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Fri Oct 16, 2020, 09:21 AM

Don't let Trump's GOP enablers off the hook: Denouncing him now is taking the easy way out


Don't let Trump's GOP enablers off the hook: Denouncing him now is taking the easy way out
A wave of Republicans like Ben Sasse will claim they never supported Trump. Don't let them get away with it

HEATHER DIGBY PARTON
OCTOBER 16, 2020 1:58PM


(Salon) It was inevitable that many Republican officials would abandon Donald Trump once it became obvious that he might lose. Rats can always be expected to desert a sinking ship, of course, but establishment Republicans have a longstanding habit of unswerving loyalty to their leaders when they are in power and then rejecting them the minute they lose popularity, often while complaining that they failed because they weren't conservative enough.

Recall that at the end of the George W. Bush administration, as the Iraq war wore on and the economy faltered, the president's approval rating dropped to the high 20s. It was quite a comedown for a president who had once ridden high at 90% in the wake of 9/11 and was heralded as the reincarnation of Winston Churchill by many in the news media. Today he is something of a GOP cipher and his father, a one-termer, even more so.

Ronald Reagan, of course, was a revered conservative figure for many years, but that was mostly the result of a group of so-called "Reagan Revolutionaries" led by anti-tax advocate Grover Norquist who were disturbed by Reagan's low ratings after his term was up and made a concerted effort to turn it around with initiatives such as the "Reagan Legacy Project" which set out to put a Ronald Reagan memorial in every county in the United States.

But for the most part, the reason Republicans are quick to abandon their presidents is because they most often leave office in ignominy and failure. Think about it: Hoover, Nixon, Ford, Bush and Bush. Really, in the last century all they have as political heroes are Eisenhower and Reagan, and the latter took a full-blown campaign to turn him into an icon. And needless to say, despite his belief that he belongs on Mt. Rushmore, I think we know which group President Trump will be joining. In fact, he is in a class all of his own. .............(more)

https://www.salon.com/2020/10/16/dont-let-trumps-gop-enablers-off-the-hook-denouncing-him-now-is-taking-the-easy-way-out/




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Reply Don't let Trump's GOP enablers off the hook: Denouncing him now is taking the easy way out (Original post)
marmar Oct 16 OP
woodsprite Oct 16 #1
agingdem Oct 16 #2
Wednesdays Oct 16 #5
Mike 03 Oct 16 #3
ResistantAmerican17 Oct 16 #4
GemDigger Oct 16 #6

Response to marmar (Original post)

Fri Oct 16, 2020, 09:23 AM

1. Yup. They're all part of the butt-kissing daisy chain that Trump started.

Don't let them forget for one second!

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Fri Oct 16, 2020, 09:26 AM

2. My father would down two corned beef sandwiches

and then complain the rye bread was dry and maybe he should have had a BLT instead... ..Ben and Susan have downed four years of Trump's shit ...too late to complain "the bread was dry"...

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Response to agingdem (Reply #2)

Fri Oct 16, 2020, 10:57 AM

5. It was dry for them

because there was no lubricant.

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Response to marmar (Original post)

Fri Oct 16, 2020, 09:39 AM

3. Definitely. Any Republicans denouncing Trump after the Impeachment hearing

was too late. Labor Day was too late. Columbus Day is too late.

In fact, this goes way back. Peter Strzok points out how early the DOJ was contaminated by spinelessness and apologists. I'm worried people will forget about what a simpering weasel Rod Rosenstein was, because at first glance he's nowhere near as bad as Bill Barr. I expect Rosenstein to write a book proclaiming his blamelessness. Hokum.



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Fri Oct 16, 2020, 09:51 AM

4. Every time one of these "come to sanity lately's" open their shit hole

mouths the answer needs to be “no to witnesses, and no to conviction” for treason. Then, drum roll please, they can STFU!!!

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Fri Oct 16, 2020, 11:30 AM

6. Hell no, I will remember each and every one of them from President Obamas first week in office.

The old from then and the new from the past couple of years. No forgiveness, no mercy, no peace. You hearing me Cantor? Ryan? Rohrabacher? Graham? and the rest of the cockroach gang. And you Miller? KAConway? Priebus? Spicer? Uday? Quday? Pussay? The list goes on and on and on and on and on some more.

Never will be forgotten or forgiven.

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