It would take more pages than there are minutes in the day, of course, to document fully the ways Paul Ryan Republicanism—“regular” Republicanism—should not in any way, shape, or form be considered “normal.”
Here’s a crucial thing to know about Trump: He never tries to make his lies or delusions or fantasies make sense. He just spews to explain away the inexplicable.
Susan Collins, GOP Senator from Maine, announced Monday that she would not be voting for Donald Trump. Collins joins the growing list of Republicans refusing to support Trump, and her decision was made public in a scathing column for The Washington Post.
Former CIA officer Evan McMullin has been a frequent critic of Trump on social media, calling him an authoritarian and criticizing his stance on civil rights as well as his refusal to release his tax returns.
The implosion is so big it’s drowning out the “he said this monstrous thing” or “that easily caught lie.” Donald Trump has moved from the chaos candidate to the kamikaze candidate to the crazy-as-a-loon candidate. But none of his behavior is new. He’s been incoherent and ignorant — vulgar and indecent — since he started his campaign. The list of Republican defectors is now growing, but what took it so long?
You could argue this has been Trump’s strategy from the start. His stream-of-garbage/consciousness style has gotten him this far, so why would he stop now? Yet barely two weeks after nominating Trump, a growing number of Republicans are beginning to consider what might happen if he were just …to quit.
Even if Trump weren’t the nominee, America is on the verge of a massive decision, unlike any we’ve consciously faced in our lifetime.
Listening to Trump assume the leadership of the Republican Party, a degrading event compared to death by many Republicans, inevitably brought thoughts of that party’s founding president.
Donald Trump accused Hillary Clinton of a legacy of “death, destruction, terrorism and weakness” as U.S. secretary of state and vowed to be tough on crime and illegal immigrants in a speech on Thursday accepting the Republican presidential nomination.
Millionaires who support Democrats vote against their own material interests, as do working people who vote for Republicans intent on destroying collective bargaining rights. We should assume that Black, Latino and Asian voters understand what they’re voting for and and are able to formulate their own visions of America. And we should assume the same about Trump voters.
The 43rd president recently headlined fundraisers for Senators John McCain of Arizona and Kelly Ayotte of New Hampshire, and will soon repeat the act for Senators Roy Blunt of Missouri, Rob Portman of Ohio, and Ron Johnson of Wisconsin.
Following Donald Trump’s horrific response to the mass shooting at Orlando’s Pulse gay nightclub, some prominent Republicans are expressing hesitation regarding their party’s nominee—from refusing to comment on his anti-immigrant, anti-Muslim remarks to outright endorsing Hillary Clinton.
Republican establishment figures are feigning surprise over their nominee’s racism, misogyny, narcissism and contempt for the rule of law, but they are being disingenuous. They’ve known for years the sort of man Donald Trump is. And they welcomed him and his money.
President Obama expressed concern for the Republican Party during a “Tonight Show” appearance — he also “slow jammed the news.”
Former House Speaker Newt Gingrich, who has been mentioned as a possible running mate to Trump, called Trump’s comments about the judge “inexcusable.” “This is one of the worst mistakes Trump has made,” Gingrich told Fox News.
It should come as no surprise that Trump is going after successful, prominent Latinos. The generalization that all immigrants are “rapists and murders” set the tone for his presidential run, and Hispanic American governors, journalists, and federal judges don’t fit that image.
“The only man who combines the integrity, financial resources, name recognition, and broad public support to make a realistic independent run at the presidency” …is how David French, likely #NeverTrump candidate, described Mitt Romney.
A domestic energy and water spending bill was defeated last week over an amendment that would prevent the U.S. government from hiring contractors that discriminate based on gender identity and sexual orientation.
We know Republicans are responsible for Trump, because you can be assured they’ll take credit for him if he wins. Here’s a quick review of who deserves the most blame.
The newly-crowned Republican presidential nominee’s contradictory foreign policy platform has consisted of reversing the postwar world order, promoting the proliferation of nuclear weapons, and starting a trade war with China in order to somehow balance out America’s trade deficit.
A small number of unbound delegates said they would support Trump at the party’s July convention, the AP reported, pushing the billionaire businessman over the 1,237-delegate threshold he needed to avoid a contested convention ahead of the Nov. 8 election.
When the chairwoman of the Republican Governor’s Association and the only Latina governor in the United States failed to endorse Donald Trump before he campaigned in her state on Tuesday night, Don didn’t take it lightly. One Trumper tantrum later, a spokesman for Susana Martinez’ office said simply, “Governor Martinez doesn’t care about what Donald Trump says about her.”