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Democratic Victories in 2018 and 2020 are Possible
If a Republican candidate says he supports the President, some of those Republicans who are sick of him will not support that candidate. If a Republican candidate says he opposes the President, some of those who are still loyal to him will not support that candidate. Either way, the Republicans will lose votes and the Democratic candidate will benefit.
Example: The Presidents's pardoning of Arizona ex-Sheriff Joe Arpaio, even before he was sentenced, puts him on the side of ignoring the laws and the courts, as well as with the nation's bigots by standing up for an acknowledged criminal (accepting a pardon is an admission of guilt) whose racism influenced his duties. Republicans should be asked whether they support the President's pardon or think it was wrong. They should not be allowed, at all levels, to dodge this question.
Liken Afghanistan to what used to be rural Appalachia, where families who lived in one “holler” considered those over the mountain in the next valley to be their enemies, and with whom they often feuded for generations. Afghanistan is filled with many Hatfields and McCoys.
Why the President Attacked Mitch McConnell
|Mitch McConnell, Latest Victim of Presidents Anger|
|The late Ed Koch, former NYC Mayor|
Our Insecure President's Campaign Rallies
He uses them to market his position on issues (which may differ from those of his party), lambast those who oppose him, past and present, and energize his supporters. Why does he do this?
The United States of American does not need a President who is insecure. Our nation has enough real problems with which to deal and should not be additionally burdened by the President’s troubled psyche.