Monday, July 18, 2016

#NeverTrump movement believes they have the votes needed to unbind delegates and allow them to "vote their conscience" and nominate somebody other than Donald Trump. Update!

Courtesy of the Daily Beast:

Delegates to the Republican National Convention opposed to Donald Trump as their party’s presumptive nominee may have enough signatures to force a full floor vote on whether to “unbind” all of the delegates, allowing them to vote their conscience. According to Politico, the contingent has received a majority of signatures from nine states and territories. The threshold is seven. Former New Hampshire Sen. Gordon Humphrey has reportedly handed the signatures to the convention’s secretary. The floor vote is unlikely to be successful—however, it will bring even more attention to the disgruntled factions of the Republican Party opposed to Trump.

I have been watching this group scramble around the convention floor all morning trying to get their paperwork to the proper officials before the deadline.

Apparently they have accomplished that so we will wait to see what happens.

Update: Here is more courtesy of Fox News:

Anti-Trump Republicans launched a last-ditch bid on Monday to deny the New York businessman the party’s nomination by trying to force a state-by-state vote at the Cleveland convention on the rules that bind delegates to back Donald Trump. 

The effort stands little chance of succeeding, but could pose a major disruption to the proceedings just as party officials were trying to smooth over divisions. The Trump camp is said to be "livid" at the revived push. 

"This is a big headache," one official told Fox News. 

I told you this week would be entertaining!

Update 2: in the meantime the #DumpTrump movement takes to the streets in protest.
More popcorn?

Twitter response to the rules vote on the convention floor.

And remember folks this is only DAY ONE.

89 comments:

  1. Anonymous11:48 AM

    Oh, poor Don the Con is livid! I love seeing something he can't control within his own party!

    The lack thereof drives him bug frigging crazy! Couldn't happen to a more deserving jerk! May he go down in flames - and soon!

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    1. Anonymous12:08 PM

      @Anonymous 11:48 AM

      ''Oh, poor Don the Con is livid''
      **********************

      Let's keep it going. Calling him Don the Con should be viral.

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    2. Anonymous12:16 PM

      @Anonymous 11:48 AM

      Remember Tricky Dick? Now the GOP has Don the Con.

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    3. Anonymous12:25 PM

      Dangerous Don the Con

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    4. Anonymous12:35 PM

      'Don the Con' is a short, perfect handle for him! I'm going to use it in everything I write - no matter where it appears. Suggest others do the same. Thank you to the person that thought of it!!

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    5. How about ConDon....?

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    6. Anonymous1:04 PM

      Delusional Don

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    7. Anonymous1:05 PM

      Tiny Hands Don the Con is even higher on the livid scale. Wonder what shade he'll turn from his usual orange?

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    8. Splotchy pink and orange, like a cheap aloha shirt.

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    9. Anonymous4:19 PM

      Don the Con and Two Cents Pence.

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    10. Dishonest Don. I never read an article about him without leaving a comment,I always call him Don the Con and Dishonest Don multiple times. I also always point out how he believes his supporters are so stupid they will vote for him even if he commits murder in public,and say something like,"thanks for proving him right". It drives them crazy.

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    11. Anonymous1:39 AM

      4:19 I like Dense Pense. He apparently isn't at the top of any class.

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  2. Anonymous11:55 AM

    OT? Jim wrote>"those members of BLM, the AMERICANS, who are marching for justice, for liberty, for freedom from tyranny and oppression, and doing so in accordance with their rights under the Constitution of the United States of America deserve to be heard and respected. And they deserve the protection and professional respect of the police, just as marching Klansmen do, just as the Tea Party does, just as Occupy does, just as every other citizen does. That's the police's job. It comes with the badge and the oath to protect and SERVE."
    https://www.facebook.com/Stonekettle/posts/1052570181445051

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    1. Anonymous12:57 PM

      +++++++++++++

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    2. Anonymous1:44 PM

      https://www.facebook.com/anxfreedom/photos/a.369209113264748.1073741830.357615034424156/583468728505451/?type=3&theater

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  3. Anonymous11:58 AM

    All those olds who have been wandering around muttering about 1968 the past few months?

    http://www.csmonitor.com/USA/Politics/2016/0718/Trump-echoing-Nixon-ratchets-up-law-and-order-message

