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I’m a Republican and
I Oppose Trump. Now What?

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Posted By: tisHimself, 5/27/2019 7:42:32 AM

The presidential election is in full swing. If this were any other year, I’d be working to help reelect the Republican incumbent, hoping he would stay focused on advancing a solid free-market regulatory policy. I served on the campaign team for John McCain in 2008, on the economic-policy team of Mitt Romney in 2012, and on Donald Trump’s transition team in 2016, before I resigned over policy differences.

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Reply 1 - Posted by: drive 5/27/2019 7:45:00 AM (No. 85009)
You are actually a RINO like McCain and Romney, admit it
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Reply 2 - Posted by: Northcross 5/27/2019 7:48:33 AM (No. 85013)
Here's a surprise. The Atlantic found a faux Republican who hates Trump, and puts this discovery out as news.
60 people like this.

Reply 3 - Posted by: VinGoombatz 5/27/2019 7:50:18 AM (No. 85014)
The professor sure likes that first-person singular pronoun. A legend...surely.
21 people like this.

Reply 4 - Posted by: Marjbaldwin 5/27/2019 7:54:22 AM (No. 85015)
Now what? That's easy - just admit you're really a Democrat.
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Reply 5 - Posted by: droopydog 5/27/2019 7:56:44 AM (No. 85017)
Hey pal, I voted for both McCain and Romney. Life goes on. Perhaps you could take up a hobby.
22 people like this.

Reply 6 - Posted by: Starboard_side 5/27/2019 8:02:52 AM (No. 85018)
My view, you likely don't agree on everything your wife, your children or your parents either, but you don't abandon them because you don't share the same opinion, or thought, or concerns. But, do the Democrats of today, believe or agree with nearly any of your core beliefs, you ideas, thoughts and concerns for the nation. Do you want ever increasing size and scope of government running and dictating more of your life (remember, it needs ever increasing amount of tax money to support too).
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Reply 7 - Posted by: starboard 5/27/2019 8:10:05 AM (No. 85024)
What's the point of this article? Oh I get it. The Atlantic, a leftist publication wants to sway other weak kneed wuss Republicans against President Trump. Sorry Atlantic, we don't want them. They are all yours.
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Reply 8 - Posted by: JediJerry 5/27/2019 8:12:15 AM (No. 85027)
Wow a McLame Rombama loving Trump hating fake Republican putting out a fake hit piece on Trump. Give it a rest ok.
26 people like this.

Reply 9 - Posted by: Uno_Thatguy 5/27/2019 8:13:34 AM (No. 85028)
12 points of obstruction??? That he took his info from the Mueller report that found no obstruction, tells the story. The only point he sites is "On some important policy issues, such as trade and immigration, he (President Trump) is diametrically opposed to core free-market principles." Really? Can you explain or is that too complicated to intersperse among the several thousand words you scattered about in an attempt to get your man on board. You are determined to bring back the criminal cabal that has all but destroyed our great nation. But for the Grace of God we got a true American in OUR White House. A man who truly loves this country and is working tirelessly to bring sanity back to the halls of government.
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Reply 10 - Posted by: Kerryman 5/27/2019 8:20:20 AM (No. 85031)
Suck it up Buttercup and vote for whomever most agrees with you philosophically. Semper Fi
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Reply 11 - Posted by: molson309 5/27/2019 8:30:33 AM (No. 85039)
Is this a trick question?
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Reply 12 - Posted by: zephyrgirl 5/27/2019 8:32:35 AM (No. 85040)
Over 80% of Republicans approve of Trump's performance, so Verret is an outlier. Early in the article, he describes Trump as a "carnival-barking reality-television star." It tells me everything I need to know. He's like all the other "never Trumpers," whose objections boil down to "he isn't one of us."
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Reply 13 - Posted by: smcchk 5/27/2019 8:33:46 AM (No. 85042)
Your kind are being left in the dust. So long and good riddance.
22 people like this.

