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Friday, September 06, 2019

Four states are poised to cancel their 2020 GOP presidential primaries and caucuses, a move that would cut off oxygen to Donald Trump's long-shot primary challengers.

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Trump's vanity, and his cowardice, and his authoritarianism, come out in constant and interesting ways.

#1 | Posted by Zed at 2019-09-06 10:26 AM | Reply | Newsworthy 9

Republicans should accept the fact that they no longer have a voice in the Republican Party. Shut up and get in line!

#2 | Posted by danni at 2019-09-06 10:34 AM | Reply | Newsworthy 5

Democracy, Republican-style. It is all about preventing people from voting because they are afraid of the outcome.


#3 | Posted by lamplighter at 2019-09-06 10:44 AM | Reply | Newsworthy 8

No denying it anymore.

The GOP is all in for scumbaggery, gritting and being an overall POS.

#4 | Posted by jpw at 2019-09-06 10:44 AM | Reply | Newsworthy 2

Now that more than one candidate wants to challenge Fat Nixon, the GOP scrambles to protect their savior.

I am sure the usual suspects that criticized the DNC for alleged bias towards Hillary in 2016 will be ignoring this.

#5 | Posted by Nixon at 2019-09-06 11:52 AM | Reply | Newsworthy 4

Boris Johnson just excommunicates anyone who disagrees with his policy, Republicans should give Trump the same power. Oh, any all Republicans should have to kiss his ring.

#6 | Posted by danni at 2019-09-06 12:06 PM | Reply

I recall reading about Trump coming to some kind of agreement with the RNC to bypass the primary process many months ago.

The RNC is now owned by Trump. They know that if they put party before country and put their weight behind a non-senile nominee, Trump can easily splinter off and run under another party and take more than half the Republican electorate with him, ensuring they never win another election again.

#7 | Posted by JOE at 2019-09-06 12:14 PM | Reply

-Trump can easily splinter off and run under another party and take more than half the Republican electorate with him, ensuring they never win another election again.

I agree completely.

Trump's one of the republicans with enough balls to do that.

I'm not admiring him for it...it's his vanity, really.

but this is a great example of why a politician with balls scares the power structure.

#8 | Posted by eberly at 2019-09-06 12:18 PM | Reply

This is a Yuge mistake by these State parties, but my guess is that they rightfully fear that GOP opponents shedding light on Trump's many faults would be nothing but bad for his reelection chances.

#9 | Posted by Rightocenter at 2019-09-06 12:37 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 3

"Trump advisers are quick to point out that parties of an incumbent president seeking reelection have a long history of canceling primaries"

Not disputing the truth of this claim but I'm having a little difficulty finding a record of when this has happened in history.

#10 | Posted by Hagbard_Celine at 2019-09-06 12:44 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 2

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#10 Usually when the Trump administration says there is a "long history" of something they're doing, it means the only instance they could find of something that's even remotely comparable happened once in the 1800s.

#11 | Posted by JOE at 2019-09-06 02:04 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 3

Grand Old Nazi Party motto.

Must protect the Orange Fuhrer at all costs!

#12 | Posted by aborted_monson at 2019-09-06 03:00 PM | Reply

How is this different than what the Democrats did in 2016? Sure, they went through the motions and put up a facade, but it was a given from the beginning that Hillary was going to be coronated. At least the Republicans are honest about their intentions.

#13 | Posted by goatman at 2019-09-06 03:05 PM | Reply

How is this different than what the Democrats did in 2016? Sure, they went through the motions and put up a facade, but it was a given from the beginning that Hillary was going to be coronated. At least the Republicans are honest about their intentions.

#13 | Posted by goatman

Did democrats have a primary in 2016? Yup. Then it's different. Idiot.

#14 | Posted by SpeakSoftly at 2019-09-06 09:56 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 5

my guess is that they rightfully fear that GOP opponents shedding light on Trump's many faults would be nothing but bad for his reelection chances.

#9 | Posted by Rightocenter

ding ding ding! we have a winner!

