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Fri Jul 31, 2020, 01:01 PM

None dare call it treason, but perhaps one day they will

Opinion by Joe Scarborough

What a tremendous burden it must be for you to still be defending President Trump. You have called yourself a constitutional conservative for decades, but now you sit silently as the president pushes to move this year’s election because he might lose. Even some Republican senators are speaking up. Why aren’t you?

Trump remembers how you ran interference for him when he claimed unlimited powers under Article II of the Constitution, so he thinks you will stay quiet. Remember your silence after Charlottesville? You eventually mustered the nerve to claim Trump never preached moral equivalence between torch-carrying Nazis and protesters. How unthoughtful it was of David Duke to expose you by praising the president’s putrid performance and thanking Trump for his “honesty and courage to tell the truth.” The former Ku Klux Klan grand wizard even bragged to reporters that Charlottesville represented a “turning point” for white nationalism. “We are going to fulfill the promises of Donald Trump,” Duke proclaimed. “That’s why we voted for [him].”

Ouch. That one had to sting, but you kept on defending Donald.

If you had a political soul after that shameful stunt, the Cold Warrior in you would have been as sickened by Trump’s retreat from Germany as U.S. strategists were over his ceding of Syria to Vladimir Putin, handing Moscow a foothold in the Middle East for the first time since 1973. No country was a closer ally during the Cold War than West Germany, and no nation is more critical to Europe’s future now than a unified Germany. Undermining the U.S.-German alliance because of an ignorant misunderstanding of NATO’s dues structure undermines the historic work that Ronald Reagan and George H.W. Bush completed throughout the Cold War’s final years.

But there you are, silently supporting a demagogue who sits by while intelligence suggests Russia’s leader put bounties on the heads of young American troops. Trump instead plays Putin’s apologist by declaring the United States equally guilty.

https://www.washingtonpost.com/opinions/2020/07/30/what-tremendous-burden-it-must-be-you-still-be-defending-donald-trump/

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Reply None dare call it treason, but perhaps one day they will (Original post)
Zorro Jul 2020 OP
lagomorph777 Jul 2020 #1
Kid Berwyn Jul 2020 #2

Response to Zorro (Original post)

Fri Jul 31, 2020, 01:07 PM

1. Pay For Slay is going to erode Trump's "ratings"

...even with his fecal base.

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Fri Jul 31, 2020, 01:21 PM

2. Putin's Puppet by any other name...

...would still stink of treason.

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