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Monday, July 18, 2016

RNC: Iowa and Colorado leave in huff

I'm not even going to pretend to be following this, but apparently Ted Cruz's gang is still butthurt or something.

Iowa and Colorado delegations have left RNC convention. Will not return

Of course, the Colorado "delegation" is the one that wasn't elected, so it's a little ironic they're upset about Trump's team running a rules game on them. Strategic geniuses, those guys.


This is an open thread to discuss the Republican National Convention.

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175 Comments:

Anonymous VFM #6306 July 18, 2016 7:22 PM  

Iowa: the cucknary in the coalburn.

Blogger Nate July 18, 2016 7:27 PM  

don't they understand its the most importantest election evar?

Blogger Robert Divinity July 18, 2016 7:31 PM  

They want to recreate the Goldwater betrayal but don't have the numbers. Maybe this will abuse some of the cucks of the notion Cruz is something less than a sack of shit.

Blogger Robert Divinity July 18, 2016 7:32 PM  

*disabuse, although abuse also is in order.

Anonymous VFM #6306 July 18, 2016 7:32 PM  

Were they naked and holding mirrors when they left in their "huff?"

Still can't believe Nate once loved Cruz as much as his glocks. The lure of the forbidden, I guess.

Blogger Diego Del Sol July 18, 2016 7:33 PM  

Fuck'em.

Anonymous Faceless July 18, 2016 7:33 PM  

I heard the Mormons talking earlier that they were expecting their savior Cruz to appear and make a Reagan 1976 speech.

That moment is now past. Reagan endorsed Ford and threw his full support behind him. Cruz is a spoiled child.

Anonymous GJ July 18, 2016 7:35 PM  

My main reason for supporting Trump was to destroy the GOP cuck-culture. While I'd prefer to see Trump win the general, I'd call the RNC going down in flames mission accomplished.

Blogger Robert Divinity July 18, 2016 7:38 PM  

My main reason for supporting Trump was to destroy the GOP cuck-culture. While I'd prefer to see Trump win the general, I'd call the RNC going down in flames mission accomplished.

The general is auite doable but the implosion of cuck-culture marks a victory already.

Anonymous trk July 18, 2016 7:39 PM  

CO left just to go out back to light up some ohio summer harvest and hunt Pokemons.

Blogger KCFleming July 18, 2016 7:41 PM  

If that's too soon, they could leave in a minute and a huff.

Anonymous Kapper July 18, 2016 7:42 PM  

Does anyone know if the Convention has quorum or attendance rules regarding the final delegate vote? In other words if all the non Trump voting delegates were to walk out, would the remaining Trump delegates fall short of a minimum threshold to hold the vote?

Anonymous Case July 18, 2016 7:49 PM  

Until recently I had no opinion on Mormons. But they're as crazily clannish as the Zionists.

Not to mention that their religion was dictated to them by a magic rock.

They're nuts. That's all that's left to say about them.

Their Messiah:

http://www.sltrib.com/news/2802019-155/mormon-church-to-release-more-documents

Anonymous VFM #6306 July 18, 2016 7:50 PM  

They are from small states. They probably left in one Accord.

Blogger Silly But True July 18, 2016 7:51 PM  

So we should expect a statement from Reince about the importance of the pledge to support the font runner in just about 3,122,064,003... 3,122,064,002... 3,122,064,001...

Anonymous Faceless July 18, 2016 7:55 PM  

@12 Kapper

Although the word "quorum" is not present in the 2012 rules, they appeared to operate on a simple numeric majority of delegates. Therefore, since Trump passed the magic number 1237 or 8, this should not be an issue.

https://cdn.gop.com/docs/2012_RULES_Adopted.pdf

Blogger Robert Divinity July 18, 2016 7:55 PM  

@12

As I understand it, any nominee who receives 1,237 on the first ballot will secure the nomination, and that isn't qualified by a state quorum.

Blogger tz July 18, 2016 7:56 PM  

There are many columns even if the fifth has been removed.

Good riddance. Let them hold a rump convention with Romney and the Bush Dynasty.

Did anyone ask if they would have supported Carson.

It is good to win. It is better when those opposed break themselves off and go away so you don't have to worry about subversion.

Blogger tz July 18, 2016 7:58 PM  

Coverage

Interesting though Trump was 2nd in IA, ALL the delegates walked out.

Blogger Robert Divinity July 18, 2016 7:59 PM  

It is good to win. It is better when those opposed break themselves off and go away so you don't have to worry about subversion.

I suspect the degenerate clan Bush, Cruz and Romney and his Moroni worshipers have been undermining Trump as much as possible since he wrapped up the nomination. You are right that to have them outside the tent is the optimum arrangement.

Anonymous Rocky Mountain High Cruzlim July 18, 2016 8:00 PM  

Muh ROOLZ! Muh ROOLZ!

Anonymous Steve July 18, 2016 8:00 PM  

Maybe they'll all move down to Guyana and start a place called Cruztown, or something.

Blogger tz July 18, 2016 8:00 PM  

Making the GOP great again. Done.
Liquid states flowed out.

I love it that there is now a bright line, black OR white. Even though resistance is futile.

Now we just need to send Ryan to Cantor's fate...

Blogger Bard July 18, 2016 8:01 PM  

@13 It was an honest mistake and too late to change. Originally,it was supposed to be the LSD church, but LDS took hold and they were stuck with it.

Blogger Robert Divinity July 18, 2016 8:02 PM  

Maybe they'll all move down to Guyana and start a place called Cruztown, or something.

These fuckwits wouldn't do the right thing after the Flavor-Ade was poured. It would be GoFundMe-worthy if they would.

Blogger tz July 18, 2016 8:02 PM  

After 2012 and what they did to Ron Paul, not only do I not shed a tear for the process, those who are upset can cry me enough to bathe in them.

I'd love to get Romney and the Bush Klan take, but they will probably go into hiding. On another continent.

Anonymous VFM #6306 July 18, 2016 8:04 PM  

IA and CO are strict party machines. Any real Trump delegates were removed long before it got to national. Trump and Cruz both knew the caucus states were antidemocratic, and Cruz took the bait...ended up looking like a Chicago sleazeball and losing his Cuban Canadian dream in the process.

Blogger tz July 18, 2016 8:04 PM  

Now some might complain that it is revenge to have the convention taken over, and that Revenge is best served cold, even if it is sweet.

Is there a conservative variant of Ben and Jerry's?

Blogger tz July 18, 2016 8:05 PM  

@27 Apparently not well oiled machines so needed a tow.

Anonymous VFM #6306 July 18, 2016 8:10 PM  

Ha ha! Trump Romneyed Romney.

And all God's Harkins say: "For Paul!"

Rot in hell you cucked bastards.

Anonymous jOHN MOSBY July 18, 2016 8:14 PM  

"Rot in hell you cucked bastards."
AMEN.

