NeverTrump Helping Democrats in Missouri Senate Race

 

An ally of Liz Cheney is running as a third-party candidate in Missouri to help the Democrats take another Senate seat.

Former U.S. Attorney John Wood stepped down as lead investigator for the House Select Committee on Jan. 6 this summer to launch an independent Senate bid in Missouri.  Wood is a close friend of the Cheney family and formerly worked in the second Bush administration with stints at the Department of Justice (DOJ) and the Department of Homeland Security (DHS).

Wood’s Senate campaign is now being financed by another alumnus of the Bush administration, former Missouri Sen. John Danforth, who was President Bush’s ambassador to the United Nations between 2004 and 2005. In July, Danforth’s super PAC launched a $750,000 dollar ad blitz and announced plans to raise anywhere from $20 to $40 million for the fall campaign.

So, a former Republican senator and Bush administration official is going to try and raise $40 million. He will not use this money to help flip blue seats in Georgia and Arizona. He will not use this money to protect vulnerable Republican seats in North Carolina or Pennsylvania. Instead, he will force the Republican Party to expend resources defending what should be a safe Republican senate seat in Missouri.

The pattern of Never-Trumpers openly supporting Democrats demonstrates that they are not principled conservatives. They are a Democrat fifth column embedded in Republican ranks, who will undermine the party’s chances at every opportunity.

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  1. Dotorimuk Coolidge
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    I’m sure they’re gonna conserve the ___ out of conservatism. They always do.

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  2. Kevin Schulte Member
    Kevin Schulte
    @KevinSchulte

    Typical of the ruling elite . The Missouri GOP, character assassinated Eric Greitens in this years Primary. They previously helped a George Soros DA in St. Louis lawfare him out of the Governorship .  

    Why ?  Because he was an up and coming outsider Trumpian candidate . Not republican establishment approved.  

    Expect that haradan Cheney to run as an independent in 2024 presidential race. 

     

    Mo is a red state and Eric Schmidt is a solid candidate. Hopefully Mo voters will see this for what it is. 

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  3. Hang On Member
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    So do this to Tim Scott in South Carolina. 

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  4. Stad Coolidge
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    @Stad

    Victor Tango Kilo: The pattern of Never-Trumpers openly supporting Democrats demonstrates that they are not principled conservatives.

    Here here!

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  5. DonG (CAGW is a Scam) Coolidge
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    @DonG

    Hang On (View Comment):

    So do this to Tim Scott in South Carolina.

    Tim Scott is the GOPe.   S.C. has a weak set of Senators and Missouri will have the best next year. 

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  6. Columbo Member
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    @Columbo

    In order to save it*, we must destroy it**.

     

     * conservatism, as defined by “worry-wart self-identified Republicans who dread NYT hit pieces”. 

     ** authentic conservatism as practiced by “blood-spattered conservative brawlers” 

    Hat tip – Victor Davis Hanson [link]

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  7. Gary Robbins Member
    Gary Robbins
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    I don’t know a great deal about the Missouri race, so I won’t weigh in on it.  

    But I will say this.  My fidelity is to my country and conservatism, and not to the Republican Party.  When a clear nuts like Kari Lake and Mark Finchem win the Arizona Republican nominations for Governor and Secretary of State with only a plurality of the votes in a very small turnout election, I have no obligation to vote for them in the general election.  None, zero, nada, nope.  No obligation.  In the absence of information, I am, of course, inclined to vote for the Republican.  However Kari Lake and Mark Finchem have disqualified themselves by their statements and I am not going to vote for them.  Period.

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  8. The Reticulator Member
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    Gary Robbins (View Comment):

    I don’t know a great deal about the Missouri race, so I won’t weigh in on it.

    But I will say this. My fidelity is to my country and conservatism, and not to the Republican Party. When a clear nuts like Kari Lake and Mark Finchem win the Arizona Republican nominations for Governor and Secretary of State with only a plurality of the votes in a very small turnout election, I have no obligation to vote for them in the general election. None, zero, nada, nope. No obligation. In the absence of information, I am, of course, inclined to vote for the Republican. However Kari Lake and Mark Finchem have disqualified themselves by their statements and I am not going to vote for them. Period.

    But when you have a wacko nut-case like Joe Biden who spews out authoritarian tweets, you’ll vote for him. 

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  9. Gary Robbins Member
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    The Reticulator (View Comment):

    Gary Robbins (View Comment):

    I don’t know a great deal about the Missouri race, so I won’t weigh in on it.

    But I will say this. My fidelity is to my country and conservatism, and not to the Republican Party. When a clear nuts like Kari Lake and Mark Finchem win the Arizona Republican nominations for Governor and Secretary of State with only a plurality of the votes in a very small turnout election, I have no obligation to vote for them in the general election. None, zero, nada, nope. No obligation. In the absence of information, I am, of course, inclined to vote for the Republican. However Kari Lake and Mark Finchem have disqualified themselves by their statements and I am not going to vote for them. Period.

