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(The Raw Story)   About a year too late, the Wall Street Journal editorial board finally wakes up and realizes that Trump really isn't a Republican   ( rawstory.com) divider line
    More: Obvious, President Donald Trump, Donald Trump, President of the United States, Marla Maples, George W. Bush, George H. W. Bush, Ronald Reagan, Trump's tweets  
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2017-08-27 09:56:19 AM  
The editorial begins by noting how Trump treated former wife Marla Maples, whom he allegedly broke up with by leaking his decision to leave her to the New York Post. The editors then say that Trump seems to be trying something similar with his public attacks on top GOP lawmakers.

Because Trump is and always has been a bully.  If there's ANY possibility of confrontation, he has someone else do it.  Or does it as indirectly as possible, so he doesn't have to deal with any of the consequences.  Remember - Trump is always right and everything he does is the correct thing to do.  So if someone were to start yelling and screaming at him, he can't deal with that because that means that something is wrong - until he's able to shift the blame to someone else.
 
2017-08-27 09:58:28 AM  
Nope. He's the leader of your party. You had your chance to denounce him.

That stain is never coming out.
 
2017-08-27 10:22:59 AM  
Has the executive editor washed the Trumpstains out of his proverbial blue dress yet?

Because only a cpl weeks ago he invited reporters to look for new jobs if they thought the WSJ news side was being too soft on Trump coverage.

And a month before he personally conducted the Trump interview that amounted to a Monica-style lovefest.
 
2017-08-27 10:25:50 AM  
Ah, the not really a Republican so don't hold it against us.

fark that.

This guy clearly represents Republican values and everything the GOP stands for. Own it.
 
2017-08-27 10:27:44 AM  
Nah, he's Republican through and through. He's everything they wanted. They were just afraid he was a little TOO much so.
 
2017-08-27 10:28:57 AM  
The hell he isn't. He is the rotten core of the GOP laid bare. Donald Trump encapsulates the secret true nature of republicans that they try to hide from the rest of the world.

And what is the GOP going to do about it?
 
2017-08-27 10:29:51 AM  

edmo: Ah, the not really a Republican so don't hold it against us.

fark that.

This guy clearly represents Republican values and everything the GOP stands for. Own it.


They share the same base, that's for sure.  That's what puts the GOP in the tight spot.

For decades they've been nurturing an ignorant base that responds to fear.... oops.
 
2017-08-27 10:39:12 AM  
If Republicans don't want him to be a Republican president, they should kick him out of the party or, failing that, abandon the Republican Party themselves.
 
2017-08-27 10:43:34 AM  
Trump's not the cesspool of US sociopolitics, he's the mirror.
 
2017-08-27 10:45:11 AM  
I don't see how the leader of the GOP can't be a Republican.

Trump is the GOP.  The GOP is Trump.  They are perfect for each other.
 
2017-08-27 11:05:47 AM  

Marcus Aurelius: I don't see how the leader of the GOP can't be a Republican.


He's a false flag.
 
2017-08-27 11:11:50 AM  

Ambivalence: The hell he isn't. He is the rotten core of the GOP laid bare. Donald Trump encapsulates the secret true nature of republicans that they try to hide from the rest of the world.

And what is the GOP going to do about it?


Nuthin'
 
2017-08-27 11:13:21 AM  

mrshowrules: Marcus Aurelius: I don't see how the leader of the GOP can't be a Republican.

He's a false flag.


Then it should be easy for the GOP to kick him out of the party for not being a real Republican. Why haven't they done so yet?
 
2017-08-27 11:23:08 AM  
Bullshiat. He's one of you motherfarkers and you don't get to rewrite history to make yourselves look better because you elected him, assholes.
 
2017-08-27 11:25:06 AM  
Nope. Own it, Republicans. You built this.
 
2017-08-27 11:25:51 AM  
Yeah, right.  And Dubya wasn't really a Republican either, once everybody realized how much he sucked as a president.

This is your party of personal responsibility, people.
 
2017-08-27 11:26:23 AM  
Oh boy, another Op Ed that evidently needed to be run through Fark-friendly fliters?

Why not just read the Op Ed?
 
2017-08-27 11:28:32 AM  
He's a republican.
 
2017-08-27 11:28:43 AM  
He's the leader of the Republican party. That makes him a republican. Can't just keep saying people you don't like aren't really Republicans. At some point you have to come to the realization that you're party is just utter trash.
 
2017-08-27 11:29:14 AM  

Ambivalence: The hell he isn't. He is the rotten core of the GOP laid bare. Donald Trump encapsulates the secret true nature of republicans that they try to hide from the rest of the world.

And what is the GOP going to do about it?


