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Mon Jun 6, 2016, 11:56 PM

 

The Trump Campaign Is In Full Nuclear Meltdown Mode

Sources describe the campaign as an incompetent, backstabbing skeleton crew without any coherent message. And Donald Trump is making it worse.

http://www.vanityfair.com/news/2016/06/donald-trump-campaign

For all the noise that Donald Trump makes, and all the amplification that noise gets from the media, it’s hard to see the campaign infrastructure that presumably exists behind it. Perhaps that’s because, as Trump aides and other sources close to the campaign revealed to NBC News, there isn’t any infrastructure. Instead, the Trump campaign is reportedly composed of a skeleton crew of a few backstabbing staffers unable to coordinate a coherent message about the presumptive Republican nominee’s vision for America.

The article, simply titled “Donald Trump does not have a campaign,” details the disarray within the campaign, which is described as “a bare-bones effort debilitated by infighting, a lack of staff to carry out basic functions, minimal coordination with allies and a message that’s prisoner to Trump’s momentary whims.” While the feuding between professional political operative Paul Manafort and neophyte campaign manager Corey Lewandowski is well-known, even more dysfunction exists below them. Hope Hicks, the campaign’s 27-year-old press secretary, reportedly works alone and without any support; a daunting task for a staffer responsible for managing Trump’s juggernaut media presence. A rapid-response team, crucial in traditional campaigns to rebut their opponents’ attacks before they damage the candidate further, does not exist. The Trump campaign struggles to publicize positive news, too: while Manafort corralled a host of local endorsements ahead of the candidate’s California tour last week, no press release ever went out, a source told NBC, because Lewandowski and Hicks vetoed every draft. And when Hillary Clinton delivered a devastating foreign-policy speech criticizing Trump’s temperament and credentials, Republican allies waited in vain to receive instructions on how to coordinate a counterattack. Trump tweeted about Clinton’s use of a teleprompter, but neither Trump nor the R.N.C. ever released an official rebuttal after the speech.

A lack of coordination isn’t the only reason Trump surrogates are in the dark. Trump himself is so mercurial, and his positions so inconsistent (and often at odds with the Republican Party’s own platform), that allies rarely know how to act or what to say. When Trump attacked Gonzalo Curiel, the judge presiding over a Trump University lawsuit, for his Mexican heritage, he refused to listen to the majority of “horrified” supporters and surrogates who urged him to apologize his comments. High-profile supporters like Newt Gingrich, who is widely considered to be a top pick for Trump’s V.P., and Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell either repudiated his remarks or remained silent.

But Trump hasn’t backed down. On a conference call Monday, reported by Bloomberg, Trump demanded that his supporters and surrogates ramp up their attacks on Curiel. When former Arizona governor Jan Brewer noted that Trump’s own staffers had previously sent a memo asking his allies to stop referring to the lawsuit, the New Yorker exploded. “ Take that order and throw it the hell out,” he said, according to two people who were on the call. “Are there any other stupid letters that were sent to you folks?” he asked. “That's one of the reasons I want to have this call, because you guys are getting sometimes stupid information from people that aren't so smart.”

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AntiBank Jun 2016 OP
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gwheezie Jun 2016 #2
Warpy Jun 2016 #3
AllyCat Jun 2016 #88
Bernardo de La Paz Jun 2016 #64
lonestarnot Jun 2016 #4
orwell Jun 2016 #5
Doctor Jack Jun 2016 #15
nxylas Jun 2016 #16
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Recursion Jun 2016 #8
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Doctor Jack Jun 2016 #13
NewJeffCT Jun 2016 #41
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tavernier Jun 2016 #78
Doctor Jack Jun 2016 #11
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13Dogs Jun 2016 #18
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Kablooie Jun 2016 #20
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Hekate Jun 2016 #21
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yourpaljoey Jun 2016 #38
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Response to AntiBank (Original post)

Tue Jun 7, 2016, 12:05 AM

1. if I had any sway over him I would put him on a vacation for awhile at some nice trump hotel nt

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Response to AntiBank (Original post)

Tue Jun 7, 2016, 12:05 AM

2. Trump is not up to this level of play

I'm hoping this ruins him.

