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Mon Jun 27, 2016, 01:50 PM

Hardly anybody wants to speak at Trump's convention

A slot at the Republican National Convention used to be a career-maker ó a chance to make your name on the big stage and to catch the eye of the Republican donors and activists who make or break campaigns.

In the year of Trump: Not so much.

With the convention less than a month away, POLITICO contacted more than 50 prominent governors, senators and House members to gauge their interest in speaking. Only a few said they were open to it, and everyone else said they werenít planning on it, didnít want to, or werenít going to Cleveland at all ó or simply didnít respond.

ďI am not attending,Ē said South Carolina Rep. Trey Gowdy, who is overseeing the high-profile congressional Republican investigation into Hillary Clintonís handling of the attacks on Benghazi. Gowdy, who said he was taking his family to the beach instead, hasnít gone to conventions in the past and didnít plan to now.



Read more: http://www.politico.com/story/2016/06/hardly-anybody-wants-to-speak-at-trumps-convention-224815#ixzz4CnrkkU4T

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Reply Hardly anybody wants to speak at Trump's convention (Original post)
spanone Jun 2016 OP
bdwker Jun 2016 #1
maveric56 Jun 2016 #17
sangfroid Jun 2016 #22
raven mad Jun 2016 #28
tallahasseedem Jun 2016 #2
redstatebluegirl Jun 2016 #3
spanone Jun 2016 #4
ailsagirl Jun 2016 #18
raven mad Jun 2016 #29
ailsagirl Jun 2016 #30
raven mad Jun 2016 #31
3catwoman3 Jun 2016 #19
raven mad Jun 2016 #32
3catwoman3 Jun 2016 #33
raven mad Jun 2016 #36
kimbutgar Jun 2016 #27
3catwoman3 Jun 2016 #35
raven mad Jun 2016 #37
Gabi Hayes Jun 2016 #10
redstatebluegirl Jun 2016 #11
Gabi Hayes Jun 2016 #12
Gabi Hayes Jun 2016 #13
Lance Bass esquire Jun 2016 #5
Fritz Walter Jun 2016 #8
bdwker Jun 2016 #6
malaise Jun 2016 #7
Gabi Hayes Jun 2016 #9
3catwoman3 Jun 2016 #20
Gabi Hayes Jun 2016 #21
awoke_in_2003 Jun 2016 #24
malaise Jun 2016 #26
maryellen99 Jun 2016 #14
Gabi Hayes Jun 2016 #15
MFM008 Jun 2016 #16
Gabi Hayes Jun 2016 #25
Name removed Jun 2016 #23
Gabi Hayes Jun 2016 #34

Response to spanone (Original post)

Mon Jun 27, 2016, 02:00 PM

1. Good.

 

it will be him and Christie.

dumbsh*ts

And wait till some delegates pull some guns and start shooting.

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Response to bdwker (Reply #1)

Mon Jun 27, 2016, 03:45 PM

17. And Palin.

Quite possibly Ted Nugent.

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Response to maveric56 (Reply #17)

Mon Jun 27, 2016, 05:00 PM

22. I foresee

 

Lots of puppets. And trained animals.

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Response to maveric56 (Reply #17)

Mon Jun 27, 2016, 11:11 PM

28. Palin has a brain the size of a flea.

And I think I just insulted fleas.............

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Response to spanone (Original post)

Mon Jun 27, 2016, 02:01 PM

2. I want them to...

instant election ads from our side!

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Response to spanone (Original post)

Mon Jun 27, 2016, 02:03 PM

3. He said this morning if they don't endorse him they can't speak at the convention.

That leaves lots of people out, except Chris Christie the lap dog.

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Response to redstatebluegirl (Reply #3)

Mon Jun 27, 2016, 02:09 PM

4. perhaps david duke will give a speech?

or maybe they'll have free rides in the parking lot?

