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Sat Jun 11, 2016, 08:55 PM

Bad news for Trump: in informal poll at Romney's retreat, HALF of attendees said

they might support Hillary over the Don.

Meg Whitman got the headlines, but she's not the only prominent Republican who hates Trump.

http://abcnews.go.com/Politics/high-profile-gop-donor-meg-whitman-support-hillary/story?id=39774523

Two sources in the room said Whitman also compared Trump to historical demagogues, including Adolf Hitler and Benito Mussolini.

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Whitman has previously gone on the record saying she wouldn't be voting for Trump.

"Look at the comments he's made about women, about Muslims, about reporters, it's just repugnant," she told CNBC in March.

According to Jim and Joanne, a couple from Southern California who declined to provide their last names, Whitman isn't the only donor here considering Clinton. The summit attendees took an informal poll at lunch, with the room splitting evenly among Trump and Clinton supporters, they said.

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Reply Bad news for Trump: in informal poll at Romney's retreat, HALF of attendees said (Original post)
pnwmom Jun 2016 OP
Iliyah Jun 2016 #1
Algernon Moncrieff Jun 2016 #38
brewens Jun 2016 #2
pnwmom Jun 2016 #6
brewens Jun 2016 #10
Hekate Jun 2016 #33
Iliyah Jun 2016 #11
sufrommich Jun 2016 #12
TwilightZone Jun 2016 #20
nini Jun 2016 #25
FailureToCommunicate Jun 2016 #34
Cary Jun 2016 #36
MyNameGoesHere Jun 2016 #37
brewens Jun 2016 #41
msongs Jun 2016 #3
Doctor Jack Jun 2016 #4
immoderate Jun 2016 #8
jberryhill Jun 2016 #39
immoderate Jun 2016 #5
pnwmom Jun 2016 #7
roamer65 Jun 2016 #18
AntiBank Jun 2016 #26
BainsBane Jun 2016 #9
jamese777 Jun 2016 #32
DCBob Jun 2016 #13
sufrommich Jun 2016 #15
Algernon Moncrieff Jun 2016 #40
rurallib Jun 2016 #14
elmac Jun 2016 #17
McKim Jun 2016 #16
pnwmom Jun 2016 #21
tallahasseedem Jun 2016 #19
amandabeech Jun 2016 #22
pnwmom Jun 2016 #23
amandabeech Jun 2016 #24
AntiBank Jun 2016 #27
Iliyah Jun 2016 #28
amandabeech Jun 2016 #29
jamese777 Jun 2016 #30
Monk06 Jun 2016 #35
Monk06 Jun 2016 #31

Response to pnwmom (Original post)

Sat Jun 11, 2016, 09:01 PM

1. I don't believe them

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Response to Iliyah (Reply #1)

Sun Jun 12, 2016, 12:44 AM

38. I'll tell you what I do believe. It's good news for Gary Johnson

I think a lot of Republicans that can't bring themselves to vote for Trump will vote Libertarian.

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Response to pnwmom (Original post)

Sat Jun 11, 2016, 09:02 PM

2. I wouldn't bragging about this one if I were a Hillary supporter. It speaks volumes. n/t

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Response to brewens (Reply #2)

Sat Jun 11, 2016, 09:15 PM

6. Why? Bernie's supporters often brag about how he'll get Independents -- some of whom

now say they will switch from Bernie to Trump.

Hillary will get any Rethug who would prefer a sane President to another Hitler or Mussolini.

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Response to pnwmom (Reply #6)

Sat Jun 11, 2016, 09:23 PM

10. It's more like they are perfectly comfortable with Hillary anyway, and a testament

of how bad Trump is making them look.

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Response to brewens (Reply #10)

Sat Jun 11, 2016, 11:36 PM

33. Do you think any candidate can win a national election without crossover votes?

Would you feel better about the country's prospects if you thought all Republicans without exception were batshit crazy?

I'm actually quite pleased that some in the GOP are waking up to the nightmare their party created.

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Response to brewens (Reply #2)

Sat Jun 11, 2016, 09:35 PM

11. BS often boasted about GOPers voting for him

But alas, that's a ok huh?

T-rump is even a nightmare for many GOPers.

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Response to brewens (Reply #2)

Sat Jun 11, 2016, 09:37 PM

12. You understand that they would be voting for her to

stop Trump,right?

