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Wed May 4, 2016, 11:38 AM

 

Trump To Pick Running Mate

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Donald Trump is expected to pick running mate very soon now that he is the presumptive GOP nominee.

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Response to liberalnarb (Original post)

Wed May 4, 2016, 11:40 AM

1. Female POC who is not a politician. Is my guess.

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Response to Jackie Wilson Said (Reply #1)

Wed May 4, 2016, 11:42 AM

5. I'm thinking he will pick a white woman politician...

 

The only POC would be Condasleeza Rice- Not sure she would say yes LOL

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Response to snooper2 (Reply #5)

Wed May 4, 2016, 11:46 AM

9. I heard that also about Rice. The person who accepts the position will be admitting

they have no morals what so ever

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Response to Jackie Wilson Said (Reply #9)

Wed May 4, 2016, 12:59 PM

93. That sounds like

a job for Sarah Palin.

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Response to pressbox69 (Reply #93)

Wed May 4, 2016, 09:03 PM

137. Liz Cheney

the evil family that runs things from the shadows. They just need a media mouthpiece, one just smart enough to hold a pen and sign what's put in front of him. That's what they'd have with tRump.

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Response to snooper2 (Reply #5)

Wed May 4, 2016, 11:49 AM

12. White woman?

 

Oh, Jesus, Palins coming back.

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Response to liberalnarb (Reply #12)

Wed May 4, 2016, 11:58 AM

23. A Trump/Palin ticket? Clown car doesn't begin to describe it.

It would be a comedian's biggest dream come true. At the same time, our country's credibility with other nations would shoot down the toilet.

If Kindasleezy Rice would accept the offer as Trump's running mate - It would affirm my impressions that she'd say yes to anyone if it means throwing her in the spotlight and she has no standards whatsoever.

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Response to liberalnarb (Reply #12)

Wed May 4, 2016, 12:00 PM

29. I think Carly is also available

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Response to ToxMarz (Reply #29)

Wed May 4, 2016, 12:01 PM

32. 3 losses in a row?

 

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Response to ToxMarz (Reply #29)

Wed May 4, 2016, 12:02 PM

34. Destroyed HP. Destroyed Cruz. Go for the hat trick

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Response to ToxMarz (Reply #29)

Wed May 4, 2016, 01:01 PM

95. ...





Win!

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Response to liberalnarb (Reply #12)

Wed May 4, 2016, 12:34 PM

68. I thought the same thing...Palin has been gunning for it

 

If her turns her down, watch her turn on him!!

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Response to snooper2 (Reply #5)

Wed May 4, 2016, 11:56 AM

21. And Sarah Palin comes to the front of the line!

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Response to snooper2 (Reply #5)

Wed May 4, 2016, 12:23 PM

52. Maybe Rice.

She did sign on with Dubya, so she could be up for anything. Does she has presidential aspirations? Hmmm.

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Response to MatthewStLouis (Reply #52)

Wed May 4, 2016, 12:47 PM

82. No, I don't think so

She's got a pretty wobbly moral compass but this would be a little too much for her.

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Response to sharp_stick (Reply #82)

Wed May 4, 2016, 12:51 PM

85. Particularly after how Trump treated JEB!

I have zero love lost for the Bush family, but she does have connections to them.

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Response to snooper2 (Reply #5)

Wed May 4, 2016, 12:33 PM

65. Carly Fiorina is available nt

 

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Response to snooper2 (Reply #5)

Wed May 4, 2016, 07:39 PM

132. Since his ego is so fragile, it would have to be someone dumber than he is. Like her or not,

that would not be Condaleeza Rice. She's much too intelligent to get attached to his hip. He claimed it would probably be someone who could complement his shortfall related to the Legislative process. Oh boy, Mr. Trump, if you have to find someone who filled all your political shortcomings you're going to need a whole army.

My guess is his ego will will out and he won't allow himself to pick someone smarter than himself, which is half the people in the country who have completed the 5th Grade. So I think he'll pick Ben Carson so he can try and tap into the Black vote while not having to ever be made to feel inferior as long as Dr. Ben Carson is his wingman and unlikely to pose any challenge to his oversized ego.

