Sunday, August 07, 2016

Republican insiders have a message for Donald Trump: Get out!

Courtesy of Politico:

Amid widespread chatter that Donald Trump could drop out of the presidential race before Election Day, Republican insiders in key battleground states have a message for The Donald: Get out. 

That’s according to The POLITICO Caucus — a panel of activists, strategists and operatives in 11 swing states. The majority of GOP insiders, 70 percent, said they want Trump to drop out of the race and be replaced by another Republican candidate — with many citing Trump’s drag on Republicans in down-ballot races. But those insiders still think it’s a long-shot Trump would actually end his campaign and be replaced by another GOP candidate. 

“I’d rather take our chances with nearly anyone else than continue with this certain loser who will likely cost the Senate and much more,” said a New Hampshire Republican — who, like all respondents, completed the survey anonymously. 

“The effect Trump is having on down-ballot races has the potential to be devastating in November,” added a Florida Republican. “His negative image among Hispanics, women and independents is something that could be devastating to Republicans. Trump’s divisive rhetoric to the Hispanic community at large has the potential to be devastating for years to come.” 

Trump has given no indication that he’s considering quitting, and his campaign insists his perseverance is one of his best attributes. But two network reports recently suggested senior GOP leaders were eyeing how that process would work, just in case. 

A Trump exit from the race after he’s been formally nominated would trigger a rarely used vacancy rule in the national Republican Party’s rulebook. That rule empowers the Republican National Committee — a 168-member panel that includes three GOP leaders from every state and territory — to select a replacement. The RNC is also authorized to reconvene the national convention, which would be all but logistically impossible.

In other news we are hearing that prominent GOP donors are privately urging others like themselves to start backing Clinton and leave Trump high and dry:

Groups of wealthy Republicans unhappy with Donald Trump have been privately courting prominent peers to join them in backing Democrat Hillary Clinton’s U.S. presidential bid, several people involved in the effort told Reuters. 

They say they are seeking money and endorsements from other Republicans disillusioned by Trump, their party’s candidate for the Nov. 8 presidential election. Some have received encouragement from Clinton and members of her campaign staff. 

“I made the decision that I wouldn’t be able to look at my grandkids if I voted for Trump,” said Dan Webb, a former federal prosecutor and a self-described “Republican for decades” working to win over prominent Republican business people in Chicago.

Okay so I have kind of been going back and forth on this for some time.

Would we prefer that the GOP force Trump out of the race, thereby embarrassing him and disenfranchising millions of his supporters, possibly for all time?

Or is it better to watch him get crushed in the general election by Hillary Clinton, and watch his inevitable public meltdown?

Literally both of these scenarios are disastrous for the Republican party AND Donald Trump.

The only question is which one would be more satisfying for the Democrats, and which one causes the most harm to the Republican party?

What do you think?

93 comments:

  1. Anonymous11:32 AM

    Let him keep running. Hell, the GOP created him, they're stuck with him.

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    1. Anonymous2:46 PM

      Trump is the dead hooker handcuffed to the GOP. It's all just so delicious.

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  2. Trump needs to stay. Every day in every way the GOP needs to be reminded that all of their crap brought them to this state.

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    1. Anonymous2:21 PM

      His ego won't let him drop out. That would be an admission that he's a loser. He doesn't want to be labeled a quitter like Sarah Palin is. He doesn't even want her near his family!

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  3. Hedgewytch11:44 AM

    Jim Wright did a great write up on this scenario. http://www.stonekettle.com/2016/08/wishful-thinking.html

    I'm with his train of thought that this ego maniac can't quit.

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    1. fromthediagonal2:48 PM

      Jim Wright is RIGHT!