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Response to brewens (Reply #2)

Sat Jun 11, 2016, 10:34 PM

20. Sanders supporters have been saying for months that he's the most likely to get crossover voters.

Now, it's a bad thing?

One can't win an election with only one voting bloc. That's been pretty well established.

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Response to brewens (Reply #2)

Sat Jun 11, 2016, 11:09 PM

25. weren't we just hearing that Bernie Bros were gonna vote Trump instead of Hillary?

There's something not to brag about.

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Response to nini (Reply #25)

Sat Jun 11, 2016, 11:37 PM

34. Yes. It WAS gonna be a secret, but now you have cleverly divined the Bernie Bros evil plan.

Spread the word of your brilliant deduction, tell it far and wide...

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Response to brewens (Reply #2)

Sat Jun 11, 2016, 11:44 PM

36. I am bragging about our Democratic nominee.

If you have a problem with that it's your problem not mine.

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Response to brewens (Reply #2)

Sat Jun 11, 2016, 11:57 PM

37. Well i guess I would rather take some crossovers than

the mostly white younger crowd. At least we know they do vote.

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Response to brewens (Reply #2)

Sun Jun 12, 2016, 10:52 PM

41. Talking about big time donor types here, not really voters. Of course.

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Response to pnwmom (Original post)

Sat Jun 11, 2016, 09:04 PM

3. well they probably almost all voted for romney so this is not saying much nt

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Response to pnwmom (Original post)

Sat Jun 11, 2016, 09:06 PM

4. They want to protect their pocketbooks

They know trump will destroy the economy in a heartbeat. He will replace all U.S. currency with Trump Bucks, only redeemable at one of his shitty hotels or model the Department of Education after Trump University.

They know they are going to get dragged through shit just like the rest of us if he wins. The dems might raise their taxes a bit but Trump could very well lead us to a pre-historic bartering system where it costs 3 chickens for a roll of toilet paper.

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Response to Doctor Jack (Reply #4)

Sat Jun 11, 2016, 09:16 PM

8. Uh-uh.

 

Chickens will replace toilet paper.

--imm

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Response to Doctor Jack (Reply #4)

Sun Jun 12, 2016, 12:47 AM

39. No way

 

1 chicken for 3 rolls of toilet paper would be more like it.

I wouldn't take less than 8 or 9. Depends on size of chicken.

For 1 roll, I give you egg.

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Response to pnwmom (Original post)

Sat Jun 11, 2016, 09:13 PM

5. Who would George W endorse?

 

If it wouldn't be counter-productive??

--imm

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Response to immoderate (Reply #5)

Sat Jun 11, 2016, 09:16 PM

7. No one so far. He's said he won't endorse Trump. n/t

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Response to immoderate (Reply #5)

Sat Jun 11, 2016, 10:12 PM

18. I'm surprised evil woman Babs Bush isn't openly trashing Trumpf.

The way he dissed her spawn Jeb, I thought she'd be out there hammering at him.

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Response to immoderate (Reply #5)

Sat Jun 11, 2016, 11:11 PM

26. your answer

 

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Response to pnwmom (Original post)

Sat Jun 11, 2016, 09:22 PM

9. I think some Republicans will quietly vote for Clinton

but very few will actually endorse her.

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Response to BainsBane (Reply #9)

Sat Jun 11, 2016, 11:31 PM

32. In 2012

Exit polls showed that 8% of Republicans voted for Obama.

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Response to pnwmom (Original post)

Sat Jun 11, 2016, 09:37 PM

13. I think they are hoping he loses.

They are started to come to the realization that 4 years of Hillary will do less damage to the GOP than 4 years of Trump.

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Response to DCBob (Reply #13)

Sat Jun 11, 2016, 09:41 PM

15. I'm certain a lot of the GOP establishment have nightmares

where Donald Trump is the face of the Republican party.

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Response to DCBob (Reply #13)

Sun Jun 12, 2016, 12:52 AM

40. If they were smart, they'd hedge their bets and approve Garland now

He's 63 and seems (you can never tell) like he will be far more of a swing vote than Kagan or Sotomayor. If Clinton wins (especially if the Senate goes blue), she will likely ask Obama to withdraw the pick and she will make her own pick (which -- you never know -- could be Obama). If Trump wins, the Democrats will very possibly delay the pick indefinitely to show their displeasure over Garland. Whereas if Garland were approved now, Trump would have a much easier time replacing RBG and Anthony Kennedy.