Reply 14 - Posted by: WhamDBambam 5/27/2019 8:34:56 AM (No. 85043)
It takes a degreed individual to be this obtuse.
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Reply 15 - Posted by: red1066 5/27/2019 8:36:38 AM (No. 85045)
Just think how much Trump could have accomplished in his first 18 months in office, if he didn't have so many people in his administration bent on destroying him. People like this clown had no business being anywhere near Trump let alone on a transition team. Some of this is Trump's fault trusting people who didn't have his vision for America, and others were there due to recommendations from insiders out to make Trump look bad and to keep the deep state intact.
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Reply 16 - Posted by: Donna M 5/27/2019 8:42:17 AM (No. 85047)
You were there on a transition team and were kicked out for reason that you opposed the President's direction. I strongly suggest that this self dubbed professor buy a self driving Tesla and take it on a long ride in traffic and a road with lots of debris to road test its resistance to accidents.
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Reply 17 - Posted by: Upright2 5/27/2019 8:42:30 AM (No. 85049)
"Now what?" Why are you asking anyone else? Do you want to hear that many people think Donald Trump is the best President in "my lifetime" . That's what I think. I voted for McCain after I supported the liar Romney in 2008. I gave Romney a campaign donation after the primary , because he promised to carry his campaign all the way to the convention. The next morning he quit and kept my money. I voted for Romney in 2012 because he wasn't Obama. Do what you want.. why are you asking other people. Are you "virtue signaling" to your leftist Democrat friends?
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Reply 18 - Posted by: Avanti1 5/27/2019 8:45:42 AM (No. 85053)
This drivel befits the Atlantic.
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Reply 19 - Posted by: ravenhaven 5/27/2019 8:49:18 AM (No. 85055)
Don’t be surprised if you’re all alone as Trump forms a new party like Farage. Be sure to turn off the lights when you leave.
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Reply 20 - Posted by: anniebc 5/27/2019 8:56:05 AM (No. 85060)
"Now what?" You're so smart, figure it out. Most Republicans like, no love PDT. You, on the other hand, are nobody to us. Shut up? Maybe that's the best thing you can do for yourself. And us! Good grief! Seriously?
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Reply 21 - Posted by: Strike3 5/27/2019 9:00:03 AM (No. 85065)
There's always suicide, dude. It may not be the best answer but if it means one less democrat vote, go for it.
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Reply 22 - Posted by: tom7 5/27/2019 9:16:58 AM (No. 85079)
If you oppose Trump, full employment, rising wages, growing economy, restoring freedoms, stronger national defense, and Making America Great Again, you should come up with a better alternative. A hint, though: socialism, open borders, infanticide, and endless liberal hating will probably not be viewed by most people as a better alternative. So good luck with that.
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Reply 23 - Posted by: ho72 5/27/2019 9:23:40 AM (No. 85084)
Ask your doctor if suicide is right for you?
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Reply 24 - Posted by: LC Chihuahua 5/27/2019 9:28:50 AM (No. 85086)
If I agreed with your policies, I would vote Democrat. You really don't offer a real alternative to the Democrats. Why would I vote for a Romney/McCain Republican? Just switch parties and be done with it.
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Reply 25 - Posted by: happy conservative 5/27/2019 9:38:20 AM (No. 85095)
You're a loser, and that's just what you appear to be, Mr. J.w.Verret. As was McCain, Romney. and the 15 other folks on the stage with PDT in 2016. You may be enjoying losing, but the rest of us LOVE WINNING! You have your right to sour grapes, but they just make your mouth pucker and your stomach churn. I think you need to spit out those sour grapes and join the Trump Train! MAGA!!! KAG!!! There's no whining in winning!
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Reply 26 - Posted by: montwoodcliff 5/27/2019 9:41:39 AM (No. 85098)
These are the ravings of a lunatic! I don’t think he knows what he believes. He’s all over the map with his rankings about Trump. He’s showing he is a loser because he backed those political wimps McCain and Romney, and he thinks that low IQ Biden is a moderate. Then he says Trump got to be a conservative in his 70’s. I’ll bet Trump was always a conservative. He publicly was a Democrat because he had to protect his business in Democrat NYC, but what happened in the voting booth was another matter. Look at what New York is trying to do to him now that he’s a Republican...proof enough! Mr. Verret, you are urinating into the wind.
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Reply 27 - Posted by: Cousair 5/27/2019 10:00:30 AM (No. 85107)
Please Varret, do us a big favor and vote Democratic, they need your RINO vote more than you’ll ever believe..
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Reply 28 - Posted by: Troutgreen 5/27/2019 10:04:10 AM (No. 85109)
Lots of things about Trump I do not agree with. But come Nov 2020, my intention is to crawl across broken glass if neccessary to vote for him. Hopefully, he can appoint another Supreme Court justice or two, and perhaps slow our inevitable march toward socialism. God bless Donald Trump.
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Reply 29 - Posted by: SALady 5/27/2019 10:18:55 AM (No. 85119)
Gee, another RINO Republi-can't comes slithering out from under his rock, and a lie-beral rag sheets prints it like it is news!!!! Yawn!!!!! Unless Jesus or Ronald Reagan come back and run for president, I'm not ever going to get someone I totally agree with. Grow up, find the candidate that most closely represents what you stand for, and vote for them. And stop being a whiny little RINO!!!
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Reply 30 - Posted by: Oldenoughtoknowbetter 5/27/2019 10:25:21 AM (No. 85124)
It's still a free country. You get one vote just like the rest of us. Or, just don't vote.
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Reply 31 - Posted by: msjena 5/27/2019 10:25:22 AM (No. 85125)
It sounds to me like this author has a personal grudge against Trump. Is he really that upset that Trump wasn't happy about the Mueller investigation--especially now that it has cleared Trump of the Russian collusion charge (the reason for the investigation in the first place)? Does he really think McConnell would be an effective protector of conservative principles against his good buddy, Joe Biden?
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Reply 32 - Posted by: Marzon 5/27/2019 10:36:35 AM (No. 85135)
He can join the Bill Weld campaign. Believe it or not he’s already running ads in New Hampshire. Gotta wonder what fools are funding those.
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Reply 33 - Posted by: Chuzzles 5/27/2019 10:49:43 AM (No. 85143)
Oh Sweetie, you and those you so proudly list, are no more republican than Hillary and Michelle are likable women. The fact this is appearing in the Atlantic is proof of that. Publications like Atlantic wouldn't touch an authentic conservative writer for love or money. You and the list are pretty much why the term cuckservative was coined.
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Reply 34 - Posted by: earlybird 5/27/2019 11:02:05 AM (No. 85152)
Verret was a member of the first transition team for 3 months. Now he is an avowed and vocal #NeverTrumper, beating the drum (or maybe the triangle?) for impeachment. Verrett joined Trump’s pre-transition team in August 2016 as the deputy director of economic policy, one of the first 16 members to join the staff. Though he left amicably after three months, he said he never thought he would join the “Never Trump” efforts until reading the Mueller report. “I wanted to share my experience transitioning from Trump team member to pragmatist about Trump to advocate for his impeachment, because I think many other Republicans are starting a similar transition,” he wrote. https://www.thedailybeast.com/j-w-verret-former-trump-transition-staffer-says-its-time-for-impeachment His scribblings are easy to ignore. Just another faux Republican publicity-seeker.
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Reply 35 - Posted by: Chabis 5/27/2019 11:08:05 AM (No. 85159)
Jump the pond and join the Tories. If the author is (as many of us have sadly come to think) a "typical" Republican than that party will die as the Tories have. OTOH, if Pres. Trump is an indicator of where the Grand Old Party if heading -- someplace new and exciting -- for We the People -- then such as he are past it. He might as well join the Whigs.
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Reply 36 - Posted by: Sorosisbehindit 5/27/2019 11:40:46 AM (No. 85171)
I am ashamed that I voted for both "no name" and Romney, while you seem proud of it. Actually, you are part of the swamp. Get ready to adjust to dry land.
3 people like this.