Anonymous Steve July 18, 2016 8:14 PM  

These fuckwits wouldn't do the right thing after the Flavor-Ade was poured. It would be GoFundMe-worthy if they would.


I dunno. I remember reading about Ted Cruz's ground game. Maybe he could use that? Or just get Carly Fiorina to sing to them.

I think Ted Cruz is cursed with the worst allies in Western politics. First his dad's creepy Elmer Gantry shtick, then Glenn Beck's Cheeto bowl of madness, and now - after he's clearly lost this round and must be hoping to focus on the future - the gayest political tantrum ever gets thrown in his name.

It's cringefest 2016.

Blogger TontoBubbaGoldstein July 18, 2016 8:17 PM  

VFM #6306 wrote:They are from small states. They probably left in one Accord.

I heard it was their father's Accord.

Too bad they weren't driven out in a Fury.

OpenID simplytimothy July 18, 2016 8:18 PM  

Fuck em, with earlaps.

Semi OT: Trump killing neocon dreams with a machete--return of fucking Glass-Steagall bitches.


http://www.zerohedge.com/news/2016-07-18/republican-platform-unexpectedly-calls-return-glass-steagall

Anonymous Broken Arrow July 18, 2016 8:19 PM  

The GOP in its former manifestation had to be blown up. What did it offer to anyone under the age of 30? Pay off your student loans? Try to find a job? Immigrants are better than you? Suppot multinational corporations?

Even if Trump somehow loses the important thing is that the GOP is now forced to change. It's possible it changes for the worse but there's a possibility it changes for the better.

Blogger Cail Corishev July 18, 2016 8:22 PM  

There was once an organization that was created to represent a much larger group of people who were like-minded about some things. Over time, a small group of the most involved members gradually took over the power structure of the group. They weren't evil, necessarily -- at least not all of them -- they were just more committed to putting in the time volunteering, more connected to each other, more like-minded, and so they began to run things.

As the years went by, the interests of this small group of insiders diverged from the interests of the larger group, but since they controlled the committees and wrote the rules, the larger group could do nothing about it. The small group in control could pass favors and appointments back and forth to each other, and the outsiders in the larger group had to lump it.

The outsiders gradually got fed up, and some of them got organized behind a responsible leader and came to one of the meetings to try to change things. They weren't a real serious threat to the power brokers, but they threatened to cause embarrassment and spoil the sweet deal the insiders had set up, so the insiders wrote up some new rules to put a stop to them. Problem solved!

Then along came a different group of outsiders with a different leader -- one less respectable and far more devious. This group didn't care whether it destroyed the whole organization, and it saw a way to use these new rules against the insiders. It proceeded to do so, cutting their attempt to hold onto power off at the knees, just like the insiders had done to the nicer, gentler outsiders the time before.

The insiders, hoist on their own petard, could do nothing except stomp off and declare the whole process to be tainted.

And there was much rejoicing.

Blogger Whisker biscuit July 18, 2016 8:22 PM  

On a lighter note, it's going to be nice to have an attractive, elegant First Lady for a change.

Blogger TontoBubbaGoldstein July 18, 2016 8:23 PM  

ALL TOGETHER NOW!

Anonymous jOHN MOSBY July 18, 2016 8:27 PM  

Those butthurt babies are worse than any libtard. They fucked Paul the Elder the last go round, but they can't handle the fact nobody wants the rat-faced Canuck fraud they are still trying to foist on us. Fuck 'em, get a rope.

Blogger Robert Divinity July 18, 2016 8:33 PM  

@32:

That's VICE PRESIDENT Fiorina, Steve. Everything around Cruz is grotesque, and it starts with him.

It gave me special pleasure to watch the nation's most disreputable politician, Paul Ryan, play Trump's hatchet man during today's aborted coup attempt. Ryan's primary prospects must be shabbier than we know. I do hope Trump turns around and fucks him after the convention and stumps for his primary opponent...that's probably fantasy but a good one to indulge.

Anonymous BGKB July 18, 2016 8:39 PM  

Trump killing neocon dreams with a machete--return of fucking Glass-Steagall bitches.

He has mentioned auditing the FED before also. Its almost too good to be true.

Blogger Andy Texan July 18, 2016 8:42 PM  

If the Trump haters had not been so vociferous in their derangement, they might have had a respectful hearing at the convention. As it is, they deserve no quarter.

Anonymous jOHN MOSBY July 18, 2016 8:48 PM  

"He has mentioned auditing the FED before also. Its almost too good to be true"
They don't want Trump's people looking at the books, that scares the livin' hell outta them.

Blogger dc.sunsets July 18, 2016 8:50 PM  

I'm voting for Trump like everyone else, but what I want to see as much as Trump elected is the Trump Phenomenon spread down slate, such that within 2 years the fat, sclerotic, liver-spotted cuckservatives of the GOP see all their incumbents replaced and their nifty little game of Kabuki Theatre opposition come to a permanent end.

I want to see all the cucks driven to declare their real allegiance to the 'rats and stop playing games.

They'll find that the real leftists have no use for them.

Blogger Cail Corishev July 18, 2016 8:52 PM  

They fucked Paul the Elder the last go round

But see, this time they were going to reverse what was done to fuck Paul, making the process pure and holy again. Just coincidence that it might have fucked Trump this time. Or two wrongs make a right. Or something.

Anonymous Whitey Whiteman III July 18, 2016 8:53 PM  

Cruz' ground game against Trump is about as effective as Texas Tech's against Alabama.

Blogger seeingsights July 18, 2016 8:56 PM  

I was reading about Mike Pence, and learned that he was a leader in Congress against the bank bailouts.

These bailouts to big business are reviled by many American across the political spectrum--and rightly so.

Bringing back Glass-Stegall, auditing the Fed, a VP running mate who has voted against crony capitalism--it is clear that Trump is against the political-financial complex.

Anonymous lpdbw July 18, 2016 9:02 PM  

#40
Ryan's opponent is named Nehlen, and he got my first ever campaign contribution.

OpenID simplytimothy July 18, 2016 9:12 PM  

GOP politics used to be National Review, now its fucking ZeroHedge.

Fuck You Bernanke!

Blogger Stg58/Animal Mother July 18, 2016 9:14 PM  

I was a delegate in 2102, and I got to see all the dirty tricks, John Boehner reading the predetermined vote results off of a teleprompter, rules changes, etc. etc.

I am loving every second of this. All this fucking whining about the conscience of a delegate; none of that existed in 2012. I was screamed at by a delusional, senile old woman that I was trash for supporting Ron Paul because he was pro-abortion; he voted against the sex selection abortion bill. I was "threatened" at the Texas state convention that I'd better vote for Romney, and they'd be watching me. Oh guess what cuck...my vote was automatically recorded. I had no opportunity to vote at all.

Fuck these people. I hope they all burn in hell.

