Thursday, June 09, 2016

The Republican freakout over Donald Trump is now hitting critical mass.

So the other day Senator Mark Kirk became the first Republican leader to take back his endorsement of Donald Trump.

Since then the calls for Republicans to "Dump Trump" or unendorse him have escalated exponentially.

Lindsay Graham for one wants those who have endorsed Donald Trump to take it all back

Graham wants fellow Republicans who have endorsed Donald Trump to take it all back in the wake of his repeated claims that Judge Gonzalo Curiel's heritage make him unfit to preside over lawsuits against him. 

“This is the most un-American thing from a politician since Joe McCarthy,” Graham told The New York Times. “If anybody was looking for an off-ramp, this is probably it,” he added. “There’ll come a time when the love of country will trump hatred of Hillary.” 

Conservative radio talk show host Hugh Hewitt was even more pointed: 

Conservative talk radio host Hugh Hewitt said on Wednesday that the Republican National Committee should ask Donald Trump to withdraw his candidacy or change the convention rules to prevent his formal nomination. 

“The Republican National Committee needs to step in and step up and talk to him about getting out of the race,” Hewitt said on the Hugh Hewitt Show. 

The alternative, he said, is a guaranteed victory for presumptive Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton — and the loss of Republican control of both houses of Congress. 

“She’s gonna be president unless Republicans change their nominee,” Hewitt said. “When the dust clears we will have lost the House, we will have lost the Senate, we will have lost governorships.”

Things actually got so bad that Paul Ryan went into hiding.
Damn! 

So what do you think?

Can the Republicans kick Trump to the curb before the convention? Or will there be a contested convention? Or will the Republicans just say "No mas," throw up their hands and simply sit this one out and let Hillary have it for the sake of the country.

And if any of that happens what will Donald Trump do in response?

Flip the Republicans the bird, say fuck it to the whole thing, and go back to his lavish lifetyle?

Run as a third party candidate out of spite?

Or perhaps stubbornly fight for the right to stay the GOP and then lose spectacularly in November?

You know I literally do not know which one of those I want to see more.

82 comments:

  1. Anonymous6:18 AM

    OT Anonymous 7:23 PM said

    Dakota's father, "Now I can say i have a Beautiful Daughter n Law"


    Hey Dakota's father what do you think about all those guys that has partook of her fruit?

    Fruit Pickers:
    Dylan?

    Levi

    Ben

    Levi

    Gino

    Tyrone?

    *Joey

    *Dakota

    Marina? (After Dakota told Barstool to get the fuc_ out of Kentucky the first time)

    Dakota (before marriage)

    *Don't know who came first, Joey or Dakota. No pun intended

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    1. Anonymous6:36 AM

      You sound really crazy, No pun intended.

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    2. Come on. There's already a wedding thread.

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    3. Anonymous7:37 AM

      *have partaken*

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    4. Anonymous8:02 AM

      Are you a little obsessed with Bristol. Who the af cares what she does or who she has slept with. The slut shamimg is really outdated and boring. Get ablife for God's sake. Maybe you need a few more sex partners?

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    5. Anonymous8:26 AM

      RNC is famous for changing rules at the last minute. Here is how to get rid of chump!
      Drug test for Meth!
      Demand IRS filing for last 10 yrs.
      Take Racism of their platform
      See? Easy-Peasy no more Donald!

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    6. Anonymous9:25 AM

      Funny pun,wrong thread. Barstool,the town bicycle,has been around the block a time or 2. I doubt most comments coming out of the Plain camp. It must suck being a bum and needing to call the media to air your dirty laundry for $$. * Everyone knows palins write those comments themselves.

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    7. Anonymous10:44 AM

      I find it a bit ironic that Gryphen claims to want two women at the top of the Democratic ticket yet repeatedly allows these gratuitous slut shaming posts about Bristol. It's high time you start owning this shit in the same way that Trump needs to own his retweets.

      -Tired Of The Misogyny

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    8. Anonymous11:34 AM

      Dakota's father, "Now I can say i have a Beautiful Daughter n Law"

      Is that Mike?

      I can't believe he was bought.
      No respect for Dwight.

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    9. Anonymous12:31 PM

      -Tired Of The Misogyny

      GO AWAY TROLL AND DO LET THE DOOR HIT YA IN THE ASS!

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  2. Randall6:53 AM

    You know what?
    Trump KNOWS the Clintons.
    Trump used to LIKE the Clintons.
    Trump is VERY media-savvy.
    Trump doesn't give ONE SHIT about Republicans.
    What MIGHT happen is:
    Trump - against all odds and to the bitter dismay of the Party - comes out of the convention with the nomination, says crazier and crazier things throughout the general,
    gets the jerks and weirdos ALL cranked up and then
    ...QUITS just before the election.