Reply 37 - Posted by: whyyeseyec 5/27/2019 12:09:53 PM (No. 85181)
Fake news fake article, fake person. Disregard
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Reply 38 - Posted by: America Rising 2020 5/27/2019 1:07:21 PM (No. 85204)
Join Dems RINO
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Reply 39 - Posted by: kidsmom 5/27/2019 1:31:38 PM (No. 85217)
How awful to be so...so...conflicted. Looks to me like he needs to reassess what life looked like under democrat leadership and see if he thinks both he and the nation are better off now. I know I am. Apparently other nations around the world that have tried the liberal experiment are now recognizing that it is "all hat and no cattle" and that they've given away their national identities in exchange for "progressivism." They're looking at it with fresh eyes, as evidenced by the recent Brexit vote and Nigel Farage's party winning a majority in England, as well as the outcome of elections in the EU. I think a fresh wind is blowing, worldwide. Verret should take note.
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Reply 40 - Posted by: Rumblehog 5/27/2019 1:40:12 PM (No. 85223)
Too bad no one knows who you are, what you are, or what you think... because you're an idiot, a RINO, a hack writer, a wrote a column for a publication no one reads. If a RINO falls in a forest, does anyone care?
4 people like this.

Reply 41 - Posted by: DVC 5/27/2019 1:59:32 PM (No. 85241)
I can loan you a knife so you can cut your throat. Or several other kinds of weapons if you promise use them on yourself. Otherwise, shut up and get out of the way.
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Reply 42 - Posted by: heartsurgeon 5/27/2019 5:20:18 PM (No. 85348)
Another republican addicted to losing. Needs an intervention.
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Reply 43 - Posted by: LadyChurchillUSA 5/28/2019 6:18:30 AM (No. 85520)
My suggestion in two words, "GROW UP".
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Reply 44 - Posted by: franq 5/28/2019 6:25:43 AM (No. 85523)
Online welding school?
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Reply 45 - Posted by: NotaBene 5/28/2019 10:02:16 AM (No. 85618)
This man must be an idiot or like Mitt Romney.
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