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    I just finished reading “Eisenhower 1956”, by David Nichols. It is a book that I would recommend reading.

    It covers the time period from Eisenhower’s heart attack in 1955 through his State of the Union address in January 1957. Between those two events are the 1956 invasion of Hungary by the Russians, and the 1956 invasion of Egypt by Israel, France, and England. The latter event occurred 9 days before the 1956 presidential election, and resulted in the transfer of the peacekeeper role in the Middle East from England to the United States> It also led to the Eisenhower Doctrine of 1957.

    Eisenhower was a cautious, intelligent, and courageous president, which is why he is rated the 5th best president in our country’s history. Sadly, those adjectives describe very few people in today’s Republican Party, ESPECIALLY Donald Trump, who will be eventually rated #45 in the presidential evaluations.

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    He is responsible for the Interstate Highway System. THE DWIGHT D. EISENHOWER INTERSTATE HIGHWAY SYSTEM. The beginnings of Interstate Highway System, as we know it today, can be traced to the summer of 1919, when LTC Dwight D. Eisenhowerserved as an observer to the first transcontinental convoy.
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    There WAS a time when it made sense to vote Republican - but it is no longer 1956.

    Of all the things President Trump has destroyed, the Republican Party is among the most dismaying.

    “Destroyed” is perhaps too simplistic, though. It would be more precise to say that Mr. Trump accelerated his party’s demise, exposing the rot that has been eating at its core for decades and leaving it a hollowed-out shell devoid of ideas, values or integrity, committed solely to preserving its own power even at the expense of democratic norms, institutions and ideals.

    Tomato, tomahto. However you characterize it, the Republican Party’s dissolution under Mr. Trump is bad for American democracy.

    Congressional bootlickers, channeling Mr. Trump’s rantings about the Deep State, have used their power to target those who dared to investigate him. Committee chairmen like Representative Devin Nunes and Senator Ron Johnson have conducted hearings aimed at smearing Mr. Trump’s political opponents and delegitimizing the special counsel’s Russia inquiry.

    Mr. Trump’s corrosive influence on his party would fill a book. It has, in fact, filled several, as well as a slew of articles, social media posts and op-eds, written by conservatives both heartbroken and incensed over what has become of their party.

    But many of these disillusioned Republicans also acknowledge that their team has been descending into white grievance, revanchism and know-nothing populism for decades. Mr. Trump just greased the slide. “He is the logical conclusion of what the Republican Party has become in the last 50 or so years,” the longtime party strategist Stuart Stevens asserts in his new book, “It Was All a Lie.”

    The scars of Mr. Trump’s presidency will linger long after he leaves office. Some Republicans believe that, if those scars run only four years deep, rather than eight, their party can be nursed back to health. Others question whether there is anything left worth saving. Mr. Stevens’s prescription: “Burn it to the ground, and start over.”

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    The actual problem lies withe Murdocks/ Sinclair etc. who spread all their manure on the air waves. Especially the people in small towns etc. are indoctrinated by it. So start at the source which is the undermining Murdock "media". But yeah "free speech" here has no limits, neither Presidents. When it this country waking up and make strict laws for the "media" , "Presidents" and "churches"? If nothing is done in those area's, the "mess" will continue with "indoctrination" and " falsehoods".

    However I guess I'm the only one who sees it that way. Because of that, it will mean that this country will stay in turmoil forever, unless they get for a change an leader who understands what is wrong with this country and does something about it.