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What if it is who they are and have been?

That would require admitting conservatives and Republicans who reluctantly back Trump might have had a reasonable case for doing so.

He'll never admit that.
This is all part and parcel of how mainline Republicans lost control of the party. They can't imagine the Democrats being that bad. A lot of GOP voters could and wanted someone at the top of the ticket who reflected that diagnosis.
If their dalliances with Democrats makes them see what a lot of Trump supporters saw years ago, I guess that's good.

It'll be interesting to see which ones admit it.

And reminder: Pro-Democrat anti-Trumpers are a small subset of the old #NeverTrump gang.
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Hey Rick - Now do your allies over at the @NRA.
I understand that y’all love Rick’s #NeverTrump money-making shtick, but he’s a gun extremist who attacks Trump for his ties to Russia, but never the NRA for theirs. Ask yourself why.
And just a reminder that yesterday the President met with @NRA CEO Wayne LaPierre at the White House. LaPierre allegedly offered to defend the President from impeachment in exchange for eschewing gun reform. This was hours after a Senate committee called the NRA a Russian asset.
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@marksma3 I'm going to say one more thing, respectfully: I think that you have a germ of a point, but it might not actually prove what you think it does.
@marksma3 Which is this: In this game, Republicans have been somewhat more willing to nakedly exercise power; Democrats have been somewhat more reliant on dragging nominees through the mud.
@marksma3 That is what you'd expect if one side has a much friendlier media than the other.
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There seems to be a common misconception that the concern about Critical Theory in the church is *really* about promoting Trumpism and right-wing politics. See the discussion in this thread with @lukestamps. Allow me to offer a better explanation. 1/

First, some backstory. I was staunchly #NeverTrump during the 2016 election. As a conservative living in California at the time, I felt caught in between a country tearing itself apart. As a result, I developed a strong burden to work on healing the divide. 2/
My Christian convictions prevented me from finding common cause with those across the divide on many if not most cultural issues. Racial issues, however, seemed like a good opportunity for bridge-building. 3/
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It’s ok to to be a sitting governor and go off the grid for six days

To cheat on your wife with an Argentinian woman

So long as that woman is an accomplished, properly-credentialed professional

Good to know!
How did these #NeverTrump clowns ever rise to positions of power and influence

I’ve seen novice high school debaters with more common sense
Saved for posterity
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This piece by @LOLGOP reiterates a crucial point: Trump is going to try to win again - and maybe will - by increasing the negativity around *everything* until his failings are just part of the normal background noise to voters. This is important. /1…
@LOLGOP This is why #NeverTrump folks argue that any one policy or judge isn't as important as Trump's overall artillery shelling of all the norms and institutions around him. It's not one EO or one weird judge, it's his attack on the system as a means of self-preservation. /2
When Trumpers try to "whatabout" the dumb ideas of a Harris or a Pete about the electoral college or EOs, it's not the same: Those are bad ideas within a constitutional framework where we can argue over whether they should be adopted or enacted. We can argue hard. /3
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"How do we get folks to go from #NeverTrump to #MAGA, boss?"

"Hmm. Maybe get a guest on that says Trump is responsible for millions more deaths than the most brutal socialist and communist leaders in history."

"You don't think that makes us look crazy?"

"Let's find out!"
What @AllenFrancesMD and @brianstelter are doing here is an absolute slap in the face to actual victims of Nazism and communism. There are actual records, pictures of the piles of shoes and rings from the dead bodies of those victims. This is mockery.
These are the actual victims of Nazism and communism. This is what these absolute hacks are saying the President of the United States is worse than. Look at these victims. Look at them and remember what you see. Look hard and tell me the President even compares to this.
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#nevertrump candidate Joe Walsh has also promulgated disgusting racist birther and anti-Muslim rhetoric. He has tweeted the n-word on several occasions.
Here is a selection of #NeverTrump candidate Joe Walsh's racist tweets. "The push is coming from #NeoCon Bill Kristol." Democrats who form an alliance with these #NeverTrumpers are laundering their reputation and rehabilitating them.

WARNING: offensive language.
Bill Kristol is no different than Trump & #Trumpism. Here is Bill with White Supremacist Steve King speaking at congressional engagement for Conservative Opportunity Society. Look at all the nationalist luminaries hosted by Steve King along with Bill you can find on their website
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A great piece explaining the history behind

“The Menace of Political Correctness”…
The problem is, despite a detailed history, the article

from @ClaremontInst fails to call it what it is....

Worse, @ClaremontInst FAILS to provide any solution.

