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Thu Jul 14, 2016, 11:58 PM

 

Trump team scores big win as RNC writes its convention rules

Source: Politico

By Kyle Cheney
07/14/16 11:46 PM EDT

CLEVELAND -- Efforts to block Donald Trump’s nomination — hyped for months by proponents as a growing grassroots movement among Republican activists attending next week’s convention — turned out to be a flop.

During key votes on Thursday evening, only 12 hardcore holdouts continued to resist Trump’s nomination as they were when members of on the powerful 112-member Convention Rules Committee considered a proposal to prevent delegates from rejecting Trump. A long-anticipated “conscience clause” proposal intended to stymie Trump fizzled with similarly minimal support.

The twin setbacks seemed to cripple what is likely to be the last concerted attempt to deny Trump the GOP nomination.

“Anti-Trump people get crushed at Rules Committee,” Trump’s campaign manager Paul Manafort boasted on Twitter. “It was never in doubt: Convention will honor will of people & nominate @realdonaldtrump.”
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The pro-Trump victory was the main event of the Republican rules fight that ended at 11:30 p.m. on Thursday when the committee passed a package of rules that will govern the party for the next four years. Despite all the tension surrounding the rules fight, very little actually changed.



Read more: http://www.politico.com/story/2016/07/donald-trump-convention-rules-win-225586



Okay. It's REAL. One of our two major political parties has chosen a mentally-unstable, racist, anti-semitic, misogynistic xenophobe who believes himself to be God as its candidate to take possession of our nuclear weapons on January 20, 2017.

Think about that a moment. This is the United States of America. How in the Hell have we gotten to this point?

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Reply Trump team scores big win as RNC writes its convention rules (Original post)
Night Watchman Jul 2016 OP
Warren DeMontague Jul 2016 #1
chillfactor Jul 2016 #2
L. Coyote Jul 2016 #3
underpants Jul 2016 #8
bluestateguy Jul 2016 #4
Cha Jul 2016 #5
TeamPooka Jul 2016 #6
Bernardo de La Paz Jul 2016 #7
L. Coyote Jul 2016 #11
montana_hazeleyes Jul 2016 #9
Earth_First Jul 2016 #10

Response to Night Watchman (Original post)

Fri Jul 15, 2016, 12:09 AM

1. They don't have a choice. They have to nominate him.

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Response to Night Watchman (Original post)

Fri Jul 15, 2016, 12:12 AM

2. good...

that means dumdum will be the nominee...did we really want anyone else? dumdum will take the rethug party down in flames.

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Response to Night Watchman (Original post)

Fri Jul 15, 2016, 12:18 AM

3. Republican rules don't allow voting your conscience. What a surprise!

But the want county clerks to work by their conscience, cake bakers too. Oh, the hypocrisy.

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Response to L. Coyote (Reply #3)

Fri Jul 15, 2016, 04:33 AM

8. but corporations can have beliefs

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Response to Night Watchman (Original post)

Fri Jul 15, 2016, 12:30 AM

4. They chose a candidate that 54% of their own voters rejected

nt

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Response to Night Watchman (Original post)

Fri Jul 15, 2016, 12:30 AM

5. I don't WANT to think about it!

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Response to Night Watchman (Original post)

Fri Jul 15, 2016, 12:33 AM

6. I was at a local Los Angeles auction house today previewing their stuff for next weeks auction...

let me say it's on the edge of LA in a place called Sunland, a blue collar industrial working class area.
20 or 30 minutes from downtown LA and Hollywood.
There were several people and groups there looking at stuff.
Most of them antiques dealers and the like that buy stuff there for their shops
Some knew each other, others didn't but they came together quickly when current events came up.
I eavesdropped on a bunch of them as they talked after someone mentioned Clinton and Trump.
Holy crap was I shocked at the Trumphumping these folks were doing.
They referenced Vince freaking Foster and Benghazi when Hillary's name came up.
I was shocked and I'll admit, a little scared.
This is LA, I don't hear that kind of stuff, ever. Anywhere.
As far as I'm concerned this man is our greatest enemy, ever, more dangerous than Reagan and Nixon and Shrub combined,
and we better do everything possible to win.
GOTV isn't just a signature line anymore.
This man, Trump, is a virus of stupid and they love him.
no area is a safe zone or quarantined.
20 or 30 minutes from downtown LA and Hollywood.
This was 7 hours ago and I'm still reeling from it.
The stupid is spreading
Celebrity is the most powerful force in America.




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Response to TeamPooka (Reply #6)

Fri Jul 15, 2016, 01:12 AM

7. The first day of RNC convention focuses on Benghazi. 3rd day on Bill Clinton's penis. . . . nt

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Response to TeamPooka (Reply #6)

Fri Jul 15, 2016, 07:37 AM

11. M$M is the most powerful force in America, selectively creating celebrities.

You witnessed the power of propaganda, of Fox News and all the lies that talk radio spreads.

But they do not control all the media any longer. We can each create and spread our own messages:

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Response to Night Watchman (Original post)

Fri Jul 15, 2016, 04:37 AM

9. I've thought it from the beginning.

Racism is what has and is fueling this whole thing.

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Response to Night Watchman (Original post)

Fri Jul 15, 2016, 04:42 AM

10. Except who is paying for it... nt

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