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Response to Jackie Wilson Said (Reply #1)

Wed May 4, 2016, 12:14 PM

43. Bullet Necklace Woman

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Response to Ash_F (Reply #43)

Wed May 4, 2016, 12:52 PM

87. Who the F is that????? nt

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Response to Nay (Reply #87)

Wed May 4, 2016, 12:54 PM

89. His spokesperson.

I am serious

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Response to Jackie Wilson Said (Reply #1)

Wed May 4, 2016, 12:28 PM

62. Omarosa??

and

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Response to Jackie Wilson Said (Reply #1)

Wed May 4, 2016, 12:32 PM

64. He was saying this morning that he wanted a "political person" for the spot as he had the

 

business/military covered by himself.

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Response to Purveyor (Reply #64)

Wed May 4, 2016, 12:34 PM

67. Bachmann?

She might be the only one crazy enough.

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Response to femmocrat (Reply #67)

Wed May 4, 2016, 12:45 PM

78. I've got this sneaking hunch it might be Kasich. Why the delay until 5pm to announce what has

 

already been 'announced'.

Perhaps what is going to be announced is Kasich is the VP pick. Trump anywhere near where Kasich is going to be this afternoon, I wonder?

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Response to Purveyor (Reply #78)

Wed May 4, 2016, 12:54 PM

88. I wondered about that too. n/t

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Response to RKP5637 (Reply #88)

Wed May 4, 2016, 12:59 PM

92. Would be a good pick for Trump. Locks up Ohio and would most likely pull Michigan with it.

 

Not surprisingly, trade issues are a big deal around these parts.

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Response to Purveyor (Reply #92)

Wed May 4, 2016, 01:58 PM

111. That would be a good pick too, I think. At least Kasich appears sane. n/t

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Response to RKP5637 (Reply #111)

Wed May 4, 2016, 04:38 PM

122. Appearances can be deceiving: Objects in the mirror may be closer than they appear.

Kasich is not as loony a toon but he is still a dangerous clown under a thin veneer of civility.

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Response to Ford_Prefect (Reply #122)

Wed May 4, 2016, 04:51 PM

123. I just heard he hired Ben Carson to help him with a VP pick, seriously. n/t

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Response to Ford_Prefect (Reply #122)

Wed May 4, 2016, 04:53 PM

124. These are scary times. It's damn concerning these jerks rise to the top in the US. n/t

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Response to Purveyor (Reply #92)

Thu May 5, 2016, 11:23 AM

139. I do not believe it would "lock up" Ohio for Trump.

VP picks rarely do that and many Kasich voters despise Trump so it might actually backfire.

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Response to RKP5637 (Reply #88)

Wed May 4, 2016, 01:03 PM

96. Trump is scheduled to be in West Virginia for a 7pm rally. Plently of time to make such an

 

'announcement'...

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Response to Purveyor (Reply #64)

Wed May 4, 2016, 12:46 PM

79. He has the military covered?

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Response to Person 2713 (Reply #79)

Wed May 4, 2016, 12:49 PM

83. Yep, that what he thinks. I had to do a double take on that myself. eom

 

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Response to Jackie Wilson Said (Reply #1)

Wed May 4, 2016, 01:16 PM

105. Carly is available. She can even sing too.

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Response to liberalnarb (Original post)

Wed May 4, 2016, 11:40 AM

2. Think of the fun the comedians will have if it is Sarah Palin!

I know some good comedians. The material that would produce is their dream.

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Response to liberalnarb (Original post)

Wed May 4, 2016, 11:40 AM

3. I guess Mr. 'Art of the Deal'

 

made a deal with the republican establishment.