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Response to spanone (Reply #4)

Mon Jun 27, 2016, 04:01 PM

18. That photo is... unbelievable

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Response to ailsagirl (Reply #18)

Mon Jun 27, 2016, 11:13 PM

29. Actually, it's not.

I was 11, my brother 7 - at a motel in the south. Playing outside while mom and dad got showers, and said we could go to the pool. Heard music, people laughing on the other side of a small hill. Being kids, we peeked. A typical travelling carnival, like at our church in summer.

Yep. Klan rally.

We had heard/seen TV - and ran all the way back to the motel room, little brother crying, me too scared to cry.

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Response to raven mad (Reply #29)

Mon Jun 27, 2016, 11:17 PM

30. Just amazing

I'm amazed (tho' maybe I shouldn't be) that the KKK is still alive and well. I hope its numbers have lessened over the years, at least.

Yechhhhh

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Response to ailsagirl (Reply #30)

Mon Jun 27, 2016, 11:20 PM

31. I think it has, only to be replaced by RW fundamentalists.

I am all for Christians but agree with Mahatma Gandhi................ this all started with Ronnie Rayguns, and has gotten worse as those who are uneducated (not stupid, just uneducated) follow along like sheep.

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Response to spanone (Reply #4)

Mon Jun 27, 2016, 04:17 PM

19. Shouldn't it go without saying that if you are...

...engaging in an activity that requires you to dress up in ridiculous garb and hide your face while doing so, that you are doing something you shouldn't be doing?

The whole KKK thing with the costumes/uniforms and wacko "Grand Dragon" etc designations just seems so juvenile and sophomoric (with apologies to juveniles and sophomores).

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Response to 3catwoman3 (Reply #19)

Mon Jun 27, 2016, 11:21 PM

32. If you posted this as OP.........

I'd K&R it all night long.

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Response to raven mad (Reply #32)

Mon Jun 27, 2016, 11:34 PM

33. Thanks. Do you think I should?

I think all secret society things are creepy.

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Response to 3catwoman3 (Reply #33)

Mon Jun 27, 2016, 11:42 PM

36. Heck yeah! Only club I ever belonged to..........

was the Motorcycle Tourers, and they aren't secret.

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Response to spanone (Reply #4)

Mon Jun 27, 2016, 07:52 PM

27. I once was in Cour d Alene Idaho for a wedding

The wedding was in the evening so my husband and I drove around the area during the day and saw a fair. We decided to check it out as we were parking I noticed people dressed in white and the more I focused on them I realized they were the KKK. I froze in fear and told my husband to drive away from there quickly because I am a light skinned black women I knew this was not the place for me to be. My husband is white and didn't understand why I was so anxious to get the hell out of there. It turned out we had drove to nearby Hayden Lakes which is a white supremacist area.

This picture reminded me of that incident. I laugh about it now but I was really scared that day.

I have gotten the stink eye from white racists because I look like I could be many different nationalities. I see them looking at me trying to figure out what I am. The only place that never happens to me is in Europe.

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Response to kimbutgar (Reply #27)

Mon Jun 27, 2016, 11:38 PM

35. I am as melanin deficient as it is...

...possible to be without being albino, and I would have wanted to get the hell out of there, too.

Any endeavor that requires one to wear a costume and mask,, past the age of 12 on Halloween, means one is up to no good.

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Response to kimbutgar (Reply #27)

Mon Jun 27, 2016, 11:44 PM

37. LOL! I was 11, and as tan as a Florida kid living on the coast could be.........

Dad was a JFK Democrat - and yeah, we left the motel and drove another 2 hours. This was during the big airline strike.

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Response to redstatebluegirl (Reply #3)

Mon Jun 27, 2016, 02:43 PM

10. or speak to the press!!! did you see that?

 

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Response to Gabi Hayes (Reply #10)

Mon Jun 27, 2016, 02:43 PM

11. Yep, I love your pics in your sig line :-)

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Response to redstatebluegirl (Reply #11)

Mon Jun 27, 2016, 02:47 PM

12. hey hey, we're the monkees!

