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Response to Honeycombe8 (Reply #19)

Thu Apr 12, 2018, 07:37 PM

21. I didn't say he was in his corner. I said his PARTY created the Trump presidency.

The party he tries to pretend was misled or suddenly went bad over Trump, despite its rewarding ever-increasing extremism for decades. Certainly for the quarter century anyone outside of Florida legal circles has known his name. Newt Gingrich trained Republicans to follow his example and treat Democrats as "the enemy of normal Americans", and Joe was one of his '94 freshmen that rewarded him by making Newt Speaker of the House.

It doesn't matter that he was a Bush guy. The Bushes were almost as bad. Most of Trump's policies are mainstream Republican fare, just with a crude, disgusting paint job.

Conservatives remade the Republican party into one that despises compromise and adores absolutism. The same people who are complaining about "Trumpism" were ecstatic when Rockefeller Republicans were eliminated as a force within the party. They re-engineered the party to make that happen, but to do it meant there couldn't be an "Off" switch.

Some are more guilty than others, but ALL of them are responsible.

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