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  4. Anonymous11:58 AM

    Oh YES!
    http://www.huffingtonpost.com/entry/100-women-just-got-naked-together-at-the-republican-national-convention_us_578cc902e4b0867123e1bf86?section=

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    1. Anonymous1:01 PM

      Who said the "Bush's" were not coming to convention? They are here.

      http://www.esquire.com/news-politics/a46763/republican-national-convention-nude-women/

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    2. Anonymous1:29 PM

      ;-P

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    3. Anonymous2:44 PM

      http://www.slate.com/blogs/xx_factor/2016/07/18/everything_she_says_means_everything_installation_of_100_nude_women_at_the.html

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  5. Rules committee up next on stage, and right now the pro-Trump folks are trying to whip up enough votes to stop this release the delegates movement.

    Kind of exciting actually.

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  6. Anonymous12:09 PM

    Crispy 'fatboy' Cream got Creamed>
    http://www.slate.com/articles/news_and_politics/politics/2016/06/apprentice_crew_members_on_their_old_boss_donald_trump.html
    LOL
    http://crooksandliars.com/2016/07/chris-christie-was-livid-not-being-vp-pick

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    1. Anonymous9:58 PM

      “He was always very open about describing women by their breast size. Any time I see people in the Trump organization say how nice he is, I want to throw up. He’s been a nasty person to women for a long time,” says one crew member. “My girlfriend at the time was a production assistant on the show and he made a comment about her, knowing that he was mic’d and that we’d all hear it. He said, ‘Who’s that hot little girl running around?’ For a second I was like, Cool, Donald Trump thinks my girlfriend is hot. But then I was like, Wait, an old man said something about my 28-year-old girlfriend. Take it easy, homeboy.”

      “He would talk about the female contestants’ bodies a lot from the control room,” recalls one midlevel producer. “We shot in Trump Tower, the control room was on the seventh floor, and he walked in one day and was talking about a contestant, saying, ‘Her breasts were so much bigger at the casting. Maybe she had her period then.’ He knows he’s mic’d and that 30 people are hearing this, but he didn’t care. That’s kind of him. During the campaign, when he was talking about Megyn Kelly, I thought: He’s obsessed with menstruation.”

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    2. Anonymous9:58 PM

      “He’s not good with people touching him, he’s very germophobic,” said one crew member. “We were instructed never to touch him—he wouldn’t shake hands,” said another.

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    3. Anonymous9:58 PM

      “There was a fat contestant who was a buffoon and a fuckup,” recalls the midlevel producer. “And he would fuck up week after week, and the producers would figure that he’d screwed up so badly that Trump would have to fire him. But Trump kept deciding to fire someone else. The producers had to scramble because of course Trump can never be seen to make a bad call on the show, so we had to re-engineer the footage to make a different contestant look bad. Later, I heard a producer talk to him, and Trump said, ‘Everybody loves a fat guy. People will watch if you have a funny fat guy around. Trust me, it’s good for ratings.’ I look at Chris Christie now and I swear that’s what’s happening.”

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    4. Anonymous9:59 PM

      “He was always a narcissist, you can see that,” says Bill Pruitt, producer on Seasons 1 and 2 of The Apprentice, and later a producer on the reality shows The Amazing Race and Deadliest Catch. “But on the TV show, what you didn’t see, what we saw, was the evolution of a storyteller. You could see how keenly aware Trump became of the story he was telling as it was shaped by the producers around him—of Omarosa’s decline, or Bill Rancic’s rise to glory. Reality TV is the public pillory now, the grand coliseum where we give the big thumbs up or thumbs down. And it shaped him.”

      “I’ve been struggling with the whole experience of watching Trump go from punch line to GOP nominee,” Pruitt says, “because of how it reflects on reality TV, which is the work I’ve been dedicating my life to for the last 10 years. The associations are glaring. Those in our business who hadn’t already taken stock of what we wrought, we’re doing it now. I might have signed an NDA back in the day that would allow someone to come after me, but I feel almost a patriotic duty to talk about this.

      “Those of us involved in the show are proud of our work. But we might have given the guy a platform and created this candidate. It’s guys like him, narcissists with dark Machiavellian traits, who dominate in our culture, on TV, and in the political realm. It can be dangerous when we confuse stories we’re told with reality. We need to wake up—and that’s from someone who helped tell these stories.”

