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    Quote Originally Posted by bajisima View Post
    Republicans have been having issues for a long time. Most just didnt notice if you werent a republican. There have been noticeable camps now since Reagan. The "country club" establishment GOP like Romney and Bush, the libertarians and the far right/conservative/tea party types. Establishment have normally been in charge but over the last decade since the tea party, the conservative/freedom caucus types came forward and are now in charge. Trump has been able to get in more with that group and speaks mostly for them these days.
    he's taken over the party. It's no longer the Republican Party. It's the Party of Trump.
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    Quote Originally Posted by the watchman View Post
    he's taken over the party. It's no longer the Republican Party. It's the Party of Trump.
    Which makes me wonder if it continues, will ones like Flake, Sasse, Corker etc create a new party? Have heard many suggesting it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by bajisima View Post
    Which makes me wonder if it continues, will ones like Flake, Sasse, Corker etc create a new party? Have heard many suggesting it.
    that might be their only out. Trump isn't going to be happy until the party is irrevocably damaged. The idea that we have candidates declaring that the party is , above all else, based on loyalty to Trump is untenable for the survival of a major party. The only other option would be to go ahead and impeach Trump if it should come to that. Then, try to rebuild the party from there into what it might have been if Trump never came along.

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    On top of this “cult like” atmosphere, it’s also political suicide for current GOP reps to castigate the President. Until he is out of office or his supporters lose their hold over the Republican Party this problem will continue.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jets View Post
    On top of this “cult like” atmosphere, it’s also political suicide for current GOP reps to castigate the President. Until he is out of office or his supporters lose their hold over the Republican Party this problem will continue.

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    Bob Corker is butt hurt and on his way out.

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    thanks for proving his point.
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    Jeff Flake, John McCain, and Bob Corker seem to be about the only honest Republicans left, the only ones willing to speak truth to power. They are the departing Republican Senators, who are urgently trying to WARN America, and their fellow Republicans, about the very dangerous path that Donald Trump is dragging America down.

    America should listen to them. Carefully.
    Wow... You picked out 3 of the biggest swamp rats remaining.

    Do you support anyone NOT potentially facing charges of sedition or worse?

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    Quote Originally Posted by bmanmcfly View Post
    Wow... You picked out 3 of the biggest swamp rats remaining.

    Do you support anyone NOT potentially facing charges of sedition or worse?
    Just like Crusher did above, you are proving Senator Corker's point. Those three men are the elder statesmen of what used to be the Grand Old Party.
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