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Thu Mar 24, 2016, 10:40 AM

Should democrats be rooting against Trump at this point?

I will admit that as unsavory as it is I have been secretly rooting for Donald Trump in Republican primaries to this point. The sole reason is that I felt he was least electable and represented a complete meltdown for the GOP. Not that it really matters who I root for in that race since I already voted in my state's democratic primary, but I was curious if other democrats felt the same way and may be starting to change their minds. I think ideally from our perspective Trump will fall just short of 1237 and they will pick Ted Cruz on the 2nd ballot in Cleveland. I think that would piss off the Trump voters and keep many of them home in November and Cruz would look like a guy who stole the nomination with no mandate.

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Reply Should democrats be rooting against Trump at this point? (Original post)
jcgoldie Mar 2016 OP
B Calm Mar 2016 #1
AgerolanAmerican Mar 2016 #2
astrophuss42 Mar 2016 #3
book_worm Mar 2016 #4
Lucinda Mar 2016 #7
pampango Mar 2016 #5
2naSalit Mar 2016 #6
liberal N proud Mar 2016 #8
Bucky Mar 2016 #9
Tommy_Carcetti Mar 2016 #10
La Lioness Priyanka Mar 2016 #11
TheCowsCameHome Mar 2016 #12
Gman Mar 2016 #13
B Calm Mar 2016 #14
Chan790 Mar 2016 #15

Response to jcgoldie (Original post)

Thu Mar 24, 2016, 10:43 AM

1. Uh, NO. I like the idea of Trump on the GOP ticket.

 

He's the best thing that's happened for the democratic party.

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Response to jcgoldie (Original post)

Thu Mar 24, 2016, 10:45 AM

2. I'd root for Cruz

 

talk about a guaranteed slaughter in the general election... bet he'd have a tough time cracking 30% in a general

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Response to jcgoldie (Original post)

Thu Mar 24, 2016, 10:45 AM

3. I think we will have plenty of time in the GE

And plenty of material!

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Response to jcgoldie (Original post)

Thu Mar 24, 2016, 10:48 AM

4. I think Trump can be defeated

probably the easiest to be defeated. I think Cruz would be worse if he were to be elected.

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Response to book_worm (Reply #4)

Thu Mar 24, 2016, 11:00 AM

7. Agreed.

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Response to jcgoldie (Original post)

Thu Mar 24, 2016, 10:51 AM

5. On a partisan level I love how Trump is fracturing the republican party. As a human being

I hate what he is doing to national discourse - the assault on 'political correctness', "he's just saying what we (racists and xenophobes) are thinking".

I suppose there is no way around it but another 8 months of the "us vs them" filth that he spews out to scare and motivate his base will do tremendous long term damage even if he is resoundingly defeated in November.

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Response to jcgoldie (Original post)

Thu Mar 24, 2016, 10:59 AM

6. I think we should just stand back and let them

destroy themselves without our input... it makes it so much more clear. Why muddy it up so that change comes more slowly?

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Response to jcgoldie (Original post)

Thu Mar 24, 2016, 11:01 AM

8. Not yet

He is doing a fine job of destroying the republican party. About July, when he either gets shut out at the convention or they give him the nomination, then we can throw down on him and who ever else is running out of that cesspool.

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Response to jcgoldie (Original post)

Thu Mar 24, 2016, 11:06 AM

9. Yes, absolutely yes. Cruz's policies are worse, but he's a small-d democratic pol, not a fascist

Cruz does not condone or encourage political violence w/in the democracy of the United States. If he loses the election, he'll give a concession speech instead of encouraging his fans to go into the streets. Cruz has bad governing ideas. Trump is out to destroy the government; he's already gotten people killed with his rhetoric. It is vitally important that Trump be put down. It will be better for America if he's rejected by the Republican Party from which he draws his strength. If they fail, it'll be up to us to beat him, but it's better for democracy if no party ever allows his poison to fester

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Response to jcgoldie (Original post)

Thu Mar 24, 2016, 11:09 AM

10. They should be rooting for a brokered convention.

Because neither Trump nor Cruz will win that. It might result in a somewhat more palatable Republican being the nominee who might be more of a challenge to independents, but here's the kicker....Trump and the Trumpkins will throw a fit and either boycott or try to run third party. Advantage: Democrats.

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Response to jcgoldie (Original post)

Thu Mar 24, 2016, 11:18 AM

11. i am rooting for him, because i think he will be a better president than Cruz

 

better in the same sense that 99 degrees is cooler than 100 degrees

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Response to jcgoldie (Original post)

Thu Mar 24, 2016, 11:19 AM

12. No. Not yet.

Not until after he gets the nomination.

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Response to jcgoldie (Original post)

Thu Mar 24, 2016, 11:22 AM

13. The real threat is Cruz or Kasich

They are both very dangerous. We need to shut up about Yrump. He's very beatable in November.

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Response to Gman (Reply #13)

Thu Mar 24, 2016, 11:24 AM

14. BINGO!

 

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Response to jcgoldie (Original post)

Thu Mar 24, 2016, 11:28 AM

15. Democrats should be rooting for a Trump indie-run and a split conservative ledger.

 

If Trump gets shafted out of the nomination and ends up running as a independent, it not only costs the GOP at the top of the ticket and assures a Democratic Presidential win...it has serious negative coattails. Hanging onto the Senate moves out of reach for the GOP and endangers the House for them.

We all should want indie Trump.

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