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  7. They just defeated this attempt using a voice vote, and claimed that the ayes outnumber the nays, when that was clearly not the case.

    Can't say that any of this is surprising. But the anger on the floor of the convention is palpable.

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    1. Anonymous12:20 PM

      A convention hall full of wingnuts?

      The grass roots are all wee wee'd up?

      What could go wrong?

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    2. Anonymous12:29 PM

      But the GOP is 'unified.' They are all of one mind and one vote. As long as they vote for Trump. I love this...I heard a lot of screaming on NPR form the floor-I can imagine the noise outside is just as loud. Fight people!

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    3. Anonymous12:52 PM

      Splodey heads are splodin!

      Wasn't Joanie "the nutcutter" Earnst on today's schedule?

      Has she started kicking ass and taking names yet?

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    4. Anonymous1:06 PM

      "I grew up castrating hogs on an Iowa farm, so when I come to Washington, I'll know how to cut pork."

      http://www.azquotes.com/author/51610-Joni_Ernst

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    5. Anonymous9:29 PM

      Gee, voice vote, claiming losing side won. Where have I read that before.

      That's pretty much what voice votes are for. Roberts allows fora roll call challenge to voice votes but I doubt either party allows it. Might undermine the agenda. It's all a pantomime anyway. The outcome has been chosen long before the convention. The primaries and convention are just for show.

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  8. Attempt to get a roll call vote has now been defeated as well.

    Looks like Trump is going to get that nomination after all.

    As if that was ever in doubt.

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  9. Anonymous12:35 PM

    I can't believe they did another yay/nay voice voice and said the yays had won even though the nay vote was far louder!

    And it was said that there were more like 11 states, far above the 7 needed, for the roll call but the people on the stage said it was 9 and that 3 had withdrawn.

    And they just keep ignoring the people who want to talk and explain and get info on this so-called dwindled # of states.

    SO CROOKED!!!!!

    I hope the anti-Trump people will not just go quiet but will make their voices heard throughout this crooked convention.

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    1. Anonymous1:01 PM

      The anti-Trump people are the only sane people at the gop convention. Anyone who supports having an insane person as the gop nominee should be banned from any political office.

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    2. Anonymous1:31 PM

      Finally! A rigged system Trumpy likes! The convention is surely rigged for Trump. The demise of the Republican Party is nigh.

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  10. Anonymous12:42 PM

    If those states withdrew, what kind of persuasion was used? And why didn't those states at least inform the other states wanting a roll call vote? Sounds like Trump and some others were working behind the scenes and making promises to get states to drop out and staying hush-hush was part of the crooked deal. What was said? Promised? I'm dying to know.

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    1. Anonymous1:00 PM

      Don't have answers to your questions - but Unruh from Colorado said people from her delegation have been intimidated by Trump thugs.

      Pat Padrnos

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    2. Anonymous1:07 PM

      No, they only had to payoff the chair to say 3 states withdrew.

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  11. Anonymous12:53 PM

    Where's Sarah?

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    1. Anonymous1:17 PM

      She's babysitting Track. BWAHAHAHAHA.

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    2. Anonymous7:38 PM

      Throwing cans at her frig in Wasilla, far far away from all the important people she wants to be around.

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  12. Anonymous12:58 PM

    Just saw on tv the Colorado delegation walked out. Have not had time to find out more.

    Pat Padrnos

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  13. Anonymous1:11 PM

    NFL?
    http://www.wkyc.com/news/politics/rnc/paul-ryan-waved-a-pittsburgh-steelers-terrible-towel-at-cleveland-event/276144426

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  14. Anonymous1:29 PM

    Things might have been different at the RNC if they had invited Sarah Palin and Don King.


    DON KING!?

    Don't Don King and Trump and Sarah all use the same wigmaker?!

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  15. Anonymous1:33 PM

    Where's Todd?

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    1. Anonymous4:04 PM

      Breast feeding a drunk sailor, perhaps?

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    2. Anonymous7:39 PM

      Probably with one of his prostitutes.

