Sunday, March 20, 2016

Republican leaders lay out 100 day strategy for denying Donald Trump the nomination.

So that's the way it's gonna be huh?
Courtesy of the Boston Globe:  

Republican leaders adamantly opposed to Donald Trump’s candidacy are preparing a 100-day campaign to deny him the presidential nomination, starting with an aggressive battle in Wisconsin’s April 5 primary and extending into the summer, with a delegate-by-delegate lobbying effort that would cast Trump as a calamitous choice for the general election. 

Recognizing that Trump has seized a formidable advantage, they say that an effort to block him would rely on an array of desperation measures, the political equivalent of guerrilla war. 

There is no longer room for error or delay, the anti-Trump forces say, and without a flawlessly executed plan of attack, he could well become unstoppable. 

But should that effort falter, leading conservatives are prepared to field an independent candidate in the general election, to defend Republican principles and offer traditional conservatives an alternative to Trump’s hard-edged populism. They described their plans in interviews after Trump’s victories Tuesday in Florida and three other states.

The group did not seem terribly keen on throwing their support behind Ted Cruz or John Kasich, instead talking about recruiting folks like Oklahoma Senator Tom Coburn or, get this, Rick Perry who dropped out of the race early on.

They are also considering running a third party candidate if they fail to stop Trump.

In other words this is going to be an actual civil war within the Republican party, and that can only bode well for the Democratic candidate in the general.

Which, by the way, is another reason that I want the Democratic nomination process to end quickly.

One of our main selling points right now as a party is that we are the grown ups in the room, maintaining our dignity and trusting in the process.

However if Bernie Sanders decides to take his fight all the way to the Democratic convention, which he has threatened, we lose our edge, and end up seeming just as discombobulated as the Republicans.

115 comments:

  1. Failure thy name is - Republican. They'll fuck this plan without a doubt.

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    1. Anonymous3:59 PM

      I agree 100%.

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    2. Anonymous4:19 PM

      Hillary is just republican light

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    3. Anonymous4:54 PM

      Nope, 4:19.

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    4. So, let's say they do block Drumpf. What will we have left? Cruz or Kasich?

      I'm more worried about the DNC rigging things for Hillary that turn off all of Bernie's supporters. If we have too many Dems stay home pissed (like they have done before) we may end up with whichever clown is the last one standing. And it's l looking liek they'll be able to stack the Supreme Court for the next two generations.

      (Please NO JULIAN CASTRO!)

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    5. Anonymous8:33 AM

      They aren't rigging anything. Hillary Clinton is winning more votes, period.

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  2. Anonymous2:18 PM

    Wrong. Bernie Sanders continuing on to the convention will NOT cause the democratic party to "seem as discombobulated as the republicans." He is maintaining a civilized, honest campaign.
    If anything, it prevents the republicans from focusing all their energy and wrath on one single democratic nominee. They still can't be absolutely sure just who the democratic opponent will be.

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    1. Hear-hear! Couldn't agree more. His campaign is as hopeful and youth-driven as Trump's is not.

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    2. Anonymous3:20 PM

      Agreed. Unlike the GOP, both our candidates are experienced, capable and have genuinely earned the privilege of running for our nation's highest office. Neither will turn the process into a schoolyard brawl.

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    3. Anonymous3:56 PM

      Huge Crowd Of 20,000-30,000 Estimated At Bernie Sanders Seattle Rally

      Hours before Democratic presidential candidate Bernie Sanders was set to speak in Seattle, WA an estimated crowd of 20,000-30,000 lined up to get into an arena that holds 17,000.

      http://www.politicususa.com/2016/03/20/huge-crowd-20000-30000-estimated-bernie-sanders-seattle-rally.html

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    4. Anonymous4:52 PM

      Seattle again, his second chance! I hope that no pushy broads try to take over his podium again; that was really really uncomfortable last time and I hope he learned his lesson!

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    5. Anonymous5:03 PM

      Completely agree. Sanders adds an important voice to the party and it's more than apparent that his voice echoes many of us who support him. It strengthens the party when there is an honest sharing of ideas and brings more into the tent as a result. I am hoping Bernie stays in to the end and if Hillary is the nominee I hope he puts his full support behind her as I would expect Hillary to do if Bernie prevailed. One candidate who represents many is the only way to defeat Trump.

