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Tue Jul 19, 2016, 07:14 PM

 

Republican National Convention: It’s Official, Trump Is The GOP Nominee

Source: Washington Post

By Karen Tumulty, Robert Costa and David A. Fahrenthold July 19 at 7:13 PM

CLEVELAND —Donald Trump was formally nominated for the presidency by Republican delegates here on Tuesday night, a landmark moment in American political history that capped the business mogul’s surprising conquest of the GOP.

Trump formally reached the threshold of 1,237 delegates at 7:12 p.m. Eastern time, with votes cast by delegates from his home state of New York.

Trump’s clinching votes were cast by his own son, Donald Trump Jr., who spoke for the New York delegation.

“It is my honor to be able to throw Donald Trump over the top in the delegate count tonight,” he said. “Congratulations, Dad, we love you!”

Read more: https://www.washingtonpost.com/politics/republican-national-convention-scrutiny-of-melania-trumps-speech-follows-plagiarism-allegations/2016/07/19/3efc4208-4da4-11e6-a7d8-13d06b37f256_story.html



Hillary Clinton ✔ @HillaryClinton

Donald Trump just became the Republican nominee. Chip in now to make sure he never steps foot in the Oval Office. http://hrc.io/2aagnFA

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Reply Republican National Convention: It’s Official, Trump Is The GOP Nominee (Original post)
Purveyor Jul 2016 OP
George II Jul 2016 #1
handmade34 Jul 2016 #2
LongTomH Jul 2016 #3
Xipe Totec Jul 2016 #18
Martin Eden Jul 2016 #4
C_U_L8R Jul 2016 #5
roamer65 Jul 2016 #6
Earth_First Jul 2016 #7
CanonRay Jul 2016 #8
dhill926 Jul 2016 #9
bucolic_frolic Jul 2016 #10
uawchild Jul 2016 #11
stevenleser Jul 2016 #12
840high Jul 2016 #14
onehandle Jul 2016 #13
LoverOfLiberty Jul 2016 #15
beastie boy Jul 2016 #16
Nac Mac Feegle Jul 2016 #17
rtracey Jul 2016 #19
sofa king Jul 2016 #20

Response to Purveyor (Original post)

Tue Jul 19, 2016, 07:16 PM

1. Great news for Democrats. I wonder if "Lyin' and Crooked" Milania will be seen on the trail again?

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Response to Purveyor (Original post)

Tue Jul 19, 2016, 07:16 PM

2. ...

"He will be a great father for this Nation"

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Response to Purveyor (Original post)

Tue Jul 19, 2016, 07:16 PM

3. Shit! Shit!!! Shit!!!! Shit!!!!!

We knew it would happen; but, it's still a crock of shit!!!!!

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Response to LongTomH (Reply #3)

Wed Jul 20, 2016, 06:15 AM

18. Yes, This is a dissasturd. nt

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Response to Purveyor (Original post)

Tue Jul 19, 2016, 07:16 PM

4. There was a simultaneous blip on the Richter Scale in Springfield, Illinois

Abraham Lincoln rolled over in his grave.

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Response to Purveyor (Original post)

Tue Jul 19, 2016, 07:17 PM

5. Republicans, he's all yours

The GOP is now synonymous with all the ignobility of Trump.
Good going.

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Response to Purveyor (Original post)

Tue Jul 19, 2016, 07:17 PM

6. Jeb Bu$h announced today he will not be voting for POTUS in the election.

I am gonna enjoy the demolition derby politics, especially from the Bush Crime Family.

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Response to Purveyor (Original post)

Tue Jul 19, 2016, 07:20 PM

7. Fantastic news for Democrats!

There's one major race that can be counted on in our column.

Allows the focus to be spent on House/Senate seats...

Thanks, Don!

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Response to Purveyor (Original post)

Tue Jul 19, 2016, 07:22 PM

8. Now he gets the national security briefing

Heaven help us

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Response to Purveyor (Original post)

Tue Jul 19, 2016, 07:28 PM

9. explains the faint whiff of sulfur I just experienced....

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Response to Purveyor (Original post)

Tue Jul 19, 2016, 07:39 PM

10. Melania is the Smarty-Pants in the family

Just wait and see

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Response to Purveyor (Original post)

Tue Jul 19, 2016, 07:42 PM

11. I remember the escalator he rode down

when first announcing his run. Cheesiest thing I ever saw in presidential politics.

There were like 14 paid extras that made up the "crowd" he descended into.

Lol

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Response to Purveyor (Original post)

Tue Jul 19, 2016, 07:43 PM

12. Where are all those folks who said this wouldn't happen?

 

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Response to stevenleser (Reply #12)

Tue Jul 19, 2016, 08:22 PM

14. Good question - they

 

were 100% sure it wouldn't happen.

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Response to Purveyor (Original post)

Tue Jul 19, 2016, 08:16 PM

13. Idiots. nt

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Response to Purveyor (Original post)

Tue Jul 19, 2016, 09:19 PM

15. Good

now that it is official lets go after him with everything we've got, and I believe that there is plenty.

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Response to Purveyor (Original post)

Tue Jul 19, 2016, 09:44 PM

16. Whew! That's a relief!

I was afraid they would come to their senses at the last moment and dump Trump for someone half-ass presidential...

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Response to Purveyor (Original post)

Tue Jul 19, 2016, 10:51 PM

17. He has made the transition

From the Presumptive Nominee
To the Presumptuous Nominee.

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Response to Purveyor (Original post)

Wed Jul 20, 2016, 08:16 AM

19. * ummmm*

 

ZZZZZZzzzzzzzzzzzzzz

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Response to Purveyor (Original post)

Wed Jul 20, 2016, 12:05 PM

20. Chained to the boat anchor.

An actual neoFascist winning the nomination fully demonstrates that Republicans have completely disconnected from the Americans who fought to contain the same political movement in World War II, that their doubletalk about "freedom" actually means total support for inequality, and that their love for America is ultimately a naked expression of un-patriotic hatred.

But here's the thing: we already crushed Fascism once, we already fended off a fascist coup attempt (see Smedley Butler), and we just overwhelmed the use of fear and hatred and bigotry in politics, twice. We know what they are, and we know how to deal with them.

Our new Nazis may be blissfully unaware of themselves but we are not. This is an opportunity to take advantage of the Republican Party's loss of sophistication and pull away the very seat of their power. And all we have to do is vote.

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