The Republicans’ big gut-check vote on Tuesday – The Washington Post

https://www.washingtonpost.com/opinions/2019/02/23/republicans-big-gut-check-vote-tuesday/

“Banana Republicans.” I bet Max Boot will be voting Republican some time in the next 8 years, but this is still good.

«If Republicans support this unconstitutional power grab, they will have completed their transformation from the party of Reagan — a party devoted to conservative principles — to the party of Trump — a party devoted to no principle other than a desperate desire to propitiate a capricious would-be tyrant in the White House. They might as well get rid of the elephant and make their party symbol a curved yellow fruit, because they will have become banana republicans. I am worried about the Democrats’ drift to the left, but I can never imagine voting again for a Republican Party that represents a clear and present danger to democracy in the United States.»

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