      Sheesh

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    6. A Superfan In Atlanta5:41 PM

      I agree 100%! Clinton should play her cards right and embrace/encourage Sanders to fight the good fight because that is how Democratic candidates exercise and celebrate our first amendment rights.

      In other words...she's still blowing so many huge opportunities to appeal to Sanders supporters. When will she ever learn? She needs all of our votes in November if she is to become the nominee.

      What's that thing they say about honey as opposed to vinegar?

      Yeah. That.

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    7. Anonymous6:21 PM

      I don't think she "needs your vote." But I think you will need her. You should vote, in the general election, as you see fit. But if you're a Democrat, most likely you will vote for Clinton in the fall, as the alternative on the GOP is going to be monstrous, and voting for anyone else on the left is going to be throwing a vote away. #Nader

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    8. Anonymous6:45 PM

      Thank you.

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    9. Anonymous7:10 PM

      How is she blowing it? Most of the time she and Sanders agree.

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    10. It also gives voters the semblance of having a choice when the race has been rigged by the DNC leadership for Hillary from the very beginning.

      I'm tired of having to hold my nose and vote for the only candidate left by the time the primary comes to me. The DNC leadership should not be deciding who *I* vote for by eliminating anyone they don't feel can win.

      LET THE PEOPLE DECIDE!

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    11. AKRNHSNC10:34 PM

      That's right, Anonymous @7:10 PM Hillary and Bernie voted alike 93% of the time in the Senate. However, Bernie supporters fail to see ANY problems with their candidate and think that the only wrongdoing has come from Hillary. She's still standing strong after 25 years because of all the PHONY scandals and blatant LIES, not because she managed to evade all the inquiries made into every aspect of her life, some of them extremely intimate and ridiculously intrusive. As for Bernie, he has yet to be hit with any opposition research from the RW'ers but if they do, they will use whatever they have and what they don't have, they'll manufacture, just as they have done for Secretary Clinton.

      In Blue Nation Review they spoke of this same idea, that Bernie has not yet been put under the spotlight and examined for his past and present flaws. They said the following:

      "When the conservative machine cranks up and kicks into high gear, Bernie will be eviscerated, turned into an aging cartoon Commie, a flip-flopping America-hater, a 60s holdover writing bizarre essays about free sex and child rape fantasies, a non-Democrat Democrat whose embrace of the NRA undermines his claims to purity, a politician who voted against the Amber Alert system, a draft dodger, and a man who thinks women’s rights are a distraction."

      If those who don't know Sanders were to read the above, would they believe that an accurate description? A small percentage might but once you break those down into individual charges, they might believe one or two, and then after reading them in another article, they'll start to accept more. It's what they do to candidates and Bernie won't be exempt. The only reason he has been until now is because they want to run against him, not Hillary. If he were to switch places with Hillary somehow, you'd see the attacks begin immediately and they wouldn't hold back.

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    12. Anonymous12:27 AM

      I respectfully disagree. Bernie needs to stay in the race all the way. It's the only way to keep his voters enthusiastic

      Hillary don't blow this! Treat Bernie and his supporters with the respect they deserve. If you win the nomination, you'll need those excited young voters on your side.

      This is the most important election in my 42 years on this earth. You screw this up and we could very well end up with President Trump and our country will never survive.

      I'm not being melodramatic. Trump is an egomaniac and I have no trouble picturing him launching a nuclear war when a foreign leader questions the size of his dick. For real !!

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    13. Anonymous2:41 AM

      @A Superfan In Atlanta 5:41 PM

      '''Clinton should play her cards right and embrace/encourage Sanders to fight the good fight because that is how Democratic candidates exercise and celebrate our first amendment rights.'''
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      Although I agree Bernie should stay in the race. I DO NOT THINK Hillary have to encourage him (her opponent) to fight the good fight. She's trying to win. This is a political battle. No candidate needs to or is obligated to encourage the other.

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    14. Anonymous8:32 AM

      "Hillary don't blow this! Treat Bernie and his supporters with the respect they deserve."

      Should she treat the ones who call her Hitlery and Shillary with the respect they deserve? How about the ones who call her evil or the ones who say everything she's ever done (including fighting for civil rights in the 1960s) was and is a lie?

      Do they deserve her respect?

      If she is warm and welcoming to those people, it's because she understands the importance of continuing to fight for the rights of everyone and defeating her opponent (Trump or someone else), not because they deserve her respect.

