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Trump's tweets are not random, but are induced by his coterie of rwnjs.

I posit that Trump's transition team is making sure that Trump is kept uninformed and angry about issues that they want to promote.

The more ambiguous the tweet is the more uncertainity is created. His first negogiating skill is to create fear and uncertainity in his victims.

He has already shown that his tweets can change the stock of a company and now all companies have felt the chill. He has already shown that his tweets can generate death threats for a individual and we all should fear a president who willing to use such power.

If RNC repudiates Trump, he is still on the ballot so what does it mean?

People get to vote for him, right?

The big donors are asking the party to drop him . . .

HOw the republicans can use electors to write in Pence.


Rick Hansen at Elelctionlaw blog has a couple articles about ways that the Republicans could use the Electoral College to try to get Pence instead of Trump as their candidate.

"But if Trump withdraws, and in fact even if he doesn’t, there is one other possible way out: the Electoral College. When we cast our votes for president they are actually cast for electors from each state (based roughly on population size) who then cast ballots for president. If Trump is chosen in some states, those electors could vote for Pence, or Romney, or Kasich, or whoever. There are some laws that bar “faithless” electors from casting votes for anyone who did not win the popular vote in a state, but I have a hard time believing either the Republican-controlled House or a court (because it raises a political question) would stop the actions of a faithless elector. Ned Foley games out how conflicts would work under the Twelfth Amendment; the bottom line is that if Trump got more votes than Clinton and Republicans control we could well end up with a President Pence. (When no one gets a majority in the Electoral College the House votes on a one state delegation, one vote rule.)"

Next debate: 10/9. What is Trump's campaign's way forward to next debate?

Can Trump be any different than he was this time?

How can they make sure he just won't go off the rails again?

I don't think that personal attacks worked for him this time, whether it was Rosie O'Donnell or Miss Universe, so I think going low would be a disaster.

Trump can't help it . . .but those who enabled him deserve to have their names attached to every

debate video clip as they are played and replayed . . .

Reince, Ryan, Ivanka, it isn't the game you think it is . . .take your toy and go home . . .

How to prevent Trump from taking over debate.

With the present plan, Clinton will spend her time fact checking Trump and not getting her own ideas out there.

A better way is to have the questions given to the candidates before hand and there are strict time limits for the answers and rebuts. Each candidate can decide how much time to spend on their own ideas or opponent's.
. The questions are the same for each and should cover major issuess.


How does your plan differ from your opponent?

How will you balance your budget?

What civil rights areas are you interested in protecting?

Candidate 1 speaks, candidate 2 speaks, candidate rebuts, candidate 2 rebuts.

Is there anything in WI John Doe documents that is criminal?

Judges' refusal to recuse themselves?

Walker telling donors to give to the PAC?

Or is further investigation necessary?

Can Priebus tame the toddler: 70 repugs demand no more money for Trump.


Looks like the end might be near.

Though the whole letter is not available on Politico, the reason given for the denying Trump that he's hurting the party.


Trump is not unstable.

That is not to say that there are not other names for his actions.

But for a long time he has had stable relationships with family and run a business. He sets goals and goes after them. This is not instability.

What he has constructed is a way to get what he wants and, guess what, it works.

He says whatever he feels the situation calls for; he can turn on a dime and repudiate his last statement; he attacks others viciously if they disagree with him.

In the small world he has created for himself, this is a winning strategy. On a larger stage, say a presidential campaign, this might not work so well. He can't walk away from situations he doesn't like, he can't silence his critics, he can't view relationships except as real estate deals.

In fact, he is now doubling down on this strategy even though he knows that it doesn't seem to be working.

Oh, and he blames his failures on some one else.

Lying about his security briefings before getting them.

The worst of Trump's claim about the Iran money transfer video is that there was some talk that he had seen it in a security briefing:

"There was speculation that perhaps Trump saw the footage during one of the classified security briefings provided to presidential nominees, but Trump's campaign chairman Paul Manafort said in an interview on Fox News earlier in the day that those briefings have not yet begun."

Not only is Trump capable of revealing classified information, he is capable of lying about what that information is.

This is truly dangerous.
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