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After Charlottesville, Republicans remain stymied over what to do about Trump
08-20-2017, 06:45 AM
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After Charlottesville, Republicans remain stymied over what to do about Trump
https://www.washingtonpost.com/politics/...ing&wpmm=1

From the article:
Quote:In the aftermath of the white-supremacist rally in Charlottesville, Republican lawmakers and leaders face the most unpalatable set of choices yet in their relationship with President Trump. They are caught between disgust over his failure to unequivocally condemn neo-Nazism, a desire to advance a conservative agenda and fears of rupturing the Trump-GOP coalition ahead of the 2018 elections.

Recent condemnations of the president by Republican lawmakers have been harsher, more frequent and sometimes more personal than in previous moments when Trump went beyond what is considered acceptable behavior. Many GOP leaders are now personally wrestling with the trade-offs of making a cleaner separation with the president, while finding no good options.

To some in the party, the hesitancy to act more boldly in response to Trump’s handling of the Charlottesville violence — specifically his angry news conference Tuesday — falls short of what they believe this moment demands.

“At what point does a principled party stand up for its principles?” Tom Ridge, a former governor of Pennsylvania and homeland security secretary under President George W. Bush, asked in a midweek interview.

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As angry as I am about Trump letting the white supremacists and racists out of their underground caves, I am laughing at the bumbling and worrying and pearl clutching of the GOP. Running around trying to figure out what to do about Trump without throwing him, and the rest of the party, under the bus. Dodging reporters and angry constituents, Trump voters finding that they are being thrown under the bus, like the "those people" they do desperately needed to be head of.

They can't stand up for principles, because they have none. The southern strategy has finally come back to haunt them. It looks like no one is getting what they want, except Trump. heh

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08-20-2017, 11:22 AM
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RE: After Charlottesville, Republicans remain stymied over what to do about Trump
Another thing, many who do condemn the words don't condemn the prez who spoke them. They are one in the same. Corker of TN was definite in his words to DT:

(CNN)Sen. Bob Corker slammed President Donald Trump's handling of the racially motivated protests in Charlottesville, Virginia, charging that the President "has not demonstrated he understands the character of this nation."
The Tennessee Republican told reporters in Chattanooga, Tennessee, on Thursday that he thinks there must be "radical changes" within the White House.

"The President has not yet been able to demonstrate the stability nor some of the competence that he needs to demonstrate in order to be successful," Corker said, according to a video posted by local news website Nooga.com.
http://www.cnn.com/2017/08/17/politics/b...index.html

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