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  1. Standard memberbill718
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    29 Feb '16 01:064 edits
    The Donald is certainly causing a bit of unrest in the GOP ranks, is he not? Karl Rove,The Koch Brothers, Mitch McConnell and other GOP establishment folks are actually considering running ads against Donald Trump if he wins the GOP nomination. Imagine, if you will the GOP establishment doing Hillary's work for her! Could we be witnessing the demise of the Grand Old Party? Hmmm.....

    https://www.rickey.org/mitch-mcconnell-says-republicans-will-drop-donald-trump-like-a-hot-rock-if-he-wins-gop-nomination/291719/

    http://www.nytimes.com/2016/01/10/us/politics/for-republicans-mounting-fears-of-lasting-split.html?_r=0
  2. Zugzwang
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    29 Feb '16 01:48
    Originally posted by bill718
    The Donald is certainly causing a bit of unrest in the GOP ranks, is he not? Karl Rove,The Koch Brothers, Mitch McConnell and other GOP establishment folks are actually considering running ads against Donald Trump if he wins the GOP nomination. Imagine, if you will the GOP establishment doing Hillary's work for her! Could we be witnessing the demise of the G ...[text shortened]... www.nytimes.com/2016/01/10/us/politics/for-republicans-mounting-fears-of-lasting-split.html?_r=0
    Does anyone really expect 'establishment' Republicans to urge people to vote for Hillary Clinton instead of Donald Trump?
  3. The Catbird's Seat
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    01 Mar '16 01:18
    Originally posted by Duchess64
    Does anyone really expect 'establishment' Republicans to urge people to vote for Hillary Clinton instead of Donald Trump?
    Only bill. He's one of a kind.
  4. SubscriberSuzianne
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    01 Mar '16 12:42
    Originally posted by Duchess64
    Does anyone really expect 'establishment' Republicans to urge people to vote for Hillary Clinton instead of Donald Trump?
    That's not nearly what he said.

    I expect the GOP convention will end up being a brokered convention, the first brokered Republican convention since 1948. The 'establishment' Republicans would love to see this, as it would give them a way out of this 'Trump fiasco'.
  5. The Catbird's Seat
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    01 Mar '16 17:401 edit
    Originally posted by Suzianne
    That's not nearly what he said.

    I expect the GOP convention will end up being a brokered convention, the first brokered Republican convention since 1948. The 'establishment' Republicans would love to see this, as it would give them a way out of this 'Trump fiasco'.
    If Trump keeps winning States and delegates, who is going to demand a brokered convention. Trump on his present trajectory will have the nomination locked up by June. BTW I'm not saying that this is good or bad. It just is.
  6. SubscriberAThousandYoung
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    01 Mar '16 20:45
    The GOP could run ads against Trump in states that are still having primaries.
  7. Zugzwang
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    01 Mar '16 20:561 edit
    Originally posted by Suzianne
    That's not nearly what he said.

    I expect the GOP convention will end up being a brokered convention, the first brokered Republican convention since 1948.
    The 'establishment' Republicans would love to see this, as it would give them a way out of this 'Trump fiasco'.
    I did *not* say what I was attempting to paraphrase what Bill718 wrote.
    And Suzianne's post also is far from a paraphrase of what Bill718 wrote.
  8. The Catbird's Seat
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    03 Mar '16 02:26
    Originally posted by Duchess64
    I did *not* say what I was attempting to paraphrase what Bill718 wrote.
    And Suzianne's post also is far from a paraphrase of what Bill718 wrote.
    Most of us here can read what you and bill wrote.
  9. The Catbird's Seat
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    03 Mar '16 02:28
    Originally posted by AThousandYoung
    The GOP could run ads against Trump in states that are still having primaries.
    Why would they, if he ends up their nominee, they would be shooting themselves in the foot.

    I note there isn't a lot of hardball between Bernie and Hillary either for similar reasons.
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    06 Mar '16 01:17
    Originally posted by normbenign
    Why would they, if he ends up their nominee, they would be shooting themselves in the foot.

    I note there isn't a lot of hardball between Bernie and Hillary either for similar reasons.
    I totally agree again.
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