Who Is Really Burning Things Down? | RealClearPolitics

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Published: Jul 31, 2020
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Bias Rating:

94% Liberal


Bias Score Calculation:

This article includes the following sentiments, providing an average bias score of 94% Liberal:

  • 1 positive sentiment for Iran
  • 1 positive sentiment for Border Wall


Policies:

Iran
Border Wall

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96% "A number of Republicans have stood up to Trump and maintained their electoral viability -- especially when they challenged him on matters in which he has shown little interest, namely public policy."
94% "I thought General Mattis' words were true, and honest and necessary and overdue."
89% "Sen. Pat Toomey, R-Pa."
88% "He writes, A rage, fury, and a 'burn it all down' mentality is one of the maladies that brought us to the present moment."
80% "He violated the most sacred norms of a multiethnic society by encouraging racial hatred."
75% "Institutions are like scaffolding."
69% "Since they were powerless when it counted, perhaps we should make it official?"
65% "He made the U.S. guilty of separating babies from their mothers."
60% "I disagree."
58% "And after Gen. James Mattis wrote an op-ed saying that Donald Trump was making a mockery of the U.S. Constitution, Sen. Lisa Murkowski said: I was really thankful."
57% "They have, by their silence, given assent to his cruelty, his assaults on truth, his dangerous flirtations with political violence and his consistent demolition of institutions."
-51% "Sen. Ben Sasse, R-Neb., said it would lead to a slaughter."
-54% "He ran the executive branch like a gangster, demanding personal loyalty and abusing officials such as the hapless Jeff Sessions, who merely followed ethics rules."
-61% "He weakened respect for law enforcement and the courts, suggesting that he was the victim of a deep state and that so-called judges need not be respected."
-80% "I use that word advisedly, because these Republican officeholders often use words like kill or destroy or annihilate when contemplating what Trump would do to them if they raise their heads too far above the parapet."

We have listed the top 15 sentiments. More sentiments do exist. Please review the full article for more information.



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Contributing sentiments towards policy:

96% : A number of Republicans have stood up to Trump and maintained their electoral viability -- especially when they challenged him on matters in which he has shown little interest, namely public policy.
95% : David is right that very few people in any walk of life display courage on anything, though craven Republicans holding House and Senate posts might want to pause from time to time to contemplate the extraordinary valor of protesters in Hong Kong, Iran and Egypt who continue to put their freedom and sometimes their lives at risk by taking to the streets.
94% : I thought General Mattis' words were true, and honest and necessary and overdue."
89% : Sen. Pat Toomey, R-Pa.
88% : He writes, "A rage, fury, and a 'burn it all down' mentality is one of the maladies that brought us to the present moment."
87% : It's certainly true that Republicans perceived their options to be limited.
83% : And should being an elected official really be one's "life work"?
81% : My friend David French, one of the most admirable voices in America today, argues that conservatives need not vote against Republican senate candidates in order to send a message about Trumpism.
80% : He violated the most sacred norms of a multiethnic society by encouraging racial hatred.
75% : The most demoralizing aspect of the past four years has not been that a boob conman was elected president but that one of the two great political parties surrendered to him utterly.
75% : Institutions are like scaffolding.
74% : Rep. Liz Cheney called it a "catastrophic mistake that puts our gains against ISIS at risk and threatens America's national security."
74% : Senators Lindsay Graham, R-S.C., Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., Mitt Romney, R-Utah, Marco Rubio, R-Fla., former U.N. Ambassador Nikki Haley and others weighed in as well.
73% : But this overstates things.
71% : In fact, all that actually threatened them was the possibility of nasty tweets and the chance that they might lose their seats.
69% : Since they were powerless when it counted, perhaps we should make it official?
65% : He made the U.S. guilty of separating babies from their mothers.
62% : The current Republican Party has chosen to become the burn-it-all-down party.
62% : He has cast doubt on the integrity of elections.
61% : , for example, voted against the president's USMCA trade agreement and (gasp) wrote an op-ed in The Wall Street Journal explaining his reasoning.
60% : I disagree.
58% : And after Gen. James Mattis wrote an op-ed saying that Donald Trump was making a "mockery of the U.S. Constitution," Sen. Lisa Murkowski said: "I was really thankful.
57% : They have, by their silence, given assent to his cruelty, his assaults on truth, his dangerous flirtations with political violence and his consistent demolition of institutions.
56% : When the president abruptly announced, following a phone call with Turkish leader Recep Erdogan, that he was withdrawing American troops forthwith from Syria, a number of Republicans voiced horror.
56% : Donald Trump undermined the institution of the free press, urging his followers to disbelieve everything except what came from the leader.
55% : He ignored the law to get his way on the border wall.
53% : He scorned allies and toadied to dictators.
49% : If they speak up, they say, they will flush their careers down the drain.
49% : Sen. Ben Sasse, R-Neb., said it would lead to a "slaughter."
46% : He ran the executive branch like a gangster, demanding personal loyalty and abusing officials such as the hapless Jeff Sessions, who merely followed ethics rules.
45% : Where they have shrunk into their shells was on matters that are even more critical to the health of our republic.
45% : Elected officials, terrified of their own constituents, have cowered and temporized in the face of a truly unprecedented assault on democratic values.
43% : They believed that they were powerless and acted accordingly.
39% : Look at what happened to Jeff Flake, Mark Sanford and Bob Corker!
39% : He weakened respect for law enforcement and the courts, suggesting that he was the victim of a "deep state" and that "so-called judges" need not be respected.
38% : It's the legal, Constitutional way to express approval or disapproval.
38% : When a society's institutions are weakened, the whole edifice can come crashing down.
36% : This assumes that the reason some plan to evict Republican senators is simply a matter of anger.
33% : Sen. Ted Cruz said it would be "DISGRACEFUL."
31% : So, it is possible to speak up about this president and survive.
31% : As noted above, Republicans have criticized the president on policy matters, sometimes even harshly.
20% : David suggests that voting against Republican senators ignores that they had bad choices.
20% : I use that word advisedly, because these Republican officeholders often use words like "kill" or "destroy" or "annihilate" when contemplating what Trump would do to them if they raise their heads too far above the parapet.
14% : When the president suggested lifting sanctions on Russia, Senator Rob Portman, R-Ohio, said it would be "horrible" for the United States.
13% : But voting against a candidate or even a whole party is not nihilism.

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