Megan Rapinoe on April 30, presumptive Democratic nominee Joe Biden made a spontaneous, vague statement about how he’s been “speaking to a lot of Republicans,” including “former colleagues, who are calling and saying Joe, if you win, we’re gonna help.”

Then he showed his hand: “Matter of fact, there’s some major Republicans who are already forming ‘Republicans for Biden,’” the former vice president said. “Major officeholders.”

The comment hardly received any attention at the time.

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. . . preliminary talks about messaging, engagement, leadership, and roll out are starting to be broadly sketched out, according to sources directly familiar with the matter. And the talks have happened more frequently as Biden moves solidly into general election mode.

“It is literally just forming,” one former top Republican Party official involved with the preliminary discussions told The Daily Beast. “I’ve had several conversations with people who have approached me. It’s going to take off, it’s going to happen. The question is to what degree and form it does,” the source, who was granted anonymity to speak candidly about private discussions, said.
“You don’t want something like this out on the street before it needs to be,” the GOP source added. “It just makes it much harder to do.”

Among the GOP’s more ardent anti-Trump faction, several names came up in conversation when asked who could theoretically have a role in an outside political entity, which would not be allowed under campaign finance laws to coordinate with the campaign directly.

Those names include former Sen. Jeff Flake (R-AZ), Wisconsin-based political analyst Charlie Sykes, conservative media giant Bill Kristol, former Republican National Committee Chairman Michael Steele, longtime campaign operative Steve Schmidt,, former Rep. David Jolly (R-FL), and columnist Mona Charen, among others.

Meanwhile, one name in particular has been floated as a choice to help give legs to such an effort from the inside: former Republican Ohio Gov. John Kasich.

Yikes!

Heh, thanks for the nice blues, EL. By the way, hope you and Mrs EL are enjoying "Mother's Day."

Take care, and be well. Pleasantry

Mollie

“I think dogs are the most amazing creatures; they give unconditional love. For me, they are the role model for being alive.”
~~Gilda Radner, Comedienne

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Everyone thinks they have the best dog, and none of them are wrong.

enhydra lutris's picture

@Unabashed Liberal

I hope your "mothers Day" festivities were enjoyable.

be well and have a good one.

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That, in its essence, is fascism--ownership of government by an individual, by a group, or by any other controlling private power. -- Franklin D. Roosevelt --

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@Unabashed Liberal

expected, huh Molly, that's why our diligence in past; just now the steamroller is missing it's usual shyness from the spotlight ...

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The third movement is Blue.

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Gëzuar!!
from a reasonably stable genius.

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@Bollox Ref

be well and hae a good one.

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That, in its essence, is fascism--ownership of government by an individual, by a group, or by any other controlling private power. -- Franklin D. Roosevelt --

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@Bollox Ref @Bollox Ref
Thanks for the wonderful music. Goes with my triumphant music stations of which i've a few on Pandora. Uplifting, questions, moving as if wind pushes the keys as it does leaves.

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@on the cusp

your time, ain't it? Thanks for the clip.

be well and have a good one.

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That, in its essence, is fascism--ownership of government by an individual, by a group, or by any other controlling private power. -- Franklin D. Roosevelt --

@enhydra lutris going crazy with my teenage cousins over that song.
I was just 8 years old when Cochran died.
I have danced all over the house tonight, and I am not done with that song yet!
I am developing a dance routine in my head!
I have been known to dance in a courtroom on the way to approach the bench when a cool tune on someone's cell phone that accidentally came on.
When I can't dance anymore, somebody just keep me heavily sedated.

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Cheers el!

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@smiley7

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That, in its essence, is fascism--ownership of government by an individual, by a group, or by any other controlling private power. -- Franklin D. Roosevelt --

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on the meat and greet sunday
saw the whiskey and tobacca image
axed mr philly what it was
shoulda known it was you
sneaky devil

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