Friday, April 22, 2016

Donald Trump supporters seem to think they can threaten their way to the presidency.

Courtesy of Politico:  

Since Donald Trump came up empty in his quest for delegates at the Republican state assembly in Colorado Springs nearly two weeks ago, his angry supporters have responded to Trump’s own claims of a “rigged” nomination process by lashing out at Republican National Committee delegates that they believe won’t support Trump at the party’s convention — including House. 

The mild-mannered chairman estimates he’s gotten between 4,000 and 5,000 calls on his cell phone. Many, he says, have ended with productive conversations. He’s referred the more threatening, violent calls to police. His cell phone is still buzzing this week, as he attends the RNC quarterly meetings in Florida, and he’s not the only one. 

In hotel hallways and across dinner tables, many party leaders attending this week’s meetings shared similar stories. One party chair says a Trump supporter recently got in his face and promised “bloodshed” if he didn’t win the GOP nomination. An Indiana delegate who criticized Trump received a note warning against “traditional burial” that ended with, “We are watching you.” 

The threats come months ahead of a possible contested convention, where Trump is all-but certain to enter with a plurality of delegates bound to him on the first ballot, but he could lose support on subsequent ballots as rules will allow delegates to vote however they choose. And although the harassers are typically anonymous, many party leaders on the receiving end of these threats hold Trump himself at least partly responsible, viewing the intimidation efforts as a natural and obvious outgrowth of the candidate’s incendiary rhetoric. 

Earlier I reported on this happening in Colorado, but now it seems to be spreading.

That certainly does not bode well for the Republican party, but it can be extremely helpful to the Democrats in the general if the GOP remains a house divided.

And once again this is why it is so important for the Democrats to get their ducks all in a row so that they can show unity in response to a party in  the political equivalent of free fall.


  1. Anonymous2:14 PM

    Both parties are imploding, and believe me, it's going to be a fantastic remedy for this whole broken process. Democracy thrives on a good, and thorough house cleaning, and this year just happens to provide a thorough steam cleaning of both political parties.

  2. Anonymous2:18 PM

    I'm sorry, but I have to agree with another commenter that Hillary doesn't look well, sick even.

    1. Anonymous4:00 PM

      I'm sure you're terribly concerned.

    2. Anonymous4:21 PM

      I think Hillary Clinton looks just fine! She's a trooper and is truly handling the negative crap being thrown her way, very well!

      I admire her and she has my vote for POTUS!

    3. Anonymous5:32 PM

      Yeah,'re really sorry.

    4. Anonymous6:31 PM

      Hillary looks and is very healthy. Now run along and try and convince yourself that dottering hero of yours named Bernard is healthy.

    5. Anonymous4:03 AM


  3. Anonymous2:45 PM

    Well, Donald depends on makeup and hair dye so without that who knows what he looks like.

    I would be very upset if my husband wore makeup and dyed his hair.

    1. Anonymous4:20 PM

      I think he's bald and continues wearing that ridiculous hair thingy that goes down the back of his head. He looks ridiculous!

      I have the hope someone will yank it off his head, much as I'd promote the idea of it being done to Sarah Palin and eliminating one of her wigs!

    2. Anonymous6:23 PM

      Bald as a duck billed turn-up.

    3. Anonymous6:33 PM

      All white people look like that with self tanner on. White people need to embrace who they are and love their own skin instead of always trying to turn it strange colors.

    4. Does he use either tanner or a tanning bed? Not as orange as Böhner but has that same look.

  4. Anonymous2:51 PM

    Trump really is a democrat. I am very surprised that republicans love him. He is looking for the independent vote.

    I do not care for Cruz but it doesn't seem fair that Trump wins.

    The threats are just a precursor of what is to come.

    1. Anon 2:51 PM: Trump is a chameleon. He will be whatever color his supporters are at the moment. Still a reptile.
      Bottom line is, if Trump doesn't get the 1,237 votes needed to win the nomination; after the first vote, delegates can vote for whomever they please after that. They do NOT have to vote for Trump. That's the rules. Delegates names, numbers, were given out and his supporters have threatened them. The Republicans have turned into vicious assholes. Bernie bros are starting to act just like them. Sad.

