Michael Reagan: Trump is Not a Conservative & Calling all Republican Candidates RINOS

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  1. Acujeff

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    Donald Trump did wonders for Fox News' ratings and Megyn Kelly’s star power last week.

    But “The Donald” didn’t do himself, the Republican Party or the conservative cause any favors.

    Millions of viewers saw clear evidence that Trump is not a serious Republican candidate or really a conservative.

    He espoused no conservative principles or policies. He offered no ideas or specific conservative solutions to any domestic or foreign problem.

    The Republican party has to deal with a chronic problem within its own conservative ranks that cost it the last presidential election.

    For some reason, many Republicans and conservatives have become their own worst enemies.

    If they don’t agree with 100 percent of everything a primary candidate says or does, they call him or her a “Republican in name only” and they’re against them.

    It’s gotten totally nuts and self-defeating. As a party we laud Jeb for his many successes as a conservative governor of Florida.

    But because he’s in favor of Common Core or immigration reform, some conservatives declare him a RINO unfit to be president.

    It’s the same with John Kasich.

    Conservatives love him because he brought us a balanced budget in Washington as a congressman and then went on to turn Ohio around as governor.

    But because recently he accepted federal Medicaid money for Ohio, some conservatives don’t think he should be president. He’s a RINO.

    To make matters worse, if their favorite in the primary doesn’t win, many conservative Republicans won’t show up in the general election to vote for president. Ask Mitt Romney how that works out.

    Conservatives love to drop my father’s name and try to find candidates that act and think like he did. But they forget that Ronald Reagan was an 80-20 guy.

    He was happy to agree with 80 percent of a Republican candidate’s views because he knew that he’d never find someone with whom he agreed 100 percent.

    He didn’t make the perfect conservative the enemy of the good conservative. And he always, always, always supported the final choice of the Republican Party — even after they beat him in the primary.

    Finally, may I remind everyone that as governor, Ronald Reagan, the great conservative, raised taxes and signed an abortion bill.

    That would disqualify him as a RINO by today’s standards. Yet he was the best president in our lifetime.

    Full column at:
    http://patriotpost.us/opinion/36991
     
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    Bush is a nonstarter as is Christie.

    I hope the more conservative candidates see Trump's success and become embolden to call a spade a spade.

    As for Carson, he is a babe in the woods full of wolves. I like the guy, but he's too nice, we don't need nice and inexperienced at this point.

    I don't know bubkis about the Ohio governor.
     

  3. Tacoma

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    A few words for words Mr Reagan, a 93% PRO-OBAMA voting record is also not a 100% PRO-OBAMA voting record, but it is only three(3)votes shy of it!!!!
     
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    I see Trump as a person who feels just as gyped by the GOP as I do since the sweeping 2014 victories that changed NOTHING in the way the Senate operated under Harry Reid and the Democrat majority. NOW the GOP would like you to just forget about that little treachery and listen to them lie and make phony promises and get them into the White House so they can put a couple more Robert's and Kennedy's into the Supreme Court! It actually looks like Trump can ride the tidal wave of discontent all the way to the White House himself as he bludgeons all the slick RINOs. And for those who say he could just end up giving the WH to Hitlery well, at this point I think it's for certain Jeb Bush or Marco Rubio will end up having their butts handed to them by Hitlery anyhow so Trump looks like a great alternative to that happening.
     
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    Never thought of it that way,Trump a Hitlery,a game of chess. SJ 40
     
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    Michael is just repeating what I have been saying here for the last 4 years.
     
  8. jeanderson

    jeanderson Making America great again! Platinum Member

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    And you, Michael, have done exactly this by calling out Trump the way you have. Tell me Trump isn't an "80-20 guy".