    But when you have a wacko nut-case like Joe Biden who spews out authoritarian tweets, you’ll vote for him.

    Biden was running against the worst Republican President in history. 

    We had to sweep out the Party of Trump to restore the Party of Reagan.

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  10. The Reticulator Member
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    Gary Robbins (View Comment):

    The Reticulator (View Comment):

    Gary Robbins (View Comment):

    I don’t know a great deal about the Missouri race, so I won’t weigh in on it.

    But I will say this. My fidelity is to my country and conservatism, and not to the Republican Party. When a clear nuts like Kari Lake and Mark Finchem win the Arizona Republican nominations for Governor and Secretary of State with only a plurality of the votes in a very small turnout election, I have no obligation to vote for them in the general election. None, zero, nada, nope. No obligation. In the absence of information, I am, of course, inclined to vote for the Republican. However Kari Lake and Mark Finchem have disqualified themselves by their statements and I am not going to vote for them. Period.

    But when you have a wacko nut-case like Joe Biden who spews out authoritarian tweets, you’ll vote for him.

    Biden was running against the worst Republican President in history.

    We had to sweep out the Party of Trump to restore the Party of Reagan.

    We have to sweep out the party of Biden and the GOPe to restore the party of Reagan. 

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  11. Hang On Member
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    Gary Robbins (View Comment):

    I don’t know a great deal about the Missouri race, so I won’t weigh in on it.

    But I will say this. My fidelity is to my country and conservatism, and not to the Republican Party. When a clear nuts like Kari Lake and Mark Finchem win the Arizona Republican nominations for Governor and Secretary of State with only a plurality of the votes in a very small turnout election, I have no obligation to vote for them in the general election. None, zero, nada, nope. No obligation. In the absence of information, I am, of course, inclined to vote for the Republican. However Kari Lake and Mark Finchem have disqualified themselves by their statements and I am not going to vote for them. Period.

    You keep telling us and I keep not caring. The sooner the GOP is rid of you, the better the GOP will be.

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  12. Victor Tango Kilo Member
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    @VtheK

    The governor of the state where I live is Republican and up for re-election. I don’t like him and I’m not voting for him. 

    I am also not voting for his opponent because that would be an affirmative endorsement of Democrat policies. 

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  13. Gary Robbins Member
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    Hang On (View Comment):

    Gary Robbins (View Comment):

    I don’t know a great deal about the Missouri race, so I won’t weigh in on it.

    But I will say this. My fidelity is to my country and conservatism, and not to the Republican Party. When a clear nuts like Kari Lake and Mark Finchem win the Arizona Republican nominations for Governor and Secretary of State with only a plurality of the votes in a very small turnout election, I have no obligation to vote for them in the general election. None, zero, nada, nope. No obligation. In the absence of information, I am, of course, inclined to vote for the Republican. However Kari Lake and Mark Finchem have disqualified themselves by their statements and I am not going to vote for them. Period.

    You keep telling us and I keep not caring. The sooner the GOP is rid of you, the better the GOP will be.

    Isn’t it great that in America, political parties, other than the CPUSA, are not able to exile people they don’t like.  Not so in Russia or China.

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  14. Stina Member
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    Gary Robbins (View Comment):

    Hang On (View Comment):

    Gary Robbins (View Comment):

    I don’t know a great deal about the Missouri race, so I won’t weigh in on it.

    But I will say this. My fidelity is to my country and conservatism, and not to the Republican Party. When a clear nuts like Kari Lake and Mark Finchem win the Arizona Republican nominations for Governor and Secretary of State with only a plurality of the votes in a very small turnout election, I have no obligation to vote for them in the general election. None, zero, nada, nope. No obligation. In the absence of information, I am, of course, inclined to vote for the Republican. However Kari Lake and Mark Finchem have disqualified themselves by their statements and I am not going to vote for them. Period.

    You keep telling us and I keep not caring. The sooner the GOP is rid of you, the better the GOP will be.

    Isn’t it great that in America, political parties, other than the CPUSA, are not able to exile people they don’t like. Not so in Russia or China.

    Ha. Tell the Birchers that.

    • #14
  15. Kevin Schulte Member
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    Stina (View Comment):

    Gary Robbins (View Comment):

    Hang On (View Comment):

    Gary Robbins (View Comment):

    I don’t know a great deal about the Missouri race, so I won’t weigh in on it.

    But I will say this. My fidelity is to my country and conservatism, and not to the Republican Party. When a clear nuts like Kari Lake and Mark Finchem win the Arizona Republican nominations for Governor and Secretary of State with only a plurality of the votes in a very small turnout election, I have no obligation to vote for them in the general election. None, zero, nada, nope. No obligation. In the absence of information, I am, of course, inclined to vote for the Republican. However Kari Lake and Mark Finchem have disqualified themselves by their statements and I am not going to vote for them. Period.