    Says "Ha ha, fuck YOU, assholes" and withdraws his name from the ballot
    -- one day before the election.
    (I checked - there's nothing in the Constitution disallowing such a move)
    History is made.

    The most vicious racists and evil assholes in the country are furious with Trump - but everybody else thinks he's a GENIUS - and a hero.

    ...and Hillary is not only the first female President of the USA -- she's also the first to win a Presidential election uncontested!

    The Republicans, chagrined, begin to rebuild their Party by first just beating the shit out of Reince Pribus.

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    1. Anonymous6:58 AM

      Drumpf did say that he paid the Clintons an exorbitant sum of money to attend his wedding. Funny that they wouldn't show up out of friendship or anything like that, and he had to pay them to get them to come. I bet Drumpfs wife hates him, too.

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    2. I think Randall's is my favorite comment of the day.

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    3. 6:53 -- had to pay the Clintons to attend? -- says a lot about the 1%.

      I like your theory of his quitting the day the before the election very much. Fits with my long-held assessment that he began all this to take revenge for perceived slights over many decades from GOP elites.

      I hope the convention does NOT contrive to put in another candidate who will appear moderate (compared to Drumpf) and make is easy for ALL goppers to vote in droves. Remember -- voter suppression, gerrymandering, rigged boxes... but Ohio is wise to it. Finally a court that stopped the Repubs attempts to voter suppress. Finally!

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    4. Anonymous7:25 AM

      The transcript of one of Trump's many depositions was unearthed yesterday and it revealed that when asked under oath, he actually said outright Clinton would make a great VP or President! It's all over social media! Too funny.

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    5. Anonymous7:27 AM

      Drumf's wife the former porn star? Yeah, I really care what she thinks...not. Anyone who'd marry him must be an awful person, too.@6:58

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    6. Anonymous7:41 AM

      If I were as rich as Trump, I'd buy every commenter at IM some exciting weekend adventures so they'd be less addicted to ridiculous conspiracies.

      Gotta be utter boredom with real life that's causing this epidemic of ludicrous fantasizing.

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    7. Anonymous7:57 AM

      7:41 AM
      Lighten up, Francis.

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    8. Anonymous8:00 AM

      7:41, I think you need a happy pill to pull you out of your cynical, negative life. Really? WTF! People are just joking around a bit. I feel sorry for you. Get off the internet and have some fun darling.

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    9. Anonymous8:32 AM

      E7:41: And yet... You are here!

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    10. Anonymous11:32 AM

      Instead Drump will be buying goofballs like 7:41/Palin. What else does a Palin have to do but troll now the donald gave her the boot to get of his tail?

      Sarah can't afford to buy Dakota and Bristol's wedding or wedding guests. No wonder they have to do what a couple on the skids might do. Elope and try to make it romantic with all the free air mileage and deals they can get for a room. Military bennies from those that support the warmongers.

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    11. 66gardeners1:58 PM

      I have said since day one, if Trump succeeds in destroying the GOP (but losing the election), he will be a national hero.

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  3. Anonymous6:57 AM

    Most republicans actually don't disagree with what Trump says, they just don't want their racist, homophobic, xenophobic, and misogynist feelings vocalized so bluntly. Trump will be the republican's presidential nominee because he has the backing of so many republicans, and Hillary will be our next president.

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    1. Anonymous7:23 AM

      Shhhhhs. - That kind of talk will allow dems to stay home on election day! what about all the down-line candidates who must be elected to win back and House and Senate.

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    2. 66gardeners2:03 PM

      republicans have reaped what they have sown for years

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  4. Whether Trump remains the candidate or not, the GOP will remain essentially unchanged. The party is incapable of change. It will continue to fight against universal healthcare, climate, raising the minimum wage, women, etc. Whatever change it will seem to make will be for the benefit of attracting previously alienated groups. "We're women and minority friendly now because we say we are." The GOP has nothing but contempt for anyone, including republicans, who are not 100% self-sufficient.

    Why resistance against universal healthcare? Because rich people don't need it. Why opposed to climate regulations? Because rich people profit from exploiting the environment.
    Why against education, women, minorities, and gays? Because people with a voice get uppity and want more.

    Paul Ryan talks about the GOP vision. There is no vision. There's just a bunch of general, nice sounding stuff absent content. Restoring America's respect worldwide, restroom protection, banning abortion, God everywhere, and having the greatest war machine ever known don't put bread on the tables average Americans. Economic policy is for the rich; social policy for the workers.