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  3. Anonymous2:26 PM

    http://m.huffpost.com/us/entry/doomsday-savior-how-paul-ryan_b_9474788.html

    If there is a 3rd candidate, Paul Ryan may pick!

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    1. Anonymous6:20 PM

      Pretty sad when that jagoff is the next best thing. What a fuckin' laugh.

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  4. Anonymous2:29 PM

    More people should be worried about a Trump presidency or even Trump running as the Republican candidate for president. If you thought that things were violent now, we will soon be living in a police state. Media will not be allowed to say anything negative about Trump. He will have bought them all. Any dissenting opinions will not be allowed on sign boards, in protests or anywhere else or they will risk Trump's goon squad. If you think that Todd Palin got beaten up last weekend, wait until you see the Trump bullies in action. Will he have an agenda or a program? Of course not. The country will descend into chaos. I don't know why people aren't more concerned about Trump.

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    1. If you want to know the future, study today and amplify the events, making 2:29's prediction not only possible, but inevitable.

      What will stop it? Certainly not GOP "elites" deciding to end Trump's chances. His supporters will go ballistic, just as he says.

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    2. Anonymous2:58 PM

      Amen to that!

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    3. Could Sarah, through Todd, have threatened Trump? He wasn't giving her enough influence? McCain was afraid of her. And Todd got a beat down? Not likely, I suppose. Still, the timing is odd. Sarah and Todd have done everything short of murder (and probably that), and no one did a thing to them. Now he's beaten within an inch of his life.

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    4. Anonymous3:54 PM

      Yes, Darlene, it was Trump operatives that came up here to AK and travelled 100 miles from Anchorage and then waited in the tundra for Todd to pass by drunk on his snow machine and then threw logs down so he would wreck and then beat him to a pulp.

      I gotta say, you have the most credible theory so far...

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    5. Anonymous4:04 PM

      Not into conspiracy theories, Darlene, but at this point anything that happens to that tribe is good by me.

      This is what happens when you don't live what you preach. Sympathy for them NEVER.

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    6. Anonymous4:52 PM

      AND, Bristol gets a ticket for broken, not working? headlight on 3/13/16, the same days as her dad's accident. Her instagram showed Trip standing beside a black pickup and the trailer Todd uses to haul his snowmachies (snowmobiles). Her truck is white. She was posting pictures from the cabin shortly before Todd's accident. Was she at the cabin or home at the time of the accident? As usual with the Palins, nothing is straighforward.

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  5. Anonymous2:32 PM

    I agree 2:18.

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  6. Anonymous2:35 PM

    I agree with Gryphen about there being a problematic aspect to a two-person Dem race until the convention, but I can see positives for it remaining two-person for a while longer, and since it looks like Trump isn't going to get the # he needs anytime soon then I am more at ease with our own two-person debate going on for a while.

    I don't think Bernie will last (no offense--I have always liked who Bernie is and he and Sanders Levin are two of my all-time favorites) and it will then be time for Obama to get out there and do what he's been dying to do for whoever the Dem candidate is. And I am hoping Bernie will, too, just as I would expect it of Hillary if Hillary lost to Bernie, but I just don't think that will happen (even if it looks good for Bernie in the Pacific Northwest, I don't see him getting the nom).

    AS much as I believe Hillary will get the nom, I worry about the crazy Trump voting number and want all the Dems and liberals to make sure that the all-around get-out-the-vote movement has plenty of time in its rally behind the Dem candidate to ensure that we don't lose because people stayed home.


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    1. @2:35 -- "...rally behind the Dem candidate to ensure that we don't lose because people stayed home." Like Dems did in the mid-terms.

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  7. Anonymous2:39 PM

    I think Bernie Sanders is now appearing to be all about Bernie Sanders and intent upon splitting the Democratic Party! He is no better in his actions than are the Republicans!

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    1. Anonymous3:39 PM

      I go back and forth on this. Sanders joined the Democratic Party to run for the nomination but seems to have more contempt for than allegiance to the party. He hasn't done anything over the years to defeat the GOP in Congressional and state races to build the type of base needed for a lasting 'revolution'.

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    2. Anonymous4:47 PM

      I think he's a wild card and I'm not 100% convinced he's going to back Clinton when she gets the nom. I like most of his positions, but not everything he's done or said and I've read accounts of him being arrogant in the face of people (democrats) who disagree with him. I hope he hasn't started to let his supporters unmitigated devotion go to his head.

