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President Trump: The NEW one and only politics thread

Discussion in 'Sports and News' started by Moderator1, Nov 12, 2016.

  1. Starman

    Starman Well-Known Member

    With a gnawed-off hambone.
     
  2. garrow

    garrow Well-Known Member

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  3. Hermes

    Hermes Well-Known Member

    Unfortunately, I think you're right. He's a unique figure and such a skilled politician that he's survived and thrived in a state that is getting redder and redder. (He played up his agreeable positions with Trumpists in the lead-up to the election — ones he genuinely holds — and afterwards has hammered Trump daily).

    There's no one else in Ohio who can do that and keep that seat.

    Ted Strickland in the 2000s had that sort of appeal, but given his base was mostly the sparsely-populated SE region of the state instead of the NE corner like Brown's, he just never had the pull that Brown has. And Ted is 77 years old. And not as good a politician as Brown.
     
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  4. Starman

    Starman Well-Known Member

  5. Azrael

    Azrael Well-Known Member

    American conservatism sticks its finger down its throat.

    The Purge We Need - The Bulwark


    Rather than voting on ousting Shafi, the Tarrant GOP should have been voting on whether to clean out its own nest of bigots, because that is the purge the party needs right now.
    There is, of course, precedent for this. In the 1960s, William F. Buckley Jr. effectively excommunicated the John Birch Society, the KKK, and other extremists from the conservative movement. That move was a decisive turning point for modern conservativism, although in retrospect it now seems more of a temporary holding action since, as Matthew Continetti noted, the “nasty mouth-breathers Buckley expelled from conservatism have returned.”

    Which, of course brings us to Congressman Steve King, who has removed any lingering doubts by wondering aloud to the New York Times, “White nationalist, white supremacist, Western civilization — how did that language become offensive?” King has since tried to walk that back, but he’s been telling us who he is for some time now.
    So what do we do with overt bigots like King and the mouth-breathers of Tarrant County? Issue strongly worded press releases? Take votes? Furrow brows?
    Or finally decide what the GOP is… and more important what it is not. Membership in a political party is not an entitlement and political parties have the right, actually the obligation, to draw lines and set standards.

    This brings us back to Tarrant County. Rather than voting whether or not to oust Dr. Shafi, the party should now vote on the question of whether or not bigotry should be disqualifying. Instead of voting on Dr. Shafi, how about votes on expelling the Protect Texas crowd from the party? And, nationally, the GOP needs to decide whether it wants to be a party that includes Steve King.

    Today the party finds itself in the position of someone who has eaten some very bad fish. Sometimes, the only real option involves purging. It won’t be pretty, but let’s get on with it.
     
  6. Inky_Wretch

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  8. Starman

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  11. Inky_Wretch

    Inky_Wretch Well-Known Member

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