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Tue Jun 12, 2018, 01:06 PM

Trump's foreign policy: Embracing Russia and bashing Canada

Are you old enough to remember when the Republican Party had principles and a backbone? It seems so long ago.

If you do recall that bygone time, you might expect that said principles and backbone will assert themselves, sooner or later, against President Donald Trump. Stop waiting, because it’s not going to happen. The pompous GOP credo was apparently a sham all along.

Trump has completely overturned what once was hallowed Republican orthodoxy on free trade. He has blithely ignored what used to be GOP holy writ about fiscal restraint. He mocks the party’s traditional foreign policy stance, enjoying better rapport with dictators than with the democratically elected leaders of nations that for decades have been our closest allies. He refuses even to pay lip service to the notion of universal human rights. He lies, constantly and shamelessly, to the people he is sworn to represent. In both his public and private lives, he acts as if he believes that personal responsibility — which Republicans so love to preach about — is for losers.

If a Democratic president acted this way, he or she would already have been impeached by the GOP-controlled Congress. Outraged denunciation from the likes of Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell would be loud and constant. But the party of Abe Lincoln, Teddy Roosevelt and Ronald Reagan is now owned and operated by Donald Trump, and McConnell is as meek as a mouse.

Worse than that: McConnell proclaims how little he cares about the noble-sounding values he once claimed to treasure. “In my view, the last 16 months have been the single best period for conservative values since I came to Washington … in 1985,” he told the Faith and Freedom Coalition conference of religious conservatives on Friday. “And this is not hyperbole.”

The crowd of Bible-thumping hypocrites — I don’t know what else to call them — applauded.

https://www.heraldnet.com/opinion/trumps-foreign-policy-embracing-russia-and-bashing-canada/?utm_source=DAILY+HERALD&utm_campaign=d38c14a7b2-RSS_EMAIL_CAMPAIGN&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_d81d073bb4-d38c14a7b2-228635337

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Response to Yo_Mama_Been_Loggin (Original post)

Tue Jun 12, 2018, 01:10 PM

1. Thank you. It's utterly appalling.

Eisenhower and Teddy Roosevelt must be turning over in their graves.

Unbelievable what has happened to the Republican Party.

It is now the Party Without Political Morality.

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Tue Jun 12, 2018, 01:21 PM

2. He's bashing allies,

That refuse to pay him , or give him sweetheart deals for his or his family's businesses, and the opposite to the ones that pays in one form or another. Its all about the corruption from this President, and who he can't corrupt he focus on by getting dirt against them like Putin did for him against Hilary and others. That been his goal all along , abuse the office to profit from for him and his family, and protect them from any legal consequences, or obstruct, or change , or corrupt.

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Tue Jun 12, 2018, 01:33 PM

3. he will change his mind tomorrow

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