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Sat Dec 29, 2018, 08:57 AM

Jeff Flake Won't Rule Out 2020 Run: 'Somebody Needs To' Challenge Trump

Source: HuffPo


Jeff Flake Won’t Rule Out 2020 Run: ‘Somebody Needs To’ Challenge Trump

“Like I said, I haven’t ruled it out,” he said. “I’m a long way from there, but somebody needs to and I think that the country needs to be reminded of what it means to be conservative.”

By Amy Russo

https://www.huffingtonpost.com/entry/jeff-flake-2020_us_5c2740e4e4b08aaf7a90cd27

Outgoing Sen. Jeff Flake (R-Ariz.) is leaving Congress in the coming days, but he isn’t yet crossing a presidential run off his list of possibilities.

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“Like I said, I haven’t ruled it out,” Flake said. “I’m a long way from there, but somebody needs to and I think that the country needs to be reminded of what it means to be conservative, certainly on the Republican side, and what it means to be decent as well, because we need a lot more of that in our politics.”

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Flake, who has had an openly tumultuous relationship with Trump, criticized him for blaming Democrats for the federal government shutdown, which has now entered its eighth day as Congress remains in a standoff over a spending bill including money to build a border wall.

“Anytime you stand and say ‘I own the shutdown,’ then you own it,” he told Acosta, adding,”‘Shutdown 101’ tells you ‘shift the blame if you can.’ And when the president immediately said, ‘I’ll take the blame,’ then he’s got it.”

Read more: https://www.huffingtonpost.com/entry/jeff-flake-2020_us_5c2740e4e4b08aaf7a90cd27



He will take a nomination but he'll never be elected. Why did he almost always vote with cheetolini???

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Reply Jeff Flake Won't Rule Out 2020 Run: 'Somebody Needs To' Challenge Trump (Original post)
marble falls Dec 2018 OP
beachbum bob Dec 2018 #1
Cha Dec 2018 #43
Dave Starsky Dec 2018 #2
trueblue2007 Dec 2018 #32
Scarsdale Dec 2018 #3
The Genealogist Dec 2018 #22
irisblue Dec 2018 #4
djacq Dec 2018 #5
JudyM Dec 2018 #6
marble falls Dec 2018 #9
Ohiogal Dec 2018 #7
Botany Dec 2018 #8
marble falls Dec 2018 #10
Botany Dec 2018 #13
marble falls Dec 2018 #16
Ohiogal Dec 2018 #20
llmart Dec 2018 #11
tavernier Dec 2018 #12
LakeArenal Dec 2018 #37
TlalocW Dec 2018 #14
Augiedog Dec 2018 #15
NCjack Dec 2018 #17
FM123 Dec 2018 #18
Cha Dec 2018 #44
Sherman A1 Dec 2018 #19
turbinetree Dec 2018 #21
area51 Dec 2018 #28
IronLionZion Dec 2018 #23
Canoe52 Dec 2018 #24
Honeycombe8 Dec 2018 #25
El Mimbreno Dec 2018 #26
bitterross Dec 2018 #27
50 Shades Of Blue Dec 2018 #29
Mendocino Dec 2018 #30
alphafemale Dec 2018 #31
cstanleytech Dec 2018 #33
Mr. Ected Dec 2018 #34
Sucha NastyWoman Dec 2018 #35
Hekate Dec 2018 #36
RussBLib Dec 2018 #38
NotASurfer Dec 2018 #39
Greybnk48 Dec 2018 #40
marble falls Dec 2018 #41
DrToast Dec 2018 #42
BaronChocula Dec 2018 #45
Zing Zing Zingbah Dec 2018 #46

Response to marble falls (Original post)

Sat Dec 29, 2018, 08:59 AM

1. file this under snowball, chance in hell, smoking crack

 

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Response to beachbum bob (Reply #1)

Sun Dec 30, 2018, 01:14 AM

43. lol

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Response to marble falls (Original post)

Sat Dec 29, 2018, 09:11 AM

2. You had your chance to challenge Trump, douchenozzle.

Now go away, Flakey. Enjoy retirement.

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Response to Dave Starsky (Reply #2)

Sat Dec 29, 2018, 03:54 PM

32. FLAKE gave into Trump too often. He is scared to death of Trump.

FLAKE gave into Trump too often. He is scared to death of Trump. He could not even run again for senate in his own state!! His own state is against him. Flake is just another GOP whiner.

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Response to marble falls (Original post)

Sat Dec 29, 2018, 09:11 AM

3. Next we will have

Susan Collins announcing her run. Both of them talked a good talk, then caved to tRump. Maybe the country will get lucky and Santorum, Christie or Gingrich will announce their candidacy? What we desperately need now is a Democratic president to clean up the gop mess, like they usually do.

