Free Republic
Browse · Search
News/Activism
Topics · Post Article

Skip to comments.

Trump's Unintended Consequences: The Republican Party Reveals Itself
The American Thinker ^ | 08/21/17 | David Prentice

Posted on 08/21/2017 5:54:30 AM PDT by pgkdan

...The Republican Party once was the party of conservatives. It still is the only place any conservative can be elected in today’s political world. So far. Unfortunately, the party of Reagan has disappeared. Trump did not make them disappear, but his improbable run, and win, has revealed who the party really is.

And it ain’t pretty.

It’s been apparent for a while that they are the stupid party. But I never thought they were this stupid.

It’s been apparent for a long time they had Stockholm Syndrome. Captured by the left, they have been cowed into being spineless mushes afraid to be called names. But I never thought it was this bad.

It’s been apparent for a while this is a party interested in taking a back seat, as long as they get money, perks, and some kind of fame. But I never thought it was this corrupt.

(Excerpt) Read more at americanthinker.com ...


TOPICS: Government; Miscellaneous; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: corruption; republican; rino; uniparty
Navigation: use the links below to view more comments.
first 1-2021-4041-43 next last
This pretty well sums up my opinion of the GOP. They're dead to me. I'll support primary opponents to these backstabbing bastards but the rest of them can go straight to hell.
1 posted on 08/21/2017 5:54:30 AM PDT by pgkdan
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | View Replies]

To: pgkdan

Yup.

T-Rex ripped the masks off the phonies.

Tellin’ it like it is.

Now they stand naked in front of his ferocity.

Poor, cowering little snakes.


2 posted on 08/21/2017 5:57:26 AM PDT by Regulator
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: pgkdan
This pretty well sums up my opinion of the GOP. They're dead to me. I'll support primary opponents to these backstabbing bastards but the rest of them can go straight to hell.

Amen.

3 posted on 08/21/2017 5:57:50 AM PDT by TTFlyer
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: pgkdan

>>This pretty well sums up my opinion of the GOP. They’re dead to me. I’ll support primary opponents to these backstabbing bastards but the rest of them can go straight to hell.
**********************************************************
And the sooner the better.


4 posted on 08/21/2017 5:59:02 AM PDT by Kalamata (With haste and God’s divine intervention, may Liberty be restored to the People.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: pgkdan

The Repub are just as bad as the dems in many cases. Right wing, left wing both part of the same globalist, corrupt bird. It is a vulture trying to feed on the working and middle class. I vote for conservatives not just republicans.


5 posted on 08/21/2017 5:59:54 AM PDT by ARGLOCKGUY
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: pgkdan
The way I described it during the aftermath of victory: Republicans were given rope by skeptical US citizens. The could either use it as a lifeline to save the nation or to hang themselves. The only problem is that they're not just destroying the party. They're bringing the nation with them.

All elitists who support the destruction of US culture, government, and history have something in common. They think they're part of the elite that will still have power if the maniacs succeed in bringing down civilization.

6 posted on 08/21/2017 6:00:28 AM PDT by grania (Deplorable and Proud of It!)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: pgkdan

Trump has revealed and destroyed a generation of GOP “leaders.” And that is why the GOPe hate him.


7 posted on 08/21/2017 6:04:56 AM PDT by lodi90
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: pgkdan

Better than they can just go to hell, I will help send them to hell by making damn sure to vote to replace the pustules with principled replacements. The time for passive voting is gone. If we are to prevent a bloody civil war we must wipe out the Democrat party and ALL its RINOS.

Enough is enough!


8 posted on 08/21/2017 6:08:13 AM PDT by American in Israel (A wise man's heart directs him to the right, but the foolish mans heart directs him toward the left.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: pgkdan

In an increasingly desirable alternate reality, the GOP leadership would be facing outraged citizen courts and swift justice. In this reality, the GOP is bleeding the Administration to death and will sup on glasses of blood like the vampires that they are.


9 posted on 08/21/2017 6:08:15 AM PDT by Truth29
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: pgkdan

The Republican Party Reveals Itself


This is one of the two things I really love about him being chosen. He exposed the #uniparty. Or, more accurately, as the title says, they exposed themselves. Just as the D’s are exposing themselves as the truly whacked out party that they are.


10 posted on 08/21/2017 6:08:17 AM PDT by robroys woman
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: pgkdan

Oh it was very much an intended consequence. Early in the campaign Trump would talk about the fact that “we get where the Democrats are coming from. It’s the Republicans we don’t get” except that building buildings in the heart of government and private corruption, Trump knew exactly where the Republicans were coming from.


