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(R)George Will: No Republican who supports Trump should be re-elected

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Conservative commentator George Will left the Republican Party when President Donald Trump took over, and in his Thursday column, he attacked the president for “frivolousness and stupidity.”

 

Writing in the Washington Post, Will recalled the times Trump complimented his own intelligence, saying “I’m a very stable genius” and that he has “a very good brain.” In reality, Trump is “spiraling downward in a tightening gyre,” said Will.

 

Such “unhinged public performances” are “as alarming as they are embarrassing,” he explained. Meanwhile, he’s crafting international policy “so flippantly that it has stirred faint flickers of thinking among Congress’s vegetative Republicans.”

 

 

The reference was to the decision this week to allow Turkey to kill Kurdish allies, who have been fighting off ISIS in Syria on behalf of the U.S. government. Trump was reportedly on the phone with Turkish President Erdoğan, who was furious. Trump wanted to get off the phone and essentially agreed to betray the U.S. allies.

 

“Aside from some rhetorical bleats, Republicans are acquiescing as Trump makes foreign policy by and for his viscera. This might, and should, complete what the Iraq War began in 2003 — the destruction of the GOP’s advantage regarding foreign policy,” wrote Will.

 

Republicans have long prided themselves on supporting the military and strengthening the U.S. hegemony over the Middle East. Those days have come to an end.

 

“Trump’s gross and comprehensive incompetence now increasingly impinges upon the core presidential responsibility,” said Will. “This should, but will not, cause congressional Republicans to value their own and their institution’s dignity and exercise its powers more vigorously than they profess fealty to Trump. He has issued a categorical refusal to supply witnesses and documents pertinent to the House investigation of whether he committed an impeachable offense regarding Ukraine. This refusal, which is analogous to an invocation of the Fifth Amendment protection against self-incrimination, justifies an inference of guilt. Worse, this refusal attacks our constitutional regime. So, the refusal is itself an impeachable offense.”

 

He noted that it was remarkably similar to behavior he saw in 1974 when President Richard Nixon was indicted for failing “without lawful cause or excuse to produce papers and things as directed by duly authorized subpoenas issued by” a House committee, and for having “interposed the powers of the presidency against the lawful subpoenas” of the House.

Will said that if Trump is allowed to continue, then the Constitution’s impeachment provision will be “effectively repealed,” leaving any future president above the law.

 

Citing Federalist 51 by James Madison, Will explained that the founding fathers anticipated a battle between the two branches of government and outlined the separation of powers for exactly that reason.

“Ambition must be made to counteract ambition. The interest of the man must be connected to the constitutional rights of the place,” Madison wrote. Equilibrium between the branches depends on “supplying, by opposite and rival interests, the defect of better motives.”

 

According to Will, that balance has vanished as members of Congress cower in fear of Trump.

 

“Trump is not just aggressively but lawlessly exercising the interests of his place, counting on Congress, after decades of lassitude regarding its interests, being an ineffective combatant,” he wrote. “Trump’s argument, injected into him by subordinates who understand that absurdity is his vocation, is essentially that the Constitution’s impeachment provisions are unconstitutional.”

If Republicans continue to cave into Trump’s lack of respect for the law, he said that they should be defeated.

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Thanks George...but you've been pushing this insane Criminal rightwing madness for 40 years, and now you act surprised

 

Criminal Party Over Country

 

 

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Hey Benny...

Did you hear Morning Joe this AM..?

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The Trump administration is considering a rule change that would make it easier for American companies to stash money offshore to avoid U.S. taxes, despite the president’s repeated campaign promises to bring offshore cash back home.

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3 minutes ago, benson13 said:

The Trump administration is considering a rule change that would make it easier for American companies to stash money offshore to avoid U.S. taxes, despite the president’s repeated campaign promises to bring offshore cash back home.

Oh, he'll bring it back home, alright.   They call it a tax "holiday" and it's basically where government cronies call timeout and say, "Okay, you can take all the profits your accountants stashed off-shore, which were earned here, and bring them back and roll in them.  Just pay a massively reduced tax rate on all that."

 

Dubya's GOP hit it out of the park.  Their tax holiday rate was 5.25%.  That's a break on a 35% tax rate, I'll say!  Donald's wasn't quite as much fun for them, at 8%, or 15.5% for cash.

 

So yeah, they'll bring it home.  Right into the CEO's pockets it goes, taxed at a rate that he has basically blackmailed the gubmint into accepting by simply holding the profits offshore for a few years.  Well...of course, he's only blackmailed the ones who he doesn't own.