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Response to gwheezie (Reply #2)

Tue Jun 7, 2016, 12:07 AM

3. I'm hoping something does and soon

Anyone this erratic is dangerous as hell.

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Response to Warpy (Reply #3)

Tue Jun 7, 2016, 09:00 PM

88. Right. For ANY public function.

Actually, for ANY function at all.

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Response to gwheezie (Reply #2)

Tue Jun 7, 2016, 03:29 PM

64. Trump is neither presidential or professional.

I've been saying for a few months that tRump is winging it, flying by the seat of his pants without any training and no respect for trained people.

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Response to AntiBank (Original post)

Tue Jun 7, 2016, 12:14 AM

4. What now, concede before the convention?

 

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Response to AntiBank (Original post)

Tue Jun 7, 2016, 12:31 AM

5. His campaign is "fabulous"...

...it's going to be "great, awesome, fantastic". You'll see.

How do I know?

Because Drumph repeatedly tells me so...

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Response to orwell (Reply #5)

Tue Jun 7, 2016, 01:36 AM

15. Its like bragging about how nice your lawn is while your house is burning to the ground

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Response to orwell (Reply #5)

Tue Jun 7, 2016, 02:12 AM

16. He has the best campaign

It's because he listens to himself

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Response to nxylas (Reply #16)

Tue Jun 7, 2016, 01:46 PM

40. He does have a good brain after all

better than the generals!

And, his hands are HUGE! They're beautiful hands, too.

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Response to orwell (Reply #5)

Tue Jun 7, 2016, 09:02 PM

89. No need to fix ANYthing, Donnie!

It's going great, just keep up the great work! Come November, you'll thank me...'cause you won't have to worry about doin all that presidential work--Hillary will have it all under control for ya!

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Response to AntiBank (Original post)

Tue Jun 7, 2016, 12:47 AM

6. In Citizen Kane,

he (Kane) declares that it would be fun to own a newspaper. Skip forward 75 years, the very similar narcissistic Trump proclaims in essence, it would be fun to "run for president". Kane used the press as a tool to advance his own selfish interests, Trump will use the office for the same purpose.

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Response to AntiBank (Original post)

Tue Jun 7, 2016, 01:03 AM

7. Trump may not be the candidate in November.

I know Democrats are planning on how to beat Trump, but Republicans are humoring him. It is in my view possible but not sure that he will be the candidate.

He does not need campaign organization, however, because the media loves him. He makes a good story.

Clinton is utterly predictable and boring -- scripted.

The media sees Bernie as too smart and too dangerous for their sponsors (although he isn't at all; rather Bernie would be good for our economy) so they don't push him much.

Hillary is not very good on camera. She does not speak well extemporaneously. She doesn't have a really engaging personality or the ability to laugh lightly and make jokes. She just isn't very personable. The media does what they can for and with her, but she does not naturally have that star quality. Sad but true.

This does not mean that Hillary is a bad person. It's just that she doesn't have a good persona.

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Response to JDPriestly (Reply #7)

Tue Jun 7, 2016, 01:28 AM

10. I'm almost thinking the GOP is realizing they screwed up with the Tea Party BS...

They realize Trump will lose. But they are going to put on a non-stop ugly impeachment focus on Hillary, if she's elected. If Bernie wins, they'll be thrown for a loop.

I just hope we can take the senate and house back, and along with the Dem President, we can fill some Supreme Court seats.