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Response to Scarsdale (Reply #3)

Sat Dec 29, 2018, 10:32 AM

22. That would be a riot

They could call her 2020 election campaign "The Terribly Concerned Susan Collins Medicine Show" where we will all see her almost drop her handbag all the time and jack up the melodrama to 11. Maybe there is still a 1920s era movie theater pianist around to play that great "Perils of Pauline" type dramatic piano to accompany her. Now with 25% more diminished minor chords!

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Response to marble falls (Original post)

Sat Dec 29, 2018, 09:21 AM

4. Won't be you Pal. You are too wrapped up in him

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Response to marble falls (Original post)

Sat Dec 29, 2018, 09:23 AM

5. A man who's true to his name.

Trump score 81%;

[link:https://projects.fivethirtyeight.com/congress-trump-score/jeff-flake/|

His party has gone Full Trump.

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Response to marble falls (Original post)

Sat Dec 29, 2018, 09:36 AM

6. Someone with a spine should challenge tRump.

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Response to JudyM (Reply #6)

Sat Dec 29, 2018, 10:04 AM

9. Doesn't matter if they have "spine" or not. You and I won't be voting for her/him! ....

We've got one of the best lineups of Democratic possibilities of all time.

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Response to marble falls (Original post)

Sat Dec 29, 2018, 09:58 AM

7. "I think that the country needs to be reminded of what it means to be conservative."

Jeffy, many of you have already shown us what it means to be conservative.

You wring your hands, say you're "concerned", mumble a few words about how whatever Trump said or did is "wrong" ....

Then you slink back under your rocks and vote yes on his whole Fascist agenda.

No, thanks, Pal

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Response to Ohiogal (Reply #7)

Sat Dec 29, 2018, 10:04 AM

8. Do you remember when Jeff stood up to Trump and voted against Kavanaugh?

Neither do I.

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Response to Botany (Reply #8)

Sat Dec 29, 2018, 10:08 AM

10. Do you also remember him standing up to cheeto's "tax reform"?

We must have been busy with something else.

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Response to marble falls (Reply #10)

Sat Dec 29, 2018, 10:14 AM

13. Or when he said the rule of law and our Constitution are the bedrock of our democracy and fought ...

.... McConnell so Merrick Garland could get a vote to be on the Supreme Court?

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Response to Botany (Reply #13)

Sat Dec 29, 2018, 10:18 AM

16. I must have been napping again. Or the day he tried to release his tax returns and ...

everybody went "meh."?

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Response to Botany (Reply #8)

Sat Dec 29, 2018, 10:31 AM

20. Exactly!

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Response to marble falls (Original post)

Sat Dec 29, 2018, 10:10 AM

11. Who didn't see this coming?

Not only is he a Flake; he's a fake, trying to pretend he was anti-Trump when all along he kowtowed to the orange anus.

I hope he and Collins are just a rare footnote in history books.

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Response to marble falls (Original post)

Sat Dec 29, 2018, 10:10 AM

12. What a shock

said no one ever.

Did he think his fence straddling wasn’t being laughed at by both parties?

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Response to tavernier (Reply #12)

Sat Dec 29, 2018, 08:22 PM

37. Good one

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Response to marble falls (Original post)

Sat Dec 29, 2018, 10:15 AM

14. Outline of a debate between Trump and Flake

Trump answers the question first
Trump (lying): Blah-blah-blah.
Flake: I agree with the president.

Flake answers the question first:
Flake: I think blah-blah-blah, and President Trump has failed to do so.
Trump (lying): Actually, my administration has blah-blah-blah. <Insults Flake>
Flake: I would like to retract my previous statement and say I wholeheartedly support the president.

eventually morphs into

Flake answers the question first:
Flake: What are your thoughts on this, Mister President?
Trump (lying): Blah-blah-blah.
Flake: My thoughts exactly.

TlalocW

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Response to marble falls (Original post)

Sat Dec 29, 2018, 10:16 AM

15. Fuck flake. The only thing he is a challenge to is morality, integrity, honesty etc.

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Response to marble falls (Original post)

Sat Dec 29, 2018, 10:23 AM

17. I hope gets the GOP 2020 nomination. nt

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Response to marble falls (Original post)

Sat Dec 29, 2018, 10:27 AM

18. I think we can only expect Flake to be flake, he will not actually do this.

That being said, if some repug decided to run as an independent and not a repug, that would split off some of trumpy's votes....

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Response to FM123 (Reply #18)

Sun Dec 30, 2018, 01:28 AM

44. That would be grand.

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Response to marble falls (Original post)

Sat Dec 29, 2018, 10:28 AM

19. Well

Thank Goodness, I will sleep better tonight.