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    3. Anonymous4:51 PM

      you make a good point 3:39pm. I've been an independent since I was first able to vote in 1984. I wish that Bernie would have held true to OUR principals rather than ally with the democrats; it's been a big sticking point for me in supporting him ideologically. We are independents for a reason, not so we can just go "d" because it is convenient and gets more exposure.

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    4. Anonymous5:45 PM

      Agree, @4:47

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    5. A Superfan In Atlanta5:45 PM

      Anon 3:39PM
      Neither has the Democrats in the Democratic Party. Hence, Bernie's appeal to younger Democratic voters this go round.

      Can't blame him one bit...AND he was honest and straight up about his strategy from the get-go.

      Made me love him more.

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    6. Anonymous10:10 PM

      Bernie makes a better Democrat than Hillary! She has changed so many of her views to align with him!

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    7. Anonymous10:29 PM

      Please give us a list of all those views (so many!) she's changed to align with him.

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    8. Anonymous12:04 AM

      @4:47pm
      "I've read accounts of him being arrogant in the face of people (democrats) who disagree with him."

      I know someone [formerly GOP] with personal dealings with Sanders who said he flat out wouldn't even acknowledge the person or listen to opinions/ideas. This person appreciates him and actually agrees with him on identifying issues/problems that need to be addressed but said he refuses to think through the solutions.

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    9. Anonymous2:52 AM

      @Anonymous 10:10 PM

      '''Bernie makes a better Democrat than Hillary! She has changed so many of her views to align with him!''
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      BS, Hillary has not changed her views to align with Bernie. They just happen to have similar views.

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    10. Anonymous12:19 PM

      TPP, Keystone, free college, and her emphasis now on income inequality which she would not be talking about at least if not for Bernie.

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  8. Anonymous2:54 PM

    The GOP has embraced every fringe, far right, religious, racist, gun-humping nut they could find, for the last 25 years, in order to win their votes.

    So now the freaks are finally messing up their fancy dinner party?

    The guy with a 9th grade education guzzling $200 a bottle Bordeaux from a plastic cup is suddenly "too much"?

    The guy who showed up to their country club shindig with an AR-15 on his back and two sidearms and another in the back of his pants is suddenly NOT allowed to the party?

    The 40-year old barefoot and pregnant mother of a brood of 15 ignorant homeschooled kids is no longer welcome to bring her clan to their fancy pool?

    Somehow the "elite GOP" hasn't received the message that these people ARE THEM now, they are the majority of the Grand Old Party. Your elephant has gas and its farts are these people, smelly, really funky and extremely pervasive, and without them you'll be lost.

    Too little, too late folks. As they say "them who brung them must dance with them."

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    1. Balzafiar3:40 PM

      Well said, 2:54PM.

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    2. A Superfan In Atlanta5:47 PM

      I concur

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  9. If I didn't have an overwhelming tendency not to give a shit about what happens to the republican party or Donald Trump; I'd actually care that what the GOP is trying to do proves them to be a bunch of poisonous vipers who could give a damn about fair play or the rule of law. Trump is who they truly are, only louder.

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  10. Gryphen... I just checked Zillow for Scottsdale, Arizona, and the price for Sarah's house has dropped by $124K. Haven't seen it mentioned in a while so thought I'd check. Thought people might be interested, or at any rate, entertained!

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    1. Anonymous3:13 PM

      Why the heck anyone would buy that place, with the additon of the garish basketball court, is beyond me.

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    2. Anonymous3:17 PM

      bristol court view stopped by ak state trooper on 3-13-16 date of todd incident posted on 3-19

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    3. Anonymous3:45 PM

      Wonder what she has been stopped for this time. Probably something she has been stopped for before.

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    4. Anonymous3:48 PM

      Links?

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    5. Anonymous3:53 PM

      She's going to have to mark it way down as the entire place needs gutted and remodeled to make it modern.

      It's like a cave of the worst 1990's dark style of design. The kitchen is a fucking nightmare that is 20 years out of date.

      I don't think the Palin's knew it was such a disgusting dated place or why would they have bought it?

      I think a person could purchase it, bulldoze the entire property and build a decent home for less than it would be to make that thing not look like an Addam's family dungeon!

      It could be a very nice property for a winter seasonal getaway, but that home is just a pile of crap.

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    6. Anonymous4:02 PM

      Who cares about Bristol or Todd, 3:17 PM? Little coverage is given to the Palins anymore and it's a miracle and wonderful!

