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  • The Republican Surrender

    Perhaps the Republican party will not recover from Trump running roughshod over them and turning them into the White Supremacist party.

    https://www.cnn.com/2019/11/26/opini...nio/index.html

    Sen. John Kennedy is the exception that proves the rule. Kennedy backed away from the absurd Trumpworld fantasy that has claimed the minds of so many of his Republican colleagues. Now, as he told CNN's Chris Cuomo, the senator from Louisiana accepts the truth that it was Russia that interfered in America's 2016 election.
    "I was wrong," said Kennedy. "The only evidence I have, and I think it's overwhelming, is that it was Russia who tried to hack the DNC ... I've seen no indication that Ukraine tried to do it."


    The reversal may indicate that Kennedy has a moral sensibility or is smart enough to see that his previous statement to Fox's Chris Wallace -- that no one knows who did the crime -- made him look ridiculous. Then again, his first claim was sure to reach (and please) the President's core supporters. Fox News viewers who nodded along aren't likely to learn of his new position, stated on CNN. Thus, the senator can have it both ways.

    Kennedy's Russia-Ukraine dance reflects the larger closing of Republican minds to the damage wreaked by the President's campaign to destroy fact-based politics and public morality. One by one, many formerly respectable politicians have joined a cult devoted to Trump's conspiracy theories and self-serving claims.
    The spectacle has become more pronounced of late, with the most craven example coming from former Texas governor and current secretary of energy Rick Perry, who called Trump "the chosen one" and explained that he's part of "God's plan for the people who rule and judge over us on this planet in our government."


    Perry once knew better when it came to the nature of Donald Trump. "He offers a barking carnival act that can be best described as Trumpism: a toxic mix of demagoguery, mean-spiritedness and nonsense that will lead the Republican Party to perdition if pursued," said Perry in 2015 as he called for Trump's defeat in the 2016 primaries.

    What changed between 2015 and today?

    In Perry can we see a man who apparently recognized the grip Trump had on the GOP base, joined the cabinet and became ever-more co-opted? By the spring of 2019, according to testimony given in the impeachment inquiry hearings, he became a witting or unwitting part of the President's scheme to force Ukraine to gin-up an investigation of Democratic presidential rival Joe Biden in order to receive desperately needed aid in its war with Russia. Perry has denied being part of any conversation in which the Bidens came up.

    As the world surely knows by now, Perry's experience reflects a pattern for those who dare to enter Trump's orbit. As insiders, they witness the power of Trump's ability to demonize those who stand against him, rally voters to his side and deflect efforts to get at the truth.

    Only those with the strongest moral and intellectual code -- think former Secretary of Defense James Mattis -- can avoid being compromised and, as Mattis showed when he resigned, no one can maintain the struggle indefinitely.



    Sadly, few in the top ranks of the administration or among Republicans on Capitol Hill show Mattis-style strength. The worst offender is Sen. Lindsey Graham of South Carolina, who claimed a close friendship with John McCain, deceased war hero and senator, but has now been rebuked by McCain's daughter for failing to stand against the President. Once capable of criticizing Trump as "religious bigot," Graham now functions as an abject apologist and craven enabler.

    Most recently, he has given Trump what he sought from Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky by opening a Senate investigation into the Bidens. His abuse of power, as chairman of the Senate Judiciary Committee, seeks to advance Trump's lie-based smear of a political opponent. "That's the way it works in politics," he said, defending the Biden investigation.

    Others in the camp of the craven now include Rep. Will Hurd of Texas who, though he is resigning and once stood as a critic of the White House, listened to extensive testimony regarding Trump's alleged bribery and extortion efforts and announced, "I have not heard evidence proving the President committed bribery or extortion."

    Others who seem unable to hear, or reason, include former United Nations ambassador Nikki Haley, who now agrees that Trump is heaven sent, and Sen. Rand Paul, who went from Trump critic to bromantic partner. The president has said, "Rand Paul is a very special guy as far as I'm concerned. He's never let me down."



  • #2
    Originally posted by Massena View Post
    Perhaps the Republican party will not recover from Trump running roughshod over them and turning them into the White Supremacist party.
    White Supremacist Party?



    Trying hard to be the Man, that my Dog believes I am!

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    • #3
      Originally posted by Trung Si View Post
      White Supremacist Party?


      Exactly.

      For a white supremacist party they sure are doing a lousy job of enacting any actual racist laws.

      I seem to recall the party that is supposedly anti racist has repeatedly made it clear that white men aren't welcome.
      Avatar is General Gerard, courtesy of Zouave.

      Churchill to Chamberlain: you had a choice between war and dishonor. You chose dishonor, and you will have war.

