Friday, November 13, 2015

Establishment Republicans starting to panic at thought of Trump or Carson winning nomination. Did somebody say Romney?

Courtesy of the Washington Post:  

Less than three months before the kickoff Iowa caucuses, there is growing anxiety bordering on panic among Republican elites about the dominance and durability of Donald Trump and Ben Carson and widespread bewilderment over how to defeat them. 

Party leaders and donors fear that nominating either man would have negative ramifications for the GOP ticket up and down the ballot, virtually ensuring a Hillary Rodham Clinton presidency and increasing the odds that the Senate falls into Democratic hands. 

The party establishment is paralyzed. Big money is still on the sidelines. No consensus alternative to the outsiders has emerged from the pack of governors and senators running, and there is disagreement about how to prosecute the case against them. Recent focus groups of Trump supporters in Iowa and New Hampshire commissioned by rival campaigns revealed no silver bullet.

Can't really blame the Republicans for wanting to curl up in the fetal position and pray that Ben Carson finally loses his battle with his narcolepsy and passes out in the middle of a press conference or Donald Trump's hair goes rogue and strangles him in his sleep. But barring some fortuitous outcome like that what other options do they really have?

I mean you don't think they're desperate enough to....

They wouldn't actually consider......

Seriously?

According to other Republicans, some in the party establishment are so desperate to change the dynamic that they are talking anew about drafting Romney — despite his insistence that he will not run again. Friends have mapped out a strategy for a late entry to pick up delegates and vie for the nomination in a convention fight, according to the Republicans who were briefed on the talks, though Romney has shown no indication of reviving his interest.

Really? the "binders full of women" guy running against the first female presidential nominee?

Hell why not? Bring him on.

After all it really does not matter at this point just WHO Hillary defeats, and by choosing Romney the Republicans would essentially be signalling that they realize that as well.

46 comments:

  1. Anonymous2:44 PM

    Funny how they aren't trying to be more supportive of Jeb connotes no excitement! I'll bet that the rubes over at C4P are getting their depends all bunched up and damp over the prospect of drafting their patron saint of stupid, the grifter herself, Sarah the quitter Palin.

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    1. Funny line, Gryph, "...wanting to curl up in the fetal position and pray that [Ben Carson] finally loses his battle with narcolepsy." Carson, right?

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    2. Yes, I just accidentally left out his name for some reason.

      Fixed now.

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    3. Anonymous4:46 PM

      What? How could Jeb! not be exciting?

      That's what that exclamation point is all about.

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  2. Anonymous2:53 PM

    Told you so! I have said this since summer: Romney will be the GOP nominee. The rest are too mean, crazy and even bigger liars than RMONEY is.

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  3. Anonymous2:54 PM

    I keep thinking one of the Koch guys.

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  4. Anonymous2:56 PM

    The great part is they have to suffer this for a full year. A year full of screwups and lies by their talentless candidate. Good time to be a Democrat! lolololololololol.
    DZ

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  5. Boscoe3:00 PM

    I've been saying it will be Romney for over a year now... :)

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    1. Anonymous4:58 AM

      Nah. Romney does not want to get his ass handed to him by another Democrat, ESPECIALLY if Hillary is nominated, he really does not want to get his ass handed to him by a female.

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  6. Anonymous3:12 PM

    Well....this is what the Repugs wanted.... they initiated the "southern strategy" nationwide and cranked up the crazies. Excellent to watch the last gasping of the GOP.

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  7. Anonymous3:17 PM

    Romney will get in the race if the fix is in.

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  8. Anonymous3:18 PM

    Princess Ann Romney would have one hell of a time when her husband would be defeated by Hillary Clinton!!! This will be a kick in the ass to watch!

    How many times has Mittens lost being POTUS? Does he not understand DEFEAT?

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  9. Anonymous3:22 PM

    They're just now seeing the writing on the wall? Where've they been?