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    7. Anonymous4:28 PM

      Anonymous4:02 PM

      Who cares about Bristol or Todd, 3:17 PM? Little coverage is given to the Palins anymore
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      I call Bullshit on that statement.
      Why then are NEWS taking Sarah's word about Todd?
      Hmmm? Answer that.

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    8. Anonymous4:57 PM

      Yes, I'd been wondering about the house. Thanks, 3:06!

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    9. Anonymous6:15 PM

      BECAUSE they're lazy and complacent, 4:28 PM. If $arah got anything right, it's calling them "lamestream" because she knew they wouldn't a damned thing about it and she was free to spew her poison without any repercussion. Same thing with courts.

      What an absolute BITCH in the name of her supposed "god," which is actually $$.

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  11. Anonymous3:10 PM

    and here's more good news...

    NY Post Predicts MSNBC President Phil Griffin Soon to be Fired

    http://www.mediaite.com/online/ny-post-predicts-msnbc-president-phil-griffin-soon-to-be-fired/

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    1. Anonymous4:00 PM

      MSNBC has really fallen since I began watching it years ago. Chris Hayes and Chris Matthews - drive me nuts!

      Rachel Maddow can be good, but she's shed her liberal thoughts which has bothered me...all for ratings and directions from her direct boss is what I suspect!

      There are no good interviewers or journalists in the media anymore. Cannot find one.

      And, most especially when it comes to any of them handling Donald Trump! None of them corner him and stop his constant talking over them. All their shows are a joke!

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    2. Anonymous4:07 PM

      Well, it's well past time for that!! Will Chuckles and Hugh Hewitt be next? How about Joe Schmoe and his sycophant? Is there hope before election day? Can someone bring back Keith and Jon Stewart?

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    3. Anonymous5:50 PM

      OMG, that's the best news I've had all day.

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  12. Anonymous3:16 PM

    Check out the comments, people are so on to him...

    Trump Whines He Can’t ‘Fight Back’ Against Megyn Kelly

    http://www.mediaite.com/online/trump-whines-he-cant-fight-back-against-megyn-kelly-sad/

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    1. Anonymous3:49 PM

      Oh, yes, mediate a bastion of fair and balanced coverage? Try again. Thanks.

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  13. Sarah3:21 PM

    Gyphen, please explain why it is you are so set against Sanders. Near as I can see so far it's just that he's running against Clinton for the nomination but that's not much of a reason, IMHO. There are a number of folks (quite a number!) who don't see him as an evil dragon but rather as a viable possibility. Those of us in the Northeast have known and watched the guy for many years; we've seen that his stripes don't change, have watched him dog his way through many, many nasty, sticky situations without flagging. He has resolutely stood up for all sorts of non-mainstream groups (blacks, native American groups, groups of people disadvantaged in many ways, women's issues, etc) and against all sorts of top-heavy corporate, political and corporate issues; he stays the course every time. So I'll admit a preference for him. FWIW, I will vote for Clinton if need be but I have always and still do mistrust her very clear leanings toward and pandering to the high-finance folks; in particular I think her longstanding cozy association with Monsanto may well be worse yet and is dangerous to every one of us now, in real time. So for what reason/s do you find Sanders so unacceptable, especially at this point in the game? I don't get it.

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    1. Anonymous3:42 PM

      The election is not for the person whose personal politics you prefer. The election is about installing a President of the United States.

      Sanders cannot control his own rabble, how will he go with the Republicans?

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    2. Anonymous3:47 PM

      I don't think people have a problem with Sanders it is his supporters that I don't like. They call Clinton a liar and accuse her of all kinds of BS. If they would realize that the Dems have 2 good candidates and support whoever wins the nomination instead of saying they will not vote or vote 3rd party.

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    3. Anonymous3:48 PM

      I won't answer for Gryphen but I'm a longtime Alaskan, me and my husband are 100% behind Bernie. We actually are going to write him in even if he doesn't get the nom because we know our POTUS votes don't matter and we'll vote our conscience.

      We love everything he stands for.

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    4. Excellent question. Hillary's message seems to be, "Things are complicated to accomplish; just be content with the way things are." Bernie's supporters know this, but you've got to start believing that inequality & corruption can be addressed & changed, else why bother getting up in the morning?

      "For without hope, the people perish."