Pass tax cuts to hurt the working class more.
 
2017-08-27 11:29:17 AM  

GoldSpider: Oh boy, another Op Ed that evidently needed to be run through Fark-friendly fliters?

Why not just read the Op Ed?


Because WSJ paywall.
 
2017-08-27 11:29:28 AM  
*your
 
2017-08-27 11:29:50 AM  
No TRUE Republican...yeah, no. Bullshiat.

Trump is a Republican. Trump is the essence of 50 years of very hard work, with Republicans teaching people that their worst selfish and racist instincts are shining virtues.
 
2017-08-27 11:30:08 AM  

Wyalt Derp: Nope. Own it, Republicans. You built this.


"We are racist."

Now what?
 
2017-08-27 11:30:13 AM  
They're like, "He's not a real Republican."

We're like, "He got more votes from Republican voters than anyone in history."

They're like, "..."
 
2017-08-27 11:30:41 AM  

Serious Black: mrshowrules: Marcus Aurelius: I don't see how the leader of the GOP can't be a Republican.

He's a false flag.

Then it should be easy for the GOP to kick him out of the party for not being a real Republican. Why haven't they done so yet?


The deep state is preventing them and the GOP itself has been infected by the swamp and Obama, Soros, fake new, pizzerias, Mexicans and Hillary and reasons, such as as furthermore study out.  Sad.
 
2017-08-27 11:31:10 AM  
Here's Trump's relation with WSJ.

img.fark.net
 
2017-08-27 11:31:29 AM  
It actually doesn't matter what the WSJ identifies as a problem because their solution to every problem is tax cuts for the rich.

Trump blaming congress for Trump's failures ? Tax cuts for the rich!
 
2017-08-27 11:31:44 AM  

Dr Dreidel: Because WSJ paywall.


Hrm, I've never had any issues accessing it and I have adblockers running and don't even use Incognito...
 
2017-08-27 11:32:24 AM  
Fark you, he's not. He's the end result of decades of republican policies and propaganda. Not only is he a republican, he is the damn face, heart and soul of the modern republican party. You assholes aren't walking away from this shiat that easy.
 
2017-08-27 11:32:38 AM  
Yeah, no. The GOP has been working towards someone like Trump for decades.

With the Southern Strategy, they embraced the racists that left the Democrats.
With Reagan, they embraced the idea that the ends (ie a Republican winning an election) justify the means (they tried that with Nixon, but the time wasn't right). They also embraced the pseudo-Randian idea that the government is evil, and that the wealthy are inherently superior.
With Gingrich and co., they embraced 'Anything goes as long as we fark over the Democrats.'.
With Bush Jr., they fully embraced corruption (as long as it was done by a Republican), and widened the divide in this country with his 'with us or with the terrorists' bullshiat.
And with the Teabaggers (and the actions to fark over Obama by the GOP as a whole), they tripled down on all of those.

Donald Trump is the culmination of nearly half a century of hard work. He IS the GOP. The party is finally seeing itself in the mirror, and trying to pretend the reflection isn't theirs.
 
2017-08-27 11:32:47 AM  
And not a single Republican will do anything about it, which means they support Trump and all of his actions 100%.  Saying different, just means they are lying - as always.

Republicans mouth a whole bunch of things, but has anyone ever seen one of them do something.
They say they are pro-life, but they cheer when they murder 1 Million Iraqis for no reason.
They say they are not racist, but they hate anything that is not white.
They say they are Christian, but they steal money from the poor and give to the rich - just like Jesus.
They say they are the moral party, but they elect and support Trump.
They say they are pro-family but the elect and support an rapist, adulterer, child molester, twice divorced man who wants to f**k his own daughter - just like them.

Words are lies, action are the only truth.
 
2017-08-27 11:32:57 AM  

holdmybones: Nope. He's the leader of your party. You had your chance to denounce him.

That stain is never coming out.


This^^^^

You bought him. No returns. Maybe if we're lucky he'll make the current brand of conservatism unpopular to a generation. I'm sick of this "conservatism cannot fail, it can only be failed" horse shiat. Voodoo economics does not work, as a start...
 
2017-08-27 11:34:21 AM  
He's open and shut guilty of obstruction of justice, and violating the Emoluments Clause. What Congress can do is impeach. Anything short of that is continued collaboration.
 
2017-08-27 11:36:21 AM  
People should be tacking republican onto every mention of Republican president trump. The GOP WILL be trying to distance themselves from Republican president trump and it can't be let to happen. Their next step will be to spin that Republican president trump was a democrat. Set your text to insert Republican president trump when you type dick to save time. Republican president trump must be laid at the doorsteps of the GOP, who allowed this shiatbag upon us in one of the greatest party before country moves ever, in perpetuity.
 
