Saturday, September 1, 2018

A Republican Walks Away

Mod: Despite what you may have heard, many of those "walking away" from their party this year are not Democrats, but instead Republicans.

Former GOP leader in Connecticut resigns from party: 'I blame President Trump' (The Hill link): Michael London, a former member of the Trumbull Town Council in Connecticut, said he's resigning from the Republican Party and blamed President Trump, calling him "the worst president our country has had — ever.” In a op-ed published by the Hartford Courant on Friday, London wrote his decision to resign from the Republican party and register as an unaffiliated voter was “something that I never thought I would do.”

London described himself as a "loyal member of the Republican Party for most of my adult life,” but he said the GOP "is no longer the party that I believed in all these years."

“I blame President Trump for turning the Grand Old Party into a lame, extreme right-wing group of people unwilling or unable to see the truth. But Trump is not alone in causing my disillusionment,” he wrote.

“I have had it with the state and federal branches of the Republican Party that tolerated the president’s behavior. None of our GOP candidates for governor denounced Trump. None of the leaders of Connecticut’s GOP will speak out.”

The former Republican went on to refer to Trumpas the worst president our country has had — ever.”

London listed a number of factors behind his assertion, including Trump's policies on climate change, family separations at the border and Russia.

London also wrote that his search for “redeeming qualities” within the president falls “woefully short.”

“He is almost dictatorial and he has severely hurt our standing in the international community. People around the globe are laughing at us,” London fumed. “His patriotism is really egotism.”

London said he was compelled to write the op-ed because he could no longer “ignore Trump’s lies and his verbal and physical abuse of women.”

“Imagine the average man calling a woman a 'dog' in his workplace and watch how quickly he is fired,” London wrote, referencing Trump’s tweet earlier this month in which he referred to former White House aide Omarosa Manigault Newman as a “dog” after she released tapes from her time at the White House.

“Disavowing my party is no easy thing," he wrote. “But I can't take it any more.”

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60 comments:

  1. Trump has been 100% marginalized today.....

    Thanks John McCain.

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    1. But he still won't be President of the United States

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    2. Trump will soon be a convict. But McCain will never be that, either.

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  2. WOW... Meghan McCain is giving it to DT.... Very poised but emphatic.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?time_continue=4&v=cgSTpjrBgfM

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  3. I am sickened listening to Republicans praising John McCain at his funeral, given they're the same people who remained silent when Trump maligned him, demeaned him, and belittled his service and sacrifices for his country.

    I don't know which is more nauseating - their hypocrisy or their cowardice.

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    1. Well, that’s what most republicans are. At least you see it clearly now

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    2. The speakers at John McCain's funeral spoke of inclusiveness, the rule of law, respect for one another, and general high mindedness.

      If you took it as a criticism of your leader and you it's time to check his priorities and yours.

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  4. Here’s one of the biggest reasons why nobody wants Trump to speak at their memorial service

    The reason? He can’t stop talking about himself.

    With more than 650 people attending the service at Marble Collegiate Church in Manhattan, Trump followed his three siblings paying tribute to their father by bragging about his own successes.

    “When it came time to eulogize his father at the funeral, the focus shifted noticeably,” Blair writes. “He began by saying it was the toughest day of his own life. It was ironic, he said, that he’d learned of his father’s death right after reading a front-page story in the New York Times about the success of one of his own developments, Trump Place. He then enumerated all his other projects and said his father supported each one, and he finished by noting that on everything he’d ever done, Fred had known he would be able to pull it off.”

    “The funeral of Fred Trump wasn’t about Fred Trump; it was an opportunity to do some brand burnishing by Donald, for Donald,” she pointedly added. “Throughout his remarks, the first-person singular pronouns—I and me and mine—far outnumbered he and his. Even at his own father’s funeral, Donald Trump couldn’t cede the limelight.”

    https://www.rawstory.com/2018/09/heres-one-biggest-reasons-nobody-wants-trump-speak-memorial-service/

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  5. Poll by sinking poll, Trump inches toward impeachment

    By any metric, Trump is in trouble. A poll out from The Post and ABC on Friday shows that 60 percent of voters disapprove of the job he’s doing as president, a new low. But that’s just one poll; the polling average at statistician Nate Silver’s FiveThirtyEight shows Trump with a mere 53.4 percent disapproval rating, which is better than its 56.8 percent peak last December.

    But a presidency is not in good shape when the best spin on the new poll is “It’s an outlier! Only 53 percent of the country thinks the president is terrible.” The poll is especially ugly for Republicans with midterms looming in two months.