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  10. Anonymous3:25 PM

    OT-Well It is about time he does something right.
    http://www.adn.com/article/20151112/sullivan-bill-urging-free-legal-aid-domestic-violence-victims-passes-senate

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  11. Anonymous3:29 PM

    Wow. Seriously think Romoney will get 'drafted' by Fox News to be the Repub nominee? Because Fic News runs the Republican Party.

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  12. SERIOUSLY OT. Watching Paris coverage.

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    1. 140 people feared shot dead. Two gunman killed. Six separate terrorist attacks. Terrorists or just pissed off people? Automatic gunshot heard 7:45 EST.

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    2. 118 killed @ six separate sites.
      3 gunmen dead 8:47 PM EST

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    3. Anonymous3:48 PM

      We are too. Having come home in late October after spending a glorious month in Paris, we are devastated and concerned for our French friends. I hope the French and the rest of us come down hard on ISIS and their pals. I have absolutely no sympathy for US citizens who go to the Middle East to battle for terrorist groups.
      Beaglemom

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    4. Anonymous4:40 PM

      You are joking right Barbara?

      This is straight up stupid muslim asshattery. No need to wait for an official statement. We all know what this is.

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    5. Anonymous4:41 PM

      Very sad Fri 13th.

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    6. Anonymous11:48 PM

      PRAYERS FOR PARIS.

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  13. Anonymous3:36 PM

    The GOP built this Frankenstein. Now the monster they built is destroying them.

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  14. Anonymous3:46 PM

    My fear is that Romney will be the GOP nominee. The media will see him as some kind of moderate (God help us) and not go after him at all. And Bernie Sanders does not have a remote chance of winning the presidency. As soon as the media ramps up his "socialist agenda," it will be game over for him and for the country if he becomes the Democratic nominee. I also fear that, if Hillary Clinton is the Democratic nominee, the Bernie Sanders' supporters will not support her.
    Beaglemom

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    1. Bernie can beat ANY of the current Republican crop.

      At this point, I think that O'Malley could defeat whomever comes out of the Republican hopper. (I'm imagining a grabby-claw machine pulling some luckless guy up by his ears and putting him on the ticket.)

      None of them are electable, and, worse, none of them can govern once in office. As for Romney the Rich? The Mormon Elders might persuade him that he is the White Horse talked about in their scribbles, but he is a tax cheat, clueless, and uninterested. Queen Ann is interested and ambitious, but she is not the one under consideration.

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    2. 66gardeners9:04 AM

      I've lived my entire life in Maryland. O'Malley is very hated by republicans in our state because they know he is a serious threat to their ideology. He is the real deal, not a bullshitter, and is very ethical and smart.

      Hillary Clinton will be getting my vote in 2016. Going through the motions of running a national presidential campaign will come in handy for O'Malley in 2024. He is 52, so his time is the future.

      I hope Hillary picks O'Malley as her VP.

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  15. Anonymous4:18 PM

    Bring him on. I miss his and hers undergarments. The R's got nuttin'.

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  16. It will never be Rmoney. He had his shot and he blew it. All of the problems with his nomination that came out the last time are still there.

    Nope.

    They are going to give it to Jeb!. He is universally the least distasteful. He only has to stick it out while Cruz and Rubio take each other out and Trump and Carson take each other out. Fiorina is universally loathed and no one else is polling well enough to trust they'll win.

    Well, they won't win anyway against whatever the Democratic ticket is. Not without a LOT of voter fraud in the form of rigged machines and "miscounted" and lost ballots.

    Whoever they put up will be another sacrificial goat like Rmoney and McCain. It will be a throw away with no chance of winning. A placeholder. They'll save anyone viable for 2020 or even 2024.

    If there is a GOP left by then.

    Oh, and by the way to those that thought bridgegate would never hurt Christie's chances? TOLD YOU SO. Christie will never be president.

    Neither will Jindal.

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  17. Anonymous4:20 PM

    But but but.. Sarah is waiting to be asked and has been the most vetted candidate in US history.

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    1. And she will be ready on day one!

