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Wed Aug 12, 2015, 11:11 AM

The Wall Street Journal scorns Trump Carson Fiorina Perry Santorum Jindal Graham Pataki & Gilmore

After their first presidential debates, it is time for Republicans to get serious. Donald Trump wonít be their nominee. Neither will Ben Carson. Nor will any of the men in the 5 p.m. undercard event last week. Despite Carly Fiorinaís strong performance, it is hard to believe that the GOP would turn to someone who was fired as Hewlett-Packardís CEO in 2005 after a tenure charitably described as controversial, and whose only run for elective office resulted in a landslide loss in 2010 to Sen. Barbara Boxer in California.

I don't know if this is better or worse: the WSJ's discussion of The Five Plausible GOP Candidates completely ignores Christi, Huckabee and Paul as if they have already dropped out.

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Reply The Wall Street Journal scorns Trump Carson Fiorina Perry Santorum Jindal Graham Pataki & Gilmore (Original post)
Attorney in Texas Aug 2015 OP
Vogon_Glory Aug 2015 #1
Attorney in Texas Aug 2015 #2
TreasonousBastard Aug 2015 #3
Attorney in Texas Aug 2015 #4
lame54 Aug 2015 #6
Attorney in Texas Aug 2015 #11
Cali_Democrat Aug 2015 #12
lame54 Aug 2015 #5
Attorney in Texas Aug 2015 #9
emulatorloo Aug 2015 #7
Attorney in Texas Aug 2015 #8
Attorney in Texas Aug 2015 #10
DirkGently Aug 2015 #13

Response to Attorney in Texas (Original post)

Wed Aug 12, 2015, 11:41 AM

1. No Sympathy For The WSJ, Propaganda Organ

The Wall Street Journal was a right-wing propaganda organ long before Murdoch's NewsCorp took them over. If the press titutes who write the WSJ's editorial pages are unhappy, that's too (censored) bad. They helped make the GOP what it is and they co-own the blame.

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Response to Vogon_Glory (Reply #1)

Wed Aug 12, 2015, 11:51 AM

2. Agreed. If these candidates cannot get love from the rightwing echo chamber, they are truly unloved

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Response to Attorney in Texas (Original post)

Wed Aug 12, 2015, 12:04 PM

3. Paywall there, but...

Christi, Huck, and Paul are there for amusement only and never had a chance.

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Response to TreasonousBastard (Reply #3)

Wed Aug 12, 2015, 12:15 PM

4. I used to worry about Paul (I know Democrats who liked his antiwar and other Libertarian views), but

no one seems to think he's standing by those once unique positions; now, he's just yet another Republican tool with a bad haircut.

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Response to Attorney in Texas (Reply #4)

Wed Aug 12, 2015, 12:20 PM

6. regardless of what he pretends his beliefs are...

he is an idiot - never had a chance

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Response to lame54 (Reply #6)

Wed Aug 12, 2015, 11:54 PM

11. He's certainly toast now.

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Response to TreasonousBastard (Reply #3)

Thu Aug 13, 2015, 12:00 AM

12. To get around the paywall

 

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Response to Attorney in Texas (Original post)

Wed Aug 12, 2015, 12:19 PM

5. They may be wrong about TRUMP

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Response to lame54 (Reply #5)

Wed Aug 12, 2015, 03:48 PM

9. I think anyone who predicts the early demise of the Trump campaign is wrong, but I also think that

his cap in this process falls well below 50% and so I think the nomination is beyond his grasp. I do think he can last throughout the primary and go into the convention with some delegates.

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Response to Attorney in Texas (Original post)

Wed Aug 12, 2015, 12:31 PM

7. Rupert Murdoch owns the Wall Street Journal

So I take anything they say with a truckload of salt.

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Response to emulatorloo (Reply #7)

Wed Aug 12, 2015, 01:31 PM

8. Exactly. If even Rupert Murdoch is crapping on Perry, Santorum, Jindal, Fiorina, etc., they're done

Maybe the WSJ/Murdoch family newsletter would downplay a Christie or a Kasich simply because they are deemed too moderate, but when the WSJ hasn't got the time of day for rightwing nutjobs like Perry, Santorum, Jindal, and Fiorina, those candidates should start polishing up their concession speeches.

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Response to Attorney in Texas (Original post)

Wed Aug 12, 2015, 06:42 PM

10. I thought the WSJ article was harsh until I read the Rolling Stone article:

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Response to Attorney in Texas (Original post)

Thu Aug 13, 2015, 12:09 AM

13. Interesting. n/t

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