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Response to liberalnarb (Original post)

Wed May 4, 2016, 11:42 AM

4. I'll bet Fiorina is off the short list.

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Response to Agnosticsherbet (Reply #4)

Wed May 4, 2016, 11:53 AM

20. : ) eom

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Response to liberalnarb (Original post)

Wed May 4, 2016, 11:43 AM

6. That;'s a scary thought. Trump's the nominee and the Democrats are consumed with infighting

my worst nightmares are coming true now

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Response to TeamPooka (Reply #6)

Wed May 4, 2016, 12:25 PM

56. In 2008, McCain became the nominee in FEBRUARY, while "Democratic infighting"

continued into June. How well did that work out for Republicans?

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Response to bullwinkle428 (Reply #56)

Wed May 4, 2016, 12:31 PM

63. true but

 

Thats true, but I don't remember in 2008 hearing Obama or Bust, Hillary or bust. I saw the nominee win with the party support.... not this time.

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Response to rtracey (Reply #63)

Wed May 4, 2016, 12:38 PM

71. Really?

Have you heard the term PUMA (party united my ass?) In 2008, 53% of Hillary supports said they would not vote for Obama if he was the nominee.

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Response to Loudestlib (Reply #71)

Wed May 4, 2016, 01:05 PM

100. I'm going to need to see your work on that math problem

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Response to TeamPooka (Reply #100)

Thu May 5, 2016, 11:25 AM

140. Were you here in 2008?

Everybody who was here knows this. No math need be shown.

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Response to apnu (Reply #140)

Thu May 5, 2016, 05:22 PM

142. Right. It's not like anyone just pulls numbers out their ass on the internet. nt

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Response to Loudestlib (Reply #71)

Wed May 4, 2016, 01:15 PM

104. yet

 

and yet a majority did (52.9%), so either the figures are wrong, or a majority of the 53% went to the booth and voted Obama instead of McCain. (69.5 million votes is the highest amount ever won by a presidential candidate) The Sanders group, seems set on not being as forth coming this election... Hopefully (when they enter the voting booth) they will get a mental picture of what Trump would do as president, vs perhaps $12 vs 15 minimum wage, ACA vs single payer, etc, etc.

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Response to rtracey (Reply #63)

Wed May 4, 2016, 01:05 PM

99. My thoughts exactly.

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Response to bullwinkle428 (Reply #56)

Wed May 4, 2016, 01:04 PM

98. I did not see the level of "cut off my nose to spite my face" that i see this cycle.

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Response to TeamPooka (Reply #6)

Wed May 4, 2016, 01:13 PM

102. I don't know if you can call it infighting when Hillary has stopped

worrying about Sanders while Sanders continues on his hopeless quest.

There's no fighting going on, much to Sanders' dismay.

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Response to TeamPooka (Reply #6)

Wed May 4, 2016, 01:23 PM

108. Perhaps not so much "infighting"

I suspect that there are a number of Hilbot/Bernie Bro trolls that are paid to sow discontent. It would be a typical GOP Ratfuck tactic.

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Response to liberalnarb (Original post)

Wed May 4, 2016, 11:45 AM

7. Isn't there usually a vetting process?

One day after becoming the presumptive nominee and he's ready to pick a running mate?

This demonstrates how recklessly impulsive Trump is, and how he'll act if elected.

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Response to liberalnarb (Original post)

Wed May 4, 2016, 11:46 AM

8. I'm guessing Megan Kelly----------------------



And this is what I think of dtrumpf, he sat on this all night ------------------------



I fact I think I will donate to Bernie again----------------------------


Honk----------------for a political revolution Bernie 2016

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Response to turbinetree (Reply #8)

Wed May 4, 2016, 06:36 PM

131. You know Trump is just drunk enough on beautiful women to choose her

as a running mate.

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Response to applegrove (Reply #131)

Thu May 5, 2016, 10:41 AM

138. You know what-----------------

I am not trying to be condescending ------------------but when he speaks of immigration, he really has a double standard, correct me if I am wrong but out of his three wives, two of them became naturalized citizens correct, and both of them were here under which card, guest, green, H-1B, what was it.

http://www.snopes.com/donald-trump-children-immigrant/

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Response to liberalnarb (Original post)

Wed May 4, 2016, 11:48 AM

10. Knowing Trump, it may well be a glamor model?

This list of who would turn him down for the VP spot may be as long as the foreign policy experts that have already said no dice to being part of his team.

