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The never Trumpers strike back

Discussion in 'North American Politics' started by sun rise, Jun 2, 2020.

  1. sun rise

    sun rise "Let there be peace and love among all"
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    I'm not quiet sure how I feel about this. I'm no fan of Bush, but if that's what it takes to get Trump, then the enemy of my enemy is my friend (for now. Once we win, of course, it will be another matter). People who slunk away from the Republican party after Trump won are coming out of the woodwork at an auspicious time.

    Bush administration alums form pro-Biden super PAC

    Rod Dreher in the American Conservative excoriates Trump much better than I can. I might have less in common with him than other conservatives but he wields a world-class rapier wit. To wit, the country does not need General Patton. The country needs Abraham Lincoln but that's a sidetrack from the point of this thread.

    The Day Trump Lost The Presidency

    This is the act of a weak man who is left with nothing but to stand in front of a church flashing a Bible like a gang sign to get conservative Christians in line. It is pathetic. Today I see that he is going to visit a DC shrine to St. John Paul II — a purely political stunt. As a believing Christian, Trump’s cynicism disgusts me viscerally.
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    There will be some Pavlov pooches out there in the MAGAsphere who will respond to this, but Tucker Carlson reads the situation correctly: people will not forgive him for his mishandling of this crisis. To be fair to Trump, it is hard to know what specific things he, Donald Trump, could do to make things better. He has labored so tirelessly to create ill will and to damage people’s confidence in him. Of course he has enemies who don’t play fair.
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    There is nothing to him. Pasteboard and tinsel. A sham. Nobody fears him, and nobody respects him. The country needs General Patton, but we’ve got Captain Kangaroo.

    Embedded in Rod's piece is a Tucker Carlson video he referred to.

     
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  2. sun rise

    sun rise "Let there be peace and love among all"
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    And George Will

    One of America's most prominent conservative columnists wants Republicans to lose in 2020

    this low-rent Lear raging on his Twitter-heath has proven that the phrase malignant buffoon is not an oxymoron"
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    Senate Republicans must be routed, as condign punishment for their Vichyite collaboration, leaving the Republican remnant to wonder: Was it sensible to sacrifice dignity, such as it ever was, and to shed principles, if convictions so easily jettisoned could be dignified as principles, for ... what? Praying people should pray, and all others should hope: May I never crave anything as much as these people crave membership in the world's most risible deliberative body."
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    "The measures necessary for restoration of national equilibrium are many and will be protracted far beyond his removal. One such measure must be the removal of those in Congress who, unlike the sycophantic mediocrities who cosset him in the White House, will not disappear "magically," as Eric Trump said the coronavirus would. Voters must dispatch his congressional enablers, especially the senators who still gambol around his ankles with a canine hunger for petting."
     
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  3. Shadow Wolf

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    Those are some very good points from all sources. I think it's also safe to say the Hill won't be endorsing Trump given some of their art9cles the past few days.
     
  4. Heyo

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    The next president of the USA:
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    With half of the republicans discontent with Donald Trump and half of the democrats discontent with Joe Biden ...
     
  5. lewisnotmiller

    lewisnotmiller Grand Hat
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    There has certainly been some interesting ones!
     
  6. Jayhawker Soule

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    With all due respect to George Will, "low-rent Lear" does a disservice to Lear and Shakespeare alike. Trump bequeaths his narcissistic fantasy of rule to no one. The difference between Lear and Trump is the difference between tragedy and travesty.
     
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    It'll probably siphon off some votes in November, although given the candidates, it's still too early to tell. The conventions might be interesting.
     
  8. sun rise

    sun rise "Let there be peace and love among all"
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    Republicans Against Trump

    End Trump's American Carnage

     
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  9. sun rise

    sun rise "Let there be peace and love among all"
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    Who is that.

    Democrats discontent with Joe Biden? That's funny
     
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  10. Heyo

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    Howie Hawkins, most likely candidate for the Green Party.
    The "Bernie or bust" crowd, who will not vote for Biden.
     
  11. Nowhere Man

    Nowhere Man Bompu Zen Man with a little bit of Bushido.

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    Funny you mentioned Patton.

    Is it me, or does Trump have a practiced warface now like Patton did?

    It's just something I noticed of late.
     
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  12. sun rise

    sun rise "Let there be peace and love among all"
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    The Lincoln Project is on a roll:

     
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