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    Did Trump actually change the nature of the Republican party?

    I do not think so. What he did do is recognize the party for what it was and that is the party of white men who do not want to give up their status of the top dog. He has allowed those people who are for a white America to come out of the wood work and spout their hatred of anyone not like them and do so with impunity. I see a lot of posts by people who have been told to go home to where they belong or that they should only speak English if they want to stay here and be "real" Americans. I really laughed out loud when I read one of those about a Native American who was told to go back to where he came from because the stupid person could not see the difference between a Native and an Arab. God, the stupidity overwhelms me at times. So, no, Trump did not change the GOP, he saw it for what it had become and used that to get elected.

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    Re: Did Trump actually change the nature of the Republican party?

    Trump has certainly affected the Republican Party, but he hasn't changed its nature.

    While he has given the rank and file an alternative...not to mention the changes they've been wanting for a long time...the GOP Elites are still there. The Republican Party's nature won't be changed until they are gone.
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    Re: Did Trump actually change the nature of the Republican party?

    He taught the Republican Party how to win; how to interact with the media; how to use social media.

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    Re: Did Trump actually change the nature of the Republican party?

    He tapped into the dark perverted underbelly.
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    Re: Did Trump actually change the nature of the Republican party?

    Quote Originally Posted by independentusa View Post
    I do not think so. What he did do is recognize the party for what it was and that is the party of white men who do not want to give up their status of the top dog. He has allowed those people who are for a white America to come out of the wood work and spout their hatred of anyone not like them and do so with impunity. I see a lot of posts by people who have been told to go home to where they belong or that they should only speak English if they want to stay here and be "real" Americans. I really laughed out loud when I read one of those about a Native American who was told to go back to where he came from because the stupid person could not see the difference between a Native and an Arab. God, the stupidity overwhelms me at times. So, no, Trump did not change the GOP, he saw it for what it had become and used that to get elected.
    WOW! A true mind reader. You know all that about someone you have never met or spoken with? That's what I find amazing about liberals. They know what everyone thinks and they want everything a rich person has. "Love it or leave it" is a term used in the 60's and 70's during the Vietnam war against leftist commies like Bill Ayers, Angela Davis and many others of all colors and genders. It's funny how the party of the KKK (The Democrat Party) thinks they have changed. LOL!!! Now they hate white people and themselves if they are white. Dazed and confused are the Democrat Party loyalists. Can't think for themselves. How pathetic your Party and line of thinking is. You need to stop watching CNN and MSNBC. They make minds mushy.

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    Re: Did Trump actually change the nature of the Republican party?

    Quote Originally Posted by Cougarbear View Post
    WOW! A true mind reader. You know all that about someone you have never met or spoken with? That's what I find amazing about liberals. They know what everyone thinks and they want everything a rich person has. "Love it or leave it" is a term used in the 60's and 70's during the Vietnam war against leftist commies like Bill Ayers, Angela Davis and many others of all colors and genders. It's funny how the party of the KKK (The Democrat Party) thinks they have changed. LOL!!! Now they hate white people and themselves if they are white. Dazed and confused are the Democrat Party loyalists. Can't think for themselves. How pathetic your Party and line of thinking is. You need to stop watching CNN and MSNBC. They make minds mushy.
    * yawn*...what a silly, baseless, asinine rant...Calls out others for 'mind reading', then, tries and fails miserably to perform his own mind reading....comedy gold..
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    Re: Did Trump actually change the nature of the Republican party?

    Quote Originally Posted by independentusa View Post
    I do not think so. What he did do is recognize the party for what it was and that is the party of white men who do not want to give up their status of the top dog. He has allowed those people who are for a white America to come out of the wood work and spout their hatred of anyone not like them and do so with impunity. I see a lot of posts by people who have been told to go home to where they belong or that they should only speak English if they want to stay here and be "real" Americans. I really laughed out loud when I read one of those about a Native American who was told to go back to where he came from because the stupid person could not see the difference between a Native and an Arab. God, the stupidity overwhelms me at times. So, no, Trump did not change the GOP, he saw it for what it had become and used that to get elected.
    The very last true Republican/American in the party was John McCain!!!

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    Re: Did Trump actually change the nature of the Republican party?

    No, he didn't really change them, he just emboldened them more. They'd never entirely left all this behind, when the shift happened during the Civil Rights era, but it'd been kinda kept under the surface usually.

    W Bush and the Tea Party movement towards the end of his admin were obviously moving in that direction already.

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    Re: Did Trump actually change the nature of the Republican party?

    Quote Originally Posted by Mycroft View Post
    Trump has certainly affected the Republican Party, but he hasn't changed its nature.

    While he has given the rank and file an alternative...not to mention the changes they've been wanting for a long time...the GOP Elites are still there. The Republican Party's nature won't be changed until they are gone.
    Of course Trump has changed the nature of the Republican Party. In years gone past if a Republican would have openly professed he took a former KGB's word over the word of the FBI, or was stupid enough to profess he's in love with a murderous dictator, because that dictator ' writes me beautiful letters', The GOP of yesteryear would have disowned his traitorous ass in a New York second. Remember when the Republican Party's mantra involving any/all things communist was " Better dead than Red!" ? Now they applaud him when he craps on patriots and vets like McCain, and ignore the fact he sucks up to the likes of Putin and KJU for the entire world to see.
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    Re: Did Trump actually change the nature of the Republican party?

    Quote Originally Posted by independentusa View Post
    I do not think so. What he did do is recognize the party for what it was and that is the party of white men who do not want to give up their status of the top dog. He has allowed those people who are for a white America to come out of the wood work and spout their hatred of anyone not like them and do so with impunity. I see a lot of posts by people who have been told to go home to where they belong or that they should only speak English if they want to stay here and be "real" Americans. I really laughed out loud when I read one of those about a Native American who was told to go back to where he came from because the stupid person could not see the difference between a Native and an Arab. God, the stupidity overwhelms me at times. So, no, Trump did not change the GOP, he saw it for what it had become and used that to get elected.
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