We are left with:

“What is to be done? Probably not much. One can only hope that political correctness will go so far as to make evident its absurdity, as @AOC Green New Deal has made alarmist environmentalism seem absurd...”
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Mississippi Secretary of State candidate @SamBrittonMS (R) is running a Trump-Trump-Trump campaign. He’s highlighting the fact that he was one of the first Mississippi officials to endorse Trump, while attacking opponent @MichaelWatson22 as a #NeverTrump candidate. #mselex #MSsos
Important to note: In Mississippi, the secretary of state is not responsible for fluffing Trump’s ego.

The job entails things like training poll-workers (not controlling the voting process); overseeing campaign finance and lobbying issues; dealing w things like voter ID, et al.
Britton isn’t the only MS pol to make Trump the center of his campaign: In 2018, Sen. @cindyhydesmith’s core campaign message was that she voted with Trump 100% of the time.

@TateReeves has similarly emphasized his love of Trump in his #MSGov run.…
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I am a 70 year old former republican who twice voted for Richard M. Nixon. I watched the Watergate Hearings and the ensuing proceedings that led up to the resignation (not impeachment) of the man. It was a tedious, combative, ugly and divisive process, to say the least.

As a George W. Bush supporter, I watched, with great chagrin, @SpeakerPelosi bedevil the man and I saw her out maneuver not only the President, but all of his ranking members in the house as well as the senate. With the election of Barack Obama, I again witnessed the skill

and competence of this woman as she was able to ram through the "Affordable Care Act" against a strong and united republican opposition. Again, the woman was tenacious and masterful and I believe that without her leadership, the bill would have failed.

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On the contrary, I constantly see libertarians and #NeverTrump types calling out @TPUSA and @charliekirk11

And, like this article, the arguments are generally weak

Turning Point is a great organization that moves the ball forward and provides huge value to young conservatives
@TPUSA @charliekirk11 Briefly stopped by their #TSAS event this week

Turning point put together an outstanding speaking lineup (including Trump, Jr., and many others and flew in a huge crew of influencers to meet a horde of young conservatives

Free of charge for the kids

Outstanding opportunity
@TPUSA @charliekirk11 Yet the author suggests TPUSA is "deeply troubled and dishonest at its core."


As far as I can tell - because Charlie has moved the organization in a populist, pro-Trump direction, and because he made a couple bad hires

Anyone who runs an organization can sympathize
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Periodic reminder that the #NeverTrump Republicans who are slamming Trump for bigotry, and yearning for "good guy" @MittRomney

Had nothing to say when the Romney campaign forced @RichardGrenell to resign because he was gay
Tammy Bruce explains what happened

@RichardGrenell was in charge of foreign policy comms for the Romney campaign, and organized a conference call with reporters

Then the campaign abruptly told him not to participate in the call

Passive-aggressive and cowardly
Romney and his team didn't have the balls to fire Ric or demand his resignation

They just made it clear his position was untenable by humiliating him on a conference call with national media

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A whole slew of #NeverTrump remnants and Democrats (but I repeat myself) are going after @JackPosobiec hard today (after he was announced as a @ClaremontInst fellow)

Not surprising

Resentment is the ugliest human emotion
There was exactly one journalist with a source inside the Mueller probe

That was @JackPosobiec

By any objective measurement his reporting on Mueller was the most accurate of the entire media

He's a top-5 journalist in the country based on that alone
"He promoted Pizzagate!"

Really? Where's the statement from him saying he believed it was true?

(I'll give you a hint, it doesn't exist)

"He's a white nationalist!"

Weird, he helped me destroy the alt-right over the last two years, bizarre thing to do if that were true!
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Thread: On Why Things Are So Screwed Up

1. The number articles, blog posts, tweet-storms, and one-on-one conversations that have commiserated about the cultural demise of the US over the past 50+ years is mind-numbing!
2. Woe is us! How did things deteriorate to the point wherein Antifa protesters are left to their own devices by law enforcement in places like Portland to commit violent acts against individuals and private property, not to mention threaten public safety in general?
3. Antifa and the BLM crowd are merely symptoms of the problem. The real root cause is cultural rot that we’ve allowed to happen in the US over the yrs. The Marxist-founded ACLU accelerated the destruction of our cultural institutions from its origin in the 1930s to the present.
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In the face of this "national crisis," let's just enumerate some of the Democrat proposed policies that are less important for Tom to oppose than getting rid of Trump:

