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Left wing liberal, huh?

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I have been a Republican as long as I can remember. Joining the Grand Old Party seemed like a natural choice for someone like me who fled the Soviet Union as a boy and came to Los Angeles with his mother and grandmother in 1976. Refugees from communism, whether from Russia or Cuba, generally oppose socialism and embrace conservative political views.

My allegiance to the GOP was cemented during the 1980s, when I was in high school and college and Ronald Reagan was in the White House. For me, Reagan was what John F. Kennedy had been to an earlier generation: an inspirational figure who shaped my worldview. Reagan had his faults, like JFK, but he was optimistic and gentlemanly. He was pro-free trade and pro-immigration. He believed in limited government at home and American leadership abroad.

That's what I believed in too — and that's what I thought the Republican Party stood for. That's why, despite my disagreements with social conservatives, I worked as a foreign policy advisor to John McCain in 2008, Mitt Romney in 2012 and Marco Rubio this year. All of those candidates, different as they were, recognizably represented Reagan Republicanism.

For the time being, at least, that Republican Party is dead. It was wounded by the tea party absolutists who insisted on political purity and rejected any compromise. Now it has been killed by Donald Trump.

[grahamhancock.com]

Sadly, Cal,

You've left the conservatives and just become another Trumper who doesn't read.

Ray

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Truth About Trump 1070 WhoWeird 08-May-19 14:44
Re: Truth About Trump 183 WhoWeird 08-May-19 14:58
Re: Truth About Trump 137 Nolondil 08-May-19 15:03
Re: Truth About Trump 152 WhoWeird 08-May-19 15:12
Re: Truth About Trump 139 Nolondil 08-May-19 15:06
Re: Truth About Trump 114 WhoWeird 08-May-19 15:13
Just Admit It... 123 WhoWeird 08-May-19 15:31
How Many... 135 WhoWeird 08-May-19 15:35
What An Absolute Joke... 125 WhoWeird 08-May-19 18:11
Re: Truth About Trump 136 calisurfer30 09-May-19 00:43
Re: Truth About Trump 153 WhoWeird 09-May-19 01:54
Donald's financial woes 150 drrayeye 11-May-19 21:43
Re: Donald's financial woes 124 Archaic 12-May-19 23:02
Re: Donald's financial woes 113 WhoWeird 12-May-19 23:40
Re: Donald's financial woes 114 Nolondil 13-May-19 02:35
Re: Donald's financial woes 124 WhoWeird 13-May-19 02:48
Right now 94 drrayeye 13-May-19 18:00
There's also Donald Jr. 110 drrayeye 12-May-19 22:38
Re: There's also Donald Jr. 134 WhoWeird 12-May-19 22:46
Yes 116 drrayeye 12-May-19 22:57
Another sacrificial lamb? 114 drrayeye 12-May-19 23:15
Re: Another sacrificial lamb? 75 calisurfer30 22-May-19 00:17
That was a joke 74 drrayeye 22-May-19 02:45
Think about it... 101 WhoWeird 13-May-19 02:28
Trump creates myths about himself 158 drrayeye 15-May-19 03:23
Re: Trump creates myths about himself 121 adequatedane 15-May-19 13:54
Re: Trump creates myths about himself 153 drrayeye 15-May-19 14:07
Re: Trump creates myths about himself 110 adequatedane 15-May-19 16:46
I'm not a lefterall 115 drrayeye 15-May-19 18:45
Re: I'm not a lefterall 153 WhoWeird 15-May-19 19:09
Trump laughing 103 drrayeye 15-May-19 20:51
Re: Trump laughing 145 WhoWeird 15-May-19 21:12
Re: Trump laughing 111 Lost_In_Place 15-May-19 23:21
Re: Trump laughing 102 WhoWeird 15-May-19 23:32
Re: Trump laughing 105 Lost_In_Place 16-May-19 01:30
another Trumper 90 drrayeye 16-May-19 03:50
Re: I'm not a lefterall 100 adequatedane 16-May-19 03:51