Tune in tomorrow and I'll tell you how I really feel.

Anonymous Instasetting July 18, 2016 9:21 PM  

OT,
BKGB, I'm reading "Expocalypse: Book One, The Taste Makers' and it has a character who has your other nom de guerre in it. Is the author a friend or what? Just curious.

Blogger lowercaseb July 18, 2016 9:25 PM  

i posted this on BB...I'll post it here.

wait....the colorado delegation...y'know, the one that canceled the primary...is walking out because the vote is being 'stolen'.

my schadenboner can only get soooo erect.

Anonymous SciVo July 18, 2016 9:28 PM  

Too bad it's Code Pink planning a protest inside. I'd like to see Josephine Witt of FEMEN, who glitter-bombed the European Central Bank's president last year. I don't like how *NSFW* she's a blasphemous jerk *NSFW*; but setting that aside, she looks like she knows how to have fun.

Does anyone else have a favorite protester, or is that weird?

Anonymous jOHN MOSBY July 18, 2016 9:32 PM  

I sent money to Nehlen and Wendy, and I live no where near Wisconsin. And I'm about one brokedick fuck.
Please, help them if you can, and pray for them to win.

Blogger Stg58/Animal Mother July 18, 2016 9:39 PM  

@52 Speak for yourself. My schadenfreude boner is at 11.

Blogger Unknown July 18, 2016 9:42 PM  

The Never-Trump idiots want to make this about them, but it's not.
And of course the media wants to make this about Trump, but it's not.

What this is about is a movement Senator Lee led by to devolve power from the national party to the state parties. The rules committee refused to consider the proposal. But he had enough support for a floor fight. Even though the RNC pinky swears he really didn't.

Blogger Josh July 18, 2016 9:43 PM  

Donald Trump, Republican Totalitarian?

Mitt Romney has revealed himself to be a centralist and a totalitarian with no respect for the rule of law. I don't see how anyone who supported Ron Paul can, in good conscience, vote for the man this fall.

Trump = Romney 2.0

Blogger rcocean July 18, 2016 9:46 PM  

Nobody gives a shit about these obscure anti-Trump Republicans from whosville. They're either getting paid of by somebody or they're secret Hillary supporters.

Blogger rcocean July 18, 2016 9:47 PM  

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Blogger rcocean July 18, 2016 9:47 PM  

When are they going to hang bill kristol?

I'd tune in for that. Or maybe, a flogging of Jonah Goldberg and Rich Lowry.

Blogger Josh July 18, 2016 9:47 PM  

It's a good thing Iowa and Colorado aren't swing states.

Trump is doing such a great job unifying the republican party.

Anonymous jOHN MOSBY July 18, 2016 9:49 PM  

Niggers and Jews want everything about them, you stupid goys don't count.

Blogger lowercaseb July 18, 2016 9:52 PM  

Josh wrote:Trump is doing such a great job unifying the republican party.

I prefer the term "cleansing"... say goodbye to those useless cucks.

Anonymous jOHN MOSBY July 18, 2016 9:53 PM  

"Trump is doing such a great job unifying the republican party."
Teh butthurt is mot def strong with the Josh.
BTW, I hope all is well with you and yours, sir.

Anonymous VFM #6306 July 18, 2016 9:54 PM  

Unity with Bush is the beast with two backs, Josh, and the face of the devil.

Blogger Josh July 18, 2016 9:55 PM  

I'm not butthurt at all. I haven't had a dog in the hunt since Rand dropped out of Iowa.

Mosby, family is doing well, Jackson Lee is four months old and more than double his birth weight.

Blogger Robert Divinity July 18, 2016 9:58 PM  

Despite the pathetic and failed #nevertrump coup attempt, Trump is having a very good convention this first night.

Anonymous Case July 18, 2016 10:00 PM  

If Rand has just gone to speak at Ferguson Missouri just *one* more time, he would have won the nomination.

Blogger Stg58/Animal Mother July 18, 2016 10:04 PM  

If I were Vox, maybe I'd say something like "You rejected Brad Torgersen when you had the chance. Now hellfire awaits, BEHOLD THE RISE OF KRATMAN!"

Anonymous jOHN MOSBY July 18, 2016 10:04 PM  

Glad to hear it, Josh. God bless you and yours.

Blogger Josh July 18, 2016 10:04 PM  

Rand never had a shot once Trump entered the race.

Blogger Stg58/Animal Mother July 18, 2016 10:07 PM  

Rand was way too nice. Way too libertarian as well.

Anonymous Case July 18, 2016 10:09 PM  

Rand never had a chance after he endorsed Romney and turned the Liberty Movement into the Alt-Right.

Anonymous jOHN MOSBY July 18, 2016 10:12 PM  

Josh, I know he's a damn yankee, but you are gonna pull the lever for Trump, are you not ?
I am.

Anonymous CHEDDARMAN July 18, 2016 10:13 PM  

A little OT, but

There could not be a finer first and middle name for a southern lad than "Jackson Lee."

Anonymous jOHN MOSBY July 18, 2016 10:18 PM  

"There could not be a finer first and middle name for a southern lad than "Jackson Lee."
Yes cheddar, not a better name for a son of the South be chosen.

Anonymous #5454 July 18, 2016 10:31 PM  

Watching Trump's hot wife talk about her hard work in her fashion career and her work in Paris and Milan.

Yeah, that is gonna connect.

Blogger praetorian July 18, 2016 10:33 PM  

Cruz' ground game against Trump is about as effective as Texas Tech's against Alabama.

Or Rousy's ground game against Holly Holm.

Blogger Josh July 18, 2016 10:34 PM  

Josh, I know he's a damn yankee, but you are gonna pull the lever for Trump, are you not ?

No

Blogger Stg58/Animal Mother July 18, 2016 10:34 PM  

@77 Why can't we connect with that? I'm sold!

Anonymous CHEDDARMAN July 18, 2016 10:36 PM  

Watching the convention with my 80-something parents. Fox showed a shot of former senator Bob dole sitting alone in the back, a few minutes later then Jeff Sessions came back and was saying hello. About 20 minutes later, Bob Dole got moved up to a much better seat, and was sitting at Jeff Sessions right. Like Sessions or not, at least he is an honorable man.

Anonymous jOHN MOSBY July 18, 2016 10:38 PM  

Yeah, you really got your point across, numbers.
Fuck off, you damn moron.
You have to be a bitter old crone, what else could your sorry ass be ?

Blogger Stg58/Animal Mother July 18, 2016 10:39 PM  

https://vid.me/wmhi/bob-dole-real-world

WHERE'S BOB DOLE'S PEANUT BUTTER!??!!

Anonymous andon July 18, 2016 10:48 PM  

41. Anonymous BGKB July 18, 2016 8:39 PM
Trump killing neocon dreams with a machete--return of fucking Glass-Steagall bitches.

