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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 1161 WhoWeird 08-May-19 14:44
Re: Truth About Trump 225 WhoWeird 08-May-19 14:58
Re: Truth About Trump 184 Nolondil 08-May-19 15:03
Re: Truth About Trump 200 WhoWeird 08-May-19 15:12
Re: Truth About Trump 195 Nolondil 08-May-19 15:06
Re: Truth About Trump 161 WhoWeird 08-May-19 15:13
Just Admit It... 171 WhoWeird 08-May-19 15:31
How Many... 185 WhoWeird 08-May-19 15:35
What An Absolute Joke... 167 WhoWeird 08-May-19 18:11
Re: Truth About Trump 185 calisurfer30 09-May-19 00:43
Re: Truth About Trump 200 WhoWeird 09-May-19 01:54
Donald's financial woes 200 drrayeye 11-May-19 21:43
Re: Donald's financial woes 172 Archaic 12-May-19 23:02
Re: Donald's financial woes 161 WhoWeird 12-May-19 23:40
Re: Donald's financial woes 174 Nolondil 13-May-19 02:35
Re: Donald's financial woes 178 WhoWeird 13-May-19 02:48
Right now 139 drrayeye 13-May-19 18:00
There's also Donald Jr. 148 drrayeye 12-May-19 22:38
Re: There's also Donald Jr. 204 WhoWeird 12-May-19 22:46
Yes 153 drrayeye 12-May-19 22:57
Another sacrificial lamb? 160 drrayeye 12-May-19 23:15
Re: Another sacrificial lamb? 115 calisurfer30 22-May-19 00:17
That was a joke 102 drrayeye 22-May-19 02:45
Think about it... 143 WhoWeird 13-May-19 02:28
Trump creates myths about himself 202 drrayeye 15-May-19 03:23
Re: Trump creates myths about himself 194 adequatedane 15-May-19 13:54
Re: Trump creates myths about himself 199 drrayeye 15-May-19 14:07
Re: Trump creates myths about himself 147 adequatedane 15-May-19 16:46
I'm not a lefterall 175 drrayeye 15-May-19 18:45
Re: I'm not a lefterall 185 WhoWeird 15-May-19 19:09
Trump laughing 152 drrayeye 15-May-19 20:51
Re: Trump laughing 185 WhoWeird 15-May-19 21:12
Re: Trump laughing 157 Lost_In_Place 15-May-19 23:21
Re: Trump laughing 142 WhoWeird 15-May-19 23:32
Re: Trump laughing 145 Lost_In_Place 16-May-19 01:30
another Trumper 110 drrayeye 16-May-19 03:50
Re: I'm not a lefterall 132 adequatedane 16-May-19 03:51
Re: Trump creates myths about himself 176 calisurfer30 16-May-19 00:07
I read the Mueller report 132 drrayeye 16-May-19 03:53
Re: I read the Mueller report 131 adequatedane 16-May-19 12:46
Re: I read the Mueller report 144 Warwick 20-May-19 18:25
Re: I read the Mueller report 130 Archaic 17-May-19 03:50
Re: I read the Mueller report 121 WhoWeird 17-May-19 08:07
Re: I read the Mueller report 142 drrayeye 17-May-19 11:56
Re: I read the Mueller report 117 calisurfer30 21-May-19 23:23
In a bubble 130 drrayeye 22-May-19 00:24
Re: In a bubble 120 WhoWeird 22-May-19 00:49
Virtue Signal 118 calisurfer30 22-May-19 00:55
Nope 130 calisurfer30 22-May-19 00:54
MAX BOOT 115 drrayeye 22-May-19 02:43
Re: MAX BOOT 110 WhoWeird 22-May-19 10:14
Not a nice thing to say about Donald, 111 drrayeye 16-May-19 19:20
on the other hand, there's Donald, Jr. . . . 108 drrayeye 16-May-19 22:50
Re: on the other hand, there's Donald, Jr. . . . 132 WhoWeird 16-May-19 22:55
Re: on the other hand, there's Donald, Jr. . . . 117 drrayeye 16-May-19 23:40
Re: on the other hand, there's Donald, Jr. . . . 129 Archaic 17-May-19 03:48
Re: on the other hand, there's Donald, Jr. . . . 139 Archaic 17-May-19 03:42
The latest victims 131 drrayeye 19-May-19 04:45
Re: The latest victims 133 adequatedane 20-May-19 11:35
Re: The latest victims 143 drrayeye 21-May-19 15:10
Re: The latest victims 124 adequatedane 22-May-19 13:27
Good points 112 drrayeye 23-May-19 04:07
Re: Good points 109 adequatedane 23-May-19 12:09
Latest truth check for Donald 119 drrayeye 23-May-19 04:01
Re: Latest truth check for Donald 116 adequatedane 23-May-19 13:28
apologetics 131 drrayeye 23-May-19 17:45
Knowledgeable 116 adequatedane 24-May-19 13:03
Re: Knowledgeable 110 WhoWeird 24-May-19 13:08
Re: Knowledgeable 104 adequatedane 24-May-19 22:47
Re: Knowledgeable 123 WhoWeird 24-May-19 22:51
Just Deflection 104 adequatedane 25-May-19 13:31
Bias 122 drrayeye 24-May-19 14:36
Re: Bias 110 ldennyjr 24-May-19 14:42
Truth about Trump? 119 drrayeye 24-May-19 23:50
Re: Latest truth check for Donald 114 ldennyjr 24-May-19 14:18
Re: Latest truth check for Donald 117 adequatedane 24-May-19 23:07
Truth About Trump Tower--Moscow 178 drrayeye 24-May-19 04:36
A Wasteful Read 110 adequatedane 25-May-19 13:58
Character 120 drrayeye 25-May-19 15:49
What About Your Character? 106 adequatedane 26-May-19 12:52
Evidence? 128 drrayeye 26-May-19 15:06
Re: Evidence? 136 adequatedane 27-May-19 13:54
Re: Evidence? 152 WhoWeird 27-May-19 14:10
Re: Evidence? 137 adequatedane 27-May-19 22:43
Re: Evidence for Dimwits? 147 Barbelo 28-May-19 03:13
Re: Evidence for Dimwits? 133 WhoWeird 28-May-19 05:23
Re: Evidence for Dimwits? 153 Barbelo 28-May-19 10:45
FWIW 138 Warwick 28-May-19 17:12
Re: FWIW 143 WhoWeird 28-May-19 17:36
Re: FWIW 140 Barbelo 28-May-19 20:47
Re: FWIW 139 WhoWeird 28-May-19 21:12
Re: FWIW 127 Warwick 29-May-19 16:52
Re: FWIW 128 Warwick 29-May-19 16:43
Re: FWIW 129 Sirfiroth 29-May-19 18:25
Stay tuned 159 drrayeye 29-May-19 18:31
Re: Evidence for Dimwits? 163 Nolondil 28-May-19 23:58
Re: Evidence for Dimwits? 133 WhoWeird 29-May-19 00:09
Re: Evidence for Dimwits? 146 Barbelo 29-May-19 01:26
Are you prepared to debate Donald? 140 drrayeye 29-May-19 04:43
Re: Evidence for Dimwits? 137 WhoWeird 29-May-19 06:34
Re: A Wasteful Read 109 ldennyjr 25-May-19 16:12
Re: A Wasteful Read 117 WhoWeird 25-May-19 17:00
Please stay on topic 127 drrayeye 25-May-19 20:55
Not so 135 drrayeye 26-May-19 01:54
Jon Voight Calls Trump ‘the Greatest President Since Abraham Lincoln’ 156 drrayeye 26-May-19 21:21


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