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Thu Sep 10, 2015, 02:25 PM

In the LA Times today: What's behind Republican voters' support of Trump? Anger at Republicans.

By Mark Z. Barabak


After years of raging against President Obama, unhappy conservatives have a new target for their anger and disgust: the Republicans in Congress.

The GOP seized control of the House in 2010 and four years later took the Senate. Yet even with those majorities, Republican lawmakers have failed to achieve such conservative priorities as rolling back Obamacare, their derisive name for the national healthcare law, or cracking down harder on illegal immigration.

The controversial Keystone XL oil pipeline is no closer to being built indeed, it may soon be dead tough antiabortion legislation has languished in the Senate, and a fiercely disputed nuclear deal with Iran seems virtually certain to take effect, despite near-unanimous opposition from Republicans in Congress.

In short, as many see it, the promise of the 2010 tea party movement and its 2014 echo have been dashed on the marble steps of the Capitol.


The rest at the link: http://www.latimes.com/nation/politics/la-na-trump-congress-20150909-story.html

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Response to CaliforniaPeggy (Original post)

Thu Sep 10, 2015, 02:27 PM

1. I don't know any Republicans who are happy with the GOP

They all seem to hate it for different reasons.

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Response to Throd (Reply #1)

Thu Sep 10, 2015, 02:28 PM

2. Trump has taken their anger and used it to promote himself.

I thought this article articulated his appeal very well.

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Response to CaliforniaPeggy (Original post)

Thu Sep 10, 2015, 02:29 PM

3. Every day,

I experience a huge sense of gratitude that the 'promise' of the 2010 TP has NOT come to fruition. Such would be a disaster for everyone in this nation (who isn't an older, white, hetero, fundy male).

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Response to PatrickforO (Reply #3)

Thu Sep 10, 2015, 03:33 PM

4. The TeaParty never was about building something...

 

...or enacting legislation to do so. It's sole purpose was to oppose and destroy...perhaps useful when the opposition party, but not conducive to effective leadership when in control.

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