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  4. Anonymous11:52 AM

    He should stay to the end. It will be fun watching him "debate" Hillary. Remember Dubya having that transmitter on his back at one of his debates? tRump will need a much bigger one than even Dubya had. tRump is not normal, not by a long shot. Is it dementia, Alzheimers or something else? He makes a fool of himself whenever he makes an appearance. That assinine trucker cap looks so stupid also, too. The gop tolerated dumbass PayMe, John McCain will not say she was a mistake, even today. So now they have carnival barker and clown extrodinaire, tRump. The gop worries he may take them down. Too bad they have not worked on their jobs in almost 8 years now. Shorter weeks in DC, nothing gets done, block anything the President wants to accomplish. They deserve to go down, and stay down. Useless pols.

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    1. Anonymous1:39 PM

      Prience (sp?) is now agreeing with re-scheduling the debates, since they were 'scheduled so there is very little public notice, since they fall at the same time like some football games'...

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    2. fromthediagonal2:50 PM

      Seems like you contracted "Priebus, Reince" to Prience. You may have a Freudian aversion to that name, and that applies to many of us! ;)

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    3. Anonymous12:15 AM

      He won't debate her. He's trying to weasel out of it already.

      If forced, he still won't debate. He'll pull a Palin and talk about whatever he wants no matter the question. He'll attack Hillary's character, make stuff up and interrupt her with "excuse me"s all night so she'll never be able to make a point or refute him.

      It will be a mess.

      AND....it will make him look even worse.

      I hope the moderators come equipped with air horns to shut him up and that they hold his feet to the fire and make him look him look like the insane liar and moron he is.

      With any luck, he'll rupture an aneurism on live TV and the RNC will get to put another candidate forward just in time to lose big time.

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    4. Anonymous10:19 AM

      Remember, if you remove the vowels from "Reince Priebus", you end up with RNC PR BS

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  5. Anonymous11:53 AM

    He needs to be ousted so the rest of the world sees the majority of this country isn't crazy and the wingnuts are still the minority.

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    1. Anonymous12:17 AM

      The world will see the majority of the U.S. isn't crazy when Trump goes down to the biggest defeat since FDR won.

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  6. Anonymous11:55 AM

    This is an interesting read on the subject; http://www.stonekettle.com/

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  7. From the posting, A Florida Republican said this:"“His negative image among Hispanics, women and independents is something that could be devastating to Republicans....". I would posit that its the REPUBLICAN PARTY ITSELF fostering this. Trump just says his hate out loud-and it gives alot of them a hard-on-until they see how its gonna affect their beloved "government hand-outs"-i.e. their seats in congress. Love, From GA, USA

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  8. Anonymous11:59 AM

    I still worry about the voter disenfranchisement laws that haven't been struck down in court and the potential for voting machine hacking by the GOP. There are still too many ways that the election can be manipulated to give Trump the win and that is a terrifying prospect. They are already setting up the claim of election rigging and many Trump supporters will not accept anything except his victory. Since he seems disinclined to accept defeat without creating a furor, it could get ugly even if Hillary wins by a significant margin.

    I think the best scenario is for Trump to quit or be removed just before the election. Because of many states' voting rules, his name would remain on most of the ballots even though he was no longer a candidate. There would also be no time to launch a campaign for whichever idiot they chose to replace him. The die-hard Trump supporters would refuse to support anyone who stepped in and the down-ballot GOP candidates would suffer in turn.

    That way, there would be no chance of him becoming President but it would hopefully cause enough damage to the right wing that the Republican party has to recreate itself with a more centrist (and sane) identity.

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    1. Anonymous6:04 PM

      "...the Republican party has to recreate itself with a more centrist (and sane) identity."

      It can't be done. A whole new party will need to be born with entirely new leaders with a modern world view.

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    2. Anonymous12:20 AM

      This election will be very difficult for the Republicans to steal.

      Hillary will lead by over 10% and the exit polls and all the other polls will expose them if they try any funny business. They can't flip enough Diebold machines without showing their corrupt and manipulative hands.

      The disenfranchisements are being fought both in the courts and by organizing. I think people will take off work for the day and stand in line for 12 hours to vote against this crazy-ass clown.

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  9. Trump is happy about ONE thing, at least:

    Babies can't vote.

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    1. Anonymous12:15 PM

      Good one.