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    5. Anonymous4:34 PM

      3:48 if your votes don't count, why is the RNC in such a pickle? Your vote counts. Maybe not as much as we all would have thought before we learned so much about the delegate process, but it counts. Please don't waste it.

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    6. Anonymous4:41 PM

      I don't see that as Clinton's message. She wants to continue to help move the country to the left. Maybe it's not as quick a move as many of us would like, but we have to remember that the majority of Americans are moderates, not progressives.

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    7. Anonymous5:53 PM

      Anyone who thinks HRC is more politically to the right than Bernie has not read Bernie's complete voting record(#SierraBlanca). I like them both but it's clear he will not be the nominee. I vote in California, where HRC has been a Democratic party favorite for a long time. Bernie won't take NY or CA. So then it's just a protest movement, but that's fine. We're Democrats; we believe in expression. We should highlight progressive issues and come together for the nomination.

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    8. Anonymous12:13 AM

      Hillary's message is not "just be content with the way things are." The difference between her and Sanders is she is practical about how to move forward. Sanders simplifies ever problem to economic inequality and the greedy millionaires and billionaires. He's got a great populist message but he's wrong. It's more complicated. Just one example: you can tax Wall Street and the 'millionaires and billionaires' and get more kids a college education and you still have the racist problem.

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    9. AKRNHSNC12:31 PM

      Bernie has been talking about running for President and a revolution since 1985! Why didn't he run in '12 when he wanted someone to primary President Obama? When Hillary brought up the fact that he wanted President Obama primaried, he tried to deny it, but it's definitely true. Instead, he said to her, "I'm not the one who ran against him, you did." What a ridiculous response. When Clinton vs. Obama campaigned, it was Senator vs. Senator, not someone from his political party trying to challenge him. Bernie likely didn't run in '12 because if he had, he knew that the African-American votes for him in '16 would be non-existent, not just bad, but almost zero after having primaried our first black President. Why else do you call for a challenger and then run four years later when you're 75 years old?

      He's also hidden his assets under his wife's name to appear poor. He rails against those with money but he and his wife had both made six figures a year in any job they have had for the last 25 years plus. He owns two homes, one in Vermont, the other in D.C. and if he is only worth $350k as he claims, he's not the person that belongs in the oval office. He'd be an extremely poor financial mgr. if that's all he has to show for it after all these years, especially with credit card debt of tens of thousands of dollars. Too many issues that are unexplained IMO.

      I'm also sick of him saying he's the only one who beats Trump. The only reason it looks that way is due to a lack of opposition research being released by the GOP on him because they prefer to run against him rather than Hillary. He knows this but keeps spreading this b.s. and believing everyone else is stupid!

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  14. Who says Republicans never do anything?

    Heck, they invented the circular firing squad!

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  15. Anonymous3:43 PM

    I admit to being naive but I don't understand why the RNC doesn't just tell Trump 'No, you can't run for president on the GOP ticket.' His inciting violence gives them an easily explained reason to disqualify him.

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    1. Anonymous4:04 PM

      Oh, but it's not his fault! It MoveOn and BLM and liberals looking fro a fight. We are scared to death of him-just ask his mouthpiece Katrina Pierson. We can't stand democracy. We want America to fail. And on and on. He's so typical of the RNC-nothing is ever his responsibility, and that would include decisions made in the WH, just like "Kept us Safe' by waterboarding innocents, bombing two nations to smithereens, and ruining the economy Bush.

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  16. Anonymous3:43 PM

    Bernie Sanders Makes His Move And Presses Superdelegates To Go With The Popular Vote

    Democratic presidential candidate Bernie Sanders (I-VT) is pressed superdelegates to go with the popular vote in their states during an interview on CBS's Face The Nation.

    Bernie Sanders has to convince the leaders of the Democratic Party that he is the best choice for the 2016 nomination. Superdelegates aren’t a surprise or a conspiracy. The process has been used by the Democratic Party for decades. The path to Sanders winning the Democratic nomination will be fueled by large margins of victory.

    Sanders is making his case to superdelegates, but the best way to impress them remains to win.

    http://www.politicususa.com/2016/03/20/bernie-sanders-move-presses-superdelegates-popular-vote.html

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    1. Anonymous4:36 PM

      Hillary Clinton has the popular vote.

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    2. Anonymous5:55 PM

      Hillary has won by every metric possible. Sometimes I worry about Bernie's math issues. Or is it Tad Devine's math issues? Someone high up in his campaign is leading everyone on.

