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Opinion | How the G.O.P. Built Donald Trump’s Cages - The New York Times
Helping these nations stabilize themselves is key to reducing the flow of asylum seekers. But Mr. Trump does not like complexity or long-term strategizing. He prefers casting blame and making threats.
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june 2018 by dpb
I lost because I wasn’t Trump enough. All Republicans should worry. - The Washington Post
We have become so desensitized to the president’s tortured relationship with the truth that we don’t challenge the inaccurate things he and others say. There should be a consequence to making things up. But inexplicably, as a society, we have somehow fallen into a collective amnesia in thinking that it doesn’t matter when the highest officeholder in the land doesn’t tell the truth
trumpworld  wk74 
june 2018 by dpb
Vote against the GOP this November - The Washington Post
The congressional Republican caucuses must be substantially reduced. So substantially that their remnants, reduced to minorities, will be stripped of the Constitution’s Article I powers that they have been too invertebrate to use against the current wielder of Article II powers.
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june 2018 by dpb
Opinion | When Did Caging Kids Become the Art of the Deal? - The New York Times
This bit of nastiness belongs entirely to Mr. Trump — he has made a choice to torment undocumented families — and his attempt to pass the buck is dishonest and gutless. In other words, it’s what we’ve come to expect when Mr. Trump finds himself in an uncomfortable spot.
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june 2018 by dpb
John Kelly reportedly doesn’t even care if Trump is impeached - Vox
Kelly has reportedly derided the president in private and, according to NBC News, has often called Trump an “idiot” while criticizing his lack of grasp on policy and government. In James Comey’s book A Higher Loyalty, the former FBI director said Kelly called him when he was fired and told him he was “sick” over the matter and referred to Trump as “dishonorable.”
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june 2018 by dpb
Opinion | The Rise of the Amnesty Thugs - The New York Times
What’s most significant is this: The Trump administration immigration officials have become exactly the kind of monsters that conservatism has always warned against.

For centuries, conservatives have repeated a specific critique against state power. Statism, conservatives have argued, has a tendency to become brutalist and inhumane because a bureaucracy can’t see or account for the complexity of reality.
trumpworld  wk74  post  brooks 
june 2018 by dpb
SE Cupp: RNC chair's tweet spells doom for the party I love (opinion) - CNN
"Where did its principles go? What became of Ronald Reagan's 'party of ideas'? One by one, those ideas were tossed aside for expediency and power -- except the tax cut. A time traveler from the Reagan era would no longer recognize the Republican Party, but most Republican politicians feel no embarrassment supporting policies they once condemned."

As the saying goes, if you stand for nothing, you'll fall for anything. We used to stand for something. Now, just one thing. And with that, you can mark the time of death: 6/13/18, 9:22 p.m. ET. #RIPGOP
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june 2018 by dpb
There may have been an FBI conspiracy involving the 2016 election. But not the one you think. - The Washington Post
At the same time, there were agents leaking information about investigations into the Clinton Foundation to none other than Rudy Giuliani, who would then go and air the charges on Fox News. Two days before Comey would tell Congress that the bureau had reopened the investigation into Clinton’s emails — a blockbuster announcement that may well have thrown the election to Trump — Giuliani said on Fox News, “I do think that all of these revelations about Hillary Clinton finally are beginning to have an impact. He’s got a surprise or two that you’re going to hear about in the next two days.”
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june 2018 by dpb
These Republicans have criticized Trump's 'zero tolerance' immigration policy - CNNPolitics
Texas Sen. Ted Cruz said kids "should not be the victim of a broken illegal immigration system."
"All of us who are seeing images of these children being pulled away from moms and dads in tears are horrified. This has to stop," he said. "We should keep children with their parents. Kids need their moms. They need their dads."
Cruz said he's introducing legislation that will mandate that kids stay with parents, will expedite immigration proceedings and will mandate that asylum cases be heard within 72 hours, and case decided within two weeks.
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june 2018 by dpb
Here’s what’s buried beneath that FBI report: How rogue agents sabotaged the Clinton campaign | Salon.com
The media have done no serious introspection on this issue, and the dynamic continues to this day. There's a lot of critical coverage of Trump, but reporters will leap at any chance to "balance the scales," no matter how ludicrous. We have seen that once again this past week as the GOP handed the media the Strzok text as if they'd just just found the Ark of the Covenant.
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june 2018 by dpb

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