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Wed Aug 14, 2019, 08:15 PM

Joe Walsh: Trump Needs a Primary Challenge.

'The case for a contender from the right.

Thereís a strong case for President Trump to face a Republican primary challenger. I know a thing or two about insurgencies. I entered Congress in 2011 as an insurgent Tea Party Republican. My goals were conservative and clear: restrain executive power and reduce the debt. Barack Obama was president then, and it was easy for us to rail against runaway spending and executive overreach.

Eight years later, Mr. Trump has increased the deficit more than $100 billion year over year ó itís now nearing $1 trillion ó and we hear not a word of protest from my former Republican colleagues. He abuses the Constitution for his narcissistic trade war. In private, most congressional Republicans oppose the trade war, but they donít say anything publicly. But think about this: Mr. Trumpís tariffs are a tax increase on middle-class Americans and are devastating to our farmers. Thatís not a smart electoral strategy.

Itís one of the many reasons Mr. Trump is ripe for a primary challenger. In fact, it would buck the historical trend if he didnít have one. More often than not, unpopular presidents face primary challengers.

Since leaving Congress in 2013, Iíve been the host of my own conservative talk radio show several hours a day, five days a week. The only time a majority of my conservative audience has noticeably broken with the president is when he signed the omnibus spending bill in 2017 that ballooned the deficit. Fiscal responsibility is an issue the American electorate cares about but that our elected officials disregard from the top down ó including the Tea Party in the Trump era.

Fiscal matters are only part of it. At the most basic level, Mr. Trump is unfit for office. His lies are so numerous ó from his absurd claim that tariffs are ďpaid for mostly by China, by the way, not by us,Ē to his prevarication about his crowd sizes, he canít be trusted. . .

And despite what his enablers claim, Mr. Trump isnít a conservative. Heís reckless on fiscal issues; heís incompetent on the border; heís clueless on trade; he misunderstands executive power; and he subverts the rule of law.'>>>

https://www.nytimes.com/2019/08/14/opinion/joe-walsh-trump-primary.html?

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Response to elleng (Original post)

Wed Aug 14, 2019, 08:36 PM

1. What's wrong with William Weld? Is he not considered legitimate?

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Response to Funtatlaguy (Reply #1)

Wed Aug 14, 2019, 08:39 PM

2. I think so, but I'm on the 'other' side.

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Response to elleng (Original post)

Wed Aug 14, 2019, 08:39 PM

3. Who wants to get offed by the spetsnaz....

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Response to elleng (Original post)

Thu Aug 15, 2019, 01:01 PM

4. Strange times when we're agreeing with Joe Walsh

But as they say "even a broken clock is right twice a day".

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