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      • #4
        Typical strategy of the leftwing nuts.
        Trump womanizing and grabbing poosey didn't work. Russia didnt work. Ukraine's not working. "Let's go back to white supremacy, it always put the Republicans on the defensive. They fall for it every single time."

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        • #5
          White Supremist Party?

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          • #6
            Originally posted by Nikki View Post
            Typical strategy of the leftwing nuts.
            Trump womanizing and grabbing poosey didn't work. Russia didnt work. Ukraine's not working. "Let's go back to white supremacy, it always put the Republicans on the defensive. They fall for it every single time."
            Now, that's true. When the Left can't win with facts (which occurs fairly often as these usually argue against them) they immediately start labeling the opposition with slurs and ad hominems. These days it's usually Sexist, Islamophobic, Xenophobic, Homophobic, Intolerant, Racist, or Bigoted...
            Last edited by T. A. Gardner; 28 Nov 19, 14:16.

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            • #7
              Originally posted by Trung Si View Post
              White Supremacist Party?


              That's an excellent point-my apologies. It should have read 'White Nationalist Party.' What's the difference?

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              • #8
                Originally posted by Massena View Post

                That's an excellent point-my apologies. It should have read 'White Nationalist Party.' What's the difference?
                Perhaps you can point out the actual racist policies the racist party has implemented.
                The only actual racist laws I can think of were wholly owned by the dems. (see Jim Crow)
                Avatar is General Gerard, courtesy of Zouave.

                Churchill to Chamberlain: you had a choice between war and dishonor. You chose dishonor, and you will have war.

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                • #9
                  Originally posted by Cambronnne View Post

                  Perhaps you can point out the actual racist policies the racist party has implemented.
                  The only actual racist laws I can think of were wholly owned by the dems. (see Jim Crow)
                  These days, the Democrats own all sorts of racist groups and ideas. From BLM to La Raza, to the idiocy of things like "White Privilege" and "Disparate Impact Theory" the Democrats have become the party of the Left. They put out and out racists in charge of their party like Keith Ellison and Thomas Perez. If the Republicans had such vocal racist bigots and haters running their party they couldn't get elected dogcatcher. But, it's just fine that the Democrats have them.

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                  • #10
                    Originally posted by Massena View Post

                    That's an excellent point-my apologies. It should have read 'White Nationalist Party.' What's the difference?
                    So, what's that make the Democrats with racist bigots like Keith Ellison and Thomas Perez running their party?

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                    • #11
                      Originally posted by T. A. Gardner View Post

                      These days, the Democrats own all sorts of racist groups and ideas. From BLM to La Raza, to the idiocy of things like "White Privilege" and "Disparate Impact Theory" the Democrats have become the party of the Left. They put out and out racists in charge of their party like Keith Ellison and Thomas Perez. If the Republicans had such vocal racist bigots and haters running their party they couldn't get elected dogcatcher. But, it's just fine that the Democrats have them.
                      Agreed. Only one party feels race is more important than merit.

                      Guess the party that explicitly asked that white males not apply for a job opening?
                      https://www.snopes.com/news/2017/11/02/dnc-white-males/

                      It sure wasn't those evil, bad, racist republicans.
                      Avatar is General Gerard, courtesy of Zouave.

                      Churchill to Chamberlain: you had a choice between war and dishonor. You chose dishonor, and you will have war.

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                      • #12
                        Originally posted by Cambronnne View Post

                        Perhaps you can point out the actual racist policies the racist party has implemented.
                        The only actual racist laws I can think of were wholly owned by the dems. (see Jim Crow)
                        Are you confusing policies with laws? There is a difference. For example, the immigration 'policies' of the Trump administration, penned by Stephen Miller, are definitely racist as they are aimed at 'brown people' who want to emigrate to the United States.

                        Then we have Trump's comments at Charlottesville...

                        And then the Trump pronouncement that he is a 'nationalist'...

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                        • #13
                          Thank god. At least the ad hominems are coming in full swing from both sides.
                          "For once you have tasted flight you will walk the earth with your eyes turned skywards, for there you have been and there you will long to return"

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                          • #14
                            My question is What's wrong with being a "Nationalist?" I'd think that being an "Internationalist" is far, far worse since a one-world government, the logical conclusion of internationalism, would result in a draconian and oppressive dictatorship.

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                            • #15
                              Originally posted by Tsar
                              Charlottesville Are you going to continue with the MSM’s false narrative about Trump claiming that KKK members were good people? If so it shows that you have no merit and none of your post should be read.
                              You're right..... He also said the neo-Nazis were very fine people too.

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