    FiveThirtyEight’s forecast for the midterms puts the likelihood of Democrats taking the House at more than 70 percent. Their chances of taking the Senate are lower, but Republicans are hardly a lock despite a very favorable map for them. And if Democrats manage to eke out a majority in both houses of Congress, here is the poll’s really bad news for Trump: Half the country wants him impeached.

    To put that in perspective: In January 1974, well into the Watergate scandal, Richard Nixon’s poll numbers on impeachment were better than President Trump’s are now. Earlier, less disastrous polls for Trump still showed him veering dangerously close to what we might call “the Nixon ceiling.”

    Most worrying for Trump is that three-quarters of Democrats say they want Congress to impeach him. If Democrats gain control, they will be under immense pressure from their base to deliver.

    https://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/post-partisan/wp/2018/08/31/poll-by-sinking-poll-trump-inches-toward-impeachment/

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  6. Exactly, Megan McCain could have practiced some class and stuck to her dads eulogy, instead she aired dirty laundry, her grief and youth may explain her tirades at her dad's funeral service.

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    1. Considering the many lies Trump has told about her father over the years, Meghan's eulogy was not only laudable, it was necessary.

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    2. And classy, 8:41 and 9:51

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    3. Leave it to an anonymous forum poster to give lessons on class.

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  7. All you conservative nutjobs quiet today, understand since you live in life of shame.

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  8. The guy is mentally ill and deteriorating, unfit to govern. And pretty much everyone knows he was seriously compromised by the Russian oligarchs before he even started campaigning, because no US banks would fund his "investments".

    https://www.sfgate.com/news/politics/article/AP-Justice-lawyer-was-told-Russia-had-Trump-13196484.php

    That, plus the cyberhacking by the Russians that swung the election in the key states is well documented.

    https://www.theglobalist.com/russia-cyber-war-magnitsky-act-sanctions-nato/

    It's Mueller time!

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  9. The two past Presidents kept it real.
    The line that Obama gave about Senator John McCain wanting them both to speak at his service, was to hear them say nice things about him while sharing a National stage.
    That is how i will remember McCain.
    Sharp humor, military honor and fighting for the little guy, i have not always agreeed with his political stand but he was always able, in time, to take a closer look at himself.

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  10. Connecticut say no more! Hard to find conservatives in that state.
    Majority of people in both parties are re registering as Independent or decline to state.
    In the age of social media and with a failing of respect of decency in your fellow man, no wonder both political parties are losing numbers.

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    1. I'm not sure what you find in many red states is really conservatism. Rather it is some form of Putin fueled radical nationalism, most of it based on racism.

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    2. You've got to love the line:

      "Majority of people in both parties are re registering as Independent or decline to state."

      How long can that last?

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    3. That line is cooked up and baseless nonsense.

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    4. There is a limit!

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  11. "By any metric, Trump is in trouble."? That, my friend, hopefully is not trouble, but a good sign the end is near for him. He is trouble... make him go the f*%#K away

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  12. If you really believe we need to protect Robert Mueller's investigation, and want to make a difference, volunteer to help someone in California to flip the House. How much damage is this bozo going to do before we get rid of him? The Republicans who need to be voted out - Dana Rohrbacher in Orange County, Steve Knight in Palmdale/Lancaster are, Devin Nunes in Truckee area. It's not that they are Republicans, it is that they are Trump's lackeys...never voted against him on any issue. Our country depends on it. Yup, Megan McCain, (paraphrasing) "My father didn't need to make America great again. My father's America always was great." Thank you Megan, thank you John McCain, a true American hero.

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  13. Did you watch Obama eulogy of McCain? Sure is nice to hear a president that can speak intelligently.
    Can the orange scumbag get any lower by golfing today?

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  14. So how about an article about democrats walking away from that party?

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    1. Here's one.

      Pro-Trump & Russian-Linked Twitter Accounts Are Posing As Ex-Democrats In New Astroturfed Movement
      #WalkAway from this deceptive propaganda campaign
      https://arcdigital.media/pro-trump-russian-linked-twitter-accounts-are-posing-as-ex-democrats-in-new-astroturfed-movement-20359c1906d3

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    2. What’s the point of your question

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    3. 9:44 is a crybaby and he is butt hurt.

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  15. "America was always great".
    Meghan speaking at her father's service.
    Dear Meghan, American's know this, what's your point?

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    1. I think her point was that Trump is an a-hole. Judging by the polls, America knows that as well.