11 posted on 08/21/2017 6:08:30 AM PDT by AndyJackson
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: pgkdan

Yep, pretty much lays it out. I think they are more corrupt than stupid though. We can still fix this problem for about $20 though. One piece of rope about 12 feet long should do the trick.


12 posted on 08/21/2017 6:09:29 AM PDT by eyeamok (Idle hands are the Devil's workshop)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: pgkdan

So now our choices; the republicans who are 1X bad, the liberfarians who are 5X bad, or the communists/socialists/fascists or demrats who are 10X bad. The old media empire is still very much in control.


13 posted on 08/21/2017 6:10:49 AM PDT by Neoliberalnot (Marxism works well only with the uneducated and the unarmed)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: pgkdan

Back in the old days, Hillary would tell her husband to produce FBI files on anyone she wanted. Since then, everything has gone high-tech. I’m sure she’s upped her game since then as well, and can blackmail anyone who fears her. And then there’s Obama and what’s left of his network of holdovers. They can blackmail anyone in power. The longer they have been in office, the more the Left has on them. I can only imagine what sick stuff they must have on McCain and McConnell.


14 posted on 08/21/2017 6:10:49 AM PDT by Dixie Yooper (Ephesians 6:11)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: pgkdan

They aren’t stupid. They are political whores who sold out to the big banks and to the globalists. Like Bush, they are doing it deliberately. Stupid implies they want the same America we do, so they must be stupid to think their policies will get us there. They aren’t stupid, they want to force us into a life they know we don’t want.

Screw the GOP. It’s time for a new party.


15 posted on 08/21/2017 6:14:39 AM PDT by DesertRhino (Dog is man's best friend, and moslems hhate dogs. Add that up.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: ARGLOCKGUY
The Repub are just as bad as the dems in many cases

They're far worse. The dems are who they are. The GOP has squandered a God given opportunity to turn this country around and have worked hard to betray the people who elected them time and time again. Well, this time there are NO excuses. It's up to us to make them pay. I'll be thrilled see Jeff Flake as the first victim.

16 posted on 08/21/2017 6:15:51 AM PDT by pgkdan (The Silent Majority Stands With TRUMP!)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 5 | View Replies]

To: Dixie Yooper

This has been my contention on this site for a very long time. We now have 3 political parties. The Conservatives, the Liberals and the Socialists. Today’s Republicans are actually Democrats. The Democrats are the Socialists and the Conservatives are the new Republicans.

They just don’t know it yet.


17 posted on 08/21/2017 6:16:09 AM PDT by EQAndyBuzz (“The fundamental question of our time is whether the West has the will to survive.” - DJT)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 14 | View Replies]

To: pgkdan

This pretty well sums up my opinion of the GOP. They’re dead to me. I’ll support primary opponents to these backstabbing bastards but the rest of them can go straight to hell.

Pretty much sums it up for me!


18 posted on 08/21/2017 6:17:06 AM PDT by heshtesh ((New Yorker for Cruz))
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: pgkdan

A couple of points of disagreement with the author:

“No, most of them don’t know it, they are simply too stupid, spineless, dishonest and money grubbing to understand just how awful they look to their own voters.”

Oh, they know, they just don’t care. They’ve got it made, benefits for life and nice gigs after they quit or are thrown out. Since neither country nor principles matter, sell yourself for a good price and laugh all the way to the bank at articles such as this accusing you of being stupid. McConnell might be many things, but he’s not dumb enough to not know how loathed he is, even the average retard knows what flipping the bird to someone means, it’s just he doesn’t care, not does he have to.

“It’s never been this bad, because the GOP has never been this bad.”
This is kind of contradicted by other statements (with which I agree) that we simply didn’t KNOW how bad until Trump’s election shone a flashlight on it.

Other than the above, yeah, pretty much....
We have a saying in the trades “You don’t get what you EXPECT, you get what you INSPECT”


19 posted on 08/21/2017 6:28:35 AM PDT by RedStateRocker (Nuke Mecca, deport all illegal aliens, abolish the IRS, DEA and ATF.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: pgkdan

So far, this has been President Trumps greatest success.


20 posted on 08/21/2017 6:38:54 AM PDT by taxcontrol (Stupid should hurt)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]


Navigation: use the links below to view more comments.
first 1-2021-4041-43 next last

Disclaimer: Opinions posted on Free Republic are those of the individual posters and do not necessarily represent the opinion of Free Republic or its management. All materials posted herein are protected by copyright law and the exemption for fair use of copyrighted works.

Free Republic
Browse · Search
News/Activism
Topics · Post Article

FreeRepublic, LLC, PO BOX 9771, FRESNO, CA 93794
FreeRepublic.com is powered by software copyright 2000-2008 John Robinson