Wednesday, October 25, 2017

Flake Out

Sen. Jeff Flake (R-AZ) joins a small group of Republicans who are saying that Trump has gone too far and that they are now going to speak out.  He, along with his fellow Arizonan John McCain and Sen. Bob Corker (R-TN) have taken to the airwaves and the social networks to express their outrage, disappointment, and they’re not going to take it anymore.

That’s all well and good, but chances are that if this was October 24, 2016, it might make a difference.  Instead, all three of them voted for Trump, supported his agenda, voted to put Neil Gorsuch on the Supreme Court, voted against everything Obama, and shrugged off Trump’s Russia connection.  But now they’ve had enough?  Where have they been?

Not only that, Flake and Corker are dropping out of their re-election races in 2018, and McCain has a terminal illness.  They may now feel liberated to speak up, but now it doesn’t matter because they won’t be around to pick up the pieces; we’re the ones who have to live with the horror.  Thanks a lot.

2 barks and woofs on “Flake Out

  1. And Trump can shrug it off as he basks in the standing O the other Senators gave him at the end of the get-together yesterday. He was trying to show what a great deal-maker he is by leaning on them to pass SOMETHING. The chickens are roosting in his hen house. I wait to see if some moderate like Susan Collins will speak up next.

  2. Falke and the rest will still vote reliably (R) until they are out of office. The vote last night to protect banks and credit card agencies from class action lawsuits is exhibit A. Party before everything for them – they’re just not happy with Trump. They sold him, voters bought him, and now there is sellers remorse – but not enough to do anything meaningful.

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