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    3. As they should.

      I find it appalling the DNC rigs the nomination with superdelegates to make sure if the people don't pick the candidate they want, they can rig the nomination with their superdelegates.

      Why bother with the shame of a primary if you're going to give your favorite all of the superdelegates before the campaigning even begins. Why not just tell the people, "this is who we have chosen" and be done with it?

      Not democratic?

      Surprise!

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    4. Anonymous5:01 AM

      Bernie's manager Tad Devine was one of the advocates of the super delegate system and right about now, the GOP wishes they had the same system. It's a failsafe.

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    5. Anonymous7:20 AM

      I find it appalling that Bernie Sanders' fan club is constantly whining and pouting about superdelegates and the whole time flatly refusing to acknowledge that Bernie is LOSING FAIR AND SQUARE.

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    6. Anonymous7:24 AM

      May I remind mlaiuppa that Bernie Sanders asked to run for the Democratic nomination? Should he have asked to run under special Bernie rules and not the same rules that all real Democratic candidates run under?

      Real-ly.

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    7. Anonymous9:38 AM

      What is this crap about the DNC rigging the vote for Hillary?

      Now are you going to blame Hillary that there were only 3 candidates and one of them is an independent?

      I also find it appalling that Bernie tried to pin the blame on Hillary for the protesters,after Trump said they were Bernie supporters. He threw Hillary under the bus for no reason.

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  17. Anonymous3:43 PM

    And good luck with that. Too little; way too late.

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  18. Anonymous3:49 PM

    I am baffled by Trump supporters and try to figure them out. My religious, Kentucky relatives are for Trump because they hate Hillary and Bernie. A friend in my Wisconsin town says it's because he is an outsider. It's hard for me to understand how they don't see that he is a disaster.

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  19. AKinPA3:53 PM

    Rick Perry?! Are they out of their minds? He probably has fewer IQ points than Palin (if that's possible). Too bad she sided with Drumph. She might have been a contender.

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  20. Anonymous4:02 PM

    I think Bernie has delusions of grandeur. The fact is, he is NOT winning states, or not enough. His plea to the 'super delegates' is dumb, because Hillary will have the popular vote. He needs to step back and take the country into account before he tears the Democratic Party apart. We need unity in November, or we could lose the nation entirely, and once a GOPer is back in control, there will be no return to sanity or democracy.

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    1. Anonymous5:55 PM

      She has the popular vote by millions. It's not even close.

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  21. Anonymous4:02 PM

    Hillary Clinton Raised $30.1 Million In February

    Democratic presidential front-runner Hillary Clinton raised $30.1 million in February, and began Super Tuesday with $31 million in cash remaining, her campaign said on Sunday.

    http://www.huffingtonpost.com/entry/hillary-clinton-fundraising_us_56ef05c8e4b084c6722096e5

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    1. Anonymous4:48 PM

      Sick. That money could be spent to actually change lives; hungry kids, especially.

      The money spent on politics is disgusting and I would never, ever be part of this fiasco.

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    2. Anonymous5:56 PM

      So when Citizens United ends, you can vote again? By the way, the way to end it is to vote for people into leadership who are against it.

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    3. Anonymous6:11 PM

      And Bernie raised $43.5 million.
      What's your point?

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  22. Anonymous4:07 PM

    Reince Priebus Says It’s ‘Too Late’ For A New Candidate To Stop Trump

    ...“Some folks find it to be interesting and that’s great,” Priebus said. “But it isn’t likely and it’s probably too late and there is no definitive answer right now as to who the nominee is going to be of our party.”

    http://www.huffingtonpost.com/entry/reince-priebus-trump_us_56eebd78e4b09bf44a9d89a4

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    1. Is that the wizard Reince Priebus you refer to? The one who presided over all the current mess? He seems about as thick as the rest of them.

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  23. Anonymous4:20 PM

    There were 16 candidates in the August 6th GOP debate, the first in this primary season. 16! 10 were granted MainStage status, 6 were relegated to the "kid's table".

    Kasich was kid's table and Perry was barely MainStage.

    The people have spoken and they haven't stood up for any of these "barely there" candidates.

    GOP needs to wake up and realize their majority is for Trump.

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  24. Anonymous4:25 PM

    "stop Trump" should be "stomp Trump"

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  25. Anonymous4:38 PM

    I think in the end they may (secretly) encourage Cruz to run as an independent. That way, they get rid of both Trump and Cruz.

