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Wed Jan 2, 2019, 10:51 AM

Romney's Op-Ed Prompts Call From Within RNC To Protect Trump In 2020 Primary

By Kate Riga
January 2, 2019 9:50 am

Incoming Sen. Mitt Romney’s (R-UT) critical op-ed about President Donald Trump has renewed fears within the RNC of a moderate Republican mounting a primary challenge to Trump in 2020 and consideration of altering the rules to protect him.

According to a Wednesday Washington Examiner report, RNC committeeman Jevon Williams sounded the alarm in a mass email.

“Unfortunately, loopholes in the rules governing the 2020 re-nomination campaign are enabling these so-called Republicans to flirt with the possibility of contested primaries and caucuses,” Williams wrote.

“While President Trump would win re-nomination it wouldn’t come quick and it wouldn’t be inexpensive. Any contested re-nomination campaign—even a forlorn hope—would only help Democrats,” he continued. “Accordingly, I am asking for your support to take the unprecedented step of amending the rules to close loopholes in the re-nomination campaign…”

An RNC spokesperson did not immediately respond to a request for comment.

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Wed Jan 2, 2019, 10:53 AM

1. If they sincerely want to Trump to be the nominee in 2020.....


..... then the Republican party is even more bollocksed up that I imagined. (And I imagined quite a bit)


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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Wed Jan 2, 2019, 10:55 AM

2. "We must protect our Draft-Dodging Traitor." - repubes

The GOP betrayal of America is staggeringly shitty.

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Wed Jan 2, 2019, 10:57 AM

3. Fuck Democracy...

We need to protect putins puppet.

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Wed Jan 2, 2019, 11:00 AM

4. We know what scares them...

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Wed Jan 2, 2019, 11:02 AM

5. There are no "loopholes."

If any Republicans wants to mount a primary campaign, that is their right. This is still a democracy, isn't it?
So they want to change their nominating procedure so that no one can challenge an incumbent president in a primary?
The RNC email got one word exactly right. This would be "unprecedented." To even suggest it is undemocratic.

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Response to Chiyo-chichi (Reply #5)

Wed Jan 2, 2019, 11:30 AM

10. They've happily been ratfucking the democratic process with the Democrats,

now they are doing it to their own. I'd call them low life scum but I don't want to offend scum.

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Wed Jan 2, 2019, 11:05 AM

6. Good cop, bad cop - RNC chair slams her uncle

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Wed Jan 2, 2019, 11:07 AM

7. Even more interesting because of this recent news:

President Donald Trump is planning to roll out an unprecedented structure for his 2020 reelection, a streamlined organization that incorporates the Republican National Committee and the president’s campaign into a single entity.

It’s a stark expression of Trump’s stranglehold over the Republican Party: Traditionally, a presidential reelection committee has worked in tandem with the national party committee, not subsumed it.

Under the plan, which has been in the works for several weeks, the Trump reelection campaign and the RNC will merge their field and fundraising programs into a joint outfit dubbed Trump Victory. The two teams will also share office space rather than operate out of separate buildings, as has been custom. . .

The goal is to create a single, seamless organization that moves quickly, saves resources, and — perhaps most crucially — minimizes staff overlap and the kind of infighting that marked the 2016 relationship between the Trump campaign and the party. While a splintered field of Democrats fight for the nomination, Republicans expect to gain an organizational advantage.

There is another benefit as well: With talk of a primary challenge to Trump simmering, the act of formally tying the president’s reelection campaign to the resource-rich national party will make it only harder for would-be Republican opponents to mount a bid.


https://www.politico.com/story/2018/12/18/trump-machine-swallows-rnc-1067875

Does this mean that any primary challenger to Trump would be up against the RNC? If so, the Republican Party will split.



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Response to janx (Reply #7)

Wed Jan 2, 2019, 11:26 AM

9. 'that will incorporate the RNC into the reelction committee...'

How is this legal lol!?!?
How is this NOT money-laundrying as explicit campaign funding violation ?

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Response to Volaris (Reply #9)

Wed Jan 2, 2019, 11:34 AM

12. I'm not sure this arrangement has been agreed upon yet,

but if it actually happens, the Republican Party will fall apart.

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Wed Jan 2, 2019, 11:14 AM

8. Fascist party protects Ultra-Fascist leader from Fascist-Lite Candidate ... not a surprise.

Can we just start using NSDAP instead of GOP already?

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Wed Jan 2, 2019, 11:31 AM

11. His niece is the chair, so, good luck with that. nt

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