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    2. Meghan McCain: "The America of John McCain has no need to be made great again, because America was always great."

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    3. There's that pesky Russian misuse of the apostrophe again.

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    4. Gives it away every time!

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  16. Barack Obama reminded America today of what a real president speaks and acts like. Such a contrast to the ranting buffoon in the White House now.

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    1. Yes!
      Hard to believe that we have fallen so far.
      Obama's eulogy is 20 minutes, and worth every minute:
      https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4ahjLKag4kc

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    2. Surprise score for George W. Bush.

      "Perhaps above all John detested the abuse of power, could not abide bigots and swaggering despots."

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  17. More polling showing Trump tanking (other than the ABC/WP poll). A YouGov poll has Trump losing a net of 9 points in one day in their polling: Trump's approval in that poll went from a 43% approval and 50% disapproval to a 38% approval and 54% disapproval. That change was accomplished in a single day (yesterday). In addition, a new IBD poll has Trump at 36% approve and 56% disapprove in it's latest findings, also published today. This reinforces that astonishing ABC/WP poll with a 60% disapproval number, compared to a 36% approval number that everyone is talking about. I have posted the 538 Average here, which shows Trump 14 points under water, with only the phony outlier Rasmussen Poll keeping Trump at the 40% point mark in the average.

    https://projects.fivethirtyeight.com/trump-approval-ratings/

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  18. It's just another day for President Cray Cray.

    Donald Trump at golf club as John McCain family honors late senator at National Cathedral - President Donald Trump went about his day like any other Saturday – tweets and time at his golf club in Virginia, as John McCain was honored at the National Cathedral.

    Trump got into his motorcade and left the White House around 10:30 a.m., wearing a white short-sleeved shirt and white MAGA hat. He arrived at Trump National Golf Club in Loudoun County, Virginia.

    Trump had no public events on his schedule, but he began the day with a series of tweets criticizing the Department of Justice and the FBI and threatening Canada.

    "There is no political necessity to keep Canada in the new NAFTA deal. If we don’t make a fair deal for the U.S. after decades of abuse, Canada will be out."

    https://www.usatoday.com/story/news/politics/2018/09/01/donald-trump-golf-club-john-mccain-funeral-national-cathedral/1173143002/

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  19. Trump is an insignificant, ego driven dilettante and is an embarrassment to the USA, its ideals and its people. Raised a staunch Republican-voting for Richard Nixon's 2nd term as President due to my party loyalty, I am leaving the GOP because of Trump and his unwavering support of his "sheeple" at our State and Local levels. His name should never be uttered in the same breath when speaking of Statesman and Vietnam War hero, Senator John Sidney McCain.

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  20. Imagine a Democratic President constantly criticizing the FBI like Russian Asset Trump does.

    Just imagine a Democratic President doing anything that RAT does.

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  21. 9:48am are you referencing the state of California?

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    1. No. 9:49 appears to have been referring to deplorables--like you.

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    2. Why don’t you respond to their post? Maybe they’ll consider answering

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    3. The reward would be nonexistent.

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  22. Why does Russian Asset Trump worry and complain so much about Bruce Ohr, Lisa Page, Andrew Weissmann and Andrew McCabe?

    Well, it seems they are experts at investigating organized crime and money laundering--specifically Russian organized crime and money laundering.

    https://www.theatlantic.com/politics/archive/2018/08/trumps-top-targets-in-the-russia-probe-are-experts-in-organized-crime/569056/

    But why would that worry an innocent man?

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  23. Yes 10:07am even his wife Michelle found that America was great after her husband was elected to the Presidency, she even said so.

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    1. Must have been a sad day for you. Too bad.

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    2. Uh oh, the creepy woman stalker is back

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  24. Yes indeed and from his grave McCain gets the last stinging word against that fool 'trump' small caps like that little person 'trump' really is, may the world understand the fall of 'trump' is just votes away. https://www.sgvtribune.com/2018/09/01/meghan-...

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  25. What do you mean worry and complain, President Trump knows these swamp rats are heading to prison.
    Follow the money trail. It is only a matter of time before the Clinton Foundation will be exposed as to have had all these big Lib traitors on their payroll.

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    1. If wishes were fishes...

      RWNJ still complaining about the Clinton Foundation. What no Uranium One? What about Benghazi? Whitewater? Maybe Vince Foster?

      30 years of investigations and all you've got is a blue dress. Fool.

      Sad part is RWNJs wish with all their might that there were crimes and therefore wish that people have been harmed by those crimes. Would be sad if it weren't so sick and debased.

