Dozens of GOP delegates launch new push to halt Donald Trump

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    Jun 17, 2016 8:18 PM GMT
    Uh-oh...

    Dozens of Republican convention delegates are hatching a new plan to block Donald Trump at this summer’s party meetings, in what has become the most organized effort so far to stop the businessman from becoming the GOP nominee.

    The moves come amid declining poll numbers for Trump and growing concerns among Republicans that Trump is squandering his chance to defeat Democrat Hillary Clinton.


    https://www.washingtonpost.com/politics/dozens-of-gop-delegates-launch-new-push-to-halt-donald-trump/2016/06/17/e8dcf74e-3491-11e6-8758-d58e76e11b12_story.html?hpid=hp_hp-top-table-main_delegates_1215pm%3Ahomepage%2Fstory
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    Jun 17, 2016 8:43 PM GMT
    ooops. I missed this. I'm gonna add mine to yours
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    Jun 17, 2016 8:45 PM GMT
    combining threads. pardon the elephunt. couldn't let it go to waste.

    http://abcnews.go.com/Politics/donald-trump-face-delegate-mutiny-convention/story?id=39940520 Why Donald Trump May Still Face a Delegate Mutiny at the Convention

    The efforts to stop Donald Trump from securing the nomination at the Republican National Convention are heating up, with nearly three dozen delegates dialing into a conference call yesterday to discuss coordinating methods to block his coronation in Cleveland
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    The conference call, titled "free the delegates," was led by Kendal Unruh, a Colorado delegate and a member of the GOP's rules committee, which shapes the rules of the convention. Unruh, who is pledged to Ted Cruz, wants to create a rule enabling delegates to abstain from voting for Trump, even if they are bound to him, if they feel it violates their moral or religious beliefs.

    According to participants, there were approximately 30 people representing 15 states on the nearly hour-long phone call. According to one call participant, the focus was on coordinating the multi-state effort, and less on the official plan of action, which is in the works. News of the call was first reported by the Washington Post. Another phone call is scheduled for Sunday night.

    "This call will introduce us to each other in preparation for an open “national leadership” call in a few days," the invitation, a copy of which was obtained by ABC News, explains...

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  • tazzari

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    Jun 17, 2016 8:46 PM GMT
    I'd be more impressed if they were doing it on some principled ground, such as how wrong he is about most things - but this is just an attempt to hold onto the power they have so badly used. They created Trump and half the misery of our country (the other half they simply did nothing about) - let the bastards live with it. The best hope for this country is a GOP meltdown that would result in a new conservative party with actual principles and ideas.
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    Jun 17, 2016 8:47 PM GMT
    I hope the Stop Trump movement fails. Trump is well on his way to total self-destruction, and he's alienating Republicans, causing them to be in disarray. Result: the Presidency is handed to Hillary Clinton, and the trickle-down effect seriously damages Republican candidates at all levels.

    But I invite anyone to argue on Trump's behalf. Nothing would please a Democrat more. icon_biggrin.gif
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    Jun 17, 2016 8:57 PM GMT
    Talk about sore losers! Just give it up already. He won fair and square.

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  • TroyAthlete

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    Jun 17, 2016 10:31 PM GMT
    Total desperation, but who can blame them? Drumpf's campaign is such a dumpster fire, they have to try.

    He has less than 30 paid staffers on the ground throughout the entire country. 30. Hahahahahahaha!
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    Jun 17, 2016 10:40 PM GMT
    I doubt that any of these plans to dislodge Trump will succeed. It's karma. The Republican Party gave birth to Trump and the Trump Movement, and there's no turning back.
  • mstone18

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    Jun 18, 2016 12:18 AM GMT
    So.. Republicans are the party of the Majority, represented by the minority.. who 'fear' the majority electing a leader.

    So a 'minority' of Republicans are collaborating to deny the leader of their party who was elected by a majority.

    .. makes perfect sense to me icon_rolleyes.gif
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    Jun 18, 2016 12:28 AM GMT
    ^
    Very little about today's GOP makes sense. Their civil war has been brewing for a decade or two - and now it's here. Sit back and enjoy the spectacle.
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    Jun 18, 2016 4:00 PM GMT
    I've said before and I'll repeat that I'd rather see them not blow up. Because I don't know what phoenix will arise from those ashes. That baby could be uglier than its mamma.

    So they can try to dump Trump at the convention. What happens? Their party splinters but doesn't decimate itself and it might even clean itself because Trump would pull away with the worst of them. They'd wind up a smaller party, whittled down but partly intact and what's left of whatever integrity they might have had (though we might not see it in them) also remains intact.

    What happens if they run Trump? If he wins, the conservatives lose their party. It morphs into his fascist vision of it. But even if he loses, doesn't he still steer them into their future because they ran him, maybe even more so than Bernie who certainly will be steering the future of the Democratic Party even if he doesn't get the nomination.

