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originally posted by: HoldMyBeer
We the undersigned, members of the Republican national security community, represent a broad spectrum of opinion on America’s role in the world and what is necessary to keep us safe and prosperous. We have disagreed with one another on many issues, including the Iraq war and intervention in Syria. But we are united in our opposition to a Donald Trump presidency. Recognizing as we do, the conditions in American politics that have contributed to his popularity, we nonetheless are obligated to state our core objections clearly:
...Mr. Trump’s own statements lead us to conclude that as president, he would use the authority of his office to act in ways that make America less safe, and which would diminish our standing in the world. Furthermore, his expansive view of how presidential power should be wielded against his detractors poses a distinct threat to civil liberty in the United States. Therefore, as committed and loyal Republicans, we are unable to support a Party ticket with Mr. Trump at its head. We commit ourselves to working energetically to prevent the election of someone so utterly unfitted to the
The body list 9 points. It's signed by people like Michael Chertoff.
Astoundingly, these GOPers, many who worked for the Bush administration, admonish Trump's take on torture. I agree, it's not good but it's the pot calling the kettle black. And they also criticize his take on foreign policy - as if we didn't support one failed attempt after the other at regime change in Bush 1 and Bush 2.
I guess the economic wing of the GOP will be up next to "disavow" and sound the alarms about Trump.
Don't get me wrong, I tend to agree with all of their observations, it's just amazing to see this all play out and watch the party implode.
ply to: Justso
They are so afraid him; what are they so afraid of
a reply to: Subaeruginosa
plus she would have respect from the international community.
originally posted by: UnBreakable
originally posted by: schuyler
Oh yeah. The squeeze is on. The effort to Dump Trump is in full swing now.
But do the voters have a say anymore, or only the establishment? I thought we live in a democracy.
HoldMyBeer: I really hate to admit it, but the full frontal assault on Trump makes be give him a second look, even though I think he would be an awful President. How's that for political madness?
he would use the authority of his office to act in ways that make America less safe, and which would diminish our standing in the world. Furthermore, his expansive view of how presidential power should be wielded against his detractors poses a distinct threat to civil liberty in the United States.
originally posted by: burdman30ott6
a reply to: HoldMyBeer
When Michael Chertoff, the draconian son of a bitch behind the present efforts to turn America into a gulag at the beck and call of the NSA, tells Americans not to support a politician... well, that says something. It says "VOTE FOR THAT POLITICIAN IMMEDIATELY!!!" This isn't about the US losing standing or becoming "less safe" in any way, it's about the NSA losing powers and the nation becoming safe enough to justifiably tell Chertoff and his band of asshats "get out!"
as if we didn't support one failed attempt after the other at regime change in Bush 1 and Bush 2.
The scenes of devastation on the road are some of the most recognizable images of the war, and it has been suggested that they were a factor in President George H. W. Bush's decision to declare a cessation of hostilities the next day.
originally posted by: tadaman
a reply to: neo96
Think about it. If we had just pushed forward we could have done in the 90s what we only just accomplished.
Weakness keeps us from greatness.