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Response to marble falls (Original post)

Sat Dec 29, 2018, 10:32 AM

21. NO Thank you........................you failed when you voted for your Supreme Court assholes

you know the one that was in clear violation of the Articles of Advise and Consent..............which you just fucking disregarded, and then there was the #2 who is a fucking sexual predator, and #3 do you remember the man on the plane by the name of Ady Barkan, here let me remind you on just how fucking demented and sick you are, when someone was asking you for some empathy to heath care.........................





.....................and you think you can be a leader..............nice try asshole.....................but we will get someone that has more principles..................people should not have to beg asshole.................

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Response to turbinetree (Reply #21)

Sat Dec 29, 2018, 01:45 PM

28. THIS.

Republicans want to withhold healthcare and kill people.

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Response to marble falls (Original post)

Sat Dec 29, 2018, 11:24 AM

23. Flake always flakes, over and over and over again

count on it

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Response to marble falls (Original post)

Sat Dec 29, 2018, 11:30 AM

24. I just woke up and needed a laugh to start the day. Thanks for posting!

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Response to marble falls (Original post)

Sat Dec 29, 2018, 12:18 PM

25. It boggles the mind to think that he thinks he has any kind of chance.

He's unpopular with his own party, and he sure as heck won't get Democratic or the majority of the Independent vote.

It's true he was one of the few who spoke out against Trump, which cost him dearly. But when push came to shove, he voted for Trump backed bills.

The vote to send the vote for Kavanaugh to the full Senate killed any kind of chance he had. He can't win with only Republicans, and that killed any hope to get any other vote.

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Response to marble falls (Original post)

Sat Dec 29, 2018, 12:57 PM

26. No thanks. We already have a flake in the WH. NT

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Response to marble falls (Original post)

Sat Dec 29, 2018, 01:04 PM

27. Flake has proven to be spineless.

 

This new, of course, is not news. He unwillingness to vote against Kavanaugh made it clear he had further aspirations.

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Response to marble falls (Original post)

Sat Dec 29, 2018, 01:58 PM

29. Flake is more full of shit than the bran flakes I had for breakfast!

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Response to marble falls (Original post)

Sat Dec 29, 2018, 02:00 PM

30. Flake and others like Kascih

are just Trumpites who can read.

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Response to marble falls (Original post)

Sat Dec 29, 2018, 02:11 PM

31. His name suits him.

He has no spine.

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Response to marble falls (Original post)

Sat Dec 29, 2018, 04:04 PM

33. Challenge Trump? The time to do that was with Kavanaugh and Gorsuch however instead he proved

he like the rest of the Repugnants in office have no backbone.

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Response to marble falls (Original post)

Sat Dec 29, 2018, 05:21 PM

34. Can't see him carrying the vote - he'll split the mealy-mouthed, wishy-wash ballot

50/50 with Susan Collins, should she run.

I'm sure both of them are very concerned, very concerned too.

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Response to marble falls (Original post)

Sat Dec 29, 2018, 05:34 PM

35. He is way too moderate

This extremist party doesnt want anything to do with moderation. Otherwise Kasich or Huntsman would have racked up more than a couple of percentage points in the last Republican primary.

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Response to marble falls (Original post)

Sat Dec 29, 2018, 05:35 PM

36. My bet is that Flake would not be in it to win, but weaken Trump so Trump loses the race to a Dem.

Flake is among those Repubs who see how dangerous Trump is and wants him gone.

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Response to marble falls (Original post)

Sat Dec 29, 2018, 08:30 PM

38. do it

the guy is a marginal voice of reason, and somebody does need to challenge Trump

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Response to marble falls (Original post)

Sat Dec 29, 2018, 09:22 PM

39. Much better Repub candidate - for us

He excites no base

True MAGAbrain trumpazens will stay home forlornly wondering why their orange savior has forsaken them

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Response to marble falls (Original post)

Sat Dec 29, 2018, 09:39 PM

40. FLAKE/COLLINS 2020!!

Two repuke peas in a repuke pod.

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Response to Greybnk48 (Reply #40)

Sat Dec 29, 2018, 09:48 PM

41. They shouldn't bother booking victory party room. I hope they spend every penny ...

they can rub together between them running.

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Response to marble falls (Original post)

Sat Dec 29, 2018, 10:07 PM

42. Someone will. They're called Democrats.

Sorry, but there’s no way any Republican beats Trump. The base loves him.

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Response to marble falls (Original post)

Sun Dec 30, 2018, 04:03 AM

45. Please Do, Jeff

We need somebody to run against Trump. But first we need a nobody like you to primary him.

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Response to marble falls (Original post)

Mon Dec 31, 2018, 01:21 PM

46. I completely support Republicans challenging Trump for the nomination

He needs to be dissed by his own party. Republicans need to let him know how much he sucks.

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