Kudos for not reflexively defending your party for once.

I can't imagine what repubs could say to defend this, other than pathetic false equivalency and whataboutism like goatman.

#15 | Posted by SpeakSoftly at 2019-09-06 09:58 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 2

but this is a great example of why a politician with balls scares the power structure.

#8 | Posted by eberly a

Yeah all the bankers and lobbyists that fill trump's white house are terrified.

#16 | Posted by SpeakSoftly at 2019-09-06 09:58 PM | Reply

"Did democrats have a primary in 2016? Yup. Then it's different. Idiot.

#14 | POSTED BY SPEAKSOFTLY "

You didn't realize that Hillary's coronation was a foregone conclusion? Really? And you call ME the idiot?

No, seriously -- you really thought that someone had a chance against the pre-chosen Hillary? That is hillaryious!

You crack me up.

"Name Calling and What It Implies - Be Careful What You Say About Yourself When You Resort To Name Calling "

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#17 | Posted by goatman at 2019-09-06 11:05 PM | Reply

Boris Johnson just excommunicates anyone who disagrees with his policy, Republicans should give Trump the same power.

Republicans have something similar.

They label the person a RINO.

#18 | Posted by ClownShack at 2019-09-06 11:14 PM | Reply

you call ME the idiot?
#17 | POSTED BY GOATMAN

He's right, you're a fffking idiot.

#19 | Posted by ClownShack at 2019-09-06 11:17 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

They also won't be doing any GOP primaries this time around.
That's to shut out any and all Republicans who disagree with Trump.

#20 | Posted by snoofy at 2019-09-06 11:18 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

"He's right, you're a fffking idiot.

POSTED BY CLOWNSHACK AT 2019-09-06 11:17 PM "

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#21 | Posted by goatman at 2019-09-06 11:27 PM | Reply

..opponents shedding light on Trump's many faults would be nothing but bad for his reelection chances.

Explains why incumbents usually win second terms. The other side gives them all the oppo mudslinging ammo for free during the primaries, and they are immune.

#22 | Posted by REDIAL at 2019-09-06 11:30 PM | Reply

Trump's one of the republicans with enough balls to do that.

I'm not admiring him for it...it's his vanity, really.

but this is a great example of why a politician with balls scares the power structure.

#8 | Posted by eberly

Trump has no political core. The only views he values are of his own image in the mirror.

#23 | Posted by AMERICANUNITY at 2019-09-07 12:06 AM | Reply

#21 Goat

I don't think you understand the difference between someone name calling by saying you are a ------- idiot and someone calling you out...for actually being a ------- idiot. One is meant as an insult. One is just a statement of fact. You're the latter. Just ------- stupid. It's okay though. You're not alone. About 30% of America is right there with you.

P.S. Your next move will be to repost "I'm rubber, you're glue" articles about name calling. Here's a bit of insight. That's why you're a ------- idiot. So don't.

#24 | Posted by gavaster at 2019-09-07 12:15 AM | Reply | Funny: 1 | Newsworthy 1

Gavaster is an idiot. That's just a statement of fact.

#25 | Posted by nullifidian at 2019-09-07 12:17 AM | Reply

"You're the latter...

#24 | POSTED BY GAVASTER "

That is subjective.

But thank you for proving you are one of the name calling bunch who cannot debate without debasing yourself by speaking like a playground child.

Name Calling and What It Implies - Be Careful What You Say About Yourself When You Resort To Name Calling

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#26 | Posted by goatman at 2019-09-07 12:21 AM | Reply

Very anti-democratic (small d), anti-democracy. What are they afraid of?

#27 | Posted by Gal_Tuesday at 2019-09-07 12:36 AM | Reply

Look at the concern trolls lecturing the GOP. When it's done to them they cry salty tears and whine about concern trolls.

#28 | Posted by nullifidian at 2019-09-07 12:42 AM | Reply

Or more specifically: what is Trump afraid of?

#29 | Posted by Gal_Tuesday at 2019-09-07 12:48 AM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

Or more specifically: what is Trump afraid of?