      Funny thing is, at his last couple rallies he's brought up the baby thing and used it to say how the media blows things up and also lies. Yet he hasn't used Melania's work and visa timeline story as an example. Nope. He has remained closed-mouthed. If there's no there there, why not use it and be outraged and get sympathy points, too? He uses everything else. But the Melania stories are all completely true or partly and have real merit. I so hope that the group seeking a release of info ion the visa/work papers can get those.

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  10. I am fine with him dropping out, but I would like it to be close enough to the election that the party would have no real chance to replace him in time.

    On the other hand, let's say he drops out (or is forced out) sooner, and the party theoretically has time to put someone else in and mount a campaign for that person.

    Hopefully, it would be impossible for the republicans, regardless of whom they nominate, to overcome the impression of incompetent desperation such an unprecedented action would cause.

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  11. Anonymous12:14 PM

    Trump needs to stay in and we have to make sure every democrat and any one else voting for Hilary gets to the polls !
    If he is replaced - byany one or even a large orange ape they would seem normal and the republicans would let out a sigh of relief and vote republican and big donations would flood in too - but the person they pick will not be normal and will not be good for the U.S. - just imagine Pence as President !!! As Santorium admitted on Bill Maher Friday night - for the repugs this is all about the Supreme Court ! they don't care WHO - they just don't want a democrat to pick judges

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  12. Anonymous12:18 PM

    Anyone who isn't listening to Joy Reid Sat and Sun is missing out on so much. I record it. David Cay Johnston Pulitzer Prize winning author(available this Tuesday from Amazon) has laid out the "dark" sinister persona who is connected to Russia and all kinds of illegal and harmful situations for the US citizens. 'The Making of Donald Trump' I will be recommending it to all my Republican acquaintances who do read, and who are clearly so religious they have the Dunning-Kruger syndrome.

    Joy Reid is the only hostess who holds the "guests" accountable and calls bullsh** on their non-answers. I like how she assigns them an answer when they try to talk over her, or "invent" which is her key word and then she cuts them off when they won't shut up. If we had more Joy Reids in the media we wouldn't be in the mess where we are now wallowing.

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    1. Anonymous12:58 PM

      Joy Reid is superb! Like Rachel Maddow use to be!

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    2. Anonymous1:41 PM

      Agreed! I'm loving her show! Super smart and doesn't put up with stonewalling nor bullshit.

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    3. Anonymous3:44 PM

      Tamron Hall is fantastic also and too

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    4. Anita Winecooler5:07 PM

      AM Joy is fantastic. I hope MSNBC gets it's act together soon. Can't stand CNN almost as much as Flummoxed Gnus.

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    5. Anonymous8:55 PM

      Thanks for reminding me, Anon 12:18, about David Cay Johnston's book. I heard him recently, maybe on Joy Reid's show (I can't remember)and I had made a note to find his book. I didn't know when it would be available, however.

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  13. Anonymous12:19 PM

    Let him stay in and drag down the down ballot races. We need the Senate back and if we could even get the House that would be great.

    They will bitch about Hillary anyway, although the new meme would be that she really didn't win a true election. She was just lucky enough to have a freak as an opponent. But that is better since the down ballot Trump devastation will help her.

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  14. Anonymous12:30 PM

    But if he quits, he will lose his highly leveraged and bankrupt fortune. When he loses, it will all implode.

    He really has no other option but to stay in, unless some moneybags Repub hands him $2 billion, with a B, to get out.

    I bet he thinks there will still be some other shoe that drops, in his favor, before the election, changing everything in his favor.

    I think there will be yet another shoe too, but I sure hope NOT in his favor.

    (Amazing two days of no comment on the Melania green card. Prob takes more than two days to make up a good lie that covers all the now newly exposed bases.)

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  15. Anonymous12:31 PM

    I want a huge Orange Crush!

    PMom_GA

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    1. Anonymous6:30 PM

      Make ine a bigly Orange Crush ;)

      Sheesh

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  16. Anonymous12:43 PM

    Koch Bros are dumping $750M in down ticket races so keeping trump is a necessary thing for OUR side.

