In 1950, a courageous Republican Senator asked whether her party would rely on a strategy of “fear, ignorance, bigotry and smear.” As the New York Times writes, that question has presented itself again. How will today’s GOP answer?
Republicans face a simple question: is the president allowed to pressure a foreign country into interfering in our elections? History will remember their answer, or their silence. #TruthExposed
NYT editorial: “Compromise by compromise, Donald Trump has hammered away at what Republicans once saw as foundational virtues: decency, honesty, responsibility. He has asked them to substitute loyalty to him for their patriotism itself.”
Elected officials take an oath to preserve, protect and defend the Constitution against all enemies, foreign and domestic.
The NYT editorial board almost gets it, but they leave out a) that the GOP has moving in a Trumpian direction for decades, and b) the media has helped cover for them.
The Crisis of the Republican Party
“Compromise by compromise, Donald #Trump has hammered away at what #Republicans once saw as foundational virtues: decency, honesty, responsibility. He has asked them to substitute loyalty to him for their #patriotism itself.”
The Crisis of the Republican Party. Will self-interest and desperation for victory and power completely overwhelm conscience and patriotism? So far it doesn't look good.
#SusanCollins, I knew Margaret Chase Smith.* You are no Margaret Chase Smith. *False statement issued for ironic purpose.
Excellent editorial, except I disagree that Republicans are facing a crisis of conscience. The problem is that they have none. The party is filled with party-over-country cowards like & .