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Response to liberalnarb (Original post)

Wed May 4, 2016, 11:48 AM

11. Never one to miss a chance at a deal...



Last night during Trump's "victory" speech, he mentioned that he just got off the phone with Rince Prebus. My guess is they made a horse trade...RNC support for Trump in exchange for Trump support for RNC VP pick. Trump's campaign won't be (and hasn't been) doing the vetting. It's already long done, we're just waiting for the announcement.

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Response to CincyDem (Reply #11)

Wed May 4, 2016, 12:28 PM

60. I suspect you're right...and it makes Trump a moron.

 

Well, we already knew he was a moron...but I called it 3 months ago.

If Trump wins the nomination or is even close, the RNC will clear the field for him in exchange for getting to pick an establishment VP of their choosing. Given, Priebus doesn't want a President Trump and he's a slimy toad-fuck...he's been doing oppo all along against Trump. For his part, Trump is known from his casino deals in NJ and real estate in NYC to be a guy that greases palms, cuts corners, and defies authority...if he gets elected (he won't...but we're discussing the RNC plan so we assume he will just so we can lay clear the Priebus plan), he will govern the way he runs his business. He will get impeached for it almost immediately...the GOP establishment will vote for the articles saying they're "disappointed in him", the Democrats will vote for his impeachment because he's actually certainly guilty. The House members tasked to make the case will trot out all that oppo as the "legacy of how Trump does things" to assassinate his character and impugn his dignity publicly.

Suddenly, Rinse Penis has all these months ago hand-selected the President for the next 3+ years and managed with one fell swoop to slaughter Trump's anti-establishment revolution in time to try to turn it around by the mid-terms and begin to build a case for the reelection of his pretender President.

Goddamned genius eats the moron alive. Trump has never learned the most important lesson of politics...your opinion of yourself and your superiority will not protect you from alligators smarter & larger than you in the political pond. Priebus is more connected and smarter...and connections are power in politics. It's a game of relationships...and Trump has none politically with anybody he should trust. He's just too egotistical to see it and that he signs the death warrant of his aspirations by not continuing his crusade to dismantle the establishment and rebuild the party in his image.

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Response to CincyDem (Reply #11)

Wed May 4, 2016, 01:22 PM

107. That's simply nonsense.

Trump owns the republicans now. He knows it and they know it. Trump for all his bluster isn't an idiot and he doesn't make deals that aren't totally to his benefit.

He'll pick the VP he wants that meets his objectives. The RNC will support him.

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Response to liberalnarb (Original post)

Wed May 4, 2016, 11:49 AM

13. 13 episodes, followed by audience voting...

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Response to brooklynite (Reply #13)

Wed May 4, 2016, 02:17 PM

112. That's what I would do ...

if I was The Donald of Dumbfuckistan.

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Response to liberalnarb (Original post)

Wed May 4, 2016, 11:50 AM

14. Does anyone know which mental institution he'll be visiting first?

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Response to Vinca (Reply #14)

Wed May 4, 2016, 12:18 PM

47. DUZY award! Speaking of mental, where is Palin?

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Response to liberalnarb (Original post)

Wed May 4, 2016, 11:50 AM

15. So Cruz' selecting Carly Fiorina

a most absurd move two months before the convention

was to acclimate the American voters to the tactic as something "normal"

So Cruz was in on it, perhaps bought off?

Events don't happen in isolation

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Response to liberalnarb (Original post)

Wed May 4, 2016, 11:50 AM

16. Trump will pick a man, and an obnoxious white man to boot

 

Haley Barbour type.

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Response to alcibiades_mystery (Reply #16)

Wed May 4, 2016, 12:26 PM

58. Close enough - think Jefferson Beauregard Sessions.

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Response to alcibiades_mystery (Reply #16)

Wed May 4, 2016, 03:51 PM

117. I agree.

Trump is too sexist to even make the appearance of picking a woman.