He has mentioned auditing the FED before also. Its almost too good to be true.


Trump should say he will appoint Ron Paul to oversee the auditing. grab some libertarian votes

Blogger American Spartan July 18, 2016 10:48 PM  

'm voting for Trump like everyone else, but what I want to see as much as Trump elected is the Trump Phenomenon spread down slate, such that within 2 years the fat, sclerotic, liver-spotted cuckservatives of the GOP see all their incumbents replaced and their nifty little game of Kabuki Theatre opposition come to a permanent end.

I want to see all the cucks driven to declare their real allegiance to the 'rats and stop playing games.

They'll find that the real leftists have no use for them.

McCain is about to be gone, Ryan will be gone, this is the fall of the cucks, history will not be kind to them, we will hang the bones of the moronic ideals as warnings and as symbols of degeneracy, wishful thinking at its worse.

Anonymous jOHN MOSBY July 18, 2016 10:52 PM  

"No"
You ain't no better than a Cruztard then.
Dammit,l I hated Romney,l but I voted for that sorry fuck because I hated Kang Nigga that much. You cant take one for the team, you silly fuck ? I voted for Paul the Elder the last go round, you can't do this ?

Blogger American Spartan July 18, 2016 10:52 PM  

Josh wrote:It's a good thing Iowa and Colorado aren't swing states.

Trump is doing such a great job unifying the republican party.


Trust me, if things keep up, they will be states in which things are swinging.

Anonymous Cheddarman July 18, 2016 10:55 PM  

Brother Mosby, remember Vox' warning about keeping it clean.

Sincerely

cheddarman

Anonymous andon July 18, 2016 10:55 PM  

60. Blogger rcocean July 18, 2016 9:47 PM
When are they going to hang bill kristol?


he was tweeting a few days ago "Republicans used to be proudly Pro War" i hoping someone would tell him to go fight for Israel himself instead of sending American boys

what a creep

Anonymous andon July 18, 2016 10:57 PM  

@ #81 - Sessions prob the only honorable man in the Senate

Blogger Ingot9455 July 18, 2016 11:02 PM  

I tuned in to catch Rudy Giuliani, who shows his age and his battle with cancer... but damn, the crowd was hot for him. He had a rough time getting a word in edgewise for all the cheering.

Melania was a little halting, not knowing when to pause for crowd cheers. But still, very hot crowd.

Blogger Lazarus July 18, 2016 11:02 PM  

Josh wrote:It's a good thing Iowa and Colorado aren't swing states.

Trump is doing such a great job unifying the republican party.


The butt hurt is strong with this one.

Anonymous jOHN MOSBY July 18, 2016 11:08 PM  

I hear ya, cheddar .
It is hard to keep it clean here, but I must make an effort to do so.

Blogger Mike Romkey July 18, 2016 11:10 PM  

I live in Iowa and am retiring to Colorado: sigh. Good convention so far, except for those nitwits.

Anonymous cheddarman July 18, 2016 11:11 PM  

CHEDDARMAN wrote:Watching the convention with my 80-something parents. Fox showed a shot of former senator Bob dole sitting alone in the back, a few minutes later then Jeff Sessions came back and was saying hello. About 20 minutes later, Bob Dole got moved up to a much better seat, and was sitting at Jeff Sessions right. Like Sessions or not, at least he is an honorable man.


I meant Trump's V.P., Mike Pence

Blogger Harold July 18, 2016 11:11 PM  

I'm voting for Trump in November. Wasn't my first choice, or second or third, but he got the nomination. Nonetheless, I'm tired of seeing the Goebbels strength Big Lie repeated here, apparently started by Trump himself, about Colorado. The delegate selection process in Colorado was by caucus, and open to all Republicans who knew how to play by the Colorado rules, which had been set up for quite some while. My son, having lived in Colorado for all of one year, figured out how to participate, and did so. Trump didn't bother to learn the rules, and got shut out. Oh, well. The delegates were not stolen nor purloined. Cruz got them fair and square playing by the rules in Colorado. Each state has different rules, and Trump should have had someone on his staff who knew the Colorado rules, He didn't. OFW. The rules in Florida were winner take all, even if by plurality. So with 45.7% of the vote, Trump got 99 delegates, everyone else got zero. He didn't steal 50 of them, but he got them all with less then 50% of the vote. In Illinois, Trump 38.8%, Cruz 30.3%. Delegates? 54-9. Not exactly proportional now, was it? South Carolina Trump 32.5% of the vote, all 50 delegates. If some of those early states hadn't been winner take all with pluralities, IMHO, Trump's campaign would have sputtered out. But the early front loaded primaries enabled him to say, "Hey, look! I'm winning the delegates!" And he was. If the delegates had been awarded proportionally, we'd have gone into an open convention with multiple ballots. Because other candidates wouldn't have left the race at it went on. And he's have lost the nomination. But, that's water under the bridge. He's got the nomination, but QUIT LYING ABOUT COLORADO'S DELEGATES BEING STOLEN. They weren't. Prove otherwise.

Blogger Mike Romkey July 18, 2016 11:14 PM  

Des Moines Workers People's Register: "“The majority of our delegates fully support Donald Trump,” party spokesman Taylor Mason said. “There is a small sliver of people who are going to cause disruption.” Whew! Honor restored.

Anonymous Case July 18, 2016 11:21 PM  

Were any GOP candidates names on any ballot that people voted for in Colorado?

Blogger Lazarus July 18, 2016 11:21 PM  

Harold wrote:The delegate selection process in Colorado was by caucus, and open to all Republicans who knew how to play by the Colorado rules, which had been set up for quite some while.

So, not democratic then, but some derivative thereof.
And what is the point of walking out? You know, do you not, in political negotiations with more powerful forces, if you walk out in a huff, you lose all further legitimacy as a player, right?

You realize that, do you not?

Blogger Rusty Fife July 18, 2016 11:26 PM  

It just occurred to me that the perspn who is most likely to get the 'Kennedy' treatment is Hillary Clinton.

If she got whacked by a white nationalist, bammo, instant martyr.

Her various scandals are going to cause massive future problems wven if she won.

Michelle Obama on the other hand has a squeaky clean voting record and can pacify the BLM.

Blogger Dare July 18, 2016 11:33 PM  

At least we have Steve King in Iowa.

Blogger Rusty Fife July 18, 2016 11:38 PM  

@100

She's directly responsible for getting numerous CIA assets killed and it's not like Bill would care if she was dead.

Anonymous Frank Brady July 18, 2016 11:43 PM  

@ 96 Harold Closed caucuses are almost always controlled by the political pros who control them from beginning to end. I've seen them in operation. That's why virtually all of Ted Cruz's victories took place in closed caucus states.

Blogger Ken Prescott July 18, 2016 11:52 PM  

What model Huff did they leave in? The boring minivan or the too-sexy-for-prime-time roadster with too much motor, too little weight, and insane gear ratios?

