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Jennifer Rubin has some trenchant comments on the GOP

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Jennifer Rubin is a conservative Republican, but she is also clear-sighted. Here is the conclusion of one of her posts this morning:

. . . In short, the sane grown-ups are leaving (or have already left) Congress. Republican governors such as Kasich, Charlie Baker of Massachusetts and Larry Hogan of Maryland, who push for sensible health-care fixes and a DACA solution, are treated as heretics. The inmates are running the prison (apologies to inmates), so even with GOP majorities in both houses and a GOP president, they cannot set the agenda. Republicans wind up acting as though they are back in the minority and allow Democrats to wield power. Meanwhile, the “constitutional conservatives” try to run interference for Trump on everything from emoluments violations to the Russia investigation.

Trump’s party is convinced that climate change isn’t real but that massive, unproven voter fraud is. House Speaker Paul D. Ryan (R-Wis.) wants to talk about evidence-based policymaking. No, really. The party that makes up a crime wave, denies environmental science, lies about immigrants stealing jobs and murdering our children, and thinks trillions in tax cuts will pay for themselves wants evidence-based policymaking? The gall takes one’s breath away.

Note the distinction she implies between “Trump’s party” (the House Freedom Caucus and the like) and the (reasonable) GOP  of moderates, whose members are quitting Congress (Charlie Dent, for example).

Written by Leisureguy

8 September 2017 at 9:37 am

Posted in GOP

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