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    2. Can you imagine the Sarah dumbfuck in a debate against Hillary? The only topics that she is an expertise on is, how to fake a pregnancy, how to raise a whoring daughter, and grifting.

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    3. Anonymous8:02 PM

      Oh I would LOVE a Hillary vs, $arah debate! Talk about wiping the floor with the dusty rag.

      "O' Biden" had to be careful lest he beat up the helpless female. I still remember his cheshire cat grinning at her responses, and let her think she won. She didn't.

      With Hillary? C'mon, Sarah, here kitty kitty kitty. She just sits on her invisible throne and tells everyone else what to do that she can't and never will.

      What a peach.

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    4. Anonymous8:26 PM

      Oh, Patti, the pee pond is fantasizing a brokered RNC covention, and who will swoop in to sabe our sorry souls? Can't wait to see that one!

      Have fun on your devotional book tour, $arah, we all know you don't live one thing of what you profess.

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    5. Sarah's debate style was made very clear when she went up against Joe Biden.

      She'll ignore the questions and say anything she wants. So you'll get a string of talking points in her own unique word salad.

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  18. Anonymous4:27 PM

    Every time I hear this, I laugh out loud. It's ridiculous to think Romney is their best candidate.

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    1. Rmoney would be worse than Trump.

      At least some of the people like Trump.

      No one likes Rmoney except a FEW of his fellow 1%ers and Mormons.

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  19. Anonymous4:44 PM

    Romney? Because he worked out so well last time? OMG, that's funny.

    If that's the best they've got, I'd say turn off the lights, the republican party is over.

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  20. Anonymous5:29 PM

    I keep hoping and praying the GOP nominates Carson or Trump. Please, please PLEASE

    Hillary will win and she won't even need to campaign

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  21. Anonymous6:30 PM

    It will probably be Mitt or Jeb! if only to preserve the illusion that Republicans are rich white people with proper manners and good taste in houses, spouses and louses.

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  22. Frosty7:10 PM

    The GOP birthed the Tea Party. Now they must reap what they have sown.

    I can't see any sane R (if there is such a thing) willingly becoming a pinata as the R candidate.

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  23. Anonymous7:41 PM

    I can see it being Jeb! and him choosing Romney for a running mate. God help us all if they won.

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    1. Yikes! I had not considered that VP choice. But I'm still not certain how First Lady Columba is really going to sit with the RightWingers..

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  24. Anonymous7:54 PM

    President Obama was just that good, wasn't he?
    Send in the clowns.

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  25. Imagine a 1992 where Bill Clinton doesn't exist and all the Dems can come up with is running Michael Dukakis again. Looking to Romney is just that desperate.

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  26. Anonymous4:42 AM

    The republicans let Sarah Palin and her ilk take over the party because they needed those racist, ignorant a**holes to go after President Obama just because he is black.
    Now the chickens have come home to roost and they cannot control the monster they have created..... No one feels sorry for them
    The only thing that the moderate republicans can do is to form another party and leave Sarah Palin et al to themselves.

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  27. The republicans live in an imaginary fantasy land where it is always 1952, and women were happy, happy, happy in the home, and "those" people (if there really were any, certainly there weren't any in nice neighborhoods) were happy, happy, happy serving the right people, and no one was gay, and all teenagers were abstinent and never said more than golly gee when they were upset about anything (because they had God in school).

    Romney looks just like Generic White Dad, wearing a suit and tie, ready to pick up his briefcase to catch the morning train to The Office. Before dinner, he will come through the door saying "Honey, I'm home" and wifey will greet him with a smile having just freshened up her makeup and hair, because he has had a rough day, doing Manly Office Things and needs to be pampered at the end of the day.

    That is why the base keeps trying to prop up that empty shirt collar ad. To bring back a world that never was.

    For the establishment he is an amoral money grubbing sociopath who doesn't give the tiniest shit about the rabble, other than finding new ways to extract their last penny from them. A prize indeed.

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