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  17. WA Skeptic12:43 PM

    Oh, let him compete in an open contest and get his ass kicked.

    Screw him and the Rethuglicans.

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  18. Anonymous12:52 PM

    The media has been demonizing Hillary Clinton for eons and the lot of it has proven to be untrue!

    She has my vote!

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  19. The longer he stays in, the tighter we can tie that albatross around the GOP's neck. It will also serve as a cautionary tale for many election cycles to come that modern "conservativism" poses a clear and present danger to the well-being of our shared Republic.

    That Republicans allowed this maniac to get this far is very damaging to their credibility, that they're unable or unwilling to act upon an existential threat because they'll always put party before country.

    Of course, this is nearly meaningless to the hard-core base, especially with Hillary running, but this is starting to get through to both the moderate and independent voting blocks as evidenced in the cross tabs of polls.

    I have no doubt that Clinton will win, and win big, but I really, really want the downtickets to make significant gains from dog catchers to Gubernatorial races, and purge the system of ideologues such as Kim Davis [spits on floor] who allow their personal beliefs affect their sworn duty to serve all equally.

    Women are appallingly under-represented, and I hope that seeing a Madame President will encourage our young ladies (women?) to throw their hat into the ring, as everyone benefits when we're equally represented and empowered politically.

    anywho, my .02

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    1. Anonymous1:53 PM

      A lot of conservative evangelicals are feeling disenfranchised by the Trump campaign, though. If you read the comments at Redstate, they're furious at the GOP for betraying conservative principles, regardless of what the party platform says. They point out Trump's appeal to LGBTQ voters in his RNC speech as a sign that the party has sold them out. Some of them are even planning to vote for Hillary!

      My own conservative evangelical friends and family, of whom there are many, are torn between Johnson and Trump. With Trump's Russian alliance emerging, I think more of them will be migrating to the Johnson camp.

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    2. Anonymous2:30 PM

      I agree with 12:53pm He needs to stay in the race so that he is forever tied to the GOP as their choice of candidate in 2016, they need to own that choice and it needs to go down in the history books, the entire ugly truth!

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  20. Anonymous12:55 PM

    Damn that Sarah Palin knows how to pick losers and blithering biblical idiots.

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    1. Anonymous1:39 PM

      She always provides her endorsement to the loser! Again, showing herself to be the 'kiss of death' to candidates over and over again.

      Sarah, honey, you are an embarrassment to yourself!

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    2. Anonymous3:46 PM

      $arah Palin endorsed Dan Bongino

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  21. Anonymous12:57 PM

    I don't think that even his kids could get him to bow out or relent to being forced out. It would be too much of a blow to his ego and to the post-election "dumpsterfire network" that has been put forward as what he really wants to do.
    You just know he is seething behind the scenes about being forced to read those endorsements.
    Is he really then going to bow all the way down to those people who just made him do that?
    Complete submission to them? Acknowledge their dominance?
    NPD gotta do what NPD gotta do and it ain't going to be leaving the race.

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    1. His narcissism won't allow him to be in the position of losing to Hillary, but his narcissism also won't allow him to see and accept the reality of a looming loss and to get out before election day.

      There is no way he can reconcile these two opposing perspectives and I think we will see more and more indicators of a disintegrating personality as the race lumbers on.

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    2. Anonymous6:12 PM

      Nefer - Despite the claim by his 'doctor' that Trump would be "the healthiest individual ever elected to the presidency”, he does not seem to be in the greatest physical condition. I would bet that he has high blood pressure and high cholesterol, always looks bloated, and I sincerely doubt he has any kind of consistent exercise regimen.

      The physical, mental and emotional stress of a presidential campaign is undoubtedly extreme. Since his mental status is obviously impaired, the emotional strain of being caught between those two unacceptable choices might be enough to push his body over the edge and cause an aneurysm or heart attack.

      His body may end up taking the decision out of his tiny little hands.

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    3. Anonymous9:20 PM

      Great points Anon 12:57, Nefer 1:43 (I always love your posts) and Anon 6:12.

