Republicans Have Two Choices: Fall in Line or Sign Up as Hillary’s Oppo Research Attackers against Trump
Not a single R vote has been cast as I type this but all the smart money is on Trump running the win table tomorrow with the exception of maybe Texas. This may not translate into the hugest (or Yuuuugest) pot of delegates compared to the other but will firmly establish the R race as Trump vs the Others.
And the Others have a choice between now and the Conventions. Do Hillary’s dirty work for her while she sits back and triangulates between left, center and center right, saving her own attacks dogs like David Brock for the General. Or just pivot and sign up like Christie and Brewer and Sessions as officer/supporters of the Army of El Douche.
For example Trump’s weaseling around the KKK issue elicited a response from Clinton that was about as hard hitting as “My that wasn’t a nice thing to say”. Because for this weekend at least she doesn’t have to make the case that Trump is the White Supremacist candidate: his new supporters are making that clear as day and his erstwhile R opponents are forced to make hay by trying to shame Trump’s base with accusations of racism. Which given the history of the R’s Southern Strategy since 1968 might as well be the illustration of ‘cognitive dissonance’ in Webster’s Dictionary.
Will the Republican Establishment allow Rubio to wage all out war on Trump between now and June? When that looks to drive up Trumps negatives beyond their already high levels for November? That is de facto acting as Hilary’s Oppo Research Deployment Team? I wish I had answers as good as the question. Over to you all. For live commenting the day time developments or just frankly speculating on tomorrow evenings results. And the week after. And the three months after that.
The question of the day is can anything keep him from the nomination? Even if Cruz wins TX is there any viable way any other GOP candidate can get enough pledged delegates to make it a contest?
His advantages against the GOP remnants are even Hyooger than Madame Secretary’s over Bernie.
No. He will be the nominee absent some extra democratic wrangling at the convention. And Trump Vs. HRC will add up to the lowest general election turnout in modern history.
Speaking for myself, that contest will not get me to line up at a polling place. Not in deep red TX.
Racism, fascism are canard!
The least neocon of them all is Trump! Aside from Bernie.
My second choice is Trump!
Neither will I give HRC a senator and congress person either.
Yeah with HRC at the top of the ticket the Texas Democrats can fail without me. I was particularly dismayed to hear Lloyd Doggett my congressman (and super delegate!) ffor many years jump on the good ship Clinton.
That makes every member of the Democratic federal delegation in TX publicly supporting the Clinton money machine, save one hold out US Rep Beto O’Rourke from El Paso.
I will probably just stay in the backyard and watch the cats sun themselves come election day.
The democratic party will end the contest between Bernie & Hillary today, and should Hillary be the democratic nominee. Let us punish the democratic party for running another neocon; especially a neocon who helped sell off the national treasures of factory jobs and intellectual property to foreign governments.
We have a given that Trump will beat Hillary; but let us help send a real message to the democratic leadership.
The reason Trump will win is he inspires people. Hillary will only inspire democrats to stay home, which has been an ongoing problem for the democratic party for some time.
This article made me sad for the future this morning. More from the tone than anything else.
I don’t think it’s at all a given that Trump will beat Hillary. I prefer Bernie, but I’ll vote for Hillary if she’s the nominee.
Back when I was a kid I remember Gill Scott Heron rapping about whitee on the moon and the revolution will not be televised. Well guess what. The first part of the long awaited political revolution is going to be televised tonight. And that will not include ant Clinton or Bush.
Boston mag an HRC rag!
Bernie is not for more blood and treasure for the Saudis!
Trump (given an opportunity) will nominate a Supreme that the Republicans can live with. That is a reason to vote D.
A Clinton – Trump race will be interesting. They will both pivot towards the center having already locked up their own extremists.
As I have often said about Clinton and this is all Trump needs; let alone the past scandals Hillary has been involved.
Hillary Clinton lying for 13 minutes straight.
Hillary Clinton lying for 13 minutes straight.
Sorry left out the url for “Hillary Clinton lying for 13 minutes straight”.
