Bashing Trump Is Not Working For Flake In His Home State

Ausiliatrice Cristiano
Agosto 4, 2017

Translation: Why the freak aren't Republicans fighting for Trump?

"That's not going to happen if you refer to the other party as my enemies or losers or clowns", said Flake, who is out with a new book, "Conscience of a Conservative: A Rejection of Destructive Politics and a Return to Principle".

In the halls of the Senate on Tuesday, however, it didn't seem as if Flake's message was being heeded. The MSM adores nothing more than a Republican politician who will gleefully attack other Republicans.

You can read the full excerpt HERE! "This populism, in some cases xenophobia, anti-immigration, protectionism - that's not familiar to us, and I don't think it's a governing philosophy". "He chose to express his, and some members may choose not to express theirs".

"To carry on in the spring of 2017 as if what was happening was anything approaching normalcy required a determined suspension of critical faculties. At a certain point, it might be time to build an ark", Flake writes.

Flake sees himself as a conservative in the tradition of Arizona icon Barry Goldwater.

By contrast, fellow Arizona Sen.

Flake, who's up for re-election next year, said on "Face the Nation" Sunday that the Republican Party has lost its way.

Democrats praised Flake, a Mormon with a reputation as a straight shooter.

Flake said such a change in immigration policy would be wrong for the overall US economy.

In 2008, at Reason's 40th anniversary gala in Los Angeles, soon after Barack Obama's and the Democrat's win over John McCain and the GOP Congress, Flake talked about how his party needed to get back to limited-government principles.

Speaking to CNN's Jake Tapper on "The Lead" Thursday, Flake criticized the GOP for allowing rhetoric and attitudes to get "coarser and coarser", especially when it comes to dealing with the immigration issue. He described some of the president's policies as not reflecting conservative values. The president's "protectionist attitude" toward free trade and isolationism, Flake said, are "not conservative".

The senator says that since the election conservatives have been in denial as the government at its highest levels has become dysfunctional.

Overall, 52% of Arizona voters surveyed for the poll said they were less likely to vote for Flake in his 2018 reelection bid due to his vote in support of the various Republican plans.

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