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Wed Mar 2, 2016, 01:54 AM

MSNBC Was Just Discussing With Ben Ginsberg As To How To Steal The Repug Party's Nominee...

away from the will of the American People if the primary winner is Trump.

This is just disgusting. They win when they lose - even within their own Party.

Trump should just pull out of the Repug Party and run a 3rd Party candidacy.

They deserve it.

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Reply MSNBC Was Just Discussing With Ben Ginsberg As To How To Steal The Repug Party's Nominee... (Original post)
global1 Mar 2016 OP
FarPoint Mar 2016 #1
leftynyc Mar 2016 #8
FarPoint Mar 2016 #9
leftynyc Mar 2016 #11
FarPoint Mar 2016 #12
leftynyc Mar 2016 #14
oh08dem Mar 2016 #2
Meldread Mar 2016 #3
FarPoint Mar 2016 #10
B Calm Mar 2016 #13
leftynyc Mar 2016 #15
Meldread Mar 2016 #4
Sugarcoated Mar 2016 #5
NBachers Mar 2016 #6
bemildred Mar 2016 #7
book_worm Mar 2016 #16

Response to global1 (Original post)

Wed Mar 2, 2016, 01:57 AM

1. I see Trump going 3rd Party..

Repugs have a 60% total delegate rule...and intend to fully apply their rules....Cleveland will " rock".

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Response to FarPoint (Reply #1)

Wed Mar 2, 2016, 09:05 AM

8. Does that mean

 

he doesn't merely need a majority of delegates heading into the convention, that he needs 60% to capture the nomination on the first ballot?

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Response to leftynyc (Reply #8)

Wed Mar 2, 2016, 09:27 AM

9. Repugs are going open convention...

Will apply 60% rule; wherein the nominee needs 60% of primary delegates...if not, all starts over at the Convention. That is the best I understand. They'll keep the clowns in to reduce the % for Trump.

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Response to FarPoint (Reply #9)

Wed Mar 2, 2016, 09:43 AM

11. So all the candidates will stay in

 

I think that's the only way they can keep him below 60%. Although I think Ben Stein is a major asshole, he does know those republican convention rules like the back of his hand and he was great at explaining the convention fight that the establishment GOP is aiming for now. He didn't mention the 60% that I heard but I was playing with and feeding the kitties through some of it.

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Response to leftynyc (Reply #11)

Wed Mar 2, 2016, 09:46 AM

12. I heard it from Tom Delay..

Yes, puke moment but he appears desperately wanting to be relevant...It gave me a sense of their war against Tump...

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Response to FarPoint (Reply #12)

Wed Mar 2, 2016, 10:23 AM

14. Another asshole who

 

knows the rules well. This whole election process could be the best civics lesson given in my lifetime.

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Response to global1 (Original post)

Wed Mar 2, 2016, 01:59 AM

2. I really wouldn't have a problem with that

Maybe, just maybe, that might open the door for Bernie to run as an independent if things don't work out for him.... Then we'll have a REAL election.

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Response to oh08dem (Reply #2)

Wed Mar 2, 2016, 02:11 AM

3. That would be idiotic. You would just throw the election to the House....

....who would ultimately vote in favor of the Republican, and give us whatever they put forward.

Granted, it's more complicated than that, but it's not a chance worth taking, considering the fact Republicans would be dividing their party in half more or less giving the Democratic nominee the election on a silver platter. Not to mention the Supreme Court and likely the Senate as well.

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Response to oh08dem (Reply #2)

Wed Mar 2, 2016, 09:31 AM

10. I suspect that has been consider.

Both Clinton and Sanders worked out such a scenario.... Big picture stuff.

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Response to oh08dem (Reply #2)

Wed Mar 2, 2016, 10:03 AM

13. Bernie would never do that. Even Bernie knows that would open

 

the door for a republican win.

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Response to oh08dem (Reply #2)

Wed Mar 2, 2016, 10:25 AM

15. Nobody who expects to win can run

 

independent at this point. Everyone needs to read up on sore loser laws:

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sore-loser_law

Anyone doing it at this point is only looking to make sure the other person in their party that has won the nomination doesn't win the general. Bernie would NEVER do that. Trump would.

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Response to global1 (Original post)

Wed Mar 2, 2016, 02:13 AM

4. I saw it. It was remarkable. I hope it happens.

I am crossing my fingers for a Republican fight at the convention. Not only because it would be entertaining to watch, but it would also rip their party to shreds. It would be the end of the modern Republican party as we know it. A collapsed Republican party opens the door for Democrats to make moves and gains all across the country.

We live in interesting times. Cross your fingers and hope for the Republican party to implode.

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Response to Meldread (Reply #4)

Wed Mar 2, 2016, 02:23 AM

5. Here's hoping

They certainly deserve it

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Response to global1 (Original post)

Wed Mar 2, 2016, 03:15 AM

6. So the Democratic fracture will be not quit as bad as the republican disintegration.

We will fracture and split, while they completely disintegrate.

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Response to global1 (Original post)

Wed Mar 2, 2016, 08:59 AM

7. That is normal in US politics, but I know what you mean. nt

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Response to global1 (Original post)

Wed Mar 2, 2016, 11:22 AM

16. The GOP convention should be interesting to say the least--possible return to the smoke filled rooms

to choose their nominee. BTW, if they deny Trump even though he has the delegates he will definitely run as an indie--so the GOP loses either way.

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