While Hillary will probably have a large lead after today, it will probably only become effectively insurmountable if she takes the big winner take all states in two weeks. Even if she gets it, I would like to see him hang in there for awhile to keep her on her toes and more honest. She has a history of going sloppy and stupid when she thinks she is way ahead and takes things for granted. Bernie needs to get some more stuff out of her, like those darned speech transcripts to the bankers, which she is resisting and will hurt her, but need to get out sooner rather than later.
It will all be New York values. Some going through the motions but diminishment.
Barkley, if Burnie does not win this super Tuesday his finance will dry up. Those like myself will be resigned to voting for Trump, who at least understands the damage that our present trade deals are doing to the nation and its people, let alone that TPP will eliminate even our laws that may infringe on any companies profits. Plus whether or not our laws infringe on a companies profit will be decided by a foreign arbitration court.
Beene, you actually believe what Trump says?!? You think he actually cares about what the trade deals are doing to the country and people?!? We’re talking about an international business man here. You think he is making all his money from Trump University? Oh wait, he is being sued for fraud over that.
You can’t be serious!
This is silly:
“Barkley, if Burnie does not win this super Tuesday his finance will dry up. – ”
Consensus this weekend was that Bernie would lose every State but Vermont. His supports raised $5 million on Monday.
Bernie may never really regain traction after today but the idea that his finances will dry up is lunacy.
At an average donation of $27 dollars a fanatical Bernie supporter could make 100 contributions before maxing out. Do you really think progressives won’t continue to kick in $5 a week per contributor just to keeping the Bern alive? Even if the Bern is only being applied to Hil’s rear end to keep her moving left?
I’ll admit Bernie won’t win. But he has zero reason to drop and less than zero reason to say he dropped because of finance. That just ain’t so. He has the money right now AND flowing in to go the distance.
It was never the money.
Bruce, perhaps I should have not spoken for all………only that I would no longer invest.
Meanwhile I’m wishing for The Donald to make life difficult for Tailgunner Ted here in deep red TX. Probably too much to wish for him to win outright. I hope most of my conservative friends and coworkers here stayed in the GOP primary, many were speculating over beers last week whether to try to cause mayhem for madam secretary by voting in the Democratic race.
They were also generally concerned about Trump so that might have motivated them to stay on their side.
Bernie will continue collecting our monthly contribution until he “suspends” which I expect to take awhile. He might still do very well in CA and NY which are much later.
Jerry, we never know what any of them will do. But Trump was the first to mention the idiocies of our trade deals.
Plus would rather have a blow hard I’m not sure about than a liar who I know is a neocon regardless of what she says.
Beene – “Plus would rather have a blow hard I’m not sure about than a liar who I know is a neocon regardless of what she says.”
Are you implying the Trump is not a liar in addition to a blowhard? 79% of the Trump statements that Politifact has looked at have been rated mostly false or worse. That rates a liar label in my book.
Let’s see. You want to vote for a lying blowhard that you are not sure about. Right?
Jerry, yes to mostly false vs a know liar. Especially since on Politifact the meter at mostly false means some truth.
Beene, I suspect that you don’t put much faith in Politifact’s ratings given that their mostly false or worse ratings for Clinton is roughly half of Trump’s, yet you call her a known liar while describing Trump’s mostly false as “means some truth”. Do I detect a double standard?
Jerry, the difference may simply be their only looking at what is being said on a given subject………not whether what one is saying today has anything to do with what one said yesterday.
To me there is a big difference in political speech which most politicians stretch and lying that Hillary does.
Jerry, my problem is I would like to destroy the present democratic party. But also would like to see more like Bernie, Warren, and Alan Grayson become the leaders of the democratic party.
Hey The Donald did manage to bring some truth about the Iraq war into the Republican Primary. It’s something no other candidate appears to have managed. It’s something.
Meant to write – it’s something no democratic candidate managed possibly excepting Sanders.
Posted in adjacent thread but I realized it’s a third option republicans have that Bruce didn’t cover here: Give up on The Donald and endorse Madame Secretary.
Yeah I thought it was ridiculous too. But Chuck Todd claimed yesterday on MSNBC that “at least one” incumbent GOP senator has privately shared his plans to endorse HRC if Trump wins the nomination.