Justin Amash Declares His Independence From The GOP

Axios:

“When my dad was 16, America welcomed him as a Palestinian refugee. It wasn’t easy moving to a new country, but it was the greatest blessing of his life.

Throughout my childhood, my dad would remind my brothers and me of the challenges he faced before coming here and how fortunate we were to be Americans. In this country, he told us, everyone has an opportunity to succeed regardless of background.

Growing up, I thought a lot about the brilliance of America. Our country’s founders established a constitutional republic uniquely dedicated to securing the rights of the people. In fact, they designed a political system so ordered around liberty that, in succeeding generations, the Constitution itself would strike back against the biases and blind spots of its authors.

My parents, both immigrants, were Republicans. I supported Republican candidates throughout my early adult life and then successfully ran for office as a Republican. The Republican Party, I believed, stood for limited government, economic freedom and individual liberty — principles that had made the American Dream possible for my family. …”

I’m not a fan of Blompf.

I’m hardly a defender of the GOP.

Justin Amash, however, is one of the biggest lolbertarian goofballs in the Republican Party. He is also quitting the party solely because he is losing by nearly 20 points to a challenger in his primary. As with Jeff Flake and John McCain, it is a good thing that he will be gone soon.

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4 Comments

  1. Most of the Dissident movement has distanced itself from Blormpf and the GOP due to MIGA policies. Some have even supported Blormpfs impeachment. But, Amash does seem like a moron.

    How has Amash fought for the rights of American citizens not to have our speech infringed upon by Big Tech?

    How has Amash fought for the rights of American citizens not to have our communities invaded by hostile foreigners who negatively affect the quality of life?

    How has Amash fought for the rights of American citizens not to have our jobs taken by immigrants?

    I’m going to be changing my voter registration to Independent eventually. The GOP disgusts me as well.
    But, I’m not Palestinian-American and I don’t support Open Borders.

    I do agree with Amash that the Two Party System is dysfunctional. It needs to somehow become an anachronism. I’m tired of not having a real political choice.

  2. “As with Jeff Flake and John McCain, it is a good thing that he will be gone soon.”

    Possibly, but I don’t think losing one of the two or so more or less consistent advocates for a sensible foreign policy+opponents of anti-BDS/hate crime legislation in the House is an unmitigated good. However, it’s true Amash’s logic re: persuasion was never going to lead to anywhere good.

  3. I’d rather have 100 Justin Amashes in Congress than 100 Jeff Flakes and 100 John McCaines. You can disagree with Amash but you know what his position is. I could never say the same thing about McCain or Flake, both of which were my US Senators here in Arizona.

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