    More than ever, Democrats need to mobilize and make sure Clinton wins in November. This biggest mistake will be think this will be a slam dunk and stay home. The bigger the defeat, the more powerful the message.


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    1. Anonymous9:23 AM

      You are spot on.

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    2. TC - yes - the GOP must be trashed! It's for their own good. There is nothing wrong with an opposition in government; their should be. But complete obstruction is not government and should be banned from playing until they understand that.

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    3. fromthediagonal1:24 PM

      Thank you, TC!

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  5. Anonymous7:23 AM

    OT?NRA Score>
    http://www.huffingtonpost.com/entry/yearbook-new-yorkers-gun-violence_us_57574537e4b01270c77357b2

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  6. Anonymous7:38 AM

    Listen, by the time of the GOP Convention, all Republican politicians will be towing the line. They do not want to alienate their mentally subpar white supporters.
    Beaglemom

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    1. Anonymous8:52 AM

      I rarely disagree with you, Beaglemom, but I'm sensing utter panic in the GOP. Their internals show that they will lose the Senate & House, too. Demographically, there are not enough white Republicans left for the GOP to win nationally. That was true in 2008 and 2012. It will be true in 2016, too, but this time, the Senate & House are truly in play. Haha on them.

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    2. Anonymous9:25 AM

      Here's another reason they are in a panic: Trump's poll numbers crash.
      http://talkingpointsmemo.com/edblog/trump-v-unicorn-heats-up-again

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    3. 66gardeners2:08 PM

      Trump will be the nominee because ironically, he would case great harm to the GOP is they steal the nomination from him.

      Not to say the GOP is not in a panic. They are. But they have made their bed.

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  7. Anonymous7:54 AM

    The scenario that Randall describes above could really happen. And on some level the R's must know this.

    Since they can't control their Pres. nominee, I think their tactic will be to control the VP nominee. I think it's gonna be Paul Ryan or Rubio. They will make a deal with Trump on the VP.

    And then if Trump exits his own reality show, Ryan or Rubio step in "for the good of the country".

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    1. Anonymous2:08 PM

      Delusional

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  8. Anonymous7:55 AM

    If the Republicans overturn the will of their voters, they will be in for major problems.
    I can't imagine TRUMP backing down, I think the party will split in 2 with Trump running as an independent.
    Isn't this what the tea party wanted all along?
    A divided Republican party.

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    1. Anonymous8:54 AM

      That's actually been the reality of the party since the late 1990's when they teamed up with Dobson and racists. They tried to mask it in 2000, 2004. Palin was their answer to it in 2008, and now we have Trump. They cannot hide the deep schism anymore.

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  9. Anonymous8:08 AM

    After the 2008 election the GOP had 8 years to get their sh*t together and what do you have, a party being led by Donald Trump - a man who warrants HuffPost adding this e to every article about him -

    "Editor’s note: Donald Trump regularly incites political violence and is a serial liar,rampant xenophobe, racist, misogynist and birther who has repeatedly pledged to ban all Muslims — 1.6 billion members of an entire religion — from entering the U.S."

    B.

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  10. Anonymous8:14 AM

    So only NOW the clowns in the car realize they're all in the clown car and don't like the squeeze?

    The moment Donald Trump opened his mouth was the day that most common sense rational people saw the trouble he could be. What's troubling is that these elected GOP leaders only now realize the Frankenstein is a monster, when the monster was unleashed and trampling anyone who didn't worship at his feet before, no problem, but now, they're in a frenzy. None of this makes any sense.

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    1. Anonymous2:10 PM

      I think it makes perfect sense that a political party such as the GOP has ended up with a nominee such as Trump. They have been courtin the crazies for some time now.

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  11. Something tells me that their convention is going to be one raucous mess. Trump has a colossal ego and holds vindictive grudges like few do: witness the unending back and forth over these many years with Grayson the boss at vanity fair about the short fingered vulgarian insult he applied to trump back when he ran spy magazine.

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    1. Anonymous8:51 AM

      It's gonna be one long infomercial for Trump. He's talking about riding in on a live elephant. It's gonna be a circus like we've never seen before. And it's gonna be non-stop Trump, not the GOP, not the American voter, just Trump and his 'brand' will be celebrated. That's all this has ever been about, anyway, Trump and his brand. He doesn't care about anything or anyone BUT Trump or how it effects Trump. So similar to Sarah, it's ridiculous. He's having a narcissistic orgasm.

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    2. Anonymous10:13 AM

      That description, 8:51 AM makes him look every more like the circus clown he IS!