Anonymous Andrew E. July 18, 2016 11:59 PM  

I'm voting for Trump in November. Wasn't my first choice, or second or third, but he got the nomination.

Two others higher? Three? Jesus, your political judgement is lacking.

Still, 10 months later, trying to wrap my head around all these principled Constitutional conservatives supporting so fervently a man born in Canada.

Anonymous jOHN MOSBY July 18, 2016 11:59 PM  

"At least we have Steve King in Iowa."
Yes, you do have that.
Damn you to hell, you Iowa pissants.

Blogger Cail Corishev July 19, 2016 12:05 AM  

Cruz got them fair and square playing by the rules in Colorado.

We know that. That's not a problem, until the same people who pumped their fists at that turn around and cry about how a man's right to vote his conscience is more important than following the rules. If the consciences of delegates matter so much now, the consciences of Colorado Republicans should have mattered then.

Or we could all admit it's about winning, and stop pretending it's about principle in either case.

Blogger Nick S July 19, 2016 12:08 AM  

Josh wrote:

No


I respect the courage of your convictions thing, but, damnit, man, this is the most important election EVER!

Anonymous Dane Strewn July 19, 2016 12:13 AM  

"Rand never had a shot once Trump entered the race."

And for a simple reason: Trump voters are dumb fucking hicks for the most part. Trump didn't ask them to think, just to rage. And dumb fucking hicks are good at that. At least we won't have Trump to listen to any more after November.

Anonymous Dane Strewn July 19, 2016 12:19 AM  

How bad a candidate is Trump? He got the smallest percent of GOP Primary votes of any nominee in history since 1968.

You know what's gonna be fun to watch? Hillary Clinton in the debates saying over and over and over and over again...."well, since Mr. Trump won't or can't answer your question, I'll be happy to..."

It's gonna be hilarious!!

Blogger Ingot9455 July 19, 2016 12:24 AM  

What's going to be fun in the debates is watching every ear in America cringe at having to listen to Hillary Clinton.

Blogger Teri July 19, 2016 12:36 AM  

https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/the-fix/wp/2016/06/08/donald-trump-got-the-most-votes-in-gop-primary-history-a-historic-number-of-people-voted-against-him-too/

Anonymous Scintan July 19, 2016 12:50 AM  

Josh wrote:Rand never had a shot once Trump entered the race.

Trump, or no Trump, Rand never had a shot.

Blogger Jakob Niedzwiecki July 19, 2016 12:54 AM  

Shh, Jeb, it's okay. You're your momma's little president.

Anonymous Scintan July 19, 2016 12:59 AM  

Josh wrote:Rand never had a shot once Trump entered the race.

Trump, or no Trump, Rand never had a shot.

Blogger Whisker biscuit July 19, 2016 1:08 AM  

Ouch. Feel the rage!

Blogger Janeyb July 19, 2016 1:16 AM  

As usual, the media isn't getting this right. The convention chaos isn't due to Cruzbot butthurt. I was a delegate for Ron Paul in 2012 when the RNC rammed through rules that consolidated power to the RNC and away from the states and the delegates. Trump's complaints that the system is rigged are correct. This was our chance to reverse some of the 2012 Romney/Ginsburg rules. The proTrump delegates have been had. Rule 12 allows the RNC to rig the rules going forward for the 2020 primaries without any input from the delegates or state parties. Rigging is only going to get worse now! Using Rule 12, the RNC can rewrite the rules to interfere in the House and Senate primary races. This should be a no brainer states rights issue for Republicans! Rule 15/16 requires states to bind their delegates to the outcome of their presidential preference votes. No more voting your conscience. Ron Paul earned 32 of 38 delegates from MN in 2012. He would have won more from other states had they not been bound by their states'straw polls. I know because I met them in Tampa. Early primary votes give substantial advantages to the candidates with money and name recognition (how do you think Trump was able to take over despite party elite objections?). This means a grassroots conservative like Ron Paul, someone with a real message to send that needs time to gain traction will be shut out fast. Perhaps the party is broken beyond repair anyway, but don't kid yourself that misinformed Trump delegates weren't just steamrolled today, along with the rest of the grassroots.

Blogger Janeyb July 19, 2016 1:21 AM  

Those early winner take all states were by design. The RNC wanted their golden boy to wrap up the nomination early and encourage everyone else to drop out quick. It's how the Establishment always gets its pick. They just didn't foresee the Trump phenomenon (or correctly gauge Jen's weaknesses).

Blogger Austin Ballast July 19, 2016 1:26 AM  

BS Josh.

Trump = Romney 2.0

Trump is certainly not Ron Paul, but even Ron Paul was probably not the vision of Ron Paul many voted for. I supported Paul and wrote of the Republicans due to their antics. I did not vote for Romney, though I doubt my vote mattered much due to where I live.

I will vote for Trump as the system needs overturning and he is at least addressing the many serious issues that are important. He is also willing to stand up to people like HRC.

Not sure why you are still stuck, but go for it if so. Just don't claim things that aren't true.

!Jeb! == Romney 2.0. As even would have been Cruz or Paul II.

The whole thing is a sham anyway, but at least we should push for going against the invasion.

Anonymous Whitey Whiteman III July 19, 2016 1:40 AM  

It's so weird seeing people still be anti-Trump on this board.

Especially, Josh. He was like the coolest dude on here.

Reminds of this...

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NWrQz7Tw1Qs

Probably still cool af...

But, the time for pure dialectic and to be scared is over.

It is time to fight.

Anonymous Jack Amok July 19, 2016 1:44 AM  

What model Huff did they leave in?

Colorado left in a huff? Naturally...

Anonymous r July 19, 2016 1:45 AM  

What's going to be fun in the debates is when Hillary Clinton strokes out and just *dies* under Trump's pressure.

I can hardly wait.

Blogger Robert What? July 19, 2016 1:46 AM  

What I don't get is: if they want to be able to "vote their conscience", why even bother with Primaries?

Anonymous Jack Amok July 19, 2016 1:50 AM  

The nom de trolls used by the Soros sorryasses feel like they come out of a website autogenerator. Really weak guys, really weak.

Anonymous Spartacus xxxxx July 19, 2016 1:51 AM  

SciVo wrote:Too bad it's Code Pink planning a protest inside. I'd like to see Josephine Witt of FEMEN, who glitter-bombed the European Central Bank's president last year. I don't like how *NSFW* she's a blasphemous jerk *NSFW*; but setting that aside, she looks like she knows how to have fun.

Does anyone else have a favorite protester, or is that weird?


Can't answer to the latter part of your question. She's a contender for sure. My fave is the Aloha Snackbar shoe-thrower at the Bush press con. Someone even made a fun online video game out of it.

