GOP Fears Damage Done by Trump

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  1. C_Clayton_Jones
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    ‘As a week dominated by President Trump’s response to the violence in Charlottesville, Va., draws to a close, many Republicans are worried that serious damage has been done to their party.

    Specifically, they argue that Trump may have set back by years efforts to make the GOP more appealing to an increasingly diverse American electorate.

    There is no mistaking the seriousness with which they view the situation.

    One veteran Republican strategist, who asked for anonymity to speak candidly, told The Hill that Trump’s response was “a f- - -ing disaster.” The source added, “I have no idea where we go from here.”

    Few were assuaged by the news Friday of White House chief strategist Steve Bannon’s dismissal. Bannon, who came to Trump from the “alt-right” world of Breitbart News, was a voice for economic nationalism within the White House.
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    Many Republicans have rushed to distance themselves from Trump, after he proclaimed that there were “very fine people” on both sides in Charlottesville. A 32-year-old woman, Heather Heyer, was killed last Saturday after she was hit by a car allegedly driven by a man who harbored far-right views.
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    The two living Republican ex-presidents, George H.W. Bush and George W. Bush, released a joint statement implicitly condemning Trump. So, too, did the party’s leaders in both chambers of Congress, Speaker Paul Ryan (Wis.) and Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (Ky.).

    On Friday, the GOP’s 2012 presidential nominee, former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney, joined the chorus of condemnation. In a Facebook post, Romney lamented that what Trump had said about Charlottesville “caused racists to rejoice, minorities to weep and the vast heart of America to mourn.”

    But the high-profile criticisms may not be enough to mitigate the damage wreaked by Trump. He has the bully pulpit of the presidency and the firestorm around his comments reached parts of popular culture — late night talk shows, for example — where statements from McConnell or a Facebook post by Romney hold little sway.

    “It’s terribly frustrating,” said Heye, who added that it would be incorrect to view the damage as confined to black or Latino voters. There are plenty of white people who find such a stance unpalatable, he suggested.

    Republicans fear Trump’s comments are “turning off a broad swath of voters” he said. “It’s obviously off-putting to minority voters — but not just minority voters.”'

    The Memo: GOP fears damage done by Trump

    Trump has in fact damaged the GOP, and Republicans have only themselves to blame.
     
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    I'd rather talk about the damage Hillaryous did to the Democrat party. Like get Trump elected. Please run her again.
     
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    Now we are getting repetition of the repetition. All points made a hundred times already.

    What are republican office holders really thinking. Man we have screwed up so bad we may not get reelected. We have accomplished nothing and the voters know it. We have to blame trump, call him a racist, and shine the spotlight on him so it gets off of us. Oh and by the way don't let anything get done so we can blame it all on trump. Just follow the democrats lead.

    Keep it up boys and girls and hopefully everyone of you will be looking for work in 2018. Tucker Carlson said it right. This is the worst collection of congressional leaders in the history of the country.
     
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    What many fools just don't seem to understand is that President Trump IS the current GOP as well as the voice of the American people. They call that "denial".
     
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    TRUMP’S ENEMIES ARE A CONFEDERACY OF COWARDS
    TRUMP’S ENEMIES ARE A CONFEDERACY OF COWARDS

    With the Russian story going nowhere, the anti-Trump media, along with their deep state and political establishment colleagues, have found a new “cause celebre,” the President’s response to the Charlottesville, Virginia riots of last Saturday.

    Twice this week, the President specifically denounced the violence, bigotry and hatred of the KKK, neo-Nazis and white supremacists who were involved in the “Unite the Right” rally last Saturday. He also condemned the loathsome behavior of “both sides” who were involved in the riot. Not surprisingly, this balanced approach has been greeted with intense criticism as his many detractors are looking for any opportunity to denounce him.

    On CNN, MSNBC, Fox News and other media outlets, the President’s comments were labeled racist, with some commentators opining that he was a virtual white supremacist. Such criticism is total nonsense, but it is the type of commentary masquerading as journalism that is presented on a daily basis by the national news media.

    In response to his supposedly controversial statements and with cheerleading from the President’s enemies, all of the members of the presidential arts commission resigned, as well as 15 members of the President’s economic advisory council. This coordinated display of politically correct outrage led the President to disband the economic councils altogether.

    Democrats are joining the media is focusing their rhetorical fire on the President. In fact, one Democrat Missouri State Senator, Maria Chappelle-Nadal, went way too far by commenting on social media that she hoped “Trump is assassinated.” In previous years, such comments would have warranted a visit by the Secret Service or an arrest, but Chappelle-Nadal, is receiving support from fellow Democrats. An online petition defending the State Senator has been started. While some Democratic Party leaders have called for her resignation, Chappelle-Nadal refuses to apologize. When asked whether she will resign, the Trump assassination advocate claimed, “Hell no.”

    With leaders in the Democratic Party and overrated Hollywood stars calling for the President’s assassination, it is shocking that almost no one in the Republican Party has come to the defense of Donald Trump. To the contrary, numerous GOP Senators, such as Marco Rubio, John McCain, Bob Corker and Lindsey Graham (R-SC), have joined Democrats in condemning the President’s post-Charlottesville comments.

    The GOP Trump bashing continued this morning as the spokesman of establishment Republicans, Mitt Romney, demanded that President Trump “apologize” for his comments about the Charlottesville riots. Romney wants the President to “State forcefully and unequivocally that racists are 100% to blame for the murder and violence in Charlottesville.”

    The problem with this demand is that it is factually incorrect. In Charlottesville, there were neo-Nazis, white supremacists and KKK members among the “Unite the Right” rally. All of these hate groups were rightly denounced by President Trump for they are despicable and hold views which are antithetical to American values.

    What Romney, the business leaders, establishment politicians and all of the other Trump critics refuse to acknowledge is that the other side in the protest were not angels carrying flowers. The leftist protesters included members of the notorious hate group Black Lives Matter, Antifa (anti-fascist) thugs and members of organizations affiliated with the Communist Party.

    As numerous photographs document, the left-wing protesters used bats and pepper spray to attack the “Unite the Right” rally-goers. In addition, these “angels” also hurled bags of urine and feces at them. With police nowhere to be found, there was significant violence on both sides.

    President Trump was right to condemn violent participants on both sides of this riot. The fact that his opponents are attacking his reasonable response is very telling. It shows that there is an organized movement underway to not only undermine his agenda, but also to remove him from office.

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    If this confederacy of cowards is successful in removing a duly elected President from office, there will be a response from his supporters that will make the events of the past week look like child’s play. It will be reminiscent of what Ronald Reagan said as he began his second term as President, “you ain’t seen nothing yet.”

    Instead of such madness, let’s hope sanity prevails. In the meantime, all Americans should pray for the success of our President and, most importantly, the well-being of our countrymen and our beloved country.
     
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    My hope is that the GOP nominates a "quality" candidate in 2020 and we go through at least 2028 without a Democrat calling the shots.
     
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    Headline writer seems to fail to understand the difference between "GOP" and "RINO". Eduction may necessitate a touch of pain. Just for focus, you understand.
     
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    They didn't worry about this when he was nominated??
     
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    Look at what they did while Bush was president. Who knew it could be worse?
     

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