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Mon Sep 16, 2019, 02:37 PM

Where are Republicans to confront crazy Trump behavior?

Here's one more Republican officeholder who could hide in a field of stubble. The newspaper headline Friday:

"Sen. Ben Sasse, Vocal Trump Critic, Goes Mum After President's Endorsement."

The Nebraska senator, a former college president, has been facing a Trump ditto head in next year's primary. The endorsement from our 45th president likely assures his reelection. The price: Silence and submissiveness.

I've come to wonder if officeholders in the party of Abraham Lincoln, Theodore Roosevelt and Dwight D. Eisenhower have put their manhood in blind trust. They are loathe to speak out, even at infantile behavior like canceling the Denmark visit -- the Danes wouldn't sell Greenland -- or the sharpie map of a hurricane's path to hit Alabama.

Across the Pond, principled folk in Britain's Conservative Party stood up to Prime Minister Boris Johnson and voted to block a cold turkey Brexit from the European Union.

They knew that Boris would throw them out of the party, which he did with 21 MPs. But principal, and deep potential economic hurt, were at stake. In parliamentary tradition, if you disagree with a government of your party, you quit.

The "rebels" have included Jo Johnson, Boris' brother; Winston Churchill's grandson Nicholas Soames; Kenneth Clarke, longest serving member in the House of Commons; Amber Rudd, a member of Johnson's cabinet; and Philip Hammond, former chancellor of the exchequer (i.e. Britain's finance minister).

Where are their counterparts this side of the Atlantic? Who will tell the emperor he is acting like a vindictive ass, betraying conservative principles (free trade) and wrecking his party's future in an increasingly diverse, multicultural nation?

https://www.seattlepi.com/local/politics/article/Connelly-Where-are-Republicans-to-confront-crazy-14438298.php?utm_source=newsletter&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=dailynewsletterspi&utm_term=spi

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Mon Sep 16, 2019, 02:46 PM

1. The UK outshines the cowardly US #Republicans

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Fri Sep 20, 2019, 05:54 AM

2. they care more about the Greedy Old Pig party than they do about America

THAT is obvious

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Fri Sep 20, 2019, 10:46 AM

3. Thank You for your post...k and r

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