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    2. 1:40 makes me vomit.

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  26. Great description of Russian Asset Trump voters: https://www.dailykos.com/stories/2018/8/28/1791595/-I-finally-pinpointed-what-it-is-exactly-that-I-resent-the-most-about-Trump-voters?detail=facebook

    Their willingness to jeopardize everything in exchange for settling a score of some perceived injustice against them. (because everything is about them)

    It’s obvious that for most Trump voters he‘s a reflection of themselves. His narcissism, his entitlement, his resentment, his intransigence, and the juvenile way in which he conveys all of that. These human traits which are typically reviled, for a Trump voter are his assets because in him they see themselves and they get a kick out of imposing themselves on the rest of the world, regardless of the consequences to themselves or anyone else. In other words, it’s not just that they have no compunction pulling the lever for a supremely unqualified and undeserving con man, it’s the fact that this is precisely WHY they pulled the lever in the first place. History and future be damned. Like some pre-pubescent way at getting back at everyone else who dares to try to make the world a better place.

    That. The satisfaction they obviously get out of burning it all to the ground. The glee with which they’re perfectly willing to set a match to something that millions of people died building and protecting. The ease with which they’re willing to betray their fellow citizens without a shred of self-reflection and then turn around and question the patriotism of others. That’s what gets to me.

    ….

    These poor, poor people are the same people who call their perceived enemies "libtards," "snowflakes" and "cucks" without the slightest provocation.

    The same people who chant "Lock her up" and get giddy when Trump daydreams out loud about firing football players who dare to exercise their 1st Amendment rights.

    The same people who have been voting against their own best interests for decades, to the detriment of the entire world, and then turned around and blamed everybody else for their problems.

    The same people who blame Blacks, Mexicans, Jews and liberals for their problems because they can't be bothered to take a shred of personal responsibility for a single thing, despite constantly passing judgment on others.

    ….

    The same people who carry the water of oligarchs, decrying “class warfare” every time anyone makes even a meager attempt to level the playing field, completely ignoring the fact that the oligarchs declared a silent war on us decades ago. (because they’re too cowardly to just come out and say it)

    The same people who betrayed their fellow Americans when they elected a treasonous con man to our highest office.

    ….

    Bending to the will of Trump voters is tantamount to a betrayal of humanity, because they have none.

    THIS is precisely why I have a hard time forgetting and forgiving. If you don’t take your country seriously enough to take care of it, you don’t deserve to be taken care of by it.

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  27. "(McCain) deliberately made known to people that the president* was not welcome at any of the services. He deliberately chose the previous two presidents to deliver the formal eulogies. He deliberately created that scene in the Capitol rotunda at which Mitch McConnell, Paul Ryan, and Mike Pence, an unholy trio of Trumpist quislings, had to choke down their own cowardice and say how much they loved him and his irascibility. He deliberately created a mirror in which, if they still have an ounce of self-awareness, they could see the rot that has set in on their souls. Even at the end, John McCain knew what he was doing and he was a fearsome opponent. He wanted a pageant of everything this administration* has trashed and put up for sale, and that's what he got Saturday—a morality play shot through with Shakespearian portent and foreshadowing, a pageant of democracy's vengeance."

    https://www.esquire.com/news-politics/politics/a22893069/john-mccain-funeral-service/

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  28. "Do not despair of our present difficulties. We believe always in the promise and greatness of America because nothing is inevitable here. Americans never quit, we never surrender, we never hide from history. We make history. Farewell fellow Americans, God bless you, and God bless America."

    ~John McCain

    https://www.vox.com/2018/8/27/17788196/read-john-mccain-final-letter-to-america

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    1. Kinda corny. If McCain hadn’t surrendered he wouldn’t have become a prisoner. And America did quit Vietnam.

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    2. He didn't surrender he was captured. You are insulting POWs along with everyone's intelligence.

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    3. Tough guy 4:04 would have fought his way out of that lake despite two broken arms and a broken leg and made his way to South Viet Nam, single-handedly capturing cities and villages along they way.

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  29. Depends on where you were standing 4:04, being surrounded he did not commit suicide, he survived to fight another day, that's the difference from what your saying.

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  30. Yep, as the South Vietnamese Government was crumbling and the Communist North was growing stronger President Nixon ordered US troupes out in agreement with the peace talks with the North. The Communist North never honored the treaty and the next year saw 80,000 South Vietnamese soldiers slaughtered as their government fell apart due to Communist infiltration.

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