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Sunday, September 15, 2019

President Donald Trump on Monday dismissed his trio of challengers for the Republican presidential nomination as "a laughingstock," and defended the decisions by GOP leaders in a handful of states to scrap their 2020 primaries and caucuses.

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Walsh, Sanford, and Weld ...

Two hacks and a jack

Weld is the only one worth a crap -- at least he stands for something.

#1 | Posted by PinchALoaf at 2019-09-15 03:59 PM | Reply

Democrats make a stink about this while the DNC thins their own herds with arbitrary 'rules' and 'quotas'. When those don't work, they unleash their MSM dogs to destroy a person. Hell, last election, they just said, "-- Bernie" and did what they wanted anyways.

#2 | Posted by SheepleSchism at 2019-09-15 04:05 PM | Reply

These primaries were canceled because even these three weak candidates would expose some rotted wood in the Republican Party.

#3 | Posted by Zed at 2019-09-15 05:00 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

There is a demand for a Trump alternative that this ham-handed manipulation will inflame, not smother.

#4 | Posted by Zed at 2019-09-15 05:01 PM | Reply

Right out of Hillary's playbook. Trump's not openly cheating like she did.

#5 | Posted by lee_the_agent at 2019-09-15 05:10 PM | Reply

#5

The cheating is absolutely as open as it gets.

#6 | Posted by Zed at 2019-09-15 05:18 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

#5

Trump's cheating here is as in your face and defiant as it gets.

#7 | Posted by Zed at 2019-09-15 05:20 PM | Reply

#5

If you will excuse this then admit it, there's nothing you won't excuse.

#8 | Posted by Zed at 2019-09-15 05:22 PM | Reply

Trump's cheating here is as in your face and defiant as it gets.

#7 | Posted by Zed

Clinton WON enough primaries and caucuses to secure the nomination. "Superdelegates" and the DNC played no role in her securing the nomination.

Trump doesn't want any competition, so the RNC is actually clearing the field for him and blocking primary challengers.

SHEEPLE? Hello? As much as you've griped about the DNC, surely you must think this is beyond the pale, right?

#9 | Posted by AMERICANUNITY at 2019-09-15 05:38 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

Right out of Hillary's playbook. Trump's not openly cheating like she did.

#5 | Posted by lee_the_agent

What 'cheating' is that? Please explain.

Bernie was able to run in every single primary and caucus.

He didn't win as many delegates as Clinton did and lost.

Hillary Clinton 'secures Democratic nomination' - AP

7 June 2016

Hillary Clinton has clinched the Democratic nomination for US president after reaching the required number of delegates, an AP tally suggests.

The count puts Mrs Clinton on 2,383 - the number needed to make her the presumptive nominee.

www.bbc.com


#10 | Posted by AMERICANUNITY at 2019-09-15 05:43 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

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Trump will also make up an excuse as to why he is not going to debate the dems nominee.

There will be no dem/rep presidential debates!!! Not even at the vice presidential level.

#11 | Posted by FedUpWithPols at 2019-09-15 07:45 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

And of course the usual idiots justify this.

They know Trump is schitt, butbthey support him anyway.

#12 | Posted by jpw at 2019-09-16 10:08 AM | Reply

All of the comparisons with HRC and Sanders are irrelevant and not apples-to-apples.
Neither of them were a sitting president.
What you need to do is go back to the last time the Democrats had a sitting President running for re-election.
You'll recall the time when Democrat controlled states put forth legislation to eliminate their primary so that the Democrat President wouldn't be challenged in the primary. Way back in 2012.
ballot-access.org
(washington-state-legislature-passes-bill-eliminating-2012-presidential-primary)
It's different because it was a Dem state and Dem candidate, right?
If you forgave the Democrats enough to cast your vote for them, then you'd be a hypocrite to begrudge Republicans behaving in the way Democrats did last time they had the power to do so.

#13 | Posted by Avigdore at 2019-09-16 11:30 AM | Reply

then you'd be a hypocrite to begrudge Republicans behaving in the way Democrats did last time they had the power to do so.

#13 | Posted by Avigdore at 2019-09-16 11:30 AM | Reply

The point is to Trump's cowardice, and his fragility.

The man obviously sweats bullets.

