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The Donald rescinded the press credentials of the Washington Post.  WaPo runs a story linking the young Donald Trump to Roy Cohn. And I suspect that’s only the beginning.

I love the title — The man who showed Donald Trump how to exploit power and instill fear.

Also at WaPo, we read that there are still those who want to block his nomination:

Dozens of Republican convention delegates are hatching a new plan to block Donald Trump at this summer’s party meetings, in what has become the most organized effort so far to stop the businessman from becoming the GOP nominee. …

…Given the strife, a growing group of anti-Trump delegates are convinced that enough like-minded Republicans will band together in the next month to change party rules and allow delegates to vote for whomever they want, regardless of who won state caucuses and primaries. …

… The new wave of anti-Trump organizing comes as an increasing number of prominent Republicans have signaled they will not support Trump for president.

In addition, House Speaker Paul D. Ryan (R-Wis.), who is slated to chair the Republican National Convention next month in Cleveland, said in remarks released Friday that House Republicans should “follow their conscience” on whether to support Trump.

It could be a contested convention, after all. What fun! But if Trump is not the nominee, the Democrats are so screwed …

 

 

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  1. Tom_b  •  Jun 17, 2016 @8:07 pm

    …well, if they go with the Zodiac killer or “Mr Robotic”, I think we’re still good. And this assumes the rules committee then survives the onslaught of armed, white, male, redneck, baseball-capped heroin addicts that descends on them for dumping THEIR candidate.

  2. c u n d gulag  •  Jun 17, 2016 @8:33 pm

    If you want to run for an office that will be in DC – like tRUMP for POTUS – you’d be wise not to piss-off the town’s main newspaper and gossip-rag.

    It’s like being an actor in the 40’s or 50’s telling Luella Parsons s/he won’t ever talk to her again about current or future movie projects, because she criticized the last one!

    You might as well cut-off your nose off to spite your face!
    As she would have said, “Kid, you’ll never work in this town again!”

    As to these doings before their convention, the GOP is way too scared of tRUMP and his Fascist followers!
    If they try to deny him, his brown-shirts in poor Cleveland might make the ’68 Dem Convention in Chicago look like the “”We Are the World” concerts!

  3. Swami  •  Jun 18, 2016 @1:20 am

    But if Trump is not the nominee, the Democrats are so screwed …

    I doubt that..The battle lines have already been drawn. There’s no way the repugs can pull off a quick patch job and expect to maneuver outside of the parameters Trump has so clearly defined. Whether Trump is the candidate or not, he’s put a face on the GOP.
    Unfortunately, the fruits of their labor has ripened!

  4. c u n d gulag  •  Jun 18, 2016 @9:12 am

    Swami,
    I hate to quibble, but “ripened?”
    More like ‘festering!’

  5. csm  •  Jun 18, 2016 @10:34 am

    “But if Trump is not the nominee, the Democrats are so screwed…”

    Not if the dem strategy is to hang Trump like an anchor around the neck of the GOP.

    Regardless of who they nominate, thanks to the previous public endorsements of party leaders, elected officials and high profile supporters who had previously endorsed Trump, its going to be difficult for the GOP to pivot away from the Trumpism it had embraced.

    Then there’s the elephant in the room that Priebus and other NeverTrumpers ignore: Trump’s base of supporters who make up a majority of GOP primary voters. Even if the coup succeeds and they survive the thuggish onslaught to come at the convention from Trumps brown shirts intact, whoever they nominate will likely lose the support of most of the GOP base.

  6. moonbat  •  Jun 18, 2016 @12:28 pm

    I so hope HRC chooses Elizabeth Warren for VP. That should smooth things over with the Sanders camp and push the party into the future instead of merely being against something – not-Trump not-Republicans.

  7. erinyes  •  Jun 18, 2016 @4:04 pm

    Good point. Moonbat.

  8. MilitantlyAardvark  •  Jun 18, 2016 @11:29 pm

    Picking Warren for VP will cost the Democrats whatever chance they have of retaking the Senate, because the GOP governor of Massachusetts gets to appoint her replacement (hello again, Scott Brown!), which means that Clinton’s one real selling point (the need to appoint approximately sane Supreme Court judges) vanishes like dew in summer. It’s also hard to imagine the Junior Senator from Wall Street wanting to have Warren as a contrast to her own ideology on a daily basis. Picking Warren for VP would be a strategic blunder of the first order.

  9. Tom_b  •  Jun 19, 2016 @7:08 am

    Aardvark: 100% Agree. I hope HRC sees it the same way. I think O’Malley would be good. Lots of good choices out there.

  10. JBM  •  Jun 19, 2016 @9:39 am

    I would hate to lose Warren from the Senate–she still has so much to do, and with a Democratically controlled Senate, we may finally see some effective legislation, even with a Republican controlled House. Shame the House Republicans by fixing all the awful things they’ve done to the country since Reagan: harmful deregulation, economic redistribution upward, union busting, environmental sabotage, assault rifles for every nut with a heart full of hate . . .

    Perhaps Trump will teach the Republicans how to feel shame again and to put the country first for a change. Unlikely, but some may finally have to confront what they’ve done to their party and to our country.

    For VP, Chris Murphy would be good (loads better than the previous VP nominee from CT!).

  11. csm  •  Jun 19, 2016 @10:45 am

    Donald “Tiny” (small of mind, stature and probably fortune) Trump is a perfect example of being born on third base, thinking he’s hit a home run. He’s 100% ego, coupled with rank stupidity and ignorance, and shows it every day on the campaign trail. Only a moron who’s campaign is dependent on free media would ban media outlets.

    He’s burning the candle at both ends. The only thing keeping him going is the sizable portion of clueless, hateful voters that see Tiny’s ugliness as admirable.

    Making an enemy of the Post is par for the course. Priebus and other republican leaders holding out hope that Tiny will soon “pivot” and become “Presidential” are digging for fools gold.

  12. grannyeagle  •  Jun 19, 2016 @1:09 pm

    I agree Elizabeth Warren would be more effective in the Senate than as VP. For some strange reason, I think HRC will pick a hispanic VP.
    As for Trump, his ego is definitely HUUUGE but he is not stupid. I think he is very smart but that does not qualify him for POTUS. It appears he is used to having his own way and the Prez has a lot of advisors which Trump would probably ignore.
    So, it looks like it will be Trump or HRC, pick your poison.

  13. goatherd  •  Jun 19, 2016 @1:36 pm

    Like a lot of you, I really admire Elizabeth Warren, and I think she, and the country would be better off if she stays in the Senate, rather than going for VP. She is too valuable where she is.

    Part of her appeal for me is that she is the polar opposite of Trump. She is amazingly smart, honest and articulate. She can focus squarely on a problem and propose clear policies to make the situation better. The biggest contrast for me is that she doesn’t seem to have the huge ego that most politicians have. So, I get the feeling if she ever shook hands with Trump, they might annihilate each other like matter and anti-matter.

  14. erinyes  •  Jun 19, 2016 @8:19 pm

    And feisty, Goatherd. Something in a woman I really like.

  15. CH  •  Jun 20, 2016 @1:35 pm

    If Ben White at Politico can be believed, HRC would have to defy/write off some Wall Streeters were she to pick Warren. Color me cynical, perhaps, but I don’t think that’s in the cards. It’s rather funny, too, because I doubt that Warren or any other VP would be allowed any real influence in an HRC Admin; she or he will simply be on the ticket as voter bait, and then relegated to mundane PR chores post-election. I doubt that Wall Street has anything to fear from a Clinton Admin, regardless of who the VP may be.



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