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Old 02-07-2017, 05:30 PM
 
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WASHINGTON D.C. -- A West Michigan congressman with a history of questioning President Donald Trump used strong language in tweets criticizing Trump's response to an unfavorable court ruling this weekend.


The court decisions, which came just two weeks into Trump's presidency, struck down a controversial travel ban that has spawned protests across the country since Trump signed the executive order on Jan. 27.

U.S. District Judge James Robart on Friday, Feb. 3, issued a temporary restraining order that prevents enforcement of the president's order banning refugee arrivals for 120 days, visitors from seven Muslim-majority countries for 90 days and Syrian citizens indefinitely. A U.S. appeals court later denied the federal government's request for an immediate stay of the ruling.

The rulings prompted a storm of tweets from Trump's account, which included one calling Robart a "so-called judge" and another postulating that "many very bad and dangerous people may be pouring into our country" as a result of the ban being lifted.


U.S. Rep. Justin Amash, R-Cascade Township, added his two cents on Super Bowl Sunday in two tweets on the issue.

Amash said Trump should not have attacked Robart's legitimacy and that his "constant fear mongering" is both "irresponsible and dangerous."


The Michigan Republican has a reputation for criticizing those with which he disagrees, among whom are sometimes whoever is in the White House and members of his own political party.

After Trump's election, Amash promised to extend that critical voice past the transition to a new presidential administration
Rep. Amash: Trump's 'fear mongering' is 'irresponsible and dangerous' | MLive.com
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Old 04-10-2018, 04:06 PM
 
Location: Avondale, Chicago
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Bumpsies because:

-Amash is my favorite member of Congress, because he does what I would do for the most part, including calling everybody's crap. He walks where Donald Trump talks.

-This thread, ignored completely from the start, best illustrates the radio silence when Trump critics come from the right side. They know the "but Hillary" "but Obama" "watch CNN much?" or similar replies with the intellectual depth of a garbage can lid don't work.
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Old 04-10-2018, 04:19 PM
 
Location: Denver, CO
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This guy:



This guy:



Are what America supposedly stands for and represent only a handful of decent politicians.
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Old 04-10-2018, 04:20 PM
 
Location: Denver, CO
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And him of course:

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Old 04-10-2018, 04:52 PM
 
Location: Avondale, Chicago
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Whoops, I accidentally sent your rep without signing it as I normally do.

Also thrown out of the playbook of deep-thought comebacks is "establishment RINOs" which, if these guys were the party establishment, we would not have the carnival of a White House we have right now. These guys are what the party establishment should be.
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Old 04-10-2018, 05:31 PM
 
Location: Denver, CO
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Whoops, I accidentally sent your rep without signing it as I normally do.

Also thrown out of the playbook of deep-thought comebacks is "establishment RINOs" which, if these guys were the party establishment, we would not have the carnival of a White House we have right now. These guys are what the party establishment should be.
They're old-time Republicans--men like Robert Taft, Charles Lindbergh, Calvin Coolidge, etc.
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Old 04-10-2018, 05:34 PM
 
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Trump is not RINO. He ran as a Republican, and the vast majority of Republican congress critters have defended him and supported him. You can call him a RINO, but thats not remotely true when the Republicans support him as they do.
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Old 04-10-2018, 05:38 PM
 
Location: Avondale, Chicago
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You can call him a RINO, but thats not remotely true when the Republicans support him as they do.
You mean "some" Republicans.
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Old 04-10-2018, 06:15 PM
 
Location: Denver, CO
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Trump is not RINO. He ran as a Republican, and the vast majority of Republican congress critters have defended him and supported him. You can call him a RINO, but thats not remotely true when the Republicans support him as they do.
Trump is a lifelong Democrat who ran as a Republican for kicks.

Congress members support the POTUS if he's of their party. If he's not, they don't. It's true both ways.
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