Update. https://www.theguardian.com/world/2009/dec/02/iraqi-shoe-thrower-muntazer-zaidi Muntazer al-Zaidi – who became a national hero in Iraq after hurling his footwear at the then US president last year – was speaking at a press conference to promote his campaign for victims of the Iraq war when a man threw a shoe at him.

Zaidi ducked and the shoe hit the wall behind him. Film footage showed that a scuffle then broke out in the audience. "He stole my technique," Zaidi said afterwards.

Blogger SemiSpook37 July 19, 2016 1:58 AM  

So either Harold and Janeyb are either really horrible at understanding the concept of brevity (or the use of spacing), or they're part of the cadre of plants that show up here.

Sure, you can say that the process in CO was above board, but it all comes down to perception. And the perception is that it wasn't a clear and open process. On that point, as much as people say that he didn't, but Trump did have a legitimate gripe. It's essentially over now, let's move on.

As for the rules fracas this afternoon, I've been having a hard time believing that the "Establishment" wanted to railroad the pro-Trump faction within the delegation by pushing the rules through on the voice vote. Rules that had previously been approved by the executive committee of the RNC and various Trump aligned entities. If Trump does win in November, I have a feeling that a lot of those long-time "Establishment" types are going to be removed and replaced at the behest of the administration. If the old guard types think that they're still going to be in charge, they've got another thing coming.

Blogger SemiSpook37 July 19, 2016 2:04 AM  

Robert What? wrote:What I don't get is: if they want to be able to "vote their conscience", why even bother with Primaries?

As an independent, I'm well aware that the party machines in the state that I live in could care less about what my conscience tells me, regardless of who they offer up in the general. If voting your conscience was such a big deal, maybe people should have thought of that back during said primaries, and not 72 hours before the nomination is finalized. That's not how this works.

Anonymous Unamused Flyover Resident July 19, 2016 2:07 AM  

Trump campaign headquarters in Des Moines is largely empty of both people an equipment.

Seems as though the Iowa GOP is going Never Trump.

Blogger Jamie-R July 19, 2016 2:07 AM  

Rudy Giuliani still doing his thing. Great NYC conservative. Actually fights. Everyone else is scared of Trump to help. The Republican aristocracy wants its entitlements to these jobs back. Just like the founders envisioned, everyone tied to the Bush's. Gonna like the next 8 years. So many pricks will be whining well into the 2020s.

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Anonymous Case July 19, 2016 2:20 AM  

One can't fully appreciate the mental disconnect of the few remaining Liberty Movement people unless you make the attempt to engage them in conversation. After Rand endorsed Romney, the only logical thing to do was throw up your hands and walk away from it. And that's what the vast majority did. Many are now involved with the Alt-Right to one extent or another. Some just turned their backs on politics entirely.

The few that remained are the crazies. And there's some real doozies in their ranks.

Blogger YIH July 19, 2016 2:22 AM  

Arizona Republican senator and prominent Donald Trump critic Jeff Flake believes the GOP must purge the presumptive nominee’s supporters after the election in order to survive.
He's assuming Trump loses, of course. OTOH, it sounds like if Trump wins, AZ Republicans need purging.

Anonymous Case July 19, 2016 2:28 AM  

If Trump loses Republicans will purge themselves. The only reason the GOP is competitive during this cycle is because of Trump. Without him a Hillary avalanche would be guaranteed.

OpenID vfmshadow0342 July 19, 2016 3:01 AM  

Wow, the cucks are out in force today....

Blogger Phat Repat July 19, 2016 3:21 AM  

Colorado was phucked from the moment Californians started entering the state. Always cut them off when I would see a Cali plate.

Blogger rho July 19, 2016 3:37 AM  

Whitey Whiteman III wrote:It's so weird seeing people still be anti-Trump on this board.

It's only weird if you're reflexively pro-Trump.

For example, I do not think that Trump will risk his brand's image by tying it irrevocably to politics. I think he likes the race and the attention, but he's smart enough to not want his name tied to the future of the nation.

Josh, I think, believes that Trump is not what he purports to be. He has evidence enough to make that case.

It turns out, we can like Trumpolitics and dislike Trump simultaneously.

Anonymous andon July 19, 2016 3:40 AM  

FEMEN was paid for by georg soros. when they wanted to pull some of their stunts in Israel, he cut off their funding. at least that's what i read.

Blogger TontoBubbaGoldstein July 19, 2016 3:47 AM  

Josh wrote:Josh, I know he's a damn yankee, but you are gonna pull the lever for Trump, are you not ?

No



We might have had a chance with Josh until this.


Whitey Whiteman III wrote:Cruz' ground game against Trump is about as effective as Texas Tech's against Alabama.

Trump = *Keith Jackson voice* ALABAMA.

Blogger Doom July 19, 2016 4:01 AM  

Yeah. I don't trust Trump. I simply understand that he is the best tool in the cabinet to possibly have any effect on a future for America, as an American. Actually though, I think he would be fine to know, personally. Same with Bush (the younger... senior was a, THE, CIA cocksucker). Clinton I would have stayed away, he had way too many moral issues. It wouldn't surprise me if he did his daughter, and she liked it. Bleh. Don't even want to know. Mind you, they are in a nose-bleed tax-bracket (all of them) which would exclude me even being noticed unless I got too close.

So, while I really don't trust, I actually think he's alright. Bravado? Everyone should have a little captain in them... might even have been his issue... which would be cooler still. A little sip, now and again, and a loose lip for it, up to a point... maybe a little over? Well... I won't judge on that. Not a chance.

Anonymous JAG July 19, 2016 4:07 AM  

Dane Strewn vomited: "Rand never had a shot once Trump entered the race."

And for a simple reason: Trump voters are dumb fucking hicks for the most part. Trump didn't ask them to think, just to rage. And dumb fucking hicks are good at that. At least we won't have Trump to listen to any more after November.


This is the 3d Law of SJW Dynamics in action. SJWs always project.

Blogger Robert What? July 19, 2016 4:32 AM  

@SemiSpook37,

I assume they are bringing up the "vote your conscience" thing because they believe they have the votes to deny Trump the nomination. Otherwise why bother? I fully expected rule changes along the way to take delegates from Trump (like they did with Ron Paul). I guess I didn't expect the attempted rule changes right on the convent floor.

Blogger Doom July 19, 2016 4:44 AM  

JAG,

Eew, you touched that? If I can't tell if it is a snickers or a doodle I just leave it alone. More so if it smells as that one did. Less so? Hmm... Anyway. Curiosity might kill the cat, and satisfaction bring me back... I don't think that would kill, or bring back, just get on teh fur. Still, enjoy.

OpenID 6eb4663a-f39a-11e3-aed0-d7d38ec8d6cd July 19, 2016 5:07 AM  

Ha. What a great thread. Bless you all for the smiles.

