9 thoughts on “You’re finally accepted into the Republican Party

  1. Countdown says:

    Trump sows confusion as Republicans scramble to avert shutdown (BBC) http://www.bbc.com/news/world-us-canada-42737369
    Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) made a desperate plea Wednesday to President Trump. After more than a week of false starts and pullbacks on an immigration deal — and with a government shutdown looming on Friday — McConnell declared that it was time for Trump to indicate “what he is for,” once and for all. On Thursday morning, Trump essentially told McConnell to shove it. https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/the-fix/wp/2018/01/18/trump-is-a-legislative-arsonist/?utm_term=.d1e8acb92ace But wait, there’s more. “Update: House Speaker Paul Ryan (R-Wis.) said at a press conference late Thursday morning that Trump assured him he still supported the short-term bill. “He fully supports passing this legislation,” Ryan said, saying he had spoken to Trump after the tweet. It remains to be seen whether Trump will stick to that position.”

  2. Nattering Nabob of Negativism® says:

    Republicans at this year’s Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC) were energized for 2018 http://thehill.com/video/in-the-news/375356-watch-republicans-at-cpac-energized-for-2018 In the sideshow tent Sebastian Gorka, a former deputy assistant to US President Donald Trump and darling of the alt-right, was accused of having illegally sold his endorsement of the insurgent Republican challenging incumbent Sen. Dean Heller in the Nevada GOP primary. http://www.washingtonexaminer.com/sebastian-gorka-denies-selling-danny-tarkanian-his-endorsement-for-5000/article/2649763

  3. Doublethink says:

    “To know and not to know, to be conscious of complete truthfulness while telling carefully constructed lies, to hold simultaneously two opinions which cancelled out, knowing them to be contradictory and believing in both of them, to use logic against logic, to repudiate morality while laying claim to it, to believe that democracy was impossible and that the Party was the guardian of democracy, to forget whatever it was necessary to forget, then to draw it back into memory again at the moment when it was needed, and then promptly to forget it again: and above all, to apply the same process to the process itself — that was the ultimate subtlety: consciously to induce unconsciousness, and then, once again, to become unconscious of the act of hypnosis you had just performed. Even to understand the word ‘doublethink’ involved the use of doublethink.” George Orwell, 1984

  4. Hammer Mechanic says:

    “How the Republican Party Eats Itself, But Stays Alive : The U.S. Senate race in West Virginia is a window into the GOP’s future under Trump—and perhaps beyond.” (New Republic May 8, 2018) https://newrepublic.com/article/148322/republican-party-eats-itself-stays-alive
    “Like Senator Rand Paul, [Congressman Thomas] Massie is a libertarian-leaning Republican from Kentucky, and in 2016 he noticed “that the people that voted for me in Kentucky, and the people who had voted for Rand Paul in Iowa several years before, were now voting for Trump,” he told the Washington Examiner last year. “All this time,” he added, “I thought they were voting for libertarian Republicans. But after some soul searching I realized … they weren’t voting for libertarian ideas—they were voting for the craziest son of a bitch in the race. And Donald Trump won best in class, as we had up until he came along.”

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