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Response to AntiBank (Original post)

Tue Jun 7, 2016, 01:12 AM

8. What's the opposite of peaking too early? I don't want him to crash and burn too early (nt)

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Response to AntiBank (Original post)

Tue Jun 7, 2016, 01:27 AM

9. Hillary will mop the floor with this clown.

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Response to Scurrilous (Reply #9)

Tue Jun 7, 2016, 01:33 AM

13. The total lack of a response after her brutal speech last week is telling

And based on the reports of Trump trying to handle all strategy and communications there is no plans to start a rapid response team any time soon. Its going to look like Nazis trying to repel the D-Day invasions with a lone solider armed with a baseball bat.

The democrats are going in full force and trump is just sitting around with his thumb up his butt

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Response to Doctor Jack (Reply #13)

Tue Jun 7, 2016, 01:49 PM

41. Yes

Trump was pretty pathetic last week - good description of D-Day.

Once Obama, Elizabeth Warren, Joe Biden and others turn their focus to Trump, he'll be mincemeat.

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Response to NewJeffCT (Reply #41)

Tue Jun 7, 2016, 02:17 PM

44. They're coming....

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Response to Doctor Jack (Reply #44)

Tue Jun 7, 2016, 05:14 PM

78. Love it!!!

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Response to AntiBank (Original post)

Tue Jun 7, 2016, 01:29 AM

11. Its like watching a car where the driver is passed out with their foot on the gas

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Response to AntiBank (Original post)

Tue Jun 7, 2016, 01:30 AM

12. too early. I want this around Labor Day

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Response to TeamPooka (Reply #12)

Tue Jun 7, 2016, 01:35 AM

14. Oh, I'm sure it will be much worse for him by Labor Day

He will probably be giving speeches in front of 8 people in a McDonalds parking lot with a roll of toilet paper sticking out of his pants and his comb over not done.

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Response to Doctor Jack (Reply #14)

Tue Jun 7, 2016, 02:16 AM

18. Doctor Jack Hits the Trifecta

Three comments, three laugh out loud moments... congratulations, each comment evoked a hilarious visual

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Response to 13Dogs (Reply #18)

Tue Jun 7, 2016, 02:20 AM

19. Make That Four Hilarious Comments

Missed the "bragging about his lawn while his house burns to the ground". You have a way with words, no doubt. Thanks for providing some hearty guffaws..

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Response to Doctor Jack (Reply #14)

Tue Jun 7, 2016, 09:25 PM

90. That's isn't going to happen

Trump is too much a salesman for that.

The behind the scenes drama may be real, but your not going to see that in public view.
There may be a meltdown coming, but it won't be reflected in the "Donald" persona.

Personally, I think he's having a mental breakdown in even trying to run for office. Something has gone wrong with him.

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Response to AntiBank (Original post)

Tue Jun 7, 2016, 02:16 AM

17. This is an interesting bit:

"...Republican allies waited in vain to receive instructions on how to coordinate a counterattack."

3/4 of the GOP's perceived strength the last 16 years has come from its unified talking points. Their presumptive nominee is too paranoid, scattered and vain to allow anyone else to polish his turds.

Cool.

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Response to blogslut (Reply #17)

Tue Jun 7, 2016, 06:17 AM

33. +1

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Response to blogslut (Reply #17)

Tue Jun 7, 2016, 04:34 PM

74. Yep-R! n/t

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Response to AntiBank (Original post)

Tue Jun 7, 2016, 02:22 AM

20. But it's a damn fabulous meltdown. Greatest meltdown ever from a really good brain.

And peppered with the best words.

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Response to Kablooie (Reply #20)

Tue Jun 7, 2016, 03:05 PM

58. Trump

 

only uses the best, because he's the best of the best when it comes to knowing the best.

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Response to AntiBank (Original post)

Tue Jun 7, 2016, 02:31 AM

21. It's a thing of beauty. I'm brushing up on my Schadenfreude Dance.

Meanwhile, pass the butter and salt please.

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Response to AntiBank (Original post)

Tue Jun 7, 2016, 02:35 AM

22. Nobody tell him to shut up!

I know some might try to sneak in a STFU tweet or a Facebook post about how Trump needs to stop saying stupid shit, but don't do it! Trump has every right to run his campaign as he sees fit and should be allowed to continue unabated.