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  16. Anonymous1:43 PM

    Twitter hilariously mocks RNC anti-Trump delegate meltdown: ‘All to serve the oompaloompa’

    http://www.rawstory.com/2016/07/twitter-hilariously-mocks-rnc-anti-trump-delegate-meltdown-all-to-serve-the-oompaloompa/

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  17. Anonymous1:51 PM

    So let me understand this... Trump is applying for a job. When asked for references he offers his wife and kids instead of friends and former business associates. Who one earth would hire an unqualified guy who can only use family as character witnesses?

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    1. Anonymous7:40 PM

      His third wife.

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  18. Anonymous1:55 PM

    DAMN: "This is not a party that is worthy of our support."

    --Redstate
    http://www.redstate.com/streiff/2016/07/18/breaking.-rnc-convention-secretary-literally-hiding-dump-trump-petitioners/

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  19. Anonymous1:59 PM

    lol


    https://twitter.com/EWErickson/status/755135588748189700

    Erick Erickson Verified account
    ‏@EWErickson

    First the GOP abandoned “character counts.”
    Now the GOP abandons “Rule of Law.”
    All to serve the oompaloompa.

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  20. Anonymous2:14 PM

    Now we know why the elevators are colored. Malania Trump just set up a booth by the Blue Elevators giving blow jobs for delegate votes.

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    1. Anonymous1:36 AM

      Are the Red elevators for sports fans?

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  21. Anonymous2:17 PM

    Convention Delegates reporting having a hard time locating a copy of any of Sarah Palin's books. Several tables selling Mein Kampf though.

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  22. Anonymous2:28 PM

    People need to leave good private people alone. Smh

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    1. Anonymous2:43 PM

      Who are the "private people"?

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    2. Anonymous4:02 PM

      Do good people's privates count????

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    3. Anonymous4:32 PM

      I know it must suck to be you... You still have Palin 2020, 2024 or 2028 if you can live that long. *snicker*

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    4. Anonymous5:00 PM

      When they shut up, we will. Don't like being called what you are? Not our problem!

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  23. Anonymous2:30 PM

    LOL>
    https://twitter.com/hashtag/RNCinCLE?src=hash&ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw

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  24. Anonymous2:42 PM

    http://www.slate.com/articles/news_and_politics/cover_story/2016/07/donald_trump_is_unfit_to_be_president_here_are_141_reasons_why.html

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  25. Anonymous3:07 PM

    whoops!



    Trump Motorcade Gets Into Not-At-All Symbolic Car Crash

    http://jalopnik.com/tump-motorcade-gets-into-not-at-all-symbolic-car-crash-1783874959


    Where's Sarah?

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    1. Anita Winecooler4:00 PM

      lol Track was driving the first car, Sarah slammed in head first screaming "Do you know who I am????"

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  26. Anonymous3:11 PM

    First Impression, top photo.

    I couldn't help but notice how nice they look. Well dressed, business attire, hair all nicely done (probably trimmed special for this event.

    No, Sarah Palin does not fit in with these delegates.

    She didn't fit in in 2008 either. Remember, they spend hundreds of thousands for new clothes.

    And the "hockey mom" types that were waiving the biggest banner and cheering the most, were orchestrated to fit the meme.

    Good thing Alaska is so far away from Cleveland.

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    1. Anonymous3:28 PM

      What are the Pences up to right now?

      Looting Neiman Marcus coast to coast?

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    2. Anonymous7:58 PM

      The Pences went to Chili's for dinner while in NYC!!!

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  27. Anonymous3:31 PM

    The Orange Empire Strikes Back!!!

    http://www.rawstory.com/2016/07/trumps-son-threatens-rnc-dissenters-your-careers-are-finished/

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    1. Anonymous3:51 PM

      "Trump’s son and adviser, Donald Trump Jr., threatened the leaders of the attempted revolt, saying: “Your careers are finished” in a message posted on Twitter." BULLY! Just like daddy drumpf.

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    2. Anonymous8:12 PM

      See, tyranny. My daddy will stop you.

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    3. Anonymous2:43 AM

      If Trump wins, this may well be the last election held in the USA.

      If Hillary wins, they just gave a preview of the next 4 years: hang the bitch, hillary for prison and an assortment of vulgar slogans.