#14 | Posted by Zed at 2019-09-16 11:47 AM | Reply

#13 A couple of things to note here:

The Republican presidential primary in WA was cancelled in 2004 when Bush was running for re-election:

Presidential preference primaries were held in 1992, 1996, 2000, and 2008. The 2004 presidential preference primary was cancelled.

lawfilesext.leg.wa.gov

Washington is one of those states that has both caucuses and primaries. From what I can tell the Democratic caucus in 2012 wasn't cancelled but the Democratic primary was:

WA parties set caucus dates for 2012

Due to budget constraints, the voter-initiated state presidential primary is being suspended for 2012. Since lawmakers approved the Initiative to the Legislature back in 1989, the Democrats have never used the results to allocate delegates to the national convention, relying on the traditional caucuses, which were not abolished when the primary was created. Republicans have typically used both caucuses and primary results to determine their delegate split.

blogs.sos.wa.gov

Since Democrats only use the results of the caucuses to determine delegates for the DNC convention, the primary was cancelled that year. Republicans us a combination of the two:

A broad cross-section of voters participate in the Presidential Preference Primary, which is preferable to the party caucus system, where fewer voters participate. However, the political parties are legally entitled to ignore the results of the presidential primary, so it becomes merely a beauty contest. Therefore, due to the state's fiscal situation, the cost savings outweigh the benefits of holding the primary.

#15 | Posted by Gal_Tuesday at 2019-09-16 11:58 AM | Reply

Personally, I'm against caucuses for the reasons the cited as a con in the bill:

Without this primary, military and overseas, elderly, and working voters are disenfranchised because they can't participate in the caucuses. The Republicans always use this primary to choose at least a portion of their delegates. This primary is not a frill. People often do not participate in caucuses and this, the presidential preference primary, offers them a way to participate.

Bernie won the WA caucuses but lost in the primaries:

Sanders overwhelmingly won the March 26 caucus which had about 230,000 participants, winning 72.7% of the state's legislative district delegates to Clinton's 27.1%, giving Sanders a net gain of 47 pledged delegates.

However, Clinton won the state's non-binding primary which was held on May 24, receiving about 52% of the vote.

Hillary Clinton
420,461
52.38%

Bernie Sanders
382,293
47.62%

en.wikipedia.org

#16 | Posted by Gal_Tuesday at 2019-09-16 12:01 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

The point is to Trump's cowardice, and his fragility. - #14 | Posted by Zed at 2019-09-16 11:47 AM

I will concede that Trump is precisely as cowardly and fragile as Obama was when Obama did not speak up against the elimination of Presidential primaries by his party.
I'm glad we can finally agree on something.

#17 | Posted by Avigdore at 2019-09-16 12:03 PM | Reply

Maybe I'm wrong, but I do think three is a difference here since Republicans want to cancel both primaries and caucuses(?):

GOP leaders in a handful of states to scrap their 2020 primaries and caucuses."

versus:

The Republican gatherings will be on Saturday, March 3, very early on the national nominating calendar. The Democrats, with no apparent challenge to President Obama's renomination, will meet on Sunday, April 15.

In the absence of a presidential primary in 2012, the traditional caucus-convention process will be used by the two major parties to choose their national convention delegates and to work on platform issues for their respective state conventions.

blogs.sos.wa.gov

#18 | Posted by Gal_Tuesday at 2019-09-16 12:06 PM | Reply

do think three = I do think there

#19 | Posted by Gal_Tuesday at 2019-09-16 12:07 PM | Reply

Do any of the Republican challengers currently meet the threshold for debate participation the Democrats use? If not, I can't get too upset that a state is cancelling the GOP primary.

#20 | Posted by Hagbard_Celine at 2019-09-16 12:14 PM | Reply

I have no love for the gop but that is a little -----------.

#21 | Posted by fresno500 at 2019-09-16 04:48 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

Democrats make a stink about this while the DNC thins their own herds with arbitrary 'rules' and 'quotas'. When those don't work, they unleash their MSM dogs to destroy a person. Hell, last election, they just said, "-- Bernie" and did what they wanted anyways.

#2 | Posted by SheepleSchism

Yeah cancelling an election is totally equal to trying to limit the number of candidates on a debate stage to TEN. How many should they have allowed? 20? 30? Everyone would get to talk for at least 20 seconds right? That'll help people make up their minds.

All you have is whataboutism. PRETENDING dems are anywhere near as bad as your cult and hoping anyone is dumb enough to buy it.

#22 | Posted by SpeakSoftly at 2019-09-16 08:05 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

Do any of the Republican challengers currently meet the threshold for debate participation the Democrats use? If not, I can't get too upset that a state is cancelling the GOP primary.

#20 | Posted by Hagbard_Celine

Because a debate = a primary election?

#23 | Posted by SpeakSoftly at 2019-09-16 08:06 PM | Reply

Right out of Hillary's playbook. Trump's not openly cheating like she did.

#5 | Posted by lee_the_agent

Really? How many states did hillary cancel the primary in moron?

#24 | Posted by SpeakSoftly at 2019-09-16 08:07 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

"All you have is whataboutism. PRETENDING dems are anywhere near as bad as your cult and hoping anyone is dumb enough to buy it.

POSTED BY SPEAKSOFTLY "

"Cult"

*drink!*

#25 | Posted by goatman at 2019-09-16 08:07 PM | Reply

"How many states did hillary cancel the primary in moron?

#24 | POSTED BY SPEAKSOFTLY "

Effectively she and Debbie cancelled them all when they decided Hillary would be crowned.