I'm beginning to think we can actually win this thing.

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Response to AntiBank (Original post)

Tue Jun 7, 2016, 02:45 AM

23. But this guy resonates with the working class!

Who cares that he had made zero community connections, has a joke of a campaign organization, and doesn't even have a sober network. His message resonates!

The silver lining to Sanders losing is that Trump can never win this thing. Ever.

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Response to AntiBank (Original post)

Tue Jun 7, 2016, 03:33 AM

24. "stupid information from people that aren't so smart."

That formulation alone is proof that Trump is dumb.

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Response to AntiBank (Original post)

Tue Jun 7, 2016, 05:04 AM

25. This will be fun to watch

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Response to AntiBank (Original post)

Tue Jun 7, 2016, 05:25 AM

26. I don't know. There's quite a few Trump yard signs around here. Almost as many as there ...

 

... are Bernie yard signs.

I've yet to see a Hillary yard sign anywhere.

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Response to Scuba (Reply #26)

Tue Jun 7, 2016, 07:36 AM

38. It is all Trump's if he wants it. Does he want it is the only real question.

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Response to yourpaljoey (Reply #38)

Tue Jun 7, 2016, 08:39 AM

39. He probably thinks he'd be good at it. I heard his ego is so big that ...

 

... when he's bopping his supermodel wife he fantasizes that he's masturbating.

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Response to Scuba (Reply #39)

Tue Jun 7, 2016, 02:48 PM

50. ...






Btw, had my rethug neighbor take DOWN his Trump sign few weeks ago - the only one in my huge neighborhood.



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Response to AntiBank (Original post)

Tue Jun 7, 2016, 05:33 AM

27. Sarah Palin will be his VP.

She likes shooting from the hip and she's going to be the only one willing to work with him.

Either that, or Newt will make an agreement with Trump that Donny has to resign after a few months. Then we'll have pres. Gingrich to deal with.

Bumper sticker:
Trump-Gingrich 2016
We'll be as successful at governing as we've been at marriage

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Response to Ilsa (Reply #27)

Tue Jun 7, 2016, 05:56 AM

29. In what respect, Charlie?

Feel free to use one of your lifelines on this question.

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Response to pinboy3niner (Reply #29)

Tue Jun 7, 2016, 06:01 AM

31. Ah! But they have no lifelines!

No backup, no talking points, no coordinated message. It's just Trump tweeting.

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Response to Ilsa (Reply #27)

Tue Jun 7, 2016, 02:23 PM

46. I'm thinking Palin

She will be the only one to say yes. Then she will put poison in the glue that holds his hair onto his scalp.

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Response to mercuryblues (Reply #46)

Tue Jun 7, 2016, 03:03 PM

53. Thrump won't pick Christie. Thrump

Doesn't like people with weight issues. And CC would have to put up with donny calling him names like on a playground, because when it's all said and done, thrump's just playing around.

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Response to Ilsa (Reply #53)

Tue Jun 7, 2016, 03:35 PM

66. Except theRump has weight issues himself. . . nt

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Response to Bernardo de La Paz (Reply #66)

Tue Jun 7, 2016, 04:00 PM

69. Not in Trump's narcissistic mind. He's perfect. A winner. nt

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Response to Ilsa (Reply #27)

Tue Jun 7, 2016, 03:04 PM

54. I think it will be Crispy Cream, aka Chris Christie.

He still hasn't emerged from Rump's penthouse, after more than an hour. Earlier today he issued his resounding support for the piece of shit.

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Response to AntiBank (Original post)

Tue Jun 7, 2016, 05:52 AM

28. FANTASTIC!

I'm hoping he and his campaign continue to implode in the worst way

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Response to AntiBank (Original post)

Tue Jun 7, 2016, 05:58 AM

30. Called this months ago. He's never had a campaign. Totally media driven.

Free advertising including phone in interviews.