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  28. Anonymous3:46 PM

    Rep. King called every non-white person on the planet “sub-groups.”

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  29. Anonymous3:48 PM

    OH FUCK NO>
    http://littlegreenfootballs.com/article/46151_Video-_GOP_Convention_Prayer_-_Our_Enemy_Is_Hillary_Clinton_and_the_Democratic_Party%21#rss

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    1. Anonymous4:43 PM

      HRC>
      http://www.politico.com/story/2016/07/clinton-crashes-trumps-convention-225752

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  30. Anita Winecooler3:58 PM

    I've been laughing all day, and it's only day one! Melania zika virus Trump will do her rendition of "the rain in spain falls mainly on the planes" before Trump is introduced. During day one of la revolution, Reinse, spit, Prebus hid behind stage as four state's delegates left the floor.
    Kasich didn't even bother showing up. Can't wait for Trump's twitter manifesto. Topics include, benhgazi, benghazi, Hillary Clinton, Benghazi, email servers, Duck Dynasty Pat
    I'm just watching to get my Scott Baio and Richard Simmons fixes. Rumor has it, from an unconfirmed source, that the chip that acted with Reagan is making a cameo appearance as the nominee, and the major from I dream of Jeanie will take the role of vice president.

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    1. Anonymous6:29 PM

      'word is honor'

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    2. Anonymous7:36 PM

      Scott Baio To Rant About Hillary Clinton Entitlement In Deranged GOP Convention Speech

      Scott Baio, fresh off of his tweet in which he praised a meme calling Hillary Clinton a "COUNT" without the "O" as the "best" ever meme, will naturally be speaking at the Republican Convention. He was asked at the last moment after he introduced himself to Donald Trump.


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  31. Anonymous4:21 PM

    OK, which Trump kid will state Donald Trump parted the East River in NYC? The Evangelicals will eat that shit for days

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  32. Anonymous4:56 PM

    John Fugelsang
    12 mins ·
    The only way GOP can further exploit the Benghazi deaths involves shooting Benghazi T-shirts out of a NASCAR gun to the crowd.

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  33. Anonymous6:39 PM

    http://www.dailykos.com/story/2016/07/19/1549532/-Republican-Nat-l-Convention-open-thread-5?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=feed&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+dailykos%2Findex+%28Daily+Kos%29

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  34. Anonymous6:45 PM

    HRC "He is the most dangerous man to ever run for president of the united states"

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  35. Anonymous7:33 PM

    From what I am reading about the convention it is everything I expected: LIES, HATES with more LIES and HATE. Nothing about policies or solutions.

    I turned off the tv when the coverage came on, I refuse to watch this farce, I doubt there is anything different from the last few months of the broke record how great the Donald is, Hillary is a crook blah blah blah.

    If Donnie can’t be bothered to watch, why should I?:

    The Republican Convention Is So Terrible That Even Donald Trump Isn’t Watching

    http://www.politicususa.com/2016/07/18/republican-convention-terrible-donald-trump-watching.html

    Hitler would very proud tonight of Herr Donnie

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  36. Anonymous8:01 PM

    Today's theme was Make America Safe Again- an topic very important to the Republicans because their party was hijacked by some guy a few months ago.

    From Stephan Colbert on late night show, as best I could remember.

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    1. Anonymous1:32 AM

      His show tonight was great. He even brought back Stephen Colbert to do Word. The new word is Trumpiness.

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  37. Anonymous8:24 PM

    Omg, melanhead plagerism Michelle's speech
    Omg. The don is crap. Gop should dump him now! Told ya, only gets worse. Horrific!

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    1. Anonymous1:25 AM

      G, you're going to have a helluva time keeping up with this clown parade.
      #CrookedMelania plagiarizes #ClassyMichelle. You couldn't make this shit up.

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    2. Anonymous1:31 AM

      Really? I didn't listen to much of it on the news. Was it really plagiarized from the First Lady? Oh, that is gonna hurt.

      I did notice Melanoma was clearly reading from the prompters and switching from one to the other on cue. And all of those weeks of coaching did nothing for her accent or her inflection. It was like watching an animatronic display at Disneyland.

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  38. Anonymous5:56 PM

    https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=zq3__PNt1Uw. Hear 36:00 on. Sarah. Lol.

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