In 2012 a few years before I found my cozy political home on the Alt-Right, I attended a tiny local Tea Party meeting here on Maui. Good folks...friendly and earnest. I recognized many from the gun range. It was very HuWhite for a place that's ~30% Caucasian, with a smattering of Japanese in attendance.

They were very basic bitch in their beliefs...too trusting, too naive, too willing to believe that the country had not changed irrevocably into Chicongo/Norte Brazil. But then people don't move to Hawaii to be at the nexus of world events, or even plugged in. After the owner of one of the two gun stores on the island gave a detailed accounting of how difficult Obama/BATFE was making it for him to stock ammo and reloading supplies given our shipping complexities, a local RNC apparatchik got up and gave the most condescending lecture about how we all needed to get in line and support Mitt "are you in sport?"/"dinner table events" Romney. Despite my mother having been a staffer for a US Senator and is friends with a sitting senator I had no idea how disgusting the party people are. Fuck them. It's a cult, a self-serving, craven cult.

PS - I know Alt-Righters are disappointed about the VP pick, but be patient. We can't torch this bitch yet. Soon.

Blogger James Dixon July 19, 2016 6:19 AM  

> Dammit,l I hated Romney,l but I voted for that sorry fuck because I hated Kang Nigga that much.

Relax, Mosby. He won't be voting for Hillary either. One vote simply doesn't matter in the grand scheme of things.

And as for your voting for Romney? Yeah, that did a lot of good, didn't it?

> How bad a candidate is Trump? He got the smallest percent of GOP Primary votes of any nominee in history since 1968.

I see the Soros checks must still be going through.

Blogger Chris Jackson July 19, 2016 7:32 AM  

FB timeline last night:

- A bunch of people sure that Melania plagiarized Michelle O.

- A bunch of people making fun of silly things

- Nobody dealing with what was actually said.

- Mark Levin and others complaining about the rules bit (just like last time).

I haven't been following/not really paying attention to the convention itself, but seeing such volume of bellyaching within the four categories above was annoying and caused me to wonder what was really happening.

Blogger Robert Divinity July 19, 2016 7:59 AM  

How bad a candidate is Trump? He got the smallest percent of GOP Primary votes of any nominee in history since 1968.

Yet he slaughtered the competition and will kick corrupt Clinton's ass.

You know what's gonna be fun to watch? Hillary Clinton in the debates saying over and over and over and over again...."well, since Mr. Trump won't or can't answer your question, I'll be happy to..."

Clinton will avoid debates due to her rampant criminality and corruption. She's more likely to invoke the Fifth if something new emerges.

It's gonna be hilarious!!

Agreed for different reasons. Clinton will be so humiliated the Democrats and their cuck puppies will be relegated to the sewers and backwaters that whelp them out.

Blogger Avalanche July 19, 2016 8:06 AM  

@110 "Hillary Clinton saying ...."well, since Mr. Trump won't or can't answer your question, I'll be happy to...""

"Lie about it, claim I cannot remember, say I only used one device and never for classified material when the facts show many devices and above top secret material and ... White Water? Rose Law? FBI files found in my closet? What are those? I don't remember any of that... And yes of course: Trust ALL women who claim to be raped except those claiming Billie-Boy did them!?

Yeah, let's hear what SHE has to say....

Blogger James Dixon July 19, 2016 8:34 AM  

> Clinton will avoid debates due to her rampant criminality and corruption.

The best thing about Trump's "Crooked Hillary" monicker? She can't stand up there and say "I am not a crook" without losing half her voting base. :)

And while he's at least being consistent, you would have hoped Priebus would have learned something from the Romney debacle. Let the protesters have their vote and simply outvote them. Don't deny them a voice in the proceedings. Otherwise you end up alienating them and their supporters and lose their votes in the general election.

Blogger Akulkis July 19, 2016 8:50 AM  

@53 SciVo

Considering the various activities she's shown partaking in.... she's probably a complete airhead who gets boring after a mere 30 seconds of conversation with her.

Blogger Akulkis July 19, 2016 9:03 AM  

@109 @110

Your convention isn't this week. If you want to talk about how great Hitlery is, do so at the appropriate time, as she is NOT at this convention.

Blogger Harleyrose59 July 19, 2016 9:33 AM  

Hillary Clinton/Marilyn Moseby 2016

"It Takes a Gang"....

Blogger SemiSpook37 July 19, 2016 9:59 AM  

Robert What? wrote:@SemiSpook37,

I assume they are bringing up the "vote your conscience" thing because they believe they have the votes to deny Trump the nomination. Otherwise why bother? I fully expected rule changes along the way to take delegates from Trump (like they did with Ron Paul). I guess I didn't expect the attempted rule changes right on the convent floor.


The sad part is that they don't have the votes, based on their distribution. The total of Cruz/Rubio/Kasich/et. al. comes in at roughly 879, give or take on the various single delegates received earlier in the process. That's at least a 360 vote swing away from Trump to get it to a brokered convention. It's not possible. He hit the number, the losers lost based on their own rules, and now they have to follow it, whether or not they like it. The conscience argument is complete BS.

While Trump might be a neophyte when it comes to inner party politics (i.e. the Cruz approach), it doesn't mean he's not a fast learner. Case in point: the CA delegation. Every single one of the 172 are solid supporters of Trump, and he even gave them front row seats to the proceedings.

Somehow I get the feeling that 40-50 dedicated anti-Trump supporters will make THAT much of a difference.

Blogger Janeyb July 19, 2016 10:47 AM  

Because this is (supposed to be) a representative system. You're right, we could scrap the state primaries and just have a single national primary (more of a direct democracy method of choosing), and that would be a legitimate separate debate. I would oppose a national primary bc it would magnify the current, problematic advantage for the candidates with money, name recognition, the backing of a political machine, in short the Establishment's hand picked candidates. A political outsider or someone not favored by party elites would have that much tougher a time breaking through.

I love that MN has a caucus system (although legislation just passed a few months ago giving us open primaries). The world is governed by those who show up. Anyone can caucus. Anyone can run to be a delegate. Sure, it helps to know how everything works. But you don't figure that out if you don't show up. Getting all the locals together at these local caucuses and conventions puts like minded people in touch. It makes grassroots organizing easier. A handful of Ron Paul supporters went to county fairs and set up tables and found people who supported Dr. Paul but didn't know what they could do. Easy, they were told, just show up on caucus night in February and get yourself elected as a delegate. Ppl want a concrete path to act on their beliefs. Complaining to friends and on the internet is not productive. The Paul campaign ran clinics all over the state training ppl to be delegates. They kept them motivated to attend the next convention, and the next. From Senate district, to Congressional district, to the state convention, Ron Paul supporters kept moving higher and getting themselves elected to the national convention. An organized candidate with a message that resonates with people who care enough to follow through can win. Because of his message and all the hard work put into this state, Dr. Paul has more loyal followers than any other Republican. If your entire political experience is watching 30-second ads and bitching to coworkers about how awful everything is, capped off by casting a single ballot on primary day, you'll have much less invested and much less interest in what's happening. You'll know, deep down, just how impotent you are.

