From a Republican: How the ‘Stupid Party’ Created Donald Trump

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    Aug 02, 2016 12:22 AM GMT
    "The Trump acolytes claim it doesn’t matter; he can hire experts to advise him. But experts always disagree with one another and it is the president alone who must make the most difficult decisions in the world. That’s not something he can do since he lacks the most basic grounding in the issues and is prey to fundamental misconceptions.

    In a way, the joke’s on the Republican Party: After decades of masquerading as the “stupid party,” that’s what it has become. But if an unapologetic ignoramus wins the presidency, the consequences will be no laughing matter.

    Even if we can avoid the calamity of a Trump presidency, however, the G.O.P. still has a lot of soul-searching to do. Mr. Trump is as much a symptom as a cause of the party’s anti-intellectual drift. The party needs to rethink its growing anti-intellectual bias and its reflexive aversion to elites. Catering to populist anger with extremist proposals that are certain to fail is not a viable strategy for political success."

    In Short, REPUBLICANS DESERVE TRUMP but the rest of us deserve much better.
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    Aug 02, 2016 12:24 AM GMT
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    How the ‘Stupid Party’ Created Donald Trump
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    Aug 02, 2016 6:10 PM GMT
    While most rational Americans were shocked at Trump's racial rants, a majority of republican's ate that crap with a shovel. Somebody pass them the salt and pepper...ENJOY.
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    Aug 03, 2016 3:45 AM GMT

    Obama sends a pallet load of cash to Iran. Who is the stupid party?

    http://www.wsj.com/articles/u-s-sent-cash-to-iran-as-americans-were-freed-1470181874