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Tue Oct 10, 2017, 08:49 AM

Another Republican Steps Up To Defend Bob Corker And Encourage More GOPers To Take On Trump

http://www.politicususa.com/2017/10/09/republican-steps-defend-bob-corker-encourage-gop-lawmakers-trump.html

Another Republican Steps Up To Defend Bob Corker And Encourage More GOPers To Take On Trump
By Sean Colarossi on Mon, Oct 9th, 2017 at 10:00 pm
"I think more of my colleagues should speak up. They say things privately that they don't say publicly."


The chorus of Republicans speaking out against Donald Trump continued to gain traction on Monday, with GOP Congressman Charlie Dent leaping to the defense of Tennessee Bob Corker and urging more members of his party to take on the president.

In an interview on MSNBC, Dent said, ďIím glad that Senator CorkerĒ has spoken out against Trump.

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Dent, who has announced that he will not be seeking re-election at the end of his term, was asked whether itís easier to criticize Trump because he wonít be returning to Congress, and he responded:

Well, I was critical before the 2016 election, I never endorsed Trump. So Iíll be very honest with you. Ö A lot of these comments from the president have been disquieting, to say the least. And letís be honest, weíve had a lot of these emperor has no clothes moments, and Iím glad that Sen. Corker has brought voice to this. We are concerned Ė my colleagues, my Republican colleagues in the House and Senate are concerned by much of the dysfunction and disorder and chaos at the White House. Ö We have these conversations all the time and we have to do better and I think more of my colleagues should speak up. They say things privately that they donít say publicly.


As Dent said, itís not just retiring Republicans that should be speaking out against this dangerous president. All Republicans with a conscience should be standing up, especially those who are running for re-election. Thatís when it will matter most.

If they donít speak out and say that enough is enough, then it will only enable the president to continue behaving so dangerously. That may have been okay during the campaign when he didnít have his hands on the nuclear codes, but now he has real power, and his irresponsible use of that power could endanger the United States and the world.

With powerful GOP Sen. Bob Corker leading the charge against Trump and many more members of the party privately echoing Corkerís concerns, itís only a matter of time before those behind-closed-doors frustrations are heard publicly.

http://www.politicususa.com/2017/10/09/republican-steps-defend-bob-corker-encourage-gop-lawmakers-trump.html

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Response to babylonsister (Original post)

Tue Oct 10, 2017, 08:50 AM

1. Not be seeking re-election

Key words.

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Response to babylonsister (Original post)

Tue Oct 10, 2017, 08:53 AM

2. republican congressmen choose job over country...chickenshits

they will let trump take us to war on impulse...they. don't. care.

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Response to spanone (Reply #2)

Wed Oct 11, 2017, 01:22 PM

12. You're too nice

Republicans are cowards, traitors, and malicious twits.

Even that's too nice.

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Response to babylonsister (Original post)

Tue Oct 10, 2017, 08:53 AM

3. Translated:

You can believe nothing we say so long as we are in office.

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Response to babylonsister (Original post)

Tue Oct 10, 2017, 08:57 AM

4. the wise

amongst us have known all along the 'emperor has no clothes' (and never did)... too little, too late Republicans... but please bring it on

the republicans are to blame for this mess

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Response to babylonsister (Original post)

Tue Oct 10, 2017, 09:16 AM

5. I come to the conclusion that the GOP establishment are afraid

and I say that because of the hacking from the Russians and gawd knows who else of the GOP's and there is plenty of dirt on them which will be used if they don't fall in line. The media keeps Bannon front and center, why, well maybe they also know.

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Response to babylonsister (Original post)

Tue Oct 10, 2017, 11:02 AM

6. like- pass ted lieu's bill to require declaration of war to nuke nk.

you can hide behind the old, well, both sides should be checked.

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Response to babylonsister (Original post)

Tue Oct 10, 2017, 12:13 PM

7. They are nothing but opportunistic cowards as long as they speak off the record while in office

It's all fine and dandy to speak boldly once you've decided to scuttle off the sinking ship, but it would help the country a lot more for sitting Senators and Reps to speak out and start laying plans for his removal.

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Response to Hekate (Reply #7)

Tue Oct 10, 2017, 12:59 PM

8. They have no conscience, no caring for anything other than themselves.

As long as they think they can get something from him, crickets. Once they have no further use, oh, then they start to sing like canaries. They are a party of total chickenshits.

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Response to babylonsister (Original post)

Tue Oct 10, 2017, 01:03 PM

9. No Repub Senator is publicly defending Trump against Corker. That speaks volumes.

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Response to babylonsister (Original post)

Tue Oct 10, 2017, 03:34 PM

10. Domino theory. I think there will come a time when

they will start speaking out against him. Right now, repugs are refusing to give interviews. THAT speaks volumes.

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Response to louis-t (Reply #10)

Wed Oct 11, 2017, 01:28 PM

13. If Trump's numbers continue to decline you will probably see more Republicans speak up.

I think they sense that Trump is a liability going forward and could cost the party in the 2018 election.



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Response to babylonsister (Original post)

Wed Oct 11, 2017, 08:28 AM

11. Another example of what is wrong with our current political/campaign finance system.

The Republicans planning on running for re-election need the big donor money which will evaporate if they come out against Trump. We need to get the money out of our politics!!!

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Response to babylonsister (Original post)

Wed Oct 11, 2017, 02:20 PM

14. There's a weird phrase in there: "Republicans with a conscience."



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Response to babylonsister (Original post)

Wed Oct 11, 2017, 02:37 PM

15. Suicide Republicans--nothing to lose n/t

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Response to babylonsister (Original post)

Sun Oct 15, 2017, 01:36 PM

16. Attacking the Senate is always bad politics.

It is not a democratic instiution in any way shape or form. They only have to run every six years and take the whole thing of collegiately seriously. As Lyndon Johnson once said, "It's the kind of place where if you think someone is a dumb SOB you refer to him as the Very Honorable Senator." when you attack a senator you offend the whole senate. they are in my opinion like a bunch of feudal lords. They usually just want their ass kissed, so if you want anything you have to be nice. Becausee there are only a hundred of them relationships are more personal. Many make friends with political opposites.

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Response to babylonsister (Original post)

Mon Oct 16, 2017, 09:07 AM

17. They're like, "yeah, what he said!" What a bunch of cowardly hypocrites.

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