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Response to liberalnarb (Original post)

Wed May 4, 2016, 11:51 AM

17. Cenk of TYT thinks it's going to be Ben Carson !

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Response to liberalnarb (Original post)

Wed May 4, 2016, 11:52 AM

18. Kasich dropping out today too. Amazing. The repugs are doing this.

 

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Response to liberalnarb (Original post)

Wed May 4, 2016, 11:52 AM

19. This doesn't belong in LBN.

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Response to PSPS (Reply #19)

Wed May 4, 2016, 12:38 PM

73. Why not?

 

Has zero to do with the primaries and is certainly breaking news.

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Response to leftynyc (Reply #73)

Wed May 4, 2016, 03:58 PM

121. It's not breaking news, it's just speculation

 

News would be when he announces something, but this is just some pundits sitting around saying 'he'll probably do that soon.' Trump leads the media around by the nose but I'd hope we'd have better standards here at DU to distinguish between real news of events and fake news that's just there to fill airtime.

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Response to PSPS (Reply #19)

Wed May 4, 2016, 05:37 PM

129. FFS! Then what belongs in LBN other than this?

Gees Louise!

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Response to longship (Reply #129)

Wed May 4, 2016, 08:20 PM

136. maybe if he had actually picked someone

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Response to liberalnarb (Original post)

Wed May 4, 2016, 11:57 AM

22. Heidi Cruz?

If she doesn't accept he'll "spill the beans" on her.

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Response to liberalnarb (Original post)

Wed May 4, 2016, 11:59 AM

24. Trump reportedly called Putin first,

but Putin told him he didn't think U.S. elections laws would swing it for a Russian guy to be on the ticket. So he told Putin he would "bomb the shit out of Russia" and hung up.

You can't always get what you want, according to the Stones.

Trump will sit at his terrific desk and use his terrific phone to call some more potential terrific veep noms later today.

Ordinarily, it would be difficult for Trump to find someone as horrendous a citizen as he is, but luckily at this point in its history, the GOP bench is very deep indeed with horrendous citizens. They got binders full of horrendous citizens.

Pretty sure he could secure a veep nom before 3:30 Eastern this afternoon.

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Response to liberalnarb (Original post)

Wed May 4, 2016, 11:59 AM

25. Paging Dr. Carson... nt

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Response to liberalnarb (Original post)

Wed May 4, 2016, 11:59 AM

26. Susana Martinez is sitting by the telephone.... n/t

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Response to TygrBright (Reply #26)

Wed May 4, 2016, 12:00 PM

28. ...taking frequent gulps of whatever's in that big tumbler. eom

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Response to saltpoint (Reply #28)

Wed May 4, 2016, 12:01 PM

31. Rumor has it a "Meat Lovers w/ Everything" is on the way from Upper Crust, too... n/t

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Response to TygrBright (Reply #31)

Wed May 4, 2016, 12:02 PM

33. LOL eom

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Response to TygrBright (Reply #26)

Wed May 4, 2016, 12:03 PM

36. I thought she was ruled out.

 

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Response to liberalnarb (Reply #36)

Wed May 4, 2016, 12:09 PM

40. My, you took your gullibility pill this morning, didn't you? n/t

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Response to TygrBright (Reply #40)

Wed May 4, 2016, 01:14 PM

103. Just speculating.

 

No need for jabs

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Response to liberalnarb (Original post)

Wed May 4, 2016, 11:59 AM

27. He'll choose

his favorite mirror.

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Response to madamesilverspurs (Reply #27)

Wed May 4, 2016, 12:56 PM

91. Best answer yet, love it!

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Response to liberalnarb (Original post)

Wed May 4, 2016, 12:01 PM

30. Introducing,

the Bride of Chucky:



I was going to go with the Bride of Frankenstein, but of course that should be the Bride of Frankenstein's Monster.

Anyway, I like this one better. The hair's a better match too.

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Response to liberalnarb (Original post)

Wed May 4, 2016, 12:03 PM

35. Can Orly Taitz be the VP candidate?

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Response to Archae (Reply #35)

Wed May 4, 2016, 12:05 PM

37. Making her the biggest fucking hypocrite on the planet?

 

Seems quite possible.