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  12. Anonymous8:26 AM

    It seems surreal that the Dems can watch what's going on with the Repugs and think at the same time that eliminating Superdelegates is a good idea. Trump even makes the electoral college look sensible as a firewall of last resort.

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    1. Anonymous8:55 AM

      I totally agree! Thank goodness for the superdelegates! Firewall of sanity!

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    2. Anonymous8:59 AM

      My exact thoughts. If anyone thinks what is going on with the GOP can't happen to the DEMs they are insane.

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  13. Anonymous8:28 AM

    Whatever happens - whether he quits or is being quit, or whether he becomes Prez (yeah, right!) - when he goes back to private life, he will realize that he has lost considerable goodwill in the business community, and that his businesses are all going down. Look at the occupation rate of his name-sake hotels - they are in a downturn, while other five star hotels are seeing an occupancy boost.
    Could not happen to a better guy! He will try to profit from his next bankrupcy like he did from all his others, but I somehow doubt that banks and shareholders will play along this time.

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    1. Anonymous10:11 AM

      I want to see more and more of the golf tournaments turned away from his golf courses. It's already started w/one big one that will be done in another location!

      Trump's life is in huge turmoil! Wonder what his family members or doing and thinking?

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    2. Anonymous12:24 PM

      Not just another location - Mexico City!

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  14. Anonymous8:41 AM

    How ‘Students For Trump’ Terrorized Portland State University

    http://thinkprogress.org/politics/2016/06/09/3786370/students-for-trump-psu/

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    1. Anonymous9:02 AM

      The lot of them need to be expelled for creating a hostile environment for learning and terrorist threats.

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  15. Anonymous8:42 AM

    O/T but great news!

    Last Oil Company Pulls Out Of Arctic Offshore Drilling Efforts In Chukchi Sea

    http://thinkprogress.org/climate/2016/06/08/3785942/arctic-drilling-chukchi-sea-no-more/

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    1. Anonymous9:15 AM

      Great for the whales, now if we could just stop people from hunting them up there we'd really be in business.

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  16. Anonymous8:43 AM

    Gryph -- FYI: The "Paul Ryan Media Advisory" was a joke announcement put out by Nancy Pelosi (but it sure reads like the truth)!!

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  17. Anonymous8:43 AM

    'You were born in a Taco Bell': Trump's rhetoric fuels school bullies across US

    The xenophobic spirit of the presumptive Republican nominee has led to playground spats and ugly exchanges in classrooms across the country

    ...That has not stopped some children from channeling and adopting the Republican presumptive nominee’s xenophobic rhetoric in playground spats and classroom exchanges.

    “They said things like ‘you’ll get deported’, ‘you weren’t born here’ and ‘you were born in a Taco Bell’,” said Iglehart, 49. “They may not know exactly what it means, but they know it’s powerful language.”

    Hearing it in Rosa Parks elementary, of all places, came as a shock. “Berkeley is not an area where there are Trump supporters. This is not the land of Trump.”

    http://www.theguardian.com/us-news/2016/jun/09/california-primary-trump-rhetoric-school-bully

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    1. Anonymous9:04 AM

      The spawn of the GOPpers learn at a n early age how to be hostile and evil. This proves it. And sorry but they KNOW what they are saying hurts, that's why they say it.

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    2. Anonymous2:16 PM

      I once got a phone call from my son's middle school counselor, relating that he had been sitting with a group of boys on the school bus who were taunting a girl by calling her "border hopper".

      I had never heard that before, i.e., "border hopper" and told the counselor that I was a democrat and never spoke like that. He admitted that my son had not actually said it, but it was obligated to make sure he knew it was not OK.

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  18. Anonymous8:44 AM

    Donald Trump’s Vice Presidential Picking Process Sounds Dodgy As Hell

    But then you read the interview that Trump just gave Bloomberg News and ... wow. I don’t know, you guys. Go read the whole thing — it’s a genuine doozy.

    http://www.huffingtonpost.com/entry/donald-trump-vice-president-pick_us_57586a02e4b0e39a28ac494b

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    1. Anonymous9:15 AM

      He doesn't feel he needs a VP so why bother putting that much time, effort, and energy into finding. he can do it all himself and doesn't want anyone to share the spot light with him.
      This might be another out for him when the shit hits the fan, he won't pick a VP so he'll take his voters and go home (or more likely start a third party).
      Good times, I tell ya, good times.

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    2. Anonymous10:08 AM

      He can't get anyone to run w/him except perhaps the idiot Sarah Palin!

      Donald Trump is looking like hell - his face is so bloated in all the photos - no neck. Sure appears he can't handle all the pressure and negative things coming at him. Perhaps he'll have a heart attack? Sure doesn't look healthy!