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Response to AntiBank (Original post)

Tue Jun 7, 2016, 06:13 AM

32. trump glaring problems...he will not listen or take advice from others and can't keep his mouth shut

 

and since he is as from from an expert on politics....gonna be fun watching the next 5 months

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Response to AntiBank (Original post)

Tue Jun 7, 2016, 06:20 AM

34. Meanwhile, at RNC headquarters...

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Response to auntpurl (Reply #34)

Tue Jun 7, 2016, 07:13 AM

36. This thread, and that GIF, are priceless.



R&

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Response to auntpurl (Reply #34)

Tue Jun 7, 2016, 02:17 PM

43. It's posts like this that make me wish the DUzies were still awarded.

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Response to auntpurl (Reply #34)

Tue Jun 7, 2016, 04:34 PM

73. LMAO!

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Response to AntiBank (Original post)

Tue Jun 7, 2016, 06:40 AM

35. I cannot imagine anybody feeling any scrap of personal loyalty to this man...

Really, I can't.

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Response to AntiBank (Original post)

Tue Jun 7, 2016, 07:21 AM

37. I'm starting to think he's not going to survive the convention.

It's starting to seem like the GOP may be considering a coup. I heard this morning that Cruz hasn't endorsed Trump,is he hedging his best that Trump will fall?

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Response to AntiBank (Original post)

Tue Jun 7, 2016, 02:08 PM

42. Trump has served his purpose: a Clinton trojan horse to destroy the GOP & deceive the rubes

 

into supporting a complete idiot.

Bill "encouraged" Trump to run. He will take a dive in the GE.

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Response to Duppers (Reply #48)

Tue Jun 7, 2016, 06:16 PM

81. Apparently you've not heard about plausible deniability. n/t

 

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Response to 99th_Monkey (Reply #81)

Wed Jun 8, 2016, 05:20 AM

97. Apparently you like to insult other posters.

Besides the personal attack, you feel it unnecessary to explain your point to a "lesser" poster. Even another Bernie supporter.

Trump is on record using the word rape in describing Bill's shortcomings. Apparently, you think that such an allegation is entirely alright with Bill and is just part of the pkg in getting Hillary elected. Wow! Alrighty then.


For your info, I wasn't negating your CT, only asking how you'd explain that rape allegation could fit in your theory. Rape is certainly not provable but the allegation is slanderous and I would think horribly over the line with both Clintons. But hey, anything to get elected, right.



Bye now.

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Response to 99th_Monkey (Reply #42)

Tue Jun 7, 2016, 03:19 PM

62. Excellent Thinking

Excellent thinking, Monkey. I agree.

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Response to AntiBank (Original post)

Tue Jun 7, 2016, 02:18 PM

45. They're discussing it on GEM$NBComcast n/t

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Response to AntiBank (Original post)

Tue Jun 7, 2016, 02:26 PM

47. "you guys are getting sometimes stupid information from people that aren't so smart.”

That ought to whip them into shape and inspire them to do better! Well done, Mr. Trump!

By the way, Donald, that should be "from people WHO aren't so smart. "That" would be correct if you were referring to information, as in "information that isn't so good" but since you are modifying "people" the word is "who." I know you like uneducated people, but if you are chastising people who aren't "smart" maybe you should use proper English or they might get the idea that YOU aren't so smart yourself. Just sayin'.

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Response to yellowcanine (Reply #47)

Tue Jun 7, 2016, 10:32 PM

93. That jumped out at me right away as well.

I've got to get a life.

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Response to QED (Reply #49)

Tue Jun 7, 2016, 05:29 PM

79. : ) eom

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Response to QED (Reply #49)

Tue Jun 7, 2016, 09:54 PM

91. No shit. That old hag needs to disappear from politics. Just. Go. Away. Already.

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Response to AntiBank (Original post)

Tue Jun 7, 2016, 02:50 PM

51. This is the most entertaining thread I've read in some time!!!

check in later for more DUzzies, bwahaha!