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Response to liberalnarb (Original post)

Wed May 4, 2016, 12:07 PM

38. it has to be david duke he is the only fit..

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Response to liberalnarb (Original post)

Wed May 4, 2016, 12:09 PM

39. His daughter Ivanka

Since he can't date her, this is the next best thing

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Response to liberalnarb (Original post)

Wed May 4, 2016, 12:10 PM

41. maybe his wife, or a call girl from the past.

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Response to liberalnarb (Original post)

Wed May 4, 2016, 12:12 PM

42. His horse.

 

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Response to NuclearDem (Reply #42)

Wed May 4, 2016, 12:20 PM

50. clearly Caligula was more intelligent, and probably his equine Senator as well n/t

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Response to liberalnarb (Original post)

Wed May 4, 2016, 12:17 PM

44. Chris Christie?

Or some retired General.

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Response to Mz Pip (Reply #44)

Wed May 4, 2016, 12:28 PM

61. I like the military angle.

He probably knows he's really weak on foreign policy, although he could never admit it. A General or foreign policy guy/gal. Hmmm.

I can't imagine Christie. Christie has terrible optics. Way too hilarious to watch in the background. Trump has to know this...

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Response to liberalnarb (Original post)

Wed May 4, 2016, 12:18 PM

45. Unbeatable Team

Trump / Kardashian 2016

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Response to liberalnarb (Original post)

Wed May 4, 2016, 12:18 PM

46. Rubio maybe. Latino, young, religious...

has favorable wingnut appeal. Whoever it is, the choice has the seal of approval of the RNC. Maybe Trump even agreed to a single term to pave the way for the establishment VP to run in 2020.

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Response to LibDemAlways (Reply #46)

Wed May 4, 2016, 12:41 PM

75. Rubio or Martinez?

 

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Response to 840high (Reply #75)

Wed May 4, 2016, 01:03 PM

97. True, with Martinez on the ticket, Trump would

simultaneously be trying to make amends with two groups he's offended --Latinos and women. Not a bad guess.

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Response to liberalnarb (Original post)

Wed May 4, 2016, 12:19 PM

48. Free-thinking here. It would be odd but maybe

Ted Cruz? Cruz would be happy for the chance to lose on the ticket and to be first in line next time around... Some people think he's the next presumptive nominee for 2020 anyway...

If not Cruz (perhaps Trump insulted him too many times and vice versa) then maybe someone very presidential, but not too smart. Fiorina would have to be out: way to much of a "loser." Another one of the candidates? A past candidate? Hmmm. Someone business-y... Jeb? Too low energy. Who? Who will it be? Would Condi Rice do it? Hmmm.

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Response to MatthewStLouis (Reply #48)

Wed May 4, 2016, 05:26 PM

128. If he picks Cruz

He should be careful walking down those long staircases if Cruz is behind him.

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Response to liberalnarb (Original post)

Wed May 4, 2016, 12:19 PM

49. Kasich (NT)

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Response to liberalnarb (Original post)

Wed May 4, 2016, 12:23 PM

51. Daffy Duck?

I can't believe a living breathing thoughtful human would want it.

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Response to liberalnarb (Original post)

Wed May 4, 2016, 12:24 PM

53. Allen West?

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Response to liberalnarb (Original post)

Wed May 4, 2016, 12:25 PM

54. Trump and Martin Shkreli 2016.

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Response to liberalnarb (Original post)

Wed May 4, 2016, 12:25 PM

55. It's gonna be the tribble, isn't it.

The one on his head.

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Response to liberalnarb (Original post)

Wed May 4, 2016, 12:26 PM

57. He could pick Bozo The Clown for all I care.

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Response to liberalnarb (Original post)

Wed May 4, 2016, 12:26 PM

59. thinking Gov. Haley from SC.....

or Kasich perhaps since he suddenly dropped out. Whomever it is, is gonna look like an idiot...

