Another Republican Senator Flips On Trump—Kinda, Sorta

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both should quit the GOP and caucus with the Democrats until their terms end in January.

Great idea, Dan. Tweet that at them, please; get the country involved in demanding them to put their money where their mouths are and do just that.
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Allow me to translate Flake's speech:

"I'm going to tell you all how honorable and decent I am because that's what you want to hear from me but when it comes to actions and voting I'll ignore all that and do whatever puts money in my pockets and get powerful people to support me."
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Maybe he's going to run for president as a Republican? I have no idea, just thinking out-loud.
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Won't support trump but gives him a standing ovation?

Reminds me of the people who swear up and down they didn't vote for him, while simultaneously defending everything he says and does. There's nothing more two-faced than a Trump supporter.
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"To announce that there must be no criticism of the president or that we are to stand by a president right or wrong is not only unpatriotic and servile but is morally treasonable to the American public."

Daaaaaayyyyyuuuuuummmm!
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Their terms end in January 2019.
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Is a Republican turning against Trump upsetting the narrative? Maybe Flake should change his mind and deliver sweet platitudes to Donald?

Yeah, give me 100% repentance or none at all. If it's not a 100%, I deserve to indulge in my outrage fix for the day by ruminating and pouting over it.
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@7, it's not who you are, it's what you do that counts. And it's not being outraged and pouting about it if we question the motives of a person who, up until now, has not behaved in a manner consistent with the speech he just gave.

If Senator Flake honestly believes that Trump is a moral stain, then why has he voted party line for Trump's policies, appointments, and cabinet picks up until this point? And in the future, will he continue to do so?

Will he stand by quietly while stuff like this happens in his home state?

http://www.cnn.com/2017/04/03/us/eminent…

What he does in the coming days is the truth of his words. Do his actions back it up? Does he shout down unconstitutional land grabs in his home state? Does he stand with John McCain on the return to regular order in the Senate, aka not attempting to pass bills that affect 1/6th of the US economy without hearings or floor debate? Does he work in good faith towards budgetary policy? Does he become a clarion voice against starting a war with North Korea because the chief of the executive branch has backed himself into a corner with his mouth and his Twitter account and now is trying to not look weak? Does he advocate meaningful intervention and oversight into the human catastrophe in Puerto Rico right now?

Or does he talk a good show, but at the end of it all, it's just talk? Kind of like Ted "Vote your conscience" Cruz?
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The good senator lives up to his name.
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@8: Regardless of the points you've enumerated, is it still a positive development?
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Nice speech, but you know he is just going to keep voting for the same shit he always has and follow the other 98% of the GOP congress.

So whatever.
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@10, we don't know. Maybe, maybe not. Until then, I will not leap to trust someone whose past behaviour has not been in good faith simply because they let fly with a speech.