      Trump's routinely bad behavior has really escalated to new lows the last couple weeks. It was obvious to me he was not sincere in the endorsements he was forced to make.

      Like Palin, the Donald is a control freak, and also like her, he can't let a criticism go unanswered. He must be infuriated by all these "suggestions" that he get out of the race or tone down his rhetoric.

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    4. Anonymous5:21 AM

      I agree there will be more indicators of a disintegrating personality.as Nefer wrote. He will make more things up, escalate and erupt into rages when truthful facts are presented.

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  22. Anonymous1:00 PM

    Interesting op-ed

    http://www.charlotteobserver.com/opinion/op-ed/article94019107.html

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  23. SallyinMI1:06 PM

    The GOP will not work with Democrats and cannot work with each other. Remember, compromise is a dirty word to them. So if Trump quits, or is forced out, how in heck will 168 of the movers and shakers ever come to a consensus on anyone? I suspect what would happen is they would elevate Pence to the top slot and then choose Ryan as VP. Seriously-throw them both under the bus and then look ahead to 2020. Pence is no more qualified than Donny, and has an abysmal record as Governor. I also think this will not happen until after Donald's first disaster of a debate with Clinton...and then they will hem and haw until there will not be a second one with their new choice.
    So unfair to the people, but when did the GOP ever care about 'the people' anyway?

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    1. Anonymous3:20 PM

      if they wait until after the first debate it is too late - a new candidate needs to be put on all the ballots (and there is only a few more weeks before the deadline)

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  24. Anonymous1:19 PM

    If you piss off Vlad, you had better hope you have a food taster.

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    1. Anonymous12:19 AM

      hahaha he is a wimp and will get his ass kicked by a girl! isn't that right Sarah?
      and it's not Sarah doing the ass kickin"!
      hahahaha

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  25. Anonymous1:36 PM

    That photo shows how vile Trump is in appearance! God, but he is ugly and unattractive! Plus, he is angry as Hell and the devil incarnate. Just gaze upon that nasty face of his!

    NOT qualified for the role of POTOUS!

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  26. Anonymous1:37 PM

    I want him to get crushed in a general election. I do not want to give the GOP basically a do-over, which they should have done either before or at the latest at their convention. They missed the train then.

    That said: I am wondering, who those 'small donations' are coming from that tRump is claiming is fueling his campaign now. Is it actually one big donation, maybe from the Kock Brothers (sic), but cut into small checks, to disguise who they come from? Isn't there a rule that says small donors under $200 can stay anonymous, but bigger ones need to be accounted for?

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    1. Anonymous2:21 PM

      Koch's want nothing to do with Trump. They know they can't control him so he's worthless to them.

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  27. Anonymous1:41 PM

    I commented last week on another thread that I am terrified that Paul Ryan is going to step in to take Trump's place when Trump drops out, which will be very soon.

    The Republican ticket will be Ryan and Pence, and the Koch brothers will spend HUGE money to get the Supreme Court picks on their side, and the Republican voters will become energized to turn out. Neither Ryan or Pence were Republican Primary candidates, so they aren't tainted and don't have any of Trump's ridiculous nicknames yet. Koch's will pay a high price to Trump, maybe pay off all his debts.

    This is why Republicans haven't filled Scalia's seat and won't bring a vote on Garland.

    I'm terrified of this exact scenario. And I don't trust any of them. This literally scares the crap out of me.

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    1. Anonymous2:19 PM

      Ryan can't just "step in" the process must be the same as nominating Trump; a convention with delegates ending with a nomination. It would be difficult to impossible to pull this off in the time left, so you can go back to not crapping from fear :-)

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    2. Anonymous3:18 PM

      2:19 actually no - there is no rule about having to have a convention - all they did do is have a candidate before it's too late to get that new candidate on all the ballots (I am pretty sure that date varies from state to state - but all around the same time - there is only a small window of time left)

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    3. Anonymous3:48 PM

      You fear Paul Ryan? LOL

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    4. Anonymous4:41 PM

      Even if the repubs figured out a way to get Paul Ryan as their presidential nominee, they will still have to deal with the angry trump supporters who aren't going to be too likely to vote for someone other than trump. I doubt if there are enough true trump supporters to let him win but there are definitely enough of them to ensure that any other gop presidential nominee will lose. If they would be stupid enough to go with Paul Ryan, he will have a very difficult time against Hillary in the debates.

