Lindsey Graham on Trump

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    Dec 08, 2015 5:20 PM GMT
    http://www.realclearpolitics.com/video/2015/12/08/lindsey_graham_trump_is_a_race_baiting_xenophobic_bigot.html
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    Dec 08, 2015 7:34 PM GMT
    The problem that remains is that Trump is doing so well in Republican primary polling, despite his statements. The Republican Party establishment may condemn Trump, but actual Republican voters love him.

    What does that say about the Republican base? And to whom will Republican leaders listen, once they've won their own general election where they have to win some Democratic voters based on their local demographic, and afterwards will need answer only to their base, in order to keep the campaign dollars flowing?
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    Dec 08, 2015 7:54 PM GMT
    Art_Deco saidThe problem that remains is that Trump is doing so well in Republican primary polling, despite his statements. The Republican Party establishment may condemn Trump, but actual Republican voters love him.

    What does that say about the Republican base? And to whom will Republican leaders listen, once they've won their own general election where they have to win Democratic voters, and afterwards will need answer only to their base, in order to keep the campaign dollars flowing?


    "actual Republican voters love him"

    You're sounding sorta absolute there as if we are all cut from the same cloth. I do hope that you'll allow me to lump the democrat UAW, USW, Teamsters, IBEW, etc., union members in with you Left Wing homosexuals.

    True, 25 - 30% do support Trump, which means the rest of us GOPers don't. I'm an actual republican voter (with a few exceptions, POTUS 1972, Feinstein a couple of times, maybe Cranston once and a city council candidate a couple weeks ago) and I'm part of the "republican base"
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    Dec 08, 2015 8:07 PM GMT
    http://www.newsmax.com/Headline/GOP-leaders-unite-against/2015/12/08/id/705002/

    "For months, the Republican establishment has carefully dealt with Donald Trump and his in-your-face, shoot-from-the-lip presidential campaign which has sharply resonated with Americans.

    On Tuesday it became a full-scale condemnation as GOP leaders and Trump's GOP presidential competition tore into the billionaire developer over his proposal to ban all Muslims from entering the United States.

    "Freedom of religion is a fundamental constitutional principle. It's a founding principle of this country," House Speaker Paul Ryan said to reporters after emerging from a closed-door meeting with the Republican National Committee.

    "This is not conservatism. What was proposed yesterday is not what this party stands for. And more importantly, it's not what this country stands for."

    "Trump, the runaway GOP presidential front-runner in poll after poll, sparked a furor when he said he favors a temporary ban on Muslims entering the United States as a way to help stop terrorist attacks at home.

    He likened the idea to President Franklin Roosevelt's initiatives against people of German, Japanese and Italian descent during World War II, telling ABC's "Good Morning America," "We have no choice but to do this. We have people that want to blow up our buildings, our cities. We have figure out what's going on."

    But Ryan as well as Trump's competitors for the 2016 GOP presidential nomination — most of who have treated Trump with kid gloves so far — pulled those gloves off on Tuesday and went after him with bared fists
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