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Thu Jun 14, 2018, 07:52 AM

Republicans Absorb New Lesson: Cross President Trump at Their Peril

I wish the gop would go down into the trump Swamp!

7 hrs ago

WASHINGTON —.....................................................

The president’s transformation of the G.O.P. — its policies, its tone, even the fate of its candidates — has never been so evident. A party that once championed free trade has now largely turned to protectionism under Mr. Trump. Sermons about inclusivity have been replaced with demagogic attacks on immigrants and black athletes. A trust-but-verify approach to foreign policy has given way to a seat-of-the-pants style in which rogue regimes like North Korea are elevated and democratic allies like Canada are belittled.

Mr. Trump’s harsh attacks, including describing the news media as “the country’s biggest enemy” Tuesday, draw muted responses or silence from most Republicans these days. The party’s lawmakers have seen what he can do to their campaigns, having witnessed how Senators Jeff Flake of Arizona and Bob Corker of Tennessee saw their standing with conservative voters plummet after they tangled with him. Neither is seeking re-election.

While Mr. Trump has been reshaping Republican identity for nearly two years — starting with his 2016 nomination victory and the hard-line tone and platform he laid out at that summer’s Republican convention — he has never had this much opportunity to wield power over the party as he does now, including over immigration legislation and tariffs in Congress.

“If you criticize him, you’re siding with the media that hates him and you’re undermining what he’s trying to accomplish,” said former Senator Rick Santorum, explaining why Mr. Trump has consolidated support. “Trump has done a good job in being a conservative president and as much as Democrats looked past what Bill Clinton said and did, Republicans are looking past what this president says and does.”......................

“The Grand Old Party under Trump is no more,” said Mr. Ramadan, bemoaning the Republican reorientation.

“What principles are we operating on today?” he asked. “Free trade? Family values when we’re taking children from their parents? No taxes when we are putting up tariffs? What are the principles of the Republican Party today? Whatever Trump wants to do when he gets up.”

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Thu Jun 14, 2018, 11:04 AM

1. "as much as democrats looked

past what Clinton did"??? Comparing a sexual relationship between two consenting adults, versus destroying all this country stands for? WHAT THE HELL? No comparison. The gop applauds what tRump is doing, systematically destroying all this country has stood for. Santorum needs to find himself a real job, and quit inserting himself with his dim witted views, on to the TV screens. These crooks in the gop never quit, do they?

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Thu Jun 14, 2018, 09:34 PM

2. Santorum is a millionaire

He doesn't give a shit about this country

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