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Old October 9th, 2017, 12:27 PM   #11
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Senator Corker my Senator is not running he is going to lose the primary, for Blocking The Trump agenda. you are going to see several other Rino's and Dems resign for this reason. Blue Dog Dems will make a comeback this next election cycle as well as TEA Party type Republicans.

The senate is going to be making a sharp tact to the right next election.

Conservative Democrats and GOP will be elected.

A sharp TACK to the right ??? WTF do you think 2016 was ???? The conservatives on the board have been BRAGGING FOR MONTHS about controlling BOTH houses of congress and the presidency not to mention controlling whole bunch of state legislatures as well.

You're completely delusional if you think this country is going to swing even MORE to the right. We've given the conservatives a chance to run the country and so far they've proven rather inept at it. Unless they can get their collective shit together they're going to lose the midterms. I seriously doubt they'll be replaced by even more conservative players.
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Old October 9th, 2017, 12:53 PM   #12
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Senator Corker my Senator is not running he is going to lose the primary, for Blocking The Trump agenda. you are going to see several other Rino's and Dems resign for this reason. Blue Dog Dems will make a comeback this next election cycle as well as TEA Party type Republicans.

The senate is going to be making a sharp tact to the right next election.

Conservative Democrats and GOP will be elected.
How can he lose if he's not running?

Derp!
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Old October 9th, 2017, 02:21 PM   #13
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How can he lose if he's not running?

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Well, HELLO RNG! AND thank you for stating the facts. Corker is in the same position as McCain. They (unlike all the other parasites) have absolutely NOTHING to lose by telling Trump where to stick it AND it's about time some of our lawmakers slapped on a "Kielbasa" and acted like MEN.

AND there are others. Corker joins longtime GOP contrarians John McCain, Lisa Murkowski, Susan Collins and Rand Paul in a group that’s willing to vote principle over party line, even if it means sinking some of the party’s cherished agenda items. Roy Moore might be next: The rabble-rousing conservative is favored to win an open Alabama Senate seat after being bombarded by millions of dollars in McConnell-sanctioned campaign ads.

In an interview, Corker acknowledged his freedom from facing reelection made it a “little easier” to take on his party. He’s declared he will oppose any tax plan that adds “one penny” to the deficit, which the GOP proposal is widely expected to do. Not only that, Corker told Politico, he’d “rail against” any such plan.

“People have lost their heads since the election,” Corker said of his party’s lurch from fiscal conservatism. “It’s a debate about the future. Are we folks who care about leaving this country better for future generations? Or are we all about ‘party-time’ here, to make ourselves beloved by people not having to pay taxes but throwing kids under the bus down the road?”

The BIG DOGS have begged and bribed, but the opposing GOP senators are still saying NO thanks.

More GOP senators willing to tell Trump to take a hike - POLITICO
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Old October 9th, 2017, 02:31 PM   #14
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The Dotard lost the popular vote. And I fully defend the senator for doing what is best for the country and not the party.
And what was that best he did? Take a look at his voting record. When an incumbent can't garner over 50% of the vote, it's time for him/her to go. Corkers numbers were at 41%. Seems the voters of Tennessee were fed up with the RINO.

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For most of the time the term has been in use, "RINO", an acronym meaning "Republican In Name Only" was a term of contemptuous derision, often used by other Republicans that considered some of their fellow Republicans not quite Republican enough.

But since the Trump era (or error, if you prefer) the label "RINO" borders on flattering.

It would be silly to accuse our president of being RINO, as President Trump (R-NY) defines the Republican party, because he's the highest ranking elected leader within it: the kitty-cat grabber in chief.

“You claim the mantle of the party of family values, and this is the guy you nominate”. President Obama commenting on the Republican party's nomination of Donald Trump (during headline news of Trump boasting about inappropriate behavior w/ women) FOX / Google 16/10/13

Calling Corker (R-VA) a RINO may seem to elevate him above his partymates.
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For most of the time the term has been in use, "RINO", an acronym meaning "Republican In Name Only" was a term of contemptuous derision, often used by other Republicans that considered some of their fellow Republicans not quite Republican enough.

But since the Trump era (or error, if you prefer) the label "RINO" borders on flattering.

It would be silly to accuse our president of being RINO, as President Trump (R-NY) defines the Republican party, because he's the highest ranking elected leader within it: the kitty-cat grabber in chief.

“You claim the mantle of the party of family values, and this is the guy you nominate”. President Obama commenting on the Republican party's nomination of Donald Trump (during headline news of Trump boasting about inappropriate behavior w/ women) FOX / Google 16/10/13

Calling Corker (R-VA) a RINO may seem to elevate him above his partymates.
Borders on flattery depends on which side of the fence your on. Corker is not the only RINO conservatives would like to see go.
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So...do you defend the Senator for being against what the people voted for???
The people voted for replacing ObamaCare with a plan that covered everyone, that cost less and covered more.
That's what the GOP promised, that's what the people voted for.

The people wanted a middle class tax cut, nothing going to the wealthy, that's what the GOP promised, that's what the people voted for.
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Understood.

But when a precision instrument is calibrated, it's calibrated to a standard.

The GOP has been rudderless so long, that even the experts can't specify precisely what the Republican party stands for anymore.

I understand the importance of political parties.

And I understand the importance of fundamental values, principle.

It would never occur to me to subordinate the latter to the former.

"Sometimes in politics you have to rise above principle." Sen. Everett Dirksen

Gone are the days when the Republican party stood for genuine political conservative values:
- modest foreign policy
- balanced budget / fiscal responsibility
- smaller less intrusive government

Reading a newspaper these days makes me want to poke what's left of Barry Goldwater with a sharp stick, and see if we can get a few more good years out of him.
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That's what the GOP promised, that's what the people voted for.

The people wanted a middle class tax cut, nothing going to the wealthy, that's what the GOP promised, that's what the people voted for." g #17
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Corker is from my state, and it seems the guy was sort of a do nothing. He didn't stand out or wanted to stand out. People like Rand Paul, Ted Cruz, Al Franken, Cory Booker some others stood out and wanted the spotlight. Corker seemed to me just voted the way his party wanted him to, did his committee work and all the mundane work and enjoyed the perks and parties.

Now he is retiring after a very unremarkable career, he is "standing out". Sort of like the disgruntled employee who did his job and toiled in silence until he is about to leave and then he has the freedom to talk shit about his employers. I think probably a lot of Republican Senators and Congressmen are suffering in silence. They don't want to lose their jobs and positions.
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