2017-08-27 11:39:48 AM  

Peter von Nostrand: Fark you, he's not. He's the end result of decades of republican policies and propaganda. Not only is he a republican, he is the damn face, heart and soul of the modern republican party. You assholes aren't walking away from this shiat that easy.


Trump is playing a character. And it's the exact character the extreme GOP wanted. Because it is them personified.
 
2017-08-27 11:41:11 AM  

BitwiseShift: Here's Trump's relation with WSJ.

[img.fark.net image 349x144]


Yup. Their editorial board has been called out multiple times because they have close ties to Trump and refuse to speak against him, going so far as to smokescreen for him.
 
2017-08-27 11:41:18 AM  
img.fark.net
 
2017-08-27 11:41:45 AM  

GoldSpider: Oh boy, another Op Ed that evidently needed to be run through Fark-friendly fliters?

Why not just read the Op Ed?


Because paywall? No thanks.
 
2017-08-27 11:42:20 AM  
"Legislative success - especially on tax reform - is the best way Republicans can protect themselves from any Trump undertow in 2018," -WSJ

The point of the article was the above conclusion, Trump's political identity was just the lead.

//The readership the WSJ doesn't care about ideological purity.
//This was a comfort piece which says "Congress will pass the tax reform you want because it keeps Trump from attacking them."
 
2017-08-27 11:42:46 AM  
It's true that Trump is not really a Republican.

It's also true that Trump is the direct result of the Republican party's policies and principles (or lack of them).  They are entirely to blame for this catastrophe.

Not sure who said it but "The Republican Party is a failed state, and Trump is just a warlord".
 
2017-08-27 11:42:55 AM  
Imagine what this says about Pence.


Everyone is disgusted with Trump.

The GOP can dispose of him in long impeachment weekend.

And they get a reliable loyalist like Pence in the Oval.  Who can surely unite the party again, right?

And then they stop and say, "Donnie's not so bad after all...."
 
2017-08-27 11:44:25 AM  
There aren't that many true Republicans, not near a majority.  They pad their voter base with whatever the hell kind of people would vote for Trump by appealing to any issue people feel so strongly for there feelings override reason and logic (religion, guns, racism, etc).  Being without shame makes this possible.
 
2017-08-27 11:46:00 AM  

GoldSpider: Dr Dreidel: Because WSJ paywall.

Hrm, I've never had any issues accessing it and I have adblockers running and don't even use Incognito...


On the other hand, the WSJ HAS had a long and distinguished history of printing inhouse and guest op eds bashing the Democrats and worshiping Trump. So I would find it mildly interesting if they're finally starting to show some cracks in that edifice.

/used to subscribe, the WSJ has been schizophrenic journalistically for a long time
 
2017-08-27 11:47:31 AM  
You supported him.  You voted for him. You own his presidency.YOU OWN IT!  TAKE GODDAMN RESPONSIBILITY FOR AT LEAST ONE GODDAMN THING!

/JFC
 
2017-08-27 11:47:58 AM  

GoldSpider: Dr Dreidel: Because WSJ paywall.

Hrm, I've never had any issues accessing it and I have adblockers running and don't even use Incognito...


Same here, but this is what I see:

img.fark.net
 
2017-08-27 11:48:18 AM  

yabun: There aren't that many true Republicans, not near a majority.  They pad their voter base with whatever the hell kind of people would vote for Trump by appealing to any issue people feel so strongly for there feelings override reason and logic (religion, guns, racism, etc).  Being without shame makes this possible.


The Bigliest Tent, perhaps.
 
2017-08-27 11:48:31 AM  
Not a republican, OK,
So all of those debates against his fellow grifters,
and the horror show convention, up to his stupid get out of the car, then,
in the car inauguration was just a 2 year hallucination on my part?
/who is this bullshiat propaganda aimed at any-farking-how
 
2017-08-27 11:49:55 AM  
lol, they're backing away from him already!  With W it took about 7 years.  Pretty soon we won't be able to find a Trumperdink voter, they will all have vanished.  I remember the heady days of 2008 when mysteriously nobody on Fark had voted for W.  They were everywhere earlier in his presidency, then they all became independents (tm). I suspect we will see the same with the modern derp brigade.
 
2017-08-27 11:51:59 AM  

GoldSpider: Dr Dreidel: Because WSJ paywall.

Hrm, I've never had any issues accessing it and I have adblockers running and don't even use Incognito...


I just tried to open the WSJ op-ed, which is linked in the very first sentence of the article mind you, and I could read the first paragraph and a half of it before the paywall stopped me.
 
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