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Response to dhill926 (Reply #59)

Wed May 4, 2016, 12:34 PM

69. Yeah, maybe Haley...

Has he insulted her before? You can only take back so much trash talk... Kasich might be the one, but would he do it? Trump needs more of a lackey-type. Not sure about Kasich...

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Response to MatthewStLouis (Reply #69)

Wed May 4, 2016, 12:37 PM

70. He did insult her. She responded. Since then she said she would support him.

 

THere is no one he hasn't insulted.

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Response to morningfog (Reply #70)

Wed May 4, 2016, 12:39 PM

74. Ha ha. That's true. He's insulted pretty much everyone.

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Response to liberalnarb (Original post)

Wed May 4, 2016, 12:33 PM

66. I heRd on TV

Talk of Newt Gingrich

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Response to mainstreetonce (Reply #66)

Wed May 4, 2016, 12:42 PM

76. God I hope not.

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Response to liberalnarb (Original post)

Wed May 4, 2016, 12:38 PM

72. He said he wants someone who has experience getting things through Congress...

Kasich? Plus he's Catholic and pro life.
Maybe the Trumpies contacted him this morning and offered it to him so so got out of the race so quickly?
There was a rumor he THOUGHT about Ben Carson...but he, like himself, is not a politician
Who would be an exp DC pol, from a "must have" state woman....Kay Bailey Hutchinson?

Woman, Texas, DC experience, kind of like HRC but a rethug....

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Response to liberalnarb (Original post)

Wed May 4, 2016, 12:44 PM

77. Republians will trot out one of the early quitters. jebbie?

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Response to liberalnarb (Original post)

Wed May 4, 2016, 12:46 PM

80. I thought it would be Ivanka because like she had a baby and now has a rack! n/t

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Response to hollysmom (Reply #80)

Wed May 4, 2016, 03:57 PM

120. Already had one



she "acquired" them before she had kids

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Response to wheniwasincongress (Reply #120)

Wed May 4, 2016, 08:08 PM

134. Nice

 

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Response to liberalnarb (Original post)

Wed May 4, 2016, 12:46 PM

81. Palin?

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Response to liberalnarb (Original post)

Wed May 4, 2016, 12:50 PM

84. Ann Coulter?

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Response to liberalnarb (Original post)

Wed May 4, 2016, 12:52 PM

86. Bill Clinton?...

...or the other golf buddy, Michael Bloomberg?

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Response to liberalnarb (Original post)

Wed May 4, 2016, 12:56 PM

90. I hear Carly Fiorina is available.

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Response to liberalnarb (Original post)

Wed May 4, 2016, 01:00 PM

94. Sam Brownback. As disastrous a

governor as anybody could want, and Republicans apparently want disastrous governors as their default.

Sam, for his part, had better accept the veep slot if Trump offers it, because if he hangs around Kansas much longer, he may find himself "the object of citizens' robust disdain."

Paul LePage is certainly blockheaded and bigoted enough to run as Trump's veep nom.

I'm sure Rick Santorum would accept an offer. So would John Bolton.

This could get to be an even more frightening Republican ticket than we think it is already.



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Response to liberalnarb (Original post)

Wed May 4, 2016, 01:12 PM

101. Maybe this

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Response to liberalnarb (Original post)

Wed May 4, 2016, 01:18 PM

106. Palin might help him get out of this mess

 

by agreeing to a full loon ticket.

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Response to liberalnarb (Original post)

Wed May 4, 2016, 01:31 PM

109. Susana Martinez or Joni Ernst

 

Martinez being the most likely.



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Response to liberalnarb (Original post)

Wed May 4, 2016, 01:34 PM

110. The perfect running mate for him

Amorosa!

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Response to liberalnarb (Original post)

Wed May 4, 2016, 02:20 PM

113. If he's smart, he'll ask Susan Collins. If she's smart, she'll decline.

Female, moderate, experienced.

I can't imagine she's crazy enough to say yes.

