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Trump is Killing the GOP

A self-described 'proud Islamophobe' banned from social media just won a GOP nomination

 

 

https://www.cnn.com/2020/08/19/politics/laura-loomer-donald-trump-florida/index.html

 

Loomer is one of the most high-profile figures of this movement -- and one of its most controversial. She has described Islam as a "cancer on humanity" and said that Muslim candidates should not be allowed to hold office in America. She has called herself a "proud Islamophobe."
 
That behavior has led to Loomer being banned from Twitter, Facebook and Instagram -- not to mention ride-sharing services Uber and Lyft. (She tweeted in 2018 that "someone needs to create a non Islamic form of Uber or Lyft because I never want to support another Islamic immigrant driver.")
 
And as of Wednesday morning, Loomer is the Republican nominee in Florida's 21st District, which happens to include President Donald Trump's Mar-a-Lago resort.
 
 
She won a six-way primary for the right to face Rep. Lois Frankel (D) in the general election, raising more than $1 million thanks to support from conspiracy theorist Alex Jones, pardoned Trump ally Roger Stone and Florida Rep. Matt Gaetz. Loomer campaigned as the Trumpiest candidate in the field, touting her belief in the President's "law and order" message. (Loomer is very unlikely to come to Congress; the 21st District is strongly Democrat.)
 
Trump rewarded that support with a tweet touting Loomer's win on Tuesday night.
 
"Great going Laura," he wrote. "You have a great chance against a Pelosi puppet!" He also retweeted several accounts congratulating Loomer on her victory, including that of Marjorie Taylor Greene, the GOP nominee in Georgia's 14th district who has publicly supported the QAnon conspiracy theory and expressed a number of anti-Islamic views.
CNN's Andrew Kaczynski noted just how stunning a presidential endorsement for Loomer should be.
 
"Remarkable to see a president endorse a candidate who said Muslims shouldn't have be allowed to hold public office and called Islam 'a cancer on humanity,'" he tweeted. "In a normal administration this would be a huge story but it will barely get mentioned."
 
Totally agree.
 
But the story is about more than just a) Loomer winning or b) Trump embracing her.
 
Loomer's primary victory comes hard on Greene's win in Georgia earlier this month -- as well as victories in Oregon and Colorado by far-right candidates, many of whom embrace QAnon or similar unfounded conspiracy theories. Loomer's win isn't an anomaly. It's part of the leading edge of the Republican Party's transformation -- or at least evolution -- into an organization that includes provocateurs and conspiracy theorists among its ranks.
 

 

None of that should be surprising, given that the leader of the party is himself both a provocateur and a conspiracy theorist. Remember that the origins of Trump's 2016 presidential candidacy were in his support for and promotion of a disproven conspiracy theory about Barack Obama not being born in the United States.
 
White House press secretary Kayleigh McEnany said Wednesday that Trump hadn't done a "deep dive" into the views Loomer and Greene hold before congratulating them.
 
"The President routinely congratulates people who officially get the Republican nomination for Congress, so he does that as a matter of course," McEnany said. "He hasn't done a deep dive into the statements by these two particular women. I don't know if he's even seen that. But he supports the Muslim community, he supports the community of faith more broadly in this country."
 
Last week, Trump declined to answer whether he endorses QAnon. When McEnany was asked about that on Wednesday, she said she'd never heard it mentioned at the White House.
 
"I've never heard of that. There's a lot of media focus on that but certainly never heard of that from the President," she said.
 
Here's the thing -- Trump has not only given cover to the Loomers and Greenes of the world. He has, and continues to, actively encourage their candidacies and their views.
 
Which, yes, is an existential threat to the identity of the broader Republican Party forged over a century and a half. Because if the GOP is willing to not just have Laura Loomer in its ranks but to embrace her -- and her radical views -- then what, exactly, differentiates it from the conspiracy theorists and anti-Islamic voices of the internet fever swamps?
 
 
 
 
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And yet every member of the KKK, Aryan Nations and white supremecist group in the country will vote for Trump.

 

 

You know that how?????  Since Biden is racist himself (friends with former KKK members - Robert Byrd) so they will be voting for Biden (the racist).

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One of us has lost his grip on reality. That much is clear.

