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Republicans used to stand up for America and fight our enemies. Under Trump, it's praise for Kim Jong-Un and Vladimir. Trump is much closer to them than he is to our allies.


Is that your goal - war with NK and Russia? As to the topic title - this smart Republican would much prefer international negotiations than missiles flying.

 

The hatred for the President and the disappointment over the last election has really perverted the logic of what might have been rational people at one time.

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Republicans used to stand up for America and fight our enemies. Under Trump, it's praise for Kim Jong-Un and Vladimir. Trump is much closer to them than he is to our allies.

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Smart Republicans do not support Trump. His supporters are radical right wing people, who do not put America first. They may think they do, but they support a President who's policy is "Me First" and "America Alone".


That is a mighty long bumper sticker - but a bumper sticker none the less.

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I was referring to the quote, "Leader of the free world". Leave it to the left to go racial and wealth redistribution.

 

BTW - how did your neighbor pay for his gas before the tax cuts and when gas was more expensive?


Ah, conservatives. The source of all fake news.  Do a search on "gas price levels" and you will see gas prices are he highest in three years.  

 

It looks like you point is that, while Trump gave himself $11 Million a year and the neighbor $800 a year, the neighbor should be thrilled he got anything and can now pay for the higher gas prices Trump caused.  Probably because there is no other way to justify what Trump did to America's deficits. 

 

 


And how did the neighbor buy gas three years ago when the prices were up and there were no tax cuts?

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Smart Republicans do not support Trump. His supporters are radical right wing people, who do not put America first. They may think they do, but they support a President who's policy is "Me First" and "America Alone".

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@rk9152 wrote:

I was referring to the quote, "Leader of the free world". Leave it to the left to go racial and wealth redistribution.

 

BTW - how did your neighbor pay for his gas before the tax cuts and when gas was more expensive?


Ah, conservatives. The source of all fake news.  Do a search on "gas price levels" and you will see gas prices are he highest in three years.  

 

It looks like you point is that, while Trump gave himself $11 Million a year and the neighbor $800 a year, the neighbor should be thrilled he got anything and can now pay for the higher gas prices Trump caused.  Probably because there is no other way to justify what Trump did to America's deficits. 

 

 

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Where have all the smart Republicans gone?

 

http://thehill.com/opinion/campaign/395767-george-will-joe-scarborough-lead-midterm-exodus-from-gop

 

George Will, Joe Scarborough lead midterm exodus from GOP

 

It is almost Biblical, like Moses parting the Red Sea, to watch a growing list of prominent conservatives leave the Republican Party entirely, urge voters to back Democrats in the midterm elections, or both.

 

Leading lights in the firmament of conservative conscience include the dean of conservative columnists, George Will, and former congressman and Morning Joe host Joe Scarborough.

 

The exodus from the GOP includes lifetime Republican and Washington Post columnist Max Boot, leading Republican campaign adviser Steve Schmidt and Peter Wehner, who served former Presidents Ronald Reagan, George H.W. Bush and George W. Bush.

 

President Trump, who might be called the man who inspires a thousand points of darkness, spent his July 5 evening mocking former President George H.W. Bush for helping countless Americans through his "Thousand Points of Light" program. 

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Beyond that, on this topic. I can't know where the negativity towards our nation comes from - obviously some past incident has created profound feelings of having been mistreated.


Hmmm .......   That's how trump got elected. People became negative about our government and thought they were voting for an "outsider".  In reality, trump was part of the problem, a rich fascist wanting control of our government. Well, the 1% have their Trojan horse in the White House now, trump's ignorant base put him there. The majority knew better, that's why he got 3 million less votes than his opponent.


"The only thing man learns from history is man learns nothing from history"
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@Richva wrote:

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The smart Republicans have a saying "I am no longer a practicing Republican".  I think George Will was the person to coin that.  Republicans never have understood that if a country wants to be the "leader of the free world", it has to shoulder more responsibility (and more costs) than someone in the middle of the pack. Of course, being the leader means you get lots more advantages as well. 

 

Republicans never seem to understand the word "investment".  They won't pay for good roads, good schools, or trained professionals who deal with other countries and now America is slowly sliding into third world status with coal as the shining new energy source and a southern wall that does not work as its greatest engineering feat. 

 

A difference in opinion. To me, "partnership" means equal effort and responsibilities.


 


And an equal share of the benefits.  I think we can prove Republicans are pretty happy to see young black men gunned down in the street by police officers.  That pretty much demonstrates their commitment to "sharing the wealth".  Speaking of which, what do you think Trump will do with the $11 Million he will save each year in taxes with his tax give away?  Probably pay to silence a few more porn stars and Miss Universe contestants. I know my neighbor is planning to apply the $800 he gets next year to his increased gasoline costs. 

 

As George Will said, "don't vote for any incumbent Republican".  It must have been heck for the GOP to lose the support of such a prominent intellectual. 


I was referring to the quote, "Leader of the free world". Leave it to the left to go racial and wealth redistribution.

 

BTW - how did your neighbor pay for his gas before the tax cuts and when gas was more expensive?

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Veteran strategist Steve Schmidt, who ran John McCain’s 2008 presidential campaign, is the latest Republican to say “no more.” Recently he issued an anguished Twitter post: “29 years and nine months ago I registered to vote and became a member of the Republican Party which was founded in 1854 to oppose slavery and stand for the dignity of human life,” he wrote. “Today I renounce my membership in the Republican Party. It is fully the party of Trump.”

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