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Response to AntiBank (Original post)

Tue Jun 7, 2016, 02:57 PM

52. Senator Mark Kirk just resended his endorsement of the racist

asshat Drumpf.

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Response to AntiBank (Original post)

Tue Jun 7, 2016, 03:04 PM

55. If Trump implodes,

maybe Bernie should run as an independent just so we have two candidates.
No more Bushes! No more Clintons!

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Response to AntiBank (Original post)

Tue Jun 7, 2016, 03:05 PM

56. Only concern there is

 

if he implodes enough he may very well be replaced. At a certain point it's seriously damaging either way, so why not at least go out with someone who's not a complete psychopath.

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Response to reign88 (Reply #56)

Tue Jun 7, 2016, 04:51 PM

76. I worry they put Kasich in. He has a huge shot at defeating Hillary.

 

If you go by polls he beats her across the board and Ohio is an auto lock. In Pennsylvania Kasich smashes her too. Most electoral maps put Kasich around 300 electoral votes.

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Response to AntiBank (Original post)

Tue Jun 7, 2016, 03:05 PM

57. Off to the bin with him! n/t

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Response to AntiBank (Original post)

Tue Jun 7, 2016, 03:06 PM

59. Is it true that he has no ground game organized at the state level either nt?

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Response to AntiBank (Original post)

Tue Jun 7, 2016, 03:12 PM

60. Powers that Be Used Trump Boogyman to Scare More Votes for Hillary in the Primaries

I had a sneaking feeling that the TV Media made a god out of Trump to create a boogyman so that Dems would be very scared and vote for Hillary in the primaries. Now that the main stream press and TV have declared her the "winner" they are going after Trump and pounding on him hard. This is all theater. It makes sense as an idea and I hope readers will consider it. Now they can conveniently get rid of Trump. He has served his purpose.

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Response to AntiBank (Original post)

Tue Jun 7, 2016, 03:24 PM

63. Trump tries so hard to be the tough guy

 

But to me he always comes across as the "pop a vein in your forehead" constipated kind of a guy.

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Response to AntiBank (Original post)

Tue Jun 7, 2016, 03:31 PM

65. Trump says he hires the best & smartest, who sent out "stupid information from stupid people". . nt

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Response to AntiBank (Original post)

Tue Jun 7, 2016, 03:49 PM

67. It's not in full meltdown mode...

It's just pining for the fjords.

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Response to MrScorpio (Reply #67)

Tue Jun 7, 2016, 10:35 PM

94. You STUNNED him!

He was about to wake up, and ya STUNNED him!

The Norwegian Blue stuns easily!

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Response to AntiBank (Original post)

Tue Jun 7, 2016, 03:58 PM

68. I'm waiting for Drumpf to say, I hate republicans

and that's why I ran for president as one. The GOP is a dysfunctional scourge on American. Shameful and harmful at the same time. Drumpf may just be cleaning house and doing so in one simple election cycle.

In that regard, he's brilliant!

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Response to AntiBank (Original post)

Tue Jun 7, 2016, 04:05 PM

70. Repubs are screwed if they do or don't replace him

replace him? that'd be interesting, but very demoralizing to a base that thrives on revenge. lose the presidential election, lose the down-ticket races, and become irrelevant for at least 4 years.

don't replace him? by now, i think we have at least some idea of what that looks like. lose the presidential election, lose the down-ticket races, and become irrelevant for at least a decade.

either way,

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Response to AntiBank (Original post)

Tue Jun 7, 2016, 04:13 PM

71. Gingrich-Cruz '16

The biggest problem at this point is if they do dump Trump.

It would be a path off the mat.

Democrats must keep up the pressure.

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Response to AntiBank (Original post)

Tue Jun 7, 2016, 04:29 PM

72. Romney with Jeb! or Cruz as VP

 

will be railroaded in despite the protests of the delegates.