#29 | POSTED BY GAL_TUESDAY "

Not getting enough attention

#30 | Posted by goatman at 2019-09-07 12:51 AM | Reply

Are all of these states afraid Trump would lose in their primaries? Or just some of them?

#31 | Posted by Tor at 2019-09-07 12:52 AM | Reply

He's right, you're a fffking idiot.

POSTED BY CLOWNSHACK AT 2019-09-06 11:17 PM | REPLY

Goatman is such a twurt. A twit that is chronically butt hurt.

#32 | Posted by LauraMohr at 2019-09-07 12:53 AM | Reply

Goatman is such a twurt. A twit that is chronically butt hurt.

#32 | POSTED BY LAURAMOHR

More of the brilliance of Mohr.

#33 | Posted by nullifidian at 2019-09-07 12:55 AM | Reply

With all due respect, while both actions are shady AF, putting your fingers on the scale is clearly not the same as throwing the scale out altogether. You implied they were the same thing; they're not.

#34 | Posted by dylanfan at 2019-09-07 10:47 AM | Reply

#33 Please link us to a brilliant post you have ever made. Just one will do.

#35 | Posted by JOE at 2019-09-07 11:23 AM | Reply

This is not a sign of strength. This is not a sign of power. This is a sign of total abject fear. Does anyone here think for a second that trumps ego would not love to win a primary? the man who loves a good fight ducking one? It means one thing: he doesn't think he can win it. He's afraid of what happens if a national audience sees a republican critiquing him for being a RINO.

#36 | Posted by kanrei at 2019-09-07 11:27 AM | Reply | Newsworthy 3

Not disputing the truth of this claim but I'm having a little difficulty finding a record of when this has happened in history.
#10 | Posted by Hagbard_Celine at 2019-09-06 12:44 PM

You have to go all the way back to 2012 to find the last time it happened. It was in Washington state.
It was way down at the top of the first page of google hits on the subject. How much difficulty did you really have?
frontloading.blogspot.com

#37 | Posted by Avigdore at 2019-09-07 12:46 PM | Reply

How is this different than what the Democrats did in 2016? Sure, they went through the motions and put up a facade, but it was a given from the beginning that Hillary was going to be coronated. At least the Republicans are honest about their intentions.

#13 | POSTED BY GOATMAN

The other day you called 2016 DNC machinations against Bernie as "voter suppression". You went on and on about it because some editor put the phrase "voter suppression in the title of the article you were referencing.

Now you're here to barf out support for this obvious rigging of the process to make Trump look good, but I don't see anywhere in the thread where you're saying "voter suppression" -- the rigging process (I use the term "machinations" is my argument about what was going on in the DNC and now in the RNC.

Did you know that just saying things mean little as compared to the content of what's being said? Maybe you do, maybe you don't.

I'm very sure that IRL that you're a nice guy who served honorable in the USN.

But here, you're just a lying dishonest troll.

Feel free to argue in a troll-like manner, but I'm going to stop giving lying dishonest trolls like you the time of day.

#38 | Posted by PinchALoaf at 2019-09-07 01:01 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 2

Good. Keep that Nancy Boy Romney from running.

#39 | Posted by visitor_ at 2019-09-07 01:34 PM | Reply

Look at the concern trolls lecturing the GOP. When it's done to them they cry salty tears and whine about concern trolls.

#28 | Posted by nullifidian

Look at the GOP sycophants acting as if the subversion of democracy doesnt matter.

#40 | Posted by SpeakSoftly at 2019-09-07 01:56 PM | Reply

Good. Keep that Nancy Boy Romney from running.

#39 | Posted by visitor_

If romeny can be kept from running because you dont like him, then trump can be kept from running because most of the country doesn't like him.

#41 | Posted by SpeakSoftly at 2019-09-07 03:30 PM | Reply

That's less time the media will spend talking about Trump while they focus on the Dem primary battles.

#42 | Posted by johnny_hotsauce at 2019-09-08 10:53 AM | Reply

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