    This is like giving birth to a sociopath. You can keep it at home and hope it won't murder you in your sleep. During that time you work your ass off to try and give it the skills to assimilate peacefully into society so that it doesn't hurt anyone and so that it might have a decent quality of life even given its deficits.

    Or you abandon your Rosemary's baby and set it free upon the world.
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    Jun 18, 2016 5:24 PM GMT
    Donald Trump facing fundraising crisis as usual crowd of Republican donors keep wallets shut

    Donald Trump’s nascent fund-raising efforts are flailing as traditional Republican donors flee their party’s presumptive nominee in hordes for fear of a backlash if they are seen to support him.

    http://www.independent.co.uk/news/world/americas/us-elections/donald-trump-facing-fundraising-crisis-as-usual-crowd-of-republican-donors-keep-wallets-shut-a7088181.html
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    Jun 19, 2016 11:35 PM GMT
    For those who are confused and don't understand the Trump phenomena perhaps you should study Milo Yiannopoulos.

    Yiannopoulos is a recently popular conservative activist, particularly among younger audiences. He is a vociferous opponent of modern feminism, Black Lives Matter, safe spaces, and “the regressive left” that he believes has taken over college campuses. He believes that the wage gap is a myth, transgender people suffer from a brain disease, and he openly supports Donald Trump for president. In his latest “Dangerous Faggot Tour,” Yiannopoulos has spoken at various US colleges and universities in order to engage a demographic that tends to disagree with most of his views.

    If you believe that spreading Yiannopoulos’s message is harmful, shutting down his events appears to be an effective way to limit his influence. Why, then, does his popularity tend to skyrocket in response to these demonstrations?

    http://harvardpolitics.com/harvard/milo-yiannopoulos/

    Dangerous Faggot Tour:
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    Jun 21, 2016 5:25 PM GMT
    A delegate revolt has become Republicans’ only option

    When it comes to the chaotic, flailing, floundering Trump campaign, many senior Republicans are in a state of panic. Will this become a state of revolt?

    “If the next few weeks are anything like the last two,” a senior GOP official told me, “anything could happen at the convention.” Donald Trump’s response to the Orlando attack — encouraging religious bigotry and implying that President Obama might be a secret jihadist — confirmed the worst Republican fear: that Trump will remain Trump.

    https://www.washingtonpost.com/opinions/a-delegate-revolt-has-become-republicans-only-option/2016/06/20/2a5999ec-3713-11e6-8f7c-d4c723a2becb_story.html?hpid=hp_no-name_opinion-card-e%3Ahomepage%2Fstory
  • Svnw688

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    Jun 21, 2016 11:35 PM GMT
    The implosion of the GOP is so entertaining I need more popcorn. Let history show that after nominating Trump as the 2016 nominee, the GOP cemented its status as a Congressional-only party that cannot win in a national election because of their bigotry brushing up against shifting demographics. Perhaps the saddest part for the GOP will be that after their 2012 smack-down they did an autopsy report that essentially said "stop being bigots, pander to more minorities of all sorts." Then four years later they elect Trump--the literal embodiment of unmitigated bigotry of every form.

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    Jun 21, 2016 11:35 PM GMT
    The implosion of the GOP is so entertaining I need more popcorn. Let history show that after nominating Trump as the 2016 nominee, the GOP cemented its status as a Congressional-only party that cannot win in a national election because of their bigotry brushing up against shifting demographics. Perhaps the saddest part for the GOP will be that after their 2012 smack-down they did an autopsy report that essentially said "stop being bigots, pander to more minorities of all sorts." Then four years later they elect Trump--the literal embodiment of unmitigated bigotry of every form.

    Extra butter please....
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    Jun 22, 2016 5:20 PM GMT
    If you thought 'Never Trump' was dead, think again

    Even before Monday’s Trump campaign turmoil, where campaign manager Corey Lewandowski was sent packing and a Federal Election Campaign finance report revealed Trump had less cash on hand at the end of May than some of his departed rivals, the wheels seemed to be coming off the Trump bus.

    Hundreds of delegates to July’s Republican convention are lining up behind a movement to try to oust the billionaire real estate mogul as the nominee.


    https://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2016/jun/22/never-donald-trump-campaign-turmoil-republicans

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    Jun 22, 2016 9:22 PM GMT
    They're all just varying degrees of nuts. At least Rubio was cute in a dorky bro kinda way:

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    Jun 22, 2016 9:48 PM GMT
    anyone worried Trump may actually get elected?
    consider the republican requirements are low; George Bush was a complete halfwit and they wanted to put his brother in.

    on the democratic side none of presidential candidates will be able to do anything with the opposing republican congress.
    just worried Trump could actually do something.