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Old 5th October 2020, 01:20 PM   #1
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Republican Retirements — The 2022 Edition

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Republican Senator Pat Toomey To Retire by Claudia Grisales

Pennsylvania Republican Sen. Pat Toomey jolted a new political fight for 2022,
announcing Monday that he'll retire from the Senate at the end of his current
term and won't mount a bid to become the state's next governor.
  • Senator Roy Blunt
  • Senator John Boozman
  • Senator Mike Crapo
  • Senator Chuck Grassley
  • Senator John Hoeven
  • Senator Ron Johnson
  • Senator John Kennedy
  • Senator James Lankford
  • Senator Mike Lee
  • Senator Jerry Moran
  • Senator Lisa Murkowski
  • Senator Rand Paul
  • Senator Rob Portman
  • Senator Marco Rubio
  • Senator Tim Scott
  • Senator Richard Shelby
  • Senator John Thune
  • Senator Pat Toomey
  • Senator Todd Young


Starting this one a little early.
Normally you wait till a year before the next election.


Oh, the list? Here’s the theory.

The Q Anonymous movement will change into a political wing of the
Republican Party and replace all the above conservative senators with
radical senators.

I’m not sure I believe it, but let's see what happens.


P. S. Rand Paul retire… Really?
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Old 5th October 2020, 01:33 PM   #2
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My early guesses:

Grassley will be 89 in 2022.
Burr (NC) faces some issues.

These two may well retire.

Murkowski could run as an independent and win.
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Old 5th October 2020, 01:46 PM   #3
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Originally Posted by Firestone View Post
My early guesses:

Grassley will be 89 in 2022.
Burr (NC) faces some issues.

These two may well retire.

Murkowski could run as an independent and win.
Which is what she did in 2010.
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Old 5th October 2020, 02:14 PM   #4
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If John Kennedy retired the overall IQ of the Senate will go up by several points.
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Old 6th October 2020, 12:53 AM   #5
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Originally Posted by Stacyhs View Post
If John Kennedy retired the overall IQ of the Senate will go up by several points.
And if he joined the White House Cabinet, both would go up by several points.
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Old 6th October 2020, 01:36 AM   #6
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If Trump loses are any of that lot going to retire?
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Old 6th October 2020, 06:25 AM   #7
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Originally Posted by TheSupermeerkat View Post
If Trump loses are any of that lot going to retire?
Well as someone pointed out... Some are probably going to retire due to age. Others may have other political goals in mind (might someone like Murkowski have an interest in becoming gov of Alaska?) Some might think they have been tainted by their association with stubby Mcbonespurs (this putting reelection at risk) ant want to cash out, even if Trump is gone. (After all, if trump ends up defeated and then arrested, they may have to explain to their voters why they supported a con artist for 4 years)

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Old 6th October 2020, 06:29 AM   #8
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Originally Posted by dudalb View Post
Which is what she did in 2010.
Which makes that Sarah Palin video as funny as it is disturbing.
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Old 6th October 2020, 06:36 AM   #9
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Originally Posted by Solitaire View Post
[list]

Oh, the list? Here’s the theory.

The Q Anonymous movement will change into a political wing of the
Republican Party and replace all the above conservative senators with
radical senators.

I’m not sure I believe it, but let's see what happens.


P. S. Rand Paul retire… Really?
I can see maybe one seat going to a Qanon nut, maybe Thune's or Lankford's. At most, they will primary an unpopular Republican who is simply unpopular and was going to lose to a moderate Dem any way. Someone like Blunt. Qanon's "success" hinges on them turning most people away fro the Republicans. The problem for them is that they don't have the astroturfing the Tea Party did, so they won't be able to sell their movement to the American public in general.
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Fun rumour I just read: Donald Trump Jr might primary Rubio in 2022.
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Big news from Ohio: Ohio's Republican Senator Rob Portman won't run for re-election, cites 'partisan gridlock'.

https://eu.cincinnati.com/story/news...22/6696235002/
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