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    5. Anonymous7:36 PM

      It's not that I "fear Paul Ryan...LOL", 3:48, it's that I fear the MONEY behind Paul Ryan! It's the Koch brothers. who spent $400 million on the 2012 presidential race with Mitt Romney and Paul Ryan. Does anybody really think they will just "sit this one out" when there is a vacant Supreme Court seat right now?? NO way in hell.

      The Republicans with money are trying to figure out a way to get Trump out of this thing, and how much it will cost them. What's his price? It goes up considerably with each passing week since he won the nomination. With every ridiculous statement he makes, the price to exit the race goes up.

      And the Trump supporters? Who cares? What are they going to do, vote for Hillary? Never. They will fall in line, and Trump will give a pep talk about how he endorsed Ryan and personally chose Pence, so his supporters can save face.

      If you think this can't happen, you don't understand politics and the money behind it all.

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    6. Anonymous12:26 AM

      Even if Ryan steps in, he'll lose.

      No one that steps in at this late date will be able to reverse the trend.

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  28. Anonymous1:44 PM

    Donald J. Trump: god's gift to the Republican Party. *sighs longingly* He's a bigger asshole than I dreamed!

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  29. Randall1:50 PM

    Electoral and popular-vote landslides for Hillary as well as re-taking the Senate and reclaiming several House seats would be preferable because it would be an undeniable refutation of conservative policy.

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  30. WA Skeptic1:55 PM

    Make sure all the "down tickets" with R's on them are turned D. Those rats only consider the people who bought them as constituents. Regular people (not millionaires) are nothing to them.

    Get out and Vote. Actually look at their records and demand that they pay attention to the problems of our country.

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  31. Anonymous2:12 PM

    there is no good answer. the RNC built this disaster by courting horrid people and blew out any decent republicans years ago. those decent folks need to rebuild a better party and leave the whack-a-doos in the dust forever.

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  32. Anonymous2:13 PM

    What is their problem? The GOP was fine with him before hand, he was making the same remarks in the primaries, he was crazy during the primaries, now that they are losing,they want him to drop out?

    No, they let the teabaggers take over the GOP, now they are reaping what they sowed.

    They can rebuild what is left of their party after the election.

    However, Democrats must not get too complacent and "forget" to vote because the Donald is going to lose.

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    1. YES 2:13PM !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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  33. What is is with the Trumps and their lips? Everyone of them looks like they're screaming, all the time, out of these tiny little worm holes where most people have mouths.

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  34. Anonymous2:19 PM

    I want him to stay in the race. I also wish he would pick Sarah as his VP! She would sink his campaign just like she did McCains's.

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  35. The GOP should keep the crap candidate they elected... Looking forward to Hill trashing drumpf in the first debate and Dems winning the down vote... we need to take our country BACK from the do-nothing GOP that exists for the benefit of themselves and their rich cronies. Until the GOP begins to work FOR THE PEOPLE we need to keep their numbers in Congress as small as donald's hands... ya know small, really small. Take THAT to the bank and smoke it drumpf! (private joke)

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  36. Anonymous2:36 PM

    “In American history, we’ve never had a major presidential candidate who fabricated facts with the regularity of Donald Trump,” said Douglas Brinkley, a history professor at Rice University. “He just simply makes up things.”

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    1. Anonymous4:00 PM

      Interesting that Brinkley did not say that we've never had a person on a major presidential TICKET who simply makes things up.
      Every time one of our little controll friends suggests that G should stop talking about Sarah Palin because she's so irrelevant, just remember: she set the stage for this.