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Response to mainer (Reply #113)

Wed May 4, 2016, 03:13 PM

115. I'd bet money that he doesn't even know who she is.

 

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Response to liberalnarb (Reply #115)

Wed May 4, 2016, 03:41 PM

116. That is the funny thing. He has no concept of how our government functions.

 

Or who does what.

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Response to liberalnarb (Original post)

Wed May 4, 2016, 03:01 PM

114. What? No Chris Christie, staring into space?

Where is Chris, anyways?

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Response to liberalnarb (Original post)

Wed May 4, 2016, 03:55 PM

118. I think it very well could be Ivanka

his daughter, who turns 35 on October 30

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Response to wheniwasincongress (Reply #118)

Wed May 4, 2016, 03:56 PM

119. We're fucked.

 

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Response to liberalnarb (Original post)

Wed May 4, 2016, 05:17 PM

125. "Trump is expected to pick running mate very soon ..."

Actually cable news channels said today he'd most likely do it a few days prior to the GOP convention.

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Response to liberalnarb (Original post)

Wed May 4, 2016, 05:19 PM

126. Someone needs to tell him that Vlad the Impaler is dead ...

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Response to liberalnarb (Original post)

Wed May 4, 2016, 05:21 PM

127. Sarah Palin

She'd just love another chance to be the VP of what once was the Republican party!



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Response to liberalnarb (Original post)

Wed May 4, 2016, 06:35 PM

130. SARAH SARAH SARAH! (Palin)

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Response to liberalnarb (Original post)

Wed May 4, 2016, 07:40 PM

133. rick scott ya hard it here first

In Florida, there is massive buzzing about Rick Scott being the VP. If so, then we will need to walk across broken glass to vote if need be.

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Response to liberalnarb (Original post)

Wed May 4, 2016, 08:11 PM

135. Jeffrey Epstein?

 

But then Bill Clinton might get jealous.

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Response to liberalnarb (Original post)

Thu May 5, 2016, 12:04 PM

141. finalists: Sarah Palin, Hulk Hogan, and Charles Manson

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Response to liberalnarb (Original post)

Thu May 5, 2016, 05:31 PM

143. Trump should go with Willy Wanka

Willy Wanka gave Trump his start in that chocolate factory, overlooking his disfiguring orange skin so common to natives of Loompaland.

And Wanka makes a good candy bar.

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Response to liberalnarb (Original post)

Thu May 5, 2016, 09:27 PM

144. Remember when Cheney picked himself?

I can just see that exchange:

"Donald, after careful consideration, I think I'm the best--"

"No. Who else you got?"

"Sarah Palin, you asshole."

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Response to liberalnarb (Original post)

Thu May 5, 2016, 10:47 PM

145. I have to make a real guess.

Usually, and this goes waaaay back, the more chickenhawkish the conservative front-runner, the more militaristic the running mate. Dick Cheney, a former Secretary of Defense, picked himself as W's running mate. Ross Perot picked Admiral James Stockdale. Reagan had combat veteran GHWB. Nixon had Bronze-star winner Spiro Agnew.

Plus Kevin Spacey's narcissistic opponent has a general sidekick, and House of Cards has been absurdly prescient about these things.

Here are six guys with about twenty stars between them who could be on the short list. Two of them are SOCOM generals or admirals, rare as hens' teeth and probably way too smart to run with Trump. Webb ran as a Democrat and is probably also too smart. Allen West might be too tea party to consider an offer. My money is on the Marine, Gen. James Mattis, with Adm. Samuel Locklear a close second.

http://taskandpurpose.com/6-military-leaders-who-could-run-for-president/

Someone was reputed to be vetting Mattis for an independent run against Trump a couple of weeks ago, but deciding not to run could be a tip that Trump got to him first, and that "change of heart" bullshit could work for them. The important thing is that Mattis showed an interest in running at all, which most people with stars don't.

Adm. Locklear, on the other hand, has recently fingered climate change as a destabilizing force and could serve as a powerful triangulator to draw in people who aren't drooling idiots. But he'd have to be picked by a drooling idiot and he'd have to say yes to a drooling idiot, and he's not one. But he got effed over for Chief of Staff. So there's that.

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