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Response to AntiBank (Original post)

Tue Jun 7, 2016, 04:37 PM

75. This election is going to be a disaster for the GOP.

Their base nominated a lunatic that is going to be crushed despite our candidate being very flawed and unliked, THAT is how fucked the GOP is right now.

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Response to AntiBank (Original post)

Tue Jun 7, 2016, 05:03 PM

77. Sounds like a great new sitcom for Comedy Central

Except it's real!

I really hope someone does a movie or tv series on the surreal incoherent GOP reign of The Donald.

On a more serious note, I think he and his supporters are going to be dissertation topics for many future graduate students in the social and political sciences.

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Response to AntiBank (Original post)

Tue Jun 7, 2016, 05:44 PM

80. He doesn't need a campaign.

All he needs to do is keep throwing red meat to racists. They will love him no matter what. So what if he makes fun of people with disabilities? They've probably all done it themselves and think it's funny.

I just have to believe that people like that are not a majority in this country.

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Response to AntiBank (Original post)

Tue Jun 7, 2016, 06:42 PM

82. maybe

but his supporters aren't. They totally think this is in the bag thanks to the false news from AP this morning. had to unsubcribe from HP and MSNBC for that one. No Fictional news for me.

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Response to AntiBank (Original post)

Tue Jun 7, 2016, 07:08 PM

83. T-Rumps millions of rabid followers will not take very kindly to him being ousted

by Party insiders before or at the convention. Yes they may hate HRC or Bernie - but do you really think they will sit still if their hero is eliminated in a coup??? I sure don't.

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Response to NoMoreRepugs (Reply #83)

Tue Jun 7, 2016, 07:15 PM

84. In order for Trumpf to be booted, he will have had to fuck up so badly most of his "support"

 

will have been vapourised. He will have had to be made a pariah, a disgraced, contemptible piece of dog shit, strewn amongst the wreckage of his vulgarian nature and projection/appeal to the lower, base nature of man, ie. racial scapegoating, appeal to anxiety directed at the "other", etc. He will have had to have multiple public breakdowns, explosions, faux pauxs, embarrassments, etc.


Let us all hope this happens.

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Response to AntiBank (Reply #84)

Tue Jun 7, 2016, 10:39 PM

95. The weird thing is it's already happened ...

Shit, it took one ill-timed, odd yelp of excitement from Dean to get the media to pile on and torpedo his campaign.

And Drumpf has somehow gotten away with committing gaffe after gaffe after gaffe ... with almost no repercussions.

Its fucking UNREAL what the guy has already gotten away with. I'm not sure what you describe is even possible.

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Response to NoMoreRepugs (Reply #83)

Tue Jun 7, 2016, 08:02 PM

87. Let them tear their party apart

It's time for their factions to split up and go their separate ways.

We already have 2 Republican governors running on the Libertarian ticket. Why not get a Christian party and a War party and a pro-Corporate party out of the GOP?




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Response to AntiBank (Original post)

Tue Jun 7, 2016, 07:46 PM

85. Which makes the fact

That he may win this all the more astounding.

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Response to AntiBank (Original post)

Tue Jun 7, 2016, 07:54 PM

86. And this is Trump on his best behavior!

When he is trying to show he is up to the job.

I shudder to think what he would be like with all the power of a president.

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Response to AntiBank (Original post)

Tue Jun 7, 2016, 10:08 PM

92. He didn't respond to HRC's attacks and has skeletal crews because he has no money.

This is what happens when he has no big backers to bankroll his campaign.

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Response to AntiBank (Original post)

Tue Jun 7, 2016, 11:17 PM

96. This is good news.

Because Clinton is such a weak candidate, Trump could beat her.

Of course, worst case scenario: If Trump's campaign totally implodes, he might get challenged at the convention, in which case he'll break away and form a third party - TRUMP! The Republican candidate who replaces him will likely be Paul Ryan.

If this happens, it will be a very hard fought campaign, and the outcome will be very much in doubt.

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