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Thu Jun 2, 2016, 10:13 AM

 

WSJ‘s Bret Stephens: Trump Must Lose So Badly That the GOP Voters ‘Learn Their Lesson’

http://www.mediaite.com/online/wsjs-bret-stephens-trump-must-lose-so-badly-that-the-gop-voters-learn-their-lesson/

Speaking to CNN’s Fareed Zakaria Sunday afternoon, Wall Street Journal‘s Bret Stephens said that it was important for Donald Trump to lose the general election so utterly that the Republican party and its voters “learn their lesson” and never nominate someone like him ever agin.

Stephens has been one of Trump’s most outspoken conservative critics, writing in March, for instance, that Trump is essentially an amplified version of Barack Obama. Both men were “epic narcissists who see themselves as singularly suited to redeem an America that is not only imperfect but fundamentally broken,” he wrote.

“The candidacy of Donald Trump is the open sewer of American conservatism,” he wrote on another occasion. “I most certainly will not vote for Donald Trump,” Stephens told Zakaria, adding that he wanted to “make sure he is the biggest loser in presidential history” in a very long time.

Stephens continued: “It’s important that Donald Trump and what he represents — this kind of ethnic quote ‘conservatism’ or populism — be so decisively rebuked that the Republican party, the Republican voters learn their lesson that they cannot nominate a man so manifestly unqualified to be president in any way, shape, or form.”

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Response to AntiBank (Original post)

Thu Jun 2, 2016, 10:14 AM

1. Trump epitomizes everything the GOP has stood for for years.

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Response to AntiBank (Original post)

Thu Jun 2, 2016, 10:16 AM

2. Wait until trump goes after him and has Murdoch threaten to fire him unless he shuts up

He will fall in line and support herr goblin trump.

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Response to kimbutgar (Reply #2)

Thu Jun 2, 2016, 10:37 AM

7. Don't be surprised if it turns out that Murdoch encouraged him

They've floated the idea of supporting Clinton on another Murdoch venue:

http://www.foxnews.com/politics/2014/04/11/rupert-murdoch-hillary-clinton-and-politics-2016.html

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Response to AntiBank (Original post)

Thu Jun 2, 2016, 10:21 AM

3. Bret Stephens made Trump possible

By supporting every lie and obstruction they could think of. The problem isn't Trump. The problem is the republican party.

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Response to AntiBank (Original post)

Thu Jun 2, 2016, 10:23 AM

4. If the double recession of George W Bush didn't teach them this lesson

We can assume GOP voters cannot learn lessons. Your voting for the GOP candidate, there's your problem.

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Response to AntiBank (Original post)

Thu Jun 2, 2016, 10:26 AM

5. Did this guy even see the other clowns running this year? Trump is not an anomaly, he was the alpha.

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Response to AntiBank (Original post)

Thu Jun 2, 2016, 10:27 AM

6. Insanity

 

Voting GOP is already the definition of insanity. What exactly are they good for? Obstruction, family values(Right to discriminate), blocking progress, global warming denial, crushing the working class, keeping the WoD going, idiotic obsession with abortion and gays, etc.

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Response to TrappedInUtah (Reply #6)

Thu Jun 2, 2016, 10:37 AM

8. Right you are!

Additionally we don't want to teach them anything. Welcome to DU. (Assuming you're not an old time observer).

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Response to AntiBank (Original post)

Thu Jun 2, 2016, 12:23 PM

9. The problem is, Drumpf is the candidate they've conditioned their base to salivate over.

All these decades of dog-whistle politics, while the party power brokers wink at each other and feed red meat to the dupes, have finally resulted in a base that truly believes what they've been told.

When Drumpf loses (and he better), they'll fall for an even scarier demagogue in 2016 unless the Republicans stop with the bullshit.

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Response to AntiBank (Original post)

Thu Jun 2, 2016, 12:24 PM

10. They will never learn their lesson, that would require brain cells and the GOPuker cons lack

 

even one lonely brain cell. Poor dears...

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Response to AntiBank (Original post)

Thu Jun 2, 2016, 12:45 PM

11. Wait, that would require the GOP learn things.

I thought they hated government run education, did they not?

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Response to AntiBank (Original post)

Thu Jun 2, 2016, 12:47 PM

12. You can't teach the unwilling...

They did an autopsy after the Mitt disaster. Then they doubled down on what pushed him over the edge.

Self awareness is not an attribute that conservatism cultivates any more. "Lessons" are lost on them. They want more Duck Dynasty and apparently, more Apprentice.

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