Re: Trump creates myths about himself 129 calisurfer30 16-May-19 00:07
I read the Mueller report 98 drrayeye 16-May-19 03:53
Re: I read the Mueller report 96 adequatedane 16-May-19 12:46
Re: I read the Mueller report 99 Warwick 20-May-19 18:25
Re: I read the Mueller report 92 Archaic 17-May-19 03:50
Re: I read the Mueller report 79 WhoWeird 17-May-19 08:07
Re: I read the Mueller report 100 drrayeye 17-May-19 11:56
Re: I read the Mueller report 78 calisurfer30 21-May-19 23:23
In a bubble 86 drrayeye 22-May-19 00:24
Re: In a bubble 83 WhoWeird 22-May-19 00:49
Virtue Signal 80 calisurfer30 22-May-19 00:55
Nope 87 calisurfer30 22-May-19 00:54
MAX BOOT 82 drrayeye 22-May-19 02:43
Re: MAX BOOT 87 WhoWeird 22-May-19 10:14
Not a nice thing to say about Donald, 82 drrayeye 16-May-19 19:20
on the other hand, there's Donald, Jr. . . . 78 drrayeye 16-May-19 22:50
Re: on the other hand, there's Donald, Jr. . . . 98 WhoWeird 16-May-19 22:55
Re: on the other hand, there's Donald, Jr. . . . 85 drrayeye 16-May-19 23:40
Re: on the other hand, there's Donald, Jr. . . . 94 Archaic 17-May-19 03:48
Re: on the other hand, there's Donald, Jr. . . . 97 Archaic 17-May-19 03:42
The latest victims 103 drrayeye 19-May-19 04:45
Re: The latest victims 96 adequatedane 20-May-19 11:35
Re: The latest victims 102 drrayeye 21-May-19 15:10
Re: The latest victims 88 adequatedane 22-May-19 13:27
Good points 79 drrayeye 23-May-19 04:07
Re: Good points 78 adequatedane 23-May-19 12:09
Latest truth check for Donald 88 drrayeye 23-May-19 04:01
Re: Latest truth check for Donald 83 adequatedane 23-May-19 13:28
apologetics 103 drrayeye 23-May-19 17:45
Knowledgeable 80 adequatedane 24-May-19 13:03
Re: Knowledgeable 76 WhoWeird 24-May-19 13:08
Re: Knowledgeable 73 adequatedane 24-May-19 22:47
Re: Knowledgeable 82 WhoWeird 24-May-19 22:51
Just Deflection 72 adequatedane 25-May-19 13:31
Bias 84 drrayeye 24-May-19 14:36
Re: Bias 89 ldennyjr 24-May-19 14:42
Truth about Trump? 78 drrayeye 24-May-19 23:50
Re: Latest truth check for Donald 91 ldennyjr 24-May-19 14:18
Re: Latest truth check for Donald 81 adequatedane 24-May-19 23:07
Truth About Trump Tower--Moscow 133 drrayeye 24-May-19 04:36
A Wasteful Read 80 adequatedane 25-May-19 13:58
Character 81 drrayeye 25-May-19 15:49
What About Your Character? 75 adequatedane 26-May-19 12:52
Evidence? 85 drrayeye 26-May-19 15:06
Re: Evidence? 89 adequatedane 27-May-19 13:54
Re: Evidence? 99 WhoWeird 27-May-19 14:10
Re: Evidence? 98 adequatedane 27-May-19 22:43
Re: Evidence for Dimwits? 105 Barbelo 28-May-19 03:13
Re: Evidence for Dimwits? 92 WhoWeird 28-May-19 05:23
Re: Evidence for Dimwits? 108 Barbelo 28-May-19 10:45
FWIW 100 Warwick 28-May-19 17:12
Re: FWIW 95 WhoWeird 28-May-19 17:36
Re: FWIW 94 Barbelo 28-May-19 20:47
Re: FWIW 94 WhoWeird 28-May-19 21:12
Re: FWIW 80 Warwick 29-May-19 16:52
Re: FWIW 85 Warwick 29-May-19 16:43
Re: FWIW 89 Sirfiroth 29-May-19 18:25
Stay tuned 113 drrayeye 29-May-19 18:31
Re: Evidence for Dimwits? 102 Nolondil 28-May-19 23:58
Re: Evidence for Dimwits? 91 WhoWeird 29-May-19 00:09
Re: Evidence for Dimwits? 97 Barbelo 29-May-19 01:26
Are you prepared to debate Donald? 89 drrayeye 29-May-19 04:43
Re: Evidence for Dimwits? 95 WhoWeird 29-May-19 06:34
Re: A Wasteful Read 89 ldennyjr 25-May-19 16:12
Re: A Wasteful Read 84 WhoWeird 25-May-19 17:00
Please stay on topic 88 drrayeye 25-May-19 20:55
Not so 89 drrayeye 26-May-19 01:54
Jon Voight Calls Trump ‘the Greatest President Since Abraham Lincoln’ 112 drrayeye 26-May-19 21:21


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