Reducing the U.S. to environmental serfdom through the Green New Deal.
Tax increases, with suggestions of maximum rates up to 90 percent, and a wealth tax that would transfer most of the wealth in private hands to the government in a matter of years.
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I have had many interesting exchanges following last week's column.…

One thing that's become very clear to me: how the left understood the #NeverTrump project is very different from how the #NeverTrump folks understood it.
Even among #NeverTrump there was, of course a division: one camp thought it meant actually supporting Clinton, another that it simply meant refraining from voting for Trump. (I was in the former camp, FYI.)
I now realize many folks on the left expected it meant a 3rd thing: actually becoming a Democrat, or something pretty close--supporting Democrats in lower offices as a rebuke to the party, even helping them build a winning presidential/congressional coalition in 2020.
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Jeffrey Epstein Resources Thread
(Aggregation of Information, Articles and Interesting Perspectives)
#JeffreyEpstein #LolitaExpress #Epstein #Pedophilia #SexTrafficking

Note: please be sure to check sub-thread as Twitter does not always allow the "add" function.
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In light of the recent pearl-clutching from #NeverTrump conservatives, especially their advice cum threats that Democrats should slow down on their leftward shift in order to woo them and thus save the country, I would like to state unequivocally: 1/
If in order to save the country we have to compromise on the rights of people of color, then the country is not worth saving. 2/
If in order to save the country we have to compromise on the rights of LTBTQ citizens, then the country is not worth saving. 3/
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1. #News ~ Report: President Trump Ordered, Then Canceled Air and Naval Strikes Against Iran…

#Trump #Qanon
2. #News ~ Panic. Cher: Democrats Don’t Know ‘F**k All About How to Win in 2020’……

#Trump #Qanon
3. #News ~ lol ‘If Trump Wins Second Term There will Be No America’…

#Trump #Qanon
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TIL that suggesting National Review fire @DavidAFrench was a third rail.

I hope no one tells them that the point of @HumanEvents is to put NR out of business once and for all

Last time I checked this wasn't academia and jobs at NR aren't sinecures
Same stunt was pulled when people cheered the death of the @weeklystandard

"How dare you, these are people's livelihoods at stake!"

Bill Kristol's advocacy started the Iraq War, cost 2,500 soldiers their lives along with hundreds of thousands of Iraqis!

Why hasn't he retired?
NR is supposed to be the flagship magazine for conservatives

It's been wrong on everything for four years running

it's been completely AWOL on social media censorship (when it hasn't been cheering it on)

Newsflash: de-platforming crushes livelihoods too!
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17. The Legacy of US, UK, France, Israel, Saudi Arabia, Turkey,Bahrain, Canada, Qatar, United Arab Emirates, Germany, Belgium, Netherlands, Jordan, Nato in Syria

#RegimeChange #FakeNews #FalseFlag #terrorism #SyriaInvasion #WarCrimes #CrimesAgainstChildren #CrimesAgainstHumanity
1. The Legacy of US, UK, France, Israel, Saudi Arabia, Turkey, Bahrain, Canada, Qatar, United Arab Emirates, Germany, Belgium, Netherlands, Jordan, Nato in Syria 😉👇🏼
2. The Legacy of US, UK, France, Israel, Saudi Arabia, Turkey, Bahrain, Canada, Qatar, United Arab Emirates, Germany, Belgium, Netherlands, Jordan, Nato in Syria 😉👇🏼
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John Minford, #SunTzu 6: 30 "Scrutinize him, know the flaws in his plans."
Who is "him?" In the case of #MAGA, sadly, it is the Democrats. The correct way for a two-party nation to operate is this. It should make no difference whatsoever as to which party wins any given election. Both are good. None are evil. All are patriots.
I don't know if we've lived up to that ideal, but I do know this. Once upon a time, we were closer than we are now. Nixon lost in 1960. He won in 1968. I am no fan of Kennedy's. But I can see that he gave our nation something. And not just his life! He had no choice in that.
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Most Republicans have only had coverage of #TrumpRussia from talk radio hosts and FoxNews. They’ve seen the Barr Memo and assume that’s the Mueller report. They don’t have time for news and it’s all they know.

Once these rank and file GOPlearn more, they are blown away.
2: The Deep State True believers have been in their ears for two years without much pushback because Mueller operates a tight ship.

As they descend further into crazytown and we continue hammering the SAME points, we will see more and more people switch.
3: @justinamash and @Judgenap are the single most important voices in that movement right now - because one is a congressman and one is on fox. All of these other #NeverTrump Republicans have been “strategists” that most of the populace doesn’t really know.

More will come
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