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Republican Senator Says Conservatives in Denial About Donald Trump

Republican Senator Says Conservatives in Denial About Donald Trump”

The irony of Jeff Flake, who in 2013 called Obamacare "the law of the land", lamenting Republican capitulation can not be overstated.

"Jeff Flake is a liberal", Conservative Review Editor-in-Chief Mark Levin said on his radio show Tuesday.

The Trump scion asserted that Republicans were reluctant to embrace the new administration and wondered aloud why they would not want to tie themselves to his father's popularity.

Okay, tell us how you really feel, senator.

To those who brush off his searing indictment as "just words", we would say that the GOP has to start somewhere. In fact, this is an excerpt from it.

Flake calls the president's Twitter posts "all noise and no signal", then adds: "Volatile unpredictability is not a virtue".

Trump also publicly pressured Heller during a July meeting with GOP conference on repealing and replacing the health care law: "This was the one we were anxious about". "While conservatives have sought to advance political aims through the Republican Party, the Republican Party has never been a truly conservative party". "He said, you know, 'Am I going to have to carry this whole weight on my shoulders?" Flake was one of his toughest critics in the 2016 election and pointedly refused to endorse him. So as I layered in my defense mechanisms, I even found myself saying things like, "If I took the time to respond to every presidential tweet, there would be little time for anything else". Flake sits on the Foreign Relations Committee but has not used that perch to push the president to choose personnel who will oppose autocrats. Since Trump came into office, Flake has voted along with Trump's position 95.5% of the time. But Flake admitted that such techniques were "a monumental dodge" and compared the situation to a biblical flood.

If this seems far-fetched or impossible, one then has to ask what Flake's indictment really means.

So, what to do about it?

Further, Flake chides his party for not recognizing that Trump's campaign was "far from conservative" and only lending credence to "the importance of conflict in reality television" and Trump's resulting inability to "de-escalate" conflict at any point.

Sen. Jeff Flake's (R-Ariz.) personal relationship with Donald Trump has always been strained.

Flake then suggests a few directions for his party.

His policies on Europe, NATO, Russia and trade are the opposite of what Republicans have advocated for sixty years.

"He ultimately urges the GOP to express their opposition to Trump if he "'plays to the base' in ways that damage the Republican Party's ability to grow and speak to a larger audience".

Without any increase in his appeal to independents, the president might struggle to repeat his 2016 victory in a two-way race, since he might have trouble holding voters who backed him out of disdain for both parties and candidates.

Sens. Tom Cotton (R-Ark.) and David Perdue (R-Ga.) have been working with White House officials to revise and expand a bill released earlier this year that would halve the number of people who receive legal permanent residence over a decade. But if there are, we could look back on Flake's anti-Trump argument, laid out just six months into Trump's presidency, as one of the turning points.



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