As far as conscience goes, nobody, and especially not the state has the right to force anyone to violate their conscience. Binding the delegates is a travesty. It was set that way for this year by Romney/Ginsburg back in 2012. If delegates are bound then what's the point of electing delegates? You're right, at that point we might well be voting for robots. Or tally marks.

Blogger James Dixon July 19, 2016 11:10 AM  

> If delegates are bound then what's the point of electing delegates?

The point is you're electing someone who has promised to vote the way you would vote if you were there. If they can't keep their word, they have no "conscience" to vote.

But as I've pointed out before, breaking their word would be political suicide, and the delegates know it.

Blogger Cail Corishev July 19, 2016 11:41 AM  

If delegates are bound then what's the point of electing delegates?

Because that's what "delegate" means: someone chosen to represent another's wishes, not someone elected to vote his conscience. Their job is to carry the state's votes to the convention. The state parties could have sent the votes by mail, but then if there weren't enough votes for one candidate to decide it, there would be no way to break the impasse. So they're given the power to change their vote if the original vote isn't decisive.

That wasn't the case here, so the anti-Trump forces wanted to skip over the delegate part of the job, ignore the wishes of millions of Republican voters across the country, and let the delegates choose the candidate for themselves. Given that the delegates tend to be folks with years of service to the GOP and close ties within the party, many of them don't care for Trump and the kind of people he's attracted to the party, so they might have voted against him if they could have found a way to justify it that wouldn't have gotten them hanged back home. There wasn't a way.

Blogger Rusty Fife July 19, 2016 12:23 PM  

Cail Corishev wrote:if they could have found a way to justify it that wouldn't have gotten them hanged back home. There wasn't a way.

Each delegate represents too many people to be held accountable for their actions. Each delegate is around 23,000 primary voters.

Blogger Markku July 19, 2016 12:29 PM  

"I am not a crook" wasn't the worst soundbite to say on national television though. This was.

Blogger Arthur Isaac July 19, 2016 1:31 PM  

Wow, because Hillary is the poster child for transparency and forthrightness? What were the numbers for DNC primary votes?

Never mind, you are as unserious as a Redd Fox heart attack.

Blogger Rusty Fife July 19, 2016 1:52 PM  

Markku wrote:"I am not a crook" wasn't the worst soundbite to say on national television though. This was.

That is awesome.

Blogger James Dixon July 19, 2016 3:24 PM  

> Each delegate represents too many people to be held accountable for their actions. Each delegate is around 23,000 primary voters.

23,00 people can do a lot of accounting. I wouldn't want that many of my neighbors angry with me.

Blogger Teri July 19, 2016 3:44 PM  

Trump won WA state easily. Yet, because they chose delegates back in Feb., we have a lot of NeverTrumpers walking off, instead of representing the voters of the state. Yeah, I'm angry about their little tantrum and am working on getting involved at the local level. If I am ever elected a delegate, I will make damn sure to override anything these people want.

OpenID ymarsakar July 19, 2016 3:59 PM  

Strategic geniuses, those guys.

If they were geniuses, they would have figured out the Left and Islam for what they were. But it's not something the Alt Right or self funded businessmen online can be proud of, since both the Alt Right and all those self funded businessmen had their heads in the sand about the Leftist alliance and Islam for some time now.

Anonymous Case July 19, 2016 4:17 PM  

In the grand scheme of things, it doesn't matter is the left and Islam is aligned. They're both on the menu.

Blogger Rusty Fife July 19, 2016 8:06 PM  

James Dixon wrote:23,00 people can do a lot of accounting. I wouldn't want that many of my neighbors angry with me

That's 10x the size of my town; hell if I know who to hold account for anything around here.

Blogger Rusty Fife July 19, 2016 8:20 PM  

@164

Heck 23,000 people is roughly the size of an infantry division.

How are going to track down the one guy to blanket party for taking a dump in the chow hall?

Anonymous Cheddarman July 19, 2016 9:10 PM  

Don King is in the Fox News booth with Lou Dobbs. Don is giving color commentary on the speeches and wants to make America great again.

Anonymous jOHN MOSBY July 19, 2016 10:49 PM  

"And as for your voting for Romney? Yeah, that did a lot of good, didn't it?"
Better to have voted for for the Mormon than a commie nigger, James. I didn't like it but I did.
Hillary is one dangerous bitch, she makes the Mythic Mullato look like small potatoes in comparison.
Am I wrong ?

Blogger Markku July 20, 2016 12:53 AM  

The Fallout series absolutely needs an atomic playboy, who states with great authority that he is not, in fact, an atomic playboy.

Blogger Were-Puppy July 20, 2016 2:51 AM  

@83 Stg58/Animal Mother
https://vid.me/wmhi/bob-dole-real-world

WHERE'S BOB DOLE'S PEANUT BUTTER!??!!
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I forgot how he did the 3rd person talking - hilarious!
Remember that time he fell off the stage?

Blogger Were-Puppy July 20, 2016 2:58 AM  

@111 Ingot9455
What's going to be fun in the debates is watching every ear in America cringe at having to listen to Hillary Clinton.
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It's going to be mute button and captions for me

Blogger James Dixon July 20, 2016 4:18 AM  

> How are going to track down the one guy to blanket party for taking a dump in the chow hall?

Well, in my case someone has gone to the trouble of providing a list for me: http://blogs.wvgazettemail.com/data/2016/05/11/west-virginia-delegates-to-the-republican-national-convention/

So I'd know exactly who to look up if the changed their vote.

Blogger James Dixon July 20, 2016 4:23 AM  

> Better to have voted for for the Mormon than a commie nigger, James. I didn't like it but I did.

Why was Romney better? There wasn't a hair's difference between their policies. Please note that I didn't vote for either one, and Romney carried my state, so you can't blame Obama on me.

> Hillary is one dangerous bitch, she makes the Mythic Mullato look like small potatoes in comparison.
Am I wrong ?

No, you're correct. It's a good thing the R team has someone worth voting for this time. We'll see if that's enough. Though again, Trump will carry my state by almost two to one, no matter how I vote.

Blogger Rusty Fife July 20, 2016 8:46 AM  

James Dixon wrote:Well, in my case someone has gone to the trouble of providing a list for me: http://blogs.wvgazettemail.com/data/2016/05/11/west-virginia-delegates-to-the-republican-national-convention/

So I'd know exactly who to look up if the changed their vote.


Voice vote bitches. You may know who, but not which way they voted.

Blogger gichan July 20, 2016 10:22 AM  

Best election, evah

Blogger gichan July 20, 2016 10:23 AM  

Best election, evah

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