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  26. Anonymous5:37 PM

    http://www.thedailybeast.com/articles/2016/03/20/instagram-is-giving-trump-the-finger.html

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    1. Anonymous5:56 PM

      DRumpf get's a little middle finger. m!m

      http://www.thedailybeast.com/articles/2016/03/19/the-2-100-year-old-word-for-trumpism.html

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    2. Anonymous7:35 PM

      http://www.thedailybeast.com/articles/2016/03/20/trump-s-new-foes-rabbis-nazi-hunters.html

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  27. Anita Winecooler5:39 PM

    I watched some democratic pundit casually say "Donald isn't a Democrat problem, he's a Republican problem". My jaw almost dropped, he's everyone's problem, even if he loses, he's everyone's problem. He's got too much ego, too little class, lots of time on his hand, and more money to waste than all of them put together. His tweets are a study in depravity and bigotry.

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    1. Anonymous12:22 AM

      "and more money to waste"

      He doesn't have unlimited cash. His wealth is in assets which aren't liquid, much of it is based on 'good will' which he can't sell off to obtain funds.

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  28. Anonymous5:40 PM

    So your answer to Trump is to deny a good man the right to run for president. You will fit in nicely with a Trump administration and the Republican party.

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    1. Anonymous8:43 PM

      Yep. His constant Bernie bashing is because he's the grown up in the room.

      That's snark in case you couldn't recognize.

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  29. Anonymous5:51 PM

    Wait. The GOP had trump sign a pledge that he would not run as a 3rd party candidate, and now they're talking about running a 3rd party candidate?! Rick Perry? Jesus, how the mighty have fallen. They can't spell hypocrisy, much less define it.
    GeorgiaPeach

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  30. Anonymous5:51 PM

    I disagree with Gryphen on wrapping it up between Hillary & Bernie. In 2008 Hillary Clinton won something like 8 or 9 states on Super Tuesday. There were a lot of wins and losses back and forth between Clinton & Obama during the primaries. Hillary didn't drop out until the end of the primaries in 2008. Bernie shouldn't either in 2016. I say let it play out with the voters.

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    1. Anonymous6:25 PM

      As long as Bernie is registering tons of new Democratic voters at his rallies, I'm cool with that. Is he?

      Hey Bernie peeps, does Bernie's team register new Democratic voters at his rallies? Thanks in advance.

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    2. AKRNHSNC12:43 PM

      Let Bernie stay in but he needs to stop the attacks on Hillary. She was never as far behind Obama as Bernie is behind her. She was at most 150 pledged delegates behind and he's over 300+ and there's no way he's going to make that up with the states that are left that are big delegate #'s. Stay in but stop the trashing. However, I just heard on the news that he said he's just getting ramped up, not about to tone it down. What a MF'er. He doesn't give a damn about the party that was his biggest donor for 2 elections or helped him to get elected! If Bernie isn't re-elected to the Senate at the age of 78, do you think he'd turn down six figures for a speech? No way!

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  31. Anonymous6:56 PM

    http://lansingcitypulse.com/article-12189-the-trouble-with-bernie.html

    I liked Bernie. Then I kept getting a feeling that he reminded me of Sarah Palin when she ran for governor.

    Read the article above and see if you do too.

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    1. Anonymous3:56 PM

      I like him less and less. He appears to be trying to split the Democratic party to his benefit and election!

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  32. Anonymous9:02 PM

    With so much poverty hidden in plain sight, you have to ask: is this still America? | Brigid Delaney
    http://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2016/mar/21/with-so-much-poverty-hidden-in-plain-sight-you-have-to-ask-is-this-still-america

    Donald Trump's New Washington, D.C. Hotel Is Made for Really Big Balls
    http://www.forbes.com/sites/msolomon/2016/03/01/donald-trump-international-hotel-washington-dc/#130c4d4d2e52

    Family
    http://media.gettyimages.com/photos/trump-family-members-eric-trump-donald-trump-jr-donald-trump-and-picture-id452562474

    Old Post Office Pavilion
    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Old_Post_Office_Pavilion

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  33. He inspired a lot of new Dem registrations i my state. That's for the good of all, I believe. The ones to whom I have spoken will not be voting Republican, for sure, so Hillary if not Bernie. Either way we win!

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    1. Anonymous9:57 PM

      Great! Thank you for the info!

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