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28 minutes ago, benson13 said:

The Trump administration is considering a rule change that would make it easier for American companies to stash money offshore to avoid U.S. taxes, despite the president’s repeated campaign promises to bring offshore cash back home.

Got a link?

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you can find it anywhere Zhannity...except your info source...Foxaganda

 

 

google it

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Here MORON....I know your computer & TV are locked on to Foxaganda for IDIOTS

 

 

https://www.salon.com/2019/10/11/trump-promised-to-make-corporations-bring-back-offshore-profit-now-he-wants-to-help-them-steal-more/

 

 

Trump Weighs Weakening Obama Rules to Curb Corporate ...

www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2019-10-08/trump...

Treasury Department officials are considering rolling back a tax rule aimed at preventing American companies from moving money offshore to avoid U.S. taxes, according to several people familiar ...

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Ya might want to look at this also Zhannity....'things you'll NEVER hear from Foxaganda for Morons'

 

138 things Trump did this year while you weren't looking

www.politico.com/agenda/story/2017/12/29/138...

138 things Trump did this year while you weren't looking. Behind the crazy headlines, more conservative priorities got pushed through than most people realize.

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George Will is right. The Republican Party is too corrupt and too cowardly to even honor the oath they took to uphold and protect the U.S. Constitution, as they continue to defend Donald Trump, who violates the Constitution daily, by his lying words, and criminal deeds!!!

Voters must vote out all Republicans in 2020, if we want to save our democracy, and cleanse our political institutions of those who have no respect for the rule of  law!!

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14 minutes ago, benson13 said:

Ya might want to look at this also Zhannity....'things you'll NEVER hear from Foxaganda for Morons'

 

138 things Trump did this year while you weren't looking

www.politico.com/agenda/story/2017/12/29/138...

138 things Trump did this year while you weren't looking. Behind the crazy headlines, more conservative priorities got pushed through than most people realize.

Trump is a clear and present danger to us all, but the Trumpanzees are too suicidally stupid to know it!!!

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23 minutes ago, benson13 said:

you can find it anywhere Zhannity...except your info source...Foxaganda

 

 

google it

I'm still waiting for that link you had the other day on CNN..

You know the one ..

 

You said a guest said something under her breath and 320 million never heard it

But you did?

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20 minutes ago, benson13 said:

Here MORON....I know your computer & TV are locked on to Foxaganda for IDIOTS

 

 

https://www.salon.com/2019/10/11/trump-promised-to-make-corporations-bring-back-offshore-profit-now-he-wants-to-help-them-steal-more/

 

 

Trump Weighs Weakening Obama Rules to Curb Corporate ...

www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2019-10-08/trump...

Treasury Department officials are considering rolling back a tax rule aimed at preventing American companies from moving money offshore to avoid U.S. taxes, according to several people familiar ...

Salon?

 

Aren't those the people that talked to a White House aide last summer and reported Trump was "cleaning out his desk"?

 

 

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2 minutes ago, Persepolis said:

Trump is a clear and present danger to us all, but the Trumpanzees are too suicidally stupid to know it!!!

 

many people in the government including the pentagon know it,

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Just now, jerra- said:

 

many people in the government including the pentagon know it,

Obviously, and thankfully, some  of them are whistleblowers!

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2 minutes ago, Persepolis said:

Obviously, and thankfully, some  of them are whistleblowers!

I like this whistle blower...

 

He worked for Biden...

He refuses to identify himself...

He heard the information second hand...

And of course now he refuses to testify in front of Congress..

 

And the Dems plan on removing a president with that going for them?

 

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Just now, Z09 said:

I like this whistle blower...

 

He worked for Biden...

He refuses to identify himself...

He heard the information second hand...

And of course now he refuses to testify in front of Congress..

 

And the Dems plan on removing a president with that going for them?

 

Russian prostitutes should be prohibited from posting about America.

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Just now, Persepolis said:

Russian prostitutes should be prohibited from posting about America.

whats a Russian teabagger !!!  .

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6 minutes ago, Persepolis said:

Russian prostitutes should be prohibited from posting about America.

How about addressing the questions?

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2 hours ago, benson13 said:

Thanks George...but you've been pushing this insane Criminal rightwing madness for 40 years, and now you act surprised

 

Criminal Party Over Country

 

 

See the source image

 

 

LMTO  !!!!!!  the mouse who would be king !!!!  kings do NOT pay taxes..i think Boston should through another party

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Just now, Z09 said:

How about addressing the questions?

First I need to see your Russian birth certificate.

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Z09 said:

How about addressing the questions?

Perse

First I need to see your Russian birth certificate.

 

 

no shiit!

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Will cuts right to the chase is a beautifully crafted essay.

He cuts trump and the gop to ribbons.

 

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