Flake & Corker - Rejected RINOs Bite the Dust

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    Comedy in the US Senate. Two of President Trump's fiercest critics, Jeff Flake (AZ) and Bob Corker (TN),have been saying they've had it with Pesident Trump. They loudly condemn his immigration policy (of enforcing the law), and relentlessly lambast his personality (New York brash-direct-honesty). They say they can't work with the president, and are laughably using that as a red-herring "reason" for their retirement.

    Trump repsonded to these Senators by saying the real reason they're quitting, is because they have no chance for re-election. It's a no-brainer. These 2 clowns have approval rating %s in the teens. Rather than be fired by the voters in their states, these RINOs (who support Obama/Hillary policies of illegal immigration and globalism), are quitting.

    Flake recently wrote a book called Conscience of a Conservative. In it, and speaking to reporters, he referred to Globalism (AKA free trade) and pro-immigration as "conservative policies", Huh ?,while fully rejecting the protectionism that put Trump in the White House.

    Wow! Is Flake really that flakey that he doesn't know these are prime policies (immigration & globalism) of the looney left, Obama and Hillary Clinton in particular ? No wonder these oddballs have been rejected by their states' voters.

    Trump got elected by tapping into the massive anti-immigration and anti-globalist sentiments of Republicans nationwide. Corker and Flake have opposed this nationalism, very popular among Repubicans, and they're now paying the price for that. We could feel sorry for these 2 sore losers as they exit, if only they did it in a dignified way, but they don't, as they pretend there's something wrong with Trump an his policies, when actually it is THEIR rejected policies that sunk them.
     
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    What you support is nazism and repression of millions of people.
     
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    Aye, reminds me of Jed Bush in the primaries. Guy was the poster boy for big donors and then he comes in at 1-2% in the polls. It didn't take a rocket scientist to see right then and there, people want no part of an establishment candidate. Of course, the bright people at the DNC didn't read the tea leaves and colluded to steal the primary from Bolchevik Bernie. Which ultimately, everyone in the country owes a great debt to, as it ensured that Trump would win.

    In fairness, even Flake himself said in a CNN interview that "nowadays, the path to winning for Conservatives like myself is very narrow". He was in his own way acknowledging that he wasn't going to win. He put a bunch of window dressing on it of course in the lengthy speech he gave, that was forgotten as soon as he last words came out of his mouth.

    What I find comical about this is that Cruz, Trumps mortal enemy in the primaries, has wisely decided to get behind the Will of the People and support Trump on his campaign promises. Cruz, of far-right, evangelical conservatism. So Flake is too slow to appreciate that it's now about HIM, it's about the struggling American citizen.

    Look. Trump has said it, people need to understand, he is the Messenger. If you don't get behind his campaign promises, he is unbeatable as long as he keeps the promises.

    Consider what voters see, on one hand, a successful businessman, doing what he said he would do and keeping his campaign promises, Patriotic as hell, standing up to foes and friends alike and reading them the Riot Act, on the other hand, lifetime politicians waiting for marching orders from their donors who drag decisions out and talk from two sides of their mouths. Who do you think is going to survive this in an angry elecorate on all sides who are tired of losing?

    God Bless America! Get 'er done Trump! I thank you and Mr. Ross in particular from the bottom of my heart.
     
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    When I saw the name of the thread I thought it was about McCain. Too bad it wasn't.. BTW, it was McCain who was deeply involved in Trump's fake dossier and I hope will have to answer some uncomfortable questions soon.

    Anyway, Protectionist, thanks for a great info and for the great way you have presented it.
     
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    You're welcome. Maybe McCain will be the next RINO to hang up his spurs. Then Grumpy Graham.
     
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    So is the assumption here that (a) some "drain the swamp" Trumpster types are going to get the nominations in their states, and (b) win?
     
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    Well, as usual, calling someone a RINO is little but self-absolution for one's own debased character and integrity.

    Individuals are capable of all sorts of sentiments. That they have the ones they do does not mean those sentiments have or should necessarily be given any credence.

    Argumentum ad populum

    Nobody need or should feel sorry for either man.

    What, exactly, is your idea of a "dignified exit?" "Going quietly into that good night?" Flake's speech on the floor of the U.S. Senate was the epitome of dignified.
     
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