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Wed Jun 13, 2018, 12:42 PM

Corker: GOP becoming 'cult-like' on Trump

Source: The Hill

GOP Sen. Bob Corker (Tenn.) warned on Wednesday that members of his party are becoming "cult-like" in their support of President Trump, pointing to leadership's unwillingness to challenge the White House on tariffs.

"We are in a strange place. I mean, itís almost, itís becoming a cultish thing, isnít it? And itís not a good place for any party to end up with a cult-like situation as it relates to a president that happens to be of ó purportedly, of the same party," Corker told reporters.

Pressed on whether he feels Republicans are currently in a "cult-like situation," Corker acknowledged that there are some GOP lawmakers who stand up to Trump and it would be "unfair to try to say" that "about every member."

"[But] is leadership in general not wishing to poke the bear? Absolutely, because it's all about the next election, right?" said Corker, who is retiring after 2018.


Read more: http://thehill.com/homenews/senate/392052-corker-gop-becoming-cult-like-on-trump?userid=306518

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Reply Corker: GOP becoming 'cult-like' on Trump (Original post)
EricMaundry Wednesday OP
sandensea Wednesday #1
greymattermom Wednesday #2
Raster Wednesday #5
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Response to EricMaundry (Original post)

Wed Jun 13, 2018, 12:45 PM

1. They're cult-like on hatred and greed.

Cheeto is merely a tribune for that - the face of all their ideals.

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Response to EricMaundry (Original post)

Wed Jun 13, 2018, 12:46 PM

2. So maybe they will all drink the cool aid.

Or the political equivalent of that. Wonder what that would be?

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Response to greymattermom (Reply #2)

Wed Jun 13, 2018, 12:50 PM

5. If they're all going to drink the Kool-Aide, can they please use the Jim Jones recipe?

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Response to EricMaundry (Original post)

Wed Jun 13, 2018, 12:46 PM

3. A lot of us have known for a long time Bob that Twitler supporters are cult members

Youíre just figuring that it out now?

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Response to kimbutgar (Reply #3)

Wed Jun 13, 2018, 02:18 PM

21. Right - "becoming cult-like?"

Long past that stage, Dorker.

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Response to EricMaundry (Original post)

Wed Jun 13, 2018, 12:50 PM

4. Enabled by GOP Congress.

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Response to muntrv (Reply #4)

Wed Jun 13, 2018, 12:50 PM

7. A-C-C-O-M-P-L-I-C-E-S.

Let's call them what they truly are.

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Response to Raster (Reply #7)

Wed Jun 13, 2018, 12:56 PM

12. Correction: Aided and abetted by GOP Congress.

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Response to EricMaundry (Original post)

Wed Jun 13, 2018, 12:50 PM

6. Wrong repug...sorry

reading Bob Corker but seeing Corey Stewart.

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Response to pecosbob (Reply #6)

Wed Jun 13, 2018, 12:51 PM

8. Things get complicated in Rethuglia

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Response to EricMaundry (Original post)

Wed Jun 13, 2018, 12:51 PM

9. "Becoming"??

They've taken over was used to be known as the GOP.

Traitors and enablers.

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Response to EricMaundry (Original post)

Wed Jun 13, 2018, 12:53 PM

10. .

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Response to EricMaundry (Original post)

Wed Jun 13, 2018, 12:54 PM

11. Has been for a while. Your propaganda arm took over

then Trump took it over taking advantage of its weakness.

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Response to EricMaundry (Original post)

Wed Jun 13, 2018, 12:59 PM

13. Becoming? LOL.

They passed that point over two years ago.

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Response to Downtown Hound (Reply #13)

Wed Jun 13, 2018, 01:16 PM

18. It started with Reagan

GOP loves their God Emperors.

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Response to axm (Reply #18)

Wed Jun 13, 2018, 03:02 PM

24. Exactly. Just mention Reagan to a Republican and watch their eyes light up.

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Response to Midnight Writer (Reply #24)

Wed Jun 13, 2018, 06:16 PM

28. And when RR ran for pResident, we Californians thought the Repubs were nuts: he was such an

ass as governor of CA. My aging Dad would say "We loved him so much here we want the whole country to have him!"

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Response to EricMaundry (Original post)

Wed Jun 13, 2018, 01:00 PM

14. really? it has taken him this long to say it?

The idiot right has normalized everything totalitarian, authoritarian, oligarchic, and kleptocratic. People like Sean "The Idiot" Hannity and Donald "The Dumpster" Drumpf have made it ok for idiots to embrace tyrants. Meanwhile, we stand by and do nothing that has an impact, waiting for it to change. The Russians will steal the next election and then we will have nothing left to hope for. Welcome to pre-WWII Germany.

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Response to EricMaundry (Original post)

Wed Jun 13, 2018, 01:04 PM

15. The coward only says this because he is not running again.

Same for Flake and a few others. Otherwise, like his colleagues, you wouldn't hear a peep.

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Response to BumRushDaShow (Reply #15)

Wed Jun 13, 2018, 01:14 PM

17. If he and Flake care, they should change parties

To limit the damage

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Response to YessirAtsaFact (Reply #17)

Wed Jun 13, 2018, 04:21 PM

25. But they won't

and they will continue to vote with their party at least 75% (or more) of the time.

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Response to EricMaundry (Original post)

Wed Jun 13, 2018, 01:13 PM

16. "becoming???????????????

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Response to EricMaundry (Original post)

Wed Jun 13, 2018, 01:24 PM

19. He just now figured that out?

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Response to EricMaundry (Original post)

Wed Jun 13, 2018, 02:03 PM

20. purportedly?

No he's yours Bob... own it.

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Response to EricMaundry (Original post)

Wed Jun 13, 2018, 02:21 PM

22. Corker is another of those Republicans

who helped pull out all the weight-bearing rocks at the bottom of the hill and then decry the avalanche

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Response to EricMaundry (Original post)

Wed Jun 13, 2018, 02:29 PM

23. From the Party of Lincoln to the Party of Lemmings nt

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Response to EricMaundry (Original post)

Wed Jun 13, 2018, 04:23 PM

26. BECOMING...

ARE a CULT. No need to say wake up it is a waste of time!

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Response to EricMaundry (Original post)

Wed Jun 13, 2018, 04:31 PM

27. "becoming"

Yeah. If by "becoming" you mean started in the early 2000's under Bush.

The only difference is that they are now at least honest about what they stand for.

Literally nothing has changed except that honesty and the removal of all pretenses of normalcy.

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Response to EricMaundry (Original post)

Wed Jun 13, 2018, 06:52 PM

29. Cult 45 n/t

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Response to EricMaundry (Original post)

Wed Jun 13, 2018, 07:18 PM

30. Then walk the talk

Senators Corker, Flake, McCain, Sasse, Collins: Exit the GOP, caucus with the Dems, and do your part to rein in the unmitigated disaster that occupies the White House. Country over party? Haven't seen it just yet!

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