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imaginethat January 17th, 2018 08:44 AM

A president 'who cannot take criticism ... is charting a very dangerous path'
 
Follow my link and listen to Sen. Flake, who nails it.
Jeff Flake rips Trump: A president 'who cannot take criticism ... is charting a very dangerous path'

Republican Sen. Jeff Flake, a frequent critic of President Donald Trump, took to the Senate floor Wednesday morning to rebuke the President for his repeated attacks on the truth as well as his colleagues for failing to be a check on Trump.

"No longer can we compound attacks on truth with our silent acquiescence. No longer can we turn a blind eye or a deaf ear to these assaults on our institutions," Flake said in his speech. "An American president who cannot take criticism -- who must constantly deflect and distort and distract -- who must find someone else to blame -- is charting a very dangerous path. And a Congress that fails to act as a check on the President adds to the danger."

..."For without truth, and a principled fidelity to truth and to shared facts, Mr. President, our democracy will not last," Flake said.

He criticized the President for calling the news media the "enemy of the people," calling it "an assault as unprecedented as it is unwarranted."

..."It is a testament to the condition of our democracy that our own President uses words infamously spoken by Joseph Stalin to describe his enemies," he said. "It bears noting that so fraught with malice was the phrase 'enemy of the people,' that even Nikita Khrushchev forbade its use, telling the Soviet Communist Party that the phrase had been introduced by Stalin for the purpose of 'annihilating such individuals' who disagreed with the supreme leader."
Lots more: Jeff Flake rips Trump in Senate speech - CNNPolitics

justoneman January 17th, 2018 09:29 AM

Oh I thought this was going to be a thread about Obama. Never mind.

Camelot January 17th, 2018 09:53 AM

Flake speaks what we all know to be the truth.

Lovebug January 17th, 2018 09:55 AM

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Originally Posted by imaginethat (Post 1134871)
Follow my link and listen to Sen. Flake, who nails it.
Jeff Flake rips Trump: A president 'who cannot take criticism ... is charting a very dangerous path'

Republican Sen. Jeff Flake, a frequent critic of President Donald Trump, took to the Senate floor Wednesday morning to rebuke the President for his repeated attacks on the truth as well as his colleagues for failing to be a check on Trump.

"No longer can we compound attacks on truth with our silent acquiescence. No longer can we turn a blind eye or a deaf ear to these assaults on our institutions," Flake said in his speech. "An American president who cannot take criticism -- who must constantly deflect and distort and distract -- who must find someone else to blame -- is charting a very dangerous path. And a Congress that fails to act as a check on the President adds to the danger."

..."For without truth, and a principled fidelity to truth and to shared facts, Mr. President, our democracy will not last," Flake said.

He criticized the President for calling the news media the "enemy of the people," calling it "an assault as unprecedented as it is unwarranted."

..."It is a testament to the condition of our democracy that our own President uses words infamously spoken by Joseph Stalin to describe his enemies," he said. "It bears noting that so fraught with malice was the phrase 'enemy of the people,' that even Nikita Khrushchev forbade its use, telling the Soviet Communist Party that the phrase had been introduced by Stalin for the purpose of 'annihilating such individuals' who disagreed with the supreme leader."
Lots more: Jeff Flake rips Trump in Senate speech - CNNPolitics

Some people have no shame, and that includes grandstand master Flake. Comparing a sitting prez to a dictator while climbing up Cuba's human rights violators asses is no accomplishment and nothing to be applauded.
Now of course, any time the previous prez was criticized, his posse quickly yelled "racist" in his defense. So there is that.
Does anyone recall Alito yelling "you lie" and the uproar that ensued? Yet here we are, congratulating the soon has been Senator for doing much worse. The hypocrisy is just amazing.

RNG January 17th, 2018 10:00 AM

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Originally Posted by Lovebug (Post 1134904)
Some people have no shame, and that includes grandstand master Flake. Comparing a sitting prez to a dictator while climbing up Cuba's human rights violators asses is no accomplishment and nothing to be applauded.
Now of course, any time the previous prez was criticized, his posse quickly yelled "racist" in his defense. So there is that.
Does anyone recall Alito yelling "you lie" and the uproar that ensued? Yet here we are, congratulating the soon has been Senator for doing much worse. The hypocrisy is just amazing.

When did Alito ever do that? You're wrong.

BubbaJones January 17th, 2018 10:01 AM

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Originally Posted by justoneman (Post 1134893)
Oh I thought this was going to be a thread about Obama. Never mind.

Excuse me ?? TRUMPLETHINSKIN !!!!! Is the PERFECT description of Trump and is narcissistic paranoia !!!

Every president, hell every politician, gets criticism. It comes with the job. Never in my entire life have I seen a politician SOOOOOOOOOO defensive !! SOOOO unbelievably thin skinned. Trump simply cannot take ANY sort of criticism. The sad part is, HE IS HIS OWN WORST ENEMY. His off the cuff and off script tangents when speaking publicly and his own twitter feeds are the biggest sources of criticism.

Lovebug January 17th, 2018 10:01 AM

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Originally Posted by RNG (Post 1134909)
When did Alito ever do that? You're wrong.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4pB5uR3zgsA

BubbaJones January 17th, 2018 10:17 AM

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Originally Posted by Lovebug (Post 1134911)

Actually dipstick it was Joe Wilson from South Carolina that yelled "you lie", not justice Alito. Alito mouthed the words but said nothing. This is the third or fourth time you've made this erroneous assertion.

RNG January 17th, 2018 10:31 AM

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Originally Posted by Lovebug (Post 1134911)

He mouthed it, maybe. He didn't shout it. That was a different Republican asshole.

Updike January 17th, 2018 10:35 AM

LOL @Flake.

The MSM has been on a riot of anti Trump stories since before he won, and have upped that since he did win. To the tune of 90%+ negative stories. All we need to see is the insanity in the MSM over Trump's medical reports, the MSM lost it again. Or CNN repeating the phrase 'shit hole' hundreds of times. It is MSM insanity.


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