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Tom Friedman has this to say: Trump’s G.O.P. Is a Confederacy of Fakers

Tom Friedman has this to say: Trump’s G.O.P. Is a Confederacy of Fakers 

By xaxnar, Daily Kos

Tom Friedman deserves some credit for saying what too few in the press have been willing to talk about:

the Republican Party has become a threat to America. (No Paywall, NY Times)

He begins by imagining some marketing scenarios where figures like Lindsey Graham and J.D. Vance display their cravenness marketing trinkets like a memorabilia store gone terribly wrong, like the former real estate fraudster now selling massively overpriced footwear. 

The Republican Party used to have some institutional structure, some core principles, and some boundaries. Now? Friedman spells it out.

…Trump’s G.O.P. has become bottomless. It now manifests an infinite willingness to engage in any form of crow eating, bootlicking, backtracking and backstabbing to stay in his good graces, no matter how crackpot, selfish or un-American his demand. Trump decides to just dump Ukraine? Bye-bye, Zelensky. Trump decides to toss aside months of bipartisan work to forge a grand bargain on immigration reform? Gone — no questions asked!

I’ve never seen so many people in one party behave with so little respect for themselves or the nation’s interests at one time.


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