HomeLatest ThreadsGreatest ThreadsForums & GroupsMy SubscriptionsMy Posts
DU Home » Latest Threads » Forums & Groups » Main » General Discussion (Forum) » Bwahaha: Republican Sena...

Wed Jun 15, 2016, 05:57 AM

 

Bwahaha: Republican Senators Lose Hope That Trump Will Change

Not The Onion.

Astute Statesmen that they AREN'T. Morally bankrupt idiots that they ARE.




Donald Trump's response to the deadliest mass shooting in U.S. history has Republican senators losing hope that their presumptive nominee will tame his blustery rhetoric and moderate his controversial policy positions ahead of the fall election.

"You'd think that he would have pivoted by now," lamented Arizona Senator Jeff Flake.

"A lot of us, we still hope—hope springs eternal—that between now and November he'll change some of his positions. Not just the tone and the tenor, but some of his positions need to change," Flake said. "But I'm not hopeful right now."


South Dakota Senator John Thune, the No. 3 Republican, said Trump's recent statements have been "concerning" and reflect his style throughout the campaign.

"Everything he's said in the last couple of weeks has been concerning," Thune said. "I think the message has been conveyed from our members. And we're, I guess, hoping that he'll take it to heart."

Then he rolled his eyes, admitting that strategy doesn't seem to be working "at the moment."

<snip>

http://www.bloomberg.com/politics/articles/2016-06-14/republican-senators-lose-hope-that-donald-trump-will-change

11 replies, 678 views

Reply to this thread

Back to top Alert abuse

Always highlight: 10 newest replies | Replies posted after I mark a forum
Replies to this discussion thread
Arrow 11 replies Author Time Post
Reply Bwahaha: Republican Senators Lose Hope That Trump Will Change (Original post)
cali Jun 2016 OP
Proud Liberal Dem Jun 2016 #1
mercuryblues Jun 2016 #2
cali Jun 2016 #3
seabeckind Jun 2016 #4
beachbum bob Jun 2016 #5
seabeckind Jun 2016 #6
tanyev Jun 2016 #7
Dawgs Jun 2016 #8
Laura PourMeADrink Jun 2016 #9
napkinz Jun 2016 #10
GreatCaesarsGhost Jun 2016 #11

Response to cali (Original post)

Wed Jun 15, 2016, 06:11 AM

1. My question is:

Why did they EVER think he could/would?

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to cali (Original post)

Wed Jun 15, 2016, 06:13 AM

2. according to Thune

being a racist, misogynist, homophobe, and xenophobe is just reflecting a style. WOW.

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to mercuryblues (Reply #2)

Wed Jun 15, 2016, 06:14 AM

3. lots of wow in that piece.

 

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to cali (Original post)

Wed Jun 15, 2016, 06:19 AM

4. I can't get past the unease that he is just a stalking horse.

That come election time we're going to end up with a 3 way and no one will get the 270.

Pursuant to the Twelfth Amendment, the House of Representatives is required to go into session immediately to vote for president if no candidate for president receives a majority of the electoral votes (since 1964, 270 of the 538 electoral votes). (wiki)


I think the gop is going to field a 3rd candidate who is not a severe social conservative and an economic conservative (a lot like someone I'm not allowed to talk about) -- a different not-Trump candidate but lacking a high disapproval.

Not to replace Trump cause they can't -- but to widen the field. Even republicans know how to play chess.

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to cali (Original post)

Wed Jun 15, 2016, 06:27 AM

5. I am concern that dump trump could happen at their convention but the outcome

 

should remain the same...if trump is dumped...40% of the conservatives will not vote, stay home or vote for hillary, vote for johnson ...any and all combinations...all still leading to a landslide in november for democrats

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to beachbum bob (Reply #5)

Wed Jun 15, 2016, 06:40 AM

6. Not so sure about that.

Lotta places where the not-Hillary faction is way bigger than the not-Trump.

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to cali (Original post)

Wed Jun 15, 2016, 07:01 AM

7. Abandon hope, all ye who enter here.

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to cali (Original post)

Wed Jun 15, 2016, 07:51 AM

8. We better he continues to be the GOP nominee.

 

He's the only one that Hillary can beat.

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to cali (Original post)

Wed Jun 15, 2016, 07:54 AM

9. Actually heard George Will say (about Trump changing)...

"It's (Changing Trump) like if you went up to the Rolling Stones and asked Mick Jagger and Keith Richards "Ok, you are going to stop playing rock and start playing chamber music."

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to cali (Original post)

Wed Jun 15, 2016, 08:33 AM

10. kick

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to cali (Original post)

Wed Jun 15, 2016, 08:45 AM

11. "concerning" seems to be the new buzz word when they talk about Trump

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink

Reply to this thread