 



just found that one. think I'll make a trumpbushtrumpindrome with that one

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Response to Gabi Hayes (Reply #12)

Mon Jun 27, 2016, 02:48 PM

13. too bad too big too much trouble to photobucket it for size

 

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Response to spanone (Original post)

Mon Jun 27, 2016, 02:16 PM

5. Ted Nugent, Palin, Hannity, Rosanne Bar can't wait n/t

 

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Response to Lance Bass esquire (Reply #5)

Mon Jun 27, 2016, 02:38 PM

8. And Scott Baio!

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Response to spanone (Original post)

Mon Jun 27, 2016, 02:29 PM

6. idiot and bigger idiot

 

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Response to spanone (Original post)

Mon Jun 27, 2016, 02:35 PM

7. Bwaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaah!

Ru chickens run!!!!

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Response to spanone (Original post)

Mon Jun 27, 2016, 02:41 PM

9. trey gowdy....first known Zika virus case!

 

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Response to Gabi Hayes (Reply #9)

Mon Jun 27, 2016, 04:20 PM

20. He looks like one of the various aliens from...

...STAR TREK TOS. It was an episode that featured Clint Howard, younger brother to Ron Howard - The Corbomite Maneuver.

(I'm not a total geek - I had to google the name of the episode.)

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Response to 3catwoman3 (Reply #20)

Mon Jun 27, 2016, 04:55 PM

21. clint with his faced smooshed longitudinally in a huge vice

 

gowdy is uglier than a pan of worms!

as is his soul

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Response to 3catwoman3 (Reply #20)

Mon Jun 27, 2016, 05:59 PM

24. I have Space1999

 

Last edited Mon Jun 27, 2016, 06:59 PM - Edit history (1)

UFO, and Star Treks TOS and TNG on my Hulu watchlist. No, I'm not a geek

On edit: I just added ST: Enterprise. Been meaning to watch that.

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Response to Gabi Hayes (Reply #9)

Mon Jun 27, 2016, 07:14 PM

26. Bwaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaah hahahahhaha

A first rate ReTHUG MORAN!

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Response to spanone (Original post)

Mon Jun 27, 2016, 02:52 PM

14. Don't forget his BFF Vince McMahon nt

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Response to spanone (Original post)

Mon Jun 27, 2016, 02:54 PM

15. forgot why I came here: isn't it the BEST to see these halfwits scramble around for

 

weasel words. you KNOW idiots like Gowdy would head their grandmas over the head with a shovel to be up on that podium in front of the nation.

that's just how BAD they're feeling it right now. and, please, Doncom, keep feeding it with those imbecilic tweets and your always off-base reactions to the days' events, be they local, national, or international

has he weighed in on abortions yet? you KNOW, if he hasn't, that they're trying to craft something for him as I type. somehow, unless I missed it, if he was in total control, he'd be tweeting away some immediately contradictory babble. he has to, because he's been on every side of every issue, and no matter what he says, he'll contradict something he's already said

has somebody already said that? ha............



looks kind of like al franken

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Response to Gabi Hayes (Reply #15)

Mon Jun 27, 2016, 03:40 PM

16. First that's scary

Second Rump is the kind of guy who can speak all 4 days remember he has great words...lots of great words.

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Response to MFM008 (Reply #16)

Mon Jun 27, 2016, 06:35 PM

25. he has the BEST words. go to settings and put it on half speed. I am doing this with

 

everything he says on youtube from now on.....only way I can take it



from the comments:

Every Trump sentence has words. Sometimes three words. Or two. And they're great sentences. Terrific sentences. They're great. With repeated words. Terrific repeated words. Not very big words. Every Trump sentence has words.

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Response to spanone (Original post)

Mon Jun 27, 2016, 11:35 PM

34. chris hayes rerun is covering this as I type

 

talking about RNC crackdown on renegade delegates

this could be SWELLER than anything!

remember when they were beating the shit out of people on the floor, including Dan Rather at the 68 convention?

Good times!!!!

that's what cost the dems the election

I've always thought that ANY demonstration always benefits the republicans, no matter who's demonstrating, or who's beating the demonstrators

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