    You keep telling us and I keep not caring. The sooner the GOP is rid of you, the better the GOP will be.

    Isn’t it great that in America, political parties, other than the CPUSA, are not able to exile people they don’t like. Not so in Russia or China.

    Ha. Tell the Birchers that.

    Also , the regime Gary voted for are communist’s by another name.  

    Put that in your pipe and smoke it ! Gary

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  16. ToryWarWriter Reagan
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    Richard Barris has been doing a lot of polling on this.  These 3rd party challenge never Trump republicans are now mostly stealing Democrat votes.

    The new maga candidates are bringing in a new voter, that massively out performs the wine moms lost in the suburbs.  

    Voting coalitions change, to many people on this platform forget that.  

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  17. DonG (CAGW is a Scam) Coolidge
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    @DonG

    Gary Robbins (View Comment):

    But when you have a wacko nut-case like Joe Biden who spews out authoritarian tweets, you’ll vote for him.

    Biden was running against the worst the most popular Republican President in history. 

    FIFY

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  18. Steven Seward Member
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    @StevenSeward

    Victor Tango Kilo:

    An ally of Liz Cheney is running as a third-party candidate in Missouri to help the Democrats take another Senate seat.

    Isn’t it a little late to get into the game?  The election is only two months away.

     

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  19. Stad Coolidge
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    @Stad

    Gary Robbins (View Comment):
    My fidelity is to my country and conservatism, and not to the Republican Party.

    Then get out.  I’m in the Republican Party precisely because its direction under Trump better headed toward my country and conservatism than the Democrats or RINOs . . .

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  20. The Cloaked Gaijin Member
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    @TheCloakedGaijin

    Former U.S. Attorney John Wood endorsed by former Missouri Senator John Danforth.

    Danforth is out on his own this time. 

    I can’t imagine that it will make any difference at all.  

    I doubt John Wood would win more than 1% or 2% or even 5% of the vote.  The Libertarian candidate, whoever that is, might do better. 

    He could win almost 10% of the vote and the Republican candidate could still win.  People were worried about Eric Greitens winning the primary, but I think he finished in third place.

    Republicans hold 71% of the state senate and 71% of the occupied seats of the state house.  You would need lots of Republicans, not just the most prominent moderate-liberal, wealthy-family Republican who is 85-years-old, to endorse Wood for it to make any difference.

    Unlike some states, Missouri has almost no history of prominent independent candidates, although there were a few independent-leaning Missouri politicians in the aftermath of the Civil War. 

    I think the rest of the entire Missouri Republican Party is just glad their candidate isn’t Eric Greitens.

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  21. I Walton Member
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    Gary Robbins (View Comment):

    Hang On (View Comment):

    Gary Robbins (View Comment):

    I don’t know a great deal about the Missouri race, so I won’t weigh in on it.

    But I will say this. My fidelity is to my country and conservatism, and not to the Republican Party. When a clear nuts like Kari Lake and Mark Finchem win the Arizona Republican nominations for Governor and Secretary of State with only a plurality of the votes in a very small turnout election, I have no obligation to vote for them in the general election. None, zero, nada, nope. No obligation. In the absence of information, I am, of course, inclined to vote for the Republican. However Kari Lake and Mark Finchem have disqualified themselves by their statements and I am not going to vote for them. Period.

    You keep telling us and I keep not caring. The sooner the GOP is rid of you, the better the GOP will be.

    Isn’t it great that in America, political parties, other than the CPUSA, are not able to exile people they don’t like. Not so in Russia or China.

    That is exactly what has happened to the Democrat party.  They are disciplined left wing, modern marxists that is, and know how to make folks behave.  They are going to bring this country to an end with  help from Chinese and Soros.   The Republicans are democratic, all over the place, also have corruption  but have come to understand a little more.  Some have an anti Trump thing that is occasionally  sincere.  Sincere anti Trump Republicans want politicians to be politicians, not to focus on key problems and don’t want them stumbling around in public trying to figure out what is important.   We’ll never know.  We allowed the Democrats to steal the election from Trump and neither he nor any other Republican is likely to win another election unless we come to grips with exactly what is going on.

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  22. Columbo Member
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    Gary Robbins (View Comment):

    I don’t know a great deal about the Missouri race, so I won’t weigh in on it.

    But I will say this. My fidelity is to my country and conservatism, and not to the Republican Party. When a clear nuts like Kari Lake and Mark Finchem win the Arizona Republican nominations for Governor and Secretary of State with only a plurality of the votes in a very small turnout election, I have no obligation to vote for them in the general election. None, zero, nada, nope. No obligation. In the absence of information, I am, of course, inclined to vote for the Republican. However Kari Lake and Mark Finchem have disqualified themselves by their statements and I am not going to vote for them. Period.

