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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 1009 WhoWeird 08-May-19 14:44
Re: Truth About Trump 150 WhoWeird 08-May-19 14:58
Re: Truth About Trump 121 Nolondil 08-May-19 15:03
Re: Truth About Trump 124 WhoWeird 08-May-19 15:12
Re: Truth About Trump 124 Nolondil 08-May-19 15:06
Re: Truth About Trump 97 WhoWeird 08-May-19 15:13
Just Admit It... 103 WhoWeird 08-May-19 15:31
How Many... 116 WhoWeird 08-May-19 15:35
What An Absolute Joke... 106 WhoWeird 08-May-19 18:11
Re: Truth About Trump 121 calisurfer30 09-May-19 00:43
Re: Truth About Trump 125 WhoWeird 09-May-19 01:54
Donald's financial woes 121 drrayeye 11-May-19 21:43
Re: Donald's financial woes 106 Archaic 12-May-19 23:02
Re: Donald's financial woes 97 WhoWeird 12-May-19 23:40
Re: Donald's financial woes 97 Nolondil 13-May-19 02:35
Re: Donald's financial woes 99 WhoWeird 13-May-19 02:48
Right now 79 drrayeye 13-May-19 18:00
There's also Donald Jr. 95 drrayeye 12-May-19 22:38
Re: There's also Donald Jr. 102 WhoWeird 12-May-19 22:46
Yes 101 drrayeye 12-May-19 22:57
Another sacrificial lamb? 98 drrayeye 12-May-19 23:15
Re: Another sacrificial lamb? 63 calisurfer30 22-May-19 00:17
That was a joke 59 drrayeye 22-May-19 02:45
Think about it... 89 WhoWeird 13-May-19 02:28
Trump creates myths about himself 128 drrayeye 15-May-19 03:23
Re: Trump creates myths about himself 102 adequatedane 15-May-19 13:54
Re: Trump creates myths about himself 119 drrayeye 15-May-19 14:07
Re: Trump creates myths about himself 95 adequatedane 15-May-19 16:46
I'm not a lefterall 99 drrayeye 15-May-19 18:45
Re: I'm not a lefterall 121 WhoWeird 15-May-19 19:09
Trump laughing 90 drrayeye 15-May-19 20:51
Re: Trump laughing 118 WhoWeird 15-May-19 21:12
Re: Trump laughing 92 Lost_In_Place 15-May-19 23:21
Re: Trump laughing 87 WhoWeird 15-May-19 23:32
Re: Trump laughing 88 Lost_In_Place 16-May-19 01:30
another Trumper 73 drrayeye 16-May-19 03:50
Re: I'm not a lefterall 78 adequatedane 16-May-19 03:51
Re: Trump creates myths about himself 113 calisurfer30 16-May-19 00:07
I read the Mueller report 81 drrayeye 16-May-19 03:53
Re: I read the Mueller report 80 adequatedane 16-May-19 12:46
Re: I read the Mueller report 81 Warwick 20-May-19 18:25
Re: I read the Mueller report 75 Archaic 17-May-19 03:50
Re: I read the Mueller report 67 WhoWeird 17-May-19 08:07
Re: I read the Mueller report 84 drrayeye 17-May-19 11:56
Re: I read the Mueller report 67 calisurfer30 21-May-19 23:23
In a bubble 72 drrayeye 22-May-19 00:24
Re: In a bubble 67 WhoWeird 22-May-19 00:49
Virtue Signal 68 calisurfer30 22-May-19 00:55
Nope 74 calisurfer30 22-May-19 00:54
MAX BOOT 69 drrayeye 22-May-19 02:43
Re: MAX BOOT 70 WhoWeird 22-May-19 10:14
Not a nice thing to say about Donald, 72 drrayeye 16-May-19 19:20
on the other hand, there's Donald, Jr. . . . 70 drrayeye 16-May-19 22:50
Re: on the other hand, there's Donald, Jr. . . . 85 WhoWeird 16-May-19 22:55
Re: on the other hand, there's Donald, Jr. . . . 74 drrayeye 16-May-19 23:40
Re: on the other hand, there's Donald, Jr. . . . 81 Archaic 17-May-19 03:48
Re: on the other hand, there's Donald, Jr. . . . 85 Archaic 17-May-19 03:42
The latest victims 90 drrayeye 19-May-19 04:45
Re: The latest victims 82 adequatedane 20-May-19 11:35
Re: The latest victims 92 drrayeye 21-May-19 15:10
Re: The latest victims 74 adequatedane 22-May-19 13:27
Good points 68 drrayeye 23-May-19 04:07
Re: Good points 64 adequatedane 23-May-19 12:09
Latest truth check for Donald 74 drrayeye 23-May-19 04:01
Re: Latest truth check for Donald 72 adequatedane 23-May-19 13:28
apologetics 71 drrayeye 23-May-19 17:45
Knowledgeable 64 adequatedane 24-May-19 13:03
Re: Knowledgeable 67 WhoWeird 24-May-19 13:08
Re: Knowledgeable 63 adequatedane 24-May-19 22:47
Re: Knowledgeable 65 WhoWeird 24-May-19 22:51
Just Deflection 59 adequatedane 25-May-19 13:31
Bias 68 drrayeye 24-May-19 14:36
Re: Bias 74 ldennyjr 24-May-19 14:42
Truth about Trump? 65 drrayeye 24-May-19 23:50
Re: Latest truth check for Donald 73 ldennyjr 24-May-19 14:18
Re: Latest truth check for Donald 64 adequatedane 24-May-19 23:07
Truth About Trump Tower--Moscow 90 drrayeye 24-May-19 04:36
A Wasteful Read 66 adequatedane 25-May-19 13:58
Character 66 drrayeye 25-May-19 15:49
What About Your Character? 66 adequatedane 26-May-19 12:52
Evidence? 74 drrayeye 26-May-19 15:06
Re: Evidence? 73 adequatedane 27-May-19 13:54
Re: Evidence? 83 WhoWeird 27-May-19 14:10
Re: Evidence? 87 adequatedane 27-May-19 22:43
Re: Evidence for Dimwits? 90 Barbelo 28-May-19 03:13
Re: Evidence for Dimwits? 78 WhoWeird 28-May-19 05:23
Re: Evidence for Dimwits? 89 Barbelo 28-May-19 10:45
FWIW 80 Warwick 28-May-19 17:12
Re: FWIW 76 WhoWeird 28-May-19 17:36
Re: FWIW 77 Barbelo 28-May-19 20:47
Re: FWIW 76 WhoWeird 28-May-19 21:12
Re: FWIW 68 Warwick 29-May-19 16:52
Re: FWIW 74 Warwick 29-May-19 16:43
Re: FWIW 75 Sirfiroth 29-May-19 18:25
Stay tuned 98 drrayeye 29-May-19 18:31
Re: Evidence for Dimwits? 85 Nolondil 28-May-19 23:58
Re: Evidence for Dimwits? 73 WhoWeird 29-May-19 00:09
Re: Evidence for Dimwits? 77 Barbelo 29-May-19 01:26
Are you prepared to debate Donald? 71 drrayeye 29-May-19 04:43
Re: Evidence for Dimwits? 77 WhoWeird 29-May-19 06:34
Re: A Wasteful Read 78 ldennyjr 25-May-19 16:12
Re: A Wasteful Read 67 WhoWeird 25-May-19 17:00
Please stay on topic 75 drrayeye 25-May-19 20:55
Not so 74 drrayeye 26-May-19 01:54
Jon Voight Calls Trump ‘the Greatest President Since Abraham Lincoln’ 90 drrayeye 26-May-19 21:21


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