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Wed May 4, 2016, 07:01 PM

Meet the Clinton Republicans - GOPs endorsing Hillary!

Thank you Hillary and thank you Donald!





Clinton Republicans? That might have been unthinkable not too long ago but now Hillary is campaigning using articles from The Weekly Standard.

“Last night, Donald Trump effectively captured the Republican nomination, successfully bullying his way through a crowded primary field,” the Clinton campaign said in a statement Wednesday entitled: “Conservatives Rebuke Trump As He Captures Republican Nomination.”

The email continues, “However, many prominent activists, journalists and elected officials in his own party have figured out what Hillary Clinton has argued all along: Donald Trump is too big a risk for America. Take a look at the large group of prominent conservatives who are already promising that they’ll never vote for Trump.”



Rep. Scott Rigell [R-VA]: “My love for our country eclipses my loyalty to our party, and to live with a clear conscience I will not support a nominee so lacking in the judgment, temperament and character needed to be our nation’s commander-in-chief. Accordingly, if left with no alternative, I will not support Trump in the general election should he become our Republican nominee.”

Former Romney staffer Garrett Jackson: “Sorry Mr. Chairman, not happening. I have to put country over party. I cannot support a dangerous phony.”

Former top Romney strategist Stuart Stevens: “I think Donald Trump has proven to be unbalanced and uniquely unqualified to be president. I won’t support him… Everyone has to make their own choice. I think Trump is despicable and will prove to be a disaster for the party. I’d urge everyone to continue to oppose him.’”

Rep. Carlos Curbelo [R-FL]: “I have already said I will not support Mr. Trump, that is not a political decision that is a moral decision.’”

Sen. Ben Sasse [R-NE]: “Mr. Trump’s relentless focus is on dividing Americans, and on tearing down rather than building back up this glorious nation. … I can’t support Donald Trump.”

Daily Caller editor Jamie Weinstein: “If it’s Trump-Hillary with no serious third party option in the fall, as hard as it is for me to believe I am actually writing these words, there is just no question: I’d take a Tums and cast my ballot for Hillary — and I suspect so would many other life-long conservatives, whether they are willing to admit it now or not.”


Weekly Standard’s Stephen Hayes: “This is what political division looks like. Trump’s claim to be a unifier is not just specious, it’s absurd. This casual dishonesty is a feature of his campaign. And it’s one of many reasons so many Republicans and conservatives oppose Trump and will never support his candidacy. I’m one of them.”

Former McCain adviser Mark Salter: “The GOP is going to nominate for President a guy who reads the National Enquirer and thinks it’s on the level. I’m with her.”

RedState editor Ben Howe: “#ImWithHer”

Billionaire Bush-backer Mike Fernandez: “If I have a choice — and you can put it in bold — if I have a choice between Trump and Hillary Clinton, I’m choosing Hillary.”

Lifelong Republican, foreign policy expert Max Boot: “[Hillary Clinton] would be vastly preferable to Trump.’”

Former NJ Gov., Christine Todd Whitman on a Clinton/Trump matchup: “I will probably vote for her.”

MA Gov. Charlie Baker: “I’m not going to vote for [Donald Trump] in November.”

Former RNC Chairman Mel Martinez: “I would not vote for Trump, clearly.”

Former VA Senate candidate, Ken Cuccinelli on Trump: “When you’ve got a guy favorably quoting Mussolini, I don’t care what party you’re in, I’m not voting for that guy.”

Former RNC Chairman Ken Mehlman: “Leaders don’t need to do research to reject Klan support. #NeverTrump”

Former Bush spokesman Tony Fratto: “For the thick-headed: #NeverTrump means never ever ever ever ever under any circumstances as long as I have breath never Trump. Get it?”

Former Eric Cantor communications director, Rory Cooper: “#NeverTrump means…never. The mission of distinguishing him from Republican positions and conservative values remains critical.”

Conservative blogger Erick Erickson: “Reporters writing about the “Stop Trump” effort get it wrong. It’s ‘Never Trump’ as in come hell or high water we will never vote for Trump”

Fox News’ Steve Deace: “Apparently @secupp has a #NeverTrump list to see who keeps their word to the end. You can sign my name in blood.”

Republican strategist Patrick Ruffini: “I will never vote for @realDonaldTrump. Join me and add your name athttp://NeverTrump.com . #NeverTrump”

America Rising co-founder and former Jeb Bush communications director Tim Miller: “Never ever ever Trump. Simple as that.”

