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    Some Republicans are showing backbone...

    https://www.msn.com/en-us/news/elect...cid=spartandhp
    It was one thing in 2016 for top Republicans to take a stand against Donald J. Trump for president: He wasn’t likely to win anyway, the thinking went, and there was no ongoing conservative governing agenda that would be endangered.

    The 2020 campaign is different: Opposing the sitting president of your own party means putting policy priorities at risk, in this case appointing conservative judges, sustaining business-friendly regulations and cutting taxes — as well as incurring the volcanic wrath of Mr. Trump.

    But, far sooner than they expected, growing numbers of prominent Republicans are debating how far to go in revealing that they won’t back his re-election — or might even vote for Joseph R. Biden Jr., the presumptive Democratic nominee. They’re feeling a fresh urgency because of Mr. Trump’s incendiary response to the protests of police brutality, atop his mishandling of the coronavirus pandemic, according to people who spoke on the condition of anonymity to disclose private discussions.
    We are not now that strength which in old days
    Moved earth and heaven; that which we are we are; One equal temper of heroic hearts
    Made weak by time and fate but strong in will
    To strive to seek to find and not to yield.

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    This is starting to look like a repeat of the summer of 2016.
    "I don't discuss sitting presidents," Mattis tells NPR in an interview. "I believe that you owe a period of quiet."

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    • #3
      Originally posted by Nichols View Post
      This is starting to look like a repeat of the summer of 2016.
      Clinton isn't running.
      "Ask not what your country can do for you"

      Left wing, Right Wing same bird that they are killing.

      youíre entitled to your own opinion but not your own facts.

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      • #4
        The RINOs who now attack Trump are the same who attacked him 4 years ago.

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        • #5
          Trump is a RINO-he used to be a Democrat, so the term is largely meaningless as well as being a weak label and insult.
          We are not now that strength which in old days
          Moved earth and heaven; that which we are we are; One equal temper of heroic hearts
          Made weak by time and fate but strong in will
          To strive to seek to find and not to yield.

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          • #6
            Originally posted by Massena View Post
            Some Republicans are showing backbone...
            Jello doesn't have a backbone....

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            "Any story sounds true until someone tells the other side and sets the record straight." -Proverbs 18:17

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            • #7
              "Ask not what your country can do for you"

              Left wing, Right Wing same bird that they are killing.

              youíre entitled to your own opinion but not your own facts.

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              • #8
                Originally posted by BorderRuffian View Post
                Jello doesn't have a backbone....
                That's a good definition of the majority of Republican senators.
                We are not now that strength which in old days
                Moved earth and heaven; that which we are we are; One equal temper of heroic hearts
                Made weak by time and fate but strong in will
                To strive to seek to find and not to yield.

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                • #9
                  Originally posted by Massena View Post

                  That's a good definition of the majority of Republican senators.
                  Except "Truth" tends to be subjective when involving Guv'mint and politicians, and depending on which side of the divide one chooses.

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                  • #10
                    "growing numbers of prominent Republicans are debating how far to go in revealing that they won’t back his re-election....according to people who spoke on the condition of anonymity to disclose private discussions."

                    Another "source" for this story sez it comes from "people familiar with their thinking."

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                    "Any story sounds true until someone tells the other side and sets the record straight." -Proverbs 18:17

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