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It's Trump's Republican Party now and woe to any who object
The Los Angeles Times ^ | June 13, 2018 | Mark Z. Barabak

Posted on 06/13/2018 12:19:50 PM PDT by Trump20162020

Mark Sanford blew up his marriage and became a national laughingstock when he sneaked off his job as South Carolina governor for a tryst with his Argentine lover.

After he forsook his presidential ambitions and spent time in political purgatory, voters forgave Sanford’s trespass and, in 2013, elected him their representative in Congress.

But on Tuesday, Sanford was tossed from office by his Republican constituents for committing a far graver sin: criticizing President Trump.

With his bulldozing personality, Trump has transformed the GOP from a party of anti-communist cold warriors to one that coos over North Korea’s communist dictator, from a champion of free trade to an instigator of trade wars.

And woe to those within the party who challenge his direction or judgment.

(Excerpt) Read more at latimes.com ...


TOPICS: Editorial; Government; Politics/Elections; US: South Carolina
KEYWORDS: donaldtrump; gop; gopestablishment; liberalgop; marksanford; republicanparty; rino; rinos; sanford; trump
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1 posted on 06/13/2018 12:19:50 PM PDT by Trump20162020
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To: Trump20162020

Just when you think the liberal media can’t get more dumb.


2 posted on 06/13/2018 12:21:52 PM PDT by bcr100 (Its)
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To: Trump20162020

Think again-The GOP is a White Elephant... NO ONE wants it!

It outlived whatever usefulness it had...intelligent and patriotic Americans outgrew it long ago.

Don’t believe it? How do you think Trump got elected?


3 posted on 06/13/2018 12:23:47 PM PDT by SMARTY ("Nearly all men can stand adversity...to test a man's character, give him power." A. Lincoln)
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To: bcr100

Not dumb. Just putting out the agenda.


4 posted on 06/13/2018 12:25:27 PM PDT by TexasGator (Z1)
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To: Trump20162020

“And woe to those within the party who challenge his direction or judgment.”


Kind of like the way the Dems felt about Bernie supporters who DARED not to support Hillary.

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5 posted on 06/13/2018 12:26:21 PM PDT by Mears
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To: Trump20162020

They’re just mad because once Obama was elected, the best way for a democrat to lose was to be associated with Obama. :)


6 posted on 06/13/2018 12:28:00 PM PDT by robroys woman (So you're not confused, I'm using my wife's account.)
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To: Trump20162020

If some Beltway RINO swamp creature or lifetime GOPelitist wants to be stubborn and not use their intellect to see reality, like a Bill Kristol or Mark Sanford, then too bad.


7 posted on 06/13/2018 12:30:42 PM PDT by KC_Conspirator
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To: Trump20162020
Now, we need a clean list of Trump Republicans, not the Never Trump opportunists.

Besides supporting Trump, what else?

That's a start.

8 posted on 06/13/2018 12:31:38 PM PDT by Reno89519 (No Amnesty! No Catch-and-Release! Just Say No to All Illegal Aliens! Arrest & Deport!)
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To: Trump20162020

“from a champion of free trade to an instigator of trade wars.”

it’s NOT “fair trade” when one side has massive tariffs on nearly everything and the other side has nearly none ...


9 posted on 06/13/2018 12:37:55 PM PDT by catnipman ((Cat Nipman: Vote Republican in 2012 and only be called racist one more time!))
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No one is cooing over Kim. What Trump IS doing is taking away his crazy dangerous toys.

Compare that to Clintoon who gave him much of the technology needed for his crazy dangerous toys. Compare that to other presidents who gave NK money and concessions in return for.... more belligerence.


10 posted on 06/13/2018 12:38:42 PM PDT by TheTimeOfMan (A time for peace and a time for war)
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To: Trump20162020

So Obama slobbering all over the Castro’s was alright.


