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Sun May 29, 2016, 05:29 PM

WSJ editor: Trump needs to be destroyed in the November election to teach GOP voters a lesson

Appearing on CNN, an opinion page editor from the Wall Street Journal left no doubt how he feels about presumptive GOP presidential nominee Donald Trump, saying not only will he not vote for him, but that Trump needs to be crushed in the November election as a lesson to Republicans.

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“I most certainly will not vote for Donald Trump,” Stephens began tersely. “I will vote for the least left-wing opponent to Donald Trump and I want to make a vote that makes sure he is the biggest loser in presidential history since, I don’t know, Alf Landon.”

Then Stephens went off:

“It’s important that Donald Trump, or what he represents, this kind of quote ‘ethnic conservatism or populism,’ be so decisively rebuked that the Republican Party and the Republican voters will forever learn their lesson that they cannot nominate a man so manifestly unqualified to be president in any way, shape or form.”




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Reply WSJ editor: Trump needs to be destroyed in the November election to teach GOP voters a lesson (Original post)
kpete May 2016 OP
Maeve May 2016 #1
Cosmocat May 2016 #18
Gothmog May 2016 #2
Liberal_in_LA May 2016 #10
MFM008 May 2016 #3
MADem May 2016 #4
w4rma May 2016 #6
MADem May 2016 #12
w4rma May 2016 #14
MADem May 2016 #16
w4rma May 2016 #22
MADem May 2016 #23
lindysalsagal May 2016 #5
Volaris May 2016 #7
Hortensis May 2016 #17
Cosmocat May 2016 #19
ThoughtCriminal May 2016 #8
Cosmocat May 2016 #20
Hortensis May 2016 #21
UTUSN May 2016 #9
Fozzledick May 2016 #11
Scientific May 2016 #13
RogueTrooper May 2016 #15

Response to kpete (Original post)

Sun May 29, 2016, 05:33 PM

1. There is no such thing as "forever learn their lesson"

Humanity seldom remembers 20 years on what stupidity it did last time...and in 20 years, many of Drumpf's supporters will be dead.
Not that I'd try to stop an enemy of the Great Yam....

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Response to Maeve (Reply #1)

Mon May 30, 2016, 08:54 AM

18. right?

like GWB wasn't enough of a lesson?

The virulent stupidity that manifests itself within the "conservative" element of this country will remain in place, as it has for over a century now ...

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Response to kpete (Original post)

Sun May 29, 2016, 05:34 PM

2. Wow-I agree with the WSJ

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Response to Gothmog (Reply #2)

Sun May 29, 2016, 10:37 PM

10. Me too

 

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Response to kpete (Original post)

Sun May 29, 2016, 05:42 PM

3. This opinion is not approved

by Rupert Murdoch.

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Response to MFM008 (Reply #3)

Sun May 29, 2016, 05:56 PM

4. Oh, yes -- it is. He has a finger in the air and knows which way the wind is blowing.

Murdoch is a complete asshole, but he's never been an ideologue.

He touts the GOP in America because he "owns the franchise" in terms of television media here. Look at Fox--the news arm is "right wing" and the entertainment arm runs the subversive "Family Guy" and "American Dad."

He was quite the supporter of the LABOUR PARTY over in UK when it suited him.

He's not loyal to anything save his wallet.

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Response to MADem (Reply #4)

Sun May 29, 2016, 08:04 PM

6. Murdoch is supporting the New Democrats, these days. Just like he supported New Labour.

 

Remember what happened to New Labour?

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Response to w4rma (Reply #6)

Mon May 30, 2016, 04:20 AM

12. Murdoch crosses back and forth as it advantages him.

He's behind Cameron in UK, these days.

He's got plenty of GOP buddies on the Hill and his Fox News franchise still regards us as The Devil. He won't be even halfway civil to us unless and until we have a super majority in one chamber and a majority in both.

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Response to MADem (Reply #12)

Mon May 30, 2016, 05:37 AM

14. Exactly. And this is why progressives are wary of Clinton. (nt)

 

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Response to w4rma (Reply #14)

Mon May 30, 2016, 08:37 AM

16. Why--because he hosted a lousy fundraising breakfast--not even a dinner--

for her when she was a Senator?

They're both from NY. APIL.

She's not the candidate out there trolling for GOP voters.

smh.

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Response to MADem (Reply #16)

Mon May 30, 2016, 05:05 PM

22. You were sounding reasonable, a short time, MADem. Then you went 'Hillary can do no wrong', again.nt

 

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Response to w4rma (Reply #22)

Mon May 30, 2016, 06:53 PM

23. I find it really odd that the default objection to any opinion I

express is "You" do X, "you" say Y, "YOU" aren't as good as you used to be because you don't agree with me, etc.