    2. Anonymous5:53 PM

      This is where as a delegate, if I was threatened, I would welcome having a gun.

      Trump is a sniveling coward.

    3. Anonymous5:49 AM

      Delegates being threatened is the top story on the Huffington Post today.
      I think with Manafort taking over Trump's campaign that Palin has been put on ice. She has her global warming project but if Manafort wants to change Trump's image there is no place for Palin's vile and ugly a@@. I expect her to go rogue anytime now!

  5. Anonymous3:18 PM

    Yup, the bully pulpit.

  6. Anonymous3:31 PM

    As I have commented before, all these threats were fine with the GOP as long as they were directed towards President Obama or other Democrats.

    They are reaping what they sowed by choosing Sarah Palin in 2008.

    1. Anonymous3:38 PM

      Exactly. Thank you for stating that.

    2. Anonymous3:50 PM

      Agree. The GOP deserves what they are getting...they invited it.

    3. Anonymous5:58 PM

      And, remember who started legitimizing threats and ensuring follow through?

      Our buddy.

  7. Anonymous4:15 PM

    I just watched happenings that have occurred with Trump in Scotland (since around 2008!).

    He actually sued the 'country' because it wasn't going along w/him on his golf course issues - on the land overlooking the ocean - on prime dune property!

    They guy is a total asshole when he is told 'no'! He would be exactly the same (and probably with worse results for 'our' country!)if ever elected POTUS!

    People need to review the Scotland story!! The country absolutely detest Trump! They have actually protested him in mass which was fun to watch on the segment.

    The country government put in means to lower their cost of energy by use of the wind and the towers are detrimental to his golf course due to the noise, etc.!

    Slice of heaven watching a country truly oppose Trump. Hope it occurs more and more in our country!

    I'll say it again - he's horribly obese and has a horrid golf swing!

    1. Anonymous6:00 PM

      I thought of Scotland when Trump said that he could not say that he would not nuke Europe.

    2. Not only that, but Drumpf built a wall around a neighbor's property that the neighbor refused to sell, and sent him the bill.

  8. Anita Winecooler4:17 PM

    This should help a LOT

    bad lip reading

  9. Anonymous4:34 PM

    And Palin supporters think they (she) can stupid her way to the White House! BTW, you all that are braver than me, what's the latest drivel on the pee pond? Are they convinced like they were in 2012, that Sarah could still be nominated by the Repubs and become president by sheer willpower on their part??

    1. Anonymous5:56 PM

      Same 'ol same ol' there, ad nauseum. You should see the pic they have up today for the open thread. $arah posed pic in full makeup fishing. LMAO Yeah right.

  10. Anonymous6:05 PM

    Trump will go after her looks and health to discredit her.

    She looks fine to me. I think that she needs to kick trumps ass.

  11. Anonymous7:12 PM

    Trump Adviser Admits He Has No Idea What Happened to That Veteran’s Rally Charity Money

  12. Is anyone surprised these are the kinds of supporters Dullard Drumpf has attracted?

    Remember Sarah Palin's supporters?

    In fact, you can trace this back to 2008, when McCain's balls chose Sarah Palin as his running mate, her hate speech and how the right wing welcomed the 'baggers.

    That the GOP would be reduced to this was inevitable. Their downward spiral started with Sarah and the 'baggers. They've done absolutely nothing to rein it in because they are greedy for votes.

    Is it any wonder long time Republicans are leaving the party to become non-partisan or Independents?

  13. Anonymous3:29 AM

    My sister txted me from the Drumpf rally in Delaware.
    I am sick about it I tell ya.
    I can't even talk to her right now.

  14. Anonymous3:47 AM

    Trump wears the makeup etc so that he will photograph better. A trump photograph published without photocopying and in black and white makes him look his age.


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