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  37. Anonymous2:43 PM

    Where's Darth Cheney?
    Is he budy planning a big attack on the home front to get the patriots all convinced we need Donald to nuke the boogeymen?
    This is my prediction people.

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    1. 2:45 Mine, too. But they will probably leave their filthy, bungling fingerprints all over it. The GOP will stop at nothing to win. Governing responsibly? Not so much. Just hope the state courts continue to strike down voter suppression laws and Dems vote in droves to counteract all the gerrymandered cities where it takes 2-3 Dem votes to 1 Repub.

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  38. Cracklin Charlie3:25 PM

    I don't know about ya'll, but I want Democrats to win every race, up and down ballot, all over this country.

    Leave Trump in there. Let him take his whoopin'! He is stale burnt toast either way.

    Make his humiliations rain, democrats!

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    1. Anita Winecooler4:58 PM

      Well Said!!!!

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  39. Anonymous3:27 PM

    Worth consideration: the people voted for Trump and he won. Wouldn't it infringe on our democracy if he were replaced?

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  40. Anonymous3:39 PM

    Whatever happens, it will be the result of a decision made by stupid people.

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  41. Anonymous3:50 PM

    I'd say it would be a wash.

    On the one hand you keep trump in the race and suffer the consequences.

    On the other hand you force Trump out of the race and he makes ruining the GOP his primary goal (which may be already in the making).

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  42. Anonymous3:57 PM

    Best for us Democrats: he stays in 'til the bitter end & goes down in flames of historic proportions.

    Odds of him dropping out: slim-to-none

    Odds of him keeling over from an aneurysm (or a bullet): somewhat higher

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  43. Anonymous4:05 PM

    71-second video shows how bad first week in August was for GOP pick Donald Trump

    http://www.dailykos.com/stories/2016/8/7/1557735/-Donald-had-a-BAD-week-How-Bad-Was-It-This-video-shows-us-in-71-seconds

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  44. Anonymous4:08 PM

    If this article is accurate, Trump cannot win Florida

    http://www.dailykos.com/stories/2016/8/7/1557711/-If-this-article-is-accurate-Trump-cannot-win-Florida

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  45. Anonymous4:15 PM

    Geez. That old guy looks purple in that picture you posted. Must be hard on his system to be angry all the time. Especially when you're that old. The immune system can't hold up to good to being overstressed. He should bow out before he breaks some vessels. I am sure the Republican's can find another mini Hitler to fill his shoes. Hear tell they have plenty more where that came from.

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  46. Anita Winecooler4:56 PM

    Count me in for the brutal ego crushing loss as the world points and laughs. These past two weeks have been horrible for the Entertainer. When he read a statement verbatim off a sheet of paper saying he endorses Ayotte, Ryan and McCain is when he realized what makes the slope so slippery for him.
    Meanwhile, GOTV for Hillary, the GOP is in self destruct mode. She's out there giving specifics for her plan and he's preening and puffing up his ego.

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  47. Anonymous5:02 PM

    I don't know if Donald knows it, but his white veneered teeth do not hide the fact that he has severe gum recession. I'd have expected that someone so hung up on trying to make his mouth appear young would have had an oral surgeon do some gum replacement work. Every time I see that under bite of his that exposes the full bottom portion of his mouth, I have to laugh.

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  48. Anonymous5:40 PM

    THEY BETTER NOT MESS WITH DRUMPF!!! HE WAS SENT BY GAHD TO RULE US AND MAKE AMERICA GREAT AGAIN!

    IM AN OLD WHITE MALE HIGH SKOOL DROPOUT AND IF GOP ELITES FORCE DRUMPF TO QUIT, I SWEAR TO JEEBUS THAT ME AND ALL THE OTHER OLD WHITE MALE HIGH SKOOL DROPOUTS ARE GOING TO KILL OURSELVES!!! AND YOU KNOW WE CAN!!! WE HAVE THE WEAPONS READY TO GO!! DONT TRY TO STOP US NEITHER!!!!

    (Let's see this country try to survive without its large population of old white male high school dropouts. All that cheap low quality horse piss beer don't exactly drink itself ya know...)