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    3. Anonymous11:04 AM

      The only fool that would take Trump up on the offer is Sarah Palin or a hooded clan leader type. In my dreams Sarah will be the only woman to run twice for veep.

      That would be all anyone would need to say about the Republican party for the next 1,000 years.

      Trump/Palin 2016!!!!!!!!

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    4. Anonymous1:00 PM

      Trump looks very unhealthy. His skin is horrible, he's overweight. I wonder what he's hiding under that spray tan. If he keeled over and croaked or was put in the hospital for a good long while, it would sure be good news for America.

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  19. Anonymous8:53 AM

    Hahahaha!!! You built it. You dumb shits.

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  20. Anonymous9:17 AM

    No kidding, cancel endorsements. I can't even do what trump has done in my job. My place of work has rules! Or else.

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    1. Anonymous9:27 AM

      That's it, the rich have no rules. Like someone posted earlier.

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  21. Anonymous9:24 AM

    How could Trump possibly 'prove' he's not a bigot when he's proven that he is? Over. And over again. And starting with his Obama Birtherism. I can't tell if Scarborough was being facetious or if was he begging Trump to improve his con game.

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    1. I say goad the hell out him: he's a bear with a sore head and will sink his own brand which is all in his head anyway, not ours.

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  22. What will Trump do? He will do what he does best, sue. That's all Tantrump knows how to do when he doesn't get his way.

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  23. Anonymous10:12 AM

    I only time I watch any convention was to hear Obama speak. But this year...I can't wait. The Republican National Convention is a must see TV event!!! Already popping the popcorn. [Is it mandatory to be drunk while watching?]

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    1. Anonymous1:05 PM

      It's going to be a week long bender at my house and I'm going to buy a 50 pound bag of popcorn at Costco.

      It's the only way I can get through it.

      Good God, suppose they have Palin speak. And there will be urban warfare in the streets. It's going to be yuuuuuge.

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  24. Anonymous10:47 AM

    I hate to bring this up as the Trumpers hate it. But they say, Hitler was a Jew and he hated Jews with a passion. So in a sense he hated himself. Now, this Donald started off in the campaigning orange, and now he seems whiter. All the comments made about his weird skin color and he's slowly losing the toner, and getting back his true color. It's okay to be white Donald. But just don't forget we a world with all sortsa colors and we have to encourage one another not downgrade.

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  25. Anonymous10:57 AM

    Hillary needs to lay off him till after the convention. She wants him to be the nominee, right? The guy's a time bomb, he will implode all on his own before the general. If he loses the nomination he could go third party and split the vote, but I'm not confident he will do that.

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    1. Anonymous1:11 PM

      I'm not sure Hillary wants him to be the nominee, nor anyone who loves this country. Sure, hell be easy to beat, but so would anyone the repubs could put up at the last minute to replace him, with or without him running as a third party.

      DT is detrimental to the US. He is dangerous and is damaging our democracy and institutions every time he opens his mouth. We would all be better off if he were not a part of the national conversation.

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    2. Anonymous2:21 PM

      As long as more than half the country rejects Trump and the republicans, let them put the last nails in their coffin unabated is what I say.

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    3. Anita Winecooler5:11 PM

      Hillary already told him to delete his twitter account. Listen to the Lady, Donnie.

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  26. Anonymous11:30 AM

    dRUMPf has alienated 75% of the American voting public - women, minorities, religions other than xtian, etc. Hopefully he will force the GOP to nominate him, which will cause a Dem win by 75%. And, I'm not a registered Dem...

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  27. Anonymous12:57 PM

    The women that love him call him "daddy."

    When I was in China, they called Mao "uncle."

    He may be resting now but he is planning vengeance on any one who he thinks slighted him.

    Just like Sara.

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    1. 66gardeners2:23 PM

      Isn't it delicious knowing that no matter what happens, Trump has every intention of taking the GOP down with him when he goes?

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    2. Anonymous2:25 PM

      the invention of the internet now prohibits the GOP from running campaigns on nothing but smoke and mirrors. Facts matter.

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  28. Anonymous1:13 PM

    Im hope Palin is his VP pick.
    Hope Trig truth then prevails.

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  29. Anita Winecooler5:09 PM

    As Freddie Prinz used to say "Not my Yob". I don't care one bit if the GOP implodes, they all stood with their right hand up to "god" and swore they'd stand behind Trump should he be the nominee.
    Paul "Cluck cluck cluck" Ryan, speaker of the house for the GOP is rocking in a corner shitting his pants and wringing his hands.

    This is Karma for eight years of obstruction and doing nothing while the President worked his fingers to the bone, doing his job and doing it well.

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