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Wednesday, October 21, 2020

John Danforth, a Missouri Republican who left the Senate in 1995, explained in an op-ed for The Washington Post Tuesday - titled "Trump's attack on the debate commission is an attack on the election itself" - that he'd maintained "a strict vow of silence regarding my personal feelings about the current presidential campaign." But now, Danforth wrote, he feels "compelled to respond" to the criticism and conspiracy theories leveled at the commission by Trump and his allies.

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"It is not the honor of the commission that is at stake here," he concluded. "What is at stake is Americans' belief in the fairness of our presidential debates and, in turn, the presidential election. When that faith is undermined, the damage to our country is incalculable."
Better late than never. For many, Trump crossed the Rubicon with his rant the moment after he descended his golden escalator in 2015. The rest has been a race-to-the-bottom ever since.

#1 | Posted by tonyroma at 2020-10-21 08:50 AM | Reply

This is too little too late. Only now that it is perfectly clear to everyone that Trump is going to lose on election day are all these spineless life-long Republicans finally willing to openly criticize Trump. Cowards.

#2 | Posted by moder8 at 2020-10-21 07:04 PM | Reply

Message to all you ball-less republicans who now want an audience to distance themselves from Donnie little hands.
F you.

#3 | Posted by Docman at 2020-10-21 07:11 PM | Reply

Danforth is just another RINO, that writes for the compost, who cares what he thinks?

#4 | Posted by Gtjr at 2020-10-21 07:36 PM | Reply

Danforth is just another RINO, that writes for the compost, who cares what he thinks?

#4 | Posted by Gtjr

People who remember and like what the repub party used to be before they threw away all their values to become the cult of a con man.

#5 | Posted by SpeakSoftly at 2020-10-21 07:39 PM | Reply | Funny: 1

Jack Danforth is a remnant of that extinct creature: a moderate Republican. He believed Republicans should never have made a suicide pact with evangelicals, or tried to get into people's bedrooms. He was also a fiscal conservative, and I'm sure is flabbergasted at trillion-dollar deficits.

That said, he should've spoked up much, much sooner.

#6 | Posted by Danforth at 2020-10-21 08:17 PM | Reply

Danforth is just another RINO, that writes for the compost, who cares what he thinks?

#4 | POSTED BY GTJR

God damned you're stupid son.

#7 | Posted by jpw at 2020-10-21 08:34 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 2

#7 | POSTED BY JPW-That's precisely why I label the collection of our population that supports trump "The Stupids".

#8 | Posted by Yodagirl at 2020-10-21 08:47 PM | Reply

Jack Danforth is a remnant of that extinct creature: a moderate Republican.

The GOP cannibalized them out of existence.

#9 | Posted by AMERICANUNITY at 2020-10-22 05:13 PM | Reply

It could also be called 'fratricide?'

#10 | Posted by AMERICANUNITY at 2020-10-22 05:14 PM | Reply

There may have been a time when there were moderate Republicans, but it hasn't been during my politically aware lifetime.

The Grand Old Party has moved consistently right since Reagan, since Lee Atwater and the Southern Strategy, since David Duke represented Louisiana in Congress.

#11 | Posted by snoofy at 2020-10-22 05:38 PM | Reply

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