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    The president tweeted today about the universal, unstoppable power of the wheel and the wall, I felt obligated to teach him about the mighty power of the ladder and the shovel
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    Quote Originally Posted by nullnor View Post
    4-star general gave an interview yesterday and said Trump is immoral and a lair. i heard some use that line of argument before. maybe multiple people but can't remember who. i know the first one to use it was the ghost writer for the art of the deal.

    i think a narrative is developing.

    i think we're witnessing history in the making. unfolding right before our eye's. it pains me not to be able to pretend and predict the future of what's going to happen. someone should run a poll on what is going to happen. better than Nixon, worse than Nixon.. or not even close or exact. etc.. but be funny about it. add some humor to the choices. (wink)
    And poor widdle Twumpy wumpy gets so vewy vewy upset when someone dares to criticize him, he publicly pouts and attacks. Awww, does anyone have a pacifier for widdle Twumpy wumpy?

    That this draft dodging imbecile has such little respect for our military is horrifying.


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    Quote Originally Posted by revo View Post
    And poor widdle Twumpy wumpy gets so vewy vewy upset when someone dares to criticize him, he publicly pouts and attacks. Awww, does anyone have a pacifier for widdle Twumpy wumpy?

    That this draft dodging imbecile has such little respect for our military is horrifying.

    Did you see the chastising tweet that the Republican senator and/or Republican house member made about these comments?
    Nope - neither did I, because it doesn't exist

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    Trump’s peculiar usage of “dog” — which he has a long history of invoking as an insult. “Trump is the first US President in nearly 130 years not to have a dog,” former Republican Illinois Rep. Joe Walsh tweeted. “He doesn’t like dogs. He doesn’t understand dogs. Which says a lot about him.”

    i wonder how connected to the Russian mafia Trump is. that's what immoral is. ..or does presidents usually publicly denounce dictators and the mafia, but privately do something else? Putin, Xi, Kim, and now Erdogan leaving Syria after a phone call with him. he really does like those types.

    also, i like how generals might have problems with a so-called immoral leader. war can be bad. make you do crazy things. so you should have strong leadership at the top i guess. what makes a military the top policeman of the world? one that is the biggest or one like ours where you know it's not going to go somewhere and rape a city.

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    Incoming Utah Senator Mitt Romney with a scathing op-ed on Trump in the Washington Post. Cue Widdle Twumpy Wumpy’s retaliatory tweet in 3, 2......

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    Quote Originally Posted by revo View Post
    Incoming Utah Senator Mitt Romney with a scathing op-ed on Trump in the Washington Post. Cue Widdle Twumpy Wumpy’s retaliatory tweet in 3, 2......
    Let's see if Mitt has the backbone to actually vote against Trump...otherwise, he's simply the new Jeff Flake.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Hornsby View Post
    Let's see if Mitt has the backbone to actually vote against Trump...otherwise, he's simply the new Jeff Flake.

    https://www.esquire.com/news-politic...paign=15586507

    I am going with likely - nope

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    Quote Originally Posted by Hornsby View Post
    Let's see if Mitt has the backbone to actually vote against Trump...otherwise, he's simply the new Jeff Flake.
    How will you keep score on his having or not having a backbone? I'm not attacking you, but I've seen this line of nonsense on several sites this morning.

    If you're expecting an elected Republican to consistently vote against his constituents interests and those of his party because he thinks the party leader is a toolbag, well, that's just silly. If Romney showed this "backbone" that you and many other liberals are now seeking from him, wouldn't he just be a Democrat? He was elected as a Republican, so acting like an Independent or, worse yet, a Democrat, would be ridiculous and grounds for his recall. I think he explained what you can expect of him very well. Here are his words as written in the Op-Ed in today's WaPo:

    It is well known that Donald Trump was not my choice for the Republican presidential nomination. After he became the nominee, I hoped his campaign would refrain from resentment and name-calling. It did not. When he won the election, I hoped he would rise to the occasion. His early appointments of Rex Tillerson, Jeff Sessions, Nikki Haley, Gary Cohn, H.R. McMaster, Kelly and Mattis were encouraging. But, on balance, his conduct over the past two years, particularly his actions last month, is evidence that the president has not risen to the mantle of the office.

