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Thread: In Donald Trumpís America, Rep. Justin Amash Sets an Independent Course

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    In Donald Trumpís America, Rep. Justin Amash Sets an Independent Course

    Justin Amash is sipping water at a movie-theater bar in Grand Rapids, Mich. It smells like popcorn, there are neon lights everywhere, and Remember the Titans is playing silently on wall-mounted TVs. A steady trickle of people pass by, but none seem to recognize their Congressman, a thin guy in a polo shirt, khakis and wiry glasses topped with a pair of Eugene Levy eyebrows.

    If the Congressman keeps a low profile, itís not because of his decisions. In May, after reading the Mueller report, he became the only Republican in the House to say President Donald Trump had engaged in behavior that met ďthe threshold for impeachment,Ē and in July, he announced he was leaving the Republican Party and running for re-election in his Michigan district as an independent. As national Republicans continue to defend Trump, Amash has become something of a unicornĖand is risking his seat along the way.
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    Justin Amash is sipping water at a movie-theater bar
    No comment.

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    He's so independent that he is hanging out with the establishment and parroting their attacks on Trump.
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    Rudolph was also independent. They all laughed and poked fun, and he couldn't even stay on the island of misfit toys. But one foggy Christmas Eve, that joker saved Christmas!

    Last edited by tfurrh; 10-11-2019 at 07:13 PM.
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    Quote Originally Posted by tfurrh View Post
    Rudolph was also independent. They all laughed and poked fun, and he couldn't even stay on the island of misfit toys. But one foggy Christmas Eve, that joker saved Christmas!

    Amash is independent like McStain was a Maverick.
    Never attempt to teach a pig to sing; it wastes your time and annoys the pig.

    Robert Heinlein

    Give a man an inch and right away he thinks he's a ruler

    Groucho Marx

    I love mankindÖitís people I canít stand.

    Linus, from the Peanuts comic

    You cannot have liberty without morality and morality without faith

    Alexis de Torqueville

    Those who fail to learn from the past are condemned to repeat it.
    Those who learn from the past are condemned to watch everybody else repeat it

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    Amash says people from both sides of the aisle have told him they hope he succeeds, if only to show that breaking free of the two-party structure can work. By leaving the Republicans, Amash says, he has expanded his ability to speak to a broader group of voters, many of whom might not listen if he were the GOP’s man.
    I can respect that.
    Still don't agree with what Amash is doing and I think Rand has the right idea, but...guess we'll see where it leads.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Swordsmyth View Post
    Amash is independent like McStain was a Maverick.
    Of the following policies which Trump is on record supporting, tell me which Amash is on record supporting:

    --socialized medicine
    --the Fed's inflationary monetary policy
    --bailing out Wall Street banks
    --bailing out car manufacturers
    --confiscatory wealth tax (14.25%)
    --increased federal spending
    --invading Libya
    --"assault weapons" ban
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    Quote Originally Posted by r3volution 3.0 View Post
    Of the following policies which Trump is on record supporting, tell me which Amash is on record supporting:

    --socialized medicine
    --the Fed's inflationary monetary policy
    --bailing out Wall Street banks
    --bailing out car manufacturers
    --confiscatory wealth tax (14.25%)
    --increased federal spending
    --invading Libya
    --"assault weapons" ban
    That's irrelevant and many of those are just things he said in order to do business in NYC and Hollyweird which he has made clear he opposes by his actions in office.

    Amash is parroting MSM and Demoncrat lies and claiming to be independent, just like McStain, he even is now loved and lauded by the establishment.
    Last edited by Swordsmyth; 10-11-2019 at 09:45 PM.
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    Give a man an inch and right away he thinks he's a ruler

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    Linus, from the Peanuts comic

    You cannot have liberty without morality and morality without faith

    Alexis de Torqueville

    Those who fail to learn from the past are condemned to repeat it.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Swordsmyth View Post
    That's irrelevant and many of those are just thing he said in order to do business in NYC and Hollyweird which he has made clear he opposes by his actions in office.

    Amash is parroting MSM and Demoncrat lies and claiming to be independent, just like McStain, he even is now loved and lauded by the establishment.
    Good try, but you missed several items on the checklist:

    Quote Originally Posted by some wise fellow whose identity I forget
    A) Argue about the meaning of words like "cut", "spending", "military", "entitlement", "increase", and "budget"
    B) Tell us that their authoritarian idol really didn't mean what he said
    C) Tell us that this is a brilliant move in a game of 3-D chess that only trumpettes are capable of understanding
    D) Tell us that it's ok because obomba did it first
    E) Tell us that it's ok because it would have been horrible if clinton had done the very same thing
    F) Tell us that this is what Liberty and Freedom really mean
    G) Call CPUd names
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    Quote Originally Posted by r3volution 3.0 View Post
    Good try, but you missed several items on the checklist:
    That's a nice try at distracting from the facts and at trying to make this about Trump to distract from the facts about Amash.
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    Give a man an inch and right away he thinks he's a ruler

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    I love mankindÖitís people I canít stand.

    Linus, from the Peanuts comic

    You cannot have liberty without morality and morality without faith

    Alexis de Torqueville

    Those who fail to learn from the past are condemned to repeat it.
    Those who learn from the past are condemned to watch everybody else repeat it

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    Quote Originally Posted by Swordsmyth View Post
    That's a nice try at distracting from the facts and at trying to make this about Trump to distract from the facts about Amash.
    LOL

    You only have a problem with Amash because he criticized Trump, whom you worship.

    ...which is why you don't want to hear all the ways in which Trump is OBVIOUSLY worse than Amash.
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    Quote Originally Posted by phill4paul View Post
    No comment.
    I applaud his decision in this situation. He will not have the fun that we would, but then again, we are not on display as politicians.
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    Quote Originally Posted by r3volution 3.0 View Post
    LOL

    You only have a problem with Amash because he criticized Trump, whom you worship.

    ...which is why you don't want to hear all the ways in which Trump is OBVIOUSLY worse than Amash.
    I admit Trump's shortcomings all the time and I don't object when anyone points out the ones that are real, my objection to Amash is that he has endorsed dangerous lies that will destroy the rule of law.

    And you are still trying to make this about Trump when it is not, YOU introduced Trump into this conversation as a distraction but it doesn't make Amash any more of an independent for siding with the establishment and the MSM.
    Never attempt to teach a pig to sing; it wastes your time and annoys the pig.

    Robert Heinlein

    Give a man an inch and right away he thinks he's a ruler

    Groucho Marx

    I love mankindÖitís people I canít stand.

    Linus, from the Peanuts comic

    You cannot have liberty without morality and morality without faith

    Alexis de Torqueville

    Those who fail to learn from the past are condemned to repeat it.
    Those who learn from the past are condemned to watch everybody else repeat it

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