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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 1183 WhoWeird 08-May-19 14:44
Re: Truth About Trump 233 WhoWeird 08-May-19 14:58
Re: Truth About Trump 191 Nolondil 08-May-19 15:03
Re: Truth About Trump 207 WhoWeird 08-May-19 15:12
Re: Truth About Trump 201 Nolondil 08-May-19 15:06
Re: Truth About Trump 169 WhoWeird 08-May-19 15:13
Just Admit It... 181 WhoWeird 08-May-19 15:31
How Many... 195 WhoWeird 08-May-19 15:35
What An Absolute Joke... 178 WhoWeird 08-May-19 18:11
Re: Truth About Trump 193 calisurfer30 09-May-19 00:43
Re: Truth About Trump 206 WhoWeird 09-May-19 01:54
Donald's financial woes 206 drrayeye 11-May-19 21:43
Re: Donald's financial woes 179 Archaic 12-May-19 23:02
Re: Donald's financial woes 168 WhoWeird 12-May-19 23:40
Re: Donald's financial woes 190 Nolondil 13-May-19 02:35
Re: Donald's financial woes 194 WhoWeird 13-May-19 02:48
Right now 149 drrayeye 13-May-19 18:00
There's also Donald Jr. 155 drrayeye 12-May-19 22:38
Re: There's also Donald Jr. 217 WhoWeird 12-May-19 22:46
Yes 161 drrayeye 12-May-19 22:57
Another sacrificial lamb? 169 drrayeye 12-May-19 23:15
Re: Another sacrificial lamb? 121 calisurfer30 22-May-19 00:17
That was a joke 107 drrayeye 22-May-19 02:45
Think about it... 151 WhoWeird 13-May-19 02:28
Trump creates myths about himself 210 drrayeye 15-May-19 03:23
Re: Trump creates myths about himself 208 adequatedane 15-May-19 13:54
Re: Trump creates myths about himself 205 drrayeye 15-May-19 14:07
Re: Trump creates myths about himself 156 adequatedane 15-May-19 16:46
I'm not a lefterall 182 drrayeye 15-May-19 18:45
Re: I'm not a lefterall 193 WhoWeird 15-May-19 19:09
Trump laughing 160 drrayeye 15-May-19 20:51
Re: Trump laughing 192 WhoWeird 15-May-19 21:12
Re: Trump laughing 162 Lost_In_Place 15-May-19 23:21
Re: Trump laughing 149 WhoWeird 15-May-19 23:32
Re: Trump laughing 152 Lost_In_Place 16-May-19 01:30
another Trumper 119 drrayeye 16-May-19 03:50
Re: I'm not a lefterall 139 adequatedane 16-May-19 03:51
Re: Trump creates myths about himself 184 calisurfer30 16-May-19 00:07
I read the Mueller report 138 drrayeye 16-May-19 03:53
Re: I read the Mueller report 141 adequatedane 16-May-19 12:46
Re: I read the Mueller report 151 Warwick 20-May-19 18:25
Re: I read the Mueller report 137 Archaic 17-May-19 03:50
Re: I read the Mueller report 128 WhoWeird 17-May-19 08:07
Re: I read the Mueller report 149 drrayeye 17-May-19 11:56
Re: I read the Mueller report 126 calisurfer30 21-May-19 23:23
In a bubble 137 drrayeye 22-May-19 00:24
Re: In a bubble 128 WhoWeird 22-May-19 00:49
Virtue Signal 125 calisurfer30 22-May-19 00:55
Nope 135 calisurfer30 22-May-19 00:54
MAX BOOT 122 drrayeye 22-May-19 02:43
Re: MAX BOOT 116 WhoWeird 22-May-19 10:14
Not a nice thing to say about Donald, 117 drrayeye 16-May-19 19:20
on the other hand, there's Donald, Jr. . . . 117 drrayeye 16-May-19 22:50
Re: on the other hand, there's Donald, Jr. . . . 138 WhoWeird 16-May-19 22:55
Re: on the other hand, there's Donald, Jr. . . . 123 drrayeye 16-May-19 23:40
Re: on the other hand, there's Donald, Jr. . . . 135 Archaic 17-May-19 03:48
Re: on the other hand, there's Donald, Jr. . . . 147 Archaic 17-May-19 03:42
The latest victims 137 drrayeye 19-May-19 04:45
Re: The latest victims 142 adequatedane 20-May-19 11:35
Re: The latest victims 153 drrayeye 21-May-19 15:10
Re: The latest victims 130 adequatedane 22-May-19 13:27
Good points 118 drrayeye 23-May-19 04:07
Re: Good points 116 adequatedane 23-May-19 12:09
Latest truth check for Donald 126 drrayeye 23-May-19 04:01
Re: Latest truth check for Donald 123 adequatedane 23-May-19 13:28
apologetics 139 drrayeye 23-May-19 17:45
Knowledgeable 124 adequatedane 24-May-19 13:03
Re: Knowledgeable 116 WhoWeird 24-May-19 13:08
Re: Knowledgeable 110 adequatedane 24-May-19 22:47
Re: Knowledgeable 131 WhoWeird 24-May-19 22:51
Just Deflection 111 adequatedane 25-May-19 13:31
Bias 128 drrayeye 24-May-19 14:36
Re: Bias 117 ldennyjr 24-May-19 14:42
Truth about Trump? 128 drrayeye 24-May-19 23:50
Re: Latest truth check for Donald 122 ldennyjr 24-May-19 14:18
Re: Latest truth check for Donald 126 adequatedane 24-May-19 23:07
Truth About Trump Tower--Moscow 189 drrayeye 24-May-19 04:36
A Wasteful Read 115 adequatedane 25-May-19 13:58
Character 127 drrayeye 25-May-19 15:49
What About Your Character? 114 adequatedane 26-May-19 12:52
Evidence? 137 drrayeye 26-May-19 15:06
Re: Evidence? 142 adequatedane 27-May-19 13:54
Re: Evidence? 159 WhoWeird 27-May-19 14:10
Re: Evidence? 146 adequatedane 27-May-19 22:43
Re: Evidence for Dimwits? 154 Barbelo 28-May-19 03:13
Re: Evidence for Dimwits? 142 WhoWeird 28-May-19 05:23
Re: Evidence for Dimwits? 161 Barbelo 28-May-19 10:45
FWIW 144 Warwick 28-May-19 17:12
Re: FWIW 157 WhoWeird 28-May-19 17:36
Re: FWIW 152 Barbelo 28-May-19 20:47
Re: FWIW 147 WhoWeird 28-May-19 21:12
Re: FWIW 134 Warwick 29-May-19 16:52
Re: FWIW 138 Warwick 29-May-19 16:43
Re: FWIW 136 Sirfiroth 29-May-19 18:25
Stay tuned 168 drrayeye 29-May-19 18:31
Re: Evidence for Dimwits? 171 Nolondil 28-May-19 23:58
Re: Evidence for Dimwits? 142 WhoWeird 29-May-19 00:09
Re: Evidence for Dimwits? 153 Barbelo 29-May-19 01:26
Are you prepared to debate Donald? 147 drrayeye 29-May-19 04:43
Re: Evidence for Dimwits? 143 WhoWeird 29-May-19 06:34
Re: A Wasteful Read 116 ldennyjr 25-May-19 16:12
Re: A Wasteful Read 123 WhoWeird 25-May-19 17:00
Please stay on topic 132 drrayeye 25-May-19 20:55
Not so 141 drrayeye 26-May-19 01:54
Jon Voight Calls Trump ‘the Greatest President Since Abraham Lincoln’ 165 drrayeye 26-May-19 21:21


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