Former Rep. J.C. Watts [R-OK] said he’d write-in someone before voting for Mr. Trump in November.

Former Director Of NV and MS GOP Cory Adair: “You’ll come around,” say supporters who just got done saying their candidate doesn’t need me. Nah. I won’t. #NeverTrump

Townhall editor Guy Benson: “Much to my deep chagrin (& astonishment ~8 months ago), for the 1st time in my life, I will not support the GOP nominee for president.”

DailyWire editor Ben Shapiro: “Really? #Nevertrump. Pretty easy.”

Wisconsin conservative radio host Charles Sykes: “I suppose I should clarify: #NeverTrump means I will nevereverunderanycircusmtances vote for @realDonaldTrump”

Editor at RedState, Dan McLaughlin: “For the first time since turning 18, I will not vote for the Republican candidate for President.”

George Mason law professor, Republican David Bernstein: “ “I’d rather Hillary Clinton win. I’d rather (and I never thought I’d say this)… If Trump wins the nomination, I will actively seek to prevent him from becoming president.”

Conservative columnist George Will: “If Trump is nominated, Republicans working to purge him and his manner from public life will reap the considerable satisfaction of preserving the identity of their 162-year-old party while working to see that they forgo only four years of the enjoyment of executive power.”

Redstate contributor Leon Wolf: “I will never vote for Donald Trump. I will not vote for him in the general election against Hillary, and I would not vote for him in a race for dogcatcher. Heck, I would not even vote for him on a reality television show.”

Former Romney adviser Kevin Madden: “I’m prepared to write somebody in so that I have a clear conscience.”

Pete Wehner, former speechwriter for George W. Bush: “I will not vote for Donald Trump if he wins the Republican nomination.”

Bill Kristol, editor of The Weekly Standard: “Donald Trump should not be president of the United States. The Wall Street Journal cannot bring itself to say that. We can say it, we do say it, and we are proud to act accordingly.”

Undersecretary of State under George W. Bush, Eliot Cohen: “I will oppose Trump as nominee. Won’t support & won’t work for him for more reasons than a Tweet can bear.”

Former Jeb Bush digital director Elliott Schwartz: “In case there is confusion about #NeverTrump.”

Doug Heye, Former RNC communications director: “I cannot support Donald Trump were he to win the Republican nomination.”

Former IL GOP Chairman Pat Brady said he’d back a third-party candidate or “just stay home” if Mr. Trump is the nominee.

Washington Examiner’s Phillip Klein: “I have officially de-registered as a Republican.”

Hypeline News’ Kyle Foley: “I’m willing, if need be, to vote Hillary. That’s how strong my disdain is for Trump #NeverTrump”

Republican pollster Kristen Soltis Anderson: “I registered Republican when I was 18 because I thought free markets and liberty were important. Not sure what “Republican” means today.”



Read more: http://dailycaller.com/2016/05/04/meet-the-clinton-republicans/#ixzz47jN8yGnZ










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Reply Meet the Clinton Republicans - GOPs endorsing Hillary! (Original post)
Haveadream May 2016 OP
Firebrand Gary May 2016 #1
workinclasszero May 2016 #2
Koinos May 2016 #3
gopiscrap May 2016 #4
Thinkingabout May 2016 #5
Liberal_Stalwart71 May 2016 #6
riversedge May 2016 #11
peggysue2 May 2016 #18
fleabiscuit May 2016 #20
displacedtexan May 2016 #19
LisaM May 2016 #7
George II May 2016 #8
Tarheel_Dem May 2016 #9
Haveadream May 2016 #12
Tarheel_Dem May 2016 #13
spooky3 May 2016 #10
Haveadream May 2016 #14
misterhighwasted May 2016 #15
Her Sister May 2016 #16
Loki May 2016 #17

Response to Haveadream (Original post)

Wed May 4, 2016, 07:07 PM

1. Kicked and recommended!

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Response to Haveadream (Original post)

Wed May 4, 2016, 07:21 PM

2. Hillary will pick up many republican votes

 

Trump is a pure demagogue. if that man is elected president....

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Response to Haveadream (Original post)

Wed May 4, 2016, 07:22 PM

3. A ham sandwich could defeat Trump in the general election,

since Trump will be running against himself.

Sanity will prevail.

