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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 1232 WhoWeird 08-May-19 14:44
Re: Truth About Trump 263 WhoWeird 08-May-19 14:58
Re: Truth About Trump 220 Nolondil 08-May-19 15:03
Re: Truth About Trump 234 WhoWeird 08-May-19 15:12
Re: Truth About Trump 234 Nolondil 08-May-19 15:06
Re: Truth About Trump 197 WhoWeird 08-May-19 15:13
Just Admit It... 207 WhoWeird 08-May-19 15:31
How Many... 222 WhoWeird 08-May-19 15:35
What An Absolute Joke... 202 WhoWeird 08-May-19 18:11
Re: Truth About Trump 233 calisurfer30 09-May-19 00:43
Re: Truth About Trump 243 WhoWeird 09-May-19 01:54
Donald's financial woes 235 drrayeye 11-May-19 21:43
Re: Donald's financial woes 205 Archaic 12-May-19 23:02
Re: Donald's financial woes 199 WhoWeird 12-May-19 23:40
Re: Donald's financial woes 217 Nolondil 13-May-19 02:35
Re: Donald's financial woes 223 WhoWeird 13-May-19 02:48
Right now 175 drrayeye 13-May-19 18:00
There's also Donald Jr. 187 drrayeye 12-May-19 22:38
Re: There's also Donald Jr. 243 WhoWeird 12-May-19 22:46
Yes 187 drrayeye 12-May-19 22:57
Another sacrificial lamb? 193 drrayeye 12-May-19 23:15
Re: Another sacrificial lamb? 150 calisurfer30 22-May-19 00:17
That was a joke 130 drrayeye 22-May-19 02:45
Think about it... 176 WhoWeird 13-May-19 02:28
Trump creates myths about himself 249 drrayeye 15-May-19 03:23
Re: Trump creates myths about himself 243 adequatedane 15-May-19 13:54
Re: Trump creates myths about himself 237 drrayeye 15-May-19 14:07
Re: Trump creates myths about himself 177 adequatedane 15-May-19 16:46
I'm not a lefterall 218 drrayeye 15-May-19 18:45
Re: I'm not a lefterall 223 WhoWeird 15-May-19 19:09
Trump laughing 190 drrayeye 15-May-19 20:51
Re: Trump laughing 226 WhoWeird 15-May-19 21:12
Re: Trump laughing 194 Lost_In_Place 15-May-19 23:21
Re: Trump laughing 169 WhoWeird 15-May-19 23:32
Re: Trump laughing 177 Lost_In_Place 16-May-19 01:30
another Trumper 143 drrayeye 16-May-19 03:50
Re: I'm not a lefterall 162 adequatedane 16-May-19 03:51
Re: Trump creates myths about himself 215 calisurfer30 16-May-19 00:07
I read the Mueller report 162 drrayeye 16-May-19 03:53
Re: I read the Mueller report 165 adequatedane 16-May-19 12:46
Re: I read the Mueller report 178 Warwick 20-May-19 18:25
Re: I read the Mueller report 161 Archaic 17-May-19 03:50
Re: I read the Mueller report 156 WhoWeird 17-May-19 08:07
Re: I read the Mueller report 178 drrayeye 17-May-19 11:56
Re: I read the Mueller report 162 calisurfer30 21-May-19 23:23
In a bubble 162 drrayeye 22-May-19 00:24
Re: In a bubble 154 WhoWeird 22-May-19 00:49
Virtue Signal 154 calisurfer30 22-May-19 00:55
Nope 171 calisurfer30 22-May-19 00:54
MAX BOOT 145 drrayeye 22-May-19 02:43
Re: MAX BOOT 142 WhoWeird 22-May-19 10:14
Not a nice thing to say about Donald, 143 drrayeye 16-May-19 19:20
on the other hand, there's Donald, Jr. . . . 135 drrayeye 16-May-19 22:50
Re: on the other hand, there's Donald, Jr. . . . 158 WhoWeird 16-May-19 22:55
Re: on the other hand, there's Donald, Jr. . . . 143 drrayeye 16-May-19 23:40
Re: on the other hand, there's Donald, Jr. . . . 157 Archaic 17-May-19 03:48
Re: on the other hand, there's Donald, Jr. . . . 166 Archaic 17-May-19 03:42
The latest victims 161 drrayeye 19-May-19 04:45
Re: The latest victims 161 adequatedane 20-May-19 11:35
Re: The latest victims 184 drrayeye 21-May-19 15:10
Re: The latest victims 148 adequatedane 22-May-19 13:27
Good points 144 drrayeye 23-May-19 04:07
Re: Good points 142 adequatedane 23-May-19 12:09
Latest truth check for Donald 146 drrayeye 23-May-19 04:01
Re: Latest truth check for Donald 150 adequatedane 23-May-19 13:28
apologetics 164 drrayeye 23-May-19 17:45
Knowledgeable 147 adequatedane 24-May-19 13:03
Re: Knowledgeable 141 WhoWeird 24-May-19 13:08
Re: Knowledgeable 134 adequatedane 24-May-19 22:47
Re: Knowledgeable 160 WhoWeird 24-May-19 22:51
Just Deflection 137 adequatedane 25-May-19 13:31
Bias 156 drrayeye 24-May-19 14:36
Re: Bias 139 ldennyjr 24-May-19 14:42
Truth about Trump? 151 drrayeye 24-May-19 23:50
Re: Latest truth check for Donald 144 ldennyjr 24-May-19 14:18
Re: Latest truth check for Donald 152 adequatedane 24-May-19 23:07
Truth About Trump Tower--Moscow 219 drrayeye 24-May-19 04:36
A Wasteful Read 141 adequatedane 25-May-19 13:58
Character 152 drrayeye 25-May-19 15:49
What About Your Character? 134 adequatedane 26-May-19 12:52
Evidence? 159 drrayeye 26-May-19 15:06
Re: Evidence? 171 adequatedane 27-May-19 13:54
Re: Evidence? 188 WhoWeird 27-May-19 14:10
Re: Evidence? 174 adequatedane 27-May-19 22:43
Re: Evidence for Dimwits? 181 Barbelo 28-May-19 03:13
Re: Evidence for Dimwits? 164 WhoWeird 28-May-19 05:23
Re: Evidence for Dimwits? 188 Barbelo 28-May-19 10:45
FWIW 171 Warwick 28-May-19 17:12
Re: FWIW 181 WhoWeird 28-May-19 17:36
Re: FWIW 182 Barbelo 28-May-19 20:47
Re: FWIW 176 WhoWeird 28-May-19 21:12
Re: FWIW 163 Warwick 29-May-19 16:52
Re: FWIW 171 Warwick 29-May-19 16:43
Re: FWIW 157 Sirfiroth 29-May-19 18:25
Stay tuned 202 drrayeye 29-May-19 18:31
Re: Evidence for Dimwits? 197 Nolondil 28-May-19 23:58
Re: Evidence for Dimwits? 169 WhoWeird 29-May-19 00:09
Re: Evidence for Dimwits? 178 Barbelo 29-May-19 01:26
Are you prepared to debate Donald? 178 drrayeye 29-May-19 04:43
Re: Evidence for Dimwits? 167 WhoWeird 29-May-19 06:34
Re: A Wasteful Read 142 ldennyjr 25-May-19 16:12
Re: A Wasteful Read 153 WhoWeird 25-May-19 17:00
Please stay on topic 159 drrayeye 25-May-19 20:55
Not so 169 drrayeye 26-May-19 01:54
Jon Voight Calls Trump ‘the Greatest President Since Abraham Lincoln’ 197 drrayeye 26-May-19 21:21


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