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DNC protests in Philadelphia dwarf those outside RNC in Cleveland

Discussion in 'The War Room' started by punky brewster, Jul 25, 2016.

  1. elmo_1968 Black Belt

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    Regarding philosophical lines, Trump is renouncing free trade and questioning our NATO commitments, both traditional Republican tenets. Columnist George Will has renounced the party.

    Regarding whether the party is divided, none of the 4 living previous Republican nominees attended the convention, nor did the Republican governor of Ohio. Among attendees, Trump's relatives outnumbered sitting Senators, one of whom refused to endorse Trump during his speech.
     
  2. Gervinho Banned Banned

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    The actual party people are less divided than the Dems. But the people are far more united. Trump is breaking records in support. Ted went against him and look at the united attack he has received. You think any Dem senator who goes against Hillary will receive the same amount of attack from the average people?
     
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    Those are very small potatoes within the platform. And the refusal to attend is not because of his scorn towards FTA's. It's because he's a horse's ass.
     
  4. dontsnitch Steel Belt

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    Did you ever read Rex Murphy's explanation of the Trump phenomenon? I'd say that the DNC's treatment of Bernie is just icing on the cake, no different than Hillary lying to Congress about her private server. The Trump train was full steam ahead long before, or even in spite of, Hillary's actions. IMO.
     
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    Lololol YES! Feast you bastards! Feast on the corpse of your old party.
     
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    The traditional gop establishment is 100% divided from gop voters. That is true. But GOP voters are pretty united against the corrupted and rigged establishment and have nominated a candidate that reflects those views. And the unity played out in front of us last week.

    On the Democrats side you still have half the party that is for the corrupted and rigged establishment and half the party that is against it. And it's playing out in front of us right now.
     
  7. elmo_1968 Black Belt

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    Trump is also breaking records in opposition by voters. But I was replying to a post that said the party was not in disarray. Are voters ever in or not in, disarray? If not, how does assessing the voters tell us if the party is in disarray or not?

    I guess we won't get the answer to your question unless/until a Senator speaking at the convention doesn't endorse her during a speech.
     
  8. elmo_1968 Black Belt

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    I've actually heard a lot about both.
     
  9. Gervinho Banned Banned

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    both parties are in disarray, but since its 2 party system as long you are in less disarray than the other party, you are fine. For me it just seems like Trump supporters are more enthusiastic than Hillary supporters.
     
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    One bit of information that sticks out to me, is that regardless of who we elect as the next President, at some point, we're going to have a septuagenarian president. Basically a one-term President. As if the age wasn't enough, there are huge expectations for the next President, regardless of who gets elected.

    I wonder if we will have our first one-term President since 1992?

    Whatever. As long as we get rid of ol Barack. Fuckin tool.
     
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    This!

    If people won't vote 3rd party this election, then it really is just a binary choice.
     
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    It's a big deal to the party's funding apparatuses, but, prior to this election, they were non-factors in the platform and were completely unknown to GOP voters. There is no substantive commitment to the FTA's beyond their profitability.
     
  13. Bob Dole was there. Held it together pretty good for a 93 year old vet.
     
  14. elmo_1968 Black Belt

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    Thanks for correcting me, I'd read none of them were attending previous to it. Anyway, if he hadn't gone I'd still have been wrong b/c it would have been 5, not 4.
     
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    Hillary is a terrible campaigner. People generally don't like her. She's not likeable like her "husband." She's the most evil corrupt female politician on the planet also.
     
  16. ripskater Guest

    These leftist protestors are scary. Scary in the way that I don't like what the future looks like when these people gain power.
     
  17. ObsoleteSoul Silver Belt

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    Yessir!

    more choice, less enslavement to the two parties that run everything. Makes me a happy man.

    More and more are abandoning the Republican Party too! Sure I disagree with many libertarian views, but the destruction of this bs we have now, excites me. Maybe it's all a dream, but I can hope.
     
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    Good god you're dim
     
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    You know, if more people said "Fuck it - it may be a 'wasted' vote, but I'm voting for the person I actually support, even if they aren't a main ticket D or R" then they wouldn't be wasted votes. Every time someone says "Wha'ts the point of voting for X?" it makes me want to vote for them so that, when there are enough stubborn pricks like me 'wasting' their votes on third candidates, the votes won't be wasted any more.

    If Stein is an option for me, I think I'm voting for her, even if it's a 'wasted' vote.
     
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    Bernie is working for the machine now, its time to support someone else.
     

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