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    1. Anonymous12:17 AM

      well hate to burst your hurst but there are more peoples in the world then politicians!
      hey but don't tell them that! smile!

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  49. Anonymous10:18 PM

    Trump is changing the electoral map.

    Nevada, Arizona and North Carolina are leaning towards the blue. In time they could go for Hillary.

    Newt Gingrich just admitted Trump's economic plan is complete shit.

    Florida is not happy with Congress' failure to fund fighting Zika and that putz Rubio is saying that a woman infected with Zika who has a baby with microcephaly should not be able to have an abortion.

    Oh, yeah. That is so going to help him get re-elected.

    http://www.politico.com/states/florida/story/2016/08/rubio-no-abortions-for-zika-infected-women-104555

    And Trump has solidified his place in history as the candidate that tells the most lies EVER.

    http://www.huffingtonpost.com/entry/trump-historic-liar_us_57a72edce4b03ba680129d06

    Although you can't really say that Donald Trump is lying because that would require him to actually realize that he's lying. And he doesn't. So, if someone makes stuff up and can't tell reality from the stuff he makes up...isn't that the definition of CRAZY?

    "In Trump’s case, whether the word “lie” technically describes his falsehoods is unclear. By definition, “lying” means knowingly and purposefully misrepresenting facts. In Trump’s case, he often appears not to understand the difference between what he is saying and actual reality.

    “I can’t think of any presidential candidate, Republican or Democrat, in recent American history who wasn’t accused of lying. It’s the nature of the job, almost, to skew facts toward a political end,” said University of Memphis historian Aram Goudsouzian. “But Trump lies more frequently, and on a larger scale. Most important, even when confronted with contrary evidence, he still insists that he is right. It is a special kind of delusion.”

    He added: “There’s something psychologically warped with someone who sees no distinction between facts and fiction at all. The sign of crazy is when someone believes his own bullshit. And he believes his own B.S.: Everything he says is true because he said it.”"

    Delusional. That's mentally ill, right?

    Do they have a means to have the sanity of a candidate evaluated and the party withdraw them on those grounds? Because the Republican leadership should really consider declaring Donald Trump insane and putting forth another candidate. Times awasting. They only have a few weeks left.

    Whether Trump goes all the way and loses or he is yanked from the race by the Republican leadership, either way it will be a popcorn fest of yelling, blaming, finger pointing and general craziness. Highly entertaining.

    There will be lesser entertainment if Trump quits and we watch the Republicans scramble to try to salvage what is left of a presidential campaign and save face.

    Whatever happens, the Republican brand is irreversibly damaged. The have to own the crazy orange loon.

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    1. Anonymous12:15 AM

      lol holy canoly looks like he's going to have a heart attack with that red face! may be he needs heart meds and psych meds haha

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    2. Anonymous9:13 AM

      I don't think they have psych meds for what he's got. He's not schizophrenic. He's a sociopathic narcissist. No meds for that.

      I doubt he'd take blood pressure meds or anything like that either. He'd just deny there is any problem. You heard his doctor. The statement sounds like it was dictated by Trump. If he's elected he'll be the healthiest person ever to be elected. What utter bullshit.

      I think the bets will be whether he'll have a physical breakdown or a mental breakdown before the election. Because I don't think he can keep this up.

      Like Nefer said, at some point his mind will snap under the burden of publicly losing to Hillary if he continues or being a "loser" for quitting before the election. There is no way out for him.

      Unless he has a heart attack, thus requiring that he withdraw. Then he can blame his doctor for lying about his health.

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  50. Anonymous6:46 AM

    Reading this column in the paper on Sunday gave me a chill. The Republicans might just do this as they lure Democrats into complacency with large numbers in the polls. http://www.richmond.com/opinion/their-opinion/guest-columnists/article_4689fcab-d368-58ad-ab7c-59765937ca1a.html

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    1. Anonymous9:14 AM

      Switching horses this late won't win them the election. Whenever there has been a ticket change after a convention, that party has lost.

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