11 posted on 06/13/2018 12:40:41 PM PDT by fortheDeclaration (Pr 14:34 Righteousness exalteth a nation:but sin is a reproach to any people)
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To: Trump20162020

Because Obama and the Clintons were very tolerant of dissent. /s


12 posted on 06/13/2018 12:44:12 PM PDT by jospehm20
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To: Trump20162020

The left HATES Trump due to BRILLIANCE and SALESMANSHIP like this. I actually got a small lump in my throat as I watched this trailer. I can’t wait for the film to come out.
As I’ve said before, Trump is playing CHESS with a gaggle of stuck in the 19th-century leftists who are still trying to figure out how to play marbles (probably because they’ve LOST most of theirs)!
Reporters were shown a video ahead of Donald Trump’s press conference in Singapore, which the US president said he had played it to Kim Jong-un and his aides toward the end of their talks. It was made by Destiny Productions and was presented in Korean and English in the style of an action movie trailer

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aYsaC2CADs0


13 posted on 06/13/2018 12:47:36 PM PDT by Dick Bachert (Why are damn near ALL the SEX FIENDS Democrats?)
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To: bcr100

I much prefer “STUPID” to “dumb”. Dumb is the inability to speak. I really don’t want these STUPID Dems to STOP TALKING, ESPECIALLY PELOSI AND CHUCKY!


14 posted on 06/13/2018 12:49:56 PM PDT by Dick Bachert (Why are damn near ALL the SEX FIENDS Democrats?)
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To: SMARTY
#3: "Think again—The GOP is a White Elephant... NO ONE wants it! It outlived whatever usefulness it had"

That's a pretty good analysis. The GOP doesn't stand for anything except K Street lobbyists. The GOP at their best are country club Republicans, at worst they are traitors to their oath of office.

For example, Paul Ryan only represents what amounts to a handful of corporate backers. He has not shown any leadership ability. Likewise with McConnell. A couple of real leaders, and true believers in this country would not have squandered their power. They had a real chance to fix a lot that is broken, and instead took their power and shitted it away.

I dislike the Republicans party almost as much as I despise the Democrats. Over three decades ago I started to become concerned about illegal immigration. In that time I wrote dozens of letters to my representatives. Never once did receive a reply in return my letters other then requests for donations or info-junk (e.g. "beware of the Emerald Ash Borer!").

To borrow a phrase from P.J. O'Rourke, a Republican's only purpose in life is "converting beef and alcohol into smells and phlegm".
 

15 posted on 06/13/2018 12:50:34 PM PDT by Governor Dinwiddie (MAGA in the mornin', MAGA in the evenin', MAGA at suppertime . . .)
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To: Trump20162020
from a champion of free trade to an instigator of trade wars.

Nice spin. We are in a trade war now and have been in one for 30+ years.

16 posted on 06/13/2018 12:52:08 PM PDT by central_va (I won't be reconstructed and I do not give a damn)
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To: bcr100

There is no bottom for a liberal. Never forget that, and you will save yourself a lot of grief.


17 posted on 06/13/2018 1:13:18 PM PDT by chesley (What is life but a long dialog with imbeciles? - Pierre Ryckmans)
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To: Trump20162020

Well, yea.


18 posted on 06/13/2018 1:15:57 PM PDT by The Toll
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To: Trump20162020

They say that like it’s a bad thing.


19 posted on 06/13/2018 1:34:00 PM PDT by KosmicKitty (Opportunities multiply as they are seized.)
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To: chesley

“...There is no bottom for a liberal. Never forget that, and you will save yourself a lot of grief....”
Yep....right on. They’re violently insane in varying degrees depending on how rotted out their pea brains have become brought on by the mental disease known is liberalism. The more rotted out they become, the more violent, intolerant and vicious they become. That is why they’re going to great extremes in an attempt to disarm and demonize us. Without our guns, they’d heard us into the gas chambers just like Hitler did. They are diabolically evil to the core....they know no bottom. Godless creatures they are.


20 posted on 06/13/2018 1:37:42 PM PDT by lgjhn23 (It's easy to be liberal when you're dumber than a box of rocks.)
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