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Response to pnwmom (Original post)

Sat Jun 11, 2016, 09:39 PM

14. as a personal policy, I don't believe anything that any Republican says

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Response to rurallib (Reply #14)

Sat Jun 11, 2016, 10:09 PM

17. I second that

 

they lie cheat & steal, just one big fubar organization

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Response to pnwmom (Original post)

Sat Jun 11, 2016, 09:59 PM

16. Trump Has Served His Purpose

Now that the possibility of a Trump presidency has served its purpose of scaring Democrats into voting for Hillary over Sanders in the primary, they can all relax. With Hillary they will get all the wars they want and a little window dressing of crumbs for the rest of us.

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Response to McKim (Reply #16)

Sat Jun 11, 2016, 10:53 PM

21. Oh, yeah, it was a big conspiracy between Republicans and Democrats

to get Hillary elected instead of Bernie.

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Response to pnwmom (Original post)

Sat Jun 11, 2016, 10:18 PM

19. They are more than welcome to vote for our side...

but I sure hope that the campaign doesn't publicly embrace this.

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Response to pnwmom (Original post)

Sat Jun 11, 2016, 10:56 PM

22. Perhaps they are afraid that Trump would force Congress to get out of the trade agreements

 

and slap big tariffs on imports. That would really hit these people in the pocketbook.

This crowd may talk about racism and sexism, but the only thing that they think about is money, and they're making theirs in Asia and Mexico one way or another.

Hillary will do nothing to derail their gravy train, but Trump might, just like Sanders.

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Response to amandabeech (Reply #22)

Sat Jun 11, 2016, 11:03 PM

23. Like all of us, they are most afraid of having Trump's finger on the nuclear button,

and his ego in charge of the decision.

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Response to pnwmom (Reply #23)

Sat Jun 11, 2016, 11:05 PM

24. Nah. They have egos as big as Trump's.

 

People like that believe that they will survive to make lots of money on the leftovers.

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Response to pnwmom (Reply #23)

Sat Jun 11, 2016, 11:17 PM

27. "Trump's finger on the nuclear button"<<< I am hard pressed to think of 6 more terrifying words

 

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Response to amandabeech (Reply #22)

Sat Jun 11, 2016, 11:18 PM

28. Ya think T-rump care?

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Response to Iliyah (Reply #28)

Sat Jun 11, 2016, 11:20 PM

29. Good one . n/t

 

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Response to pnwmom (Original post)

Sat Jun 11, 2016, 11:27 PM

30. American Conservative Union

The ACU, sponsors of the CPAC conference, ranks every member of Congress on how they actually vote on issues of prime concern to conservatives. For example, Senator Mike Lee of Utah has a perfect 100% conservative voting record.
In 2014, here's what the ACU said about Hillary Clinton: "Another interesting fact in our analysis is the stark reminder that Sec. Hillary Clinton is no moderate. While many in the media portray her as more centrist than self-described Socialist Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-VT) or fringe activist Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-MA), Clinton’s lifetime rating of 8.13% is within two percentage points from those extremists. And shockingly, all three of these presidential hopefuls are even more liberal than President Barack Obama’s Lifetime Rating of 10% from when he served in the U.S. Senate. If America wants a third Obama term, three candidates will not disappoint."
http://conservative.org/acu-releases-2014-annual-ratings-of-congress/

ACU's rating of Elizabeth Warren, 4%, Bernie Sanders, 6.32% conservative, Hillary Clinton, 8.13% and Barack Obama, 10%. By way of contrat, Florida Democratic Senator Bill Nelson votes conservative 28% of the time.

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Response to jamese777 (Reply #30)

Sat Jun 11, 2016, 11:40 PM

35. ^^^^^^THIS THIS THIS ^^^^^^ with ***

If Hillary wins and you get a slim Senate majority the GOP are finished for several decades and the right will be left with some Teabagger racist rump third wave political movement with no chance of election

Just guns and frustration

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Response to pnwmom (Original post)

Sat Jun 11, 2016, 11:31 PM

31. So much for the Southern Stategy Lie with dogs get up with fleas The Northeast Pubbies are

now fighting for their lives against the Texas and Arizona fascists

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