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Sun Jul 12, 2020, 08:27 AM

The American Conservative: Trump's Stone-Cold Sleaze

https://www.theamericanconservative.com/

Conservatives are not lining up behind Trump on Stone's Pardon. I guess he thought he would be hailed as a hero, but the American Conserative calls it "another day in the unraveling of the Trump administration."

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tís funny how news like Trump commuting Roger Stoneís sentence would normally be front-page, above-the-fold, banner headline stuff. But now, itís just another day in the unraveling of the Trump administration.

You can think that the Russia investigation was a put-up job if you like ó thatís fine. But thereís no denying that Roger Stone flagrantly lied to Congress about it, and threatened a witness ó all to protect Donald Trump. And now Trump has demonstrated that if you lie to protect him, and get caught doing it, you wonít have to pay a price.

Roger Stone is a crook, and he wonít have to do a day in jail because Donald Trump believes those who serve him are above the law. Trump is fighting a steep uphill battle for re-election this fall, with GOP control of the Senate at risk. And he goes and does this...


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The election will not turn on Roger Stone, who will be forgotten by next week, given the gravity and intensity of the news cycle. But itís just one more damn thing that reveals Trump for who he is. Destiny gave Trump an opportunity to do important things, but he blew it, hard, as blowhards will.


Of course the writer went on to say how he dreads a Biden administration, but seems to think it is almost inevitable. He concludes with an unlikely scenario "If Trump pulls this out because more Americans fear the Democrats than loathe Trump, that will be quite the thing, to put it mildly."

I think Americans are coming to loathe Trump and most don't fear the Democrats. So they know who Trump is, but the do not know what the Democrats are.

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UncleNoel Jul 2020 OP
Merlot Jul 2020 #1
uponit7771 Jul 2020 #4
safeinOhio Jul 2020 #2
J_William_Ryan Jul 2020 #3
HotTeaBag Jul 2020 #6
winetourdriver01 Jul 2020 #5

Response to UncleNoel (Original post)

Sun Jul 12, 2020, 09:12 AM

1. trumpft is horrible, but his policies are all republican.

The only thing conservatives don't like about trumpft is that he is to obvious with his racism, misogyny, and unethical behavior. republicans are craftier at hiding what they do is all. Someday trumpft will be gone, but all the republicans who backed his policies will remain.

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Response to Merlot (Reply #1)

Sun Jul 12, 2020, 10:11 AM

4. +1

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Response to UncleNoel (Original post)

Sun Jul 12, 2020, 09:28 AM

2. Great if it makes a few more Publicans

save their donation money and not vote for him.

More like this please.

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Response to UncleNoel (Original post)

Sun Jul 12, 2020, 10:07 AM

3. The only thing

conservatives don't like about Trump is heíll likely cost Republicans the WH and Senate.

Theyíre otherwise perfectly happy with his racism, misogyny, and unethical behavior.

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Response to J_William_Ryan (Reply #3)

Sun Jul 12, 2020, 10:59 AM

6. Ridiculous.

 

Trump's base is happy with his racism, misogyny and unethical behavior.

Actual Republicans and Conservatives are disgusted by it and him as evidenced almost every single day by voices on the Right calling for his ouster and the very committed and passionate work being done by The Lincoln Project, The Bulwark, Republicans against Trump and others, as well as prominent ex-Republican administration officials coming out loudly in support of Joe Biden.

Yes of course they applaud the tax cut, judges and deregulation, they're Conservatives - but everything else that goes along with Trump and Trumpism they abhor - including those who are facilitating it in elected office.

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Response to UncleNoel (Original post)

Sun Jul 12, 2020, 10:45 AM

5. Joe

People loathe Trump because he is killing large swaths of the population, and that's only going to get worse! The other thing is, people do know Joe Biden, they do not fear him, nor do they expect to see huge surprises from him. It's going to take a herculean effort to right this ship, and I don't expect much cooperation from "The American Conservative" and their ilk.

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