I find it odd that so many people getting pissed at me can't respond to the substance of my views, but have to resort to name calling and shade throwing directed at me, personally.

It suggests a failure of discourse on YOUR part.

And that's pretty much all I have to say about YOU.





w4rma
22. You were sounding reasonable, a short time, MADem. Then you went 'Hillary can do no wrong', again.nt


Talk issues, not other DUers. If you can....

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Response to kpete (Original post)

Sun May 29, 2016, 07:50 PM

5. I'm surprised WSJ published that. Wow!

I think that shows that the fRumpser's ascendancy isn't at all secure.

Great.

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Response to kpete (Original post)

Sun May 29, 2016, 08:50 PM

7. They won't learn dick.

The voter base over there is about to find out exactly how much the party establishment doesn't give a fuck about them, and the establishment is going to get a very, very difficult lesson as to the limits of the Southern Strategy and what happens when you intentionally pander to idiot backwoods bigots.

Good.

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Response to Volaris (Reply #7)

Mon May 30, 2016, 08:54 AM

17. The GOP is serving ultraconservative billionaires

and USING the ignorance of idiots urban, suburban, and rural to manipulate them for the wealthy.

Agree they won't learn dick. However, they will be furious enough at the GOP that it could topple the GOP leadership, and with them at least temporarily disable the ultraconservative wealthy's control of GOP power.

Btw, I've read that the Koch-lead alliance, with its hundreds of billionaires and megamillionaires, rivals the GOP in power these days. Taking down the GOP will hurt them, but they'll be extremely busy looking for ways to turn chaos to their benefit.

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Response to Volaris (Reply #7)

Mon May 30, 2016, 08:59 AM

19. I have contended through out the primary

that the worst thing the republican party could do from a survival perspective was take the nomination from Trump at the covention.

Maybe he loses in the general, maybe he loses big. He might win.

But, it is one cycle thing if he loses, and those pods with the special mix of major stupid and major anger that wins them a LOT of elections will have been indulged and the establishment would get to say they got their candidate and keep them in the fold.

If they took the nomination, they would lose those pods for a lot longer.

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Response to kpete (Original post)

Sun May 29, 2016, 08:53 PM

8. No matter what happens, GOP voters will take away the same "Lesson"

Win, win big, lose, lose big, Republicans always react the same way:

Move farther to the right. Always, NO exceptions. It is how they read success and failure.

Win, no matter how small and how victory was obtained and they see it mandate to be more conservative. Lose, and they conclude that the defeat was caused by no being a "real" conservative.

Don't believe there is any more room to the right? We are just a few more election cycles from conservatives thinking that the Spanish Inquisition failed when it got too soft.

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Response to ThoughtCriminal (Reply #8)

Mon May 30, 2016, 09:00 AM

20. B I N G O

SPOT on ...

Anyone who thinks other wise hasn't been paying attention the last quarter century.

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Response to ThoughtCriminal (Reply #8)

Mon May 30, 2016, 09:03 AM

21. Maybe not. That was the pattern of the past, yes.

However, just look at Trump's supporters. Many were tea-partiers not long ago. Yet following Trump, they really don't care about deregulation and the evils of "big government." At least 75% of conservatives feel the wealthy don't pay enough in taxes. They like Social Security. The ultraconservative puppeteers have currently lost control of the right's ideological direction.

And let's face it, for every action there is reaction. Take a look at this history of the ideology of Congress. Just how batshit-crazy-conservative can that blue Republican Congress line go? The voting patterns of the people the ultrawealthy have been manipulating into Congress have moved farther and farther away from the traditional conservatism people grew up with for close to 30 years now.

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Response to kpete (Original post)

Sun May 29, 2016, 10:09 PM

9. r #18 & K for, to Zeus's ear!1

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Response to kpete (Original post)

Mon May 30, 2016, 12:39 AM

11. "Republican voters will forever learn their lesson that they cannot nominate a man so manifestly

unqualified to be president in any way, shape or form.”

Why? They didn't learn from Ronald Reagan or George Bush.

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Response to kpete (Original post)

Mon May 30, 2016, 04:53 AM

13. Oh oh. Basic common sense & a dash of decency. DANGER

WARNING. The Republicans will want to tar & feather this editorialist,
or at the very least to tape his mouth shut before he utters another syllable of truth.

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Response to kpete (Original post)

Mon May 30, 2016, 05:41 AM

15. These Conservative Elites are quite pissy

Nothing like their supporters have deciding to go for a candidate who does not bother with the dog whistle to put them, in their ivory towers, on the back foot.

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