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Departure of Trumpís GOP critics in Senate leaves a void [barf]
Associated Press ^ | January 1, 2019 | Kevin Freking

Posted on 12/31/2018 10:49:53 PM PST by Olog-hai

President Donald Trump’s most prominent GOP critics on Capitol Hill are days away from completing their Senate careers, raising the question of who — if anyone — will take their place as willing to publicly criticize a president who remains popular with nearly 9 in 10 Republican voters.

Sens. Jeff Flake of Arizona and Bob Corker of Tennessee engaged in a war of words with the president on myriad issues over the past 18 months, generating headlines and fiery tweets from a president who generally insists on getting the last word. Those battles put them on the outs with many in their own party, and they paid a price. Both decided to retire rather than take on a difficult re-election campaign.

Flake was far and away Trump’s most consistent critic among Senate Republicans. Corker weighed in less often, but his description of the White House as an “adult day care center” rankled the president, who dubbed him “Liddle’ Bob Corker.” The feud continued as Corker headed for the exits, with Trump asserting that Corker’s promise to serve only two terms was not the real reason he retired. Rather, Corker “wanted to run but poll numbers TANKED when I wouldn’t endorse him,” Trump tweeted. Corker replied: “Yes, just like Mexico is paying for the wall… #AlertTheDaycareStaff.”

For now, don’t expect any Republican senator to take their place as chief agitator when the new Congress convenes Thursday, said Rory Cooper, a GOP strategist who helped lead the “Never Trump PAC” during the 2016 Republican primary. He said that publicly criticizing the president makes Republican votes back home unhappy and earns the ire of the president. Meanwhile, Democratic voters and the media give them too little credit, he said. …

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


TOPICS: Editorial; Politics/Elections; US: Arizona; US: Tennessee
KEYWORDS: corker; fakenews; flake; gopestablishment; nevertrumpers; nevertrumppac; rinos; rorycooper; tds
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AP sweating due to departure of the RINOs?
1 posted on 12/31/2018 10:49:53 PM PST by Olog-hai
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To: Olog-hai
This just in.....John McCain is still dead.
2 posted on 12/31/2018 10:54:12 PM PST by BenLurkin (The above is not a statement of fact. It is either satire or opinion. Or both.)
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To: BenLurkin

They promote him to generalissimo posthumously?


3 posted on 12/31/2018 10:56:29 PM PST by Olog-hai ("No Republican, no matter how liberal, is going to woo a Democratic vote." -- Ronald Reagan, 1960)
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To: Olog-hai

AP = All PLA, all the time.

Choina’s biggest asset is the US media.


4 posted on 12/31/2018 10:58:38 PM PST by mrsmith (Dumb sluts: Lifeblood of the Media, Backbone of the Democrat/RINO Party!)
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To: BenLurkin
Someone actually did make a meme pic of that.


5 posted on 12/31/2018 11:02:30 PM PST by Olog-hai ("No Republican, no matter how liberal, is going to woo a Democratic vote." -- Ronald Reagan, 1960)
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To: Olog-hai

Excellent


6 posted on 12/31/2018 11:08:27 PM PST by BenLurkin (The above is not a statement of fact. It is either satire or opinion. Or both.)
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To: Olog-hai

Mitt Romney will do his best to fill the void.


7 posted on 12/31/2018 11:14:50 PM PST by Kazan
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To: BenLurkin

For me, by far the best story from 2018.


8 posted on 12/31/2018 11:16:17 PM PST by Newtoidaho (All I ask of living is to have no chains on me.)
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To: Kazan
"Mitt Romney will do his best to fill the void."

If he does he is an even bigger fool than I thought which doesn't seem possible.

9 posted on 12/31/2018 11:20:29 PM PST by wmileo
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To: wmileo

Democrats are not scared of him. Republicans should be.


10 posted on 12/31/2018 11:34:13 PM PST by DIRTYSECRET (urope. Why do they put up with this.)
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To: DIRTYSECRET

ALL rino losers should resign immediately . ..tonight . People are on to their pathetic disengenous games. They are beyond worthless. Pox on them. Losers all...liars all .


11 posted on 12/31/2018 11:38:38 PM PST by hal ogen (First Amendment or Reeducation Camp?)
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To: Olog-hai

They can go step into a void.


12 posted on 12/31/2018 11:42:23 PM PST by Jeff Chandler (Every time a lefty cries "racism", a Trump voter gets his wings.)
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To: Olog-hai

LOL....I like how you think! (smile)

(((AP sweating due to departure of the RINOs?)))


13 posted on 01/01/2019 12:06:08 AM PST by blondiegoodbadugly (Happy New Year!!!!!)
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To: Olog-hai

Yahoo!

I actually said that, okay, I hollered it when I read the news.

Does that make be bad! /r


14 posted on 01/01/2019 12:07:25 AM PST by blondiegoodbadugly (Happy New Year!!!!!)
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To: blondiegoodbadugly

The key word(#) is 2020. Flush out the party. Do it with another Contract With(millennial/black) America.


15 posted on 01/01/2019 12:08:32 AM PST by DIRTYSECRET (urope. Why do they put up with this.)
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To: DIRTYSECRET

Think Dustin Hoffman playing Benjamin Braddock in The Graduate. Remember the landlord:”One of those outside agitators?” “Braddock I want you out!” Richard Dreyfus was in that scene.


16 posted on 01/01/2019 12:13:53 AM PST by DIRTYSECRET (urope. Why do they put up with this.)
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To: Olog-hai

Romney and Ben Sasse fill the void unfortunately.


17 posted on 01/01/2019 1:21:09 AM PST by FLvoter
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To: DIRTYSECRET

I have no idea what you are talking about....lol


18 posted on 01/01/2019 1:51:22 AM PST by blondiegoodbadugly (Happy New Year!!!!!)
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To: blondiegoodbadugly

Didn’t you see the movie?


19 posted on 01/01/2019 1:56:30 AM PST by DIRTYSECRET (urope. Why do they put up with this.)
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To: Olog-hai
Departure of Trump’s GOP critics in Senate leaves a void

Like the way cutting out a malicious cancer "leaves a void"


20 posted on 01/01/2019 3:13:29 AM PST by canuck_conservative
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