    Clear nuts?! Excuse me?!

    You act like your perspective is definitive. It is not, and I for one, don’t care who you vote for. Period.

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  23. Victor Tango Kilo Member
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    @VtheK

    I Walton (View Comment):
    That is exactly what has happened to the Democrat party.  They are disciplined left wing, modern marxists that is, and know how to make folks behave.  They are going to bring this country to an end with  help from Chinese and Soros.  

    There is no such thing as a moderate Democrat any more. Bernie Sanders and the Squad are only saying the quiet part out loud.

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  24. I Walton Member
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    Victor Tango Kilo (View Comment):

    I Walton (View Comment):
    That is exactly what has happened to the Democrat party. They are disciplined left wing, modern marxists that is, and know how to make folks behave. They are going to bring this country to an end with help from Chinese and Soros.

    There is no such thing as a moderate Democrat any more. Bernie Sanders and the Squad are only saying the quiet part out loud.

    There are regular Democrats who do not understand Washington but are engaged locally and have issues they care about, but most are just not engaged, watch main stream media, don’t read much and are unaware of the rest of the world.  They go about their business.   Only now are the same sorts in the Republican Party waking up to what is going on.    What operational democrats discovered and marxists who run them already knew, is that folks just watch the main stream media and at most read a local news paper.  It was child’s play to destroy the Republic.  I don’t think many understand that the largest most diverse economy in the history of the world can’t be run top down.  Even democrat leaders will be surprised when it collapses and the top screw each other trying to hold on to what they can.   This will happen even without the Chinese leveraging everything to destroy us.   Of course without us, the same thing will happened to China but it will take longer.  Long enough for us to self destruct. 

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  25. Gary Robbins Member
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    DonG (CAGW is a Scam) (View Comment):

    Gary Robbins (View Comment):

    But when you have a wacko nut-case like Joe Biden who spews out authoritarian tweets, you’ll vote for him.

    Biden was running against the worst the most popular Republican President in history.

    FIFY

    Reagan and TR were by far more popular than Trump.  

    Reagan won 49 states.  

    Trump lost the popular vote in 2016 and 2020.

    • #25
  26. Gary Robbins Member
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    Stad (View Comment):

    Gary Robbins (View Comment):
    My fidelity is to my country and conservatism, and not to the Republican Party.

    Then get out. I’m in the Republican Party precisely because it’s direction under Trump better headed toward my country and conservatism than the Democrats or RINOs . . .

    Thankfully, it is not up to you who gets to join the Republican Party!

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  27. DonG (CAGW is a Scam) Coolidge
    DonG (CAGW is a Scam)
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    Gary Robbins (View Comment):

    DonG (CAGW is a Scam) (View Comment):

    Gary Robbins (View Comment):

    But when you have a wacko nut-case like Joe Biden who spews out authoritarian tweets, you’ll vote for him.

    Biden was running against the worst the most popular Republican President in history.

    FIFY

    Reagan and TR were by far more popular than Trump.

    Reagan won 49 states.

    Trump lost the popular vote in 2016 and 2020.

    75 million votes is the ultimate measure of popularity.   No Republican has ever been that popular and none may ever surpass it. 

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  28. namlliT noD Member
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    Gary Robbins (View Comment):

    DonG (CAGW is a Scam) (View Comment):

    Gary Robbins (View Comment):

    Biden was running against the worst the most popular Republican President in history.

    FIFY

    Reagan and TR were by far more popular than Trump.

    Reagan won 49 states.

    Trump lost the popular vote in 2016 and 2020.

    Not believable.

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  29. Quietpi Member
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    @Quietpi

    I’ve been avoiding this thread, because I knew what was going to happen.  But I do have a burning question:

    Gary, please list the things that Donald Trump did as President of which you disapprove.  Be specific.

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  30. Gary Robbins Member
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    DonG (CAGW is a Scam) (View Comment):

    Gary Robbins (View Comment):

    DonG (CAGW is a Scam) (View Comment):

    Gary Robbins (View Comment):

    But when you have a wacko nut-case like Joe Biden who spews out authoritarian tweets, you’ll vote for him.

    Biden was running against the worst the most popular Republican President in history.

    FIFY

    Reagan and TR were by far more popular than Trump.

    Reagan won 49 states.

    Trump lost the popular vote in 2016 and 2020.

    75 million votes is the ultimate measure of popularity. No Republican has ever been that popular and none may ever surpass it.

    With all due respect, Trump’s 74,216,154 votes is closer to 74 million than 75 million.

    Of course in 2020 Biden got 81,268,924 votes, more than 7 million more than Trump.

    By contrast, in 1984, Reagan won 54,455,472 votes, which was almost 17 million more votes than Mondale’s 37,577,352 votes.

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