    It is not that all of the president’s policies have been misguided. He was right to align U.S. corporate taxes with those of global competitors, to strip out excessive regulations, to crack down on China’s unfair trade practices, to reform criminal justice and to appoint conservative judges. These are policies mainstream Republicans have promoted for years. But policies and appointments are only a part of a presidency.

    To a great degree, a presidency shapes the public character of the nation. A president should unite us and inspire us to follow “our better angels.” A president should demonstrate the essential qualities of honesty and integrity, and elevate the national discourse with comity and mutual respect. As a nation, we have been blessed with presidents who have called on the greatness of the American spirit. With the nation so divided, resentful and angry, presidential leadership in qualities of character is indispensable. And it is in this province where the incumbent’s shortfall has been most glaring.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Bernie Brewer View Post
    How will you keep score on his having or not having a backbone? I'm not attacking you, but I've seen this line of nonsense on several sites this morning.

    If you're expecting an elected Republican to consistently vote against his constituents interests and those of his party because he thinks the party leader is a toolbag, well, that's just silly. If Romney showed this "backbone" that you and many other liberals are now seeking from him, wouldn't he just be a Democrat? He was elected as a Republican, so acting like an Independent or, worse yet, a Democrat, would be ridiculous and grounds for his recall. I think he explained what you can expect of him very well. Here are his words as written in the Op-Ed in today's WaPo:
    I read his comments, and I understand that he thinks that he needed to establish a new relationship with Trump. One that doesn't involve him being doormat. And I don't expect him to be a Democrat in any way, he's a lifelong Republican and will vote as such. BUT, I do expect him to actually vote against Trump on the occasion that he thinks that Donald is wrong. None of this Jeff Flake hand wringing, all talk and no action. If he genuinely believes that a bill that Trump and McConnell propose is wrong, then vote your conscience, it's what the people of Utah elected you to do. And if they don't like how you vote over the next 6 years, they'll vote him out.

    Walk the walk as well as talk the talk. That's all I hope for.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Hornsby View Post
    I read his comments, and I understand that he thinks that he needed to establish a new relationship with Trump. One that doesn't involve him being doormat. And I don't expect him to be a Democrat in any way, he's a lifelong Republican and will vote as such. BUT, I do expect him to actually vote against Trump on the occasion that he thinks that Donald is wrong. None of this Jeff Flake hand wringing, all talk and no action. If he genuinely believes that a bill that Trump and McConnell propose is wrong, then vote your conscience, it's what the people of Utah elected you to do. And if they don't like how you vote over the next 6 years, they'll vote him out.

    Walk the walk as well as talk the talk. That's all I hope for.
    Maybe I am being intentionally dense, but what is it that Flake voted for that he should have voted against? If anything, Flake’s “handwringing”, as I believe you called it, slowed the GOP steamrolling of things down on occasion so more could be done to more thoughtfully and fully evaluate the substance of the matter. Republicans generally felt that the whole Kavanuagh mess was brought on as a political stunt by Dems. So when he finally cast his vote, he did what his constituents wanted him to do. I haven’t seen polling specific to AZ but I suspect they largely agreed. Again, not trying to argue, just trying to understand this notion that he, and now Romney, should vote against Trump. The vast majority of times I the last Congress that was something was voted on it was something Republicans wanted. Trump can’t bring votes forward and therefore when he wants to do something to subvert the normal process he does so through Ex. Orders. Flake and others in the GOP have often spoken out and challenged Trump’s use of Ex. Orders. Romney was one of those.

    I suspect Romney will be the new John McCain not Jeff Flake.
    Last edited by Bernie Brewer; 01-03-2019 at 12:43 PM.
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