BTW, there is no law that says primaries have to be held. You *do* know this, don't you?

#26 | Posted by goatman at 2019-09-16 08:09 PM | Reply

Effectively

#26 | Posted by goatman

For someone who demands everyone else be so precise with their language, this is hilarious.

#27 | Posted by SpeakSoftly at 2019-09-16 08:24 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

"Effectively
#26 | Posted by goatman

For someone who demands everyone else be so precise with their language, this is hilarious.

POSTED BY SPEAKSOFTLY "

LOL

Look up the meaning of that word. You clearly don't know what it means. Here, I'll do it for you. You probably don't know how.

effectively
/'fekt'vl"/
Learn to pronounce
adverb
in such a manner as to achieve a desired result.

And I am correct. Debbie Wasserman's and the DNC's actions effectively did away with the dem primaries because both had/would have had the same end result: Hillary's coronation.

Good thing you don't call yourself "speakaccurately". LOL

#28 | Posted by goatman at 2019-09-16 08:33 PM | Reply

Effectively she and Debbie cancelled them all when they decided Hillary would be crowned.

#26 | POSTED BY GOATMAN

Bernie kept the primary race in doubt till the end, Troll.

Why are you such a Troll, Troll?

#29 | Posted by PinchALoaf at 2019-09-16 09:07 PM | Reply

Good thing you don't call yourself "speakaccurately". LOL

#28 | POSTED BY GOATMAN

Good thing for you lying like a worm isn't against the law, Troll.

#30 | Posted by PinchALoaf at 2019-09-16 09:08 PM | Reply

For someone who demands everyone else be so precise with their language, this is hilarious.

#27 | POSTED BY SPEAKSOFTLY

Goat-Troll is like a tapeworm ... insidious, slimy, and pathologically lies like a tapeworm eats.

#31 | Posted by PinchALoaf at 2019-09-16 09:12 PM | Reply

"Goat-Troll is like a tapeworm ... insidious, slimy, and pathologically lies like a tapeworm eats.

#31 | POSTED BY PINCHALOAF"

THis thread is not about me. Please stop hijacking threads to feed our obsessiveness with me. Do what OWS does -- start a thread about me and talk about me there. I don't care.

Thanks!

#32 | Posted by goatman at 2019-09-16 09:26 PM | Reply

THis thread is not about me. Please stop hijacking threads to feed our obsessiveness with me. Do what OWS does -- start a thread about me and talk about me there. I don't care.

Thanks!

#32 | Posted by goatman

We would all LOVE if any thread you pop in on would not end up becoming all about you. Yet somehow they all do. And what's the common denominator between them all?

#33 | Posted by SpeakSoftly at 2019-09-16 09:39 PM | Reply

"We would all LOVE if any thread you pop in on would not end up becoming all about you. Yet somehow they all do. And what's the common denominator between them all?

#33 | POSTED BY SPEAKSOFTLY "

Would you also love it if people didn't come here, fire the first shot at me and derail the thread? Or is the answer to that dependent on whether they like Trump or not? I didn't say a word to pinchaloaf, but he swoops in to derail the thread and you blame it on me since I replied to him.

You crack me up with your hyperpartisanly abusrd view of the world, and even blaming others on something based on nothing more than their politics.

It's no wonder you get laughed at so much, but you don't even see it, do you?

Prove me wrong -- next time someone derails a thread, come down on them as you do me, regardless their political affiliation. Can you do that? I don't think so. Prove me wrong. You can start with pinchaloaf who trolled me without my saying a single word to or about him.

Prove me wrong.

#34 | Posted by goatman at 2019-09-16 09:54 PM | Reply

And what's the common denominator between them all?

#33 | POSTED BYSPEAKSOFTLY

That Goatmam has told so many lies that his tongue divorced him and moved Cucamonga?

#35 | Posted by PinchALoaf at 2019-09-16 09:58 PM | Reply

'"That Goatmam has told so many lies that his tongue divorced him and moved Cucamonga?

#35 | POSTED BY PINCHALOAF "

This thread is not about me, stalker. Please stop hijacking it.

Thanks!

#36 | Posted by goatman at 2019-09-16 10:00 PM | Reply

Effectively

#26 | Posted by goatman

Effectively you're as truthless as you are toothless.

#37 | Posted by PinchALoaf at 2019-09-16 10:01 PM | Reply

"And what's the common denominator between them all?

#33 | POSTED BYSPEAKSOFTLY"

GDS victims.

Count how many pinchaloafs posts are stalking me. Count how many posts I said anything to him.

Geez, speaksoftly, does the obvious ALWAYS have to be spoon fed to you?

CHrist.

Bye to you, too. You have GDS as badly as pincheloaf. I'm not going to enable your obsession. Seek help.

#38 | Posted by goatman at 2019-09-16 10:03 PM | Reply

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