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blue neen

(12,349 posts)
Sat Oct 29, 2016, 01:04 AM Oct 2016

Great OP ED: Toomey Ducks for Cover

This is from Tony Norman of the Pittsburgh Post Gazette:

The Sitting Senator Ducks for Cover

"As of Thursday, Sen. Pat Toomey still refused to say what he thought of Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump and whether he continues to support him."

"Swept into office with the Tea Party wave of 2010, Mr. Toomey, who was a “true believer” back when it was politically expedient to sound as crazy as possible, now wants to appear more moderate than the standard-bearer of his party. If he can do so without antagonizing the pitchfork and torches crowd that brung him to the dance in the first place, that would be his preference."

"Mr. Toomey understands that his reticence to go on the record about whether he supports Mr. Trump is the kind of political cowardice that doesn’t even pretend to be subtle. It’s unconscionable that less than two weeks before Pennsylvanians go to the polls, our junior senator continues to maintain the fiction that he’s still weighing the pros and cons of Mr. Trump’s candidacy."

<snip>

"Pennsylvanians aren’t stupid. We know Mr. Toomey isn’t in a position to endorse Hillary Clinton, but that doesn’t mean he’s obligated to endorse the Republican nominee out of some misguided sense of party loyalty. You can’t “love the sinner, but hate the sin” when it comes to Donald Trump."

Read more at : http://www.post-gazette.com/opinion/tony-norman/2016/10/28/Tony-Norman-The-sitting-senator-ducks-for-cover/stories/201610280135

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Great OP ED: Toomey Ducks for Cover (Original Post) blue neen Oct 2016 OP
And about Katie McGinty: blue neen Oct 2016 #1
It will be a fine day in PA when we no longer have to see Toomey's ads. femmocrat Oct 2016 #2
Toomey hasn't done anything for PA or the country. blue neen Oct 2016 #3
Tony Norman writes a lot of great stuff. Mc Mike Oct 2016 #4
Yes, the Republicans are always talking out of both sides of their mouths. blue neen Oct 2016 #5
Agreed, 100%, bn. nt. Mc Mike Oct 2016 #6

blue neen

(12,349 posts)
1. And about Katie McGinty:
Sat Oct 29, 2016, 01:06 AM
Oct 2016

"Ms. McGinty has been forthright about her positions and has held her own in debates with the senator. There’s no doubt that a vote for Ms. McGinty is vote against the cynical politics of Donald Trump. She has been unequivocal in her opposition to everything that has come out of his mouth, which is why she will probably win."

Go, Katie!

femmocrat

(28,394 posts)
2. It will be a fine day in PA when we no longer have to see Toomey's ads.
Sat Oct 29, 2016, 09:36 AM
Oct 2016

Seems like they have been running forever.

blue neen

(12,349 posts)
3. Toomey hasn't done anything for PA or the country.
Sat Oct 29, 2016, 10:24 AM
Oct 2016

He has been more than happy to stall on the Supreme Court nominee, Merrick Garland. Pat Toomey is not doing his job.

Mc Mike

(9,122 posts)
4. Tony Norman writes a lot of great stuff.
Sat Oct 29, 2016, 12:19 PM
Oct 2016

Toomey is doing what the repugs always do, "nothing", and "toughing it out, stonewalling".

Their message always is, "We're not going to reply when we're called on the carpet. You can't make us. We're not going to do our jobs. You can't make us. We're not going to resign when we're caught in a scandal, or a bunch of scandals. You can't make us."

Nixon said "Stonewall the investigation. Tough it out." on Watergate tapes. To today's repug, the only thing he did wrong was stop stonewalling and toughing it out. All the Watergate felonies, they were just fine. His real sin was admitting guilt and resigning.

That makes their charges and cries, about all the fake ''scandals'' they bring up about their opponents, extra transparent, extra obviously double think. They're always screaming about how "this is worse than Watergate.", and the flip side is they're always saying Watergate was nothing, always scoffing and dismissive when it comes up.

blue neen

(12,349 posts)
5. Yes, the Republicans are always talking out of both sides of their mouths.
Sun Oct 30, 2016, 02:23 PM
Oct 2016

It is especially bad this year, because in doing so they have sold their souls to the devil.

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