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Dave Lane 07:37 AM 10-11-2016
With election day less than a month off, Republicans faced an extraordinary breach in party ranks Monday as House Speaker Paul D. Ryan declared he would no longer defend presidential nominee Donald Trump and instead focus on preserving the GOP’s majority in Congress.

Without formally withdrawing his endorsement, Ryan nonetheless delivered a stinging blow to Trump, urging Republican lawmakers in a conference call to do whatever they needed to win Nov. 8 — even if it meant cutting loose from the party’s national standard-bearer.

Ryan’s statements drew an immediate backlash, on Capitol Hill and at the party’s grass roots, as loyalists were stunned the top elected Republican in the country would abandon Trump at a time party leaders would normally be ramping up efforts to take back the White House.

Trump responded with a slap on Twitter. “Paul Ryan should spend more time on balancing the budget, jobs and illegal immigration and not waste his time on fighting Republican nominee,” Trump wrote.

Supporters, including some lawmakers who scolded Ryan during the private call, were equally aggrieved

Republican Party chairman reassures members: We're sticking by Trump

“What’s going on is our leadership panicked when there was a massive disclosure of a private conversation that Trump had 11 years ago in which he was grotesquely sexual and egotistical,” said Rep. Dana Rohrabacher of Huntington Beach, who called Ryan’s move cowardly.

“So, OK. That’s something of significance,” Rohrabacher said, sharing his account of the conversation in an interview afterward. But not, he went on, “as significant as the real issues that separate Hillary and Donald.”

“For us to try to undo what the Republican voters did in the primaries would be a betrayal to the Republican voters who made their choice,” Rohrabacher said.

The backbiting, a day after Trump and his Democratic rival Hillary Clinton waged a searing, insult-filled debate, underscored the bind facing the GOP and its leaders, who had come around to Trump’s candidacy with varying degrees of enthusiasm.

The choice amounts to rejecting the candidate selected by voters and risk the party’s base staying home out of pique, or continuing to embrace Trump — overlooking his offensive behavior — and possibly alienate women and other swing voters who can make a difference in close House and Senate contests.

“Republicans made a deal with the devil, and when you make a deal with the devil you end up in hell," said Rob Stutzman, a Republican strategist in Sacramento and longtime Trump critic.

Seeking to clamp down on speculation that the Republican National Committee was also primed to walk away from Trump, Chairman Reince Priebus told members the organization would continue to stand behind and work on behalf of the nominee through its "Victory" program, which aims to boost Republicans up and down the ticket.
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LiveSteam 09:40 AM 03-14-2019
Originally Posted by RNR:
Trump supporters should be very proud. They are going to get a unelectable candidate who lost to an unknown black guy with an Arabic name last election elected~
People I don't miss for 500 Alex
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vailpass 10:58 AM 03-14-2019
Originally Posted by patteeu:
Yeah, but what if they win?
Well, as you know there are two possible answers to that question.

One answer if they win the White House but not the Senate.
A whole different answer if they take the WH, Senate, and House.
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scho63 12:59 PM 03-14-2019
Originally Posted by Marcellus:
Pretty amazing, all they had to do was not go full libtard, so they went full libtard.
:-):-):-):-):-):-)]

XACTLY!!!
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GloryDayz 03:14 PM 03-14-2019
Originally Posted by Prison Bitch:
So Chump lost in 2016 by 3M votes. I estimate he’s lost about another 3M over his immigration failures. That puts him -6M.


The electorate will also change on him a tad. I estimate this to be another 3M gap. That puts him as having to find 9M votes he didn’t have last time. (9M was also the 2018 midterm margin - so the #s work here)


Ain’t gonna happen.
"His" immigration failures?
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eDave 03:23 PM 03-14-2019
Originally Posted by GloryDayz:
"His" immigration failures?
The buck don't stop with Trump? C'mon man.
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BIG_DADDY 03:26 PM 03-14-2019
There are no DINO's only RINO's
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GloryDayz 03:30 PM 03-14-2019
Originally Posted by eDave:
The buck don't stop with Trump? C'mon man.
I think we've all watched him do everything a human can do, we know the names of the assholes who hate America...

Yes, he gets a pass on this one.

BUT NOT THE OMNIBUS... THAT one is on him alone!
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Prison Bitch 03:31 PM 03-14-2019
All 3 spending bills he’s signed prohibit him from building any new wall. He signed all of them. It’s on him. Entirely
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New World Order 03:34 PM 03-14-2019
Originally Posted by Prison Bitch:
So Chump lost in 2016 by 3M votes. I estimate he’s lost about another 3M over his immigration failures. That puts him -6M.


The electorate will also change on him a tad. I estimate this to be another 3M gap. That puts him as having to find 9M votes he didn’t have last time. (9M was also the 2018 midterm margin - so the #s work here)


Ain’t gonna happen.
Don't see him flipping Florida (cons can vote now) or Michigan next year.
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BucEyedPea 04:20 PM 03-14-2019
Originally Posted by New World Order:
Don't see him flipping Florida (cons can vote now) or Michigan next year.
Gov Chris Christi allowed cons, who served their time to vote, but then Scott reversed it back. It was put up as a ballot question by some left-wing group. We have way too many ballot questions at election time.

If the Democrats out-loony one another, he could still win. But there's a lot more loons out there and the lefties have been pretty actively changing election rules in other areas state by state too. Not hearing anything about Republicans doing much in this area.
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Prison Bitch 06:11 PM 03-14-2019
Originally Posted by Prison Bitch:
Paul Ryan
@SpeakerRyan

To be clear, GOP wins elections when they’re about ideas not when they’re personality contests like Dems & media want. We’re clearly better off because of
@RealDonaldTrump. His record of accomplishment is why he’ll win re-election especially when compared to Dems’ leftward lurch.


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Is anyone gonna address pussy-ass bitch Ryano coming out for Trump after years of hiding from scary media members? And after helping wreck his Presidncy in March 18?
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patteeu 06:12 PM 03-14-2019
Originally Posted by Prison Bitch:
Is anyone gonna address pussy-ass bitch Ryano coming out for Trump after years of hiding from scary media members? And after helping wreck his Presidncy in March 18?
Address it in what way? I welcome his support.
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Prison Bitch 06:17 PM 03-14-2019
It’s just such a Paul Ryano thing to do isn’t it?
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patteeu 06:20 PM 03-14-2019
Originally Posted by Prison Bitch:
It’s just such a Paul Ryano thing to do isn’t it?
It's the kind of thing Trump can expect when he accomplishes conservative things as he has on taxes, judges, defense, and regulations.
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Lex Luthor 09:43 AM 03-15-2019
Originally Posted by Marcellus:
Pretty amazing, all they had to do was not go full libtard, so they went full libtard.
You might be getting a little ahead of yourself. The Democrats haven’t held a single primary or selected a nominee yet. At this point your post is nothing more than wishful thinking.
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