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Fri May 26, 2017, 12:29 PM

WaPo: The GOP Inherits What Trump Has Wrought

The darker forces that propelled President Trump’s rise are beginning to frame and define the rest of the Republican Party.

When GOP House candidate Greg Gianforte assaulted a reporter who had attempted to ask him a question Wednesday night in Montana, many saw not an isolated outburst by an individual, but the obvious, violent result of Trump’s charge that journalists are “the enemy of the people.” Nonetheless, Gianforte won Thursday’s special election to fill a safe Republican seat.

“Respectfully, I’d submit that the president has unearthed some demons,” Rep. Mark Sanford (R-S.C.) said. “I’ve talked to a number of people about it back home. They say, ‘Well, look, if the president can say whatever, why can’t I say whatever?’ He’s given them license.”

Trump — and specifically, his character and his conduct — now thoroughly dominate the national political conversation.
Traditional policy arguments over whether entitlement programs should be overhauled, or taxes cut, are regularly upstaged by a new burst of pyrotechnics.

The dynamic is shaping the contours of this year’s smattering of special congressional elections and contests for governor, as well as the jockeying ahead of the 2018 midterm elections.

“It’s an entirely different atmosphere,” Michael Steele, a former Republican National Committee chairman, said. “The president isn’t ideological and ideology is no longer the anchor. So when reporters put microphones in candidates’ faces, they’re asking about the president, tweets, character, your moral outlook and not about a particular policy.”
http://www.msn.com/en-us/news/politics/analysis-the-gop-inherits-what-trump-has-wrought/ar-BBBy9Iw?li=BBmkt5R&ocid=spartandhp


It's as if we live in a world where the Dark Side has taken over.

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Fri May 26, 2017, 12:33 PM

1. Proverbs chapter 11, verse 9

"He that troubles his own house shall inherit the wind: and the fool shall be servant to the wise of heart."

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Fri May 26, 2017, 01:20 PM

2. And, now, they OWN it.

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Response to MineralMan (Reply #2)

Fri May 26, 2017, 01:30 PM

4. Yup - they are the party of hate and violence.

And they do not stand for the freedoms we stand for. Their relentless and sadistic assault on journalism is going against the very first amendment they hold dear, and they don't realize it.

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Fri May 26, 2017, 01:25 PM

3. George Lucas, prophet of our times



mediocre film-making? perhaps, but oddly prescient mediocre film-making...

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