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Thu Dec 10, 2015, 10:49 PM

Republicans discuss possibility of brokered convention - Time to get rid of Reince Priebus?


Don't eat anything before watching this.


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Response to Quixote1818 (Original post)

Thu Dec 10, 2015, 10:56 PM

1. talk about a waste of human bodies walking around...

seems like this group has lights out in their balcony....

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Response to Quixote1818 (Original post)

Thu Dec 10, 2015, 10:59 PM

2. That was fascinating. The Republians have a huge problem on their hands.

They have a majority wanting to vote for someone who is not controlled by the party because a chunk of their base hates their party.

If Trump is not nominated, especially if a brokered conventions gives someone else the nomination, they will loose.

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Response to Agnosticsherbet (Reply #2)

Thu Dec 10, 2015, 11:31 PM

5. That's the first thing I thought of. His supporters won't budge from him, and if the party

(or a group of wealthy contributors as I've heard is going to happen in Jan.) force Trump out of the running, all those people aren't just going to go home and quietly sulk. They're going to fight back. I think one of three things will happen: Trump will run third party, his voters will vote for the Dem candidate as payback, his voters will just stay home! No matter what, no party candidate can win if 30-35% of their voters stay home!

I say, sit back and enjoy the show!!!!

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Response to napi21 (Reply #5)

Thu Dec 10, 2015, 11:43 PM

6. I'm thinking his supporters will be locked out of the Iowa caucuses.

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Response to HubertHeaver (Reply #6)

Fri Dec 11, 2015, 12:10 AM

8. They may well be, but that only matters in Iowa, and Iowa only has 4 Reps & 2 Sens.

All the hoopla about Iowa is a big propaganda show.

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Response to napi21 (Reply #8)

Fri Dec 11, 2015, 12:37 AM

9. It gives the talking heads something to scream about.

In 2012 the R's gave the win to Romney, implying it gave him momentum going into New Hampshire. They finally had to admit the actual winner was Santorum, far too late to allow him to claim any momentum from his actual win.

In 2008, the headlines were Hillary finishes 3rd, Obama wins. Nary a mention of second place finisher, John Edwards. No ink, no airtime, nothing. It was as if he just dropped out after Iowa.

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Response to Quixote1818 (Original post)

Thu Dec 10, 2015, 11:01 PM

3. Who are these twits? nt

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Response to OhZone (Reply #3)

Fri Dec 11, 2015, 01:58 AM

13. The people who will weep for 'Murka when Bernie Sanders wins the Presidency.

LOL and fuck their tears, because 24 months later THEIR lives will be better off for it, too.

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Response to Quixote1818 (Original post)

Thu Dec 10, 2015, 11:07 PM

4. 5 minutes and 30 seconds....

and I couldn't make it to the end.

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Response to Quixote1818 (Original post)

Fri Dec 11, 2015, 12:04 AM

7. The monster that Rinse Penis helped to create

You reap what you sow.

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Response to Quixote1818 (Original post)

Fri Dec 11, 2015, 12:48 AM

10. Divide and Conquer. Trump is a man to love and hate.

The Republicans are doomed. They know the more Trump continues with his demagoguery, the more he alienates Latinos from the republican party, and for any Republican to get elected, they need 60% of the Latino vote. He's already burned that bridge. But if they kick him out, he'll run as a third party and syphon off 30% of the republican base.

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Response to Quixote1818 (Original post)

Fri Dec 11, 2015, 12:55 AM

11. The Stupid!

 

It Burns!!!

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Response to Quixote1818 (Original post)

Fri Dec 11, 2015, 01:05 AM

12. Interesting to hear the "impotence" reference

This isn't about conservative policies at all, it is about rudderless lost people wanting a strongman to protect them from everything they are afraid of.

Every policy proposed by Trump is an expansion of "Big Government", from a database to track people, control of the internet, deporting millions of people, invading Middle Eastern countries to take their oil, legalizing torture, even building a massive border wall. Hardly classic "Get the Government Out of Our Lives" conservatism.

But all of his proposals make him seem like the strong "Daddy" figure that will protect these folks from their personal boogeymen borne out of a changing America, whether it is minorities, terrorists, feminists, other religions, loss of American "face", or economic changes.

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Response to Midnight Writer (Reply #12)

Fri Dec 11, 2015, 02:08 AM

14. This is exactly correct. FEAR drives them. Nothing else.

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