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2016 Postmortem

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Jakes Progress

(11,122 posts)
Thu Jul 7, 2016, 06:41 PM Jul 2016

I think we are all being duped. [View all]

It's not as tin-foil hat as all that.

I don't think trump will be the nominee. I don't think he ever planned to be. I don't think that the republicans planned on making him the candidate. Notice how all the republicans are not saying they support trump, but that they will support the candidate. That keeps them from having to answer for trump's craziness later.

Some convention trick or sudden illness will keep trump out, and has been planned all along. They knew that cruz or rubio would lose to Hillary, but that their real choice wouldn't win the primary. I think it will be ryan.

Unvetted by the press and a new shiny toy for the public.

I fear we've been had. I fear three 30-year-old scalias on the court.

Please convince me I'm wrong.

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I think we are all being duped. [View all] Jakes Progress Jul 2016 OP
He looks like a Republican to me. NCTraveler Jul 2016 #1
Trojan Horse. Bait and Switch. TheCowsCameHome Jul 2016 #2
Have you seen this Gawker piece? Native Jul 2016 #3
Great article PJMcK Jul 2016 #12
This video is really why Trump is running ... Onlooker Jul 2016 #63
Wow. That was almost painful to watch. Native Jul 2016 #64
Just goes to show Sheepshank Jul 2016 #68
I didn't see a single smile during the roast, and I had my glasses on! If he'd had a gun then.... Native Jul 2016 #73
I do not think Trump smiled at all while Seth talked. poor angle but he sat mighty still. riversedge Jul 2016 #75
dim don had the same sour puss at the Motley13 Jul 2016 #81
My issue with that theory is how do you get Trump supporters to go along and not cause SkeleTim1968 Jul 2016 #4
Cut him a deal that he can't refuse. TheCowsCameHome Jul 2016 #6
The "sheep" will have a fit and not vote or vote for third party. SkeleTim1968 Jul 2016 #11
Who cares about the GOP? TheCowsCameHome Jul 2016 #15
I care about the GOP demwing Jul 2016 #16
The HRC campaign had better be ready for the switcheroo TheCowsCameHome Jul 2016 #18
"why would you not care about them?" Privilege. nt BobbyDrake Jul 2016 #37
Exactly. Andy823 Jul 2016 #48
They are sheep. Jakes Progress Jul 2016 #20
Don't think so Andy823 Jul 2016 #50
This ^^ SkeleTim1968 Jul 2016 #70
You don't. You can't. okasha Jul 2016 #60
I never believed he actually wanted to be president. arcane1 Jul 2016 #5
Agree. Where in any part of his history Jakes Progress Jul 2016 #21
No. This has been horribly damaging to the Hortensis Jul 2016 #7
People who vote republican Jakes Progress Jul 2016 #23
No, I agree with it all. However, every Hortensis Jul 2016 #36
Who knows what the GOP will do, there is a movement to deny Trump the nomination Thinkingabout Jul 2016 #8
Ryan isn't much of a leader C_U_L8R Jul 2016 #9
Neither is trump. Or cruz. Or rubio. or …... Jakes Progress Jul 2016 #24
If they try that I bet he'll run 3rd party and split off enough votes to pnwmom Jul 2016 #10
We can only hope. Jakes Progress Jul 2016 #25
It's really too late for that. Many deadlines WhiteTara Jul 2016 #28
He would only have to run in enough states to throw a wrench into the works. pnwmom Jul 2016 #30
Trump is vindictive. It's one of his most clear defining traits. Lord Magus Jul 2016 #31
He doesn't have the money or the organization PJMcK Jul 2016 #54
I too have thought of this but KT2000 Jul 2016 #13
You're attributing them superpowers griffi94 Jul 2016 #14
They have no super powers. Jakes Progress Jul 2016 #26
Why would he do that? Lord Magus Jul 2016 #32
It doesn't matter. All of their choices are bad. cutroot Jul 2016 #17
I think you're wrong, but I'm keeping hope alive that Trump won't go all the way over politicaljunkie41910 Jul 2016 #19
Think about HOW the Republicans will change the nomination process... brooklynite Jul 2016 #22
I see trump as complicit. Jakes Progress Jul 2016 #27
I agree and let's have some Republican Convention candidate /VP speculation and I Todays_Illusion Jul 2016 #29
Dear God this conspiracy theory is almost as tiresome as the indictment fairy was. -nt- Lord Magus Jul 2016 #33
It's victimization taken to an absurd degree. We are all pawns of shadowy forces! randome Jul 2016 #51
I wish I could make a... deathrind Jul 2016 #34
The election is 4 months away. Trump is their nominee. JaneyVee Jul 2016 #35
30,000,000 people Cosmocat Jul 2016 #38
They were the most duped. Jakes Progress Jul 2016 #40
Trump dupes anyone willing to be duped. Orsino Jul 2016 #39
I don't think the gop is doing this. Jakes Progress Jul 2016 #41
I don't think they're really duped, either. Orsino Jul 2016 #79
You'll find out soon enough BainsBane Jul 2016 #42
I never thought I would look forward to a Republican National Convention democrattotheend Jul 2016 #43
Good question BainsBane Jul 2016 #44
There's only ONE thing Trump cares about: He needs to be a Winner. He will wiggs Jul 2016 #45
Dems literally should not waste a second on preparation for this conspiracy theory nonsense. Lord Magus Jul 2016 #59
The lord has spoken. Jakes Progress Jul 2016 #62
Trump is going to be their nominee. His actions don't sufrommich Jul 2016 #46
Why would they plan such an elaborate, and frankly, risky hoax? MoonRiver Jul 2016 #47
There is no plan. Why do some insist that the GOP is an organized force? It isn't. randome Jul 2016 #49
... Scurrilous Jul 2016 #52
Agree. They already ran the third party floppyboo Jul 2016 #53
It's been 8 years of this crap, too! 16 counting Bush, Jr. randome Jul 2016 #56
Ryan WAS vetted. floppyboo Jul 2016 #55
If it were not for how rageful Trump was when Obama took him down at the Correspondent's Dinner, Squinch Jul 2016 #57
Don't forget. He DID say he likes being unpredictable. ancianita Jul 2016 #58
I'll go further: Donald Trump and Bill Clinton are friends Recursion Jul 2016 #61
No. Trump is a pathologic narcissist, running for his own ego -- not for Clinton's. n/t pnwmom Jul 2016 #65
Donald Trump will be the 2016 Republican nominee for president of the United States… CobaltBlue Jul 2016 #66
I have been thinking this all along. That is why we need to paint every GOPer with the same Jitter65 Jul 2016 #67
Yes. Good post and easy case to make for the dems. Frustrating they don't wiggs Jul 2016 #69
They're stuck with him, now. Warren DeMontague Jul 2016 #71
I don't think he meant to be the nominee. Vinca Jul 2016 #72
I think you've hit on something here. No to the reality show, but yes to a docu on his campaign... Native Jul 2016 #74
Why the assumption that it's a cakewalk to the WH for the Rs stopbush Jul 2016 #76
You are buying into fantasy and conspiracy theory delusion. Trump has the votes. They don't want RBInMaine Jul 2016 #77
It is evidentloy tin foil hat time CajunBlazer Jul 2016 #78
LOL Spazito Jul 2016 #80
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