 

 

 

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Before Trump, real Republicans believed in:

  • Reducing the Deficit
  • Reducing the Debt
  • Reducing the Size of the Federal Govt.
  • Supporting NATO 100%
  • FREE Trade
  • No Tariffs
  • Supporting Law Enforcement, such as the FBI
  • Standing up to Russia
  • Standing up to Kim Jong Un of North Korea
  • The Rule of Law and the Constitution
  • Federal Employees pledged loyalty to the Constitution instead of Trump
  • etc.
Honored Social Butterfly

Chasky, we know who supports the ALL WHITE REPUBLICAN PARTY led by COMRADE TRUMP.

Honored Social Butterfly

Chasky, we know who supports the ALL WHITE REPUBLICAN PARTY led by COMRADE TRUMP.

 

 

All those who support small government, those support high employment, those who don't think that fracking is bad, those that like lower taxes, all those that like less regulations, those who like right to work, that like big IRAs and NOT small IRAs, those that like the insurance they have, those that support law and order, don't believe in burning the cities.  Democrats are the exact opposite of this list!

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Actually, the GOP is killing itself by supporting such a crooked, lying, vile Red Toad !


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He doesn't represent the lawless left but supports all people not like the KKK Democrat party!

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And yet every member of the KKK, Aryan Nations and white supremecist group in the country will vote for Trump.

 

 

 

 

 

 

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And yet every member of the KKK, Aryan Nations and white supremecist group in the country will vote for Trump.

 

 

You know that how?????  Since Biden is racist himself (friends with former KKK members - Robert Byrd) so they will be voting for Biden (the racist).

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   FAR RIGHT is distressed - they are now official losers and donald knows that only the White Nationalist are his supporters.    Who is going to tell him that he just became the winner of The Biggest Loser show.

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Honored Social Butterfly

The GOP has turned into a political cesspool filled with every variety of crackpot and extremist on the right. Too bad, because we need a conservative party to balance the liberal side.

Honored Social Butterfly

Lydia made some good points but I have a different take on the dynamics of today's Republican Party. Trump has become a CULT LEADER in the party because his base identifies with him and his policies. It's no accident that Trump is the head of an ALL WHITE REPUBLICAN PARTY

 

Members of his base see Trump as representing WHITE PEOPLE and that's more important to them than anything else he says or does. As long as they believe that, they will support everything the man does. 

 

Remember, Trump World is paralyzed by fear of liberals, people of color, and immigrants.

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 It's not accident that Trump is the head of an ALL WHITE REPUBLICAN PARTY. 

 

He doesn't represent the lawless left but supports all people not like the KKK Democrat party!

 

 

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@NOTHAPPENING wrote:

 It's not accident that Trump is the head of an ALL WHITE REPUBLICAN PARTY. 

 

He doesn't represent the lawless left but supports all people not like the KKK Democrat party!

 

 


Donald Trump does not support anyone who does not kiss his backside and feed his ego. As soon as the 'very good people' he appoints question one of his actions or statements they are suddenly 'incompetent losers'. It is also very telling that all of the top advisors on his campaign are not convicted criminals.

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The Regressive GOP has been building tRump in their undisclosed bunker for the past 52 years, beginning with Nixon's embrace of Racists in his "southern strategy" that continues today. It is only fitting that the brain deprived monster they created will destroy the Party of Lincoln and Eisenhower as he makes it the tool of bigots and despots.

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The title of this thread is very true, but I would add he's also trying to destroy our American Democracy.

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Yes, there is no doubt that Trump has played a part in the destruction of the Republican Party.  But more importantly his presidency is having a "de-constructing" effect on our democracy and on our standing on the world stage.  Moreover, while millions of Americans are wailing about the horrors of this president, we have a smaller group of people who support him and who are willing to do their part to insure his continuance even if that "part" includes violence.  Things have changed and not for the good.

 

So in my view, I don't blame Trump for "killing the GOP."  I think the relationship between The Republican Party and Trump was more like a murder/suicide that neither one saw coming and due to the causticity of their unholy union could not be avoided.

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CNN is FAKE news and not to be taken as a serious news source...  

 

They are strictly for entertainment.

 

 

 

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