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Opinion Opinion | Trump is killing the Republican Party

18:16  17 july  2017
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MSNBC's Joe Scarborough Is Leaving The Republican Party

  MSNBC's Joe Scarborough Is Leaving The Republican Party MSNBC host Joe Scarborough is leaving the Republican Party and will register as an independent voter.  His announcement was expected to come during Tuesday night’s episode of “The Late Show With Stephen Colbert,” the show’s executive producer Chris Licht tweeted..@JoeNBC just announced during @colbertlateshow taping that he's leaving GOP. Now an Independent.

About “ Opinion ”. “Cobain performed this angry, acoustic diatribe against a sensationalistic media live on KAOS-FM in Olympia, Washington, in 1990, supposedly on the night that he wrote it. The lyrics seem prescient: ‘Congratulations

The symbols of public opinion , in times of moderate security, are subject to check and comparison and argument. They come and go, coalesce and are forgotten, never organizing perfectly the emotion of the whole group.

President Trump at the U.S. Women's Open golf tournament at Trump National Golf Club in Bedminster, N.J., on Friday.© Kevin Lamarque/Reuters President Trump at the U.S. Women's Open golf tournament at Trump National Golf Club in Bedminster, N.J., on Friday.

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I did not leave the Republican Party. The Republican Party left its senses. The political movement that once stood athwart history resisting bloated government and military adventurism has been reduced to an amalgam of talk-radio resentments. President Trump’s Republicans have devolved into a party without a cause, dominated by a leader hopelessly ill-informed about the basics of conservatism, U.S. history and the Constitution.

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Opinion polling on the administration of Donald Trump has been regularly taken by universities, media outlets and survey companies since the start of his presidency. Public sentiment on a number of his key actions and proposals has also been tracked.

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America’s first Republican president reportedly said, “Nearly all men can stand adversity. But if you want to test a man’s character, give him power.” The current Republican president and the party he controls were granted monopoly power over Washington in November and already find themselves spectacularly failing Abraham Lincoln’s character exam.

It would take far more than a single column to detail Trump’s failures in the months following his bleak inaugural address. But the Republican leaders who have subjugated themselves to the White House’s corrupting influence fell short of Lincoln’s standard long before their favorite reality-TV star brought his gaudy circus act to Washington.

When I left Congress in 2001, I praised my party’s successful efforts to balance the budget for the first time in a generation and keep many of the promises that led to our takeover in 1994. I concluded my last speech on the House floor by foolishly predicting that Republicans would balance budgets and champion a restrained foreign policy for as long as they held power.

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  Majority Thinks Trump Jr.'s Meeting Was Inappropriate, Poll Finds Most Americans believe it was inappropriate for Donald Trump Jr. to agree to meet with a Kremlin-linked Russian lawyer who was said to have damaging information about Hillary Clinton, a new HuffPost/YouGov survey finds. The story, which has dominated the news this week since Trump Jr. tweeted out a copy of his email exchanges preceding the June 2016 meeting,  has drawn widespread media attention and heavy scrutiny in some quarters.

It was cheered to the rafters by the members of Mr. Trump ’s party , which proved once again how much they deserve one another. Follow The New York Times Opinion section on Facebook and Twitter (@NYTopinion), and sign up for the Opinion Today newsletter.

The president and his allies in the news media and the Republican Party are overthrowing the rule of law and the truth. Follow The New York Times Opinion section on Facebook and Twitter (@NYTopinion), and sign up for the Opinion Today newsletter.

I would be proved wrong immediately.

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As the new century began, Republicans gained control of the federal government. George W. Bush and the GOP Congress responded by turning a $155 billion surplus into a $1 trillion deficit and doubling the national debt, passing a $7 trillion unfunded entitlement program and promoting a foreign policy so utopian it would have made Woodrow Wilson blush. Voters made Nancy Pelosi speaker of the House in 2006 and Barack Obama president in 2008.

After their well-deserved drubbing, Republicans swore that if voters ever entrusted them with running Washington again, they would prove themselves worthy. Trump’s party was given a second chance this year, but it has spent almost every day since then making the majority of Americans regret it.

The GOP president questioned America’s constitutional system of checks and balances. Republican leaders said nothing. He echoed Stalin and Mao by calling the free press “the enemy of the people.” Republican leaders were silent. And as the commander in chief insulted allies while embracing autocratic thugs, Republicans who spent a decade supporting wars of choice remained quiet. Meanwhile, their budget-busting proposals demonstrate a fiscal recklessness very much in line with the Bush years.

"The swamp's deeper than he thought": Trump supporters stick with him

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Separately, the Pew Global Attitudes Project measures foreign opinion of the United States. That survey found that only two of the 37 countries have a more favorable opinion of the United States since Trump took office.

Despite all the hardball negotiating over immigration reform, President Trump is singly responsible for stripping protections from the Dreamers. Opinion .

Last week’s Russia revelations show just how shamelessly Republican lawmakers will stand by a longtime Democrat who switched parties after the promotion of a racist theory about Barack Obama gave him standing in Lincoln’s once-proud party. Neither Lincoln, William Buckley nor Ronald Reagan would recognize this movement.

It is a dying party that I can no longer defend.

Pulitzer Prize-winning historian Jon Meacham has long predicted that the Republican and Democrats’ 150-year duopoly will end. The signs seem obvious enough. When my Republican Party took control of Congress in 1994, it was the first time the GOP had won the House in a generation. The two parties have been in a state of turmoil ever since.

In 2004, Republican strategist Karl Rove anticipated a majority that would last a generation; two years later, Pelosi became the most liberal House speaker in history. Obama was swept into power by a supposedly unassailable Democratic coalition. In 2010, the tea party tide rolled in. Obama’s reelction returned the momentum to the Democrats, but Republicans won a historic state-level landslide in 2014. Then last fall, Trump demolished both the Republican and Democratic establishments.

Opinion | The GOP’s moral rot is the problem, not Donald Trump Jr.

  Opinion | The GOP’s moral rot is the problem, not Donald Trump Jr. That's ultimately what gave us President Trump.The key insight from a week of gobsmacking revelations is not that the Russia scandal may finally have an underlying crime but that, as David Brooks suggests, “over the past few generations the Trump family built an enveloping culture that is beyond good and evil.” (Remember when the media collectively oohed and ahhed that, “Say what you will about Donald Trump, but his kids are great!”? Add that to the heap of inane media narratives that helped normalize Trump to the voters.

This article is a collection of statewide polls for the United States presidential election, 2016. The polls listed here provide early data on opinion polling between the Democratic candidate, the Republican candidate, the Libertarian candidate, and the Green candidate.

People opposed to President Trump ’s position on DACA marching in Los Angeles in September.CreditDavid Mcnew/Getty Images.

Political historians will one day view Donald Trump as a historical anomaly. But the wreckage visited of this man will break the Republican Party into pieces — and lead to the election of independent thinkers no longer tethered to the tired dogmas of the polarized past. When that day mercifully arrives, the two-party duopoly that has strangled American politics for almost two centuries will finally come to an end. And Washington just may begin to work again.

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