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Amash quits Republican Party - 07-04-2019, 05:36 AM

Amash quits Republican Party

BRANDON CONRADIS
07/04/19


Rep. Justin Amash (R-Mich.) on Thursday announced he's leaving the Republican Party
and becoming an independent, months after igniting a political firestorm when he
became the first sitting GOP congressman to call for an impeachment inquiry against
President Trump.


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07-04-2019, 05:38 AM

Amash shot and missed.

There's nothing more to his abdication than he is now paying the price.


  
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07-04-2019, 06:33 AM

We've had a primary challenger lined up for a while now. Amash was toast as a R.

https://www.thedailybeast.com/rep-ju...mp-impeachment


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07-04-2019, 08:01 AM

Amash was a Republican?

Won't see him any more after 2020



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07-04-2019, 08:36 AM

Of course he was a Republican. He was one of the founders of the furthest right of the Rs in the House, the Freedom Caucus, and a member in good standing there, until he resigned from it first, before resigning from the party.

Assuming he runs as an independent, that seat probably flips to the Ds.

Not that he will run, but if he does.


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07-04-2019, 09:16 AM

I got a strong feeling he won't be in office after the next election in his district.
  
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07-04-2019, 09:31 AM

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Of course he was a Republican. He was one of the founders of the furthest right of the Rs in the House, the Freedom Caucus, and a member in good standing there, until he resigned from it first, before resigning from the party.

Assuming he runs as an independent, that seat probably flips to the Ds.

Not that he will run, but if he does.
His opponent was beating him badly and he therefore saw the writing on the wall. He was toast a long time ago.
  
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07-04-2019, 10:13 AM

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His opponent was beating him badly and he therefore saw the writing on the wall. He was toast a long time ago.
Only because he has been outspoken about PDJT all this time.

Unlike Sen. Lindsay Graham, who was polling in the low 40%s when he was critical, until he pulled a switcheroo 180. Now he's in the 70%s, at least among Rs in SC.

Why didn't Amash throw his principles away and switch like Lindsay, to save his political career? The question answers itself, really.


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07-04-2019, 02:06 PM

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Only because he has been outspoken about PDJT all this time.

Unlike Sen. Lindsay Graham, who was polling in the low 40%s when he was critical, until he pulled a switcheroo 180. Now he's in the 70%s, at least among Rs in SC.

Why didn't Amash through his principles away and switch like Lindsay, to save his political career? The question answers itself, really.
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07-04-2019, 07:39 PM

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no one has implied that TDS only affects Democrats
JC seemed surprised he was a Republican, although he didn't say this^^^, I admit.

There sure were a number of R politicians who thought he was terrible and said so, until their political career prospects depended on saying something else.

Rick Perry, Ted Cruz, Marco Rubio, Lindsay Graham, Mick Mulvaney, Paul Ryan, etc.

Duncan Hunter wasn't ever against him that I know of, but when asked in a closed session with other Rs if he was different privately, Hunter said no, just like he is in public. He summarized it by saying 'he's an @sshole, but he's our @sshole.'

The now apostate from the God Emperor cult worship, Ann Coulter, let loose with 'we all knew his personality was grotesque.' And she would still be fine with it if he built the wall.

Pretending that he is something other than what he so obviously is seems like the real TDS to me. Say it's all ok if he cuts your taxes or does xyz, maybe (as Ann would), but he is a poor president who is manifestly unfit for his office in many clear ways. Try to be more realistic. There is a reason many find him very offensive, and it is not because of an emotional disorder syndrome.


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Amash was a Republican?

Won't see him any more after 2020

Amash was always a POS, nothing new.


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07-04-2019, 08:34 PM

He was first elected to the House in 2010 courtesy of the Tea Party movement. Strongly libertarian, suspicious of government over-reach in general and too much surveillance in particular. Things I like in Sen. Rand Paul. Maybe that's just me though.


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JC seemed surprised he was a Republican, although he didn't say this^^^, I admit.

There sure were a number of R politicians who thought he was terrible and said so, until their political career prospects depended on saying something else.

Rick Perry, Ted Cruz, Marco Rubio, Lindsay Graham, Mick Mulvaney, Paul Ryan, etc.

Duncan Hunter wasn't ever against him that I know of, but when asked in a closed session with other Rs if he was different privately, Hunter said no, just like he is in public. He summarized it by saying 'he's an @sshole, but he's our @sshole.'

The now apostate from the God Emperor cult worship, Ann Coulter, let loose with 'we all knew his personality was grotesque.' And she would still be fine with it if he built the wall.

Pretending that he is something other than what he so obviously is seems like the real TDS to me. Say it's all ok if he cuts your taxes or does xyz, maybe (as Ann would), but he is a poor president who is manifestly unfit for his office in many clear ways. Try to be more realistic. There is a reason many find him very offensive, and it is not because of an emotional disorder syndrome.
I wasn't surprised I knew he was one of the old Paul Ryan type losers.

Sarcasm my man, sarcasm.

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Only because he has been outspoken about PDJT all this time.

Unlike Sen. Lindsay Graham, who was polling in the low 40%s when he was critical, until he pulled a switcheroo 180. Now he's in the 70%s, at least among Rs in SC.

Why didn't Amash throw his principles away and switch like Lindsay, to save his political career? The question answers itself, really.
He most certainly did throw away his principles. It would seem that he is trying to take McCain's old spot on top of the fence. I'll call him the hybrid.
  
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JC seemed surprised he was a Republican, although he didn't say this^^^, I admit.

There sure were a number of R politicians who thought he was terrible and said so, until their political career prospects depended on saying something else.

Rick Perry, Ted Cruz, Marco Rubio, Lindsay Graham, Mick Mulvaney, Paul Ryan, etc.

Duncan Hunter wasn't ever against him that I know of, but when asked in a closed session with other Rs if he was different privately, Hunter said no, just like he is in public. He summarized it by saying 'he's an @sshole, but he's our @sshole.'

The now apostate from the God Emperor cult worship, Ann Coulter, let loose with 'we all knew his personality was grotesque.' And she would still be fine with it if he built the wall.

Pretending that he is something other than what he so obviously is seems like the real TDS to me. Say it's all ok if he cuts your taxes or does xyz, maybe (as Ann would), but he is a poor president who is manifestly unfit for his office in many clear ways. Try to be more realistic. There is a reason many find him very offensive, and it is not because of an emotional disorder syndrome.
again with the personality fetish... so don't invite him over for dinner then, what difference does it make whether he's an a-hole or not? to a large degree, that is why he was elected, it's about results for the country on some really basic fundamental issues... he was not elected to be some kind of deity figure for people who can not elevate beyond some elementary need for hero worship, like as if the depth of American intellect stops at someone's looks or personality

and as for making excuses for the Left, an emotional disorder syndrome would be a step up from where most TDS sufferers are at... most are still stuck in November of 2016, like a skipping record that is stuck in a bad song.... you included
  
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