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In Which Donald Trump Edits His Twitter Profile Background to Include a Tweet With a Blatant Lie

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Anymouse 🌹🎃5/08/2017 9:37:17 pm PDT

re: #166 retired cynic

He’s Anymouse’s Senator, and he has had a few independent moments, but pretty well toes the line. Perhaps he just needs some stroking and pushing.

Mr. Sasse usually toes the Republican Party line. As such, most of the cabinet picks would have been acceptable to him because they broadly reflected his values (I’m not sure about Jeff Sessions, but Sasse is a freshman senator and as such is not going to create a lot of waves in his party.)

That said, his Facebook post/newspaper op-ed where he said he would not support Trump, and afterwards when he appeared at town hall meetings around the state and got booed for that position I figure is a calculated move by Mr. Sasse.

Senator Sasse is a fairly young and very smart guy … and if he correctly saw the upcoming Dumpster fire that is the Trump Train Wreck, if he foresaw that said wreck would take out a large portion of the established Republicans, he would be positioned to assert himself in the GOP.

Note he is on the Senate Intelligence Committee as a freshman senator.

Senator Sasse by education is a historian. Perhaps he is applying that knowledge of the past to his strategy as a GOP politician.