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Response to Haveadream (Original post)

Wed May 4, 2016, 07:27 PM

4. What took them so long?

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Response to Haveadream (Original post)

Wed May 4, 2016, 07:38 PM

5. This is serious, though I know Hillary is the most qualified candidate running, the choice in the

GOP is not really a choice.

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Response to Haveadream (Original post)

Wed May 4, 2016, 07:41 PM

6. I don't trust most of these Rethugs. Most are bigoted pigs and they secretly agree with Trump.

 

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Response to Liberal_Stalwart71 (Reply #6)

Wed May 4, 2016, 07:59 PM

11. I hesitate to be happy about this development.

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Response to riversedge (Reply #11)

Wed May 4, 2016, 08:29 PM

18. I agree

Though I'm somewhat heartened that there are members of the Republican establishment who view Donald Trump's ascendancy with sheer horror, there are too many others who are cheering this maniac on. Truth is, the Republicans cannot and will not stop Donald Trump. Only Hillary Clinton is now standing between this unhinged narcissist and the Oval Office.

That truth alone should bring out hordes of Democratic voters. Because the alternative is unthinkable.

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Response to riversedge (Reply #11)

Wed May 4, 2016, 08:46 PM

20. Incredulous comes to mind for me. n/t

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Response to Liberal_Stalwart71 (Reply #6)

Wed May 4, 2016, 08:34 PM

19. I agree. I smell a mid-term election plot.

If there's one thing repukes know how to do it's how to lie about a Dem administration and flip seats in the mid-terms.

We can't let them do it this time. The only ad we need to run is a video of Trump with a voiceover: "Are you going to trust republicans with the house or the senate?"

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Response to Haveadream (Original post)

Wed May 4, 2016, 07:42 PM

7. We live in strange times.

The problem I have here is that this will make the Tea Baggers feel as if they've won and it will embolden them and their racists and misogynistic and xenophobic cronies even more - and it will also, wrongly, make the radical left claim that this proves HRC is a Republican.

If they want to become part of the Democratic party, I'm listening.

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Response to Haveadream (Original post)

Wed May 4, 2016, 07:43 PM

8. I have a feeling that Trump being the nominee will give Clinton a whole new pool of voters...

...who may not have voted for her otherwise.

Between that and Trump making a total buffoon of himself, not just in front of republicans but ALL Americans, I'm feeling very good about Clinton's prospect.

This could be good.

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Response to Haveadream (Original post)

Wed May 4, 2016, 07:55 PM

9. They will force someone on the ticket with Trump that will be acceptable to Repukes. I'm thinking..

Paul Ryan or some 4 star General. This is one time when the second name on the ticket might actually matter. It's going to be terrifying to watch.

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Response to Tarheel_Dem (Reply #9)

Wed May 4, 2016, 08:09 PM

12. I'm worried about this also

The second name will be the way to lure reluctant GOP voters. The ticket from hell.

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Response to Haveadream (Reply #12)

Wed May 4, 2016, 08:12 PM

13. Republicans are throwing a fit right now because the last two competitors just dropped out. We'll..

see what happens over the next few months. I think it will be the same when BS gets to the convention and learns that it won't be contested. Hillary will win on the first ballot, and the Supers will see to it. There will be much outrage in the days immediately following, but acceptance will come before we vote in November.

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Response to Haveadream (Original post)

Wed May 4, 2016, 07:56 PM

10. Wow, that's a long list.

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Response to spooky3 (Reply #10)

Wed May 4, 2016, 08:13 PM

14. What I especially like about it are the comments they have made

They are unequivocal about how much they want to distance themselves from Trump. He is such a disgrace even the Republicans don't want to be associated with him. There is bad and then there is Donald bad. He takes it to a whole new level.

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Response to Haveadream (Original post)

Wed May 4, 2016, 08:18 PM

15. WOW! Big K n R

Thanks. Will read the rest later tonight.

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Response to Haveadream (Original post)

Wed May 4, 2016, 08:20 PM

16. Trump is impossible and unacceptable in so many and varied levels

 

Democrat or Republican, Trump is just Trash!

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Response to Haveadream (Original post)

Wed May 4, 2016, 08:26 PM

17. I'm old enough to remember "Reagan Democrats"

now we have Clinton Republicans, how that must hurt to admit your party is nearing what one writer, Andrew Sullivan calls an "extinction event". Couldn't happen to a nicer group of people. Start over and cleanse that rot from your party.

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